Plannerwire Event Technology Directory
What marketer or conference manager doesn't want to be sought after like Helen of Troy? When you use 99designs designers from all over the world will put their best foot forward to compete for your affection. Sounds enticing, doesn't it? Here's how it works: you tell 99designs a little something about your company, your style, your budget, and what you'd like designed. 99designs sends that scrumptious info to over a million eligible suitors, and before you know it dozens of designers from all over the world will be knocking down your door with beautiful design offerings. You give feedback, the designers adjust, and bing-bang-boom, you pick your soulmate. Easy as pie. Whether you need a new logo, business cards, conference programs or agendas, web design, or anything else your little heart can dream up, 99designs has got the hook up. And oh, yeah, they won't really show up at your door, because well, that'd be creepy.
It’s basically the most frustrating thing in the world when you’re in a meeting designing the banner for your next conference and Eureka! you’ve got it, so you start to explain the concept and moments later you look up at the other conference planner’s fried faces and realize that no one is getting it. Then, you’re like, “it’s really something you need to see, I promise this idea is cha-ching” and so you start to sketch it out . . . 52 pieces of strange stick drawings later you realize you probably should have just used Adobe Spark. Adobe Spark is a free graphic design app that helps you tell your story with social graphics, web stories, and animated videos. It lets your visuals come to life and gets the word out quickly (to your team or on social media) with a graphic design platform that lets you (someone without a ton of design experience) create in minutes and share instantly. With Adobe Spark, you can save yourself the frustration, and let’s face it, the embarrassment.
We’ve all imagined the soundtrack of our lives from time to time; highlighting the powerful job promotion and pumping catharsis into your most recent epic breakup. But what about the soundtrack for your business? You know, the music in your upcoming promo video or on the company website? The sounds that draw interest and excitement, that lure people in? It may be sufficient to have the soundtrack of your life playing in your head, but the audio for your company is going to have to be a bit more, well . . . external. So, in the spirit of sound and momentous effect, drumroll please . . . AudioBlocks has arrived. AudioBlocks is a subscription-based online resource that offers unlimited downloads of royalty-free soundbites, sound effects, loops, and music that is yours to keep forever. AudioBlocks provides you with the sounds you need to make every project pop like its hot. Now if that isn’t music to your ears . . .
Looking to add a little punch to your company website? Well, look no further! bThere is here to help you create dynamic interactive virtual reality videos and visuals for your website. Upgrade your site with awesome animation, 3D virtual tours, layered-in links, advertisements and special offers, fascinating “choose your own adventure” experiences, and so much more. bThere makes it easy to upload your beautifully-made videos to your website, and with little or no coding experience needed you’re sure to have fun adding in all that pizzazz. It’s time to bThere!
Alright Picasso, time to design the email, the flyers, the social media graphics, the new website, and the presentation for the next event . . . feeling overwhelmed? No need to fret like a tortured artist, you’ve got Canva. Canva is a graphic design tool that makes designing just about anything as easy your niece’s color-by-number book. Its drag-and-drop feature makes it so user-friendly that that same niece can design your next birthday card with it. But don’t be fooled, this is more than just child’s play. Canva offers thousands of stunning professional layouts and access to over a million graphics, photos, and fonts. So free your creative spirit and design away.
Just like Ms. Julie, your 1st grade teacher, always said, “there’s an artist living in each of us,” and even if you never made it to art school and you wear a suit and work in an office and your moment to be the next Van Gogh has come and gone, it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t make things look good. And that, my friend, is where Crello steps in. Crello is a graphic design tool that gets your creative juices flowing and designing in no time at all. With Crello you can create, customize, and edit social media posts, invites, ads, banners, and just about anything else quickly and easily. Crello offers a massive library of high resolution images and templates to work from, or you can upload your own. From there, Crello helps you easily edit, enhance, adjust, add text, and more with an amazing suite of intuitive design tools. So bury your regrets about never getting your BFA degree in art and design, Crello just graduated you to the master’s program and you are killing it. Congrats, grad!
You can visualize the image you need in your mind. It’s perfect and your marketing director will love it. Problem is, you have no idea where to find this image to make your vision a reality. Here’s a hint: Depositphotos. Depositphotos is a commercial online platform that has over 50 million high-quality licensed stock photos and graphics and over 1 million videos waiting to be used by creatives and business professionals. With flexible plans and pricing, you can choose the option that gives you the access you need to make your vision a reality. The Depositphotos app is available on iPhone, iPad, and Android so you can bring your image to life even while you are on the move. As the fastest growing photobank in the world, Depositphotos will bring your ideas into focus. Every time.
Don’t deny it, being fought after by a bunch of creatives from around the world sounds like a dream come true. If that’s the case then you can call me The Deliverer of Dreams, because I’m here to transform that creative fantasy into a very tangible and repeatable reality. DesignCrowd is basically the dating app of the design world, with the added perk of everyone wanting you from the get-go, and you chiseling away at the choices until you meet perfection. Here’s how it works: you post your design project with a brief description and budget in the DesignCrowd marketplace and before you know it you’ll have loads of designs from creatives all over the world headed your way. You can share these designs with friends and co-workers for feedback, delete the designs you don’t like, and tweak the ones you do until you’ve reached perfection. And if you don’t like anything, your budget is fully refunded, making this matchmaking completely risk-free. If only OKCupid and Tinder had matchmaking down as well as DesignCrowd, the world would be much more loving place.
Create. Post. Create. Post. Create. Post. Staying on top of visual social media content is no easy task, especially when you flunked your freshman intro to design class (don’t worry, your secret is safe with me). But what once was challenging day in and day out, is now as simple as a connect-the-dots coloring book. Designfeed makes it easy to create brilliant content for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and tumblr with its plethora of templates that are all scalable to fit your preferred platform. And since you’ll probably depend on Designfeed for just about all your social media content, you can use the tools Designfeed offers to create a brand kit with your company’s logo and url. With content this easy to create, you’ll have lots of it in no time making it all the better connect to Hootsuite or Buffer to schedule when you post each of your gems.
Infographics are a superb way to convey important information, so why aren’t you using them for your business’ reporting, your website, your marketing, your ideas? Maybe it’s because they cost money, or that they are difficult to make? Maybe’s it’s because you’ve never used them before and you don’t yet know how valuable they can be. Whatever the reason, Easel.ly makes it, well . . . easy to create infographics that represent your ideas, information, and presentations in a beautifully visual format. Through Easel.ly you’ll have access to 100,000s of templates and images that you can use to easily design infographics that engage your audience. Can’t find a template you like? You’ll be able to design your own. Need help with your infographic? Easel.ly’s designers are there for you. Feeling uninspired? Check out the hundreds of articles and webinars that Easel.ly gives you access to and watch your creativity thrive. Infographics have never been Easel.ly-er.
It’s a tough world out there. The competition is fierce and unless you’ve got all the money in the world behind you, you might as well throw in the towel. Seriously, the world’s stage wasn’t built for you, so get the hell off. Wait a second. What kind of advice is that?! That’s exactly the kind we often tell ourselves, instead of getting up and giving our dreams a fair chance. Fiverr understands that the struggle is real, and offers the services you need to take your business and ideas to the next level. Fiverr gives you access to freelancers in a variety of fields including design, writing, video, programming, audio, and business development. Worried about time and money? You’ll be able to find someone will work with your budget and within your timeline, so you can get your show up and running and bring those corporate sharks to their knees. Time to make your dreams a reality. Time to get Fiverr.
<em>Imagine all the people</em> . . . liking your social media posts. It’s possible when you design with Flimbo. Flimbo is a design tool that offers loads of templates, images, and icons in the right dimensions for all your social media including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google, and YouTube. Flimbo gives you the tools you need to create the post you want to be liked again and again. The design and editing tools are created with ease and intuition in mind, so that you see your vision bounce to life in moments and publish your creations right away. Flimbo! (Isn’t it fun to say?)
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.
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.
Matchmaker, matchmaker, make me a match . . . you got it! With Upwork you can be matched with the perfect freelancer to fit your project. Just post the job you’re looking to fill and get matched with eligible bachelors, ahem, freelancers. Browse their profiles, proposals, and reviews, interview the ones you’re interested in working with and then hire away. You can stay in touch and share content and ideas with your freelancer as the project progresses through the Upwork platform. And invoicing and payment is kept protected through Upwork as well. Afterall, when two people are meant to be together (to get a project done, of course), why should distance keep them apart?
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!