Event Planning

Hiring a Headliner – How to Select a Star Performer for Your Keynote Presentation

The centerpiece of any conference, company meeting, or special event is the keynote speaker. Selecting the right speaker can make the difference between a memorably successful event and one that is an embarrassment to the hosts. But don't let that freak you out - we've got a cheat sheet to help you.

Planning Great Events to Drive Customer Engagement

Now that the Spring conference season is winding down we can all take a breath and put our feet up.  Or can we?  The pause between the spring and fall conference seasons is the perfect time for savvy event marketers to take advantage of a change in the rhythm of business and the warmer weather and execute smaller, more intimate events with customers and prospects to achieve engagement.

Certain Presents the Event Marketing Benchmark Report, Spring 2017

A few weeks ago at the MarTech Conference in San Francisco, Scott Brinker presented the Stackie and Hackie Awards - the conference’s annual awards program for the best marketing stack illustrations and “marketing hack” essays, and events figured prominently in the marketing mix for the winning entries.

How to Produce the Perfect Launch Party

Throwing a big bash to generate excitement around a new company or product, especially in a crowded market is a critical component of an successful go-to-market strategy, as well as an effective way to celebrate the team’s labors. But planning, promoting, and executing an event like this in order to achieve intended business results is never as easy as a well-orchestrated event looks to attendees. It takes planning, a cool head, and a well-coordinated team working in concert to pull it off.  When executed well, a launch party can ignite the afterburners to accelerate the growth of your brand and company!

How to Generate 900 Sales Qualified Leads Before Your Event Even Begins [Case Study]

If you’re in Demand Generation these days, chances are you’re struggling to generate leads to meet both lead quotas and revenue goals in your event program. According to HubSpot’s recent Demand Generation Benchmark Report, the “majority of companies are generating fewer than 500 leads per month” and “79% of all marketing leads never convert into sales.” For these reasons, 68% of B2B marketers say increasing the quality of leads is a top priority alongside quantity.

What’s Your Event App Missing?

Events play an important role in any marketing effort and a successful event means higher ROI and an increase in attendee engagement. In order for events to be successful, the right strategies and support need to be in place, whether it’s new event tech, Event Automation, or a great venue. But what’s an event’s best friend? An Event App.

Your Secret Weapon for Holiday Event Planning in Silicon Valley

What if you could cut your planning time in half for your next Silicon Valley event? Well, now you can with our holiday event planning kit! It features a master event plan, top Silicon Valley locations, and tips and themes for throwing your next event that’ll wow your attendees.