This week we are focusing on the ROI of events: Aligning internal stakeholders to achieve organizational goals through events. We’ve put together an awesome panel of industry leaders! Our guests include Tahira Endean (Event Producer of #BCTECH Summit – 2016, MeetingsNet Changemaker, Top 30 CMP Influencer, Top Five Women in #EventTech), Claire Repass (Director of Events, Inspirato with American Express), and Eric Ly (Founder and CEO of Presdo, Co-founder and Founding CTO of LinkedIn). We’ll be tackling topics such as: How to Show Different Aspects of ROI, How Building Community and Networking Affects the ROI of Events, and our panelist’s Favorite CRMs and Tech Tools. You definitely don’t want to miss this! Read More
Measuring and Managing Events with Technology – What technology are you currently using for measuring event ROI? What works? What doesn’t? This week’s episode of #EventIcons features Michael Piddock of Glisser and Brian Friedman of Loopd. With so much technology out there these days it is sometimes difficult to sort through it all and find what works best. As event planners, we need the ability to measure and manage events with ease and accuracy. This week we address this need and delve into tech that offers the functionality that we need in this business. These industry-leading event icons are here, live, to answer all of your questions about the technology they use to measure and manage their events and why they love it. Join us, and take your place on the cutting-edge of event tech! Read More
Last month, Uber did something really really huge that is going to affect you in the events industry, and no, it wasn’t their self-driving car. It was actually something they don’t care to advertise and it was Uber’s $100m settlement over drivers claiming they are W-2 employees and not 1099 contractors. So you might be wondering, how does this affect me? Keep reading and I will explain Uber’s $100M Settlement. Read More
Let’s be real.. At some point you are bound to be caught off-guard by Sh*t Event Planners Say. When you are planning an event, you want, more than anything, for it to be unique and memorable. This is why we look to event planners to lend their imagination and bring our dreams to life. You have to wonder how they come up with such incredible ideas! They live in a fantastical world and we want to give you a little insight into this magical place. On this week’s episode of #EventIcons, we feature Aaron Kaufman of Fifth Element Group and Kevin White of XPL. These industry leading event planners have a lot to say and we’ve got them here, live, to answer our questions and yours. Join us as we step into their world! Read More
Whether you spend hundreds of dollars of hundreds of thousands of dollars on event entertainment, this is a must listen episode for you. Today, the stakes are higher than ever with technology, big name acts and beyond. On this week’s episode of #EventIcons, we feature Anthony Bollotta of Bollotta Entertainment, Nicole Bernardi of Innovative Entertainment, and Paul Creighton of T. Skorman Productions. These guys are legends in producing iconic event entertainment and you’re going to want to hear about their stories of the best and worst of event entertainment and how you might be able to bring even more life to your next event. Enjoy!
This week, we take a look at the new industry event, Ctrl Alt Del, which has risen from the cancellation of a major industry conference. From their website: [CTRL] + [ALT] + [DEL] will transmit the amazing energy of events world movers & shakers across the globe, hitting a mental reboot to evolve our industry. With some of the strongest voices we will address critical topics that keep us up at night, talking through and finding solutions for New Breeds of Event Planners & Event Strategists, ROI on Networking, Integration Power to Improve Event Performance, Digital Transformation, Community Building, Digital Engagement, and Diversity at Events. This week, we feature the planners behind the conference as well as some of the amazing people who support it through speaking, hosting pop-up events or promoting on social media. If you have not heard about Ctrl Alt Del, it will be hosted worldwide on Tuesday, August 23rd 2016 from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM ET. You can register to attend for free on their event page. Read More
Want to Get Massive Attendee Engagement? Join us this week along with our amazing special guests: Julius Solaris (editor of EventManagerBlog.com), Dan Yaman (CEO of Live Spark), and Jose Gallegos (Content Marketing & Community Manager at TINT). We’re going to tell you how! What are the secrets to getting audiences and attendees to engage? What are some examples of creative ways facilitators integrate audience engagement? What are some popular and effective ways to measure audience engagement? These topics and more will be discussed. Join us, bring your questions, and learn how to get massive attendee engagement at your events! Read More
Event gamification is not what you think. Dozens of articles made you believe that by downloading an app you are ready to gamify an event. How many times it worked? Did you saw lots of happy faces? Can you say that it improved the quality of the event you produced?
If the answer is “no”, then follow me. I’ll initiate you in the science of event gamification. And no, you won’t have to download those multiple gamified apps each event manager “should know”. Read More
HubSpot Marketing is our topic this week and we will be discussing how they use events to get more customers. We’re very excited about our guest this week! We are featuring Bridget Zingale who is the Senior Marketing Manager and Senior Field Marketing Manager of Christies, The Atlantic, Smithsonian Enterprises, and HubSpot. Bridget is prepared to answer your questions about inbound marketing, sales and marketing strategies for events, and other related topics. This is your chance to get answers to your questions from a true industry leader in marketing. Join us and bring your questions for Bridget! Read More
How can I get more event sponsors? If you have asked yourself this question (and we know you have) this is the episode you have been waiting for! Our industry-leading #EventIcons this week include Meg Fasy of FazeFWD, Jacque Duhame of Duhame Event Group, Courtney Bosch-Tanguy of MarketingProfs, and Peter Poehle of SponsorMyEvent. We’ll be discussing where you can find sponsors, creative ideas to activate sponsors, how small brands can get big name sponsors, and more! Log in and join us! Read More