Eventex Ranks eventScribe Among the World’s Best Event Apps
CadmiumCD Takes Home the Silver in the International Eventex Awards
CadmiumCD, winners of Best Partnership in the 2015 Event Technology Awards, and second-time winner of Convene’s 2015 Best In Show for Best Technology Tool, have impressed judges yet again. This time it was the international panel of judges at Eventex. Previous winners of this prestigious award include Cisco, Google, and Microsoft.
CadmiumCD took home second place for the Best Event Mobile App category at Eventex for their work on eventScribe. The international panel of judges included industry experts Brandt Krueger, Julius Solaris, and Adam Parry, among others.
eventScribe project manager, Brooke Benton, who was there to receive the award, said, “We are so honored to be recognized on an international level. We’ve put a lot of work into making eventScribe the best possible app it can be. Being ranked among the top three in the Eventex Awards is yet another indicator that we’ve listened to our clients’ needs and have built a product that provides an exceptional experience to planners, attendees, exhibitors, and speakers.”
Judges were impressed with the educational features eventScribe has to offer. Whereas many event apps only focus on the social aspects of the conference experience, eventScribe adds crucial educational elements like note-taking on slides, audio of presentations in the app, an educational scavenger hunt for trade shows, and a social audience response system for increased attendee participation.
To learn more about the awards and the eventScribe app, visit the Eventex or eventScribe websites.
SpinGo Expands Event Listing Service to Five New Areas
Draper, UT — (March 23, 2016) – SpinGo announces the expansion of SpinGo Reach to five new cities including: San Francisco, California; Boston, Massachusetts; Chicago, Illinois; Charleston, South Carolina; and Columbus, Ohio. SpinGo Reach is a one-stop-shop event listing tool that expands an event’s reach and awareness online, while saving time for event makers. When an event maker submits an event to a SpinGo-powered calendar, it is automatically listed to other calendars within the SpinGo network. With SpinGo Reach, an event can now be listed on additional calendars outside the direct network. SpinGo Reach saves event makers time by letting them add their events on multiple calendars with a single event submission. SpinGo Reach initially launched in New York City, San Diego, and Denver in January 2016.
“SpinGo Reach brings efficiency to the process of getting events listed online.” said SpinGo CEO, Kreg Peeler, “SpinGo Reach is the most intuitive way to distribute event information. It saves event makers hours of redundant effort every time they promote a new event – time they could spend making their actual event that much more remarkable.”
On average, event makers save three hours on marketing per event by listing their event on SpinGo and using SpinGo Reach. By expanding into five new cities, SpinGo Reach will save event makers hundreds of hours each year and allow them to focus on producing their events.
“I list many events each year on event calendars for my clients,” said Public Relations Consultant, Gayle Falkenthal, “With SpinGo Reach, I save both my clients and myself time and money. This gets my double thumbs up.”
Since 2012, SpinGo has been committed to helping event makers—producers, planners, marketers—create successful events. Armed with real-life experiences and extensive market research, SpinGo develops tools and services that simplify the event planning, management, and promotion process. The company is backed by EPIC Ventures and Prelude. Further information is available at SpinGo.com.
Colin Matthes, Content Marketing Specialist at SpinGo
The organiser of the Event Technology Awards has announced that nominations for 2016 will open on Monday 4th April. The awards are set to return for their fourth outing and will once again recognise the achievements of companies delivering digital and technological solutions to the event industry. With a number of exciting new categories added to the list for this year, companies specialising in networking technology, proximity marketing technology, event connectivity & Wi-Fi and best augmented/ virtual reality technology will also be able to join in the celebrations.
The nature of the award categories – and the way in which this technology is deployed – means that entries can be submitted by any industry stakeholder; including suppliers, designers, programmers, technicians, developers, venues, events, promoters, event organisers and agencies.
Returning to the 2016 category list is ‘The People’s Choice Award’, which will see bronze, silver and gold winners announced as the result of an open industry vote.
The full list of categories is as follows:
- Best New Technology Start-Up
- Best Event App
- Best New Technology Product
- Best Technology Partnership – Agency / Brand / Organiser / Supplier / Technology
- Best Ticketing & Visitor Registration Technology
- Best Attendee Management Technology
- Best Event Management Solution
- Best Venue Management Solution
- Best use of Technology for Marketing an Event
- Best Social Media Campaign
- Best Technology for Building Event Attendance
- Best Technology for Event Monetisation or Fundraising
- Best Event Website / Mobile Site
- Best Hybrid Event or Live Streaming Solution
- Best use of Audio Visual Technology
- Best use of Technology for Engagement & Interaction
- Best use of Technology for Audience Participation
- Best use of RFID or NFC
- Best use of Projection Mapping
- Best use of Gamification
- Best use of Technology for Event Analytics, Data-Collection & Insight
- Best Social Media Tool
- Most innovative and tech friendly venue
- Best use of Technology for a Brand
- Best Festival Technology
- Best Conference Technology
- Best Exhibition Technology
- The 2016 Event Technology Rising Star
- Best Event Networking Technology (NEW)
- Best Proximity Marketing Technology (NEW)
- Event Connectivity & Wi-Fi (NEW)
- Best Augmented / Virtual Reality Technology (NEW)
- Favourite Event Technology Supplier – The People’s Choice Award
Nominations will close on 31st May 2016, with the entries then judged by an independent panel of experts that will be announced in the coming weeks. Event Technology Awards co-founder Adam Parry said: “I am thrilled that the awards are returning for a fourth year, they continue to grow in stature and the number of enquiries we’ve already received for this year’s event is very pleasing. The sector is fast-paced and continually evolving so we have added new categories that reflect the specific efforts of companies and individuals in the growth sectors.”
Companies or individuals wishing to enter the 2016 Event Technology Awards can request an entry form by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Full entry details are available on the Event Technology Awards website www.eventtechnologyawards.co.uk
Event Technology Awards 2015 winners’ on stage
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The Event Technology Awards were launched in 2013. The awards are attended by leading international event technology specialists, suppliers, event organisers and agencies and recognise those pushing the boundaries in innovative event technology worldwide.
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SUMMARY: Attendify, a leading provider of socialfirst event apps is launching a turnkey solution to help event planners create fully customizable, contentrich event websites in minutes. Attendify’s new feature powers event websites, embeddable widgets, and even supports the ability to add event content to custom designed HTML pages.
PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA, MARCH 10, 2016 – Attendify, the world’s leading selfservice event app platform is announcing a turnkey solution that makes it easier than ever to launch an event website. Event planners using Attendify to make their event app can now create a fully featured website or embeddable widget in seconds, dramatically reducing time, cost, and complexity of launching a web presence.
“Many of our customers struggle to create event websites and end up using solutions like WordPress, which were never designed to handle the complexity of event content,” says Michael Balyasny, Attendify’s CEO. “Attendify already offers the simplest way to create an event app, now we’re extending the platform to power websites and embeddable widgets while keeping data seamlessly synchronized.”
Attendify offers a bold, contentfirst, approach to creating event websites and is designed for novices and web developers alike. There are three ways to build a site:
- Template launch a website using a responsive template in less than 5 clicks, content is added and updated automatically.
- Embeddable Widget for planners who already have an event website, Attendify’s embeddable widget makes it easy to add a schedule, list of speakers, or sponsors to any page.
- Custom HTML if you’re a web designer or developer the sky’s the limit. Create a completely custom design and easily bind event content anywhere you need it.
Attendify’s website solution is available to anyone who creates a free account and starts building an event app. Event planners can start by uploading basic event information and within seconds a website or embeddable widget is ready to launch, all while simultaneously building their event app. Attendify offers free hosting for websites created on their platform and supports custom domain names as well as a variety of other customizable settings.
“Attendify’s mission is to help planners engage their attendees and the first touch point is always their event website” says Michael, “we’re addressing a real pain point that will save our customers countless hours and deliver a seamless digital experience for attendees.”
About Attendify: Attendify is the leading selfservice event app platform offering a socialfirst experience that helps conference, meeting, and event planners engage their audiences. Over 1,000 companies and organizations like Google, AstraZeneca, AOL, and Coursera create differentiating mobile experience using Attendify’s platform. For more information or to get started visit http://www.attendify.com.
Hubb launches on the Abila Marketplace for Nonprofits and Associations
Providing Conferences with Speaker, Session and Attendee Management Solutions
Vancouver, Wash. – March 3, 2016 – Hubb today launched its online conference content management platform, on the Abila Marketplace, which provides nonprofits and associations with easy access to tools and services to enhance their existing Abila products. Now integrated with netForum, Abila’s customizable association management system, Hubb automates the business process for collecting, managing and marketing the abstracts, speakers and sponsors for conferences and meetings. With Hubb, associations significantly reduce the administrative time for planning conferences, allowing event managers to organize and market their event content more efficiently and drive attendance growth.
“Hubb’s partnership with Abila enables associations to leverage their investment in netFORUM to build their conference programs more easily and deliver engaging experiences for their conference attendees, speakers and sponsors,” said Josh Vande Krol, Hubb’s Chief Operating Officer.
Key Integration Features
- Enable role based access to Hubb by attendees, speakers and sponsors using their existing netFORUM login credentials.
- Search the association’s netFORUM speaker database to build their speaker roster and session content.
- Validate user access against netFORUM data and populate their profile information in Hubb.
“We’re excited to have Hubb join the Abila Marketplace,” said Angela Siefkes, senior manager, partner programs for Abila. “Our partners are such an important part of our success. They offer key products and services that truly help our customers by extending the value of our association and nonprofit solutions.”
The Abila Marketplace’s rich, interactive, engaging platform that showcases all the add-ons and customizations offered by Abila’s partner ecosystem for its award-winning products and solutions. Customers and prospective customers can quickly and easily navigate the site to find the information they need, including descriptions, demos, pricing, ratings/reviews, and contact information. The Abila Marketplace is a first-of-its-kind designed specifically for nonprofits and associations.
Built by veteran event professionals, Hubb is a cloud-based software platform that simplifies the process for selecting, managing, and marketing event content so conference planners save time. From call for papers to the very last attendee survey, Hubb enables planning teams, selection committee members, track owners, speakers and sponsors to all collaborate on conference content. The platform is flexible to the needs of events of all sizes, and seamlessly integrates with other pieces of event technology. For more information, please visit www.hubb.me.
Abila is the leading provider of software and services to associations and nonprofit organizations that help them make better decisions, execute with greater precision, increase engagement, and generate more revenue. With Abila solutions association and nonprofit professionals can use data and personal insight to make better financial and strategic decisions, enhance member and donor engagement and value, operate more efficiently and effectively, and increase revenue to better activate their mission. Abila combines decades of industry insight with technology know-how to serve more than 8,000 customers across North America. For more information, please visit www.abila.com.
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Bizzabo Launches Hot Leads: A Magic Tool For Organizers To Re-engage Lost Attendees
New York, New York, February 16, 2016 – Bizzabo, the world’s leading Event management platform, is launching Hot Leads, a revolutionary new tool that lets organizers re-engage potential event attendees who abandoned the registration process.
The majority of people who begin an event registration process, won’t complete it, according to separate studies done by IBM, Comscore and Forrester Research. Normally, organizers have no way to contact these potential registrants, but now, event organizers have a new tool that will help them reach out to those who abandoned their registration, that tool is called “Hot Leads.”
Hot Leads is the newest event marketing feature within Bizzabo’s all-in-one event management software. Thanks to the platform’s smart event registration process, organizers now have the power to re-engage potential attendees using a suite of marketing tools. Organizers can use Hot Leads to identify who failed to complete the registration process, and easily follow-up with targeted emails offering an incentive to register.
Alon Alroy, Bizzabo’s Co-Founder & CMO, said that “Hot Leads is one of the newest features in our mission to make event organizers smarter event marketers. It enables organizers to focus on their event success and take advantage of the newest trends in marketing automation. So far we’ve seen over 80% conversion rate from abandoned attendees to successful registrations. We’re very excited about the impact Hot Leads is making on the success of events”.
Not only can organizers identify who abandoned the registration process, with Hot Leads, they’ll also have access to helpful reports that highlight how well retargeting efforts are working. Organizers can see the number of registrants they recovered, and if applicable, the amount of registration revenue that was recovered as well.
Hot Leads follows Bizzabo’s Ticket Boost feature released this Fall which already helped dozens of events to increase ticket sales by 25% using social media referrals.
Bizzabo is an all-in-one event software that helps organizers create successful events by empowering them to build amazing websites, manage registration, sell tickets, grow communities, go mobile and maximize event experiences – using a beautiful, ROI driven platform. Bizzabo is used by thousands of conference organizers from around the globe, from Fortune 1000 companies to elite universities, associations and small corporate events. It is the winner of the prestigious “Best Event Management Software Award” and the “People’s Choice Award for the Favorite Event Tech Provider”. The company has offices in New York and Israel and was co-founded by Eran Ben-Shushan, Alon Alroy, and Boaz Katz.
Colossi makes SXSW Interactive Awards Show more Interactive
LOS ANGELES, CA March 1, 2016 Colossi LLC, a pioneer in the field of interactive crowd gaming, has announced that they have partnered with SXSW to kick off the 19th annual SXSW Innovation Awards. The awards show takes place March 15th at 7pm CST in Austin, TX as a part of SXSW Interactive. Colossi will open the event with some of its specially crafted interactive crowd games designed for the entire expected audience of 500 to play all at once together, setting the tone for an evening designed to celebrate the most inspiring, creative innovations in the connected world.
“We’re thrilled to be a part of SXSW,” says Ben Skaggs, Cofounder of Colossi. “The world needs more fun and interactivity, especially in a way that really brings us together with the people standing physically next to us. Our goal is to be the most enjoyable interactive experience of the whole festival, and with the incredible level of energy and excitement we’ve gotten in the past, I’m very confident this will be the case.”
Colossi is a Los Angeles based entertainment technology startup that specializes in creating large scale, interactive crowd games for live events. The company’s proprietary technology and content enables brands to connect with live audiences of thousands or more as they play and compete against each other.
For more information about Colossi, please visit http://www.thecolossi.co/.
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18 February 2016
Shaping the future of events: ShowGizmo and Crowd Mics partner to give audiences a voice
Australasia’s top event app – ShowGizmo, has secured an exclusive Australasian partnership with 2015 Global Event tech of the Year winners, Crowd Mics. The partnership will see ShowGizmo as the exclusive reseller for the Crowd Mics product across Asia-Pacific and also sees ShowGizmo as the only event tech company in the world to have integrated Crowd Mics into their app.
Crowd Mics aims to “give a voice to the audience” by turning the smartphones of event goers into microphones through wirelessly connecting to the speakers of an auditorium or meeting room. The product is the brainchild of Arizona based brothers Tim and Sean Holladay and launched in Feb 2014. Crowd Mics won the prestigious award 2015 Event Technology of the Year from EventMB.
Crowd Mic’s co-founder and CEO, Tim Holladay said, “we are very excited to work with ShowGizmo on this integration. We’ve known the ShowGizmo team for some years – they are truly world class and have been instrumental in validating and testing the new SDK.” Holladay added, “The feature integration will help drive audience participation and engagement at events around the world.”
The partnership comes following a string of successes for ShowGizmo, including the recent acquisition of the event app division of US based event tech company, Feathr, the closure of a significant capital raise and continual rapid expansion into the US and UAE markets.
ShowGizmo CEO, Marie-Claire Andrews said, “we were the pioneers of event apps when we launched five years ago, so it makes sense for us to pioneer this latest innovation alongside a team equally committed to making events around the world more awesome.”
ShowGizmo is set to showcase their Crowd Mics feature integration this month at AIME, the biggest event for the event industry in Asia-Pacific, and will begin reselling and offering Crowd Mics in their native and branded apps from February onwards.
Photo Credit: ShowGizmo
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ShowGizmo is the product of SmartShow Ltd. We are based in Wellington NZ and produce apps for events throughout the world. The ShowGizmo platform enables users to access and interact with event information from the palm of their hand. Our products are customizable, green and intuitive.
Our apps can be customized to cater for all event types from Conferences to Festivals (and everything in between). The ShowGizmo team is innovative, service focused and experienced in all things events. To date we have powered over 800 events making ShowGizmo the number one event app in Australasia.
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SongDivision Helps Event Industry Create Anthem Using Periscope
Corporate Team Building Company SongDivision will use the live streaming app ‘Periscope’ to enable event industry professionals to write a song for Global Meetings Industry Day.
New York, New York: Using Periscope, SongDivision will gather planners, suppliers and influencers worldwide to write the Global Meetings Industry Day anthem on February 25, 2016 at 12pm EST. The session will be brief – lasting about 15 minutes.
SongDivision’s UK team will lead the session, consisting of amazing musicians that have worked with the likes of George Michael, Florence & The Machine, Michael Buble, Cee Lo Green and Eminem. They will ‘Periscope’ the session from Metropolis Studios in London where the likes of Adele, Amy Winehouse, The Rolling Stones and Queen have all recorded hit songs.
SongDivision is determined to give back to the industry by doing what they do best — helping the industry create its own song to help promote Global Meetings Industry Day. A recording of the song will be circulated for everyone to use at their local GMID celebrations.
Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) was created to honor the Meetings & Events Industry and the impact it has on people and business. GMID will be held on April 14, 2016 and be celebrated by planners worldwide.
Founder and CEO Andy Sharpe Says, “I founded SongDivision to share the thrills and benefits of songwriting with the world. Listening to music is one of the great joys of life – but writing songs and making music is an even more magical experience than listening to it.”
Interested in taking part in the songwriting session? Learn how to set up a Periscope account and participate, here. For more information, contact Creative Director, Sam McNeill at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SongDivision has pioneered music-based team building programs, conference openers and experiential marketing campaigns around the globe since 2003. SongDivision has worked with clients such as Microsoft, Pfizer, Coca-Cola and KPMG to engage, educate and entertain their audiences. SongDivision has teams throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific.