3 Ways To Use LinkedIn for Events

Sometimes LinkedIn gets overlooked in the event-related social media talk. And there is good reason for this: While there certainly are ways to use LinkedIn for events, it has...

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11 Reasons You Should Be Using Content Marketing to Market Your Events NOW

Online presence may be the best reason to employ a content marketing strategy for your event. The reality of the digital age can render event marketers without one, nearly invisible. Yet the more you look at it, the advantages begin to compound. Content marketing offers more opportunities for exposure that is less objectionable than traditional


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Conference Sponsors Need an Activation Boost

In today’s crowded marketplace, sponsors need more to justify their continued investment in your event. They’re counting on you to step up and help them capture something bigger. As I scan through a pile of sponsor prospectuses, nearly every one leads with what the conference host will provide (logos, signage, ads, podium time, etc.). A


Three Detours To Scoring a Conference Registration YES

Your email marketing blast generated plenty of clicks, but the registration needle hardly moved. What’s up with that? For every smooth registration, there are many other frustrating moments that cause people to bail on your conference invitation. You worked hard to earn that “maybe” click. Here are three detours that could be getting in the


How Your Manual Processes Are Holding You Back

Despite technology advances, there are still plenty of events that are planned and run the old-school way: using spreadsheets to track and manage conference information, paper packets stuffed with printed informational sheets, mailed conference invitations, and even manual payment options. In fact, according to Cvent’s 2015 Global Event Industry Benchmark Study, 60 percent of respondents


Event Marketing: The Power of Personas

Does your event marketing tool kit include personas? If so, stick around. We’ll dig into how to leverage this tool more effectively to boost registrations and grow attendance loyalty. For those not as familiar with personas, here’s a quick lesson… Personas help us better understand the needs, wants, desires and ultimately, the buyer decision triggers


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The Route to Mobile Event App ROI [Infographic]

Measuring the performance of your mobile app is critical to evaluating the success of an event. But too often planners just look to hard numbers to tell the story. App success goes far beyond download rates, check-ins and time spent within the event. Paint a bigger picture by looking at the return beyond metrics. Ready


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Proximity Marketing for Your Trade Show

If you have not heard about proximity marketing, it has been on the rise. Proximity marketing uses blue tooth and Wi-Fi from a mobile device to find potential prospects in close proximity to send customized messaging. In a recent study, mobile advertising was projected to grow to $95 billion by 2018. There are a few


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7 Tips for Encouraging Social Media Engagement During Your Event

Your event has begun and your attendees can’t seem to share enough about it on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google+ and even Vine. They are posting pictures, conference tweeting, conversing and even arranging their own meet-ups with the help of your event hashtag. Brand advocates are also there, taking the lead in the social media sharing


How to Collaborate with Marketing and Meetings Management

For the last decade, the meetings management conversation has revolved around risk management, compliance, and cost savings. However, travel managers still struggle with how to fully wrap their arms around meetings and events, with technology being a key solution. On the flip side, marketing events, such as road shows and user conferences, are measured by