Green Meetings: The New Sustainable Business Standard

Sustainability and environmental responsibility are not  new ideas but have recently gained momentum in the meeting and events industry. With a growing amount of companies looking to holistically incorporate their...

A Beginner’s Guide to Event Technology

Technology innovations have made event planning easier by allowing for more automatic and seamless processes. But with literally hundreds of options on the market for all different aspects of an event – from pre-planning to check-in, audience engagement, and post-event evaluations – it can be daunting to figure out which technologies you really need. In


CrowdCompass New Feature: Updated EventCenter

At CrowdCompass, we’re all about headache reduction. And what gives planners the most headaches? Struggling with event technology that’s difficult to learn. That’s why we are happy to announce the release of an updated EventCenter! Through a mix of client feedback, user experience best practices, and extensive usability testing, we updated the EventCenter to be more intuitive and user-friendly.


How One-Click Surveys Increase Response Rates

I think at some point we all have received an email with an invitation to take a survey, but have you ever opened a survey invitation with a one-click survey directly embedded within the email? One-click surveys aren’t necessarily new, but they are certainly a newer trend for feedback, research, and NPS strategists. It allows strategists to


How I Saved the Day: A Parking Predicament

Cvent Advocates is a fun and bustling VIP community of enthusiastic meeting and event planners. In addition to building relationships with like-minded individuals, advocates also have access to top industry content and resources in the Cvent Advocates Hub. We love hearing about our advocates’ experiences, that is why we created the mini-blog series, How I Saved the Day.


Take Your Event Live with Social Media

There is no denying that we live in a technology-dominated world, and, yet, the desire to meet face-to-face continues to prevail. Event producers can merge digital and in-person worlds by live streaming their events with social media. While live streaming isn’t a new concept, the traditional barriers to broadcasting have been torn down with the


4 Genius Marketing Strategies to Make Your Industry Event Shine

Let’s face it, there are tons of brands that don’t exude glamour or excitement. Sure, if you’re in the business of selling luxury cars or virtual reality technology, you’ll probably find that it’s easy to persuade people to engage with your content or attend your event. But what if you work in a so-called “boring”


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


Instagram and Snapchat

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’