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Creating ROI Through Social Media

Want to create an enviable social strategy? Familiarize yourself with all of the social networks at your disposal, figure out which features will work best with your business and focus on the platforms that best reflect your business's mission.

Designing the social experience

What are your goals and objectives for actively participating in the social conversation at your event? Increasing the number of followers or improving the attendee experience? Are you focused on live tweeting your event’s content or incentivizing your attendees to live tweet? We talked with Elizabeth Glau, CMP about these questions and more best practices for social media at your event.

Creative Meeting Design

It is a challenge to keep attendees interested and engaged at meetings but with creativity and the right tools you can boost interaction and engagement. Erwin Dielens, Founder of The ROC, is passionate about creative production and gives some tips on how to design meetings in a more creative and effective way according to your objectives and within the budget.


How Meeting Design Leads to Higher ROI

Meeting design is connected to ROI and it is important to understand how we can design more effective meetings that will ultimately lead to a higher ROI. In this interview Rosa Garriga Mora, Marketing & Communications Manager at myQaa, shares some tips that will help you design more effective learning environment at your meetings and achieve higher ROI.


Increasing delegate feedback for your conference

Data collection including information about attendees' feedback can be extremely hard to obtain but is crucial for event planners to help them define their audience behaviour and profiles. So it is important to have tools that can help increase delegates feedback.
In this interview, John Martinez from Shocklogic introduces Surveylogic, an innovative software for collecting feedback from participants.


Smart(phone) Technology for Events

There are a lot of event apps out there, but how do you use them? Trippus has produced a free guide on how to make the most out of the fact that your event participants use smartphones - interview with Martin Klofver, CEO of Trippus.

The new standard in presentation management

Slidebox was chosen as one of the top 10 innovations at EIBTM2014. And in this interview, Menno Pleij one of the founders of this start-up company, explains why they were selected.
Slidebox is all about the speaker - a new approach on presentation management applicable to all known presentation file formats, both offline (files) and online (p.e. webpages and youtube).

Leveraging technology to boost your audience engagement

Best practices as well as potential pitfalls of implementing technology at your event to boost learning and audience engagement - Paul Heil from interviewed by Erwin Dielens.

Enhancing the value of your conference

How can a conference organizer add extra value to a conference after it is over? Astrid Vuketich from Webges explains you how to do it by using an online content library. One idea is to add content like presentations, audio streams and webcasts on the conference's online library. Discover additional possibilities in this interview.

AV and IT Consulting for International Meetings

The main challenge meeting planners are facing today is a speed of AV and IT changes in the industry. Yuci are a group of AV and IT Specialist who can support the association planner with managing all technical part of a conference, working directly with an AV supplier.

Social Media Automation

When coming up with your social media strategy, do you include automation?
Kristen Carvalho, Content and Social Media Manager at etouches, did an interesting presentation about this topic at the Innovation Zone #EIBTM14. And in this interview she gives you some tips on "how to set yourself up for success at your next event when it comes to engagement and brand visibility."

The Meetings Industry at Trade Shows

Elling Hamso gives Maarten Vanneste credit for changing the way the Meetings Industry is represented today at trade shows such as ibtm world (formerly EIBTM) by introducing a new category of exhibitors - those who support the content side of meetings.


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