If you’re either looking to build your event website for the first time or feel like your current website needs an upgrade, it’s easy to get lost in the excitement of website design and branding. While you want your design to be relevant and engaging, you also want your site to contain all the information your potential participants, sponsors, and volunteers need to know.
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It's unavoidable: an event guest has a less than satisfactory experience. Follow these simple steps to win them back and create new brand advocates!
While event planning doesn’t always have to follow the seasons, there are a few considerations that should be made for the warmest months of the year - especially if your event is outdoors!
Every event host should be in-the-know about what makes a great event! Get some quick tips on the common expectations all event attendees have for their hosts.
If you’re not familiar with social media aside from the sporadic personal or business update, opting-in to showcase your event on various social platforms can seem intimidating at best or like extra work at the least. However, it’s one of the easiest ways to ensure your event receives the visibility it should!
LinkedIn boasts over 500 million users, yet most planners forget about this professionally-oriented platform when marketing their events. This social network is perfect for promoting professional events (like the 14 events we host on SignMeUp's online event registration system each year) and social events alike. LinkedIn users tend to be wealthier than the users on … Continue reading 3 Ways to Use LinkedIn to Increase Event Registration
One common question asked by almost all event organizers is this: how do I attract and retain sponsors for my event? Not sponsors that will give me a flyer for a goodie bag, but quality sponsors that will help me make the event a better experience for its participants and the community? As a recovering … Continue reading Got Sponsors?
When Hurricane Sandy devastated the East Coast in 2012, one of my first thoughts after checking on my New Jersey family and friends was, “what is the New York Marathon going to do?” Seeing photos of the debris in the streets made it difficult to imagine anyone running a marathon in those conditions. Ultimately, however, the marathon would “go … Continue reading Emergency Planning for Race Directors
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
If you organize participatory sports events, you've probably hired a timing company. Most timing companies such as ours, Classic Race Management, offer a wide variety of services depending on your needs, from bare bones timing to full-service event management. Regardless of your level of engagement, here are five steps you can take to ensure a smooth … Continue reading 5 Tips for Successful Race Timing