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The Event Lifecycle: Your Guide to Using the Right Tech at Every Step

Event strategy is fairly easy to execute once you understand the three major stages of the event life cycle: building, measuring and learning. As an event host or planner, it’s critical to take pride in your events because they are an opportunity to impress your audience members and conquer your KPI goals. Although the process of event planning is pretty standard, it’s a must to familiarize yourself with the latest trends and technology because those are components that can contribute to the success of your event.

Read more at: https://www.hubilo.com/blog/the-event-lifecycle-your-guide-to-using-the-right-tech-at-every-step

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25 VIP Event Ideas That Are Sure to Impress Attendees ‍

VIP treatment for your guests will give them an exclusive experience they will never forget! Your guests will be willing to pay more for your event tickets if they include an enhanced experience. With VIP treatments and experiences, you’re also able to create tiered levels of tickets with different pricing. Event organizers can also integrate upgrades and add-ons for each ticket they sell!

Read more at: https://www.hubilo.com/blog/25-vip-event-ideas-that-will-impress-attendees

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A Seamless Attendee Journey for Hybrid Events [Infographic]

Discover how to build a seamless attendee journey for hybrid events, from event registration, to live engagement, to post-event communication.

Creating a seamless attendee journey for hybrids events is no easy feat. It demands a strategic and systematic approach from event planners, who have to think of two separate experiences: virtual and in-person.

Read more at: https://inevent.com/blog/others/a-seamless-attendee-journey-for-hybrid-events-infographic.html

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The Complete Guide to Increasing Event Audience Engagement

It’s no secret that event professionals are looking for new ways to increase audience engagement. The days of “Let’s have a show of hands for…” are in the rearview mirror for today’s speakers. With the arrival of virtual and hybrid events, old methods are now obsolete. Integrating technology that allows for audience participation is the new frontier.

Read more at: https://www.eventindustrynews.com/news/the-complete-guide-to-increasing-event-audience-engagement

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How has the game changed for immersive sporting events?

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As we hurtle towards the summer of 2022, with all its extra Bank Holidays, people are buying tickets for big, live in-person events and planning ahead again. Although, we are not returning to life as we once knew it, experiences have well and truly evolved. Consumer expectations and needs are different and the structure of physical events, such as sporting occasions, is one big area that’s absorbed innovation to reflect these changes.

Read more at: https://www.eventindustrynews.com/news/how-has-the-game-changed-for-immersive-sporting-events%ef%bf%bc

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How To Elevate the In-Room Experience for Your Event Attendees

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Are you tired of seeing attendees checking their phones during your event? It’s the surest sign that someone is disengaged from what’s going on. And when one person does it, everyone around them feels a need to do the same. The average person interacts with their phone nearly three times a minute or a staggering 2,617 times a day.

Why are your event attendees disengaging?

Read more at: https://www.encoreglobal.com/how-to-elevate-the-in-room-experience-for-your-event-attendees/

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Providing a Seamless Event Check-in Experience with Onsite Badge Printing

As 2022 has progressed, the events industry has seen tremendous optimism for the return of in-person events. At the same time, the pandemic has transformed the events scene for good, with hybrid events here to stay. With more and more events taking on a hybrid format, there has never been a better time to invest in event technology that seamlessly blends the two, in order to offer an excellent experience to both in-person and remote attendees.

The last two years have, unsurprisingly, seen significant innovation in the virtual events space. At the same time, however, face-to-face events have largely been left on the backburner, putting organizers under pressure to rethink how they provide a premier attendee experience at in-person events.

Read more at: https://www.aventri.com/blog/onsite-badge-printing

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Deliver Immersive Virtual Event Experiences with Social Walls

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Since the pandemic began, virtual events have gradually become the new normal. When hosted using a comprehensive event tech platform, such events offer a number of benefits, and incorporating effective and innovate technological tools is a smart strategy that event planners are increasingly adopting. One such tool is social media walls, usually used in virtual events, that works as a powerful social media collector. It has the power to elevate and enhance the entire event experience while at the same time boosting engagement. Over time, social walls are making their way up in events, at times in physical events too, while also rapidly evolving as a powerful tool for generating leads. 

Read more at: https://www.eventcombo.com/a/891/deliver-immersive-virtual-event-experiences-with-social-wall

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How to Return to In-Person Events Seamlessly With Technology

After two years of being limited to the virtual environment, event planners now finally have the capability to return to in-person events — as physical venues have once again opened their doors in many countries across the world.

When the pandemic had taken over most of the world, embracing technology was the only option left for event planners. Now, with the arrival of face-to-face meetings and conferences, there’s one question that still perplexes many in the industry: will event technology remain relevant?

Read more at: https://www.gevme.com/en/blog/how-to-return-to-in-person-events-2022/

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How Data Is Helping With Event Attendee Movement

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When Jay Kinghorn was the associate managing director of the Utah Office of Tourism, he was constantly frustrated by the dearth of visitor data he knew would enhance the agency’s ability to promote itself, support its members, and enhance the experience of individual travelers as well as meeting groups. That gap in market intelligence was the impetus behind the startup he co-founded, Zartico, which collects and analyzes geolocation and anonymized credit card spending data to uncover traveler spend and movement patterns.

Read more at: https://meetings.skift.com/data-helping-event-attendee-movement/

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Event Attendees Are Peeved — Find Out Why

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There’s no doubt that the pandemic has changed the way we all look at our work lives. Professionals in all industries are returning with the conviction that their time is valuable. Upon her return, Liz Lathan, CMP, CMO, and Cofounder of Haute Companies, realized she had some real problems with the way meetings and events are executed. She has turned that feeling into action.

Lathan crowdsourced some of the worst of the worst attendee pet peeves through her company’s LinkedIn group and created The Attendee Bill of Rights: A Guide to Creating Attendee-First Experiences, As Told by Attendees.

Read more at: https://meetings.skift.com/event-attendees-are-peeved-find-out-why/

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How Real-Time Optional Will Impact Event Attendance in the Future

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Maximising the potential of event content is now an indispensable part of a successful event strategy. The optimum use of this content has an unsung ability to appeal to your event stakeholders – both during and after an event.

For years, inviting speakers, presenting informative videos and Q&A sessions have been some widely-used content formats for event engagement. However, what still remains untapped is how the shelf life of these contents can be increased.

Read more at: https://www.gevme.com/en/blog/real-time-optional-will-impact-event-attendance/

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How To Deliver High-Impact Immersive Event Experiences

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Creating immersive event experiences that foster excitement and offer value has better scope for building impactful relationships with an audience.

Not many could have predicted a few years back that they could sit within the comfort of their home and watch an event live on a screen. Now, as technology keeps disrupting the event industry, there’s more one can experience than simply looking at a 2D screen.

Read more at: https://www.gevme.com/en/blog/how-to-deliver-impactful-immersive-event-experiences/

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Leveraging Event Data Integration to Create Meaningful Event Experiences

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Data is a treasure trove of opportunities to help you grow your business. But to unlock its potential, you need technology that will allow you connect to any source, drive important insights, and deliver real-time data where you need it.

Today, marketing events generate a ton of data and marketers are able to capture more participant data than ever before. However, it’s not the data itself that provides value but rather the stories it tells you about your events–understanding how to leverage these valuable stories is the key to accelerating your pipeline.

Read more at: https://www.certain.com/blog/leveraging-event-data-integration-create-meaningful-event-experiences/

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Hosting Safe and Highly Engaging In-Person Events

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Over the course of the last two years, organizations had to look for new ways to host marketing events. They had to rapidly adapt to remote and virtual events and find creative ways to connect to their audiences.

But as the coronavirus restrictions are lifted, we can’t wait to return to hosting in-person events. And while virtual and hybrid events are likely to remain an important part of the event organizing mix, you may wonder what to consider now that we’re able to resume hosting in-person events.

Read more at: https://www.certain.com/blog/get-ready-person-events-offer-safe-engaging-attendee-experience/

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13 Keys to Engaging the Audience at Your Next Conference Event

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Attendees are increasingly looking for event formats that will actively involve them, facilitate the learning process, and keep them engaged throughout. Below, we shared few tips for engaging the audience at your next conference.

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6 Attendee Retention Tips: Keep Your Audience Coming Back

Attendee retention rate is one of the most important event KPIs. When event planners measure how many attendees have attended their events before, they are getting insights into attendee loyalty. And as we know, loyalty is one of the most important qualities; not only in our attendees, but also in our employees, partners, friends, and family members.

So, how can event organizers measure and increase attendee retention? The answer is to lean on analytics. Registration analytics will show how many guests are returning, while session, engagement, and content analytics offer insights into attendee behavior.

Read more at: https://helloendless.com/attendee-retention/

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USING EVENT TECHNOLOGY TO ENFORCE PROOF OF VACCINATION AT LIVE EVENTS

As vaccination rates continue to rise and people return to their “normal” lives, many event organizers and venues are thinking about how they can continue to protect the health and safety of attendees. Some organizers and venues have also expressed a desire to help promote the vaccination effort, as the more people who get vaccinated, the safer events will be.

A number of events have required in-person attendees to be fully vaccinated.

Read more at: https://www.corporateeventnews.com/using-event-technology-enforce-proof-vaccination-live-events

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5 Gamification Ideas to Drive Engagement at Your Virtual Event

Are you looking for exciting gamification ideas for your virtual events? We are well aware of the rising shift to remote work culture in past the two years. Every interaction has moved to Zoom, Teams or other virtual event platforms. While virtual events are certainly gaining an ample amount of popularity, chances are that without the correct engagement strategy and effective marketing tools you won’t probably get the right kind of engagement you are looking for.

Gamification has been keeping audiences engaged since the rise of smartphones. Interesting gamification ideas for your virtual events tend to create a positive memorable experience for all.

Read more at: https://www.eventcombo.com/a/872/5-gamification-ideas-to-drive-engagement-at-your-virtual-eve

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5 Event Ideas That Will Leave Your Attendees Flabbergasted

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Are you looking for fun virtual event ideas to delight your attendees? Fun activities add a quotient of entertainment which, in fact, can enhance the entire event experience. Hence, incorporating some unique and great concepts  will surely help you deliver a fun and memorable experience to your event attendees.

Also, a memorable event experience is something that could be a prominent point of discussion days or even weeks after your event is over. Besides, entertainment and other fun elements offer content choices to the event attendees. Therefore, it’s important to remember that while hosting events, even an iota of entertainment works great in keeping the overall experience ‘alive’ and ‘kicking’.

Read more at: https://www.eventcombo.com/a/878/5-event-ideas-that-will-leave-your-attendees-flabbergasted

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Indispensable Ideas to Woo Your Virtual Event Audience – Step Up Your Game in 2022

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Recently, in a conversation with Melissa Jones Clark, an event enthusiast and sales strategist, Eventcombo explored some incredibly interesting ways of making virtual and hybrid events stand out in this post-pandemic world. Today, almost everything has turned virtual which has a considerable impact on the attention span of audiences. Engaging them now requires a lot more efforts and strategy. Melissa, the Director of National Accounts & Brand Experience at Meeting Tomorrow, shared some valuable insights and unique ideas, gathered from her extensive experience and commendable expertise, on how to jazz up virtual events to ensure success.

Read more at: https://www.eventcombo.com/a/880/indispensable-ideas-to-woo-your-virtual-event-audience—ste

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Creating a Virtual Safe Space for Attendees: How to Make Events More Inclusive

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It’s confirmed: online and hybrid events are here to stay in the international events landscape. They have become an essential fixture of most event creators’ business plans. In fact, 71% of event organisers plan to continue running virtual or hybrid events after COVID-19 restrictions end.

The pivot to virtual events has made many aspects of event hosting easier, such as reaching communities across the globe and promoting accessibility, giving people who may not be able to attend in-person events the chance to connect, learn, and share their experiences.

Read more at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/blog/creating-virtual-safe-space-attendees-make-events-inclusive-2021-ds00/

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Virtual Event Engagement: A Q&A with Corey McCarthy of Socio

This is a great question. To be honest with you, I had a moment in early February when I freaked out and wasn’t quite sure.

I started with Socio in January, and on February 10, I made a trip from San Francisco to Indianapolis to see my team. The airports were already slowing down, and travelers were starting to give each other the side-eye for sneezing or coughing. I’ve been in the media and event space since 2002 and know how finicky attendees are. It’s hard to get them to commit and travel to an event — even in the best of times.

Read more at: https://socio.events/blog/virtual-event-engagement

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Boosting Attendee Engagement at Virtual & Hybrid Events

On November 4, 2020, Socio CMO Corey McCarthy gave a presentation at Event Tech Live on strategies for engaging attendees at virtual and hybrid events. Below is an excerpt of her presentation.

I’ve spent the better part of 20 years working in marketing at events from all sides — the organizer, the sponsor, and attendee. One thing we can all relate to is that it’s difficult getting attendees to events, even in the best of times.

For most of my career, I was the youngest person on the team and seen as the most “techy,” which put me in the position of figuring out how to blend the digital and analog worlds. And here we all are — figuring out that space between digital and analog.

Read more at: https://socio.events/blog/attendee-engagement-virtual-hybrid-events

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Embed third-party apps and boost audience engagement at your events

We live in an always-connected world where multiple things fight for our attention. From enticing shopping offers to social media notifications and screaming full inboxes, digital distraction is really at your fingertips. That means, as an event organizer, you are competing with the endless tabs of distractions to make your event successful. So, how do you cut through the noise and keep your attendees’ attention?

Read more at: https://blog.hubilo.com/embed-your-app-virtual-event-platform/

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USING ATTENDEE DATA TO MEASURE EVENT GOALS

I’ve collected all this attendee data, now what? We take a deep dive into evaluating these results in order to measure your event’s success.

HOW TO EFFECTIVELY UTILIZE ATTENDEE DATA

When attendees register for and attend an event, there are a multitude of touch points that occur that can provide a plethora of insights at your fingertips. Surveys, registration data, mobile app analytics, session scanning, live polling, lead retrieval, social media, and more! Not to mention internal data your company may already have.

Read full story at: https://insights.bcdme.com/blog/how-to-use-attendee-data-to-measure-event-goals

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Hybrid Event Trends Defining the Future of Event Experience

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Though we’ve all heard the word more than enough times, “hybrid” still carries a good amount of uncertainty. What exactly does it mean? What does it look like in practice? How are Event Experience Leaders implementing hybrid in their own strategies?

We set out to answer these questions through real-time feedback, proprietary data, and extensive research. Our team interviewed and surveyed hundreds of attendees and sat down with industry experts to establish the guidelines for creating market-leading hybrid events.

Read full story at: https://www.bizzabo.com/blog/hybrid-future-event-experience

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The State of the Event Industry: 7 Predictions for the Next 5 years

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For the past two years, Event Experience Leaders have been toeing the line, trying to solve for the events in front of them while setting themselves up for a hybrid future.

None of us has a crystal ball telling us what the future holds, but we do have trusted industry experts who can make educated predictions based on overall trends, their own data, and diverse personal experiences.

Read full story at: https://www.bizzabo.com/blog/state-of-the-event-industry-7-predictions-next-5-years

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15 Attendee Engagement Tips Based on Neuroscience

Before the pandemic, virtual and hybrid events were less common –– especially as the high-production, immersive experiences they’ve now come to be. They were largely designed to attract future in-person attendees while adding an element of innovation.

The steady development of these formats –– and the technology to support them –– has now accelerated. Their benefits have also come into focus: wider reach, more inclusivity, and increased sustainability –– just to name a few.

Read full story at: https://www.eventmanagerblog.com/neuroscience-event-engagement-tips

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Making the perfect event app – tips and best practices

With the world slowly making its way out of lockdown, we’re seeing the return of public events, conferences and festivals. While event apps have existed before the pandemic, we could see them become more popular and essential in the coming years. Event apps not only benefit the attendee during the event but also the organizer as they can glean useful post-event insights.

Since the introduction of apps, they have revolutionized how we communicate, entertain and learn. An i-Verve report shared that 60% of event planners believe that event apps provide a boost to attendee engagement.

Read more at: https://www.adjust.com/blog/how-to-create-an-event-app/