Technology

Going Live: 5 Things Planners Need to Know about Periscope

The Periscope app has been leading the way for live streaming, and 2016 is the time to get on board. Periscope allows users to instantly broadcast and view livestreams via smartphones and mobile devices. The Twitter-owned company has already had a huge impact on the event industry, and has given a...read more

Onsite Synergy for a Better Attendee Experience

Cvent and pc/nametag: the synergy of virtual event technology with compatible name badges  As more and more meeting planners incorporate Cvent’s software platform into their event life cycle, they’re looking for printed name badges that work seamlessly with their virtual registration.   Enter...read more

7 Simple Secrets to Successful Social Media Marketing

Reaching as many niche audience members as possible, is an important goal for any digital marketer. After all, what good does your high quality content do if no one sees it? Thankfully, you don't have to hire an SEO specialist to see noticeable gains in your reach. Getting into the habit of applying...read more

Hot Technology at CES 2016

It is important for event planners to stay on top of trends in the consumer market as technology innovation in the consumer sector shapes the expectations of event participants. Every year, the Consumer Technology Association hosts the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), a mega-event (and...read more

4 Ways to Use Drones in the Events Industry

Drones are starting to pop up all over the events industry. If you're thinking of incorporating drones into events, here are 4 ideas that have been tried and tested. High Action Sporting Events Some sports, like polo, involve fast action and cover a large field. In others, like show jumping, 3D...read more

2016 Hot Event Industry Trends

At the threshold of a new year, event and meeting planners are able to take a breather. It's important to keep events fresh, unique and alive, year after year. Devoting quality time to spotting trends can be helpful in shaping future events. Cvent Blog has been discussing a number of them throughout...read more

3 Time Management Tips for the Busy Event Professional

You're busy enough already and, with the holidays coming sooner than we want to believe, we have to admit that things are piling up. How do we stay focused when life is so busy and our clients always manage to call us with changes at the last minute? We're balancing several clients at a time, our...read more

3 Tech Mistakes Many #Eventprofs Make

When it comes to technology, there are a lot of places where things can go wrong, but there are also many things that can go right. It's all about understanding what it takes to successfully implement the tech you're using and having the right plan in place to execute. Even so, there are three key...read more

Event Horror Stories: The Devil is in the Details

Our planner, Jenny, is about to experience perhaps the most chilling moment a person in her profession will ever face. So, it’s time to gather up your courage and watch the blood-curdling video below (peek through your fingers if you are faint of heart), and then read about solutions to this...read more

Q&A from the Express Sneak Peek Webinar

Before the launch of Cvent Express, we let our Advocates take a sneak peek at this new, simplified event style, which yielded a great Q&A discussion at the end! I’m sure some of our readers have similar questions, so we’ve shared the Q&A below. If you have any questions about Cvent Express specific...read more
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