March 2015 Event Industry Blog Roundup

It is already the end of March and its been a good month for event related content, here are our favourites that we have come across…

5 Ways to Turn Your Tradeshow Booth into a Lead Magnet

Capturing leads is one of a company’s priorities when exhibiting at a tradeshow. But with other exhibitors competing for the same visitors and eyeballs, your tradeshow booth must stand out from the crowd to bring the lead-generation results you’re looking for. This post by Lew Hoff looks into the 5 steps for transforming your boring tradeshow booth to a well-oiled, lead-generating machine!

 

President Obama Just Gave #EventTech A Real Boost!

President Obama just recently announced TechHire Initiative, with $100M in grants to help millions of people build their career in the technology industry. And BusyEvent is part of the fun – along with LaunchCode and Better Weekdays. Read the post for the full story and learn how to bring the TechHire Initiative to your community.

 

7 D.I.Y. Activities to Unleash Guests’ Creativity At Events

Guests and attendees are the life-blood of any event, and if they’re not having fun, they probably won’t care to register at your next event. So how do you get more involvement from your attendees and ensure they’re having a great time? This post by Jenny Berg has you covered with its 7 DIY activities that will bring out the creativity of your guests – from painting cookies, a design-your-own-pillow station, to creating personalized holiday canvas prints and other niceties in between.

 

4 Ways to Keep Valuables Safe During Events

Having a safe place for attendee’s important belongings (and expensive Louis Vuitton bags) is nice, but may not be the top priority at an event says Kate Hooper. She’s got an idea though: what about keeping your important stuff on your body? If that sounds like a good idea, check out these 4 neat ways to keep your valuables out of harm’s way during events.

 

How to Write a Winning Proposal

So you’re on the hunt for your next client? Should you catch the attention of a potential client, chances are you’ll be asked to provide a proposal for an event…and this is where it could get frustrating especially if the client didn’t provide the important details (ex.: budget). But worry not! Dave Ferguson of Perfect Event Proposals looks at how to write a winning proposal – the 2 main areas you have to address and how to cover these 2 areas in a way that gets you head and shoulders ahead of the competition.

 

Einsteins’ Favorites: Get the Ultimate Social Media Guide for Event Professionals & Unlock Your Social Influence With Valuable Ideas about Headlines

This post over at Endless Entertainment looks into the most interesting posts they’ve found during the past week. And we (and our recently published Facebook guide) are delighted to make it to the list alongside Mashable, Social Media Examiner, Event Manager Blog, and other popular names in the industry. Whether you’re looking to market your event through Facebook, learn how to tweak your social media headlines for maximum impact, or check out the 10 mind-boggling books to challenge the way you think, this post has it all!

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On March 31st, 2015, posted in: Best Event Industry Posts, News by