Oct 24, 2017
According to the Global Business Travel Association, 80 percent of all meeting savings is realized during the venue sourcing process. To address this issue, cloud event management software provider etouches has developed etouches Venue Sourcing, which integrates sourcing and booking with meeting registration and approval, and an enterprise calendar.  etouches Venue Sourcing combines the features and functionality of  the venue sourcing and booking platform Zentila, which the company acquired in 2016, with etouches’ event management software (EMS) solution.   “Meeting professionals must… more
Oct 17, 2017
The Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau (ACVB) has launched the Discover Atlanta: Official Guide mobile application. While mobile applications are not new technology, this is the first destination marketing app powered by the artificial intelligence of a gaming platform. Released on Oct. 12, Discover Atlanta: Official Guide was designed and built in partnership with Winistry, makers of the Intelligent Mobile App Platform. This technology enables ACVB to promote Atlanta in a unique, personalized manner, based on user preference, behavior, location and even time of day. “We strategically… more
Sep 26, 2017
Core-apps has updated and enhanced its Access 365 product, an event app feature that allows planners to extend the life of their apps beyond their events. The new updates not only provide event planners with a flexible payment structure but also technical enhancements designed to help turn an event app into a year-round engagement tool. The new pricing model features a low monthly fee to help mitigate the upfront costs of implementation, thus lowering the barrier of entry so organizers can engage with their audiences 365 days a year. This goes into effect immediately and can be added on to… more
Sep 21, 2017
Many corporate event professionals are not overly tech-confident. It’s not their core business.  But in order to get the most out of most event software, you often need to have a deep technical understanding of how things work behind the scenes. Integration between event software tools can be challenging, is often just cobbling disparate technology together, and may be complex enough to require involvement from IT. Even single-provider solutions may be conglomerations from acquisitions rather than being built to work as a whole. Event marketers don’t typically have the time to deal with… more
Sep 03, 2017
Predictive Marketing involves using sophisticated algorithms and cloud-based computing to make smarter marketing decisions and deliver personalized content to users based on their browsing history, goal-based actions, and demographic data. According to eMarketer’s ‘Predictive Marketing Roundup’, nearly 70% of US marketers said predictive was the primary technology they planned to use in 2017. In addition, roughly half of marketing and media executives surveyed in North America said they believe predictive analytics and modeling to be one of the most helpful technologies for getting more… more
Sep 03, 2017
Business Events Canada (BEC) recently launched a new website designed to attract international meetings, conventions and incentive events to Canada and its myriad event and tourism destinations. Supported by BEC’s content team, the digital hub is geared toward U.S., U.K. and international meeting and event planners and decision-makers. According to BEC officials, more than 8,000 international conferences are held across Canada each year. “International meetings and events are important drivers of the Canadian economy,” said Chantal Sturk-Nadeau, executive director of Business Events Canada… more