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Category: Event Planning and Marketing

  • Going Beyond Contact Info: Eight Common Registration Questions

    Going Beyond Contact Info: Eight Common Registration Questions

    Attendees registering for an event are typically asked a variety of predictable questions. Name, title, company, email and phone number are among some of the most general information event teams collect from each attendee. But for all the obvious questions there are others nearly as popular but less anticipated. Here are eight common registration questions […]

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  • Key Steps to Creating the Perfect Swag Bag

    Key Steps to Creating the Perfect Swag Bag

    Admit it: after an attending an event, you’ve left more than one goody bag behind in the hotel room, or worse—in the garbage. Maybe you’ve considered giving up on the idea of handing out swag bags at your own events altogether. But, with good reason, swag bags are one of those things that event planners […]

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  • How Event Teams Can Get Marketing On Their Side

    How Event Teams Can Get Marketing On Their Side

    Event directors know that communication is not just an aspect of the work they do; it’s at the very core. They communicate not only with their attendees and event presenters or facilitators, but also with colleagues in other departments. In the ideation phase of planning an event, it’s beneficial to have representation from any team […]

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  • Nine Tips For Optimizing Your Event’s Education Sessions

    Nine Tips For Optimizing Your Event’s Education Sessions

    Ask a conference attendee why they are there and they’ll likely tell you for the education sessions. The education offerings of any conference act as one of the most powerful reasons individuals choose to dedicate the time, money and all needed resources required to physically attend an event. It’s no surprise that event teams place […]

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  • Beyond the Data Protection: The Real Scope of Event Security

    Beyond the Data Protection: The Real Scope of Event Security

    The phrase “data security” brings to mind images of the hackers in The Matrix or Mr. Robot. But the security of event technology and attendee data goes way beyond this stereotype. Yes, you do want to protect your event from hackers, but we could all benefit from expanding our definition of “security” to include all […]

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  • How To Structure Cancellation Fees At a Conference

    How To Structure Cancellation Fees At a Conference

    There is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all cancellation policy, but there are some general tips that can help you find the right policy for your event. Creating a cancellation fee policy presents companies with a tricky balance to calibrate: on the one hand, there are advantages to a more punitive policy. No one wants […]

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  • Early Bird Pricing Strategy: The Logic and Science Behind Scarcity and Value

    Early Bird Pricing Strategy: The Logic and Science Behind Scarcity and Value

    You would be hard-pressed to find a conference that doesn’t offer an early bird pricing strategy. This tried and true approach of offering discounted rates for registering earlier rather than later is a boon to strategic planning for any registration manager or event director, as well as a perk for engaged and excited attendees. But […]

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  • One For All and All for One Event Management!

    One For All and All for One Event Management!

    Unified marketing has become mainstream in the enterprise events industry. But why is it so important to have all of your events on a single platform? It may seem like a small thing, but busy event directors know that when juggling all aspects of planning—from registration to attendee engagement, to post-event evaluations—you want the process […]

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  • GDPR: The Four Letters Transforming The Event Industry

    GDPR: The Four Letters Transforming The Event Industry

    The EU General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, has taken a starring role in news headlines lately. This law aims to protect individuals with respect to the collection, use, and sharing of their personal data. It has revolutionized the way companies run events — and the way attendees experience them. The GDPR’s expansive focus on […]

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