The new design of the Audiowall is out!

The new design of the Audiowall is out!

Jump in your audio conference and instantly receive the Audiowall via text message & email to ask questions, join quizzes, check the slides and send fun reactions!Our new design allows you to check at all times who is speaking and each participant’s speaking time....
Angage.events: Your virtual event hub

Angage.events: Your virtual event hub

Discover your ALL-IN-ONE EVENT HUB We all love in real life interactions, but let’s face it, we are not going to run in-person events any soon. Angage can help bridge the “virtual” gap by helping you pivot to virtual events. We offer a hub where to gather...
Why broadband is under strain and voice networks so popular?

Why broadband is under strain and voice networks so popular?

In this time of worldwide lockdown, Skype, Google Meet and Zoom Video have more than ever become household names as people flock to those video chat platforms to connect with work colleagues, family and friends. According to Ookla Speedtest, the global leader in...
FEATURE ALERT: What’s new on Angage.events?

FEATURE ALERT: What’s new on Angage.events?

At Angage, we are continuously improving our event app features to make the experience even more valuable for you. This time we made some amazing changes to our back office and integrated a new feature to boost attendee interaction. Video Tutorials To help you easily...
Engage Participants with Crystal Clear Conference Calls

Engage Participants with Crystal Clear Conference Calls

  Conference calls are the lifeblood of many organisations, especially those with remote employees, numerous suppliers or clients based in overseas locations.  And for many of these brands, Angage.audio is their preferred conference call solution – thanks to the...
Feature alert: What’s new on Angage.live?

Feature alert: What’s new on Angage.live?

Meeting organisers are rejoicing as they finally have a platform that can add new levels of engagement for meeting participants. The do-it-yourself (DIY) nature of Angage.live means that meeting organisers can set up, run and extract valuable data from the solution by...
Feature Alert: What’s new on Angage.events?

Feature Alert: What’s new on Angage.events?

Our flagship product is a fully managed solution meant to allow planners to increase engagement levels at their events and improve the overall experience for participants. Thanks to your precious feedback, we have come up with new features and we keep refining the...
The 10-Minute DIY Hack for Engaging Meetings

The 10-Minute DIY Hack for Engaging Meetings

Are your meetings getting predictable? Are your audiences appreciating the content of your meetings, but not the “one-way presentation” format? You’re not alone. Meeting organisers from across the globe have shared this common challenge with us – getting audiences...
Can a Chatbot Improve Your Event ROI?

Can a Chatbot Improve Your Event ROI?

Did you know that the very first chatbot in the world was developed in the 1960? Named “ELIZA”, it was the creation of MIT professor Joseph Weizenbaum – although it would only be decades later that the term “Chatbot” was coined and popularised. The rise of chatbots...
Does the Coronavirus Spell Doom for Events and Meetings?

Does the Coronavirus Spell Doom for Events and Meetings?

The virus has sent shockwaves across the globe, with entire countries running out of face masks and populations of the general public avoiding crowded places like events and conferences. And this is affecting businesses too, as employees are staying home at the...
What is an event technologist, and do you need one?

What is an event technologist, and do you need one?

As event tech plays an increasingly important role in the success of events, event planners are finding themselves in a tech dilemma – with so much technology on the horizon, how can they keep up? The answer could be as straightforward as hiring an event technologist....
Trends that meeting organisers need to know in 2020

Trends that meeting organisers need to know in 2020

As we move forward into 2020, what trends can meeting organisers anticipate (and cater to)? These are some of the key trends that top organisers have told us are on their lists. More Personal Interaction In recent years, meetings have been getting more personal....
The Power of Facial Recognition and Analysis in Events

The Power of Facial Recognition and Analysis in Events

While facial recognition is often thought of as modern technology, did you know that facial recognition is already 50 years old? And it has come a long way since its humble beginnings. Computer vision, facial recognition and facial analysis Today, facial recognition...
7 New Year’s Resolutions on Every Planner’s List

7 New Year’s Resolutions on Every Planner’s List

The new year brings joy, hope and new year’s resolutions into everyone’s lives! As an event manager or meeting planner, we know that you’ve got one of these lists already penned down. Does it look anything like ours? If not, you might want to add some of these to your...
Make 2020 Your Most Incredible (and Productive) Year Ever!

Make 2020 Your Most Incredible (and Productive) Year Ever!

With Christmas just days away and the new year just around the corner, this is the perfect time to start thinking about your 2020 aspirations. (And as go-getting meeting organisers and event planners, we know that you’re eager to get a head start!) This is our nifty...
Christmas Gift Ideas for Event and Meeting Organisers

Christmas Gift Ideas for Event and Meeting Organisers

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! With Christmas is just around the corner, it’s gift-buying season again. And if you’re wondering what to get for your friends in the events and meetings spaces, we have some suggestions that we think might make their busy...
5 MUSTs for Super Effective Meetings

5 MUSTs for Super Effective Meetings

Effective meetings happen by design, not accident. Often, this means putting in the work before a meeting takes place – so you can maximise the results you get when the meeting happens. These are 5 “MUSTs” that every meeting organiser should consider including in...
Facial Recognition, Wearables and Other Game-Changing Event Tech

Facial Recognition, Wearables and Other Game-Changing Event Tech

It’s a thrilling time to be an event planner. Consumer technology is accelerating at breakneck speeds, and some of the most exciting innovations are making their way into the events space. And while some pieces of tech show promise for making events better tomorrow,...
Must-Have Tech for Remote Workers

Must-Have Tech for Remote Workers

Remote working is the way of the future. According to Forbes, approximately 50% of the US population currently work remotely (whether fully or partially). And this trend is quickly picking up speed across the globe, as workers value work-life balance – and now have...
A Guide to Running Highly Effective Meetings

A Guide to Running Highly Effective Meetings

Across every level of every organisation, meeting planning is an important skill to have. Whether you’re a newcomer who’s been tasked with organising meetings because no one else wants to do so, or if you’re a team leader who uses meetings to get your teams up-to-date...
10 Enlightening Post-Event Questions to Ask Audiences

10 Enlightening Post-Event Questions to Ask Audiences

Regardless of how successful (or not) an event is, one crucial way that you can maximise your investment is by gathering post-event feedback from participants. And the best time to do so, is immediately after your event – whether this means using a voting system to...
Apps Every Meeting Organiser Should Have

Apps Every Meeting Organiser Should Have

Meeting organisers are busy, busy people. They handle everything from setting agendas to finding ideal time slots that meet participants’ packed schedules, and much more. These days, they even need to keep participants engaged and entertained – that’s a lot on their...
5 Reasons to Use Angage.live at Your Next Meeting

5 Reasons to Use Angage.live at Your Next Meeting

Often, the difference between an excellent meeting and a mediocre one, comes down to one factor – engagement. If your meetings still adhere to an outdated structure, where information only flows in one direction – from your presenters to your participants – you could...
The Future of Events as Marketing Tools

The Future of Events as Marketing Tools

As an event planner, you know all about marketing your events – but what if you flipped the script, and used events as a marketing tool for your business? If you think about it, events can be fantastic marketing tools that deliver an outstanding return on investment...
Top 5 Event Nightmares (and How to Fix Them)

Top 5 Event Nightmares (and How to Fix Them)

If there’s one constant you can count on in events management, it’s that situations will continuously come up – usually unexpected, nightmarish situations. This is our list of 5 event nightmares you won’t want happening to you (but probably will at some point) – and...
How to Give Excellent Post-Event Debriefs

How to Give Excellent Post-Event Debriefs

One of the hidden secrets that successful event planners have in their back pockets, is the event debrief. Make no mistake about it, this often neglected aspect of event planning can make the difference between building progressively powerful events… and rehashing the...
Bad Event Planners Habit to Avoid

Bad Event Planners Habit to Avoid

At our blog, we love being positive – sharing good news, helpful tips and more. But there are times when seeing the bad side of things, can help us to improve as event planners. And we think this is one of those times. These are some of the most common “bad event...
The Evolving Roles of Event Planners

The Evolving Roles of Event Planners

Once upon a time, event planners had one job – to manage events. Of course, this “one job” was no walk in the park. Even years ago, event planners would be in charge of everything from venue selection to audience seating, staging, accommodation and more. But a few...
Strategies for Attracting Niche Event Audiences

Strategies for Attracting Niche Event Audiences

  While large-scale consumer and business events may be daunting to organise, there is one aspect of planning them that’s actually pretty simple – marketing. After all, if your team is in-charge of putting together the next Consumer Electronics Show or Social...
Before Hiring New Event Team Members, Read This

Before Hiring New Event Team Members, Read This

  Most event companies are lean, well-oiled machines – with every member of the team playing an important role (or often, multiple roles.) That’s why event managers know that when it comes to staffing their team, every person counts. There simply isn’t room for...
Tips for Creating an Amazing Post-Event Email

Tips for Creating an Amazing Post-Event Email

  Bored of sending out the same old, “Thank you for attending our event” email? Chances are, your event attendees are tired of it too. The first step to creating an awesome post-event email is to flip the switch and stop thinking about it as a “necessary gesture...
8 Innovative Ideas for Marketing Your Event

8 Innovative Ideas for Marketing Your Event

  An event planner’s job doesn’t begin and end with event planning (despite the job title suggesting so). Half of your job – and some people might say, the more important half – is marketing your event and filling up the venue. Not sure where to get started? Here...
Boost Your Audience’s Event Experience By Giving Them a Voice

Boost Your Audience’s Event Experience By Giving Them a Voice

  Experienced event planners know that engaging audiences and creating incredible event experiences are the keys to any successful event. But with tight budgets and limited resources being a common factor in many events, how can you build event experiences that...
Breaking Limits, Challenging Conventions with the “Vertical Mile”

Breaking Limits, Challenging Conventions with the “Vertical Mile”

Would you be ready to climb a vertical mile in the European most beautiful canyon of Verdon Gorges? This was the challenge set by adventurers Rodolphe Cassan and Mich Kemeter. Rodolphe Cassan is a renowned Paralpinist, Climber and Wingsuiter from France. He is also an...
5 Must-Follow Event Influencers

5 Must-Follow Event Influencers

  In the world of social media, influencers can sway the opinions of the masses – and even shape entire industries. As an event professional, you can stay ahead of the game by following some of the most influential figures in the events and conferences space....
Budget-Friendly Hacks for Marketing Your Events (Affordably)

Budget-Friendly Hacks for Marketing Your Events (Affordably)

While companies usually have a decent budget for the execution of their events, their event marketing budgets… may be tiny by comparison – which is a shame, because even the best events will be useless without audience participation.As event planners, how can we help...
How to Harness FOMO to Boost Event Signups

How to Harness FOMO to Boost Event Signups

Tired of traditional marketing strategies that don’t produce the results you want? Or are you looking to add even more oomph to an already successful event marketing campaign? One effective tactic you can use is to induce a sense of FOMO (fear of missing out) in...
Marketing Your Event to Millennials

Marketing Your Event to Millennials

As 2019 rolls along, the number of millennials attending events is increasing by the year. Soon, this ‘young generation’ could form the majority of attendees in your events. Do you have the knowhow to capture millennials’ attention and convince them to register for...
Is Wearable Tech the Next Big Event Trend?

Is Wearable Tech the Next Big Event Trend?

 Every few years, new trends take over the event industry – as event planners do their best to make each year’s event, better and more engaging than the last. In an industry where the core experience remains pretty much the same – events, conferences,...
How Events are Moving from Physical to Virtual Spaces

How Events are Moving from Physical to Virtual Spaces

The idea of “virtual events” has been around for over a decade, although back then, the thought of anyone wandering around a virtual event space sounded more like science-fiction than reality.Fast-forward to 2019 and virtual events are quickly becoming the norm –...
Ideas for Planning an Eco-Friendly Event

Ideas for Planning an Eco-Friendly Event

 As more brands strive towards a more “green” culture, businesses are looking for more ways to implement eco-friendly practices in their processes – from product sourcing and development, to the way they run events. After all, events and exhibitions have a reputation...
A Guide to Collecting (and Measuring) Pre and Post-Event Data

A Guide to Collecting (and Measuring) Pre and Post-Event Data

When it comes to analysing event metrics, there’s no such thing as “too much data”. The more data you have, the better.That’s why it’s essential for event organisers to do more than plan your event – you also need a plan for collecting data from participants....
Reinvigorating Events with Extended Reality (XR)

Reinvigorating Events with Extended Reality (XR)

In recent years, we’ve heard a lot about virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) – two technologies that are set to transform the way we interact with technology and run events.  But a new type of “reality” is coming over the horizon – extended reality, or...
How audience engagement (or a lack of it) can make or break your event

How audience engagement (or a lack of it) can make or break your event

Although audience engagement is a popular buzzword in the events industry, it’s also one of the more commonly overlooked aspects of events management. Have you been asking yourself this question before, during and after every event? “How can I increase audience...
Innovative Event Tech Trends in 2019

Innovative Event Tech Trends in 2019

As video streaming (and especially live streaming) technology has progressed in recent years, industry outsiders have anticipated doom and gloom for the events industry – suggesting that audiences would skip events and simply catch up with all the news online.What the...
Are Chatbots the Future of Event Concierge?

Are Chatbots the Future of Event Concierge?

Event concierge can be a tricky proposition to handle. Customer service is an important element in every event, but with events whose attendees number in the thousands, this can quickly become a costly and time consuming expenditure that eats into both the event...
Let Your Staff Work from Home this Holiday Season

Let Your Staff Work from Home this Holiday Season

It’s that time of the year again, where homes are decorated with Christmas trees and mistletoe, and holiday jingles fill the air. During this festive season, wouldn’t it be nice to gift your employees the opportunity to spend less time in the office, and more time...
How Big Data is Changing Event Marketing

How Big Data is Changing Event Marketing

In recent years, one of the buzzwords in business and tech has been “big data”. And for good reason. Big data is the driving force behind everything from social media to customer service platforms and more.Big data is changing the face of events too. As event...
How Video Conferencing Tools Can Accelerate Productivity

How Video Conferencing Tools Can Accelerate Productivity

In today’s highly connected digital world, businesses are expected to move at a rapid pace. For many companies, this means finding innovative ways to improve productivity. One of these ways, is by leveraging the power of video conferencing technology to enhance the...
5 Ways to Monetise Your Event Using an Event App

5 Ways to Monetise Your Event Using an Event App

An event app is a fantastic engagement tool that you can use to gamify your event with, as well as interact with audiences.But did you know that your event app can also help you to monetise your event, giving you a direct (and very visible) return on your...
Spice Up any Event Venue with these “Venue Hacks”

Spice Up any Event Venue with these “Venue Hacks”

  Sometimes, the perfect event venue can transform a good event, into a spectacular one. But as event planners, we know that getting the “perfect” event venue isn’t always a possibility. That’s why we believe that it’s just as important to be able to dress up any...
Tips for Designing an Awesome Chatbot

Tips for Designing an Awesome Chatbot

Planning on using a chatbot to spice up your next event? Chatbots (such as the Angage Event Bot) are excellent for engaging prospects, turning them into event attendees, and keeping them engaged every step of the way.  And though it’s certainly possible to have a...
The Most Crucial Event Data to Keep Track of

The Most Crucial Event Data to Keep Track of

To make the leap from “event manager” to “event expert”, you need to do more than manage events. You need to break your events down into bite-sized pieces, study each piece, then evaluate how well your event has done – and decide how it can be improved.And the only...
A Guide to Creating Effective Event Invitations

A Guide to Creating Effective Event Invitations

For most event planners, event invitations are their primary way of inviting prospects to register for events and conferences.  But what makes an event invitation effective? And how can you tweak your event invites to get more sign ups? Today’s explore some proven...
How AI is Transforming Events and Conferences

How AI is Transforming Events and Conferences

Rapid developments in artificial intelligence (AI) has seen the rise of new devices and services in recently years, especially in the space of personal assistants.  While once upon a time, Siri may have been a fun but troublesome way to search for information on the...
3 Ideas to Improve Networking Sessions

3 Ideas to Improve Networking Sessions

Networking events are some of the best places to connect, build relationships, and link up with potential customers. But while the art of conversation may be easy for some, more introverted folks may be left with the short end of the stick at such events – and miss...
The Best Tools for Live Streaming Webinars

The Best Tools for Live Streaming Webinars

In today’s world of instant connections and engagement, live video content is becoming increasingly popular on both social and commercial platforms.  Whether you’re new to the business of live streaming content – or if you’re simply looking for a better solution...
Top Traits of Outstanding Event Planners

Top Traits of Outstanding Event Planners

In the competitive events industry, event planners need to be at the top of their game to beat out the competition and be recognised as the very best.The world’s most successful event organisers develop winning mindsets and strategies, so they can deliver...
Event Conferencing: DIY vs Hiring an Expert

Event Conferencing: DIY vs Hiring an Expert

Setting up conference calls and webinars can be challenging if you don’t have personnel on your team who are knowledgeable or experienced in the organising these activities. And even for businesses that do, putting aside entire teams to manage a conference, can...
Chatbots that are Changing the World

Chatbots that are Changing the World

The rise of big data and AI in recent years, has led to the development of one of the most useful yet underrated solutions in the business world, chatbots. These intelligent solutions work exactly as described – they’re bots that chat with prospects, customers,...
Hyping Up Your Conferences: A Step-By-Step Guide

Hyping Up Your Conferences: A Step-By-Step Guide

Major conferences can be big ticket items, involving a sizeable commitment from attendees who may have to pay for fights, accommodation and other expenses – in addition to the cost of the conference tickets.And while the majority of the conference organisers are...
The ABCs of High-Converting Social Media Ads

The ABCs of High-Converting Social Media Ads

Are you struggling to fill seats at your events and conferences? Or do you simply want to take your already outstanding results a step further, and expand the size of your audiences? Wherever you are in the digital advertising game, these are the essentials that...
Productivity Hacks to Super Speed Every Meeting

Productivity Hacks to Super Speed Every Meeting

When project deadlines draw near, and your team needs to hustle, there are few things more distracting than meetings. Yet, meetings are essential for making sure everyone’s on the same page and the project is moving ahead in the right direction. How can you reconcile...
How You Can Maximise ROI with an Event App

How You Can Maximise ROI with an Event App

As an event planner, it can be tempting to spend your limited budget on expenses that you can shout about in your event promotions – such as a recognisable speaker, a popular performer, lights and effects, more food or decorations. But if there’s one crucial item that...
The Simplest Way to Increase Engagement at Events and Meetings

The Simplest Way to Increase Engagement at Events and Meetings

There are dozens of ways that you can increase engagement levels at your events and meetings – from games, to contests, to social interactions, and more. But what’s the single, simplest solution? Ask people to vote. We’ve been involved with many events – and...
How to Transform Boring Meetings into Engaging Sessions

How to Transform Boring Meetings into Engaging Sessions

 Let’s face it. Most corporate meetings are boring. That’s the way they’ve always been, and it’s a big reason why most TV shows don’t show scenes of office meetings. (Unless Superman is about to come flying in through the boardroom meeting room window.) But does do...
The Beginner’s Guide to Chatbots

The Beginner’s Guide to Chatbots

It’s 2018 and we’re finally a step closer to realising the world that the Jetsons promised us back in the 80s. No, we’re not talking about flying cars. But we are talking about robots that communicate intelligently with us, or more specifically, chatbots.   What...
How GDPR is Affecting Marketing

How GDPR is Affecting Marketing

The GDPR (or General Data Protection Regulation) came into effect on 25 May 2018. And since then, companies across the globe have been adapting the way they do business. This has been especially evident in the way organisations have been marketing their products and...
Technology that Will Change Your Events, Forever

Technology that Will Change Your Events, Forever

It’s the digital age, and technology has influenced every aspect of our lives – from the entertainment we consume, to the smart devices that control our home’s lighting and electronics, to the way we travel from one place to another. Yet, many events are still stuck...
Talent Crunch? Expand Your Team with Conferencing Solutions

Talent Crunch? Expand Your Team with Conferencing Solutions

Good talent can be hard to come by – especially so if your business is located in a smaller city, or are in a business that requires specialised skills, knowledge, or certifications that few people possess. If you have the budget, you could repatriate your chosen...
What is GDPR and What Does it Mean for Your Business?

What is GDPR and What Does it Mean for Your Business?

Over the past few weeks, you may have received a flurry of emails from companies that you’ve purchased from or are subscribed to – all informing you of updates to their privacy policies. If you haven’t already heard, that’s because a European privacy regulation called...
Win More Customers with Webinars

Win More Customers with Webinars

Did you know that over 60% of B2B marketers are using webinars as part of their content marketing programs? (According to the Content Marketing Institute.) With high value products and solutions that require a more personal touch to sell, webinars are proving to be an...
An Overlooked Statistic that Event Planners Often Miss

An Overlooked Statistic that Event Planners Often Miss

Numbers don’t lie.  And that’s why when it comes to trusting information, statistics are an incredibly valuable source of knowledge and feedback that you can use to improve on future events. But while most of us have heard of (and may already be tracking) key...
What’s the Big Deal with Event Apps?

What’s the Big Deal with Event Apps?

These days, it seems like there’s an app for everything. Your headphones, Wi-Fi, home appliances, and even vacuum cleaner are likely to have an associated app to make them perform that much better. And while some of these apps may simply replicate existing devices...
Secrets of Successful Meetings

Secrets of Successful Meetings

Corporate meetings tend to come in two flavours – effective, and ineffective. Professionals who have spent their time in both, will attest that when it comes to meetings, the length of a meeting doesn’t have any relation to its quality or effectiveness. So, while...
Why You Must Get Feedback During Every Event and Meeting

Why You Must Get Feedback During Every Event and Meeting

What separates good event planners and meeting organisers, from exceptional ones?  The very best organisers always get feedback during an event/meeting, then act on it.  It’s an often-overlooked part of the job, but getting feedback is crucial to improving future...
Why Your Worst Clients, May (Sometimes) Be Just What You Need

Why Your Worst Clients, May (Sometimes) Be Just What You Need

While most event planners and meeting organisers enjoy their jobs – even the nitty gritty bits like planning and coordinating – if there’s one thing they commonly wish for less of, it’s “bad clients”. You know what we’re talking about. Clients that take up lots of...
Is VR the “Next Big Thing” in the Meetings and Events Industry?

Is VR the “Next Big Thing” in the Meetings and Events Industry?

In recent years, virtual reality (VR) has been in the news, and for all the right reasons. It’s fresh, exciting, and delivers an immersive experience that’s wowing user all across the globe. But tech-savvy folks will know that VR isn’t a new invention. In fact,...
5 Books Every New Event Planner Should Read

5 Books Every New Event Planner Should Read

Are you a newcomer to the events industry? Or a fascinated onlooker who’s looking to jump on board this exhilarating career?  To excel as a professional event planner, you’re going to need a unique set of skills. And the fastest way to develop these...
Event Technology that will Change Your Events, Forever

Event Technology that will Change Your Events, Forever

Since the advent of the smartphone, technology has dramatically changed the way we’ve lived and worked. And in the past few years, it’s been radically changing the way event planners have been managing events. And this disruption, brought about by...
Secrets to Keeping Meeting Participants Engaged, All Day Long

Secrets to Keeping Meeting Participants Engaged, All Day Long

Once upon a time, we lived in a world with no smartphones. This meant no distractions at events and meetings, where organisers had captive audiences. Then, smartphones became a prevalent part of our culture, and event/meeting planners began banning them –...
A TV Guide for Tech Entrepreneurs

A TV Guide for Tech Entrepreneurs

Tech entrepreneurs are on the cutting edge of technology, science, and some would say, fantasy. (Because of the incredible ground they’re breaking with their work.) But hustle always needs to be balanced with relaxing downtime. And what better way to spend...
Key Event Metrics that Affect Your ROI

Key Event Metrics that Affect Your ROI

As another event winds down, it’s time to get back to the office and analyse the best (and worst) parts of the event – and ask yourself that all-important question, “What was my return on investment?” After all, your event had a budget, and...
Are You Tracking Your Events? Here’s Why You Absolutely MUST.

Are You Tracking Your Events? Here’s Why You Absolutely MUST.

Event managers and numbers often go together as well as mangoes and curry – they just don’t.  We get it. Your forte is in dashing around, making things happen, speaking with 15 different parties, thinking big and executing brilliant events – not...