Getting it Right When You’re Onsite

Meeting planning is stressful enough without leaving onsite check-in to chance on the first day of your event. For many meeting and event planners, the arrival of attendees is...

Event Feedback Basics–Pt. 3: Building a Feedback Lifecycle

In our previous two posts, we discussed the benefits of gathering more comprehensive feedback  throughout an event’s lifecycle. Now, we’ll take a look at how you can gather feedback at each stage of your event, and take full advantage of the intelligence that feedback creates. Gathering Feedback Before Your Event At this stage, there’s one question you


Minimize App Clutter with CrowdCompass, Your 8-in-1 Mobile Event App

As a busy professional, you probably have quite the collection of apps that are supposed to help you “organize your life” and “increase productivity.” All of these apps take up valuable storage on your device and require you to switch in and out of each individual app whenever you want to use them. Before your next


(Fund) Raising the Bar: The Value of Event Tech for Nonprofits

Limited budgets, fluctuating staff sizes, lack of time–if you’re a professional working for a nonprofit organization, you’re likely faced with a myriad of challenges, most of which are centered around reaching fundraising goals year after year. One of the tried-and-true ways meeting and event planners in the nonprofit world reach these goals is by holding


2016 CrowdCompass Benchmark Study

Event Feedback Basics–Part 2: Strategic Feedback vs. Ad-hoc Feedback

It’s understandable why meeting and event feedback often gets neglected by marketers and event planners. After all, there’s a lot that goes into planning and executing a successful event. Most notably, you need to pick the venue, plan the sessions, coordinate speakers, book sponsors, and develop experiences that deliver memorable value. As a result, even if an event planner understands that collecting feedback


7 Apps You Need To Download Before Your Next Event

Walk into any conference, trade show, meeting, etc. today and you’ll probably see people on their phones. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, our smart phones help us stay connected with family and friends, and have greatly enhanced the event experience for attendees. In the age of digital, event attendees are relying more and more


Need Some Event Marketing Tips? Here are the Essentials

Live events are powerful.  And they don’t have to be budget drainers–they can actually be big money-makers for your organization. In fact, recent Forrester research shows that successful organizations allocate nearly 25% of their B2B budgets on events, noting that these in-person events are the second most effective marketing tactic. With all this money being earmarked, it makes sense for planners and marketers to


5 Things You Need to Know About Attendee Engagement

“Attendee Engagement.” It’s a term much bandied about in the meeting and event industry. Very often, it’s the catch-all benefit that event technology vendors will dangle in front of you. But what does “attendee engagement” really mean? How do you measure it? And how do you get more of it? Know what attendee engagement means



Top 5 Catering Mistakes and How to Avoid Them!

Catering is pretty simple… right? While the concept itself is basic, the actual process can get tricky. If you have ever had to deal with catering a meeting or event, you know it is not as easy as you might assume. Next time you order avoid these top mistakes. Not Adding Gratuity into Your Budget