Making Your Event’s #hashtag Go VIRAL

Hashtags are used to catalogue content on all social platforms and help users discover content that is relevant to them. So, you should be using a social hashtag (or...

HOW TO USE TWITTER TO MARKET YOUR EVENT

All Hail the Mighty #Hashtag: How to use Twitter to Market Your Event

Want to get people talking about your event? Twitter may be the closest thing to electronic word-of-mouth in the world of social media. And the great thing about Twitter is that you can start the conversation, but others will take it and run. And, if you can involve some Twitter super users in the conversation,


LinkedIn Groups All Event Professionals Should Join

Top 7 LinkedIn Groups All Event Professionals Should Join

Today, there’s a whole world of event resources available online. You can find information on everything from how to negotiate venue rates to ideas for event swag to give away. But one place you might not think about looking for the latest and greatest industry news and tips is LinkedIn, the go-to social network for


Securing the Perfect Keynote Speaker

3 Steps to Securing the Perfect Keynote Speaker

As we prepare for our inaugural Cvent CONNECT Europe 2017, we’ve been searching high and low for the perfect keynote speakers. We’ve had meeting after meeting, talked to key stakeholders, the purse-string holders, and even our legal team. Every event manager knows how important having an amazing keynote speaker is for creating a great event.


Engaging Event Email Strategy

3 Tips for Building an Engaging Event Email Strategy

Event Email marketing has become one of the most effective ways to build participation for your event. However, with inboxes being flooded with hundreds – maybe even thousands – of emails every single day, how do you make your event’s emails stand out? Here are three useful tips to help you build an engaging event


BUY OR BUILD EVENT MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE

Buy or Build Event Management Software

Once event managers realise how important event management software is at each stage of the event, the next biggest question arises: whether to build their own event management system or to purchase one. This is certainly a crucial decision to make and can become a game changer in any event manager’s life. Take a look


Mobile App: Event Essential

An Essential Tool For Delivering Better Events

Who doesn’t love technology? I know those of us who’re chronically -addicted to smartphones definitely appreciate the advancements mobile phone technology has made. Since the launch of modern smartphones, the world has seen a frenzy of app creation for all kinds of products and services. People are using apps not only to stay connected and


Green Meetings

10 ways to plan ‘green meetings‘

Every little thing you do impact the future of our wonderful earth, and directly or indirectly can help its environmental health for future generations. One such step is ‘going green’ in your professional role and MICE planners can do that by planning green meetings. So much progress has been made in this area, but we


Event Planning

Steal back your time

As an event manager, you’ll notice how the hours pass by rapidly when you’re in the thick of planning, organising and executing your events. And manual processes are the worst time killers – not only do they consume too much time but they’re also fraught with opportunities for error. Sticking to manual means seemingly basic


Event Gaming

3 Principles for Event Gaming Success

As an event manager, it is often challenging to deliver an amazing onsite experience. And while there may be mobile apps to engage delegates with live Q&A and polling, Event Gamification has become one of the hottest topics in the events industry. I assume by now you have formed an opinion about it. But before