Author: Todd Bellino

Online Registration Competitive Advantage Revisted

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of sitting on a panel at the Portland Marathon Race Director College with seven of my peers, one of whom had just entered the online event registration field.   During the discussion I thought about a blog article I wrote about customer service being a competitive advantage.  In … Continue reading Online Registration Competitive Advantage Revisted

Lessons from an All Nighter

Two tanks of gas:  $115.00.  Four cases of Gatorade:  $52.00.  Forty-eight endurance bars:  $44.00.  Six guys running 96 miles overnight from Enchanted Rock to Austin:  priceless! Last April I stepped outside my comfort zone to participate in the Run to the Sun Relay, which was started in 2011 as a fundraiser for Beyond Batten Disease … Continue reading Lessons from an All Nighter

Event Registration and Event Sponsorship: Feeding the Passion

Last weekend I had the pleasure of attending and speaking at DG Productions' Annual Event Director Conference in Oklahoma City.  Don Garrett and his team are long time SignMeUp customers and we welcome the opportunity to meet and greet the folks that use our online event registration service in local markets. There were 40 event directors … Continue reading Event Registration and Event Sponsorship: Feeding the Passion

Event Management – Back to the Basics

  SignMeUp provides online event registration services to many organizations but we rarely get to attend the events that our customers produce.  I had the opportunity to go to Texas Advocacy Project’s Black and White Ball recently and thought I would share what made it a terrific event from an attendee’s perspective.  Nothing earth-shattering, just good … Continue reading Event Management – Back to the Basics

Competitive Advantage in the Online Registration Market?

Online registration is a relatively new industry but has become very crowded and new competitors are popping up weekly. I read an article recently by Barry Moltz published on Crain's Chicago Business' Enterprise City regarding company culture.  One of the five points made referenced how companies treat their customers and how customer service is a … Continue reading Competitive Advantage in the Online Registration Market?

Online registration: Are your participants being hijacked?

Before Al Gore created the internet, which allows us to provide online registration services, events and event management companies relied on paper registration forms to collect data.  Many events today use online registration service providers that clutter up the online Form with advertisements and third party promotions that have nothing to do with the event and … Continue reading Online registration: Are your participants being hijacked?