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Analyze This: The Metrics Every Event Marketer Should Track
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 […]
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How DoubleDutch Used Event Data to Measure & Influence Success
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 […]
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Generate Buzz and Build up Your Event Community at the Same Time
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 […]
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Customer Relationships Happen Between the Lines
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 […]
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Event Profs Weigh In: How Will Your Event Budget and Strategy Change in 2017?
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 […]
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The Live Event: Why It Should Be a Critical Part of Your Marketing Strategy
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 […]
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4 BIG Predictions for the Event Industry in 2017
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 […]

Analyze This: The Metrics Every Event Marketer Should Track

By |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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

NamesCon17: Rethinking the Name Badge

By |December 20, 2016|

For the past two years, I’ve written articles about the importance of conference name badge design (2014 and 2015) to enhance networking opportunities at live events. This year, myself and the rest of the team at NamesCon thought it would be a good idea to start from scratch and completely redesign our name badge for [...]

The Psychology Behind a Successful All-Hands Event

By |December 14, 2016|

It is nearly the end of the year. Chances are, you have organized a stellar industry conference, multiple trade shows and too many workshops to count. The only thing standing between you and a holiday break is the big year-end company meeting. Even with the latest technology at your fingertips and an I've-been-here-before confidence, organizing [...]

How the NFL Players Association Uses Live Events to Engage Players Off the Field

By |December 13, 2016|

When they're not sacking the quarterback or running for a game-winning touchdown, football players go to conferences and events, just like we do. The NFL Players Association (NFLPA) stages several events for players, partners and player reps, such as the NFLPA Rookie Premiere and the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl, for showcasing top college football seniors. Lucy [...]

Event Organizers’ Real Learning Starts Once the Event Doors Close

By |December 8, 2016|

It's easy to get caught up in the logistics and excitement of your event. But after the doors close, how do you measure success? Your Live Engagement Data provides a unique opportunity to evaluate whether or not your event met its strategic goals using real and measurable data. The results can help fuel demand gen, [...]

How to Use Feng Shui to Make the Most of Your Event

By |December 2, 2016|

Professional events can be intimidating, even for extroverts. You open the door to a giant hall, and there is a lot of pressure to make connections that will last or lead to something important. Adding to the daunting atmosphere? Often, the layout of the conference. In big rooms with scant furniture, you might feel out [...]

5 Ways the App Economy Is Transforming Live Events

By |November 30, 2016|

The rise of mobile technologies has upended how event planners reach — and engage — attendees at live events. Nearly two-thirds of Americans now own a smartphone, up from 58% in early 2014, according to the Pew Research Center. Additionally, 85% of 18-29 year olds own a smartphone. Meanwhile, the mobile app market has also exploded. [...]

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