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Staying up to date on event industry trends is vital to your success, but there are so many industry resources to keep track of and even if you are signed up to receive updates from them all, there's still a good chance you've missed a few. 

To help, we wanted to provide a round-up of our 5 most popular posts from last year. 

By the way, if you are looking for ideas of blogs to follow, take a look at this post from G2 "25 Event Industry Blogs to Follow. Worldwide." Of course, we're partial since we made the list!

Audience Response Systems to Boost Engagement

Event Live Polling and Audience Response Systems

Live Polling and other ARS features continue to be some of the most requested features from our clients. In fact, in a survey we conducted in late 2018, 59% of meeting planners responding mentioned that an audience polling app or live polling feature is a key element to their success. This post gives an overview of each feature, best practices and a case study on live voting.

What Makes for a Great Event

What Makes For a Great Event

There are a few basic components to putting on a great event., take a look at that list here. Once you've mastered those, you can get deeper with ways to keep the momentum going after the event, or activiations during the event to help enhance the experience.

Planning Your Event Budget

Event Budget Planning

Budgeting for an event is important, so take the time to do your research. There are numerous details to consider when planning your event budget, from your event app to table set-up.  Check out our tips here.

The Best Uses for Push Notifications

Event Push Notifications

With push notifications, you can send a message directly to an attendee who lost their wallet, alert a group of VIPs about a special gathering, help promote your sponsors - there are so many options. We compiled a list of best practices and considerations for this feature, read them here.

Rachel Wimberly Shares Her Advice with Planners

Ask the Event Expert

Last year, we reached out to a variety of event industry experts asking questions we’ve received straight from our clients.  This included topics like innovative check-in experiences, interesting meeting formats and industry events that you can't miss.  We had the amazing opportunity to premier this series with Rachel Wimberly which you can read about here. To see the full series, click this link.

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