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!
CHECK THESE STATS
Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories per hour.
Coca-cola without coloring is green.
Seaweed can grow up to 12 inches a day.
“Sometimes the best part of my job is that the chair swivels.” - unknown
“Would you rather be feared or loved? Easy. Both. I want people to be afraid of how much they love me.” – Michael Scott, The Office
GREAT READS FOR EVENT ORGANIZERS
What Google’s Micro-Moments Means for Marketing
By Mitra Sorrells, BizBash
Where most company’s still underestimate the impact of mobile on customer experience, Google is putting it in terms that are better understood. Be there. Be useful. Be quick.
Social Media for Conference Planners – A Checklist
By Keith Johnston, Planner Wire
It’s easy to get taken under by the social media waves, included in this article is a (super awesome) social media implementation infographic.
The Mindful Meetings Trend
By Matt Alderton, Successful Meetings
It’s safe to say that “mindfulness” is more than just a passing fad. We believe that it’s going to take hold in the way we interact and educate our attendees.
Reducing Food Waste at Your Meetings
By Corin Hirsch, PCMA Convene
It’s an unfortunate result of most any event: the plates full of food uneaten and to be tossed in the trash. There’s quite a bit to think about in order to push a more sustainable F & B program and here’s a good start!
GREAT READS FOR VENUE MANAGERS
Bending the Rules: Venue Contracts
By Daren Ungerboeck, Ungerboeck Software International
Are there ever situations where bending the rules to get a contract is okay? And when the client asks you, how can you turn them down without risking potential business in the future? Those answers and more here.
Straight Talk About Wi-Fi Charges
By Anne Thornley-Brown, Plan Your Meetings
There are three factors that need to be considered when calculating Wi-Fi charges. This is a common concern among the event professionals community and we’ve seen it discussed multiple times. Take a look at what those 3 things are!
StubHub Will Use VR to Let You Preview Your Seat
By Ina Fried, re/code
Allowing audiences to experience their vantage points before purchasing tickets is huge. When your audience knows better what to expect, they might want to go ahead and splurge and get the more expensive tickets. VR will allow venues the opportunity to meet expectations before they even step in the arena.