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Positive Thoughts in the Time of COVID-19 – And What We Can Do
Mar 20, 2020 by
Positive Thoughts in the Time of COVID-19 – And What We Can Do We know it’s tough out there for everyone and we are sending out positive thoughts in the time of COVID-19. Even if your organization and employees are managing well in the wake of the COVID-19 coronavirus, the uncertainty around when life and work will return to normal looms large for what we hope is a short time. We’d like to share some ideas with you that we think might help you get through this temporary interruption to yo...
 
How Innovative Tradeshow Technology Delivers Exhibitor ROO
Jan 29, 2020 by
Companies exhibit in trade shows for many reasons--to collect sales leads, educate prospects, create brand awareness, or meet face to face with customers. Exhibitions provide a setting in which prospective customers come to them to experience products, share challenges, and get answers. Innovative tradeshow technology plays a vital role in making these interactions productive. Transparent displays, virtual reality gear, and LED wall rentals are some of the ways technology helps exhibitors achiev...
 
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Capture Leads and Turn your Exhibit into a Lead Gen Machine with a Lead Retrieval App
Jan 06, 2020 by
While collecting business cards from trade show prospects has its advantages—no learning curve, no pre-planning required, no need to write contact details down—it’s a practice that lacks in so many other ways. Using a digital lead capture solution, especially one provided by the official lead retrieval provider at the show, offers exhibitors a number of important benefits. Speed It may seem like asking for a business card is fast, and if asking was all that was required to proces...
 
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3 Steps to Getting Your AV Budget Approved
Dec 27, 2019 by
Considering what’s at stake, the budget approval process can sometimes be stressful. You want to roll out the most successful and impressive event possible given your budget parameters. One of the first steps to reaching this goal is getting your audio-visual budget approved. Here are three steps you should take to ensure a favorable outcome. Do your background research As with anything in life, nothing worth having comes easy, and high-quality event audio-visual is no exception. W...
 
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Event Tech Outlook: What to Expect in 2020
Dec 23, 2019 by
As we set out to embark on a new decade, we look forward to a year filled with technological advancements that promise to make our events even more personalized, interactive, and engaging than ever before. The latest buzz surrounding fully immersive experiences made possible through multisensory stimulation and the creation of mixed reality environments will continue to gain traction in 2020. Here are some of our predictions for the tech trends the event industry can expect in the coming year. ...
 
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2019 in Review: The Year’s Hottest Event Tech Trends
Dec 16, 2019 by
Here we are, on the verge of wrapping up not only 2019, but an entire decade loaded with technological innovation. Event tech has certainly evolved over the last decade. The first iPad was released back in 2010, which is when event planners were just starting to make use of wireless handheld devices to simplify audience participation. Projection screens were also just coming into their own at that time, though certainly not with the advanced capabilities of today’s screens. Fast forward to...
 
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Expo! Expo! 2019: Fewer Event Tech Companies, But Lots of Innovation
Dec 12, 2019 by
Another Expo! Expo!, the annual conference and exhibition of the International Association of Exhibitions and Events, has come and gone. The “Show of Shows” was held December 3-5 in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. The annual event epitomized where event technology finds itself as 2019 comes to a close. Digital attendee marketing is coming of age Not long ago, the attendee-marketing stack was dominated by traditional tools, such as email, direct mail, and print adve...
 
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The Business Case For Multisensory Booth Design
Dec 06, 2019 by
There is science behind the benefits of designing a booth display that delivers sensory experiences five different ways: sight, smell, hearing, taste, touch. Engaging some or all of the senses focuses an individual’s attention, evokes strong emotions, and calls to mind pleasant memories (think Grandma’s fresh baked cookies). Exhibition displays also have important work to do: influence a sale, educate attendees, and deliver brand messaging. There is evidence that multisensory booth desig...
 
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Five Creative Reasons to Use an Audience Response System
Nov 26, 2019 by
The Audience response system (ARS) has been a fixture at events for decades. Before Smartphones and tablets, audience members used colored paper or numbered paddles to respond to presenter questions or vote. Today, software has replaced hand-raised objects as a more valuable, flexible and impactful way to connect with an audience. But using an ARS sparingly or only to collect simple responses is the definition of underutilization. There are better reasons to deploy an audience response syste...
 
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Conducting Meetings in the Digital Age
Oct 30, 2019 by
We hear it all the time: today’s business leaders are expected to do more with less. That often means taking on more responsibility and producing better results with less staff, budget, and time. Luckily, there are a myriad of innovative technologies available to help them achieve these lofty expectations. Meetings – which have gained a reputation of being too lengthy, frequent, and unfocused – are one aspect of life in an office setting or at a trade convention that could use an efficienc...
 
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