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Access to Instant Insight Drives Better Attendee Experiences

According to the IBM Global Chief Marketer Officer Study, almost two-thirds of CMOs believe ROI will be the primary measure of their effectiveness. Discover insights that will increase your events’ ROI and effectiveness year-over-year. You have the power to utilize data about attendee engagement, traffic, and feedback to catapult the success of your events. Check


The New Data Gold Mine for Event Marketers [Infographic]

Actionable attendee data is one of the most powerful marketing weapons in an event professional’s arsenal. Data shows you what your guests want from your event and how to improve their future experiences. Tracking the attendee journey produces actionable data for your organization. By measuring attendee movement from registration to post-event, you gain the pieces


The Planner’s Guide to Measuring Event Success (The Right Way)

If you walk up to someone in your organization and ask what makes for a successful event, chances are you’ll get very different answers. While revenue is an obvious (and important!) goal, tracking and forecasting event expenses is typically a planner’s nightmare. Thankfully, when you have the right metrics available, measuring success becomes easier, quicker,


Budgeting: How to Estimate Coffee Consumption

One of the most common conversations I encounter in the event planning industry is that of coffee consumption. How is my company charged? Per gallon or per cup? Can I put a cap on how much is consumed, so I don’t exceed my budget? What quantities of consumption should I expect with a group of



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The Event Effect: It’s the ROI Businesses Should Care About

We’ve all been to tradeshows, attended in-person events and even participated in webinars or virtual conferences. Some of us are looking for that competitive edge that helps us in our careers or our business while others are looking to experience something new. Millions of businesses invest in these types of events each year. According to


5 Ways to Save on Event Costs

By MarketingProfs When the words “event” and “budget cuts” are used together, other words can spring to mind: “cheap” and “lacking.” In reality, however, it’s possible to reduce the budget for your function and still deliver great attendee experiences. Follow these 5 tips to save on event costs: Be open-minded. Just because a conference is traditionally


Catering Terms: What do they mean?

Every industry has its jargon. Catering is no different. To make your job as a meeting planner easier, here are some terms you should know: A la Carte – each menu item is priced individually as opposed to an entire menu for one fixed price. A la Minute – food that is prepared to order,


Banquet Service Ratios

Do you negotiate service levels? Do you ask hotels what their service ratios are? Understaffed meal service is not compatible with successful events; regardless of the quality of a catered function’s food and beverage, room setup, and overall ambience, poor service reduces significantly the attendees’ appreciation and enjoyment of the event. The cost of labor