How fun would it be to hold an online contest where exhibitors post 30-second videos of the best new products they’ll be showing at your event, and have attendees vote to select a winner? You know exhibitors would be sending emails to all their customers asking for votes – and thereby promoting your event. Maybe one of the videos would go viral in your industry and really build a buzz for your show.
And before you think this is probably too time-consuming or expensive – it’s free for non-profits, and launc... read more
A lot has been said (rightfully so) about the “game-changing” impact near-field communication (NFC) will have on events.
Less has been said about how easy it is to use NFC.
NFC is a wireless “touch technology.”
Users touch, tap or “bump” one NFC device (like a smartphone or tablet) against another—or against an NFC chip (known as a “tag”)—to acquire information or content.
If you’re not yet using NFC, you’re probably aware of how it works from Samsung’s edgy TV commercial, “Wor... read more
Lowered costs, extended reach and the ability to create new revenue streams are key factors contributing to the growing popularity of digital events. But research suggests that many event professionals can find it difficult to know where to start and to understand the real benefits digital events deliver. Furthermore, they aren’t sure about expenses and whether they have requisite capabilities and resources for executing successful digital events.
Virtual Edge Institute’s Digital Event Center™ (DEC) program ... read more
Online survey solutions provider MeetingMetrics has introduced Session Needs Survey, an innovative pre-meeting survey, which is specifically designed to help attendees express their education session preferences directly to individual session presenters.
The session needs survey works by first collecting important data regarding attendees’ session preferences such as learning objectives, learning style, activities and interests. With the help of collected data, it creates specially formatted report and sends it ... read more
Poll your audience in real time by downloading a slide from the Poll Everywhere site and inserting it into your PowerPoint file. Audience members can respond to questions by texting or going to your customized PollEvereywhere web page all from their phones, tablets or computers. Results are almost instantanous and display live on the PowerPoint slide being shown during your event or learning program. You can use both poll questions as well as open ended questions.
Now you can engage your in person audience and inc... read more
When placed on signs and posters, QR Codes give event organizers an effective way to engage and deliver content to attendees. But what if you could track who scans your QR Codes? Or, for that matter, where and when they scan them?
Well, you can.
For two years, CTIA—The Wireless Association has used an extra-strength version of the QR Code to engage attendees of MobileCon and drive traffic through the yearly exhibition.
Programmed to support a prize-competition branded Tag It to Win It<... read more