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!
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Nearly nine out of 10 exhibit and event professionals are confident that their trade show programs are on track to achieve better results in 2015 than they did in 2014. Exhibitor
Europe is the region of choice for international association meetings. Association Trends
The average single hotel guest uses 15% more energy than an entire U.S. household. Collaborate
“Hybrid is coming whether you like it or not...You can take charge and learn how it works, and be the person leading the charge in your organization, and learn how to do it right. Or you can sit back and get out of the way. So who do you want to be in your organization?” –Brandt Krueger, Consultant, Meeting and Event Technology Instructor, Event Leadership Institute.
“It’s hard to be heard in noisy times, so you need to take messages and make them your own.” –Dan Roth, Executive Editor, LinkedIn
Great reads for event organizers
3 Must-Know Tips to Leverage Facebook at Your Next Event
Laura Lopez, Social Tables
157 million daily active users in the United States alone. That’s a fact that makes it clear Facebook can’t be ignored. Check out these tricks of the trade for event marketing on the social network of record.
Will Google’s Latest Algorithm Update Have Tragic Consequences for Your Website?
By Rebecca Rutherford, Ungerboeck Software International
Are you sweating “Mobilegeddon?” Frankie/Rebecca say relax. Given that more than half of your users are viewing your site from a mobile device, Google’s “gentle” nudge toward responsive design is doing you a favor!
Dealing With Event Criticism in a Pinterest World
By Kolleen Whitley, Collaborate
Ever noticed how social media and blogging seemed to turn everyone you know into a “professional” photographer? Same goes for Pinterest and event planners. Here’s a few tips for handling criticism from your new colleagues (ahem).
Getting Hacked is a Nasty Business. Events Are in for a Rude Awakening.
By Michelle Bruno, Event Tech Brief
As much as we hate to admit it, hacking might be the new normal. Since burying your head in the sand isn’t likely to help, here’s some expert advice to help you adapt.
Great reads for venue managers
10 New Green Venues in Las Vegas for Meetings and Events
By Beth Kormanik, BizBash
Given what we learned about Las Vegas last week, along with what we know about how important environmental responsibility is to organizers and attendees, this list comes at an opportune time!
Recycling Peanuts and Cracker Jack
By Ken Belson, The New York Times
Still think of composting as something only tree-hugging hippies undertake? Think again, my friend! Some of the biggest names in sports are getting in on the action with impressive results.
5 Technology Upgrades Your Convention Center Needs Now
By Lauren Katsel, Ungerboeck Software International
Whether or not you’re actually interested in keeping up with them, it’s probably a good idea to know what the Jones’ are up to. Check out these 5 emerging technologies conference centers worldwide are using to score new clients.
Earth Day May Make You Think Twice About That House Plant
By Jennifer Nakayama, IAVM
What’s the easiest way to add a little warmth to a sterile corporate environment? Two points if you said, “a plant!” Turns out that may not be all greenery is good for in your venue. See what other powers plants are packing in this post from IAVM.