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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1 in 4 meetings donate excess food to charitable organizations. Successful Meetings
Google now has 100 Billion searches per month, more than half of which are on a mobile device. Amit Singhal, Senior VP of Search, Google
“Provide a genuine moment that people can participate in and be a part of.” – Peter Sagal, American playwright, screenwriter, actor, and radio host.
“It’s no longer the big beating the small. It’s the fast beating the slow.” –Eric Pearson, Chief Information Officer, InterContinental Hotels Group
Great reads for event organizers
Best Practices: How to Capture Better ROI from Events
By Ben Hindman, Advertising Age
Not one, not two but FIVE specific strategies to help you make sure you’re getting more out of your events than you put in!
Take Your Event Website to New Heights with Integration
By Rob Hamlin, TSNN
By now you know the value of a well-designed website, but are you letting coast along on its looks? See how technology advances have made it possible to turn your site into an operational powerhouse.
Checklist: 8 Things to Double Check at an Event’s Run-Through
By Alesandra Dubin, BizBash
I know, I know, your checklist is already thorough (and approx. 8 miles long) but here’s a few things worthy of adding on or moving up!
4 Tips on How To Make Content Your Events Community Loves
By Laura Lopez, Social Tables
Content creation can be a bear. Here’s some top tips from a whole mess of experts to make it easier!
Great reads for venue managers
Convention Centers Get Into Naming Rights
By R.V. Baugus, Venues Today
The Cleveland Convention Center is just one example of a recent spike in naming rights deals outside of the traditional confines of stadia and arenas. Could it be a good fit for your venue?
The Internet Of Things And Water Management
By Chris Spain, Facility Executive
Water rates have risen more than 41% since 2011 and appear likely to continue rising significantly. Check out how IoT technology could help you get a handle on water management costs (and headaches!).
Think Local to Fill Dark Days
By Justin Ungerboeck, Ungerboeck Software International
It’s a never-ending struggle for venues of all sizes. Could a permanent solution have been right in front of you all along?
California bans smokeless tobacco from MLB stadiums
By Stephanie Barnes, KRCR
From now on, the only Big League Chew you’ll find in California is this stuff. Is a nationwide ban far behind?