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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San Antonio tops the list of the best U.S. cities for conferences in 2015. Smart Meetings
Nearly 2/3 of associations derive less than 1/2 of their revenue from dues. Association Trends
70% of convention centers have a dedicated sustainability manager or coordinator on staff. Green Venue Report
“You don’t market at people, or even to people. We market for them and with them. Seth Godin, author, entrepreneur, marketer and public speaker.
Great reads for event organizers
9 Tips for Hosting a Carbon-Neutral Event
By Mitra Sorrells, BizBash
Even though the industry has made great strides in the incorporation of sustainability practices, there’s no getting around the damaging effects of long-distance travel required for participation in many events. Here some great strategies for offsetting the impact.
How To Avoid The After Lunch Slump At Your Events
By James Morgan, Event Manager Blog
Events require entirely too much work to have it wasted on a roomful of groggy attendees! Check out these time-tested tactics for keeping everyone alert and energetic all day long.
Picture it! The Case for Instagram
By Luann Edwards, MeetingsNet
If you’ve been holding off on adding Instagram to your event’s social media lineup, here’s four great reasons to jump on the bandwagon today!
The Top 22 Catering Trends for 2016
This 2nd annual report from social tables is a great sneak peek at what you can expect to see in the coming year from F&B. Find out what’s cooking!
Great reads for venue managers
Apple Introduces Indoor Mapping App
By Jason Hensel, IAVM
If you’re an iPhone user, Apple’s latest app is about to make your job easier. In other news, the sky is blue.
6 Planner Pet Peeves Regarding Event Venues
By Howard Givner, BizBash
It’s always useful to receive some constructive criticism, right? Think of these common complaints as valuable intel into how you might be able to improve client service.
Long Term Solutions For The Dark Days Dilemma
By Ryan Mertz, Ungerboeck Software International
If you really want to put a permanent dent in this difficult situation, thinking about the long-term has to be a part of the process—along with a willingness to go big! Here’s three ideas to get you started.
Responsible NASCAR Fans Rewarded at Talladega Superspeedway
An innovative new campaign by Miller Lite and Techniques for Effective Alcohol Management Coalition is improving fan safety at Talladega. Find out how incentives could help you do the same at your venue.