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 one second delay in load time can decrease website conversions by as much as 7%. Forbes
Nearly half of workers lack the technology they need to stay productive when the office is closed or inaccessible. Fonality
“You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.” – Mark Twain
Great reads for event organizers
Over-the-Top Dress Codes Are Making a Triumphant Return
By Veronique Hyland, New York Magazine
Designer, Marc Jacobs, is the latest to jump on a new trend trying to bring a little glam back to big events: extravagant dress codes.
How to Use Social Media to Attract Diverse Groups
Social media connects people in a way few things can, which makes it especially useful in engaging and attracting a diverse crowd to your events. Find out a few of the strategies other organizers are having success with.
The Latest Event Trend? Silence.
By Michele Laufik, BizBash
You’d expect it to be pretty quiet at a mass meditation or large-scale yoga event, but a rave? Even traditionally rowdy events are getting in on the sound of silence.
Meeting Ideas Worth Stealing
By Samantha Whitehorne, Associations Now
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, right? In that spirit, here’s a handful of fresh ideas you might want to slip into your back pocket.
Great reads for venue managers
The Pyschology of Space, Part 2
By Jon Bradshaw, IAVM
See what science has to say about what works best when it comes to lighting, color, temperature and even décor!
Fan’s death at Braves game raises stadium safety questions
By Charles Odum, Associated Press
Recent tragedies have some questioning whether it's time to rethink stadium safety features.
How Venues Build Event Business
By Tyler Bishop, Ungerboeck Software International
There’s a lot that goes into successful venue sales. Some branding here, a little website action there and maybe a dash of event tech…plus the other half a dozen things on this list.
No Joke: Comedians Fill Giant Stadiums
By Don Steinberg, The Wall Street Journal
Comedy tours are the latest example of a larger trend toward more varied types of events at venues of all sizes. The Wall Street journal explores how comedians are making the leap.