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...


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


Onsite Event Tech: A Cure to Planning Pain

The onsite experience at meetings and events has gotten a much-needed face lift, all due to the unprecedented growth surrounding onsite technology. Event and meeting planners have always been hyper-focused on making sure their event check-in process goes smoothly, since it’s the attendee’s first experience onsite. Good first impressions go a long way. Now, they


New Study: How to Harness the Power of Live Event Data

Live event data is a goldmine of critical information left largely undiscovered by most meeting planners, event producers and marketers–which means many in the meeting and event industry are ignoring valuable insights that could vastly improve their entire event experience, and lead to more event ROI. Our new study, developed in partnership with Event Marketer,


CrowdCompass is Here to Support You – Apple Policy Change and All

As much as Apple celebrated when their millionth app became available on the app store, they are now realizing a large percentage of their store is full of duplicate and spam apps, along with many apps that haven’t been downloaded in years. Due to this, Apple is updating their policy on uniqueness to cut-down on


Need an Awesome Event Speaker? The Answer Might Be Closer than You Think  

Influencers play an essential role in the planning and execution of great events. For one, an industry influencer can make an awesome event speaker. They develop engaging content for our general and breakout sessions, and some can draw crowds of new registrants simply by showing up. Identifying the right influencers for an event – and then getting the most value from


[Infographic] Event Professional Highlights from Cvent CONNECT 2017

2,000+ planner attendees and 800+ hospitality professionals attended Cvent CONNECT this year, making it our biggest one yet. From the Trade Show to the keynote presentations and breakout sessions, there were plenty of activities and networking opportunities throughout the week. Check out our new infographic for highlights from the Event Professional portion of Cvent CONNECT 2017


Simple Steps for Event Success: Happy Hours

Who has been excited for an office happy hour until you realized you had to plan it? Me (and I bet I’m not the only one out there). Everyone knows that company happy hours are essential for morale, but they can be tough to plan–and they can get thrown at almost anyone–so, if you aren’t a professional planner,


3 Tips for Better Networking (without looking like a stalker).

Whether you produce events – or just attend a bunch of them – understanding the ins and outs of networking can be a huge asset to your career. I’m not a naturally networker myself – I often find it a chore to make small talk with people I’m meeting for the first time – and for that reason I really enjoyed my recent interview