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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 […]

A Day in the Life Series – Meet Grace Low

By |August 15, 2017|

Ever wondered what it’s like to work in the fast paced world of tech? You’re in luck. Over the next few months, we will be introducing you to members of the DoubleDutch team around the world. Every day brings something new, exciting, and sometimes challenging. With offices in San Francisco, Phoenix, Amsterdam, and a handful [...]

The Venue Series: Chicago

By |August 10, 2017|

This is the third post in our new "Venue Series," where we share our favorite event venues in cities across the U.S. and explain why we love them. Nestled on the southwestern shore of Lake Michigan, Chicago's rich culture, diverse neighborhoods and plentiful green spaces provide ample opportunities to host a one-of-a-kind event. Not familiar [...]

Battling Event Fatigue: 5 Curveball Ideas To Enliven Your Next Event

By |August 3, 2017|

For modern event marketers, pulling off a great event takes more than selecting a great venue, good food and an impressive speaker lineup. Production and logistics details also play a major role in an event's success.The challenge for any event prof is coming up with ideas to keep events exciting and engaging. Fresh out of ideas [...]

Meet Charlie, Event Marketer Extraordinaire

By |July 27, 2017|

Events have been my life for more than 10 years. I've planned and executed hundreds of them around the world, while successfully moving up the ladder from event coordinator to strategic event marketer. I have traveled extensively, met fascinating people, learned a lot — and the work is more rewarding than ever. My secret? In [...]

Event Technology Just Took a Giant Step Forward (With a Little Help from Apple)

By |July 20, 2017|

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 - [...]

Ask the Experts: A Speechwriter’s Guide to the Perfect Keynote

By |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 [...]

The Venue Series: New York City

By |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 [...]

Employee Engagement is a Breeze with DoubleDutch

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 [...]

5 Easy Steps to Make Your Events More Accessible

By |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

By |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 [...]

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