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The Rise of Audio in Virtual Events to Combat Zoom Burnout

Zoom fatigue and new platforms such as Clubhouse are spurring a new way of hosting your events: audio. Clubhouse is the app of the moment. Extremely popular within Silicon Valley, it is spurring what Jeremiah Owyang described during our last event as ‘ephemeral content’. Strangers start rooms talking about a variety of topics, from inclusion […]

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The Impact on Small Businesses From All of the Cancelled Trade Shows

In 2019, events were widely considered one of the most effective B2B marketing strategies. With so many small- to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) already struggling to maintain profits, how are they coping without the benefit of traditional trade shows? Explori, working in collaboration with UFI and SISO, surveyed 9,000 exhibitors and exhibition visitors to find out […]

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The Hybrid Event Revolution [Free Report]

As events begin to reemerge across the world, what will this next stage of the industry’s recovery look like? How can the lessons we’re learning in virtual engagement be leveraged to enhance in-person experiences, and secure a positive ROI for them?  Are you ready to learn how to connect your audiences around the world? Let […]

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What Hybrid Events Can Learn From the NBA’s ‘Virtual Fan Experience’

Over the past few months, the NBA has been resuming games from a controlled environment, with a virtual fan experience designed to engage audiences from home. Here are some of the main takeaways for events from its successful venture into the virtual space. Although the NBA suspended its season back in March due to the […]

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What Will Events Look Like After the Vaccine?

Many countries are announcing their vaccine rollout plans. How can the industry be prepared for the gradual rollout of a vaccine, and what will the ‘vaccine effect’ be on events? Here, we investigate these questions. US President Donald Trump announced last week that, by April, most Americans would be vaccinated. Both China and Russia are […]

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Uncertain European Travel Spells Trouble for Popular, Hosted-Buyer Trade Shows

With cases on the rise around the world, the ramifications of a second wave are threatening European hosted buyer events. The future of physical gatherings in the near future is uncertain, and with their reliance on in-person interactions, these trade shows are struggling to recover. Hosted buyer events are being hit particularly hard by the […]

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Will Germany Deeming Trade Shows Essential Travel Fuel Copycats or Backlash?

Germany has deemed travel for trade shows and exhibitions “essential” as of September 15th. This is a significant development for the global events industry that may help kick-start international travel for events around the world — if it lasts. Germany has largely been at the forefront of the events indsutry’s recovery from the pandemic, starting […]

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Conference Compass Virtual Event Platform [Review]

Conference Compass is an all-in-one platform that includes mobile and web apps and offers features for virtual, hybrid, and live events. Here is our review.     Conference Compass Virtual Event Platform: What Is It? Conference Compass’ #OneCommunity virtual event platform is an add-on to its 365 Community Mobile Platform and CMS. The platform is […]

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What’s Next for Virtual Event Technology?

Virtual event technology has accelerated more in the past six months than in the past six years. What can you expect to see in virtual events in the near future? At our latest event, I argued with a few of our speakers. While we discussed hybrid events, many on the panel started saying that they […]

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How to Combat Zoom Fatigue and Design Marketable, Profitable Events

Basic webinar solutions like Zoom have become the default virtual event solution even though that’s not what they were designed for. In reality, they struggle to offer compelling event experiences. But with the right technology, online events can successfully generate higher attendance, sponsorships, and ultimately profit. Virtual has been a lifeline for the events industry […]

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