Set Up a Twitter Live Stream at Your Next Conference

Many of us are always plugged in, and research from marketing agency Tecmark even suggests that the average smartphone user looks at their phone over 200 times a day. That’s a staggering number. And what is a ton of that usage focused on? You guessed it: social media. A Social World Over 500 million tweets


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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


Event Horror Stories: One Last Scare

Thank you for watching our Event Horror Stories video blog series! If you have your own horrifying experience to share, submit yours in the comment section below. If you haven’t seen them all, take a quick peek at the videos in this post. Happy Halloween!


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Event Horror Stories: I Know What You Planned Last Summer

This week, the focus of our terrible tale is Stacey the event planner, who flirted with danger by perilously ignoring a critical step during her post-event activities. When the phone rings, her planning life begins to unravel amidst a torrent of taunts and complaints that leave her shaken…until the twist ending.   Don’t wait for


Back to the Future: Why Planners Need Feedback at Every Stage

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 is “Back to the Future Day.” If you’ve not seen the movies, in “Back to the Future Part II,” Marty McFly and Doc Brown travel to this date to save his future children, who weren’t born yet in the film’s present, which was 1985, from a horrific future. Confusing. Yes, but


Event Horror Stories: Onsite Terrors with the Terrible Twins

The horrors facing our event planner Jenny are about to get even creepier. A simple turn down the wrong hallway at her conference means facing a terrifying force that she can’t escape easily: While you might not experience such an unnerving encounter with your attendees, you’ll likely get onsite feedback from time to time that’s,


2nd Annual Event Horror Story Fest: New Nightmares

It’s all starts like an eerie dream that quickly turns dark, then a relentless feeling of fear and dread overcomes you. That’s right, it’s that time of year again, a time to share our frightening tales of events gone horribly wrong. So turn out the lights, cuddle up with your laptop and prepare yourself for


9 Meeting Planning Mistakes to Avoid

To ensure that meetings flow smoothly and achieve desired results, there are a number of things to keep in mind. Ultimately, it is the most senior executive present who has the ability to support or pull the plug on a meeting. A carefully crafted agenda delivered at an appropriate venue are keys for the success


Event Horror Stories: The Devil is in the Details

Our planner, Jenny, is about to experience perhaps the most chilling moment a person in her profession will ever face. So, it’s time to gather up your courage and watch the blood-curdling video below (peek through your fingers if you are faint of heart), and then read about solutions to this horrific situation. Well, there