How to make your sponsors pay for your event app

Quite often event organizers struggle with tight budgets and see getting an event app as a luxury they cannot afford. „This year we can’t make it, our budget has been approved and closed” or „We don’t have the budget for it this year” or „Maybe next year”. Any of those sound familiar? If you’re an event organizer you probably have said those things more than once in your life, and indeed those are perfectly understandable statements. However, in this post, We’ll try to present this issue from a bit different perspective. Getting an event app doesn’t have to be a cost at all. It can and is a benefit that adds tremendous value to your event. First, by providing your […]

Email templates for event planers: Acquiring Sponsors

This post is the second part of our series „Email templates for event planners” in part one we have provided you with 6 different emails templates with invitations for your attendees. In this part we will focus on email templates you can use for communication with your potential sponsors. Here are the email templates for event planners, event profs, event marketers etc.  1 – Become a sponsor / Sponsorship opportunity / First outreach Your first outreach is crucial for the whole conversation with your potential sponsor. Be sure to craft an unmissable subject line (that’s why I’ve provided so many of them in the actual template). This email should be as short as possible, its main goal is raise curiosity […]

Thanks to Apple Inc The New Era of event apps is finally here

Apple’s last decision has brought an end to dedicated (White Label) apps as we know them. Their new App Store guidelines read as follows: Section 4.2.6: “Apps created from a commercialized template or app generation service will be rejected.” Section 4.3: “Don’t create multiple Bundle IDs of the same app. If your app has different versions for specific locations, sports teams, universities, etc., consider submitting a single app…” This bold move, expected by few and feared by many will profoundly reshape the landscape of the event apps market – our market. Things will never be same, as the status quo of many app providers is being torn apart. The newest Apple guidelines ban the release of multiple apps based on […]

Important Notice – Changes in App Store Policy & Dedicated Apps

Important Notice – Changes in App Store Policy & Dedicated Apps. Due to recent changes in Apple’s App Store policies regarding App approval and review, Apple will no longer accept dedicated event apps that share the same code structure. This news has struck us, but that’s something we’ve been ready for all along after all Meeting Application has started its journey as a „container a.k.a. universal, platform app” which now is the standard laid out by Apple in their newest policy. In the past few years, the white label, dedicated event app had become a standard in the industry, however, we welcome this change as our universal app was always at the heart of our service and it just brings […]

Festival App – A list of top must-have features for your staff

One of the core aim of film festivals is to gather the audience and industry experts under one roof in order to screen the selected category movies. Thanks to such initiatives all attendees can get lots of information about other cultures, social issues, and artistic values.  Most festivals attract not only local people but also foreigners as they display films from various countries. As a result, guests from different destinations gather together and have a chance to exchange ideas. Your utmost goal as an organizer would be to provide the best hospitality. Have a look below and check if your festival app has all top must-have features that make your staff efficient. Multiple admin accounts – It is always great to have the […]

Event Apps are cool! How to convince your boss or client about it?

Changing someone’s mind about technology or any other concept is extremely hard. If your boss or client is not tech-savvy, it means you have to be really tactful with technology and in this case with event apps. You do not want to sound patronizing. The best way to start is to find the right time and prepare a detailed plan. It may be a longer process than you expect as you cannot be too pushy. Your role is to show an alternative to current solution and prove it may be beneficial for a given company. These are a couple of useful suggestions on how to persuade your boss or client that event apps are cool and not that scary. Learn as […]

7 Communication Mistakes We All Make

Communication skills are an important ability in all industries but there are companies where it is the core capability. For example, it is a crucial asset in the event organization business. You need to communicate effectively with your superior, team and clients on a daily basis. They are all different and may have various expectations. As a result, you have to address them with the individual approach. Here is a set of 10 top communication mistakes and ways to avoid them. We focus on us, not on the interlocutor Every time you speak to somebody you pay attention to your needs and overflood your conversational partner with a series of sentences. Remember that each chat should be friendly and look […]

Generation Z – Events for this generation

The world of Internet and a mobile revolution we experience every day has changed the way we all think and act. However, it has influenced some individuals more than others. Who am I speaking about? We call them Generation Z. Demographers and researchers typically use starting birth years that range from the mid-1990s to early 2000s. They are different from their older peers and influence event industry heavily. How to organize events for Generation Z and succeed? It’s not a piece of cake, but it’s achievable with understanding and empathy.  Here are some tips: Remember they live and communicate in a virtual world. First of all, make sure you have a reliable Internet source at the venue. Generation Z is […]

Event Photography – 4 Best Practices

Since antiquity, people have been trying to capture memories by the use of images. We had this instinctive drive to document everyday life and breaking moments. For years many individuals have been trying to simplify this process and make it available to all of us – not only the ones with artistic skills. The first man – Nicéphore Niépce – succeeded in 1820. Nowadays we experience a real revolution in this area. Most of us cannot image life without using cameras. We take and share photos on social media regularly. That is why event photography should be one of your key concerns.  It is all about the human need to catch best moments!  

15 Creative Sponsorship Ideas

When you want to stand out from the crowd as a brand you need a constant stream of sponsorship ideas that are creative, fun and ahead of the game. Here are 15 more ideas to keep in your back pocket for next time. Event planners need to step up their game from previous sponsorship success so here are 15 more creative sponsorship ideas to see you through. Stair or Escalator Clings These are types of wraps that go on each step (some on top, others on the side) that when looked at from certain angles show your brand. They are particularly useful for events with prominent staircases and with activity taking place on different levels because you are guaranteed exposure. […]