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
9% of your attendees probably aren’t carrying cash or have less than $20 in their wallet. MeetingsNet
Nearly 50% of planners use the internet as the primary way of finding an event venue. Destination Hotels & Resorts
“Just because someone is smart doesn’t make them an engaging speaker.” – Thom Singer, professional emcee/keynote speaker
“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” –Wayne Gretzky, professional hockey Hall of Famer
Great reads for event organizers
5 Ways to Follow Up With Your Audience
By Kelli White, Event Manager Blog
When an event is officially wrapped, it’s tempting to just kick back and bask in the success for a bit. But, if you wait too long to reach back out you might miss your opportunity to stay top of mind with attendees! Here’s a few creative tips to help you stay in touch.
What Designing Events for the Five Senses Means
A lot of event professionals get the general idea here but far too many ignore the full spectrum of possibilities. Here’s one expert’s take on how this should work and what you can do to take full advantage of it.
When Teambuilding Fails
By Alex Palmer, Successful Meetings
There’s a reason the announcement of a teambuilding exercise is often met with an eye roll from attendees. Here’s a few examples to help you design effective activities that will be met with enthusiasm!
Pinterest Doesn’t Act Like Other Social Media, And That’s Just Fine With Quaker
By Jack Neff, Advertising Age
It’s all becoming clear. Maybe the kinder, gentler cousin to Facebook and Twitter is a better fit with your SEO strategy than your social media plan? You be the judge.
Great reads for venue managers
The Psychology of Space, Part 1
By Jon Bradshaw, IAVM
We know our environment can influence the way we think, feel and behave – which explains why architects are increasingly looking to psychology for inspiration when designing event spaces. Dive into the science behind the trend!
How Free Admission Really Affects Museum Attendance
By Colleen Dilenschneider
It seems free admission comes with some significant costs. Check out the new research that’s causing some administrators to hit pause on this common strategy.
Bright Lights, Big City, Brilliant Venue
By Rob Cotter, IAVM
Some are calling this the new golden age of venues but unlike the original, there are some significant differences between the icons of today and those of the past. Find out what sets modern venues apart.
Venues Should Pay Attention To These Event Technology Trends
By Michelle Bruno, Ungerboeck Software International
For convention centers in particular, it can be hard to keep up with all the event technology trends. Here's a handful that event tech expert, Michelle Bruno, thinks are worth the trouble.