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The 7 Event App Trends for 2017

A mere eight years ago, Apple officially introduced “there’s an app for that” into our vocabulary with the launch of the App Store. Flash forward to today, and there’s now 2.2 million apps in the Google Play store and 2 million apps available in Apple’s App Store. According to App Annie, by 2020 the app economy could double in size to $101 billion. There truly is an app for
everything—can you say Pocket Fishpond?

More information: https://www.core-apps.com/blog/the-7-event-app-trends-for-2017/

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PCMA Event App Empowers Attendees at Convening Leaders

Alright, alright alright­ – PCMA Convening Leaders 2017 was a powerful way to kick off 2017!

This year’s event was a success from start to finish. From Matthew McConaughey’s inspirational opening keynote, through four days of education and networking in the heart of Austin, Texas.

Austin was a tremendous host, and the Austin Convention Center seemed to pull out all the stops, but the vastness of Texas reigns true; the ACC is no exception.

More information: https://www.core-apps.com/blog/pcma-event-app-empowers-attendees-convening-leaders/

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The RootsTech App Takes the Cake!

We often celebrate apps we’ve built that create a unique level of engagement for our client’s attendees. RootsTech 2017, held this past February in Salt Lake City, is one of those events that gave us the opportunity to try unique features, flex our creative muscles and technical prowess.

RootsTech is a global family history event where people of all ages learn to discover, share and celebrate their family connections across generations through technology.

More information: https://www.core-apps.com/blog/rootstech-app-takes-cake/

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3 Ways to Use Live-Stream Footage

Gone are the days when live-streaming was used just for band performances and baseball games. With several established social media channels having rolled out their own free live streaming apps, live streaming has become more accessible than ever, and therefore, more common. Streaming your events live online is now no longer just a trend, but an event essential for event marketing professionals.

More information: https://blog.cvent.com/events/event-marketing/3-ways-use-live-stream-footage/

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Game On: Gamifiying Your Mobile Event App

The technology powering mobile apps has become so innovative that users are no longer impressed (or willing to settle fore) with a run-of-the-mill, stable application. They want more out of their mobile apps, and the mobile experience in general. This is the same for your attendees.

Creating an enriching, engaging experience at your events with mobile event apps is a must. Taking advantage of this technology can put you on the path toward more fulfilling events for your attendees, and keep them coming back for more.

More information: https://blog.cvent.com/events/mobile/game-on/

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CREATING A UNIQUE EVENT APP IS AS SIMPLE AS 1… 2… 3.

The release of mobile applications for smart devices have taken the market by storm, spanning across various industries and purposes. From the simple to the complex, free-to-use and paid applications, one thing is certain: Mobile apps have increased productivity and profitability for businesses and individuals.

More information: http://micepadapp.com/blog/creating-a-unique-event-app-is-as-simple-as-1-2-3/

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WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE MOBILE APPLICATIONS WORK FOR YOU!

Event Technology has been around for quite some time and has evolved over the years changing the way events are held all over the world! From lights, effects, staging, projection, audience engagement systems, and the list goes on. In our field, while polling devices was once all the rage, such systems are now merged seamlessly with mobile conference applications which has seen a boom in North America and many parts of the world.

More information: http://micepadapp.com/blog/mobile-applications/

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IMPROVING ROI WITH AN EVENT APP (PART I)

For event organisers to get larger budgets for future events, you have to prove your event ROI first. Like anyone else, the management needs to see returns before they are willing to invest more. So how do you ensure that you will get the maximum return?

If you have been attending events in the past year or so, you would have realised many events include an event app now. They are becoming a standard, something that people feel uncomfortable without.

More information: http://micepadapp.com/blog/improving-roi-event-app-part/

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IMPROVING ROI WITH AN EVENT APP (PART II)

In an earlier post, we talked about using event app to save time and costs, increase sponsor opportunities and engage attendees. You may still have many questions running through your mind – what else can an event app do for event organisers? Today, events of all sizes leverage event app for different purposes. While some organisers use it primarily to engage their attendees, others use it to retrieve analytics conveniently.

More information: http://micepadapp.com/blog/improving-roi-with-an-event-app-part-ii/

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MEETINGS WITH MOBILE APP

Going mobile is on top of everybody’s mind but what does it mean to make your meetings mobile? Why would your attendees care about an app in a meeting? If mobile is the face of digital, then mobile app is the face of engagement.

Digitalisation is spreading throughout the event industry and your attendees are looking for a worthwhile digital experience. As organisers, you should be shifting your priorities to meet this new expectation. People always say you will lose if you snooze.

More information: http://micepadapp.com/blog/meetings-with-mobile-app/

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Case Study: Using Gamification to Boost Engagement

CrowdComms saw an excellent use of gamification as part of an event app whilst on site at a recent conference for a large pharmaceutical company.  Gamification is the perfect tool to boost networking and engagement amongst attendees.

250 challenges were available on the event app throughout the three-day conference and showed a carefully orchestrated and highly effective use of gamification.

More information: https://www.crowdcomms.com/gamification-boost-engagement/

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5 Ways To Achieve Amazing Event App Adoption

Making the switch from paper to digital event communication is easy! Event apps save money and are super efficient.

But how do you convince attendees to get busy with their event app?

Event app adoption rates can vary depending on the event type, duration, attendee demographic and event marketing.

More information: https://www.crowdcomms.com/event-app-adoption-2/

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3 ways to Promote Sponsors Using Event Apps

Event sponsors are a crucial aspect of every event, they provide a large amount of the financial means needed for the event to take place. So, you should give back to your sponsors and give them as much, effective brand exposure as possible. Event apps provide the perfect opportunity for this.

More information: https://www.crowdcomms.com/promoting-event-sponsors/

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Looking Ahead for Your 2018 Conference Registration System

Organising a conference in 2018? Now is the time to start thinking about how you will manage registration.

Choosing the right online ticketing platform can make your event easier to promote, sell and run. But how do you weigh up the different systems available and decide which features are most valuable?

More information: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/blog/conference-registration-system-ds0c/

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How To Get Your Gamification Strategy On Target

Gamification is a great way to engage attendees. It’s fun, drives up energy levels and can achieve specific event objectives.

From boosting sponsor engagement to maximising networking connections, gamification is the versatile tool that delivers. The trick is knowing how to target your gamification strategy.

More information: https://www.crowdcomms.com/gamification-strategy/

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Event Apps: Event Attendance is Changing

The rise of live-streaming, webinars, virtual reality and the meeting app has seen a shift in the way attendees “attend” conferences. New changes are exciting, but will they result in the death of the face-to-face conference?

The question on the minds of the many is this- will increasingly accessible online content mean that event attendance drops? Or perhaps the right to ask question is- how can I use event tech to vastly improve the attendee experience I’m providing?

More information: https://www.crowdcomms.com/event-apps-changing-attend-events/

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5 Ways to Drive Behaviour Using an Event App

You’ve worked endlessly to make sure your event is perfect, you want to make sure your attendees are involved in the experience and that your event achieves its purpose.

An event app is the perfect way to drive behaviour and encourage your attendees to get the most out of your event.

More information: https://www.crowdcomms.com/drive-behaviour-using-event-app/

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So Many Event Apps! How Will You Decide?

We are all well aware of the daily pressures that come with event planning and the levels you go to to to create the perfect events for your clients.

Nowadays using event apps is a given, but it’s easy to become overwhelmed by the prospect of choosing the right event app provider.

More information: https://www.crowdcomms.com/choose-right-event-apps/

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Promote Your Event App for Excellent Results!

The success of your event depends on how you promote it, the same goes for your event app- in order to get the most out of your app be sure to promote it effectively.

Here at CrowdComms we’ve seen event apps become total hits or total flops based on marketing strategy, after all the success of an event app is largely based on adoption rates.

More information: https://www.crowdcomms.com/promote-event-app-excellent-results/

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How to Live Stream an Event

Lately, all the main social media platforms, including Twitter and Facebook, are introducing as well as promoting new features and products related to live streaming.

Streaming live video is a great way to connect with your audience in real time. If you are an event organizer, then give your clients the option of live video streaming, for they will love it. Be it weddings, anniversary, prom nights or even a small get together; everyone wants to share their best times, so what better way to do that than letting other people know what you are doing in real time.

More information: https://www.gevme.com/blog/how-to-live-stream-an-event/

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9 Reasons Why Your Attendees Did NOT Use Your Event App

The popularity around event apps has evolved so much over the last few years.  Most people attending any kind of event these days expect an app and it seems most event planners want one too.  In fact, a recent poll by Eventsforce found that 80% of event planners found apps a great investment for promoting engagement around their events and will continue to use them.

More information: http://www.eventsforce.com/blog/top-10-reasons-why-your-attendees-didnt-use-your-event-app/

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Personalised Wearables & 5 Other Tech Stories Event Planners Should Read

This month, we came across some really interesting stories on event tech – from the launch of Instagram’s live-streaming tool to new wearable devices that help personalise attendee experiences. We also found out how data integration is helping event planners save time and money, as well as some fun insight into the weird and wonderful world of 3D printed give-aways.

More information: http://www.eventsforce.com/blog/how-wearables-are-personalising-audience-engagement-5-other-technology-stories-event-planners-should-read/

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How AR is Driving Event Traffic and 5 Other Tech Stories Planners Should Read

In this month’s round up of new and relevant technology stories, we look at some interesting applications of Augmented Reality (AR), including a mobile app that uses treasure hunts and prizes to drive traffic to events. We also find out how event planners can address Wi-Fi connectivity issues, as well as the latest updates from the world of social media, beacons and drones.

More information: http://www.eventsforce.com/blog/how-ar-is-driving-event-traffic-and-6-other-tech-stories-event-planners-should-read/

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How On-Site Apps Can Help You Run Better Events

Knowing exactly who turned up at your event and what sessions they attended is something that every event planner wants to know. The information helps us figure out popular topics and sessions. It helps us profile our attendees.  It is also one of the many ways we measure event success.  Yet having this information at the end of the event is a bit of a lost opportunity.

More information: http://www.eventsforce.com/blog/how-on-site-apps-can-help-you-run-better-events/

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12 Tips to Nail Your Attendees’ Registration Experience

Some of you may be familiar with a very amusing stand-up comedian we have in the UK who has a natural ability of finding the funny (and often frustrating) side of daily life. One such anecdote is his view on online booking and registration forms and how annoying they can be for the people using them:

More information: http://www.eventsforce.com/blog/12-quick-tips-to-boost-your-attendees-registration-experience/

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How Holograms Are Coming to Events and 5 Other Tech Stories You Should Read

In this month’s round-up of top event technology news, we look at how holograms are starting to make inroads in our industry and an app that makes indoor navigation a reality. We also look at why data management is a growing concern in the industry, how to measure the ROI of your video marketing efforts, along with some interesting applications of both networking and AI technology.

More information: http://www.eventsforce.com/blog/how-holograms-are-coming-to-events-and-5-other-tech-stories-you-should-read/

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How to Use Gamification to Boost Engagement at Your Next Event

Gamification is nothing new in events. Callum Gill, head of insight and innovation at creative experience agency, drp Group, explains to EventTech Talk that playing games, and the innate human love for competition and collaboration, is now well-established in our industry. In fact, from the humble ice-breaker through to complex team-building activities, lo-fi gamification solutions such as quizzes and scavenger hunts have been ubiquitous at events for a while.

More information: http://www.eventsforce.com/blog/how-to-engage-attendees-with-gamification/

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Eventbrite Organiser App arrives for Android

If you and your team use Android, we’ve got great news: Eventbrite Organiser app is now available for Android users in Australia.

As an event organiser, you’re constantly innovating, and it’s important that your ticketing partner keep up. That’s why effective tools, like the Organiser app, are available regardless of platform to help you provide the best possible onsite experience for your attendees.

More information: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/blog/eventbrite-organiser-app-arrives-android-ds0d/

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Live Streaming Apps and Your Event – A Crash Course

I had the amazing opportunity to speak at this past January’s Convening Leaders in Vancouver and had a kickin time. I met some awesome people “in the flesh” for the first time (hey GadgetBoy), reunited with old friends, and even got to walk around with a virtual attendee (the kick-ass Will Curran)…

More information: https://plannerwire.net/live-streaming-apps-event-crash-course/