Here in the states, it’s election day today. And in case you missed it, there are two very different candidates waiting for your votes today (there’s more, but sadly only two of the parties get any consideration). After you’ve got your vote in, we have some great news for those of you holding election day parties and events—templates!
We’ve noticed a huge uptick in people creating election day Tweetwalls, and we thought, “hey, what a great idea!” To make things better, and your election day events event more awesome, we’ve created 3 different templates you can use for your election day event. They are completely free for any Tweetwall (The Tweetwall is still paid, sorry).
The three templates are for Democrat-leaning events, Republican-leaning events, and neutral events. And here they are:
Democrat Party Focused
Republican Party Focused
Party Neutral Focused
As we said above, these templates are free! Here’s how to use them:
- Create your Tweetwall at everwall.com, like you normally would. You can use any hashtag you’d like, but keep in mind some of them are going to be really flying… we highly recommend you block retweets, and enable a follower count filter of at least 5,000 if you plan on following any of the […]
Well folks, we can finally bid farewell to 2013. Before we really kick off the New Year, let’s first take a look back at the old—namely, at some of the mistakes that were made. In the world of marketing and event management (which are rapidly converging on one another), there were some positively titanic botches, many of which will be remembered for years to come. The fiascos we’re going to look at today represent mistakes that no event management professional in their right mind should make.
Among them, there is one common thread: the feeling that there are a few marketing and event management professionals out there who should really consider a career change.
LG’s Twenty-Gun Trip To The Hospital
Back in August, Korean manufacturer LG decided to host a public giveaway to promote one of its new G2 smartphones. Instead of just hosting a raffle, however, the marketing folks at LG decided to get creative—they’d release 100 helium-filled balloons into the air, with a voucher for a new phone in each one. You see where this is going right?
The crowd surged forward, pulling out BB guns, knives, and a host of other improvised weapons; all were intend on popping the balloons. The […]
There are people who swear by the benefits of event management software. There are also people who don’t even want to consider implementing the use of software when organizing an event. Which side of the fence do you sit on?
If you are staffed with the responsibility of organizing, planning, and managing an event, it is essential to take advantage of each and every tool at your disposal. Anything you can use to better your chance of success is something you should consider.
Before we get into the benefits of using event management software, let’s take a look at two of the primary reasons why many people avoid this at all costs:
1. Learning curve. Despite the benefits, these people don’t want to face the learning curve associated with event management software. This holds true even though most programs are user friendly.
2. Lack of control. There is a myth that the use of software can lead to a lack of control and a less personal experience. In all actuality, the exact opposite is the truth. This will allow you to gain control of each aspect of the event, focusing on the organization of every detail.
Why Event Management Software is your Best Friend
With the […]
We’ve talked a great deal about what’s involved in a successful event, and how it can help send your brand’s reputation soaring. We’ve examined the sort of traits one needs to exude if they’re to run an event, and the sorts of platforms that could prove useful. Today, we’re going to discuss why, if you’re to run an event, all of these details should be someone else’s problem.
Today, we’re going examine why you should hire an event planner, instead of doing everything yourself.
Now, one of the most oft-raised arguments against hiring an event planning organization is tied to cost. Why should you bother shelling out for a professional when you and your employees can just as easily do the job yourself? Why shell out the extra cash for someone to accomplish what you’re already doing?
First and foremost: doing so will save you a great deal of money.
Most halfway decent events planners have strong working relationships with suppliers, vendors, and venue owners. Through these relationships, a quality planner will be able to receive a considerable discount; this is then passed on to whatever organization they have to be working for. Furthermore, their network tends to include a number of different agencies […]
The most successful event planners are those who are able to tell a story. These men and women can stand in front of an audience and connect with each person individually; they can put a human face on their brand and present it with remarkable grace and candor. There’s another trait they all share, as well: they’re all able to think on their feet.
The reason this is important is quite simple: no matter how well you plan out an event, there’s always something that can go wrong. Worse, you aren’t always going to realize something has gone wrong until the event is already over. How an event planner handles these situations can very well make or break a brand.
Every year in June, the Electronic Entertainment Expo (commonly just called E3), one of the world’s largest video game trade shows, takes place. Game developers and publishers from all over the globe attend E3 to show off new games, technology, and concepts; success at this show often has a direct impact on success as a brand.
This year, in the months leading up to the trade show, everyone was abuzz about “the next generation” of console gaming, with both Microsoft and Sony announcing […]