What You Should Know About Letters of Invitation


  Be Aware As an event planner, you may find yourself with a request for a Letter of Invitation from a potential participant from overseas. While you’ll probably be understandably excited that your event has generated such worldwide interest, you need to be aware that such requests can mask fraudulent registrations. Signing up for your [...]

Good times in Toronto at the 2014 Incentive Works Tradeshow

Incentive Works 2014

  We had another great year exhibiting at the 2014 Incentive Works Tradeshow in Toronto, BC, Canada. We rocked the night away at the opening night event “Canada Rocks – benefiting the MPI Foundation” then it was two days on the Trade Show floor where Jim, Justin, and Josh were set up at booth #1433. [...]

It’s Here – the ePly Mobile iOS App


What event planner has the luxury of only one event to look after? When you’re on site managing a corporate conference, does that mean that you can stop driving attendance to that upcoming stakeholder relations event? Of course not! But when do you ever have a chance to sit and set up a workstation to [...]

How To Write Effective Blog Posts For Your Event


How do you feel about this statistic? There are untold billions of blog posts on the Internet. This may be good news to you as blogging is another widely accepted way of getting your message about your event out to your potential participants. But maybe you cringe and think “How will my message be noticed [...]

How to Spot a Leadite — and What to do if You Find One

Definition of a Leadite

  Leadites They walk amongst us, relatively unobtrusively and generally bothering no-one. You probably don’t even notice them quietly going their own way, even though if you look closely you’ll see the tell-tale tools they carry. And you usually don’t even need to care that they even exist. Until suddenly, BAM! They come up against [...]

The Real Cost of Free or Really Cheap Event Registration Systems


Healthy scepticism If you have a small, one-off event to gather registrations for or a very limited budget, it’s tempting to consider using a free or a very cheap event registration system. We’re happy that you recognise the benefits and time-saving opportunities that using an event registration system provides, but we want to offer some [...]

Why You Should (or Shouldn’t) Collect Twitter Handles on Your Online Registration Forms


  Getting people to input their information on a registration form is hard enough but sometimes, depending on the event, it might be useful to collect Twitter handles from attendees. We feature below some of the shoulds and should nots when it comes to collecting Twitter information.   You SHOULD be collecting Twitter handles if [...]

7 Steps To Eliminate Online Event Registration Headaches


Not fully testing your event registration system is one of the biggest mistakes you can make with online registration. Follow these 7 steps to ensure that your registrants have a smooth registration experience. Look Over the Form Visually check every detail on the form including, pricing, wording and spelling. Does the branding match your company [...]

Infographic – 23 Event Registration Form Rules to Sell Out Events


23 Event Registration Form Rules To Sell Out Events Make your registration form match your event website.Its good for your branding and helps to maintain trust with your registrants.  Make the form inviting and easy to use to – perfectly align elements and be consistent with spacing, colours and fonts.Your registration form is one of [...]

ePly’s Newest Feature – Check-In


We’ve made onsite check-in that much easier! In anticipation of the release of our mobile app, we’re ramping up with our check-in feature! The check-in feature can be accessed in either the Registrations or Guests report. Once you’ve brought up either report, the newest column “Check-In Status” allows ePly users to check a box to [...]