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How to Keep Your VIP Attendees Happy—and Returning to Your Events
VIPs drive revenue for your events. Whether they’re frequent attendees or people who’ve paid extra for workshops or exclusive networking opportunities, you’ll want to make a lasting impression upon them so they’ll re-register next year. Follow these steps to reward VIPs in ways that go beyond the standard swag and tell your most valuable customers […]
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A Day in the Life Series – Meet Kyle Louis
October 23, 2017
  Meet Kyle Louis Title: Mobile Build Engineer Location: HQ DoubleDutch Tenure: 5 year TL;DR I came to DoubleDutch in November 2012. The team was quite small then and it was very exciting to have an impact every day. While my impact has changed and evolved over nearly 5 years at DoubleDutch, I still find joy in contributing […]
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These Event Tech Tools Will Make Any Event Prof’s Life Easier
October 12, 2017
Modern event profs have an exciting variety of new tools to help pull off the perfect event, whether it’s the all-important annual user conference or a more intimate conversion event. You now have the power to streamline and automate nearly every step in the event planning process, saving time and providing a seamless experience for your […]
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Important Apple Update Regarding White Label Apps
October 6, 2017
  *** UPDATE – 10/6/2017 *** There has been a significant development in Apple’s position on white label event apps that should benefit DoubleDutch customers. Specifically, Apple has indicated that they will grandfather all DoubleDutch powered apps that are in the App Store by 12/31/17, thus protecting the white label event app model for existing DoubleDutch […]
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Event Planners, Get More Out of Your Paid Speakers in 3 Easy Steps
October 5, 2017
This is the first part of a three-part series by Shane Brethowr, founder of Overflow Story Lab, about how to make the most of your event speakers before, during and after the event. External speakers are expensive. In fact, they can be one of the most costly elements of an event, typically ranging from $5,000 […]
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A Day in the Life Series – Meet Ryan Finn
October 3, 2017
  Meet Ryan Finn Title: Enterprise Account Manager Location: Phoenix DoubleDutch Tenure: ~1 year TL;DR I came to DoubleDutch in December 2016. The Phoenix startup scene is hot right now and I was looking for a company with a world-class mobile platform, a great culture, and was hoping to be closer to home in central Phoenix (I’m a […]
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Why We Bought Eventgrid
September 28, 2017
It’s no secret that event registration and event apps go together.   Just about every event that DoubleDutch has powered over the last six years has had some sort of registration system behind it – over the years we’ve integrated with over 100 unique systems that perform critical pre-event functions like event registration and event […]
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3 Tips to Pull Off the Perfect Conversion Event
September 26, 2017
It might seem like an inordinate amount of your time goes to pulling off a signature event every year. It’s The Big One. There are intimate customer dinners, workshops for prospects and keynotes where all are welcome. Attendees enjoy top-notch entertainment and refuel with catering you carefully selected. These events are exciting and important. But […]
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A Day in the Life – Director of Sales
September 20, 2017
As I thought about writing this post about my average day, I was reminded of something my manager told me when I started my first sales job as a college graduate. “It’s the people man, I love the people,” he said when I asked him what motivated him to work so hard. The “people” he […]
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Learn From My Mistakes: 5 Event Planners Share Their Biggest Event Flop Ever
September 18, 2017
When’s the last time you made a mistake while planning or throwing an event? It probably didn’t feel very good, but mistakes often have a silver lining. Why? Because it is usually from these failures that you learn some of the most valuable and important lessons of your career. Of course, we can’t just go […]

How to Keep Your VIP Attendees Happy—and Returning to Your Events

By |November 16, 2017|

VIPs drive revenue for your events. Whether they're frequent attendees or people who've paid extra for workshops or exclusive networking opportunities, you'll want to make a lasting impression upon them so they'll re-register next year. Follow these steps to reward VIPs in ways that go beyond the standard swag and tell your most valuable customers [...]

How to Choose the Perfect Event Menu

By |November 9, 2017|

Food may not leap to mind as a top priority when planning an event, but guests are just as likely to remember a bad meal as they are a good speaker. Hidden costs and unforeseen allergies are only two elements that can make choosing your event food an unnecessary source of stress if you're unprepared. [...]

Event Planners: Here’s How to Prepare Your Internal Speakers for the Big Event

By |November 2, 2017|

This is the second part of a three-part series by Shane Brethowr, founder of Overflow Story Lab, about how to make the most of your event speakers before, during and after the event.   Let me paint an all too common picture for you: You're planning an important company event. Prospects and current clients will be present. Strategic [...]

How IMEX Keeps Thousands of Attendees Engaged and Informed

By |October 26, 2017|

    With 12,000 people roaming the vast expanse of the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, the IMEX 2017 organizers needed tools to make the experience easy for attendees to navigate—and to ensure that none of them felt like just another number. DoubleDutch is an exhibitor at the event, the largest annual U.S. [...]

3 Experts’ Top Tips for Livestreaming Your Events

By |October 19, 2017|

Video livestream is a great way to expand your event reach beyond the four walls of your venue. Not only does it increase your virtual attendance, a Digitell Survey found that up to 30 percent of people attending the livestream of an event attended the actual event the following year. But in order to pull off a [...]

The Venue Series: Austin, Texas

By |September 7, 2017|

  This is the fourth post in our "Venue Series," where we share our favorite event venues in cities across the U.S. and explain why we love them. It's no secret that Austin, Texas is an economic powerhouse. According to The Milken Institute, a non-partisan think tank, Austin ranks second on its 2016 list of “Best Performing [...]

Connect Your Events to Strategic Business Goals: Lessons From the ‘World’s Greatest Event Marketer’

By |August 31, 2017|

Last month, I released my eBook ("Meet Charlie: The World's Greatest Event Marketer") about my decade-long journey from inexperienced event coordinator to a seasoned, data-driven event marketer. I wrote it as a resource for event marketing professionals eager to produce more strategic events that create measurable impact on their companies (and, as a result, give [...]

A Day in The Life – Analytics and Operations

By |August 29, 2017|

Shout out to Grace Low for kicking off the ‘Day in The Life’ blog series with an awesome piece on her passion for solving customer’s problems, we couldn’t do it without you! This week’s blog comes from Taylor S. McLoughlin, a program manager on the Analytics/BI and Business Operations team. Yes, we are people. Yes, [...]

Avoid the Dreaded ‘Manel’: It’s Time to Diversify Your Speaker Panel

By |August 23, 2017|

This may sound familiar: You're at a panel discussion and as you scan the speaker bios you realize that even though they are all more than qualified to speak, the panel will most likely not have the diversity of thought and differing perspectives you initially hoped for. Why? Because it's not a panel at all, [...]

3 Event Strategies B2B Can Learn from Consumer Brands

By |August 17, 2017|

  A Red-Bull Flugtag event is very different than an SAP user conference. A Michael Kors fashion show is very different than a Salesforce roadshow. While all of these companies are trying to bring customers and prospects closer to their brand, the way B2B and B2C companies approach their marketing and events strategy is quite different. And [...]

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