How to Keep Your Event Attendees in the Know

Events are stressful, and not just for the people that plan them. One of the major obstacles for attendees when deciding whether to attend an event is stress. It...

What Are the Different Types of Food Service Styles?

You may have seen waiters sailing towards tables, holding silver platters aloft. More importantly for you as a planner, you may have been charged for it on your master account. Professional waiters are adept at several service styles; the most popular is called “French.” But there is some confusion on just what French service is.


Benefits of a Strategic Meetings Management Program

When you’re running hundreds of events each year, you need a way to manage and organize your events to optimize the outcomes of these meetings. Strategic Meetings Management (SMM) programs help companies manage their meetings and events through streamlined planning processes, preferred vendors, and meetings data. SMM programs help companies align their meetings and business


How to Keep Your Event Materials Organized

Every event planner knows that event materials get re-used. But what happens to them in between your events? Where does the stuff go? The worst thing you can do is throw it in a closet and walk away. This makes it harder on you the next time you need something- like the super specific light


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Upcoming Webinar: Who To Talk To for Cvent Platform Support

We all know the Cvent platform is designed elevate your event management experience. You may want a quick answer from your Account Manager while onsite or need help with a new feature update from your Client Success Consultant. Whatever the case, our team is here to fully support you. Cvent is as invested in ensuring


Expanding the Marketing Stack with Event Technology

For many organizations, events represent a large share of their overall marketing spend. In fact, many companies allocate anywhere from 20 to 50 percent of their budgets for brand experiences, with the predominant portion  going to events. Many marketers believe that, after a website, events are the most effective channel in their “marketing stack,” given


Automation Evolution

Join the Automation Evolution

If you could increase productivity by 27%, wouldn’t you? I’m not talking about complex mental training, life hacks, or three-day retreats in the jungle. In the world of event planning, if you want to do more, all you need is event management technology. Event planners spend their days surrounded by stacks of bright sticky notes,


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Gaining Visibility into Simple or Small Meetings

In the event management space, a logical assumption would be that larger format meetings, given their scope and breadth, absorb most of a company’s meetings budget. In actuality, for many companies, as much as 50 percent of their meeting spend goes towards managing small meetings, according to industry sources. Managing the spend for these meetings


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Managing Up: How to Make Execs Understand Event ROI

When it comes to proving the success of your event, sometimes you have to learn how to speak a different language. Turns out, your boss, company executives, or the board of directors may not define success in the same way that you do. What do you do when you have to prove your worth, but


[NEW EBOOK] Event Management Technology for Dummies

Over the years, it’s become more and more apparent that the meeting and events industry is changing. Now, technology is everywhere. From mobile event apps to registration websites, venue sourcing sites to increased data and analytics, there’s no part of the event lifecycle that doesn’t use event management technology in some way. Technology is vital