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60 million for Eventbrite
Ticketing and registration platform Eventbrite raises $60 million in growth capital.
App Transforms Smartphone into Microphone for Participants
The new Crowd Mics app patches smartphones through to a venue's PA system, allowing participants at conventions, meetings or events to use their smartphones as microphones to ask questions, etc.
Lightwave Measures Audience's Physiological Responses at Events
Perhaps you already work out with 'wearables' or portable sensors attached to your body. Lightwave uses this portable technology during live events to gather data on how audiences react.
Column: 4 Barriers to Overcome to Boost use of Social Media
Everybody wants it. Everybody talks about it. Yet so few actually get it. Of course I am talking about 'the Buzz'. Participants of your next event which go wild on Social Media.
Meetings in a Dream Location
CEOs and their board travel all over the world for their annual strategy meetings, because a location far from the office tends to be more inspiring. Why then do these executives so often end up in the stuffy conference rooms?
Keep your Conference Calls Clean
Bestselling author Seth Godin wrote a nice blog post full of useful tips on the conference call: Conference call hygiene. Before reading the tips, maybe you should first check out this video.
Step in Your Attendees Shoes
To make your event a buzz-worthy, must attend occurrence you need to make your user happy. It is just that simple. Do everything you can to create an event that gives your attendees an experience that they can't forget - in a good way.
iBeacons, the New Revolution for Events
iBeacon is making stealthy inroads in the world of events. This technology provides your participants with an even more intense experience.
ICF International Acquires Belgian Event- & Marketing Agency Mostra
ICF International announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to purchase Mostra, a communications and event firm based in Brussels, with annual revenues of $40 million.
Ticketmaster Launches in Belgium by the Acquisition of Ticketnet
Live Nation Entertainment has taken over the Belgian Ticketnet and is renaming the ticketing company to Ticketmaster Belgium.
Tips to Not Mess Up the Registration Process
Everyone knows that planning events can be stressful. In order to make the process easier, you need to plan ahead and use event management software like etouches.
Column: Is the event industry made up of fools!?
"A recent study shows that being an 'event manager' is one of the top 5 most stressful jobs." Seriously. I saw it in black and white in an article. But we're in good company!
Counting down to Eventex Conference
Looking for a conference to keep you updated on the trends and innovations in the events industry? Then the Eventex Conference may worth attending.
Column: 5 Social Media Do's & Don'ts - Rise Above Advertising
Whether or not social media is being used is purely determined by your audience. And simply tweeting about how good your event is makes no sense at all. So what is it about then?
Getting Event Registration Right
Julius Solaris has posted an inspiring new presentation on SlideShare. This time Julius focuses on the registration process at events. After all, this is all too often a nightmare.
Pixar's 22 Rules to Phenomenal Storytelling
Pixar conquered the world with animated films such as Toy Story, Finding Nemo, ... Pixar's secret? The art of storytelling. As a speaker and/or event planner you can learn a lot from that!
Event Manager in TOP 5 Most Stressing Jobs 2014
Every employee deals with stress at some or other time, but some jobs are more stressful than others. According to the career website CareerCast.com Event Managers are this year in the top 5.
Safety First on your Event Checklist
Obviously you should always be concerned about the safety of your guests at your event. If you make use of an accredited security firm - which is recommended - then discuss the following 7 points quite thoroughly with them.
Fireworks go Seriously Wrong
"You are an idiot if you play around with fireworks", was once the slogan in a government campaign against the use of fireworks. And we're inclined to agree after watching this movie.
TOP Visual Design Trends for 2014
Women of all shapes, beards, hands-on fathers, ... these are just some of the design trends for 2014. And say goodbye to vampires. From now on witches are in.