Online Survey: Social Media – real Trend or just Hype? amiando is handing out its extensive survey to event organisers, in order to find out how the event industry will be using social networks in 2013. Take part in our survey and have the chance to win one of [...]
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We published our Green Events Report 2013 today! Are green and sustainability issues getting more important? What are the main reasons for event professionals to not act green? The Green Events Report 2013 is based on a survey amiando conducted and, in which various event organisers worldwide participated. The report outlines the most important [...]
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Which ticket prices are suitable for different event categories? When are the most tickets sold? We analysed data from more than 180,000 organised events and are pleased to present our new publication series, amiando Insider Knowledge, which includes helpful tips that will ensure successful event planning. Three facts out of the [...]
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About the guest author: Marc Knoll is an online marketer, blogger and technology enthusiast. His blog trendblog.net focuses on digital marketing and technology. Follow him on Google+. With more and more smartphones coming out equipped with Near Field Communication chips, or NFC, more people are getting aware of the existence of this promising technology. But only a few actually [...]
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How Does the Event Industry Use Social Networks?
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amiando has grown significantly in the last years and, together with this great picture of the team wearing the new amiando shirts, we present you some fun facts today:
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Individual and transparent carbon calculation and offsetting for event participants
Munich – 26th June 2012 – amiando (www.amiando.com), Europe’s leading online tool for event registration and social ticketing, offers its customers the innovative opportunity of a climate neutral event participation in cooperation with the climate protection solution provider ClimatePartner.
The individual carbon emissions of each participant are determined depending on travel distance and type of event. Each participant can choose to support a forest protection project in Mozambique to offset the carbon emissions caused by their event participation. Starting now, the new service, Green Ticketing, is available in German, English, French, and Spanish.
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26. June 2012 by IT IT | Comments (1)
From now on, we offer our participants the opportunity of a climate neutral event participation in cooperation with the climate protection solution provider ClimatePartner.
Every event causes carbon emission – from attendees traveling to and from the event, energy consumption at the event and attendee accommodation. There are many ways of reducing carbon emission (for example saving energy for lighting), but not all emissions are avoidable. For that, we offer amiando Green Ticketing.
Each participant’s individual carbon emission is determined depending on the travel distance and type of event. Participants can choose to support a forest protection project in Mozambique to offset the carbon emissions caused by their event participation.
The calculation (provided by ClimatePartner) is integrated in the amiando system. Participants do not have to provide any additional information. A certificate proving the climate neutral event participation is available for download.
“As Europe’s leading online tool for event registration and social ticketing, we want to support our customers in organizing an environmentally friendly event. Our system already allows for a completely paperless registration process. From now on we offer our customers the opportunity to make all the factors which contribute to carbon emissions, such as travelling to and from the event and accommodation, climate neutral in just one step”, says Felix Haas, CEO amiando.
, Events of the week
25. June 2012 by IT IT | Comments (3)
Have a great week, everyone!
On June 26th, the NOAH Internet Conference is held in downtown San Francisco. The best of Europe’s internet companies and financiers will discuss the state of the internet industry. Many European stars from Bigpoint and Trivago, to BullionVault and EnGrade will be there, along with major internet investors including Accel partners, Hellman & Friedman, Index Ventures, and many more.
Check out the event’s webpage: http://www.noah-conference.com/2012/san-francisco/
On June 27-29, the MLOVE Confestival takes place in Berlin. The Confestival brings together 200 thought leaders and innovators to discuss the powerful potential of mobile to act as a catalyst for community, change and inspiration. There will be global mobile industry executives, entrepreneurs, developers, architects, scientists, musicians and social entrepreneurs, who will share and develop experiences to learn from each other about the opportunities that mobile presents today.
For more info, check http://www.mloveconfestival.com/europe/2012/
The Solar Future UK’12
On June 26, the global photovoltaic solar energy industry is meeting in London for the Solar Future UK’12. Participants will learn from the visions and experiences of leading experts, discuss business models with peers and prepare for the dawn of a new future of competitive solar energy and endless market growth.
If you want to learn more about this conference, visit http://www.thesolarfuture.co.uk/
Munich – June 19, 2012 – Norbert Stockmann (49) has been appointed as the new Managing Director at amiando, a 100% subsidiary of XING AG and Europe’s leading provider for online event registration and ticketing, where he will team up with Julian de Grahl (39), currently Vice President Vertical Businesses & Paid Memberships at XING AG and part of the amiando management team since 2010.
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19. June 2012 by IT IT | Comments (2)
We are happy to announce today that Norbert Stockmann
will be amiando’s new Managing Director as of September 2012!
He will team up with Julian de Grahl
, currently Vice President Vertical Business & Paid Membership at XING and part of the amiando management team since 2010. Together they will take over from amiando CEO Felix Haas
who will leave the company as planned on September 1, 2012, with the other founders Dennis von Ferenczy
, Sebastian Bärhold
and Armin Bauer
to seek new challenges. Norbert Stockmann brings leading industry credentials from his role as CEO at Ticket Online. He will take up his duties at amiando on July 16.
Felix Haas, CEO and co-founder of amiando, comments: “I’m very proud to have worked with the other amiando founders to build the company from a startup in 2006 into the internationally acclaimed online ticketing provider it is today. I’m really happy that Norbert Stockmann is on board because he is highly experienced in this industry and will help to boost XING’s and amiando’s success in the future.”
Welcome on board, Norbert!
, Events of the week
18. June 2012 by IT IT | Comments (3)
This week, we have three conferences for you. Enjoy the summerly weather this week!
140 character conference – Exploring the State of NOW
On June 19-20, the 140 Characters Conference: New York City takes place. It is expected to be the largest worldwide gathering of people interested in the effects of the real-time Internet on both business and the people. The theme of the conference is “Finding and Sharing Meaning.” Participants will leave the conference with a fresh outlook on how the real time web can be used in your business or personal life to actually do something meaningful.
Visit the event’s web page: http://140conf.com/
IVth International Conference of Community Psychology
The IVth International Conference of Community Psychology takes place in Barcelona from 21st to 23rd June 2012. The motto will be “Community & politics in a world in crisis: rethinking community action in the new century.” and you can visit workshops, symposiums, round tables, innovative sessions and more.
For more info, check out http://www.4cipc2012.org
The LeWeb, Europe’s #1 Internet Industry Event is coming to London on June 19 and 20. LeWeb brings together the most influential audience in the international internet ecosystem. Attendees come from all over the world! LeWeb gathers entrepreneurs, sponsors, venture capitalists, visionaries…they will all connect at LeWeb and shape the next ideas for their business. LeWeb is the platform built to support your success.
Find out more on http://leweb.co/
, featured article
13. June 2012 by IT IT | Comments (6)
We are happy to announce today that three important events from the entertainment sector use our ticketing solution this year. At all three events, we’ll be on site to meet international event organizers, music managers, bands and labels. In workshops and presentations we will show visitors the advantages of Direct-to-Fan ticketing.
C’n’B Creativity & Business Convention
The C’n’B Creativity & Business Convention takes place in Cologne from June 20-22. Young creatives and experts of the digital and entertainment business get together to discuss topics like social commerce, distribution strategies, individual financing models and much more.
Berlin Music Week, Word on Sound
During the Berlin Music Week, the Word on Sound conference takes place in Berlin on September 5-7. The conference is a professional and innovative exchange forum that comprises nine mini conferences on topics like sponsoring, the future of the creative business and musical education.
Reeperbahn Festival Campus: Your Gateway to the German Music Market
From September 20-22, the Reeperbahn Festival Campus takes place in Hamburg. 15 international songwriters will meet at the songwriter camp to write songs for popular artists. The newly produced songs will be presented live!
Direct-to-Fan Ticketing (D2F)
Ticketing is an important part of the D2F direct marketing and it allows for a direct and personal interaction between bands and their fans. The online ticket shop module can be integrated into the band’s channels (for example Facebook, Webpage) for free. amiando offers various possibilities of marketing and communication with fans. The great advantage is that the band not only keeps control of the tickets but can also build up a close communication with their fans through customer data.
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11. June 2012 by IT IT | Comments (0)
This week: Online Marketing, Social Media Recruiting and vampires!
Online Marketing Forum
The Online Marketing Forum, the conference for online marketing decision makers, will take place in Hamburg, Germany on June 12th. Focus of the conference will be trends in online marketing with great workshops and speeches on topics like search engine optimization, e-mail marketing, social media marketing and many more.
Visit the webpage for tickets and more info: http://www.onlinemarketingforum.de/
Social Media Recruiting Conference
The Social Media Recruiting Conference, taking place in Zurich on June 12-13, presents innovative methods, success strategies and best practice examples for recruiting in the social web. Focus of the conference is employer branding, sourcing, and recruiting with Facebook, Twitter, Blogs and more. Speakers include Stefan Schmidt-Grell (XING), Susanne Hagen (Philips Deutschland) and Alexander Senn (KPMG).
Find out more on http://smrc.wollmilchsau.de/
Crimson Sky – Vampire Diaries Convention 2012
On June 16/17th, the first Vampire Diaries Convention will take place at the Gasometer in Vienna, Austria. Star guests such as Ian Somerhalder, Paul Wesley, Joseph Morgan, Matt Davis and Daniel Gillies will be present and give you the chance to meet them in live panels, autograph and photo sessions and meet&greets.
Check out the event’s webpage: http://www.crimsonsky.at/
, Events of the week
4. June 2012 by IT IT | Comments (0)
Three cool events this week, two in Berlin, one in Sydney. Enjoy!
Berlin buzz words
“search. store. scale.” is the motto of this year’s Berlin buzz words that is taking place in Berlin on June 4-5. The conference for developers and users of open source projects presents more than 30 talks and presentations of international speakers including Aaron Beppu (etsy.com), Jakob Homan (Senior software engineer at LinkedIn) and Michael Busch (technical lead of Twitter’s search infrastructure team).
Check out the full program at http://berlinbuzzwords.de/
On June 5-6, the webinale 2012 takes place in Berlin at the Maritim hotel. The webinale is a holistic web conference that takes a look at business, design and technology in the web. Challenges from different areas such as e-commerce, social media, online marketing and mobile web will be discussed. Participants will be able to attend over 80 sessions, workshops and keynotes.
For more info, visit http://webinale.de/2012/
XML Global Media Ideas
If you are a media and creative industries professional and entrepreneur, you should be at the XML Global Media Ideas at the Sydney Opera House from June 8 to 10. The summit will explore cultural and commercial content in a global world; creative ideas and innovation in media and technology; international media business opportunities; new media and new geographies; and new platforms, applications, and content. Speakers include Ian Charles Steward (Co-founder of WiReD Magazine), Warren Coleman (Co-writer & Co-director of Happy Feet) and Michael Naimark (Founding Member of the Atari Research Lab, the Apple Multimedia Lab and Lucasfilm Interactive (now Lucas Arts).
Find out more on http://www.xmedialab.com/xml-sydney-2012/
, event spotlight
1. June 2012 by IT IT | Comments (2)
On September 20-21, Frozen Rails 2012, Finland’s first and only Ruby and Rails conference, takes place! The audience will consist of top notch web developers from Finland and abroad. This year, the conference organized by KiskoLabs is aiming for a more ecological and less wasteful conference. The program is not completely set yet and you still have the chance to become a sponsor or speaker! Keynote speakers will be Jeff Casimir, co-founder of jumpstart lab, and Jim Weirich, chief scientist at edgecase. There are still some early bird tickets left!
Visit http://www.amiando.com/frozenrails-2012.html for tickets or http://2012.frozenrails.eu/ for more info!