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Event Technology that’s Hot for 2016
Dec 15, 2015 by
With 2016 right around the corner, it’s a good time to take a look at what’s hot for event technology, and how we can use that technology to improve both the experience of an event, as well as the bottom line success. It’s important to note that even though technology now allows for virtual meetings and webinars, in-person events still provide the best way to build relationships, network, find qualified buyers, meet vendors, and generate buzz and interest. Hot Event Technology to Use i...
Technology that Supports Education
Dec 08, 2015 by
Education is the lifeblood of many industries. Although it’s easy to think only of traditional classrooms, many business functions are designed to facilitate the distribution and/or exchange of information. According to Wikipedia (we thank them for helping us ALL learn!): "Education is the process of facilitating learning. Knowledge, skills, values, beliefs, and habits of a group of people are transferred to other people, through storytelling, discussion, teaching, training, or research.” (...
Happy Holiday Technology
Dec 04, 2015 by
Technology is the name of the game for this season and beyond. The holiday season is a time of festivity, family and food. It’s also a time when people use technology to create astonishing lighted decorations at home and places of business. Like all technology in the last couple of decades, advancements have been so great that you can now create light displays at home which wouldn’t have been possible not long ago – and with supplies from your local home improvement store. When we thin...
Easy Event Technology to Boost Your ROI- Part 3
Dec 01, 2015 by
The vast number of technology choices you now have to enhance your brand and exhibit booth at events means that with the right choices, you can make more impact than ever. To make the right technology choices, you should select tech solutions that support your specific company goals. At SmartSource Rentals, we’ve been providing rental products and services for trade shows and professional conferences for over 30 years. So we know exactly how important your ROI is, and how vital it is that the...
The Power of Data: Knowing Your Customers’ Needs and Wants
Nov 24, 2015 by
Big data is flooding business news. While this ground-breaking wave of technology gives businesses the opportunity to possess nearly prophetic knowledge and intuition about their consumers, it can be difficult to process the torrents of information—both information on how the technology can be applied, and also literally processing the billions of pieces of data that companies may receive. To cut through the noise, every company needs to approach data collection with clearly defined goals. Bu...
EventTech Recap: How to WiFi Your Next Outdoor Event
Nov 19, 2015 by
At Event Marketer Magazine’s annual event technology conference in Las Vegas a couple of weeks ago, industry leaders from across the country presented the latest technology meant to inspire attendance and engagement at experiential marketing events. Here is a recap of what was hot: WiFi for Outdoor Events: To begin, it is important to know that Google was in the house! That’s important because, well you know why. They are huge and always at the forefront of technology and consumer engageme...
5 Ways to Enhance your Event with Twitter
Nov 19, 2015 by
Twitter walls have become an indispensable addition to business events. This unique social media technology enhancement is an important method for: Facilitating business connections Creating interest and buzz Promoting the event and its sessions, both internally to guests and externally (to FUTURE guests and exhibitors) Providing a valuable opportunity for attendees, exhibitors, and—of course!—sponsors to promote themselves Twitter is More Respected than You Think! According to a July...
6 Technology Trends Expected to Explode in 2016
Nov 19, 2015 by
  It’s hard to believe, but before you know it, you will be ringing in the New Year with new ideas about ways to improve your meetings and events. However, with the plethora of technology that is generally available and limited time to review it, it can be difficult to assess which solutions make sense for your meeting. Here are six technology trends identified by Brian Pesin, Marketing Manager at Event Farm and Corbin Ball, Owner of Corbin Ball Associates as the ones to keep on the ra...
3 Ways to Create an Outstanding Financial Conference
Nov 17, 2015 by
As a financial conference planner, it’s up to you to anticipate the reasons people attend a conference and provide solutions that will help your attendees satisfy those reasons. These reasons may be a desire to gather new knowledge within an industry, to network, as well as taking advantage of an event location, making it a mini-holiday. You can’t always control where your event is held, but you can create an Outstanding Financial Conference that leaves your attendees feeling satisfied and...
Attitude of Gratitude: 9 Ways To Show It This Thanksgiving
Nov 12, 2015 by
It’s not about the products and services your company makes or delivers; it’s the people that make all the difference. Your employees are the ones who sell your goods, talk to your customers and make your corporate events happen. This post will talk about why you should appreciate your employees this Thanksgiving season and nine creative ways to do so. The Research Several studies have concluded that appreciated employees are productive employees. Here is the data: According to Harvard Bu...
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