Technology

The Demise of Google+

Google+ was launched in 2011 amidst a competitive social media landscape already occupied by Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.  These “big three” networks quickly found solid footing and grew exponentially in short order.  Part of their success was due to the fact that they quickly identified their niche market, encountered little competition, tended that space with care, and […]

More Mobile Event App Adoption and Engagement Best Practices

Here are some additional tips for boosting app adoption and engagement rates among attendees: Demo your mobile masterpiece: Attendees who are reluctant to utilize your fabulous app will appreciate some free technical support, especially if they struggle with or are intimidated by technology.  Present a short, complimentary webinar that focuses on the basic user process, […]

Mobile App Adoption & Engagement Best Practices

You and your team have created and launched a comprehensive mobile app for your upcoming event.  The data has been updated, the navigation has been evaluated, and seemingly endless rounds of testing have ensured that the app downloads easily and runs on major operating systems without a hitch.  Bugs and kinks have been identified and […]

Mobile Event App Engagement Best Practices

Here are some strategies to maximize your attendees’ mobile app engagement: Message early and often: Most event professionals would not rely on one advertisement or one email or social media post to promote their upcoming event.  Your company likely employs a variety of communication vehicles – email, direct mail, digital and print advertisements, and social […]

Mobile Event App Adoption and Engagement Considerations

You and your team have created and launched a comprehensive mobile app for your upcoming event.  The data has been updated, the navigation has been evaluated, and seemingly endless rounds of testing have ensured that the app downloads easily and runs on major operating systems without a hitch.  Bugs and kinks have been identified and […]

Social Media Trends to Watch for in 2017: Part II

Here’s a continuation of our last blog on social media trends for 2017: Dependence on mobile technology: Free and reliable wireless internet access is becoming more widely available, especially in the meetings and hospitality industry.  Mobile technology continues to advance and the most popular social media channels are adapting to that demand.  Expect social networks […]

Social Media Trends to Watch for in 2017

What does the future hold for social media platforms and enthusiasts?  At the beginning of this decade, many seasoned marketers labeled the limited field of fledgling social networking websites such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn as passing fads that were not to be taken seriously.  More recent additions to the social media scene – Instagram, […]

What Did the Pokémon GO Craze Mean for Meetings?

Did you get up and go this past summer:  did you play “Pokémon GO,” a location-based mobile reality game?  Even if you didn’t partake in the Pokémon GO craze, you likely heard about its mesmerizing effects in the media.  This extremely popular free mobile game has been credited with dramatic weight loss in some participants […]

Demystifying Social Video for Meetings: Part II

Whichever platform you choose to employ during your next meeting, follow these best practices: Lead with your platform of strength: New to social broadcasting? Launch your live streaming efforts on one platform at a time. If the majority of your social media followers are on Twitter, for example, begin with some short broadcasts on Periscope, […]

Demystifying Social Video for Meetings

Social media networks continue to evolve and to compete for viewer attention and advertising revenue. Visually-oriented networks, such as Pinterest and Instagram, rely exclusively on the sharing of images. Earlier this year, Instagram announced on its website that subscribers can upload videos of up to 60 seconds in duration: the previous time limit was 15 […]