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Event Technology Just Took a Giant Step Forward (With a Little Help from Apple)
At DoubleDutch, we’ve long known that the White Label Event App model (siloed, disposable apps for each customer) was not ideal.  It was bad for attendees, overly complex for our customers, and inefficient and inelegant as a way to deploy software. We also knew that the right model looked more like Slack or Gmail – […]
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Ask the Experts: A Speechwriter’s Guide to the Perfect Keynote
July 13, 2017
Attendees at your industry conferences and company meetings have high expectations for a keynote address. It’s more than just another presentation, it’s the cornerstone of the entire event. And, if it’s your CEO giving the keynote, the stakes are even higher. Your attendees look to the keynote to energize and inspire. But how do you […]
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The Venue Series: New York City
July 6, 2017
This is the second post of our new “Venue Series,” where we share our favorite event venues in cities across the U.S. and why we love them. The sheer number of event venues in Manhattan is mind-boggling. When you expand that to Brooklyn, your head just might explode trying to find a perfect spot for […]
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Employee Engagement is a Breeze with DoubleDutch
June 29, 2017
The term “dogfooding” refers to the practice of a company using its own products to test and promote its product. It originates from an email sent in 1988 from Microsoft manager Paul Maritz to Brian Valentine, test manager for Microsoft LAN software with the subject line, “Eating our own dogfood,” tasking him to increase internal […]
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5 Easy Steps to Make Your Events More Accessible
June 22, 2017
We often like to stress the importance of choosing a unique venue for your events, but the more your stray from the traditional hotel-type venue the more you need to think about accessibility. Hotels are often already set-up to accommodate people with accessibility needs, but other venues may not be. On top of that, there […]
Ask the Experts: How to Craft the Perfect Post Event Survey
Ask the Experts: How to Craft the Perfect Post Event Survey
June 13, 2017
  For data-driven event marketers, post-event surveys have the power to produce some of the most valuable data to evaluate the success of your event and to help you create better events in the future. But creating the right level of insight goes far beyond plugging questions into an online form and hitting send—there’s a […]
The Venue Series: San Francisco
The Venue Series: San Francisco
June 8, 2017
  Your event venue is one of the most defining aspects of your event. It sets the mood, starts the conversation and gets people excited for the day ahead. So finding one that you and your attendees absolutely love is critical. That’s why we are kicking off The Venue Series, where we share our favorite […]
5 Reasons Your Head of Demand Gen Should Use Event Data
5 Reasons Your Head of Demand Gen Should Use Event Data
June 1, 2017
One question your head of demand-gen is certain to ask you after an event is, “how many leads did we get?” It’s a fair question and leads are always a part of the event ROI equation. But the real power of events for lead-gen lies in what your company does with the attendee data that […]
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Back to Basics: 3 Tricks to Landing the Hottest B2B Event Venue
May 25, 2017
When it comes to building the perfect event, you have two options: the seemingly simple all-inclusive hotel package, or an approach inspired by the city you’re in and the best vendors available. The next time you plan an event, challenge yourself to think like a local and do some digging on the most sought after […]
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A Framework for Your First B2B SaaS Customer Advisory Board
May 18, 2017
If you’re reading this, chances are you have considered launching a Customer Advisory Board (CAB) at your startup, but for some reason talked yourself out of it. “Our customers aren’t ready,” is the most common excuse I hear. In most cases, that reason couldn’t be farther from the truth. In fact, I’m speaking from experience […]

Are you the next #EventProf of the Year Winner?

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 [...]

Make Live Events An Integral Part of Your B2B Marketing Strategy

By |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 [...]

Hormel Events — Tried and True Promotion

By |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 [...]

A 4-Part Plan to Boost Attendee Engagement

By |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 [...]

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 [...]

DoubleDutch + Women’s March on Washington App

By |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 [...]

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 [...]

Defend Your Spend: Five Reasons to Fight for Event Marketing Budget

By |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 [...]

Announcing Our First Live Events and Engagement Benchmark Report

By |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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