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How to Keep Your VIP Attendees Happy—and Returning to Your Events
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 […]
A Day in the Life Series - Meet Kyle Louis
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 […]
A Day in the Life Series - Meet Ryan Finn
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 […]

3 Event Strategies for Customer Marketers

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 [...]

Three Post-Event Metrics Execs Actually Care About

By |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 Future of Events – Coaching Cloud, Simulation and Concierge

By |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 [...]

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 [...]

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