Technology

The Biggest Problem Facing the Meetings & Events Industry

Cvent’s Senior VP of Sales, Brian Ludwig, recently delivered the keynote at MPI Tech Con in Chicago. His speech discussed the journey that event attendees are familiar with today, but then switched gears to focus on and forecast the attendee experience of the future. In a post-keynote interview,...read more

Social Media Overload

A great business should be on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Vine, Tout, Snapchat, YouTube, Google+ .... Stressed out yet? As event planners and business owners, this is the world we live in. To be successful, we're told we have to be active on all the social networks and constantly...read more

Goldie and the 3 Digital Marketing Mistakes: An Event Planner's Tale

Once upon a time there was a seasoned and successful event planner named Goldie. Goldie's company, Goldies Good Times Factory, was well-established and did a brisk business built mostly on word of mouth. Clients loved her friendly, personal touch and attention to detail. Her creativity and ability...read more

Webinar Q&A: Using Feedback to Enhance Your Events

Last week we hosted the first webinar in our Customer Success Series, Using Feedback to Enhance your Events, and the response was incredible! We had two great Cvent client speakers, Tonya Harris from Council of Great City Schools, and Melody Craigmyle from Almo Corporation, share their...read more

The Components of a Great Conference Website

Managing your brand website is complicated enough so when you add a conference website to the mix, it can be quite overwhelming. Building and maintaining your conference website is an entirely different project that requires constant maintenance, but it is really important that you spend your time...read more

A Quick Guide to Influencer Marketing for Events

Influencer marketing is a buzz word these days, but it's more than just a new marketing tactic. In fact, it's one of the most important marketing tools in your toolkit - and you may not even know what it is. So today we're going to talk about what influencer marketing is and why it's so important...read more

1 Question About Sourcing Audio-visual

Question: When you outsource your audio-visual, does a tech usually stay in the room to make sure your audio-visual doesn't have any issues? It that something they automatically include or is that something that needs to be asked for and will be charged? Answer: It all depends on what you negotiate...read more

There's an App for That: MegaCon 2014, Orlando, Florida

Nerd alert! A monster-sized comic book, gaming, anime and multimedia convention lands in Orlando this weekend, March 21-23, 2014, at the Orange County Convention Center. MegaCon is the largest convention of its kind in the southeastern United States, expected to welcome upwards of 40,000 attendees...read more

Webinar on March 26: Using Feedback to Enhance your Events

I'm excited for our upcoming webinar, Customer Success Series: Using Feedback to Enhance your Events. On March 26 at 2pm ET, Melody Craigmyle, VP of Marketing at Almo Corporation A/V, and Tonya Harris, Communications Manager at the Council of Great City Schools, will be sharing key best practices...read more

3 Easy Email Marketing Tips to Get Butts in Seats

We are all looking to get more attendees at our next event, but what are we doing wrong? Turns out a lot of us are doing too much (or maybe not enough) when it comes to email marketing. Since email marketing is more of an art than it is a science, we all have a bit to learn. But, when it comes to...read more
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