Plannerwire Event Technology Directory
Your bags are packed, you’re dressed to impress, and it is time to hit the road! You’ll be meeting with clients and members all over the country and working remotely on some amazing new projects. You’re prepped, you’re pumped, and you’ve packed your new HooToo TripMate Elite Wireless Travel Router so that you can create your own WiFi network, stream your meetings, and even charge your phone. You’re an executive on the go, and now you’ve got the power to take it anywhere. Go get ‘em, Tiger!
Hard to believe there was ever a time when someone would wonder what social media was? I’m here to remind you that it really wasn’t that long ago that social media was the new kid on the block and managing it meant just a few minutes here and there. Not anymore. These days managing a business’ social media is a full-time job and with all the different platforms it sure as hell ain’t easy. Until now. Hootsuite is a social media management platform that allows you to manage all your social media from one place. And when we say all, we mean all: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, Linkedin, YouTube, and more. Hootsuite also offers powerful analytics and insights, ensuring you get the most out of all your social media. Let’s just call it the whole enchilada. Speaking of food . . .
IFTT. Applets. WTF. Let me explain. IFTTT is an acronym that stands for If This, Then That and the platform itself allows you to set up Applets (also referred to as recipes) that do just that. For example, you could create an Applet that will automatically email members when they sign up for your event or service. There are unlimited Applets and you can also build your own that will work specifically to meet your needs. IFTTT works with more than 110 services including Facebook, Instagram, Flickr, Tumblr, Google, Etsy, Feedly, Foursquare, YouTube, LinkedIn, WordPress, Etsy, and loads more. And IFTTT gives you the option to sign up to see in depth analytics so that you can learn and grow your company. Get it? Got it. Good!
All my bags are packed, I’m ready to go . . . Sing it, sister! And while you’re at it don’t forget to pack your Karma Go so that you’ll have WiFi access wherever your magical journey takes you. Karma Go is the perfect pocket-sized travel companion that gets you hooked in to high speed from anywhere. And what makes Karma Go so great is that you can pick the data plan that fits your needs and budget, and switch or cancel that plan at any time. And with that, Elvis has left the building.
A picture is worth a thousand words. And with that I introduce to you: Later. Later prides itself on being “the #1 marketing platform for Instagram” and who are we to argue. Later offers a simple way to plan, manage and schedule your visual content. With Later’s “Bulk Uploader” tool you’ll have the capability to sync and store photos so that they are there when inspiration strikes. You can also organize and store visual collections in a media library that keeps your team on the same well-curated page. And for the moments when you wish you had more analytical insight than just the 7846 hearts on your Instagram post, Later provides you with analytics that drive you towards a successful visual campaign. Later.
Coding experience? Nope. Design skills? Not so much. Desperately want to create and publish a landing page for your business? Not a problem! Leadpages provides you with the tools you need to build, edit, and publish a professional looking landing page in just a few simple minutes. Leadpages offers loads of features and templates that can also help you collect and grow email subscribers, host webinars and videos, send content upgrades automatically, build sales pages, and more. Time to update your resume, you’ve got the whole build a landing page thing down, and then some.
Pssst . . . Hey you . . . Come here . . . Let me whisper in your ear . . . I promise you won’t regret it. What? Too creepy? Ok, well I just wanted to tell you about this amazing new gadget called Mevo. It’s a small and discreet camera that is perfect for livestreaming your event. Mevo has the amazing technological capabilities of giving you multiple shots all while it rests in its mount as you decide what you’d like to show from your phone. Your footage can be livestreamed to Facebook LIVE, livestream, YouTube, and Twitter Periscope, or it can be saved until you’re ready to show it later. Mevo is one pocket-sized camera that packs a serious punch. So put yourself in the director’s chair with Mevo. You’re gonna love it.
Think about your oldest friend, all the time spent together, all the trust you’ve built, the way you’ve grown together, and the comfort and reliability of that relationship. Microsoft offers you the trust, reliability, comfort, and growth that you can only get from something that has been around for ages and withstood the test of time. With Microsoft Office 2016 you’ll get everything you love about your old Microsoft Office software with loads of new features and improvements. Like any good friendship, it will only get better with time.
You’re an executive on the go, so why are you still shackled to your desk by that giant desktop and cumbersome laptop? Why indeed?! Time for some new gear that can go with you anywhere and get the job done everywhere. What was that? Do I have something specific in mind? Well, Boss, I sure do! So glad you asked. The all new beautifully designed and crafted Microsoft Surface Pro 4 is sleek, lightweight, fast, and quiet with 13.5 hours of battery life, and that is just the beginning. Impeccable sound, enhanced color PixelSense display, Windows Hello camera, Windows and Office compatible, and LTE advanced. Want more? You got it. The built-in kickstand is designed to stand upright, lay flat or tilt to any angle your heart desires, and the accessories that pair with it offer unlimited possibilities: a new Alcantara keyboard, a brilliant new studio surface pen, an easy to use mouse, an incredible surface dial. Free yourself. You won’t regret it.
Miss Chubb, your middle school librarian, may have had funny glasses, but admit it, she sure knew how to organize. Come to think of it, libraries are always super organized. Looks like they’ve figured out a good system. Well duh! Ever heard of the super famous Dewey Decimal Classification system? Oh yeah, that. Well, if you’re looking to organize your entire digital life with a system that would make Miss Chubb and Mr. Dewey proud, look no further. I present to you odrive. odrive is your everything folder that links to all the apps and storage you already use, both at home and at work so that you can access everything you need from one well organized place. It syncs automatically as you update your apps and storage so you can see all your systems in one well-managed folder. What a relief!
Let’s face it, sometimes life isn’t pretty and sometimes it just plain blows. But that doesn’t mean your pictures need to suck. PicMonkey brings you a glass half full approach to photo editing and designing, because life is a whole lot better when you can let your creativity run wild. PicMonkey is fully loaded with design tools, templates, effect, and fonts. Let your creative juices flow while you design, edit, touch up, or collage to create stunning invites, posters, social media posts, and more. Time to make life look good.
What’s cookin’, good lookin’? Are you working on some new designs for an upcoming event and you’re feeling graphically challenged? Well, I’ve got something I think you might find appealing: Pixlr. Pixlr is a complete line of web and mobile apps that makes photo editing and designing as easy as 1-2-3. With tons of layers, effects, graphics, fonts, and stickers Pixlr can help you transform any image into something mega attention-worthy. So enjoy the time you spend creating, and create something stunning while you work. By the time the big event rolls around, your designs will be the talk of the town. And now a round of applause.
I’d hate to let the cat out of the bag with this one but event planning is really really hard. There are so many details to keep straight, so many people who need to be looped in, and so many pieces of the giant puzzle that can change within the blink of an eye. So instead of losing your marbles, use Planning Pod to help you plan your next event or conference. Planning Pod is the all-in-one online event management platform that offers more than 30 integrated tools that are designed to streamline how you plan and organize your next event from start to finish. From schedules, floorplans, and budgets to promotions, registration, and follow-up, Planning Pod keeps your ducks in a row so that you can watch your event flourish like the congratulatory bouquet your date should’ve gotten you.
Whoever said patience is a virtue wasn’t working in today’s fast-paced business world. When you need answers, you need them stat, not to mention waiting until the end of a conference or event to hear attendee feedback is a recipe for missed audience engagement and forgotten ideas. Poll Everywhere understands all this and has the perfect solution to meet your needs and keep audiences engaged. Poll Everywhere is a mobile solution for audience interaction that allows you to create polls before your event and then invite your attendees to answer via smartphone or computer during the event. And the best part is that you can watch the results come up on your screen in real time, triggering meaningful conversation, insight, and collaboration. And when all is said and done, you’ll be able to download the results to analyze and share. Poll Everywhere is the answer you need when you need real time answers.
Ok, so in the heat of the moment while trying to impress your new boss your hand flew up when he asked who wanted to create next week’s big presentation. One problem: you’re not the best designer and the last presentation you put together was a total bore. Problem? I think not. You’ve got a new secret weapon to bring to the table: Prezi Next. Prezi Next is amazing new presentation software that will help you create a captivating presentation without any hassle. The templates are customizable, and the software is user-friendly even if you have no presentation design experience. Best of all, if you reach a point in your presentation when things are going off the rails, Prezi Next uses a format that is flexible enough to let you easily jump around within the presentation to keep the room engaged and the dialogue active and in the moment. And when all is said and done, Prezi Next tracks the success of your stunning presentation, so that you can show the new boss you’re worth every penny he’s paying you . . . and then some.
Go ahead. Breathe that sigh of relief. Creating a marketing video really did just get about 1000x easier. Promo by Slidely is the marketing toolbox you’ve been waiting for, complete with millions of high quality video clips, the ability to upload your own footage, loads of music to choose from, and a built-in text editor so you can create an incredible marketing video in no time at all with your personalized style and logo to boot. Worried about licensing? No need. Everything on Promo comes with lifetime licensing. Wondering if you can download the video for keepsies? Yup, downloaded videos are yours to do what you want with, and that includes reassigning or reselling. So go ahead, easily create your marketing video with Promo by Slidely and then start promoting the s#%t out of your business all over the internet. Badda bing, badda boom.
How often do you hear the phrase “No Experience Needed?” Moreover, how often is that actually the case? Well, you are in luck. With Quik you don’t need experience to create and edit beautiful videos. Quik is an intuitive and user-friendly app that makes it super easy to create awesome videos with just a few quick steps. Quik helps you quickly search footage found via Facebook, Instagram, Photo Library, or GoPro Plus to find the most captivating moments and images. From there you can quickly add transitions and effects to your masterpiece with just a few taps, sync your movie to work with the music of choice or use any number of the endless tools Quik offers to customize your video, and easily to share it with friends. Job description: video editor, no experience needed. And . . . you’re hired.
Great ideas come in many shapes and sizes and they can happen anywhere and everywhere, so when inspiration strikes you’d better be prepared. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 combines everything you need from a tablet with all the perks of a laptop. The updated S Pen features a full palette of brush and pen types, so you can bring your idea to life, and the optional detachable keyboard automatically pairs with your tablet letting you put your touch-typing skills to use to meet that deadline. With a screen that offers incredible contrast, resolution, and HDR display, impeccable sound, fast processing power, killer cameras, and a sleek design that will turn heads, there’s nothing the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 can’t do, and nowhere it shouldn’t go. Time to transform your vision into a stunning reality.
Insane in the membrane! Insane in the brain! Insane in the membrane! Insane in the . . . hold on a second. Did you ever pause to wonder what is making you and Cypress Hill so bonkers? Could it be your wildly unorganized and overly cluttered inbox? Aha! Now we are onto something. Here’s a tip: SaneBox. SaneBox is the web based answer to your unruly inbox. SaneBox uses an effective algorithm to filter out all the unimportant emails, prioritize the important ones, and summarize the rest. SaneBox will remind you if you need to reply to something and haven’t, and it will rescue emails that need to be retrieved from your Spam folder. Order in the court! The verdict: sanity prevails!
There’s no question singing telegrams are loads of fun, but not the most effective or efficient way to run your company’s social media campaign. Here’s a fun alternative: ScheduGram. With ScheduGram, posting to your company’s Instagram account has never been easier or more effective. ScheduGram helps you upload images and videos from your computer or Dropbox account and automatically converts them to a usable Instagram format that you can choose to crop, resize, or add stickers or filters to before posting. Post right away, or save them in your queue and set the day and time you want them to go public. Changing the queue is as easy as drag-and-drop, and you can choose which of the many ScheduGram layouts works for you to keep your content organized. And to keep things unified, you can manage multiple accounts from the ScheduGram interface and allow unlimited users to collaborate in managing your accounts. And now for the jingle: I am your singing ScheduGram, I’ll post images to your Instagram. Alright, I’ll stick to my day job.
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.
I’m going to ask you to be really honest for a moment. Dig deep. How much time have you wasted at your computer trying to convert a file from one format to another? How many times have you had to step outside your office to scream because the requirements for some file was changing faster than you could reconfigure? How often have you thought, “Screw this!” as you try to edit a file that has you locked out or try to send a file that is too large? If you’re like the rest of us, it happens more than we like to admit. Until now. SmallPDF is a simple, online solution that takes the struggle out of file conversion. With SmallPDF you can convert PDF files to and from PPT, JPG, Excel, and Word. You can also compress, edit, rotate, split, merge, esign, unlock, and protect a PDF file. With software this good, life just got a whole lot easier.
If your anything like your nephew or his friends growing up in the 90s, you’ve Bopped It, Pulled It, Flicked It, Twisted It, Spun It, and now that you are a high-profile executive it’s time to learn how to SnagIt! SnagIt is an amazing tool that makes capturing videos and images on your computer quick and easy. With SnagIt you can annotate screenshots with text, arrows, stamps, highlights, and more, snag panoramic images by scrolling around a large page, and create a personalized screen video or animated GIF. SnagIt makes it super easy to save to multiple formats, share with your team across different devices, or publish to a variety of cloud platforms. You can also use SnagIt to expedite repetitive jobs and batch processing like creating watermarks and resizing. So go ahead, just SnagIt!