In this economy it is tougher than ever to get sponsorships for your event. Every corporation has many more sponsorship opportunities than it can support. Landing a sponsor now demands new levels of planning, diligence, and perseverance. Unfortunately, those selling sponsorships often miss some basic, but critical, steps that are needed to reach their goals. Perhaps the key step lies in the understanding that the process is a “selling” one. Because the sale is for a non-profit, the seller does not like to think of him or herself as a salesperson, but that is precisely what the job is. If... Read more »
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In case you didn’t already know, the meetings industry is considered the second most wasteful. Because of this, the industry has made a great deal of effort in the last few years to become more environmentally sustainable. A meeting that implements sustainable practices is called a “green meeting.” This phrase leaves some room for interpretation, but the upshot is clear – consider the environmental impacts through all stages of a meeting and seek to reduce negative consequences. Greening your meeting can be very complicated and difficult to understand especially in regards to things like travel, building usage, food and beverage,... Read more »
One of the hottest words being thrown around these days is the “Cloud.” Though Cloud seems new and trendy, it actually refers to something almost as old as the Internet. Cloud-based software is very simple to define – rather than software you install on your computer, Cloud-based software runs on the Internet and generally requires little or no installation. If you are using GMail, HotMail, or AOL you are already “in the Cloud.” Benefits Here are some of the benefits that immediately accrue to you if you move to Cloud-based software. First of all you avoid the pain of installing... Read more »
In the past few years, Twitter has become one of the most useful and popular tools for promoting events and conferences. Because Twitter posts (called a “tweet”) are restricted to text messages of 140 characters or less, the tool is perfect for generating headline and small news stories. Combined with links to websites, you can make powerful information about your show available to real and potential attendees in an easy-to-read steady stream. This stream is a great vehicle for generating buzz about your conference. The first step in making Twitter work effectively for your conference is to choose a great... Read more »
Though QR codes have been around since 1994 (when they were created by a Toyota subsidiary), in the last few years these codes have become one of the hottest marketing tools around. QR codes can now be found everywhere from online sites to stickers to tattoos(!) to lampposts. The main reason for this stunning rise in popularity has been the emergence of the smartphone and free, easy to use scanning apps. QR (or Quick Response) codes are simply a different type of bar code. When scanned by a reader the code typically returns a website URL. When using one of... Read more »
January 24th, 10 AM Click Here to Register! This webinar will highlight two popular features that we currently offer, as well as introduce our newest product. ERShow allows purchase and management of exhibitor booths and sponsorships. ERMatch allows appointment scheduling between attendees or with exhibitors. Our newest product, ERConnect, uses QR codes on the attendee badge so that they can directly connect with other attendees, and share their contact information and Social media connections, such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Join us for this informative review of some of our most exciting features!
Thursday, August 23 at 10:00 a.m. EDT Click here to register now! EventRebels has recently expanded our Communication tools to include Newsletters and Text Messaging functionalities! Join us for an informative webinar, presented by K.C. Hopson, to explore everything that these new features have to offer and to learn more about our existing e-marketing tools. Conveniently located in the same control center you use to manage your meetings, our communication tools are sure to save you time. No need to jump from website to website just to get in touch with your attendees. Learn how to take control of your... Read more »
Use EventRebels Text Messaging software to stay in touch with your conference attendees before, during and after the meeting! Before the event you can use messaging to generate excitement and disseminate information about your show. During the conference texts can be used to keep attendees up to date with last minute changes such as room assignments, speakers, transportation, and start times. Early users of our new software will have the setup fee waived. Contact us to find out more!
Our latest system upgrade makes scheduling a breeze! ERMatch allows your attendees to simply check off the exhibitors they would like to meet and then we schedule the appointments for them! Ask us how you can use ERMatch to enhance your next meeting.
EventRebels can now deliver printable certificates to people who attend your event and/or complete your survey. The printable PDF can be formatted just like the certificate you are currently using. Ask us how!