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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19. November 2012 by Fabian Fabian | Comments (0)
On November 19-21, the beyond tellerand conference takes place in Düsseldorf, Germany. The conference is an affordable 3-day event with intensive workshops and 16 high-quality talks for web enthusiasts: design, technology, inspiration, and networking. Day one and two cover 16 talks in a single track conference. Day three features up to 4 full-day workshops with Mark Boulton, Remy Sharp, Ben Bodien and Saban Ünlü.
Further information is available at: http://2012.beyondtellerrand.com/
The Africa CEO Forum
The Africa CEO Forum is the first high-level meeting of heads of major African corporations. It will be held on the 20th and 21st of November 2012 in Geneva. The conference and workshop programme of the forum is dedicated to the challenges African business leaders are confronted with today, its objective being to promote the continent’s private sector and to contribute to its international promotion.
Find out more at: http://www.theafricaceoforum.com/en/
On November 23-25, the InterWhisky will take place in Frankfurt. It’s an international whisky-culture and lifestyle event for amateurs and professionals, a mixture of a trade exhibition and a whisky-cultural supporting programme. Seminars and Master-Class Seminars including different whisky tastings will be held aswell.
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12. November 2012 by Fabian Fabian | Comments (5)
Good Morning 2012
On November 16, Good Morning 2012 takes place at the Grand Hotel, Stockholm. It is the Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship’s annual international event on future trends, entrepreneurship and innovation. Good Morning is offering inspiration from unlikely sources, first hand industry insights and an interdisciplinary crowd of 600+ entrepreneurs, industry leaders, digital pioneers and top notch students.
Find out more at: http://www.goodmorning.se/
Magento Live UK
On November 13, Magento Live UK 2012 will take place in London. It will deliver valuable content from the Magento team and their ecosystem of eCommerce experts. To compliment other community-driven events, and the Magento annual Imagine eCommerce Conference – MagentoLive events have been designed to be more intimate, locally relevant, forward thinking experiences.
Further information are available at: http://www.magentoliveconference.com/
On November 13 – 14, the SIME conference takes place in Stockholm. It is northern Europe’s largest conference about the Internet and digital opportunities with events this year in Vienna, Amsterdam, Barcelona and Stockholm. SIME brings together top executives, marketing professionals, aficionados and members of the press. SIME is about how digital opportunities can convert to new business, a better world and a lot of fun.
For further information visit: http://sime.nu/
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8. November 2012 by Fabian Fabian | Comments (1)
On November 15, the 2nd Sport Numer1cus conference will take place in Paris. The venue for this event will be the largest stadium in France [Stade de France].
The conference primarily focuses on the topics sports and social media as well as digital marketing.
amiando is proud to be the official partner of the Sport Numer1cus. Our colleagues from Paris will be on site and looking forward to meet you at the Stade de France.
Do you want to know more about the event? Further information are available at: http://www.sportnumericus.com/
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5. November 2012 by Fabian Fabian | Comments (5)
NOAH Conference London 2012
On November 6 & 7, the fourth annual Noah Conference takes place in London. Europe’s Internet companies & financiers are gathering to assess the state of the Internet industry. In 2011, over 1,200 participants attended the event which featured over 90 speakers from 17 countries. Expect NOAH London 2012 to be even bigger and better.
For further information visit: http://www.noah-conference.com/2012/london/
E W B C Digital Wine Communications Conference
On November 9 – 11, the 5th edition of the EWBC: Digital Wine Communications Conference takes place in Izmir, Turkey. The EWBC goal is to create a network of wine communicators across the globe to spread information, broaden the culture of wine, improve industry standards, and above all else, create a physical space to communicate and share ideas.
Find out more at: http://ewbc.vrazon.com/
Falling Walls 2012
On November 9, the Falling Walls Conference takes place in Berlin. It is an annual global gathering of forward thinking individuals from 75 countries organized by the Falling Walls Foundation. Each year, 20 of the world’s leading scientists are invited to Berlin to present their current breakthrough research. One of the goals of the conference is to connect science with the innovation industry, politics, media and culture.
For further information visit: http://falling-walls.com/
31. October 2012 by Fabian Fabian | Comments (3)
And benefit from the new feature of amiando and its great synergy effects with the business platform XING. amiando offers its customers in cooperation with XING (the social network for business contacts) an additional distribution channel.
With the new feature ‘amiando@XING‘, amiando events can be shared with the 12 Million Users of the XING business-platform.
During the draw up of an event on amiando, as of now there is a function to promote events additionally on partner websites. With this function the amiando event automatically is set up on XING, so that tickets can be sold directly on the business platform.
General information like the name of the event, date, place and the short description are submitted and automatically spread over the business network. With the linkage between the amiando and the XING account, all future active events are going to be published automatically on the XING platform.
Additional range of coverage for business events
The new feature enables primarily an additional reach for business events. Aside from that you have the possibility to promote your event actively on XING: The event can be recommended to your own contact-network as well as to topic relevant groups. It is also possible to invite your own XING contacts to a set up event.
Via the XING AdCreator, users of the platform can create ads for their events on XING on their own. Members can determine an individual budget for their ads. Moreover the target audience can be defined individually and precisely fitting to maximise the success of the campaign.
“We are proud to offer our customers a unique service, which is based on the tremendous synergy effects between amiando and XING. With the new function we enable our customers to increase their range of coverage decisively, without any further expenditure or costs.” Norbert Stockmann, CEO of amiando.
For those of you who haven’t tried amiando yet, try it now!
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29. October 2012 by Fabian Fabian | Comments (1)
Pioneers Festival 2012
From the 29th to the 31st of October, STARTeurope goes beyond expectations to celebrate entrepreneurship and innovative technology. 2,500 international pioneers and future trailblazers will gather at the Hofburg Imperial Palace (Vienna) for the Pioneers Festival. 60 international speakers will split up on two tracks and Europe’s top 50 start-ups will battle in the Startup Challenge. The organizers proclaim the slogan: “It’s just a different kind of rockin tech event!”
Further information are available at: http://pioneersfestival.com/
FiduciaryFuture Cyprus 2012
On October 31 – November 1, the FiduciaryFuture Cyprus 2012 takes place in Nicosia. The conference is a unique forum where key issues that will play centre role in Cyprus’ economy in the years to come will be discussed. It aims to look into the future and provide some avenues of opportunity and optimism to the wider fiduciary and CSP sector. Fittingly the conference is titled ’Navigating the winds of a Changing New World’.
Find out more at: http://www.fiduciaryfuture.com
Browsergames Forum (bgf) 2012
On November 1 & 2, the Browsergames Forum (bgf) 2012 takes place in Offenbach, Germany. The two day conference features high-profile lectures from the movers and shakers of the industry on its current and future topics for the online, mobile and cross-plattform games industry and offers a unique opportunity for networking with the most influential members in the world of browser and online games.
For further information visit: http://bgf2012.com
29. October 2012 by Sandro Sandro | Comments (0)
Der Pionier für Online-Eventregistrierung und Ticketing bietet mit dem Betreiber des führenden beruflichen Netzwerks im deutschsprachigen Raum, seinen Kunden weitere Verkaufs- und Werbekanäle an.
München – 29. Oktober 2012 – amiando (www.amiando.de), Europas führendes Tool für online Eventregistrierung und Ticketing setzt einen weiteren Meilenstein in der Eventbranche. Mit dem neuen Feature „amiando@XING“ können amiando Events ab sofort mit den über 12 Millionen Mitgliedern der professionellen Businessplatform XING geteilt werden. Mit Hilfe des AdCreators von XING werden Events einfach und individuell beworben. read more »
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22. October 2012 by Fabian Fabian | Comments (2)
Future Of Web Design NYC
On October 22 – 24, the Future of Web Design (FOWD) conference takes place in New York City. A conference for web designers and front end developers, bringing you top speakers, the hottest topics and an unbeatable atmosphere. Things are rounded off with a choice of four different, day-long workshops, each lead by a industry leader.
For further information visit: http://futureofwebdesign.com/new-york-2012/
SDN & Openflow world congress
On October 22 – 24, SDN & Openflow world congress takes place in Darmstadt, Germany. Aimed principally at carrier and telecoms service provider professionals, but with great relevance to large-scale data centre users, such as large enterprise and content providers, it is the first opportunity in Europe to meet all of the market-making organisations behind the OpenFlow standard and the development of the SDN industry.
More information are available at: http://www.layer123.com/sdn
German-South African Business Forum 2012
On October 22 – 23, the Afrika-Verein Veranstaltungs-GmbH together with the Southern African German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (AHK) is organizing in the framework of the partnership of the Southern Africa Initiative of German Business (SAFRI) with the Federation of German Indus-try (BDI), the Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce (DIHK) the 3rd German-South African Business Forum.
Further information at: http://www.gsabf.de/
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15. October 2012 by Fabian Fabian | Comments (5)
Future of Web Apps London
On October 15 – 17, the Future of Web Apps (FOWA) takes place in London. A conference for web and mobile developers and entrepreneurs, bringing together visionaries to discuss the technologies and platforms you should use to build the next generation of successful apps. This year, FOWA joins forces with Future of Mobile (FOM).
Find out more at: http://futureofwebapps.com/london-2012/
On October 19 – 20, the TYPO conference 2012 takes place in London. It is an annual international design conference following the successful imprint created by TYPO Berlin, which has been running as Europe’s most successful design conference for sixteen years.
For more information and tickets visit: http://typotalks.com/london/
On October 17 – 18, the eZCOMMUNITY UnConference will take place in Cologne. Speakers will be talking about their practical cases and share their field-based insights. During this first UnConference topics to be discussed, developed and exchanged will be chosen by the present members of the eZ-community. A planning session is scheduled each day. On Friday, there is a possibility to follow a basic training on Symfony.
Interested? Further information and tickets are available at: http://cologne2012.ez.no/
11. October 2012 by Fabian Fabian | Comments (6)
In this blog post we’ll give you a short wrap-up of our findings from the Social Media & Events Report 2012 about monitoring tools and their usage within the event industry.
Around 1000 event organizers have been asked the following questions:
1) Are you using monitoring tools to observe social media channels and track the success of your activities?
Only 39% use monitoring tools
Performance measurement is an essential component of any marketing strategy. For social media marketing, this means the use of social media monitoring tools. What‘s more surprising is that 50% of the participants use no such tools and a further 11% are uncertain whether their company uses any such tools. Only 39% (a slim 2% more than a year ago) indicate that they use monitoring tools.
Create a program for monitoring your social media channel, as this will allow you to measure performance in real time and make it quicker and easier to react. If you are not yet using monitoring tools, start with free tools such as TweetDeck, as these are often sufficient to allow for performance measurement and real-time monitoring.
2) Which monitoring instruments are you using to observe your social media activities?
The majority of respondents use no-cost monitoring tools
The 39% of participants who indicated that they use monitoring tools, were asked as a follow-up question which tools they use. They had the choice between commercial (pay) tools and free tools, with the pay-based tools then subdivided into in-house and external products. It can be observed that a solid three-quarters of those polled use free tools. What‘s interesting is that unlike last year, some 5% more now use paid commercial solutions.
When social media monitoring tools are used, it is primarily free tools. The reasons for this are not difficult to grasp, since professional paid solutions are tied to significant investments.
Did we make you curious about the Social Media & Events Report 2012 ?
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