A new report shows that meeting attendees and event producers increasingly are using both hybrid and digital technologies. The 2014 Digital Benchmark Report collected findings from more than 200 event producers. It offers data and insights for online methodologies, business goals, marketing strategies and measurement approaches. The report was conducted by Chicago-based Virtual Edge Institute […]
Meeting Professionals International has come on board as a founding partner of Bob.tv, the new B to B Events Industry Network from bXb Group in Chicago. In doing so, MPI joins a number of meetings/event industry leaders — ASAE, PCMA, the Center for Exhibition Research, the International Association of Exhibitions and Events, and the Virtual […]
Keep this question in mind: Would you rather your virtual audience watch and walk away or participate and stay?
At Plan Your Meetings we strongly believe that “hybrid” is the new “green” in the meetings industry — everyone wants to do it, but not everyone knows what it is. That’s why the Greater Raleigh CVB asked PYM to power the education at its June 25 Client Appreciation Event.
The main question: Do you want them to watch and walk away, or participate and stay?
Small businesses today host 13 to 14 events per year, thanks to innovations in event management technology and social media.
In today’s interactive world, virtual audience members want to do much more than watch what is happening, they want to be part of it.
We don’t get a second chance to make a first impression when it comes to hybrid events. And if your virtual audience doesn’t feel welcomed, appreciated and involved, it will walk away and rarely return. Here’s how to avoid that.
Dear friends, We hope this letter finds you safe and whole. We know many of you may still be without power or unable to go to work. With hotels in and around New York still housing people displaced by Hurricane Sandy, it seems frivolous to take those rooms for an event and inappropriate to pretend […]
How to increase leverage during contract negotiations and augment events with virtual meeting technology were the key educational points discussed at PYM LIVE Chicago, which took place at the Dana Hotel on July 25. Here’s a Storify recap of the social media conversation surrounding this event and its #yaypym hashtag.
We had a blast in Denver at the Brown Palace.But don’t just take our word for it: Read all about it, in the words and images of our attendees, sponsors, exhibitors and event team.
Hosting an event can be quite complicated, but add to the mix attendees participating in person, remotely and watching a livestream, and you have a whole new challenge — and opportunity — on your hands.
Almost 75 percent of industry insiders find virtual events useful, but nearly a third are still struggling with how to generate revenue from them, says the 2010 Virtual Event Report. Here are some of its core findings: 2010 virtual event report For a free copy of the full report, click here.
So, after last month’s instructions on DIY webcasting, you decided to take the plunge. You’ve decided that webcasting your event to a remote audience is the best way for you to gain additional exposure or to provide education to members or employees who cannot attend an event face-to-face. But, webcasting is just the beginning of […]
Last month, I was delighted to participate in an educational experiment. I often lead roundtable conversations among meeting professionals for organizations such as Plan Your Meetings and PCMA, but for the MPI Cascadia Educational Conference (MPI-CEC) I was asked to do so as a virtual presenter/moderator. Normally, I would jump at the chance to travel […]
What exactly can convention and visitors’ bureaus do for meeting planners? How can they save you time and money? And what is their future role in the events industry? Join our panel of experts as they talk about the old-school and new-school benefits of tapping into this free planning resource. This 40-minute video is part […]