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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New report reveals that a show’s cast is the biggest influence on theatre ticket sales. IAVM
Survey results indicate that digital communication is number one for providing planners from every generation with the information they need to consider a venue. IACC
81% of surveyed associations outsource for trade show and event management. SmithBucklin
“There’s always going to be distractions, but when you’re with people, choose people.” – Thom Singer, Professional Speaker, Author, Marketing & Sales Expert
Great reads for event organizers
5 Tips for Creating a Successful International Event
By Jason Popp
The language of conferences has become nearly universal. Here are five practical tips to help you take your events global!
3 Ways to Use Your Social Media Data to Beat the Competition
By John Boitnott, Inc.
One of the big themes at Content Marketing World last week was the importance of focusing your social media plan around the right platforms. Here’s some practical advice to help you do it!
A Roundup of Awesome Downloadables for Planners
By Alison Hall, MeetingsNet
Speaking of content marketing, that clan is responsible for a treasure trove of valuable info for event professionals that’s available for the taking. Ebooks and tip sheets and infographics, oh my!
3 Ways to Build A Thriving Events Community
By Laura Lopez, Social Tables
We dedicated some ink to this topic this week as well, but when it comes to something as important as building community around your event, you can never get too much info!
Great reads for venue managers
Schumer Wants To Keep Drones Away From Airports, Major Events
By Michael Balsamo, Associated Press
The latest development in drones regulations comes in the form of new proposed legislation that would ban them from major events.
TrendWatch: NERF Combat Arenas
By Jason Judy, IAVM
There’s a (FUN) new trend on the horizon for events and venues and it means you’re probably going to get to challenge your co-workers to a death match with foam darts.
The Art of Managing Venue Management Technology
By Mikel Hoffman, Ungerboeck Software International
One of many great sessions this week at the Ungerboeck Global Conference in St. Louis, Mikel Hoffman from strategic partner, Social Tables, walked attendees through how to blend creativity and strategy to get the most out of their technology investments.
The Powerful Effect of Noticing Good Things at Work
By Joyce E. Bono & Theresa M. Glomb, Harvard Business Review
On that note, if you caught Thom Singer’s keynote address at UGC2015, you’re familiar with the power of adding a little positivity to your daily routine. New research backs him up.