Event software integrations are key to building the ultimate event technology stack. In this blog post, we’ll look at the three main types of integrations and how they can be leveraged to drive event success.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past couple weeks, you will no doubt be aware of ‘the Beast from the East’. This was the phrase given to blisteringly cold and wintry conditions that swept the UK recently.
In an era where many audiences are being pulled in 100 different directions be it from social media, work emails or the 24/7 news cycle, creating an engaging and captivating presentation that retains the attention of your audience is essential to the success of the event.
A recent poll indicated that Microsoft PowerPoint is as popular with younger tech-savvy individuals as it is with Baby Boomers. With hundreds of millions of users worldwide, it has been the dominant player in the market for the past two decades. Now don’t get us wrong, we’re big fans of PowerPoint, but having a couple presentation substitutes up your professional sleeve is never a bad thing.
The Glisser team recently camped out at Bold Venues in Shoreditch under the ‘2018 and Beyond’ theme – an offsite meeting with the aim of developing our core ‘Company Values’ and discussing our culture.
Recently we exhibited at Event-Tech Live - our fourth year at a conference that is fast becoming a mainstay of the European Event Tech scene. As well as a ferociously bright orange carpet, we also set up a little something else to catch the attendees’ eye - an interactive quiz.
According to one poll, 70% of employees are not engaged in their job. Disengagement is more likely to result in low morale, poor performance, and eventual turnovers. Managers and HR staff need to keep their workforce engaged in order to produce a desirable output. One way to do this is through team building events with gamification in place.
I've been in the Event Tech industry some eight years now. I use the term ‘tech’ a little loosely, as when first entered the industry people had just realised that printing tickets on-site was more efficient (and of course significantly cheaper) than sending out thousands of pre-printed tickets through Royal Mail. That was about as good as it got.
A significant number of events or meetings have the primary function of teaching. Whether it’s a university lecture, an internal training session, or a business educating its customers about a new product, the goal is to impart knowledge to an audience, effectively.
With Apple announcing its latest iPhone this week, including a major redesign and raft of new features, we’ve had a quick think of how the changes help event professionals, and how you could enhance your meetings and conferences.
Since Apple declared it was ‘cleaning up’ the Apple Store on June 5th, banning ‘clone’ apps, numerous industry commentators (and app suppliers) have commented on the implications in the event tech space.
The event app has for a long time been the jack-of-all-trades solution in the event manager's armoury. They allow for lead registration, audience engagement, and act as a virtual agenda for audiences to reference. Safe to say, they’re a valuable addition to most conferences.
For some people, giving a presentation is as easy as pie, they find it exciting and in many cases liberating. But, then there are others, who consider giving a presentation in front an audience, nothing less than a nightmare.
Research by Buffer suggests Tweets with images receive 18% more clicks, 89% more favourites and 150% more retweets. Meanwhile, Instagram and Snap’s image-driven networks are bossing the social media world.
With the exponential rise of experiential marketing campaigns in recent years, brands and event marketers alike will be more than familiar with the vital role that marketing plays in carrying out a successful event. And with the run-up to and follow-up of, an event just as important as the actual campaign period itself, forming a holistic approach to event marketing is fundamental.
Cohort by cohort, higher education students are becoming more digitally proficient. Today’s students use intuitive apps to perform all sorts of day-to-day activities, from ordering lunch to banking or finding a lift home.
From the minute you identify someone as a potential attendee for your event, marketing technology allows you to track many of their interactions with your brand. From the amount of visits on your website, through the registration process, open-rates on upsell emails pre-conference, to the onsite badging and registration process.
In January, we shared an article on our blog titled 5 Student Engagement Tips to Kick-Start 2017. This time, we're back to share 5 more methods to help you engage the classroom, with a specific focus on how educators can use technology to enhance learning and boost student interaction.
As a Head of Marketing I have been surprised by the number of times that the term GDPR, which stands for the General Data Protection Regulation, has popped up in my LinkedIn timeline. The initials are not ones that I remember being talked about when I did my marketing training, and they don’t seem connected with the current buzz words to do with Brexit, #GE2017 or any of the other hashtags that seem to fill my social media feeds.
May 25th 2017 marked exactly one year until the GDPR regulations come into effect. These changes to data protection laws will fundamentally alter the way businesses can capture and store people’s personal information.
The aim of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is to give individuals control over how their personal data is used. One of the key aspects is ‘transparency’ over why data is collected, what will be done with it and the rights an individual has.
Mike Piddock and Steve New first met nearly 20 years ago. Mike was a first year undergraduate, starting a degree at Hertford College, Oxford in Economics and Management; Steve was a young academic, and one of Mike’s tutors. In the intervening years Mike has become Founder and CEO of Glisser, an award-winning event-technology business.
GDPR. It’s the acronym on every CTO’s mind at the moment, and causing widespread panic in the marketing world, yet we’ve seen very little out there in the way of advice for the increasingly international marketing & event industry explaining what the new data privacy and protection regulations will mean for marketers and event planners.
I guess you’ve heard of PowerPoint? Well if not, I suggest you go and have a long hard look at yourself in the mirror. PowerPoint has dominated the presentation market for years, and today (20th April 2017) it turns 30 years old.
Confused by all this talk of event data and ROI? Not sure how to gather it or why it’s important? Trying to work out what event tech package to use? Don’t worry. Our team at Noodle Live are massive geeks when it comes to all things data. We also love talking – a lot, so we’re happy to give you the lowdown.
Last Friday we said our fond farewells to the team at the Microsoft London Accelerator. Being selected back in February 2016 meant we’ve spent a year under the wing of one of the world’s largest tech companies, and one highly relevant to what we do here at Glisser.
Creating and successfully using awesome event feedback forms is a skill in itself. It’s about finding the right balance between insightful questions, perfect timing and technology to make the process as effective as possible.
Day three of the Bett conference was the most exciting yet. We heard from a long list of notable speakers including Sir Ken Robinson and Heston Blumenthal. The common theme of the day was how do we make the education system more effective for our students?
The second day of BETT had too many great talks for one person to possibly hope to attend. With speakers ranging from British TV’s very own Sir Tony Robinson, to Lord Jim Knight compering with Glisser in TES’s School Leaders Summit, there was educational knowledge and value to be gleaned aplenty.
This year the Glisser team are running live audience engagement at four BETT stages, including the main arena. This is a great event for us – right in the sweet spot – as our technology works just as well in a 20 person classroom as a 35,000 delegate mega-conference.
Effective presentation skills reduce miscommunication, which is likely the biggest cause of work-related stress. Better presentation skills also reduces the stress on presenters which means they will be more willing to present and more effective with their communication. (George Torok)
Cue the least surprising statement to begin our sequence of #StudentEngagement blog articles for 2017: ‘the more times students spend engaged during instruction, the more they learn.’ (Gettinger & Ball, 2007)
Your initial thoughts on Instagram may relate to your own personal accounts; used to share pictures of your latest sumptuous dinner plate, or that amazing view stumbled upon after a wintery walk last weekend. But think again…
You’ve likely seen the adverts for online events courses, and may have wondered what it’s all about. The prices are good, the courses are targeted to your area of interest, it’s convenient and accessible – it almost looks too good to be true! But the benefits of e-learning are undeniable, and event professionals have discovered that virtual classrooms are the way to go when it comes to career training and skill development.
The world’s relationship with paper is not a healthy one. U.S. businesses use approximately four million tons of paper every year … That’s over 68,000,00 trees. Just think for a second how much that it is. Although hard to imagine, paper consumption is a genuine concern to the world’s future health.
Once again we were invited to exhibit at Event Tech Live, Europe’s first conference and exhibition for event professionals with an interest in technology. ETL is the event of the year for event tech professionals as it provides a unique platform to learn about this ever expanding sector and as a result it is an absolute pleasure to be a part of. With over 60 exhibitors set up in the quirky Old Truman Brewery, the atmosphere was buzzing.
Before I started Glisser I spent 12 years running marketing teams. And in that time I saw the perception of marketing change from colouring pencils and parties, to being digitised and data-driven. No longer sales-support, but a strategic function at the heart of the world’s best businesses.
The term ‘audience engagement’ has become the ultimate buzzword, it’s splashed all over event blogs. But what does it actually mean? Engagement means that the audience interacts with the content; is this either by listening and digesting or actually through an exchange?
Whether organising a business dinner, conference or promotional activity, event planners are utilising bold techniques bolstered by the latest technology in order to ensure attendees get the most out of an event. With an increasing focus on achieving event ROI and ‘success’, it is becoming more widely accepted to improve audience engagement by involving delegates throughout the experience: before, during and after their attendance
The start-up life is all about innovating, releasing products to market quickly, and then iterating based upon customer feedback. In event-tech, things are a little more complicated because our industry is very much ‘live’ – if the technology doesn’t just work, it rarely gets a second chance. No wonder PowerPoint has stayed Number 1 for so long.
What a great start to the week for everyone at Glisser. First we have the amazing news on TechCrunch on Monday morning about the recent funding and the new PowerPoint add-in. Then Rebecca and I attended the Event Organisers Summit and got to mingle with our events industry peers.
We all want more friends. Some find making friends a piece of cake; for others, it is their worst nightmare. For event planners, ensuring networking happens at events is a must to increase attendance. Making this happen is a daunting task … or is it? We explain how the event planner’s job can be made easier.
Presentations are a reflection of you as a person, and of your business. A poor presentation can be detrimental to future business deals and growth. So why are so many people still producing bad presentations?
One of the most time-consuming parts of creating an effective and impactful PowerPoint presentation is sourcing visuals. You know the feeling, you’ve slaved over the key messages and a Hollywood-perfect story arc, only for Google image search to bring up terrible clichés, shockingly naff stock photography and graphical devices that should have been left in the 90s.
Working in a startup with entrepreneurs who’ve had the guts to go it alone is by no means a smooth ride. The unpredictability and fast-paced approach can leave you with no option but to think on your feet, and some days more often than not, you may find yourself on a turbulent path.
Two weeks ago, London’s Design Centre played host to the B2B Marketing Summit, bringing over 1000 buyers, suppliers and a plethora of speakers together. Cards were exchanged, networks were expanded and, at end of the day, champagne was extremely welcome.
We recently attended the brilliant B2B Marking Summit in London and received an excellent response from attendees using our platform. However, rather than the usual event summary blog we’d rather share the story of our stand’s lock box giveaway and the results we saw.
When putting on a panel event, there’s nothing worse than seeing your preparation culminate in deafening silence. Sometimes panelists will just need a few questions to get the conversation started, so we’ve created a handy cheat sheet to get your panel discussion going.