If you run a large event, with multiple sessions, each having a host, a line-up of speakers, and an audience, you need a flawless experience for everyone involved. Whether you run a fully virtual or hybrid event, our Virtual Event Platform will unify and engage your community as one. In this video, our founder and CEO, Jelmer van Ast gives you a little tour around the most powerful feature of our platform: virtual moderated sessions.
In the last decade, event apps have evolved into a versatile tool for planners and attendees that is now indispensable. They make event visits more productive, raise the ROI for all stakeholders, and provide valuable data that give event planners essential insights. But while the event app market is at its peak, the world of event technology is changing. Innovative technologies and booming acquisitions open up new possibilities for event planners. But what role will such a crucial and attendee facing tool as event apps play in this changing world? We’ll take a closer look at promising new platforms, how they compare to traditional approaches and predict what the 2020s might hold.
Messages are the perfect way to keep your attendees in the know about your organisation. You can use them to announce event updates or to share your latest news. But how can you post urgent information like time changes or deadlines without running a risk to clutter the app’s newsfeed? The solution: expiration dates. Our latest feature within the message scheduler allows you to keep the right focus by showing messages only while they are relevant. Here is how:
For event planners, it is exciting to see an engagement peak within their mobile app during a conference. The app gathers an active community of attendees, professionals, and members and presents a unique communication channel. But what happens once the event is over? App users leave the app because they no longer see its use and the once active online community fades. The challenge is to keep the engagement up and activate users year-round. Most event profs fear not to have enough content or expertise to fill their mobile app throughout the year. Luckily, it doesn’t take a dedicated team or much time to uphold your mobile community. Here are 3 steps that will help you to create year-round mobile buzz with minimal effort! Continue Reading ->
Capturing insights and real-time data is now easier, quicker and more effective then ever before: The latest update of our analytics platform* allows you to evaluate your impact and measure your event’s success, giving you the ability to make data-driven decisions backed by real numbers. Here is a quick round-up of our analytics’ possibilities and what we’ve improved:
Q&A sessions are part of most scientific and medical conferences these days, and widely popular amongst attendees. And that for a good reason: They give them the rare opportunity to ask questions directly to an expert and interact with the presentation content.
Yet, blindly choosing one attendee out of a big crowd has its pitfalls. While you as the organizer and the presenter can spend weeks preparing for a presentation, the Q&A session is largely out of your control. Questions can be random and or regarding subjects that are not interesting for a majority of the audience. This is why an “Ask” feature in your event app can make a big difference. Here, attendees can submit questions from their seats via a mobile app and send them to the podium. A moderator will then see the submitted questions and can choose which ones are answered by the presenter. Not only will this put you back in control, it will also allow attendees that don’t like to speak in front of an audience to ask their questions.
We assisted many clients in the planning and execution of app-powered Q&A sessions – and have learned a lot from them. Our Head of Customer Success Management Clara shares 3 questions that you should ask yourself when using the Ask feature of your mobile app.
Our client’s feedback is extremely important to us as it helps us to improve our apps and service. In the past months, we talked to many clients who planned smaller events or meetings and were overwhelmed by all the functionalities, features and options that our CMS has to offer. It was time for a change and today, we are happy to introduce you to the Event lite!* Now, you can choose: Would you like to create an app for a big conference or a smaller meeting? Continue Reading ->
The efficient allocation of event budget is a constant challenge for event organisers: Even though event budgets are expected to remain steady or even rise in the coming 12 months, more than 60% of event professionals name budgeting as their biggest challenge in 2018.¹ While the implementation of an event app is a must-have these days, the choice for the right app can make the all the difference! Why see your event app as an ad-hoc expense when it could be a long term revenue generator? Our CEO Jelmer van Ast shares 3 ways in which event apps will generate event budget.
A mobile event app offers obvious advantages for both you as an organiser as well as for your attendees. Yet, it is not easy to convince all of them of the benefits. Generating downloads can pose a challenge, even with an audience of mobile-savvy participants. So what to do? We share our 5 best tips to help you to ace your Event App Adoption. Continue Reading ->
A successful promotion of your event app results in higher adoption rates, happier attendees and a better ROI. However, if you want to effectively market your app, you have to be organized. Start by introducing and pushing your app’s advantages during your pre-promotion and registration process, and keep the benefit-driven communication going during and even after your event. Not only will you achieve a high adoption rate, but you’ll create an active and engaged audience of attendees and potential members. To make the promotion process as easy and fool-proof as possible, we want to share the App Marketing Checklist of our Marketing Kit with you.