Sam Smith Launches New Package of Attendee Engagement Tech Solutions

Posted by Jenise Fryatt on Fri, Jun 28, 2013 @ 10:17 AM

When I first met Sam Smith on Twitter and then at the first Event Camp in 2010, his reputation as a pioneer in using technology to engage event attendees was well established.

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Tags: interactive meeting, social media, #eventprofs, event technology, event marketing, social sharing

Why Now is a Great Time to be an Event Planner

Posted by Jenise Fryatt on Fri, Apr 26, 2013 @ 12:09 PM
If you are an event or meeting planner, your time has come. The age of the Internet has made connecting people together more important than ever and that's exactly what YOU do. 

Now I know that things are moving fast these days and we are all very busy, but have you stopped to ponder the tenor of the times in which we live and how it relates to event professionals?

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Tags: event planners, social media, meetings, #eventprofs, meeting planners, event industry

Social Media & Blogging: The Content Marketing Match Made in Heaven

Posted by Jenise Fryatt on Fri, Feb 15, 2013 @ 10:55 AM

Imagine a beautiful car with no wheels, or a gorgeous home with no doors or windows and you have an idea of the effectiveness of a quality blog with no social media interaction to support it.

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Tags: marketing, blogging, Marketing strategy, social media, #eventprofs, content marketing

#Eventprofs Community Spawns BlogTalkRadio Show

Posted by Jenise Fryatt on Thu, Jan 24, 2013 @ 02:58 PM

The Twitter community for event professionals known as #eventprofs has given birth to a BlogTalkRadio show hosted by Lindsey Rosenthal of Events for Good and Liz King of Liz King Events

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Tags: event innovation, conferences, event planners, #eventprofs, meeting planners, events industry

Why I Don't Attend, Exhibit or Sponsor Events

Posted by Jenise Fryatt on Mon, Oct 29, 2012 @ 06:03 PM


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Tags: sponsorship, conferences, event planners, #eventprofs, meeting planners, event marketing

Educating Attendees Who Don't Do Social Media

Posted by Jenise Fryatt on Wed, Sep 26, 2012 @ 10:28 AM

"My attendees don't do social media."  I hear it all the time, though less often as we move more deeply into the 21st century. 

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Tags: Online Communities, event planners, #eventprofs, event marketing, Social media marketing

IPads on Robotic Sticks: Is This the Future of Hybrid Events?

Posted by Jenise Fryatt on Tue, Aug 28, 2012 @ 05:50 PM

What if you could attend an event virtually through a robot that could go where you want to go, see what you want to see and facilitate face to face networking with the people you want to meet?

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Tags: event innovation, hybrid events, #eventprofs, interactive meetings, event technology, virtual events, innovation

Building A Portfolio of Your Events for Display Online

Posted by Jenise Fryatt on Tue, Aug 14, 2012 @ 03:56 PM
The following is a guest blog article by Rachel Besonen of Dickens in Lowell. If you are interested in guest blogging for Sound n' Sight, please read my guest blogging guidelines. And if you have any thoughts, please comment. Bob and I both would love to hear what you have to say!

With just about a year of event planning and production experience, I’ve quickly accomplished and learned a lot.  One of the things that I have learned is that events are about the experience. In looking at the websites of other event professionals during my job hunt, I have noticed one crucial commonality between them: they all place a heavy emphasis on photos and videos.  When I realized that, I also realized that I never simply “looked” at those websites—I experienced them.  The most visually stunning have left me breathless, awe-inspired and envious. 

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Tags: event planners, blogging, #eventprofs, meeting planners, event marketing, event industry

What You Need to Know About Moderating Twitter Chats

Posted by Jenise Fryatt on Thu, Aug 09, 2012 @ 07:15 AM

A few weeks ago, my friend #eventprofs Community Manager Adrian Segar and I held a Google Hangout On Air to share everything we know about moderating Twitter chats.  Between the two of us, we've probably moderated hundreds of them.

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Tags: Online Communities, Twitter chat moderation, Twitter chats, Twitter, online content curation, #eventprofs, #eventtable

A Blog Theme for #Eventprofs: Q&A With Julius Solaris

Posted by Jenise Fryatt on Mon, Aug 06, 2012 @ 09:36 AM

Not long ago, my friend Julius Solaris, well known for founding the 85,000 member Event Planning & Management Group on LinkedIn and for his EventManagerBlog, shared a tool with me that he has created for event bloggers: the Event Manager Theme.

It's a responsive WordPress blog theme specifically designed for people using a blog to market an event. I was impressed and would certainly purchase it if I were planning a new event. (I wish I'd had it for Event Camp Europe!)

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Tags: event planners, blogging, #eventprofs, event marketing, Social media marketing, event blogging