Event Planning Organization: Stay Traditional or Move to Modern Technology?

Are you an agenda, notetaker kind of organizer? The traditional, paper and pen kind of organizer? If so, I am right there in the boat with you. It’s satisfying to write down your tasks and check them off after you complete them. It’s an “Ah, it’s complete!” satisfaction. But...is it the most efficient way to organize?

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How to Find the BEST Venue for Your Upcoming Event

Event planning is a fun and exciting process, but it has lots of components you have to be on top of! All these details, when given enough attention, will help make your next event a true success. One of these important components is picking a venue for your event. 

While this may seem like a simple task, there are a lot of things to keep in mind when selecting the perfect location. So… how do you do it?  Not to worry! We here at ePly have a few suggestions to help you along the way.

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Keep Branding Consistent Throughout Your Event

Hosting an event is always an exciting time! It’s a great opportunity to provide a valuable experience to your attendees while also showing off your brand. The question is, how do you promote your organization’s brand effectively? 

This is where the importance of branding really comes into play. So, what is branding exactly? Branding is using different elements of your organization (i.e. colors, values, slogans, etc) to create and promote one cohesive brand that represents your company. When people see one of these elements, they should instantly think of your organization.

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5 Ways to Make the Most out of a Small Event Space

The size of your event venue can really make or break the entire attendee experience. Those dimensions define exactly what you can use the space for - not to mention, how many people can actually fit in it!

Now with a space that’s too large, you can usually add extra furniture to fill it up or use some kind of divider to “get rid of” square footage. But small spaces? Those get tricky. You want to make sure that your attendees will be comfortable and able to engage.

Luckily, there are ways to make do with a small space, depending on the type of event. Here are some suggestions:

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Why Using Integrated Tech Gives Your Event an Edge on Attendance

We’re willing to bet that you’ve noticed a difference in driving event attendance over the last few years. Online event registration systems, social media, and other advances in technology have really changed the game!

When used wisely, these platforms can also give you a big leg up in the event space. Using a robust online registration solution, modern event website, and personalized event app can all make a huge difference in driving and engaging attendees - especially when they work together! A few thoughts on why:

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The Pros and Cons of Hosting Eco-Friendly Events

No matter your industry, event attendees are expecting you (now more than ever) to consider the environmental footprint caused by your event. Think about it: gas for transportation, plastic cutlery for catering, paper for your agendas - the list goes on!

Consider these pros and cons on eco-friendly initiatives to help make your next event season more environmentally conscious where you can!

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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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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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5 Creative Lounge Ideas to Spice Up Your Next Event

With over 7.9 million conferences and tradeshows put on every year in the United States alone, it’s important to make your company stand out. Designing an inviting room can be a real challenge, whether that’s hosting an evening networking event or creating a lounge your customers can escape to for a short break.

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The Ultimate Icebreakers to Warm Up Your Next Event

There’s nothing worse than an awkward start to a long event, especially when it comes to group networking games. To help alleviate some of the stress, we’ve searched high and low to curate a list of the best icebreaker games for your next event so you don’t have to. Take a look below!

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