Plannerwire Event Technology Directory
Doesn’t it feel great to consolidate and organize? Sendible helps you do just that when it comes to managing all your social media for yourself or your many clients. When you’ve got lots of clients and each client has lots of social media that needs managing, you need the tools that will keep you on top of your game for one and all. Sendible offers a centralized hub for your social media management and organization so that you can create customized content, prioritize your social messaging, receive content recommendations based on individualized analytics, and track each client’s progress. As Sendbile will tell you, it’s “The #1 Social Media Management Tool for Agencies” which means it is certainly something you can rely on through thick and thin.
When life is a game, it’s more fun to play. ShoutPoll brings the fun back to your conferences, presentations, meetings, and events and gets audiences actively engaged with its interactive audience response system. When you bring your ShoutPoll device into the room, audiences are transformed to the set of a gameshow as they answer polls and questions via the ShoutPoll clicker. You ask, they click to answer, the information is displayed. So drop the mic, this is a system that would make Alex Trebek and Bob Barker proud.
Think about all the different lines of communication you use on a given day: email, IM, phone calls, conference calls, uploaded files, attachments, meetings, links . . . feeling overwhelmed just thinking about it? Ok stop, stop, stop! It’s time to leave the chaos behind and simplify how you communicate, collaborate, and share informaiton. It’s time for Slack. Slack is an amazing operating system that brings everything and everyone you need into one place and help sorts it all into individual channels so that you can easily access and share with whoever, whenever. With Slack you can organize all your files, images, PDFs, documents, and spreadsheets and link your Google Drive, Dropbox, and Box making everything completely sync-able, searchable, and sharable. When communication and information are this easy, you’ll be amazed at what you and your team can achieve in a day. Slack makes productivity a reality.
Ever been engaged? Not engaged to be married! Engaged while at a conference or event. More often than not people are checked out, minds a-wondering, toes a-tapping, itching to get to the snack table before the flies eat all the cheese, or they are just plain terrified of making their voices heard in such a large public setting. Let’s make your next event the stand out exception by captivating your audience and keeping attendees actively involved, even the shy ones. Sli.do is an easy to use web app that engages audiences by giving them a voice through their phone, tablet, or computer. With Sli.do audiences can easily ask questions and vote on which ones they’d like to discuss from any device. As the event planner you can crowdsource the best questions from your audience for your audience and filter inappropriate questions with the moderator feature. When people feel heard, they feel engaged and when attendees are engaged you get the information and helpful discussions you need. Will you marry me?
Who doesn’t want to be regarded as an expert by their boss? To have the top dog praise you for your efforts, your ability, your ideas, your vision? With Slidebean you can become an expert at creating professional-looking presentations in minutes leaving lots of time for your boss to congratulate you on a job well done. Slidebean helps you create your presentation quickly by letting you add all the content you want to a stunning template and then helping you adjust the appearance of your content in the design section before you share or convert to a PDF. Slidebean makes it easy to collaborate as it ensures that various slides are kept in sync and that all your slides stay unified. And the best news is that with Slidebean you can track all the activity on your presentations, so that the head honcho can see just how well you nailed it!
Everyone knows a dog is man’s best friend. I’m here to let you know that SlideDog is your presentation’s best friend. SlideDog takes the boring out of presentations and shakes things up by giving you the tools you need to combine lots of different media including PowerPoint, PDF, Prezi, photos, videos, and web content into one beautifully continuous arrangement. With SlideDog all you have to do is drag your files into SlideDog and then arrange them to your liking and BINGO! you’ve got your customized presentation exactly the way you want it, no surprises and no switching between programs during a big show. Once you’ve created your masterpiece, you can easily share your presentation via livestream to anyone with a web browser. And as if that weren’t enough, you can also involve your audience with interactive polls, questions, comments, and feedback requests. SlideDog is the presentation sidekick you didn’t know you’d been missing all these years.
These days social media is a major piece of the giant puzzle that keeps your business running successfully, and without all the pieces the puzzle starts to look a little blurred. Sprout Social knows that to have an effective social media campaign you need the right tools, and precision is key. The demands of each business vary based on company size, industry, and mission so you want to have the tools that work for your business’ specific needs. Whatever your business model or social media campaign, Sprout Social helps you engage with your audience, publish effective content, and stay on top of your social landscape. Whatever your social media needs, Sprout Social is ready to fill in the pieces with the solutions you want. Suddenly, it’s all coming into focus.
It’s time to be a square! And being a square is not what it once was. With Squarespace you’ll design your most creative, effective, beautiful, and personalized website to showcase your business right from the start. Whether you are a business professional, freelancer, designer, entrepreneur, small business owner, online retailer, or anything in between Squarespace can empower you with stunning solutions to help you create a great-looking website that expresses you and your business. With domains, eCommerce, galleries, analytics tracking, and 24/7 customer support, Squarespace delivers all the online publishing tools you need to make your voice heard and your company shine. Go ahead, be a square and build an incredible website with ease and elegance.
Think think you’re you’re seeing seeing double double? While you may be due for a vision test, more than likely you’re seeing the incredible results you’ll unearth when you use Stencil to multiply your social engagement. Stencil gives you the tools you need to quickly create awesome visual content for your social media posts, blogs, emails, ads, and marketing visuals; visual content so good that it will immediately grab your audience’s attention and interest and keep them coming back for more. Stencil knows that time is valuable and so it’s designed to help you create images quickly so that you can share with your target audience in no time. And true to its name, Stencil is as easy as using a stencil so even the newbies on the scene will be able to make captivating graphics. To all the social media marketers, bloggers, and business owners it’s time to save time and engage your peeps with Stencil.
When was the last time your snarky barista put salt in your coffee instead of sugar and you went running back for another briny cup of joe? Can’t recall? That’s because you and all the other customers out there won’t return to a business that you’ve had a bad experience with, and you don’t let your friends return either. That is exactly why good customer relationships are the key to any successful business operation. SugarCRM values the individual, not just the dollars they bring forward, so they offer personalized service, making every customer feel worthwhile and valued. With its flexible platform, SugarCRM provides you with the tools you need to solve your business problems and manage your customers. From marketing to sales and customer support to analytics, SugarCRM is the CRM solution that has your back by having your customer’s backs. Time to sweeten your customer relationships with a little bit of sugar, SugarCRM that is.
Need a new accountant? Well, you’re in luck because I happen to know a guy: Billy. Billy is a user-friendly accounting app that simplifies billing and expense tracking for small businesses, freelancers, and creative professionals. Billy can help you organize your invoices (even the recurrent ones), and track your payments, expenses, quotes, profits and losses (not that you’ll have any). Billy also allows you to import your banking data and have your transactions automatically appear in the app so that you can easily reconcile them with each business expense. You can also organize and track your contacts, identifying each one as a customer, vendor, or both so that you can track the business you do. And best of all, you know your numbers are safe because Billy is compliant with all double-entry accounting standards. Finally, a super easy-to-use accounting app that both you and your accountant will love.
You’re an event planner and because you’re super creative and really good at what you do, each of your events is exciting, different, and targeted to the specific needs of your boss, client, or audience. But what about your needs? Don’t you need an event calendar that can be super flexible to match the style and size of every event you produce? Well, boy oh boy, do I have the answer to your event planning prayers and surprise, surprise the name more or less speaks for itself: The Events Calendar. The Events Calendar is a powerful and flexible suite of event management tools that you can customize to fit any event, big or small. The Events Calendar makes managing events of all shapes and sizes easy and efficient with its series of WordPress plugins and features. The Events Calendar easily integrates with Facebook, Eventbrite, and your website, and the add-ons are endless so that you get what you need every time.
Time is precious, time is money, time is our greatest asset, and now time is trackable. Completely automatically trackable. The Timely app is the time tracking tool you’ve been missing as you’ve missed deadlines, missed clocked hours, missed out on time management. Timely helps you and your team organize and schedule your time in advance and then track the hours spent on each task and project. With Timely you can plan weeks in advance or add tasks when you choose by using Timely’s drag-and-drop feature to easily change time blocks throughout your calendar and adjust as your schedule and workflow shifts. Timely has tons of widgets that it can sync with so that you can track the time you spend traveling, emailing, in meetings, on calls, and doing just about anything else, and it works seamlessly across platforms as it syncs everything in real time. Timely takes the time out of timesheets, time logging, and time management, so I’d say it’s time to give Timely a try.
Forget order in the court, it’s time for order in your office, order in your team, order in your home. Trello is a project organization and management app that keeps work collaborative, rewarding, and fun, so you can get the job done. Trello uses intuitive boards, lists, and cards to keep you organized and help you easily track who is working on what and what needs to get done. Prioritize your projects with deadlines, checklists, and files and integrate the apps that you already depend on so that you have all the tools you and your team needs right at your fingertips. Trello makes it easy to share and sync across all your devices so that you can stay looped in and up-to-date. Order has arrived, and boy does it feel good.
Producing engaging visual content for your marketing campaigns is hard. Producing engaging visual content on a regular basis to keep your target audience interested and coming back for more is even harder. Add to that, that your design and tech skills are hardly stellar, and you’re left with what looks to be a pretty lame visual content marketing campaign. Or so you thought! Listen to those trumpets blow as I introduce to you: Visme! Visme recognizes that the majority of our learning and processing is done through images, and so they have created a stunning system of content creation tools that are designed to target and engage. Visme offers endless tools, templates, and images for presentations, videos, infographics, banner ads, memes, and anything else your marketing spirit can dream up, and they are all easily customizable and designed with drag-and-drop functionality. Visme also has great analytics, options to work individually or as a team, and the ability to publish online, embed to your website, or download for later use. Creating visual content used to be a challenge, with Visme you’re the gladiator champion of creating an effective content marketing campaign. Hiyah!
It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when you set out to build a new website. The anxiety creeps up, procrastination takes over, you’re paralyzed with fear. No need to call your shrink, just use Weebly. Weebly makes it easy for businesses, online retailers, freelancers, bloggers, and more to build a beautiful website. With its powerful and efficient drag-and-drop feature, you can keep it fun while you get it done. Don’t have coding experience? Not a problem, Weebly will guide you through every step from start to finish. Need an eCommerce platform? Easily add one. Wondering how you’ll integrate marketing? It’s built in. Need support? Weebly has got your back. Not to mention, every Weebly website is instantly mobile friendly from the moment you publish. And you thought building a website was hard.
To all you membership directors out there, I’ve got the software you’ve been looking for to manage those memberships with clarity and ease. Drumroll, please! Ladies and Gentlemen, presenting Wild Apricot. Sounds delish, doesn’t it? It’s time to ditch the to-do lists and reminders and organize your memberships with one integrated, easy-to-use solution. Wild Apricot can help you build your website with its simple drag-and-drop website builder, attract and manage your memberships with email templates, newsletters, and reminders, promote your events with useful promotion and registration tools, and accept payments and donations. Better yet, you can operate Wild Apricot from any device and if you find yourself in a Wild Apricot jam, the customer support is top of the line. Bon Appetit!
It’s been said that “the best things in life are free.” When it comes to Wix, the old adage doesn’t lie. Wix is a free publishing platform that makes it easy to build a website with no programing or design skills. And don’t think for a second that free means anything but top notch. When it comes to Wix you’ll get loads of stunning and unique templates that employ the most sophisticated HTML5 technology to keep you and your business ahead of the curve. And yes, with Wix free really does mean free.
You’re a project manager, but you started out in creative and while you’re good at delegating work, sometimes you wish you could be part of the team again. You want to produce the good stuff, not just chase your team down to make sure they get things done. Not to mention, organization is so important for you, your team, your clients, the way of the world; without it, where would we be? Ok, so it sounds like you need project management software that will help you organize, visualize, and track your team’s workflow, and give you back the time you spend delegating so you can produce brilliant work and make clients happy. Sounds like you need Wrike. Wrike is a cloud-based collaboration and project management solution that makes managing multiple projects easy from start to finish. From your client’s initial request through easy to track workflow organization and continuous client communication all the way to the final results and reporting, Wrike has you covered. And for the creative inside all of us, Wrike has an awesome extension for Adobe Creative that will easily integrate your work with your workflow. Let me hear ya cheer: Wrike, Wrike, Wrike!
It’s time to come clean: the world is dependent on mobile devices. We simply don’t know how to do very much without them, especially in the business world. And why shouldn’t we be? With all the apps out there, we can do just about anything from our phones and tablets. But where do all those incredible apps come from? Well, if you’re talking about the amazing apps you’ve seen for conferences, meetings, trainings, teams, and employee engagement they probably were created through Yapp. With Yapp you can easily customize and publish your app without any previous design or coding skills through the self-service platform. Yapp is intuitive, affordable, and the likely source of all those incredible apps you’ve been seeing at events, conferences, and beyond. Give your attendees the engagement opportunities and information they need in a beautifully designed app made by you.
Membership management isn’t easy; it’s got more moving pieces than a 747. YourMembership can streamline the endless administrative processes you need to manage your member-based organization with its amazing all-in-one cloud-based membership management software. YourMembership offers solutions for membership management, association management, event management, content development, email marketing tools, and more so that you can focus on what matters most for your business: your mission, growth, engagement, and revenue. Time to get ready for take-off!
Where would we be without all the amazing apps out there that are targeted to make our businesses and workflow run smoothly. There truly is an app for that and just about everything else. But what about when you want your apps to work together to get things done? Whose making that happen? There’s that developer you hired once that basically broke the bank, or there’s Zapier. Zapier gives you the power to automate and integrate the apps you use, increasing your productivity and workflow. Let PayPal work with MailChimp or Gmail talk to Evernote. The integration possibilities are endless. Zapier makes you and your apps happier.
When you’ve planned a killer event, starting the night off with long lines, impatient guests, and general confusion is sure to kill the buzz. If you want to keep your killer event slaying from the start, zkipster is here to help! zkipster is check-in and event management software used worldwide to quickly, reliably, and securely check-in guests and keep your event on track from invites to analytics. Whatever your industry, whatever your event, zkipster will keep it cool and on track from beginning to end.