The Event Planner’s Guide to Volunteer Management

As an event planner, it can be hard to come by reliable volunteers. They can be challenging to find and sometimes even harder to keep around.

The struggle is real! To help you out, check out our tips below to help event planners master volunteer management.

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Pump Up Engagement at Seasonal Events: 3 Ways

Ready or not, the holiday season is quickly approaching! Have you already starting brainstorming some new ideas to make your holiday parties really pop?

Either way, take a look at these three holiday ideas (for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Winter / Christmas) that will help create a seasonal event your attendees won’t forget!

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Security Tips For Your Event You Wish You Knew Sooner

Dealing with security is one aspect of event planning that everyone MUST be doing. But between us: do you think you’re doing enough? Ultimately, you are responsible for your attendees experience and that means safety too.

If you’re unsure on where to start taking charge, that’s okay! Check out these seven security tips that you should consider implementing for your next event.

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Ribbon Ideas for Event Badges: 10 Classics vs 10 Favorites

When it comes to creating a fun atmosphere at your event, it’s usually the little details that end up delighting your attendees. So let’s take a look at something traditionally pretty basic: event badge ribbons!

You may always have the run-of-the-mill ribbons, but creating more unique ribbons will help break the ice between even the most introverted of attendees. Let’s take a look at ten classic badge ribbons versus our favorite badge ribbons below!

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5 Popular Swag Items that Any Event Attendee Will Love

Ever feel like your event swag is a little stale? Don’t fret! We understand that it can be hard to keep on top of what’s trending and what’s not in the world of promotional items, especially with a to-do list a mile long.

Check out these five popular swag items that any of your attendees would love to get at your next event! 

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Forming an Event Partnership: 4 Questions You MUST Consider

Have you thought about joining forces with another company for your next event? There’s a lot to gain from an event partnership: having access to more staff and more funds as well as reaching a larger audience.

That said, you need to make sure that your partnership is a good fit before you jump right into something that could affect your brand in the long run. Check out these four questions you must considering before forming an event partnership!

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7 A/B Tests to Try for Mastering Event Emails

Looking to get a little adventurous with your next event email? Maybe it’s time to incorporate a little A/B testing into your everyday marketing routine!

A/B testing is the process of taking some marketing collateral (email, landing page, invitation, etc) and sending it to two groups: a control group and a variation group. The control group will get the original version and the variation group will get a tweaked version to see if it gathers more or less interest than the original.

Check out these seven tests you should try to bump up interest in your event emails!

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The Ultimate Post-Event Checklist for Event Planners

So your event is over, now what? You’ve already impressed your clients with your professionality and expert eye for design, now it’s time to make sure they think of YOU for their next event, and better yet - spread the word.

Staying in contact with your clients and attendees post-event is key to building your business’ success. Not only do you want to ensure the host was 100% satisfied, but that the attendees had a good experience as well and hey, they may even consider you for their next event..

Check out our checklist to make sure that you have what you need post-event!

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3 Must-See Sessions for IncentiveWorks ‘18

With IncentiveWorks just around the corner, have you checked out what sessions you’re the most keen to see? If not, we have you covered! Check out the three sessions that we think you’d be sad to miss at IncentiveWorks ‘18!

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Buy or Rent? The Ultimate Showdown for Event Equipment

For the average event planner, one of the hardest questions you have to ask is whether you should buy or rent your event equipment (especially for long-term or repeat event planning). And rightly so! When it comes to comparing the pros and cons, you can easily find yourself drowning in a sea of information. So, what should you do?

While your answer will vary depending on your industry and equipment needs, we created a cheat sheet of five categories that ALL event planners should consider when it comes to making a final decision. Check it out below!

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