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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On average, “a-thon” events have the lowest cost per dollar raised of any fundraising event for nonprofits. Software Advice
The average mobile YouTube session is now 40 minutes. PCWorld
“A key exercise for any experienced event planner is the act of visualizing the event from start to finish. Our society will have reached a wonderful place when accessibility for all becomes the norm versus something that often requires separate thought.” – Susan Nicholl, executive director of the Special Olympics Chicago
“In a gentle way, you can shake the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi
Great reads for event organizers
7 Effective Ways to Increase Participation at Your Events
By Adrian Segar, Event Manager Blog
You probably hate to be lectured just as much as your attendees do. Here’s some useful strategies for doing unto your attendees as you’d have them do unto you!
How Data Can Extend the Life of Your Event
By Jason Popp, TSNN
If there were three data points you could use to create a truly 365 event, you’d want to know about them, right? Good news! There are and you can read about them here!
Are You Prepared For Generation Z?
By Traci Browne, Ungerboeck Software International
More news from the frontlines (and/or a new report from Sparks & Honey) about the up and coming generation that’s about to rock the events industry. Find out what you need to know to get ready!
The Simple Way To Make Your Registration Fee More Appealing
By David McMillin, PCMA
Take a cue from infomercials (yes, really!) about how to take the sting out of your registration fee.
Great reads for venue managers
How to put on a mega-gig: the venue manager’s story
By Dave Simpson, The Guardian
Working with huge clients or major events is par for the course for some venue managers. Here’s a little something to help the rest of us.
How Activity Venues Are Catering to Corporate Clients
By Tracy E. Hopkins, BizBash
Have any underutilized space laying around? A little food for thought!
Why Excel Sucks As An Event Management Tool
By Justin Ungerboeck, Ungerboeck Software International
We admit, we’re a little biased, but that doesn’t make the fact that Excel is a lousy substitute for event management software any less true. Weigh the arguments and decide for yourself!
Leave Your Selfie Stick At Home
By Rebecca Nakashima, Venues Today
The only thing hotter than the selfie stick trend right now is the race to ban them from events and venues. Whether or not you’ve joined the bandwagon, check out what’s driving the decision-making process across the industry!