Tag Archives: event planning

Cut Costs and Still Deliver an Awesome Event Experience? Yeah Right!

Look at any B2B event operations management job ad and you will see words such as ‘budgets’, ‘P&L’ and ‘growth’ regularly crop up in the specification. At the same time, you will notice that terms like ‘quality’, ‘creative’, ‘logistics’, ‘delivery’,… Read more

Posted in Budgeting | Tagged , | Leave a comment

You Cannot be Serious! Why Events are the Perfect Adult Playground

There are certain types of events such as sports, music festivals and comedy shows which are designed for people to come together and play. However, there are other types of events, such as conferences and trade shows, that we don’t usually think of as play. In this article, we look at the… Read more

Posted in Inspiration | Tagged , | 1 Comment

You Can’t Fake Quality: What Event Planners Can Learn from the Peacock’s Tail

In these budget conscious times, most of us are looking for ways to keep our costs down. The prevailing logic is that we need to keep our ticket prices as low as possible in order to attract attendees. So, how do we account for the popularity of events high-end events like TED with ticket prices… Read more

Posted in Inspiration | Tagged , | 4 Comments

Is Your Event a Vitamin, Painkiller or a Candy?

You’ve built your website, your advertising has begun, your social media is buzzing but for some reason people are not registering for your event. Why? There is a good chance you have a messaging problem. In this article we look at how a shift in context can change your messaging so that your… Read more

Posted in marketing | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

Never #Fail Your Attendees Again

Here is a presentation about how simple mistake can ruin our events. Don’t let your attendees down ever again! I know you appreciated this article about making always the same event planning mistakes. We all make mistakes, but there is a big difference between occasional and repeated… Read more

Posted in event planning 2.0 | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

5 Counterintuitive Ideas for #EventProfs to Boost Productivity

While event professionals are masterful at getting things done, it is also one of the most demanding professions where working long hours to meet hard deadlines is common. In this article we look at some thought-provoking and sometimes counterintuitive ways of boosting productivity. Time,… Read more

Posted in productivity | Tagged , | Leave a comment

The Entrepreneur’s Dilemma: Where Owners Get Stuck

One of the best things about being a business owner is that you don’t have to answer to anyone. Unfortunately, one of the worst things about owning your own event company is, also, that you don’t have to answer to anyone. Why? Because there is no one to stop you from getting in your own… Read more

Posted in Guest Post | Tagged , | Leave a comment

If You Work In Events You’re In The Entertainment Business

The word conference has become so laiden with negative connotations that we‘re going out of our way to avoid it. We’re awash with – fests, camps, stocks, meet-ups, and of course unconferences. Somewhere along the line ‘conference’ came to mean boring. Why? Probably because all too… Read more

Posted in psychology of events | Tagged , , | 5 Comments

Designing Events Without a Hair in the Soup

This is a sponsored post written by Ellen Seguin, Content & Event Marketing Director at etouches, event management software. More information about Event Manager Blog’s sponsored posts. What makes you happy about having dinner at a restaurant? Is it the setup, the service, the menu, the taste… Read more

Posted in event management | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Meant to Be: The Event and the Mobile App

This is a sponsored post from Cvent. More information about Event Manager Blog’s sponsored posts. Romeo and Juliet, Bonnie and Clyde, Ross and Rachael, Superman and Lois Lane, real or fictional, the most enduring tales of true love often involve soul mates. Like salt and pepper or hashtags and… Read more

Posted in mobile | Tagged | Leave a comment