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Event CPR: 17 Ideas to Refresh Your Event

Posted by Kate Dodd

August 21, 2017

Is your event stagnating, both in terms of attendance and revenue growth?  It might be time to mix things up and inject a breath of fresh air into your event.

Changing your event format or adding a different experience to your event – whether it’s injecting a consumer experience into a business event, or vice versa – doing something different will set you apart from the competition and keep attendees coming back to see what’s new.

Here are 17 ways you can do something different at your next event:

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Topics: Event Registration, Expo Logic News, Expo Logic, Event Planning, Event Management, Event Promotion, Trade show, Event Revenue, SnapChat, Crowd Surf, Conference ideas, Event Ideas

Snapchat Launches Crowd Surf Feature to Reach a Wider Audience

Posted by Kate Dodd

August 19, 2017

Social media has become the number one way to share your life with your friends, family, and even strangers. We use Twitter to express our feelings in 140 characters or less. Instagram as the platform to show the world your perfect dinner plate. And now Snapchat can be used to make your friends envious of the event you went to the night before.

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Topics: Event Registration, Expo Logic News, Expo Logic, Event Planning, Event Management, Event Promotion, Trade show, Event Revenue, SnapChat, Crowd Surf

Print Badges and Tickets in netFORUM Enterprise or Pro

Posted by Kate Dodd

August 10, 2017

With Expo Logic’s badge[on]demand™ integration, you can print badges and tickets directly from registration records in netFORUM Enterprise or Pro. This solution is great for large and small events and keeps all of your important attendee data right where it belongs – in your database!

Here’s a quick look at the integration and how you can use it for your next event.

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Topics: Event Registration, Expo Logic News, Badge[on]demand™, Badge Printing, Print Badges, Expo Logic, Event Planning, Event Management, Trade show, Event Revenue, Badges, Abila, netFORUM Enterprise, netFORUM, netFORUM Pro, Event badge

Using Big Data to Improve Your Event

Posted by Kate Dodd

August 07, 2017

Big Data is a big deal these days, but what does it have to do with event planning?  As a show organizer, you can leverage your event’s big data -  everything from attendee demographics to session attendance behavior – to glean valuable insights than can help you market more intelligently, create a better experience for attendees, and ultimately, improve your event business.  So what is your event’s “big data” and where can you find it?

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Topics: Event Registration, Expo Logic, Event Planning, Online Event Registration, Event Management, Session Tracking, RFID, On-Site Registration, Assocation Conference, Conference Reception, Big Data, Attendee Tracking, Beacon, NFC, Improve Event, Event Data

Offer a ride with UberEVENTS

Posted by Kate Dodd

August 04, 2017

People travel from all over the country, and even the world, to attend your event. This can leave them with just one or two modes of transportation after they arrive. This limited transportation can be a reason attendees miss out on VIP events or after hours activities.

Uber has found a solution to this transportation dilemma with UberEVENTS.

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Topics: Event Registration, Expo Logic, Event Planning, Online Event Registration, Event Management, On-Site Registration, Assocation Conference, Uber, Transportation, Event Transportation, Conference Reception, UberEVENTS

AIRBNB 'PREMIUM' TO COMPETE WITH HOTELS

Posted by Kate Dodd

July 24, 2017

Airbnb began as a simple idea between roommates to make some extra money. Today, that simple idea has grown to over 3 million lodging listings with more than 160 million guests.

Not resting on its laurels, Airbnb is now looking to compete with hotels by adding a new program which will offer exclusive listings that have met Airbnb’s premium standards.

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Topics: Event Registration, Expo Logic, Online Event Registration, Event Management, On-Site Registration, Assocation Conference, Airbnb, Hotels, Housing

5 Easy WAYS TO Stay Within Your Association’s Conference Budget

Posted by Kate Dodd

July 17, 2017

Budgeting is a pretty normal part of our lives. We have budgets for just about everything: Saving for a house, grocery shopping, planning a vacation, wedding planning, and the list goes on!

If you’re an event planner, then you know how important it is to plan a budget and to stay within it. At the same time, you want to plan a conference or annual meeting that will be memorable in the years to come. So how do you do that and still remain within the constraints of your budget?

Here are 5 easy tips to follow if you want to stay within your conference budget while hosting an event that your members won’t forget anytime soon.

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Topics: Conference Planning Tips, Event Registration, Expo Logic, Event Planning, Online Event Registration, Event Management, Online Registration, Conference Marketing, On-Site Registration, Event Success, Successful Event, Event Goals, Expo Planning, Assocation Event, Assocation Conference

Using Drones at Your Event

Posted by Kate Dodd

July 05, 2017

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), more commonly known as drones, can be used for just about everything these days. From military operations to Amazon deliveries, and now even sold for entertainment use in your backyard, drones are showing up in the air in places you may not have expected.  Drones can even provide an added benefit to your event or tradeshow by bringing a new element of technology and excitement.

How do you know if drones would be a good addition at your show? Consider these ideas when determining if drones are right for your event.

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Topics: Conference Planning Tips, Event Registration, Expo Logic, Event Planning, Online Event Registration, Event Management, Online Registration, Conference Marketing, On-Site Registration, Event Success, Successful Event, Event Goals, Expo Planning, Drones, Event Drones

“One of the best things about Expo Logic is their customer service”

Posted by Kate Dodd

July 05, 2017

Case Study: Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company (NMLI)

Holding 9 major meetings a year ranging in size from 150-15,000 attendees, NMLI had an ongoing staff burden to manage registration and print badges in-house.

“We were spending hours pre-printing name badges and stuffing them into packets. Our staff was becoming overwhelmed with changes and corrections to name badges alone prior to each meeting,” says Stephanie Armbrust, Meetings Registration Coordinator for Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance.

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Topics: Conference Planning Tips, Event Registration, Expo Logic, Event Planning, Online Event Registration, Event Management, Online Registration, Conference Marketing, On-Site Registration, Event Success, Successful Event, Event Goals, Expo Planning, Case Study, Success Story

How to Catalyze Your Entire Association to Impact Event Revenue

Posted by Kate Dodd

July 03, 2017

Is your association getting ready for a big event right now? Head on over to your event team’s desks. I’ll wait.

You there? Ok – see the crazed look in their eyes? The un-brushed hair and seven o’clock (yes, seven) shadows? That is, if you can get to them through the piles of event décor, signage and collateral. How are their thumbs? Their voice? Texting, emailing and calling so many vendors and partners and speakers in a day does take its toll…

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Topics: Conference Planning Tips, Event Registration, Expo Logic, Event Planning, Online Event Registration, Event Marketing, Event Management, Increase Attendance, Online Registration, Conference Marketing, On-Site Registration, Increase Event Revenue, Event Success, Successful Event, Event Goals, Association Event

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