One Size Fits ME: The importance of personalization

Do you think we are a little overwhelmed with “stuff” coming at us? Here are a couple of fun facts: we filter 95% of everything that we see, hear and read every day. And in one month, we generate more content than in the first 2000 years of civilization! It is a very, very noisy world where we more

4 Ways to Help Your Attendees Stayed Charged

I don't know about you, but the thought of going anyplace without my phone gives me the shakes. More than that, I stress about the battery life of my phone. How many hours can I get out of it? Where are all of the available charging stations? I'm someone who takes advantage of e-tickets for more

Capitalizing on the Selfie Photo Trend with Mobile Event Apps

Bombastic, fantastic, narcissistic, opportunistic, authentic… all of these could be used to describe the selfie photo trend. For those who are unaware, a selfie is a photo taken of oneself. Why are selfies a hot trend these days? One, because people can easily take photos of themselves anywhere, more

CrowdCompass VIP Admin Center Is a Time Saver for Planners

I’ve often wondered if studies could be done on the amount of time event planners spend on the back and forth emails and phone calls trying to get a speaker’s, exhibitor’s, or sponsor’s information in the right format. I’m sure you’re all familiar with those conversations. You: Hi, this is Sam more

What Event Planners Can Learn from the World Cup

Whether you call it soccer or futbol, whether you’ve grown up with the game or recently became a new fan, whether you’ve been following every match or only know it’s on because you’ve heard coworkers shouting and cheering (silently of course) from their desks, this year’s World Cup is hard more

The Power of Smart Content in Mobile Apps

Event mobile apps are transitioning from portable directories to personalization tools. Delivering specific content—reminders, suggestions, or push notifications—at the precise moment when it is most valuable (and based on attendees’ interaction with the app), not only enhances the more

There’s an App for That: Springs Beer Fest, Colorado Springs

Craft beers are Colorado’s claim to fame, and for good reason. The water is pure, the craft beer movement started there in 1979, and regulations are friendly to small brewers. Which is why more than 45 brewers of craft beers will be pouring unlimited samples of their artisanal suds for those more

The Benefits of In-App Social Sharing

In the last few years, the event industry has witnessed the rise and coordination of social media and mobile apps. As planners and attendees have learned to both download the designated event app and also connect on social media networks, greater engagement has occurred. At the same time, more

5 Easy Steps to Encourage Meeting Attendees to Use New Apps

If an association's or company's demographics fit a tech savvy profile, there it likely isn't too hard to encourage meeting attendees to use new apps. What if attendees aren't yet comfortable using apps? I have worked with companies that run the gamut from a high level of comfort to nervousness more

A Push for Your Mobile Marketing

Push notifications via your mobile app are a great way to gain instant access to your attendees. As far as numbers go, 68% of users have enabled push notifications for their apps (the numbers are even better for those 18-34 years old at nearly 80%). And at least 70% of consumers reported that more
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