Category: Online Resources

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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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 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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17 Kick-Ass Event Planning Blogs (That You Should Be Reading)

Best Event Planning Blogs

We love providing great, useful content for event professionals here at the Convene @ Planning Pod (as well as creating useful event management applications and tools), but we also love reading what other insightful industry gurus have to say. A great thing about our industry is how open people are and how willing they are

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How to overcome negative social media reviews for your events business

Overcoming Negative Social Media Reviews and Negative Customer Reviews

Bad or less-than-ideal customer experiences happen to all of us at some point. No matter how professional and diligent we are and no matter how hard we try to be perfect (and, BTW, nobody is perfect), sometimes things just happen, many of which are completely out of our control. Sometimes those things are accidents (your

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31 Must-Follow Event Planners and Event Bloggers on Twitter

Part of being a professional in the events industry is staying up-to-date on the latest trends, innovations, technologies and best practices. Thankfully for all of us, many event management pros and publications give liberally of their time and advice and make it easy for the rest of us by sharing this information on a daily

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17 proven ways to boost your event attendance

Nothing is more deflating than spending countless hours (as well as lots of money) planning an event only to have a paltry turnout. Empty chairs are the bane of every event planner’s existence and can be discouraging to the point of giving up, and so we decided to compile a list of tactics for improving

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Some interesting wedding websites and vendors to check out

Just wanted to give a shout-out to a few very helpful sites for brides. If you’re shopping for wedding bargains, check out Wedding Warehouse – The Largest On-Line Wedding Discount Stores. Thinking about using a calligrapher for your invitations … talk to Calligraphy by Diane. Want a little wedding flair and updates from across the pond …

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All the more reason to hire a professional event planner

Take a look at THIS article from Forbes Woman. It basically states that women who plan their own weddings are planning mostly in the workplace. 95% of women planning their own wedding use company property such as computers, phone and copy machines for planning purposes and 30% of brides stated that, “their focus was taken away from

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