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Expanded App Features Include Meeting Planning Tools, Alternative User Experiences, and Instant Communication Between Team Members at Conferences
FOREST HILL, Maryland — CadmiumCD today announced an enhanced version of its eventScribe® Conference App, eventScribe Boost™, with breakthrough features that extend beyond the attendee event experience. Now, when planners, speakers, or vendors log in to a conference’s eventScribe® App, they can be greeted with alternate content that relate to their specific role.
Meeting planners can view event data in real-time and react accordingly with powerful tools for communicating with attendees, vendors, and speakers using enhancements embedded throughout the app. These enhancements give planners direct access to contact information for attendees, speakers, and poster presenters, as well as real-time analytics on mobile app usage and speaker activity at the event.
Vendors and staff that work at the event can access a shared contact list, and can connect with anyone on the list by text message, phone call, or email.
Speakers receive speaker ready room details, a personalized presentation schedule, and access to audience questions that have been posed for their presentation(s). They can use the app’s QR code scanner to check-in to the speaker ready room and to log in to a laptop to edit their presentation materials.
Peter Wyatt, Chief Technology Officer at CadmiumCD, boils the features offered by eventScribe Boost™ to three simple benefits: “In layman’s terms, the major benefits are quick and easy communication, instant access to important data in the app, and the magic of delivering information when your stakeholders need it.”
“It’s this ability to react instantly that makes Boost so powerful,” said Tracy Covert, Digital Assets Manager at Western Veterinary Conference (WVC). “I can access contact information for my staff and members, write quick notes about a session, or make changes to the schedule from my phone.”
See a presentation of how it works here.
“There is a growing need for technology-driven meeting planners to access conference management tools at their shows,” says Wyatt. “WVC has nearly 100 third party vendors and staff members working on the show, which highlights the need for effective communication between all parties. The eventScribe Boost™ app optimizes this communication.”
Enhanced presentation profiles give full access to logistical data like audio-visual needs, room setup, and food and beverage orders. Meeting planners use a shared in-app to-do list, and can take photos and notes on presentations.
All of this data connects with CadmiumCD’s data management system, the Conference Harvester, so that changes made onsite update any eventScribe products, including Conference Apps, Websites, Speaker Ready Room Software and Digital Signage. When a speaker cancels, or when there is an unexpected problem with the schedule, meetings planners can now mobilize their staff instantly to make appropriate changes to the schedule.
This deep integration between the mobile app, logistics orders, contact information, and registration data is achieved through CadmiumCD’s vertical product offering. With the CadmiumCD platform, a meeting planner can manage education, expo, and attendee data through one integrated dashboard.
To learn more about eventScribe Boost™ and the CadmiumCD Platform, visit http://www.eventscribe.com/boost or contact CadmiumCD directly at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 410-638-9239.
CadmiumCD is an event-technology company with more than 15 years of experience providing on-demand content management solutions that streamline the workflow for Meeting Planners, Exhibition Organizers, Education Directors, and Attendees worldwide. The company’s software platform makes it easy to collect, manage and share content to all event stakeholders through its modules: Call for Papers, Speaker & Exhibitor Data Management, Digital Content Publication, Audio Recordings, Digital Poster Galleries, Online Itinerary Planners, Interactive Floor Plans, Native Event Apps, and Post-Conference Evaluations. For more information, visit www.CadmiumCD.com
innovative wearable and experiential devices to complement etouches event cloud enterprise offer
NORWALK, Conn., March 2, 2017 – etouches, a top global provider of cloud event management software, today announces the acquisition of Loopd, an enterprise SaaS start-up that enhances attendee experience through data-driven technology. This acquisition complements etouches recent pivot to a data-driven approach to enhancing clients’ event success, and further positions etouches as a full enterprise solution.
Loopd’s innovative and subscription-based platform offers event planners and marketers the intelligence to help them build more effective strategies through a combination of onsite technology and an analytics engine. Offering the event industry’s only bi-directional CRM solution, Loopd is unique in enabling the exchange of content and contact information passively and actively. The product is broken down into three tightly integrated components:
- Exclusive bi-directional wearable smart badges
- Powerful mobile event apps for iOS and Android
- Dashboard enabled in-browser analytics engine
“After the development of our in-house event performance and ROI solution, Loopd was the logical choice to help continue our journey to offer clients data-driven technology to enhance their events in real-time,” said Shane Edmonds, CTO of etouches. “Once integrated into the etouches platform, Loopd’s technology will provide our clients remarkable insights into their event and business goals, as well as elevate the onsite experiences of their attendees.”
An award-winning product, Loopd differentiates itself from competitors by focusing on the user experience and design, helping to drive engagement further at events. The product’s flexibility is also one of its admirable qualities, making it easy to configure the onsite set up of data collection, session tracking or data and contact exchanges. The solution will be integrated over the next few months into etouches existing platform and event performance solution, offering clients the most robust product on the market for event engagement and benchmarking.
“Data is the future of events, so it is critical as an organization that we are able to provide our customers with the most advanced solutions in the industry to increase the impact of their events,” said Oni Chukwu, CEO of etouches. “The Loopd team has been able to create a product that greatly surpasses competitors in terms of innovation, user experience and overall effectiveness. Adding this solution to etouches not only enhances the product itself, but increases our position as a company that is constantly innovating.”
The Silicon Valley based company was founded in 2013 by Brian Friedman, a Millennial entrepreneur who wanted to change the way that engagement and networking happened at events. Raising over $2.5 million from international angel and seed fund investors, like Salesforce CEO and founder Marc Benioff and venture capitalist Tim Draper, Loopd has created a unique product that meets the needs of event planners today.
As part of the acquisition, Friedman will join the etouches team as Director of Product for Mobile, Data and Engagement. He will lead product direction at etouches, creating product roadmaps, developing user experience systems, and managing all technical and design teams for mobile, data and engagement products. The remainder of the Loopd team, including co-founders Sambhav Galada and Allen Houng, will also join etouches and the company will continue to grow the workforce.
“I couldn’t think of a better synergy for our experiential data-driven technology than etouches,” said Brian Friedman, co-founder and CEO of Loopd. “At Loopd, our goal was to prove ROI to attendees, partners and event marketers by using the latest advancements in technology. The mission and culture at etouches is a natural fit for Loopd, and together we will bring mission-critical insights to the world through leading onsite technology.”
etouches is a global end-to-end event management software solution. The success oriented and cloud-based platform delivers innovative technology solutions to streamline the event process and increase ROI. Founded in 2008, etouches has assisted over 25,000 event professionals in planning, executing and measuring their events. With a focus on event sourcing, registration, marketing, logistics, engagement, mobile and data, the software platform serves more than 1,300 customers including leading corporations, associations, agencies and educational institutions globally. Headquartered in the United States in Norwalk, CT, the company also has offices in Orlando, Florida and five global offices in the United Kingdom, Belgium, Australia, UAE, and Singapore. Learn more at etouches.com.
About Loopd Inc.:
Loopd Inc. provides physical intelligence to corporate events. We help corporate marketers learn how people interact with each other, with the company, and with the company’s products. The Loopd relational analytics solution is the industry’s only bi-directional solution that enables the exchange of content and contact information automatically while gathering rich analytics data so that marketers have a more sophisticated understanding of their most valuable business relationships. To learn more, visit Loopd.com.
Westport, Connecticut, February 22, 2017 Swoogo is proud to announce today the launch of Swoogo Mobile, now making it easier than ever for customers to offer their critical event information on the go.
Designed as a seamless integration with Swoogo’s desktop application, Swoogo Mobile takes the same ease-of-use approach as the company’s main product, allowing users to create their unique event app with the same highly-intuitive functionality that customers already know and love.
Features like the highly coveted drag-and-drop widget tool are present in the new mobile app builder, allowing users to quickly add functionality like registrant lists, schedules, twitter feeds, speaker lists, and more. Just like users can preview what their event site will look like on a phone or tablet from the web application, a quick download of the preview app allows users to get an immediate idea of what their event will look like on Swoogo Mobile.
One of the new mobile offering’s most exciting features is real-time data integration, making it possible for updates made on the web to appear instantly on mobile, and vice versa. “We’re really excited to be releasing a mobile product that is not just integrated with a registration solution, but that’s an integral part of it,” said Swoogo’s Founder and Lead Developer Tim Cummins. “The mobile product is built right into the same code base.”
The news packs extra punch for users running small events that wouldn’t typically justify a stand-alone app. With Swoogo Mobile, it’s possible to create a single app that houses many events, allowing registrants to easily select the offering that’s most relevant to them. By using a single app to support multiple offerings, the cost per event is significantly reduced and the opportunity to have a mobile app is democratized.
“We’re so excited to bring Swoogo Mobile to our customers,” said Swoogo Director Leonora Valvo. “It’s another step in our mission to bring highly-functional, intuitive event technology to market at accessible prices. Our users’ customers expect mobile access: we’re proud to be making that a real, affordable possibility.”
The announcement of Swoogo Mobile comes on the heels of a plethora of other exciting news out of the fledgling event software company. Just this month, Swoogo realized $1M in total revenue, an achievement that came at nearly unprecedented speed for the less than two-year-old company. Swoogo has also proudly announced their participation and leadership in the Event Tech Tribe, a seamlessly networked set of event tech companies working as an integrated solution to offer customers a one stop shop for best-in-craft event products.
NEW YORK CITY, NY. – February 27 – techsytalk LIVE, the industry’s premier event tech conference for meeting planners, has confirmed an exclusive partnership with the Event Tech Tribe to provide the entire technology platform for their upcoming June event in New York City.
The one-day event will take advantage of the entire suite of solutions available from the Tribe. “We’re extremely excited to embrace the energy the Tribe team brings to our industry,” said techsytalk CEO, Liz King. “The Tribe’s philosophy is all about collaborating to create great events. That’s something that we truly believe in at techsytalk,” continued King.
The Event Tech Tribe is a collaborative ensemble of businesses that have chosen to work together technically, but more importantly, to coordinate at a client level. The Tribe offers event professionals access to technologies, expertise and support from its member companies, whose solutions address critical event management workflows including registration, content management, staffing, mobile applications, attendee badging and tracking, and interactive presentations.
“Being selected by techsytalk above all the other options available demonstrates that we really are best-in-craft solutions,” said Greg Lazzaro, President of TRC and one of the five current Tribe members. Lazzaro continued, “There’s no compromise in quality, but we’ve saved the organizers time, money and stress!”
The founding members of the Event Tech Tribe are:
- Hubb – provider of submission, speaker, session, staffing and exhibitor management solutions, based in Vancouver, Wash., USA; www.hubb.me
- ShowGizmo – developer of mobile apps for attendees, based in Denver, CO, USA and Wellington, New Zealand; www.showgizmo.com
- Glisser – developer of audience engagement software, based in London, New York and Seattle; www.glisser.com
- Swoogo – developer of event registration solutions, based in New York; www.swoogo.com
- TRC – Lead retrieval, badging and attendee tracking solutions provider, based in Princeton, NJ, USA; www.trcbadgerite.com
“Each of our platforms will be used in harmony to deliver an awesome event for the techsytalk team” said Marie-Claire Andrews, CEO of ShowGizmo. Andrews continued, “The Tribe’s goal is to make all event tech deployments easier, faster and at a lower cost than what has been possible in the past. To do this, we’ve brought together similarly minded companies and built a way of working that puts the customer first.”
The tribe will also be exhibiting at International Confex in London, UK March 1-2. They can be found at booth B37C.
About the Event Tech Tribe
The Event Tech Tribe is a collaborative ensemble of best-in-class event technologies that have chosen to work together technically, but more importantly, to coordinate at a client level. We’ve brought together similarly minded companies and built a way of working that puts the customer first. Every member of the Tribe is run by an experienced event professional, culturally hard wired to think like an event planner, using technology to get results rather than just for technology’s sake. The founding members of the Tribe are Glisser (www.glisser.com), Hubb (www.hubb.me), ShowGizmo (www.showgizmo.com) , Swoogo (www.swoogo.com) and TRC (www.trcbadgerite.com).
For more information, visit www.theeventtechtribe.com or contact email@example.com.
Alena first started in film production working on such projects like, Steve Buscemi’s directorial debut, Trees Lounge. She eventually transitioned to events within the film, television, nonprofit and corporate industry. A couple of highlights includes scheduling 550 meetings in four days to creating a flawless event featuring His Holiness the Dali Lama. Alena has worked with clients like: the New York Food & Wine Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, The Rockefeller University, Tribeca All Access, CineWomen NY, Burson-Marsteller, and HBO.
She holds an Executive MBA in Media Management from the Metropolitan College of New York and a certificate in Producing at New York University.
Alena is currently working on a conference at the Trinity Institute, followed by the Harlem EatUp Festival. She is also transitioning her expertise online to teach others how to create personal events for their friends & family by using some of the lessons she learned over the last 20 years.
“hi, my name is…”
The world knows me as (name): Alena Powell
I am wicked good at (brag!): Compartmentalizing
Least favorite house chore: Washing Dishes
My go-to guilty pleasure food is: New York Style Cheesecake w/vanilla ice cream a la mode
Favorite App: Exit Strategy (Tells you which NYC subway car to sit in to get to the closest exit)
Favorite quote: “Book Smart doesn’t mean anything, if you don’t have Common Sense” – Bettye Powell (Mom)
Job Title: Event Planner
Professional Superpower: Queen of Logistics
My primary role in the events industry is: Production Logistics
Years in the events industry: 20 years
To me, being an event hustler means: Finding a way to get it done
The top 2 most surprising things I’ve learned about the events industry since starting are: how small the event world is and how many people are willing to help out and pitch in for the betterment of the event
How did you get your start in the events industry? I was hired to work as a production assistant at a corporate production company
My biggest event industry pet peeve is: Printing Name Badges
“No such thing as TMI”
One thing that would really surprise people to learn about me is: I’m an introvert
You can only keep 2 albums in your entire music collection -those albums would be: Guy – 1st Album and Depeche Mode – Music for the Masses
10yr old me thought I’d grow up to be: Model or Lawyer
Text or phone call?: Both
Android or iphone?: iPhone of course!
Toilet paper roll – Over or under?: Under
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The Association of Women in Events (AWE) has appointed Marie-Claire Andrews as its latest member to its Board of Directors. Based in New Zealand, Marie-Claire is the CEO and Co-Founder of ShowGizmo – one of Australasia’s longest standing event app suppliers. The appointment will see Marie-Claire as AWE’s first non U.S. board member, signalling AWE’s intention to continue to expand internationally.
A global organization based out of the USA, the Association for Women in Events is a membership-based association that works to empower, elevate and promote women in the meetings industry. Its mission is to be an inclusive community dedicated to the professional advancement of women in all facets of the events industry. The association was born from the idea that women make up the majority of employees in the events industry, yet there is a disproportionate amount of men who hold the highest level executive positions and leadership positions on Executive Boards. AWE aims to provide resources and guidance for women in the industry so that they may feel empowered in their current positions and reach their full professional potential.
“It’s an honour to help lead this fantastic organisation,” said Marie-Claire, who was also was selected as one of the Top 25 women in the events industry by Smart Meetings in 2016. “I’ve been passionate about seeing women reach their goals throughout my career – as a woman in the event tech industry, I’ve seen firsthand some of the challenges we all face and am committed to helping break down barriers to success.”
Carrie Abernathy, Co-Founder and President of AWE, has high expectations of Marie-Claire’s appointment, “The bar is high for board members, as Marie-Claire joins some of the most influential names in the international events industry – but having seen her hard work and innovative ideas during her tenure on our Awards Committee last year, I know Marie-Claire will be a great addition to our organisation.”
During her appointment, Marie-Claire hopes to assist AWE in establishing an Australasian chapter and welcomes contact from individuals interested in participating.
For more information on ShowGizmo and Marie-Claire Andrews
+64 21 81 4224
About the Association for Women in Events:
The Association for Women in Events is an inclusive community dedicated to the professional advancement of women in all facets of the events industry. The international organization was established in Washington, D.C. March of 2015. AWE has earned international support from a myriad of individuals and organizations. For updates and announcements, follow AWE on Facebook and Twitter. #AWEwomen
etouches to hire 100-plus people by end of 2017 to sustain dynamic enterprise growth
The innovative event management software set to grow across all regions
NORWALK, Conn., Jan 30, 2017 – etouches, a top global provider of cloud event management software, today announced plans to hire more than 100 people globally in 2017. Headquartered in downtown Norwalk, CT and with global offices in the United Kingdom, Australia, Belgium, Singapore, and Dubai, etouches plans to grow its team throughout these regions to meet the growing demands of the business.
“At a time when mergers and layoffs are commonplace, etouches has stepped up to create an innovative event management platform to cover the entire event lifecycle,” said Oni Chukwu, CEO of etouches. “Through innovative and organic new product development and carefully vetted product acquisitions over the past couple of years, we have created a robust, industry-leading enterprise solution. Now, we require a larger workforce to meet our growing global demand.”
The company was honored with the 2016 SIIA Codie Award for Best Event Management Software as a result of the product’s robust and comprehensive features. etouches modern, integrated event management platform ranges from innovative venue sourcing solutions to real-time data and analytics dashboards that provide companies with the productivity and performance they need at a global level to save money, increase attendee engagement and develop more profitable business strategies for all their events.
Adding to the already stacked event platform, etouches recently acquired and integrated three leading event technology tools into its event management platform: venue sourcing solution inevention, event mobile app TapCrowd, and booking and venue sourcing solution Zentila. It is this unique and seamless offer that appeals to its 1,300 customers in more than 50 countries.
“It is critical to continue to hire top talent that include event experts, innovative technologists, sales directors, data engineers and exemplary support staff,” said Chukwu. “With these key people and our leadership team, we will accelerate at a faster pace to create more disruptive products that are essential to event professionals today and in the future.”
Following an impressive growth of team members internationally in 2016, the company is now aggressively looking to hire 100 people over the course of 2017 to fill positions in global sales, product development, customer support, data science and professional services.
In addition to growing its global team, etouches enhanced security, transaction and data privacy features in 2016. These efforts allowed the company to be the industry’s first to provide the entire SaaS platform localized in regions (North America, Europe and Asia Pacific) thanks to its dedicated, industry-leading Amazon Web Services infrastructures.
With over 95% revenue retention and a 97% customer satisfaction rating, etouches has become the only at-scale enterprise alternative in the market. The company’s roster of clients includes dozens of Fortune 5000 companies in the financial services, retail, airlines and technology sectors. With the new personnel, etouches is set to onboard several additional enterprise companies throughout 2017.
“User experience is key to our enterprise offer that ranges from SMM (strategic meeting management) features and integration to CRMs, mobile, data and event logistics,” said Shane Edmonds, CTO of etouches. “The talent that we have, and will continue to hire with discipline, brings a mix of event expertise and innovative disruptive thinking that will change the way we are able to serve enterprise customers in need of innovative, robust solutions.”
An award winning company, etouches was listed on Event Marketer’s Best Places to Work in Events in 2015, the Inc. 5000 list from 2012-2015, and the Deloitte Fast 500 consecutively in 2015 and 2016. These recognitions are a testament to the strong customer-centered culture that keep etouches’ positive momentum going.
For current open positions across a variety of roles, departments, and regions, visit the Careers and Culture section at www.etouches.com.
etouches is a global end-to-end event management software solution. The success oriented and cloud-based platform delivers innovative technology solutions to streamline the event process and increase ROI. Founded in 2008, etouches has assisted over 25,000 event professionals in planning, executing and measuring their events. With a focus on event sourcing, registration, marketing, logistics, engagement, mobile and data, the software platform serves more than 1,300 customers including leading corporations, associations, agencies and educational institutions globally. Headquartered in the United States in Norwalk, CT, the company also has offices in Orlando, Florida and five global offices in the United Kingdom, Belgium, Australia, UAE, and Singapore. Learn more about etouches at etouches.com.
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Just before all the inauguration craziness in Washington, D.C., I had the opportunity to spend a weekend at the very newly renovated Washington Marriott Georgetown. You may have seen me posting about my experience there on Twitter and Facebook with their Marriott Reward Points program (I’m a sucker for free points – ha!). From meeting space to rooms, they just completed a $28Million renovation and the results of their work was easy to see from the moment you stepped into the hotel. You also immediately notice their great location (between Georgetown and Dupont Circle, in the heart of D.C.) is one of their most attractive highlights.
The lobby has been completely redone and is a modern take on everything I think a lobby should be. Simple checkin, lots of work spaces with free wifi and all the essentials (wireless chargers, snacks and drinks). Adjacent to the lobby is their new M Club Lounge – designed for ultimate comfort for their Elite and Club members and has super speedy wifi, plenty of places to charge and work, different seating arrangements for every style and hot food offered in the morning and evenings. To be fair, my favorite part was the wine on tap! With just a scan of my room key, you could purchase a glass of wine from the tap – perfect for an introverted techy like me!
There’s a new restaurant located on the ground floor and the food was absolutely delicious!
We had the pleasure of staying in one of their suites and the rooms are modern, spacious and elevated. They took input from over 5,000 customers representing a wide range of demographics to design these rooms and you can tell. The rooms are comfortable, useful and flexible for many needs.
Of course, every meeting planner out there wants to know about their meeting space. The first thing I noticed, though I didn’t say anything about it, was a dedicated office for their Event Technology Manager, right on the meeting floor level. From a tech perspective, how much better could it get? The rooms are very flexible and have the ability to accommodate groups, both large and small. They reflect many of the characteristics of more modern venues – rewriteable surfaces, magnetic panels, shared-screen technology and common working/living spaces.
If you’re hosting an event in DC, I strongly recommend checking out the Marriott Georgetown. With their renovated style and ah-mazing customer service, you’ll have all the flexibility you need to design the meeting or event of your dreams!
THE AWESOME: The meeting space at the Washington Marriott Georgetown is great with lots of natural light in the smaller breakouts and common areas. And, to top it off, the customer service really puts this venue on the map. If you’re looking to work with staff who make it happen for you and your guests, this is the place to come!
THINGS TO NOTE: Don’t miss an experience in their restaurant downstairs called The Visiteur! The food is delicious and locally sourced. And, as the staff about doing a private cooking class in their private dining room – it’ll be an experience for your guests to remember!
MY VERDICT: A great pick for meetings and events in the DC area. If your group is ~500 or less, this space gives a lot of flexibility and had that modern feel you’re looking for!
This is a sponsored post – I received compensation in exchange for writing this review. Although this post is sponsored, all opinions are my own.
23rd January 2017
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A new collaboration of best-in-craft event tech suppliers has been launched to make life easier for event planners and marketers, and to help make their events more awesome.
The Event Tech Tribe is a collaborative ensemble of businesses that have chosen to work together technically, but more importantly, to co-ordinate at a client level. The Tribe includes mobile app provider ShowGizmo, registration platform Swoogo, onsite specialists TRC, content management system Hubb and audience engagement platform Glisser and is currently focussed on North American, European and Australasian customers.
ShowGizmo CEO, Marie-Claire Andrews says “The raw potential of event technology has created an explosion of new companies and innovative products. But, this placed the burden of supplier co-ordination and integration of technologies on already overworked event planners. We aim to solve that – making life easier – saving time as well as money.”
In defiance of the alternative ‘vanilla’ options presented by enterprise solutions, the Tribe has built a way of working that puts the customer first. Based on a fundamental belief held by all the members – that each piece of the event technology ecosystem needs to be excellent on its own, and that the best companies focus on doing their bit really, really well – the group will offer all the advantages of an end-to-end experience by taking each of those components and blending them at the edges to create compatible functionality.
Founder and CEO of Swoogo, Leonora Valvo, was the pioneer of the concept and confirms that “The Tribe ensures service, technology and data are all connected in a flexible way to make your events world-class.” “Data is at the heart of what we all do: technology is just a means to help you create truly ‘intelligent events’ – measurable, repeatable, scalable and evolutionary.
TRC founder and Chief Executive, Greg Lazzaro is excited about the potential the partnership has for his customers: “Ultimately, this is about excellent events. Building these strong relationships with key partners means we can continue to offer innovation after
innovation” He adds, “And the best bit is we’re flexible, we’re independent, and we’re complementary. We can help whether you need to work with two of us or all of us”
The Tribe is launching with a webinar on 25th January and presentations from Tribe members around the country, with a roadshow scheduled for March/April.
For further information:
The Event Tech Tribe: https://eventtechtribe.swoogo.com/tribe2017
Marie-Claire Andrews, ShowGizmo CEO
firstname.lastname@example.org Mob: +64 21 814 224
Something about a new year looming just around the corner makes people get the itch to organize our lives. From closets to inboxes, people are doing everything they can to get rid of the clutter in their life so they can start the new year fresh. I absolutely fall into this category of people and spend the week between Christmas celebrations and New Year’s going through as much of my life as possible. I suppose the underlying belief is that the more we can enter the new year without junk all around us, the more successful we will be. People often ask me how I clean out my inbox and manage organizing my life, since I am quite OCD about all of this. I thought I would share today two platforms I’m using this year to declutter.
This might be my favorite organizational tool, especially because my aim in life is inbox zero. All you need to do here is link it to your email account (and yes, you can do this for ALL of your email accounts). Unroll.me will go through your inbox and pull up a list of all of your subscriptions. You can then go through and decide to unsubscribe with the click of a button or roll up the subscription into a digest. Let’s say you find you’re subscribed to over 2,000 newsletters (because that totally happened to me!), you can unsubscribe from 1,800 and roll the remaining 200 into a weekly digest. That’s right – just ONE marketing email per week! You can set your preferences so the options really are endless. If you want West Elm subscriptions daily, but techsytalk newsletters only once a week, you can make that happen. This one will change your inbox (and therefore your life). Period. Use it, and you won’t regret it.
Now if decluttering your inbox felt good, imagine if you could trim your finances too! Well, you can with this app called Trim! Simply link your bank account and it will pull a list of all the subscriptions you have. Again, with the click of the button, you can unsubscribe and SAVE. This feels good for your wallet and your spirit, and you can connect checking accounts, credit cards and more! We all sign up for so many things and the retailers are hoping you don’t notice that pesky little $5.99 charge for Hootsuite that you may not have used in, oh say, 2 years.
That’s right, folks! Technology is our friend so use it wisely!! Spend some time before the new year rolls in decluttering and may you have a prosperous and AMAZING 2017!!