3 Ways To Add Instagramable Moments To Your Event

In an earlier post, we looked at the social media platforms currently being used by our next generation of attendees. Knowing about these platforms is valuable to the event...

3 Things To Consider for App Development

So, you have decided to join the over 1 million apps out there, and develop a new app for your event. Great, but how do you get started? Here are a few things to consider when you are developing your app. What are you trying to solve? The app you develop should actually solve something


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Are Event Planners Encouraging Smartphone Addiction?

I have a vivid memory of walking into a Tweetup about four years ago at an MPI conference and seeing every single person with their heads down, immersed in whatever was happening on their smartphone. Having been connected to these people in the virtual world for months and even years, I was excited to finally


Unconventional Conventions That Delight and Resonate

Palm Beach, the original luxury resort community known for extravagant estates, the winter jet set, chic boutiques, and a refined and leisurely lifestyle has evolved with a fresh spirit reflective of the modern generation. At the epicenter of the islands’ effortless and chic new personality twist is the Five-Star, Five Diamond luxury resort brand, Eau


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Report: What Do Attendees Want from Your Events?

There you sit. Toiling away for months to make your next event the best one ever. You’ve lost sleep over new event tech and F&B spreadsheets. Driven your friends out of their minds with your unsolicited advice on “resource allocations” and “crowd management” for their kindergartners’ birthday parties. You’ve got a personal relationship with the


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


3 Easy Email Marketing Tips to Fill Your Seats

We are all looking to get more attendees at our next event, but what are we doing wrong? Turns out a lot of us are doing too much (or maybe not enough) when it comes to email marketing. Since email marketing is more of an art than it is a science, we all have a


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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 a less viral nature than Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. And it takes a much more intentional focus to make it work for you. That being