Category: Event Management

Best Event Management Software of 2019

Summary: Learn about what event management software tools to look for. Evaluate features and read reviews of the top event planning apps. Before we take an in-depth look at some of the best event management software on the market today, let’s look at the basics of what event management software is, its benefits and how

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The Best Way to Pitch Event Ideas to Executives

NOTE: Even though this article is written for getting executives or top management to sign off on your event idea, I have also used the 11 steps outlined below to successfully pitch event sponsorships or marketing partnerships to executives, so feel free to adapt this list to pitching events in general. Business executives are an

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How To Decide on the Best Event Technology for You

It seems like every day there is a shiny new piece of event technology touted as “the next best thing” for managing event details, increasing productivity, collecting registrations and RSVPs, connecting attendees, and so on. But with more and more event tech solutions available, the anxiety over which option to choose increases. Do you look

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Save Your Hybrid Event from Epic Fail with These 24 Insights

Hybrid events are those that have two distinct audiences – one live in-person audience and another virtual online audience – and they have been on the rise over the last few years. In fact, it is estimated that 26% of all meetings in 2017 will be hybrid events, and with the rapidly growing popularity of

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9 Event Security Tips That Can Save You from Disaster

“Event security … the service everyone wants and no one wants to pay for.” This was one of the replies I recently received when I started a group discussion on LinkedIn about the current state of event security. Often we as event professionals think of the attendee experience first – like food-and-beverage, venue location, speaker

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12 Event Industry Statistics That Will Make You Think Twice [Infographic]

You hear a lot of predictions and anecdotal evidence about the events industry, but we here at Planning Pod also like data … and lots of it. We were recently poking around the Web (our favorite timesink) and came across quite a few event industry statistics that didn’t square with articles and social media posts

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How to Get Sponsors for Events in 14 Simple Steps

If you’ve been in business long enough (and especially in marketing), you have been pitched to sponsor an event. When I ran an ad agency, I was approached frequently, and the first words out of my mouth were, “Show me your audience.” This is because, at the end of the day, an event sponsor is

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10 innovative ways to squeeze more from your event budget

Search the Internet for the phrase “event planning challenges” and you will find countless surveys and lists (like here and here) that name reduced event budgets or budget cuts as one of the top challenges facing event professionals every year. In fact, this is such a consistently recurring challenge and issue for meeting and event

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How to Compare and Review Event Registration Software [ Infographic ]

Event Registration Software Infographic

As you may already be aware, no two event registration software platforms are alike, and each person and organization has specific requirements regarding the features and functions you need to properly collect event registrations online. To this end, we have provided below a complete checklist for comparing online event registration software tools. Feel free to

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What attendees really want from your events (but aren’t telling you)

When I first started out in marketing a few decades ago, I assumed that I could find out practically everything from my target audience with a simple, short, online survey. Just draw something up in Survey Monkey, mail it out to my list and – poof – the answers to everything would materialize in front

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