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Eventelligence Report: June 12, 2015

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

82% of small meetings include teambuilding elements. Successful Meetings

Customers who engage with brands online report spending 20% to 40% more on that brand or on that company’s products. Inc.

Quotables

“Talented people are usually good collaborators because they’re not coming from a fear-based place of only having one good idea." –Amy Poehler, Actress & Comedienne

Great reads for event organizers

10 Tips to Growth Hack Your Event
By James Morgan, Event Manager Blog
Leave it to Silicon Valley to come up with a phrase like “Growth Hack.” Don’t leave it to them to be the only ones to benefit from the concept! See how you can apply this winning philosophy to your event.

How to Engage Your Attendees Before Your Event
By Alex Plaxen, Social Tables
By now you know that engaging attendees starts long before your event does, but no one could blame you if you still weren’t sure exactly how to do it! Here’s a few tips to help you start the conversation.

The Event Industry’s Problem With Speaker Diversity
By Julius Solaris, Event Manager Blog
Are your speaker line ups looking a little homogenous? You’re not alone. Check out what’s worked and what still needs work with these tips on tackling the issue!

How to Learn From An Association Cyberattack
Katie Bascua, Associations Now
As data breaches become an almost inevitable reality, the only thing to do is learn as much as you can to try and stay one step ahead. Here’s how one association handled a recent hack and what you can learn from their experience!

Great reads for venue managers

Weather Preparedness Needs to be a Priority
By John Drum, IAVM
There’s nothing more predictable than the unpredictability of the weather, right? Do you have a plan in place for dealing with whatever Mother Nature might throw at you? Here’s a few things you can do to prepare for a gathering storm.

Convention Centers are Answering the Call
By Holly Woolard, Smart Meetings
Being responsive to the needs and desires of clients has always been a good way to get ahead in any industry. It’s a little harder to do when what you sell is literally set in stone but convention centers across the country are stepping up to the plate. Check out these four ways they’re making it happen!

Bee Hives Installed on Music City Center’s Roof
By Jason Hensel, IAVM
The industry is “buzzing” about a new way to stand out from the crowd and promote sustainability. See what all the fuss is about!

IACC Reveals the Top 10 Meeting Tech Trends for 2015
IACC
Keep one eye on the future with this list of useful tips for meeting planners and the venues that serve them!

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