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
I was introduced recently to a company called LabRoots (www.labroots.com), which is a quasi-community, perpetual digital environment and virtual event all-in-one. (A “perpetual environment” or “365-environment,” is a content-rich platform, always open, that “lights up” occasionally each year with various virtual events.)
Founded in 2008 to connect the scientific world and create opportunities for meaningful collaborations across geographic boundaries and fields of expertise, Labroots is a Facebook for ... read more
It seems that the past year has brought to the surface many conversations about who has the most influence in the event planning industry. People are making lists left and right of the most innovative people in our industry and some have been quite controversial. While I don’t necessarily want to get into the controversy, I do feel it’s important to talk about what really makes an innovative and influential leader.
Influential People Have Influence
One way to determine an in... read more
The concept of community is everywhere. It's why Engage365 was started. It's how we build rapport with our peers and colleagues, exchange ideas, collaborate and work toward goals. Community is something that shows up everywhere, in our personal and professional lives, and is relevant to people across all industry verticals. Having a champion to help shape, guide and encourage your community's conversations and content is something that many organizations think about, but often don't put enough effort... read more
The Engage365 community is officially relaunched!
We've been hard at work giving Engage365 a makeover and are so excited to dive back into being a resource for event and association professionals! We want to keep our valued (and growing!) membership informed on what is changing, and what you can expect to stay the same.
A brand new look and logo! You may have noticed Engage365’s visual makeover. The community’s ready for its close up, Mr. DeMille.
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Recently at Facebook’s f8 Conference, CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced, with great fanfare, that major changes are on the way. The social network — now 800 million users strong — promises to create a seamless experience where self-expression, discovery, and shared real-time experience are the goal.
The announcement came after Facebook activated a handful of new features earlier in the week. Today we’ll take a look at the more significant new features, and what they mean from a personal user standpoint. We're al... read more