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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 […]

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. [...]

What You Can Do to Help Maximize Educational Opportunities At Your Events

By |November 23, 2016|

The only attendance driver more important to event registrants than networking is education. Whether you're hosting an internal company meeting or an industry conference, the success and attendee ROI of your event will largely be based on what people learn. While you may think you don't have a lot of influence over your attendees learning [...]

5 From LIVE: 5 Big Takeaways From Our Rockstar Panel of Event Marketers

By |November 23, 2016|

We love to talk about how technology can enhance the event experience and power new marketing strategies. But it's our customers who are using the technology to bring innovation to their organizations every day. At LIVE 2016, we had the opportunity to sit down with our four Event Professional of the Quarter award winners — [...]

5 From LIVE: 5 Big Things From SaaStr COO Gretchen DeKnikker

By |November 22, 2016|

Community building is tough business — especially when that community is online, where there is countless competition for people's attention. And it's doubly hard when you're trying to build a community of enterprise software executives, who are already pressed for time. But that didn't stop Jason Lemkin, a serial entrepreneur eager to help SaaS founders [...]

5 From LIVE: 5 Big Things from Lawrence Coburn’s CEO Keynote

By |November 21, 2016|

Our CEO, Lawrence Coburn, kicked off LIVE 2016 with a vision for the future of Live Engagement Marketing and the convergence of the physical and digital worlds. At the heart of his presentation is how machine learning will impact the event experience, transforming how event managers and marketers do their jobs in the coming years. [...]

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