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Virtual Event Engagement: 15 Proven Ways to Increase Attendee Participation

Many modern event platforms provide basic virtual engagement tools, such as polling, chat, and live Q&A sessions. However, they barely scratch the surface when it comes to building a strong community. Attendees have high expectations, and many are growing fatigued by the amount of time spent in front of the screen. As such, they’re just one click away from leaving the event, especially given the many distractions that come with working from home.

Read more at: https://www.aventri.com/blog/virtual-event-engagement

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Virtual Networking: How to Foster Meaningful Connections at Virtual and Hybrid Events

While most of us have grown used to socially distant virtual events over the past year, people are becoming increasingly wary of how much time they spend in front of the screen. Leaving an event is always just a click away, which is why you need to follow the best practices when learning how to host a virtual networking event.

With that in mind, here are eight proven virtual networking event ideas to bring high engagement levels to virtual and hybrid events:

Read more at: https://www.aventri.com/blog/virtual-event-networking-ideas

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Clubhouse: what can event profs learn from the app´s success?

Find out the reasons behind Clubhouse’s overwhelming success and what event profs can learn from it.

Clubhouse is buzzing. Founded a year ago, the company raised over $100 million in January at a $1 billion valuation.

Celebrities like Elon Musk and Oprah Winfrey are turning up at Clubhouse rooms. Invitations to the app have been selling for as much as $125 on eBay. 

Read more at: https://blog.inevent.com/tech-and-trends/clubhouse-what-can-event-profs-learn-from-the-apps-success.html

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How Beacons can Transform Event Management and Trade Shows

Beacons have captivated the attention of the tech media world. With the recent deployment of these low-cost devices by retailers such as Macy’s, Apple Stores, and sports venues such as Major League Baseball stadium, Oracle Arena, etc., beacon technology has stimulated the appetite of event marketers too.

For years, event organizers have pursued new ways to enhance visitors’ experience by delivering improved customer service and offering digital content through event-specific mobile apps.

Read more at: https://blog.beaconstac.com/2014/08/how-beacons-can-transform-event-management-and-trade-shows/

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8 REASONS WHY THE VIRTUAL VENUE IS BETTER THAN THE PHYSICAL ONE

The year 2020 marked the upsurge of events taking place in virtual venues.

With many countries and cities going on lockdowns since March and again in November, it was clear that virtual was the way to go. And that the virtual venue was the next big thing.

The coronavirus pandemic required both events management businesses and companies that regularly held physical events, for marketing or sales purposes, to consider alternatives.

Read more at: https://eventtus.com/blog/virtual-venue-is-better-than-physical-events/

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VIRTUAL CONFERENCES: 7 BENEFITS AND A QUICK GUIDE TO SUCCESS

Events have been an essential area for marketing, networking, and sales for many businesses for the past few years. But 2020 has forced companies to shift gears in this area.

Large-sized events like conferences are now going into a virtual setting and businesses are now shifting towards virtual conferences.

Many companies, small and large, have been forced to re-evaluate their business, strategy, and how they do things.

Read more at: https://eventtus.com/blog/benefits-virtual-conferences-quick-guide/

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WANT A SUCCESSFUL VIRTUAL EVENT? HERE ARE 18 TIPS

Who doesn’t want a successful virtual event?

Most businesses, big or small, want their events to be successful especially when they’re taking the plunge and shifting to virtual.

Before the pandemic, when many parts of the world were exploring virtual events, a report by Grand View Research valued the global virtual events market at nearly $78 billion. And that was in 2019.

Now that being at home or remote is the new norm, you can expect this industry to grow even more – and fast.

Read more at: https://eventtus.com/blog/virtual-event-success-tips/

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13 VIRTUAL CONFERENCE ENGAGEMENT IDEAS TO EXCITE YOUR AUDIENCE

Did you know that 49% of marketers believe that engaging audiences in a virtual setting is key to a successful event? (Markletic)

It’s true. Whether you’re running a virtual conference, event, expo, job fair, or anything in between, failing to engage your audience means they won’t come back to future events.

To overcome this dilemma, we’ve compiled a list of 13 virtual conference engagement ideas to help you out.

Read more at: https://eventtus.com/blog/13-virtual-conference-engagement-ideas-to-excite-your-audience/

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20 SURE FIRE WAYS TO MAXIMIZE EVENT ENGAGEMENT

More than half (67.7%) of event marketers find it more difficult to keep attendees engaged during sessions at virtual events. It’s time we fix this issue. Virtual experiences are now the norm in the event space, and investing in the hybrid era will become the next significant shift in events. With the industry rapidly evolving, how can planners drive and improve audience engagement within this new paradigm?

Keep reading to find out the best practices, tips, examples, and strategies to maximize event engagement!

Read more at: https://blog.bizzabo.com/maximize-event-engagement

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Events gone virtual. Is there a future for mobile?

Virtual event experiences are here to stay, and the industry is justifiably focused on virtual technology. By comparison, mobile event apps are barely on anyone’s radar and have seemingly become an afterthought. This begs the question: Is there a future for mobile in a post-COVID-19 event technology landscape?

Just a few years ago event apps were the event industry’s hottest growth trend, spawning hundreds of startups, including Attendify.

Read more at: https://attendify.com/blog/events-gone-virtual-is-there-a-future-for-mobile-event-apps/

 

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MEETING AND EVENT TECHNOLOGY TRENDS TO TRY NOW

Technology is constantly evolving. And with social distancing required to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the meetings and events industry, among all others, has become even more reliant on it. A permanent state of iteration paired with this new dependency equals new and ever-changing trends.

Below, we highlight current meetings and events technology for virtual, hybrid and live experiences.

Read more at: https://insights.bcdme.com/blog/insights/meetings-and-events-technology-trends-to-try-now

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EVENT TECHNOLOGY: THE 2021 GUIDE

Welcome to the 2021 event technology guide. Here you’ll learn how to choose the right event technology for your next event to support your desired event outcomes.

What is Event Technology?

Event technology is any digital tool that helps you plan and produce an event. Some examples are event management software, engagement tools, virtual platforms, streaming services, and mobile event apps.

Read more at: https://blog.bizzabo.com/event-technology-guide

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How to Use Engagement Scoring to Track the Attendee Journey

What are your attendees thinking? It’s a common question for planners and marketers, and finding the answer doesn’t rely on telepathy, but on technology. Using technology to track customer touchpoints, companies can create multiple engagement scores per event that provide actionable insight into the customer journey. For marketers and planners, the engagement score ties to virtual, hybrid, and in-person events, looking to event touchpoints to show the attendee journey. The scores can provide full insight into your customers based on their event interactions.

Read more at: https://www.cvent.com/en/blog/events/engagement-scoring

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Digital Events: Finding Ways to Connect Through the Screen

It’s a scenario we are all too familiar with. You log on to your computer to start your day, excited by the prospect of an entire Monday with no meetings. It seems too good to be true! And then it hits you – it is. You suddenly remember that you registered for a few digital events. You have to be on camera all day, which means changing out of your faded sweatshirt and running a comb through your hair. And you have to talk to people. It takes you one minute to decide that you are not going to be joining the conference.

Read more at: https://www.cvent.com/en/blog/events/digital-events

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Virtual Meetings in 2021: Tips, Ideas & Tools

Many of us now attend virtual meetings every day, sometimes, a lot more than we would like. Virtual meetings are often blocked out into our schedules a week in advance or are thrown onto that one free block of time on our calendars an hour before they begin. During COVID-19, individuals have spent more than 5.5 billion minutes in virtual meetings, according to Entrepreneur.

Read more at: https://www.cvent.com/en/blog/events/virtual-meetings

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How to use lead capture technology for event personalization

All event organizers make it a priority to ensure a memorable experience for their target audience, from start to finish. And the best way to guarantee that is through lead capture technology, which works primarily as a digital identification system of each attendee. Then, you only need to use ID technology as the means for personalization. Not only does personalization offer a more seamless experience for attendees, but organizers benefit from the increased value of collecting key attendee data that can be highly valuable for follow-up actions or for planning better events in the future.

Read more at: https://beamian.com/lead-capture-technology-event-personalization/

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Virtual Engagement Ideas to Keep your Event Attendees Engaged

Over the past few months, I’ve witnessed a lot of event organisers who are planning virtual events, tell their clients to keep timings short, presentations succinct and the overall event length to under an hour in order to maintain virtual engagement. The reason? Apparently, our attention spans have been so degenerated by TikTok-style short bursts of content that we can no longer cope with staring at a screen for any significant length of time.

Read more at: https://www.cvent.com/uk/blog/events/virtual-engagement-ideas-keep-your-event-attendees-engaged

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Exploring Virtual Events: 6 Best Practices for Nonprofits

Virtual events are a rising engagement opportunity for organizations all across the globe. While it  has been steadily increasing for some time now, its popularity and necessity has skyrocketed in recent months as a result of COVID-19.

Perhaps your nonprofit is in the beginning stages of virtual event exploration. Maybe you’ve already hosted one, maybe you’re in the planning stage, or maybe you’re still considering your options.

Read more at: https://www.cadmiumcd.com/blog/exploring-virtual-events-6-best-practices-for-nonprofits/

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How much does a mobile app for events cost [with price comparison tool]

Currently, 85% of event planners use mobile app for events, 61% use event marketing tools, and 54% use survey tools. The main reasons for that being convenience to the participants, agility to obtain information and the possibility of creating interactive experiences that passively collect data.

Read more at: http://blog.inevent.com/en/digital-transformation/how-much-does-a-mobile-app-for-events-cost-with-price-comparison-tool.html

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4 Tips To Enhance Attendee Experience

So much of an event planner’s or event management company’s day is spent brainstorming creative and innovating ideas on how to enhance an event and attendee’s overall experience.

Ensuring your event is engaging for your audience is absolutely imperative, so enhancing their experience where ever possible is key. By introducing creative and original ideas you will avoid any chance of them leaving unimpressed and not wanting to come back for future events.

Read more at: https://pathable.com/4-tips-to-enhance-attendee-experience/

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40 Event Planning Apps to Watch in 2020

We decided to put together all the apps we have reviewed in the last year, to give you a highlight of the technology we see impacting events in 2019.

This is by no means an award, some sort of ranking, or a top ten list.

As we spent a lot of time going through these apps, we analyzed the thinking behind them, talked to the founders, and tried and tested them.

Read more at: https://www.eventmanagerblog.com/event-planning-apps

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39 Event Planning Apps to Watch in 2020

We decided to put together all the apps we have reviewed in the last year, to give you a highlight of the technology we see impacting events in 2019.

This is by no means an award, some sort of ranking, or a top ten list.

As we spent a lot of time going through these apps, we analyzed the thinking behind them, talked to the founders, and tried and tested them.

Read more at: https://www.eventmanagerblog.com/event-planning-apps

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Three Tips for Powering Personalized Events with Technology

Personalization is more than just a nice to have — it’s a necessity. This is especially true at events where there are multiple messages competing for an attendee’s attention. Taking a traditional one-size-fits-all approach just doesn’t cut it anymore as your customers are becoming more and more adept at filtering out generic advertising.

Read more at: https://blog.hubb.me/three-tips-for-powering-personalized-events-with-technology

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Take your virtual events to the next level with these easy tips

As more events go online, marketers need to take extra care of the brand they represent. Regardless of whether you are using online conferencing platforms like Zoom, Skype or a virtual meeting app, it is important to save your event from perils of technical issues, distractions, and unprofessional audio. To take your virtual events to the next level, it is important to keep these aspects in mind. Here are some practical tips that can help you create a memorable and professional virtual event even if it is your first time.

Read more at: https://www.eventdex.com/blog/take-your-virtual-events-to-the-next-level-with-these-easy-tips/

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All You Need To Know About Virtual Meeting Apps and Events

As the world wakes up to the new normal, many things changed including events and the way they are planned. The events industry incurred a whopping $650+ million loss by mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic (inc42). Fortunately, events planners around the world are embracing virtual or hybrid events to mitigate these losses and drive meaningful conversations with virtual meeting apps.

Read more at: https://www.eventdex.com/blog/all-you-need-to-know-about-virtual-meeting-apps-and-events/

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Capturing Your Event Content: Live Streaming and Recording Best Practices

CadmiumCD Project Manager Josh Miller knows a thing or two about capturing major events on camera.

With emmy-award winning experience on projects like the Super Bowl, the space shuttle Atlantis launch, and the Oscars, plus interviews with celebrities like Michelle Obama, Cal Ripken, and — let’s not forget — our very own CadmiumCD Super Planners, Josh knows his way around live and recorded broadcasting.

Read more at: https://www.cadmiumcd.com/blog/capturing-your-event/

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Improve Attendee Event Experience with Tech: A Short Guide

Events are key resources organizations use to engage supporters and interested members. Effective planning requires your organization to leverage all of your resources to the best of your ability.

Ensuring supporters stay engaged is a difficult task to tackle. In order to make sure your organization’s event attendees have a good experience, you’ll need to use software to collect data and use that data effectively.

Read more at: https://www.cadmiumcd.com/blog/attendee-experience-guide/

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The Secret to Attendee-to-Attendee Engagement? An Event Mobile App.

One of the main reasons why live events have been so successful over the years is because they give people a unique opportunity to meet and network face-to-face with their peers. While this has certainly suffered in 2020 due to the absence of in-person events, there’s no reason why you can’t still encourage or facilitate opportunities for your attendees to engage with one another during your digital or hybrid events.

Read more at: https://www.certain.com/blog/the-secret-to-attendee-engagement-event-mobile-app/

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How to leverage event technology to elevate your next event

What is Event Technology?

Event technology is any kind of software that improves the event process for both event planners, and/or attendees. In the last 10 years, the industry has seen a number of innovative event technology platforms emerge to help event planners set up, promote, and execute an event, as well as leverage attendee data and feedback to improve the process for future events. On the other hand, event attendees have become accustomed to event technology serving as an enhancement to their overall experience.

Read more at: https://www.eply.com/blog/event-technology

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2020 EVENT MARKETING STATISTICS, TRENDS, AND DATA

The most comprehensive list of event marketing statistics, event management statistics, and event planning statistics on the internet for 2020 and beyond.

While unprecedented circumstances related to COVID-19 have forced companies and the event industry as a whole to pause, step back, pivot, and make remarkable changes in the short term, there is no doubt the power of connection and community will prevail.

Read more at: https://blog.bizzabo.com/event-marketing-statistics