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
Association finance executives find fundraising as their primary challenge (39%), technology as the secondary challenge (23%). Association Trends
92.6% of people say the visual dimension is the #1 influencing factor affecting their purchase decision (over taste, smell, etc.) Kissmetrics
"It's because of this fundamental shift towards user-generated information that people will listen more to other people more than to traditional sources." - Eric Schmidt, former Google CEO
“It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.” – Babe Ruth
GREAT READS FOR EVENT ORGANIZERS
3 Strategies for Keeping in Contact with Your Customers After Your Live Event
By David Saef, TSNN
In order to gauge the success of your event and foster the leads made at an event, there has to be communication after the event. Here are three great tips on how to do just that.
10 Ideas to Make Your Event’s Social Media Better
By Christina Green, EventMB
Social media has to be an on-going effort and relationship. Here’s a look at 10 great ideas to better your presence…starting long before your event!
3 Facts About Millennial Attendee Beverage Preferences
By David McMillin, PCMA
Millennials are the key word for the year. And with their substantial impact and innovative mindset, it’s worth it to take note. As a planner, here’s what you should consider when it comes to beverage offerings.
When I Grow Up, I Want to Be an Event Planner
By Julius Solaris, EventMB
It’s time to ditch the talk about stress that is associated with event planning, here is a great look at the positives of being an ever-essential event planner.
GREAT READS FOR VENUE MANAGERS
Delivering Full-Service Venue Success
By Danna Schwerdt, Ungerboeck Software International
The Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wisconsin offers five unique facilities sitting on 164-acres. They manage each venue and offer all-inclusive services, no easy feat but AEC does it successfully!
New Redskins Stadium Design Includes Moat, Beach, and Skating Rink
By Anne Quito, Quartz
Stadiums are constantly being improved with new trends and must-haves. Trying to focus more on the pre-game/post-game atmosphere, the new designs for the Redskins’ stadium will promote year-round attendance.
Knocking Tobacco Out of the Park
By Sam Dores, IAVM
Three cities are banning smokeless tobacco. The trend is to focus on the impact of the players, however, as a venue manager what will the result be?
Noise Pop Fest, Lyft and DoStuff Turned An Entire City Into a Festival Venue
By Adrian Spinelli, Forbes
Noise Pop Festival, held in San Francisco, saw a steep increase in attendance at show (from 1.8 to 3.1 per night on average) as they combined efforts with ride-sharing app Lyft and DoStuff allowing the festival grounds to be expanded across the entire city.