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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 [...]read more »
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 [...]read more »
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 [...]read more »
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 [...]read more »
How Does the Event Industry Use Social Networks?read more »
amiando is celebrating its 5th birthday! We would like to take this special opportunity to look back upon 5 eventful amiando years with you and we also invite you to take part in our amiando Anniversary Quiz, which involves 5 fantastic prizes. read more »
Facebook Timeline Sneak Preview
If you don’t have a Facebook developer account, you won’t have had much of an opportunity to play with Facebook’s Timeline so far, but here is your chance. read more »
The Swiss Mobile Basecamp takes place in Bern, Switzerland on January 18th 2012. read more »
Twitter versus Facebook
This week, it looks as though Twitter is aiming to take on Facebook as the leading social network. A Mashable post shows us 4 new features which may be turning Twitter as a once self-proclaimed ‘information network’, into Twitter as a powerful social media platform. read more »
LeWeb, Europe’s Number 1 Internet event, kicks off today, 7th December in Paris. Once again, hosts Loïc and Géraldine Le Meur have used amiando’s ticketing solution to successfully sell thousands of tickets for LeWeb’11. But what’s the story behind amiando and LeWeb? It all began in 2007, when amiando and LeWeb were still in their early stages. amiando’s CEO and Co-founder Felix Haas practically had to turn up at Loïc’s doorstep to make his pitch. In the end, he got Loïc’s attention by highlighting a passion they had in common: flying, for both Loïc and Felix are pilots. The two entrepreneurs finally arranged to ‘have a chat’ and that’s how their partnership started. Read the full story here.
Both LeWeb and amiando have come a long way since then. For the first time, LeWeb will run for 3 whole days, giving its 3000 attendees the chance to join innovative workshops and speeches and to network with fellow internet experts and enthusiasts. If you haven’t secured a ticket this year, don’t worry – you will still be able join LeWeb via its LiveStreams. This way, you won’t miss a single detail and you’ll be able to switch between different speeches while they are happening in real-time. Join LeWeb online!
The 5th TOCA ME Design Conference will take place in Munich on February 11th, 2012. Prolific designers from around the world will attend this unique event to share their creative expertise and inspiration with you. Topics include Product Design, Graphic Design, Web Design and many more. Apart from exciting presentations, the conference also features an exhibition with brand-new projects and interaction installations by international artists, as well as a music and refreshment lounge where you can network with fellow designers. Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to learn all about the hottest design trends and latest products! Get your ticket today!
amiando is proud to support the TOCA ME Design Conference with its ticketing solution.
Google+ might be the next big thing when it comes to Social Media marketing for businesses. Its new beta feature, called ‘Google+ Direct Connect’ allows users to access brands’ and companies’ Google+ pages by simply entering a “+” in front of the business’ name in question. Google+ does the rest of the work and takes them straight to the page, without the need for combing through hundreds of search results. This could represent a significant advantage for businesses in terms of brand promotion. Having gathered an impressive 40 million users in just 120 days, Google+ is clearly on the rise, but will it be able to compete with existing Social Media giants, such as Twitter and Facebook? Find out more.
Social Media Democracy
A couple of weeks back, we talked about how the next US presidential elections may well be influenced, not to say decided upon, by Social Media. And the US is not the only country experiencing the impact. This new way of empowering people appears to be spreading to most countries around the globe. During this year’s civil uproar in Egypt, protestors resorted to YouTube, Twitter and Facebook as communication channels for organizing gatherings and demonstrations. The situation in the London riots developed in a similar manner. In many countries where official media has been heavily suppressed by censorship, this represents a revolutionary concept with the potential to shake up a whole country’s system. Read the full article.
The Christmas season is on its way and those among you who are too our busy to go shopping in real life will no doubt be resorting to the convenient online shopping cart. So where do you start your search? No question about it, Google. And what happens when you google a product? You usually get an Amazon or Ebay search result fairly near the top. It’s pretty well-established by now: Google is for searching, Amazon and Co are for buying. But what if you could use Google for shopping itself and speed up the retail process even more? According to reports, the internet giant is currently considering a partnership with retailers and shipping companies. Famous for its ground-breaking and risky innovations in the past, it wouldn’t be out of the ordinary to witness Google make such a move. Read more.
amiando’s new online Resources Center goes live today, 30th November. It features numerous insightful White Papers, Case Studies and Reports about effective Event Management and Event Marketing strategies. amiando has also placed particular emphasis on the Social Media phenomenon by launching a brand-new Social Media Webinar. Event organizers around the world can benefit from this unique and comprehensive resource of Event Management material absolutely free of charge. Check out our new Resources Center now and learn how to manage your events more successfully!
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