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4 Fantastic Formats to Add Power to Networking Events

One of the main reasons that participants give for attending conferences and trade shows is “for the networking.” When networking does not meet their expectations, chances are they will not be back next year. Associations face a similar challenge, members who are not satisfied with the quality of networking won’t renew their memberships.

Sometimes, event organizers assume that networking will happen automatically. Bring a group of individuals together and serve them hors d’oeuvres and beverages and you’ll end up with a reception or cocktail party, not a networking event. Effective networking events are strategic, structured, and focused. Read more »

Posted on by Christine Otsuka

That’s a Wrap on 2016! [Fun Year End Video]

It’s been one heck of a year.  

From applause and awards to new faces and far-flung places,  we’ve had an amazing year and we want to celebrate with all of you. Want to see what 2016 had in store for EventMobi? Watch this fun one-minute video recap to find out!
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Case Study: Virgin Holidays Amps Up Employee Engagement with Live Polls

Virgin Holidays used EventMobi technology for a campaign launch in Las Vegas. Our partner reseller CrowdComms helped Virgin Holidays put together two employee events — a campaign launch in Las Vegas and a sales reward event in Florida.

CrowdComms’ co-founder, Dee Brannick, chatted to Virgin Holidays’ Trading and Events Executive, Rebecca Stoner, about their experience with the first event in Las Vegas. Read more »

Posted on by Anne Thornley-Brown

Event Planner Burnout: It Doesn’t Have to Be This Way

Year after year, in survey after survey, event planning has earned a reputation as one of the top 10 most stressful careers. When one considers the fact that the other occupations that make these lists involve life and death situations, it’s so unnecessary. Why should planning events be just as stressful as careers in the military, police force, and hospitals?

Let’s look at the reasons why event planning is so stressful and discuss strategies for preventing and recovering from stress and burnout. Read more »

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Using Corporate Events to Drive Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Initiatives

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), the commitment of companies to contribute to economic development while making people’s lives better is a big deal. Often referred to as the triple bottom line because of its social, environmental, and economic focus, CSR has wended its way into the psyche of companies large and small, and by extension into the events as well. Here’s a rundown of the benefits of using your events for corporate social responsibility and some examples from companies who have actually done it.

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