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Back to Basics: 3 Tricks to Landing the Hottest B2B Event Venue
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 […]
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Back to Basics: 5 Ways to Host The Most T.D. Event Ever
May 10, 2017
  Ready, Set, Slay DoubleDutch is launching a “Back to Basics” series for your not so basic, events. We want to bring you fresh ideas, venues, and tips for inside and outside the DoubleDutch platform experience. This week we are bringing you five ways to host the most T.D.,“to die”, event in 2017. Incorporate these […]
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Flipping the Funnel on Events: How ABM Can Help You Drive Better Attendees and Sponsors
May 4, 2017
The #FlipMyFunnel model is a tremendous asset when driving sponsors and attendees to rally around your event. In case you aren’t familiar with the model, it takes the traditional lead-based funnel and flips it on its head with an account-based approach. There are four stages in the model: identify, expand, engage and advocate. Let’s dive […]
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A CMO’s Take: If You Aren’t Using a Mobile Event App, You’re a Dinosaur
April 27, 2017
At DoubleDutch, we strive to unlock the business value of human connections by bringing the power of digital to live events. This is the latest in our CMO Perspective #PowerofLive series, where we interview progressive, innovative CMOs who are making live events a strategic part of their marketing approach. Carl Tsukahara is a technologist turned […]
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5 Must Attend Events for Event Marketers in 2017
April 20, 2017
As an event marketer, you spend a ton of time thinking about how to get people to attend your events. But, have you ever taken a second to pause and consider what events you should be attending to become a more well rounded, strategic marketer? We probably don’t need to tell you that no matter […]
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A Marketing Outsider Takes a Stab at #Events – A Tale of Persistence
April 13, 2017
There are a lot of things I love about DoubleDutch. The product, the people, the stocked fridges… for a girl from the deep south, it’s more than I ever imagined when it comes to a job. During my two years here, I’ve grown in ways I never thought possible. I’ve been forever changed for the […]
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5 Ways to Hack Your Recent Event for Future Content
April 6, 2017
Events are much more than logistical challenges to be solved, from session topics and travel arrangements to catering menus. They are a goldmine for marketers tasked with keeping the content engine humming. Not only are events a great way for marketers to find brand advocates who can spread your company’s message, but you can — […]
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3 Event Strategies for Customer Marketers
March 30, 2017
As a customer marketer, I know there’s no better marketing tool than a happy customer who’s willing to speak on your company’s behalf. According to a recent study, customer recommendations are up to 10 times more effective in driving sales than a brand’s own sales and marketing efforts. Events are teeming with potential brand advocates […]
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Three Post-Event Metrics Execs Actually Care About
March 23, 2017
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 […]

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. [...]

6 Slides Your MC Needs in Their Talk Track

By |November 15, 2016|

Connecting the Physical and Digital Experiences A question we often hear from our customers is how to drive more app adoption and engagement at their events. We know they spend a ton of time and energy producing app promotion kits, event signage and more to drive adoption, but what else can you do? At LIVE [...]

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