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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Why understanding Millennials is important: by 2025, Millennials will make up 75% of the workforce. PCMA
It’s baseball season! Did you know the average cost of spending a day at the ballpark is $77.92? Find out where the most expensive ($157) game experience is here.
“Leadership is the capacity and the will to rally men and women to a common purpose and the character which inspires confidence.” – General Montgomery
“Marketing without data is like driving with your eyes closed.” – Dan Zarrella
GREAT READS FOR EVENT ORGANIZERS
Facebook Live Streams to Groups and Events
By Ken Yeung, VentureBeat
Facebook began rolling out some changes to its livestreaming adding features that make broadcasts more engaging, sharable, and discoverable. Where it used to be controlled by the users privacy settings, it can now be associated with individual events (like weddings, etc).
3 Things That Make for a Good Gamification Platform
By Sean Fields, TSNN
A good game platform should be able to provide a great experience for all stakeholders. Here’s a look at three objectives that should be met for successful gamification efforts.
How One East Coast Destination Is Connecting with Millennials Meeting Planners and Attendees
By Jeanna Hofmeister, PCMA
Building on the Buzzfeed model, a convention center has taken a new perspective to target the emerging generation of meeting planners: less is more.
Creating Impactful Experiential Events
By Tyler Bishop, Ungerboeck Software International
With an increase in the events market, planners need to develop new ways to remain relevant to attendees and vendors. Events that are rooted in event technology with a twist of creativity is becoming the new expectation.
GREAT READS FOR VENUE MANAGERS
Designing a Work-Life Balance
By Erik Waldman, IAVM FM
How to effectively manage your workload, from emails to meetings, and still have time to be a family (wo)man.
VR is Not a Coup D’état
By Michael Pinchera, IAVM
Virtual reality is not going to take the place of your venue. Consider the VR world as a teaser built to intrigue visitors to attend an in-person event. No matter how sophisticated VR may become, it will never be able to take the place of being where the action is.
Safety Netting ast MLB Parks Protects More Fans
In order to better protect fans from foul ball and bats, the MLB recommended that the safety netting be extended. The problem is finding a material that causes no hindrance to the visibility of the game. Enter: Black Dyneema.
Why Destinations Needs to Rethink Their Visual Strategy
In order to tell the story you want of your destination, you need to influence what is being curated. If you don’t, review sites and content aggregators will guide it for you. Consider this valuable resource on why you should rethink your visual strategy.