New CrowdCompass Feature: Live Q&A Update

You’ve probably been to a conference session where the Q&A went overtime. Hands were up all over the room while the microphone attendant ran back and forth between the audience members. Or how about the opposite? The Q&A portion where there isn’t a single hand raised. Even if people are dying to ask their question,


New CrowdCompass Feature: Activity Feed Commenting

Giving your attendees a discussion forum is an effective way to foster connection, engagement, and networking. The ability to have that discussion within your event’s mobile app ensures that more attendees will participate in the discussion, more often. With our in-app Activity Feed’s new commenting feature, it’s easy to start that conversation digitally, go on to


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Instagram vs. Snapchat: The Power of Storytelling

It seems like every time you finally master a social media platform, an update is released or a new network is introduced. Two of the most popular social media providers, especially among millennials, are Instagram and Snapchat. With 80 million Instagram photos shared per day and more than 8 billion Snapchat video views, both networks’


Beyond the Ghost: The Secret to Event Snapchat Success

Snapchat is proving itself as more than a 24-hour content sharing app. What was once seen as a social media platform for kids is now widening its user demographic to older generations. B2B and B2C companies are taking note and leveraging Snapchat to add another level of customer engagement to their marketing arsenals. The same


5 Ways to Power Up Your Planning Strategy with Pokémon Go

Since the launch of Pokémon Go, traveling mobs of people attached to their smartphones is not uncommon. But what is it about the Pokémon Go phenomenon that’s causing people to walk aimlessly around their neighborhood to catch imaginary creatures? Meeting and event planners take note. Here are five ways event professionals can power up their


Beyond the Hashtag: Social Media and the Event Experience

Social media is one of those marketing strategies that you know is important, but all you really need is an event hashtag, right? Wrong! It’s time to go beyond the hashtag and utilize social media to take your event to the next level. Emily Vera, Social Media Manager at Cvent, and Emma Bica from PeopleNet


3 Reasons Your Incentive Trip Needs a Mobile App

Incentive trips are all about connection. Recognizing achievement. Motivating a team. Building memories and relationships that last for years. A mobile app can help you achieve all of those goals on your next incentive trip and more. We’ve worked with a handful of our most experienced CrowdCompass customers who are also incentive trip planners to


New CrowdCompass Feature: Speaker Detail Pages

At every event, there are certain sessions that always stand out, “wow” the attendees, receive a standing ovation, show up repeatedly in post-event surveys, and have the potential to change or disrupt an industry. What makes those particular sessions stand out, year after year? The speakers. Speakers are the secret ingredient to your event’s success. The new update to the


Maui Jim: Create Meaningful Connections through Experiences

Have you ever been given a gift that’s been wrapped in its plastic shopping bag with the tag still on it? We aim to give gifts that make others feel good, appreciated, and valued. But regardless of what’s inside, sometimes the careless delivery devalues the impact and meaning behind the gift. When talking about corporate