Top 2016 Hotel Digital Marketing Trends

With its promised flurry of shiny new software, apps, and marketing platforms, 2016 is already an exciting year. Hotel industry giants with big budgets have already gotten a head...

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How to Convince Your Boss You Should Attend Cvent CONNECT

You know the value you’ll receive from three days of learning and networking at Cvent CONNECT, but all your boss hears is “time off” and “Las Vegas.” Getting approval to take the better part of a week away from work is a challenge, especially when asking for company funding for the trip. Break through to


Get Certified at Cvent CONNECT 2016

On the Cvent Supplier Network (CSN), more than 74,000 event and meeting planners are sourcing venues and destinations around the world. In 2015, planners sent more than 1.8 million RFPs to venues and sourced more than $9.8 billion of group business through the network. Since 2009, the CSN has seen an 886% increase in unique


The 7 Types of Event Crashers (and How to Catch Them)

Yes, even though conferences, expos, annual meetings, and tradeshows are business events, they still come with enticements that attract unwelcome guests. You know what I’m talking about – the free buffet, receptions with complimentary cocktails, fun entertainers, and even nights out on the town. What’s an event planner to do? The first step toward warding


Cvent CONNECT for Hoteliers

What Can Cvent CONNECT 2016 Offer Hoteliers?

“At Cvent CONNECT, we were reaching customers outside of the traditional meeting platforms. The most exciting part for us was uncovering a new type of customer, which in this day in age is so hard to do.” – Darren Green, Senior Vice President, Sales, L.A. Tourism & Convention Board While you’re at Cvent CONNECT, you’ll


Which Plannie Are You?

This year honors The Plannie’s fourth appearance at Cvent CONNECT. Think of it as The Grammys for meeting and event professionals. The Plannie Awards celebrate Cvent customers who excel in strategy, implementation, experience, design, and more. There are nine prestigious awards in all, each category representing all the wonderful achievements of our customers. Which one


Tuesday Tip: Create A Checklist of Your Venue Requirements

Venue checklists are a simple way to make sure all your event requirements are met before the big day. Before searching for a venue, outline your criteria and make it incredibly detailed. Include room layouts, audio and video, and all your meeting needs to make submitting RFPs quick and easy. This will eliminate any unnecessary


Blogger Community

Tuesday Tip: Reach Out to Your Blogger Community

Bloggers and big industry players should be a key part of your event marketing strategy. Reaching out to influential professionals in the event industry will broaden your event’s reach and spark social media activity. Well known guests give your event credibility and lead to extra promotion by word-of-mouth — which is consumers’ most trusted form


Cvent CONNECT Breakout Sessions

Top 10 Breakout Sessions at Cvent CONNECT 2016

Cvent CONNECT 2016 is quickly approaching, and we’ve put together an incredible lineup of speakers for our hospitality audience. Our breakout session topics range from emerging group business trends to new marketing tactics and expert planner panels. Keep reading for our list of the ten breakout sessions you won’t want to miss at this year’s Cvent


CventCONNECT Story

Be a Part of the #CventCONNECT Story

The hashtag. Once the pound sign on your phone, it is now an integral part of social media and the way we communicate with each other online. While #selfie and #YOLO have given the hashtag a juvenile reputation, professionals and businesses need to know how hashtags work and how crucial they are to the meeting