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Three Post-Event Metrics Execs Actually Care About
For years, the payoff for event marketing spend was fuzzy. Companies held events because they knew events were probably valuable and worthy of a sizable chunk of the annual marketing budget, but they couldn’t precisely back up those beliefs with solid data. Not so any longer. Having a strong feeling about a marketing spend doesn’t […]
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The Future of Events – Coaching Cloud, Simulation and Concierge
March 16, 2017
Inspiration often comes in bursts, and I recently had the good fortune of dropping into three conversations that influenced the way I think about technology’s role at live events.  The common thread of these conversations?  All three considered digital as a complement, not a replacement, for live events, and all three presumed that the data […]
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Are you the next #EventProf of the Year Winner?
March 14, 2017
DoubleDutch is excited to announce we are now accepting submissions for our 2017 #EventProf of the Year Award! Today through March 31st, we are accepting nominations for the most incredible, talented, innovative #EventProfs in the event marketing space. Last year, myself along with our stealthy videographer, surprised all four of our nominees at their corporate […]
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Make Live Events An Integral Part of Your B2B Marketing Strategy
March 10, 2017
At DoubleDutch, we strive to unlock the business value of human connections by bringing the power of digital to live experiences. This is the first post in our CMO Perspective #PowerofLive series, where we’ll interview some of the most progressive and innovative CMO’s to find out how they make live events a strategic part of […]
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Hormel Events — Tried and True Promotion
March 7, 2017
Overview Every year, Hormel Foods Corporation – makers of Hormel® Chili, SPAM®, and home to a stable of global brands – hosts an internal meeting, spanning the course of one week, with a three-year group rotation. Years one and two bring the executive and management teams together, a group of over 200. In year three, attendance […]
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A 4-Part Plan to Boost Attendee Engagement
March 2, 2017
Hi there! I’m Ashley Phelps, a Customer Experience Manager here at DoubleDutch. What’s that mean exactly? Well, basically I get to work with customers to make their app sparkle! Everyday I engage with incredibly innovative brands such as, GE, the E-Learning Guild, and Hilton. We work together on digital strategy, app configuration and content, and […]
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Analyze This: The Metrics Every Event Marketer Should Track
February 23, 2017
These days, marketers have access to a ton of data collected from the digital footprints left by prospects and customers, which they can use to measure impact and improve decisions. There’s an expectation that every campaign provides an opportunity to measure impact, optimize tactics, and showcase results. But when it comes to live events, a […]
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DoubleDutch + Women’s March on Washington App
February 21, 2017
Following the outpouring of pride and success from our participation in Women’s March on Washington, we are happy to announce a new initiative: DoubleDutch Connect. Redefining Human Connection. Inspiring Social Change. Each year, DoubleDutch will donate 12 software licenses to causes and events that are important to the people that make our company the great […]
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Defend Your Spend: Five Reasons to Fight for Event Marketing Budget
February 2, 2017
I think we have all been here: You are sitting in a marketing budget meeting surrounded by colleagues from demand gen, email marketing, digital marketing and social media. Each person goes around the table and uses their extensive data from the past year to indicate why they need more budget in the upcoming year. And […]
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Announcing Our First Live Events and Engagement Benchmark Report
January 25, 2017
The physical world of live events is merging with the digital world of software and mobile applications at a rapid pace. That’s great news for event professionals as events, at most companies, command the single-largest slice of the annual marketing budget. By merging the physical with the digital through Live Engagement Marketing, event marketers now […]

Three Post-Event Metrics Execs Actually Care About

By |March 23, 2017|

For years, the payoff for event marketing spend was fuzzy. Companies held events because they knew events were probably valuable and worthy of a sizable chunk of the annual marketing budget, but they couldn't precisely back up those beliefs with solid data. Not so any longer. Having a strong feeling about a marketing spend doesn't [...]

Aligning Your Event to Business Outcomes

By |February 16, 2017|

Event ROI is all about working backwards. Before you start scoping out venues or let your mind get carried away with keynote speaker options, you need to think critically about your event goals and desired business outcomes. Why does your company want to host an event in the first place? Is this part of a [...]

The Most Important Metric to Measure Event ROI? Engagement

By |February 9, 2017|

Engaged prospects and customers are the backbone of any successful business. And Live Engagement Marketing (LEM) can be an ultimate driver for maximizing and influencing business opportunities and outcomes. But how do you prove to leadership (and to your marketing colleagues) just how effective your live events are at engaging your prospects and customers? While [...]

How DoubleDutch Used Event Data to Measure & Influence Success

By |January 20, 2017|

Our customers and blog readers have heard us talk about the power of Live Engagement Data that can be captured at their events. Our CEO even refers to it as "the most valuable dataset in the world." But rest assured that we don't just talk about the power of data — we put it to [...]

Doubling Down on Our Mission

By |January 10, 2017|

We decided to take control of our destiny yesterday, and it wasn’t easy. We said goodbye to a number of our coworkers and friends. All good people. All talented. All like family. I can vouch for all of them. Why did we do this? Mainly because we saw an opportunity to focus down on our [...]

Generate Buzz and Build up Your Event Community at the Same Time

By |December 28, 2016|

One of the hundreds of jobs we do as event marketers is to get people fired up for our events. The last thing you want is for an attendee to remember they're attending your event a couple days ahead of time because they saw it pop up on their calendar. You want them to be [...]

Customer Relationships Happen Between the Lines

By |December 27, 2016|

When the marketing team sat down to brainstorm our holiday campaign, we realized that 2016 was insane. The national news that surrounded our everyday lives made our day-to-day priorities seem almost muted in comparison.  When the Orlando Pulse shooting happened, we immediately leaned on each other and our DoubleDutch PrideTogether group for mourning, understanding, and [...]

Event Profs Weigh In: How Will Your Event Budget and Strategy Change in 2017?

By |December 27, 2016|

While the event doors may be closing on 2016, event planners are already planning how they will take their event programs to the next level in the year ahead. As technology, marketing trends, and overall company goals change, so too do event marketing strategies. And I think we can all agree that we're in a [...]

The Live Event: Why It Should Be a Critical Part of Your Marketing Strategy

By |December 22, 2016|

Event professionals know that live events provide an opportunity to interact with brands in a very personal and tangible way that is almost impossible to achieve through digital marketing. But sometimes, chief marketing officers don't. Most CMOs will at some point question the "live events" line item on the marketing budget and wonder if it's [...]

4 BIG Predictions for the Event Industry in 2017

By |December 21, 2016|

2017 is nearly upon us, and it’s time for our annual event technology predictions. Before getting into the predictions, let me start with a whirlwind tour of the state of the industry. First, the event sector itself seems to be booming. IMEX, the industry’s bellwether event, set records in everything that they track with 3,250 [...]

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