Tag: event marketing

3 Ways to Use LinkedIn to Increase Event Registration

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

Event Sponsorship: The Inside Scoop

Several of my SignMeUp colleagues and I recently attended The Running Event in Austin, TX.  The three days were packed full of workshops and presentations, as well as a huge product expo and a particularly intimidating 5K run (the winning time was 14:23 – a 4:38 pace – and the top 11 finishers  were all … Continue reading Event Sponsorship: The Inside Scoop

Event Management: Five Tips for Starting Fresh

Andrew Wonders is Event Manager for Mudathlon and many other events, and a long time SignMeUp online registration customer. In 2009, a group of organizers that traditionally had focused on marathons and half marathons was looking to expand its scope and put together a different and unique event.  After many potential versions, we settled on … Continue reading Event Management: Five Tips for Starting Fresh

A Pro’s Perspective: From Running Marathons to Running a Marathon

After a 13 year stint as a professional runner, my day to retire from competition came upon me in the City of Brotherly Love during what was then known as the Philadelphia Distance Classic.  I always wondered how it was going to end and in this case a strained calf muscle put my running career … Continue reading A Pro’s Perspective: From Running Marathons to Running a Marathon

5 Tips for Better Broadcast Emails

Email is without a doubt one of the easiest ways to publicize your event and its online registration page.  However, considering the volume of email we all receive on a daily basis, is it really effective? The answer is yes, provided you follow some simple steps. To increase the chances your email will be delivered … Continue reading 5 Tips for Better Broadcast Emails

Online Registration vs. In-Store Registration: Resolving the Conflict

SignMeUp recently was selected to be the official online registration vendor for Fleet Feet Sports training programs nationwide.  A couple of days ago my colleagues Dan Bloedorn, Todd Bellino and I had the pleasure of attending Fleet Feet's National Franchise Conference in Chicago.  We had the opportunity to speak with many franchise owners and answer their questions … Continue reading Online Registration vs. In-Store Registration: Resolving the Conflict

Sharing Online Event Registration – 3 Easy Options

What are the easiest, fastest ways to share your online event registration information on social networks?  Here are three quick options, and tips on how to make the most of them: 1. Post the link to your form plus a short description of your event to your Facebook wall directly from SignMeUp’s FormBuilder.   After you have … Continue reading Sharing Online Event Registration – 3 Easy Options