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Rule of Thumb: Keep Attendees Engaged, Not Annoyed

When communicating with attendees, you have to err on the side of caution. Too much communication and they’ll stop paying attention or unsubscribe. Too little communication and they’ll be stressed about the event. There is a delicate balance you have to strike when preparing attendees for the event and onsite at the event. So, how


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Event Check-In Tips: Tuning Up Registration

The registration desk is the first thing attendees see at your event. It’s your first impression onsite. When attendees check-in, the event starts. That’s why you have to make sure that your registration desk is the best it can be. That means using the best technology, thinking about flow, and providing assistance. Are you thinking


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A Whole New Mobile World: CrowdCompass New Attendee Experience

Have you ever had one of your attendees say, “I didn’t take the feedback survey because I couldn’t find the button in the app”, or “I wanted to participate in the live polling questions, but I couldn’t locate the link in time”? Well, CrowdCompass recently got a major facelift to help deliver your most valuable


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Event Planning Software Can Change the Way You Plan Events

“Event planner.” It’s a broad term that can be used to describe someone who plans a small birthday party for ten or someone who plans a multi-day conference for 350,000. The job, one of the top 5 most stressful in 2017 according to Forbes, requires an intense eye for detail and supreme organizational skills. It


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New Mobile Event App Benchmark Report: How Do You Measure Up?

If there’s one thing we can all agree on it’s that meetings and events are not “one size fits all,” so success can be measured in many different ways. Whatever your definition for success may be, it’s still helpful to have a yardstick to measure your performance against, especially if you’re using event management technology like


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Personalize Events for Better Attendee Experiences

Power of Personalization There’s no denying that today, it’s all about the individual. We want everything to be made for us or with us in mind. From the rise in popularity of monogrammed necklaces to custom drink orders, we want things to be done the way we like them. Technology has made personalization easier. Starbucks


3 Gamification Examples to Inspire Your Next Event

At an event, the disengaged attendee is an event planner’s worst enemy. If you’re looking for a way to get attendees to pay attention and participate at your event, gamification could be the perfect way to make sure your attendees are taking part in the proceedings. While gamification isn’t new to the industry, it can


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Event Tech Trends 2019

The new year has begun, which can only mean one thing – time to round up the biggest event tech trends of 2019! While some trends change over time (virtual reality for one), it’s always surprising how many of trends stay the same, evolving over the years in sometimes very subtle ways. When it comes


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Event Website Basics

It may seem daunting to build an event website. Really, it’s easier than ever (you don’t need a web developer any more!) – if you’re using the right tool. But even before you begin to build, there are a few things you’ll need to figure out. If you’re brand new to website design this post will cover a few