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Sep 28, 2017
Show organizers will have an opportunity to find even more answers to their questions about sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) at this year’s IMEX America. The annual exhibition for incentive travel, meetings and events industry is set for Oct. 10-12 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center at The Venetian | The Palazzo in Las Vegas. From environmental best practices and making a business for green to pairing the right CSR activity with an event and eliminating waste at meetings, new CSR and environmentally focused learning sessions will grace the show’s Sustainability… 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 25, 2017
Corporate event professionals are often viewed as the people behind the scenes who are good at operations, but not taken into consideration where strategy is concerned. There usually is another marketing or sales group making the decisions on which events to host or participate in and what the strategy should be – then the program is handed off to the event manager to execute. Event professionals can add a huge amount of value to programs by understanding the business goals and structuring events to measurably achieve those goals. But in order to be brought into the strategic discussions,… more
Sep 21, 2017
Increasing outreach is an ongoing challenge in event marketing.  How do you get more attendees to come to your event?  You’re putting in significant time, effort, and money to design and deliver a great program but if nobody attends your work is all for naught. I recently attended a webinar hosted by the Event Tech Tribe called “20 Event Marketing Hacks to Get Butts in Seats,” that offered some useful tips and tricks on how to do just that. I’ve pulled six of these to concentrate on here: three internal to your organization, and three external.    Internal Content personalization, A/B… more
Sep 21, 2017
With over 500 million users, LinkedIn’s potential to be a powerful tool for finding and engaging with relevant professionals is obvious. However, what isn’t obvious to many professionals is how they can tap into that potential and take full advantage of what LinkedIn has to offer. After about a decade of using (and experimenting with) LinkedIn, I’ve developed a system for myself that’s works – in fact, about a third of my business now comes from LinkedIn. Here are some of the actions I’m taking and features I’m focusing on: 1. Set Realistic Expectations LinkedIn isn’t magic. It’s a tool… 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 21, 2017
A lot of experiential event design these days goes hand-in-hand with event technology. But what about the non-technical visual elements of your event? Tension fabric structures can be used to add interest and excitement to event design. Fabric structures are lightweight (which means easy to pack and low cost to transport), add visual appeal, and can transform an environment into a memorable experience from the instant your attendees arrive.   Sculptural stretch-fabric structures can be used in variety of ways at events. Most commonly seen as dramatic backdrops and décor on keynote stages,… more
Sep 20, 2017
SPIN, the Senior Planners Industry Network, is encouraging meeting planner “veterans” to apply for SPIN: 40 Over 40 – a new initiative to recognize and honor planners who are industry role models, influencers, innovators, and pioneers. Self-nominations are encouraged as well as nominations from peers or colleagues. Applicants and nominees do not need to be SPIN members – they just need to be at least 40 years old, have at least 10 years of experience as a meeting planner, and still be actively planning full or part time. A selection committee will choose the final 40 honorees and each will… more
Sep 19, 2017
Corporate Event News (www.CorporateEventNews.com) is a newly launched web site and enewsletter for corporate event professionals .  We hope you find Corporate Event News to be a valuable news source for corporate event planning, marketing, event technology, people and development, destinations and venues and overall industry news. This new online hub for industry news, insights, and original content will focus on the information, education and tools for high level corporate meeting and event marketers. Led by Rachel Wimberly, 7-year president and editor-in-chief for TSNN and newly… more
Jul 12, 2012
Executing an event perfectly every single time doesn’t happen by accident. It happens by design. A design that is supported by a rock-solid strategy and technology to activate this strategy. Customer support that comes with your event platform is crucial for success. Here are four reasons to invest in a hybrid event platform that provides dedicated customer support. 1. Simplifies Platform Adoption A dedicated customer support team will define how your most recent purchase will be adopted and implemented within the organization. 21.1% of tech professionals attributed the lack of tech… more