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Event Feedback Basics–Part 1: Learning How to Listen

Despite working in a digital age that’s made it easier than ever to meet with people and conduct business virtually, face-to-face interactions win the day. For proof, just look at the growth and investment in the event marketing industry. And because of this growth,  it’s become increasingly critical for marketers, meeting and event planners, and business decision makers to


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,


5th Annual Plannies Winners Announced at #cventCONNECT

The 5th Annual Plannie Awards, celebrating the perseverance, creativity, and innovative spirit of our customers, were held today at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas as part of the Cvent CONNECT conference. Here’s a list of this year’s winners. Congratulations to you all! SMM Star Winner: Amazon This is the First Plannie



What the Biggest Political Polling Mistakes in History can Teach us about Surveys

Polls have been used to try and predict the outcome of important political races for centuries. The first poll was a modest straw poll conducted by the Harrisburg Pennsylvanian newspaper in attempt to determine the 1824 presidential election. Today, as we approach the 2014 mid-term elections, our national attention has turned the ever-increasing number of


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Dreamforce Recap: Survey Says…It Was a Hit!

What do surveys, tie dye and Salesforce have in common? Well, we’re here to answer that for you today. The Inquisium team was in San Francisco October 4-7 at Dreamforce, Salesforce’s annual user and industry conference. We were the crew in purple tie dye, spreading the word about our new Salesforce Integration. The shirts and


34 Ways to Increase Customer Survey Response Rates

Every once in awhile, it’s a good idea to step back and examine our response rates. Here are a few ideas to get you started. Switch up your subject lines Change the from name Check in on the ease of use of your survey Shorten your survey Tell people how long your survey is in


Part 2: How to Recruit 3 Types of Survey Support

In Part 1 of this two-part blog series, we discussed the importance of recruiting the support necessary for your survey programs to succeed. The first part focused on recruiting executive buy-in and a project owner. The final type of support you need is from your survey respondents. Here is how you get it: Recruiting Respondents:


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Making the Most of Your Training Initiatives

Employee learning (training and development) initiatives are no small piece of the pie when it comes to organization’s budgets. According to ATD’s 2013 States of the Industry report, organizations spent $164.2 billion on employee learning in 2012. Of this, 61% was spent internally. Training and development initiatives differ from company to company, but the reason