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52 ways to promote your event online [slides]

Whether you’re organizing a 10-person meetup or a 3-day conference for thousands, the internet offers enormous opportunities for promoting your event. Check out this slide deck for 52 ideas to help you spread the word. 52 ways to promote your event online from Attendly...


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10 DIY tutorials for creative event decoration

DIY projects not only save you money, but they’re fun to do and give you a greater sense of accomplishment than purchasing ready-made products. If you’re looking for some creative event decoration ideas, DIY tutorials are a great place to start (even if, like me, you only dream of being this crafty!) 1. Paper Garland...



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The world’s biggest event ever is happening this year – so how big is big?

When we heard that this year’s Maha Kumbh Mela was predicted to attract over 80 million people, making it the world’s biggest gathering of people ever, we were intrigued to say the least. While the event itself is fascinating, it’s almost unfathomable to imagine 80 million people gathering in one place. So we did a...


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4 live video streaming solutions for your next event or conference

Live video streaming can help you to increase the reach of your event to those who can’t attend. It may also help you to reach customers who hadn’t planned on attending anyway, and convince them to come to your next event or conference. With live streaming, your event takes place simultaneously on the internet, effectively...


22 spectacular event and party lighting ideas you can steal from pinterest

The right lighting at your event is a critical part of setting the mood for your attendees. Get it spot on, and they’ll be talking about your events for years to come. So here we have 22 amazing lighting ideas from pinterest for your next event. Be inspired. Tea light candles for a relaxing and...


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A really useful guide to writing really useful checklists for events

Since you have so much to remember when planning an event, checklists are a handy way of supplementing your own memory and ensuring nothing gets overlooked. In The Checklist Manifesto, Atul Gawande explains the difference between two common types of checklists: the READ-DO style and the DO-CONFIRM style. READ-DO: the recipe The READ-DO checklist works a...


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Why stories are integral to effective event marketing

Marketing an event is just like marketing a product—you’re trying to sell your brand. But since customers don’t engage with brands, having a strong story to use in your marketing will give you one-up over many other events. Image credit The importance of stories Why stories? People have been telling stories for yonkles, because w...



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Write a better events blog with these tips for superb online content

Blogging about your events can help you to connect with your audience in a whole new way, but it’s not as simple as it might seem. Writing for the web is a whole different game to writing for print in many ways. Keep these tips in mind when writing an events blog to ensure you...