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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A typical, three-day event produces landfill waste equal to the weight of 2.6 compact cars. Event Manager Blog
Millennial meeting planners are most influenced by cost when they’re sourcing venues. Successful Meetings
“Given a choice between changing tactics based on data and staying on the road in the wrong direction, I think the best path is pretty clear. The hard part is figuring out what to tell the others." –Seth Godin, Best-Selling Author and Marketing Expert
“Focus is saying no to 1,000 good ideas.” –Steve Jobs, Founder and former CEO, Apple
Great reads for event organizers
How Data Can Help You Choose the Right Venue
By D. Channing Muller, BizBash
By itself, “If you build it, they will come,” is a bad strategy. However, edit that to “If you build it in the right place, etc.” and you just might be on to something! Find out how you can use data to figure out the best spot to set up shop!
Planning for a Multilingual Event
By Carolyn Heinze, Collaborate
Perdon? If you haven’t already been at the helm of a multilingual event, it’s only a matter of time! Check out these expert tips on working with interpreters.
Half of Your Email Subscribers Are Ignoring You
Liz Ragland, NonProfit Marketing Blog
Admitting the problem is the first step. So now that you’re aware of the issue, how to go about fixing it? Check out this post to help you put together a plan of action!
The Planner on Hosting Locavore Events
By Angie Ahrens, Collaborate
When you hear “local,” you probably think “food.” But the trend that started in the kitchen has rapidly expanded to include everything from volunteers to keynote speakers and community service! See how you can broaden the local horizons of your next event!
Great reads for venue managers
5 Venues Embracing Innovation
By Julius Solaris, Event Manager Blog
Holograms and photovoltaic panels and virtual tours, oh my! Have a look at what some of the venues on the forefront of innovation, technology and sustainability are doing to stay ahead of the pack.
California Meeting Facilities Work With Drought Conditions
By Samantha Whitehorne, Associations Now
Whether you’re feeling the pinch of this particular crisis or not, it’s always useful to see how others respond to challenging forces beyond their control. Here’s a look at what’s working for a few convention centers and hotels dealing with the drought.
What Millennial Meeting Planners Value
By Jason Hansel, IAVM
You got a little taste of it above, but swing on over for IAVM’s deep dive on the all the results of a new study on what the new generation of meeting planners really want from you.
Best Practices For Mid-Size Venues: VIP Client Service
By Brandon Spriggs, Ungerboeck Software International
It’s classic advice for a reason! Here’s what 30 years in the biz has taught us about what separates the good venues from the great.