Welcome to the weekly Eventelligence Report! Ungerboeck is always on the hunt for industry insights, facts, stats, quotes and whatever else we come across that might be useful, and it would be such a waste for us to keep it all to ourselves! Here’s our pick of what’s hot this week. Enjoy!
Check these stats
The typical event attendee produces 1.89 Kg of waste per day, 85% of which can be landfill, depending on where and what type of event it is. Event Manager Blog
Washington D.C. ranks as the top destination choice for association meetings in the U.S. Association Trends
Instagram engagement is 15 times greater than Facebook. MarketingProfs
Las Vegas remains the number one destination for tradeshows. Exhibit City News
“Yesterday’s home runs don’t win today’s games.” –Babe Ruth
Great reads for event organizers
Four Evening Activities Attendees Will Actually Like
By Jeff Havens, Smart Meetings
Tired of seeing your hard work go to waste on after-hours activities that no one shows up for? These ideas should do the trick!
Should Your Conference Have Its Own Blog?
By Samantha Whitehorne, Associations Now
We’ve got good news and bad news: The bad news is, blogging is time consuming. The good news is, blogging is one of the best ways to increase attendee engagement and generate web traffic! Here’s a few suggestions to help you spread the good news (literally)!
3 Attendee Engagement Pitfalls You Should Avoid at Your Next Event
By Claire Harrington, Social Tables
Hear that? It’s opportunity knocking! Make sure you’re not missing the boat on your best shot at engaging attendees with these expert tips.
Getting the Edge on Gen Z
Just when you thought you had X & Y figured out, here comes Generation Z and a whole new crop of behaviors and preferences to understand! Study up with this run down on who’s coming up next.
Great reads for venue managers
Will This New Tool Reshape The Site Selection Process?
By David McMillan, PCMA
If you’re an event organizer, what’s a more convincing sell when you’re comparing sites: a photo gallery and a couple of bullet points or an instant, immersive 360° tour? Check out the technology that’s making it possible.
How to Negotiate Nicely Without Being a Pushover
By Carolyn O’Hara, Harvard Business Review
Believe it or not, that headline is not an oxymoron. It is possible to drive a hard bargain and still be Mr. or Mrs. Nice Guy. Brush up for your next back and forth with these expert tips!
Tech Developed to Allow for Touching Holograms
By Jason Hensel, IAVM
Last week, it was technology that “watches” crowds. This week, it’s holograms you can reach out and touch. At this rate, next week we’ll have figured out time travel.
Best Practice Exchange: Web Design Do’s & Don’ts
By Angie Golio, Ungerboeck Software International
Could your venue’s website use a facelift? Before it goes under the knife, have a look at these web design do’s and don’ts for event websites from our resident design guru, Angie Golio.