Plannerwire Event Technology Directory
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.
Wouldn’t it be just super if all your social media could be managed from one platform? Wouldn’t it be even better if that platform also provided contests and promotions? Better yet if it gave you advanced reporting, social media monitoring, and CRM tools? Oh wait, Agora Pulse does all that. Really? Yup. Super! Sounds like the sort of thing that makes your job easier, doesn’t it?
Click. Click. Click. Business is booming and people are clicking the link to your website left and right, but who are these people? Where do they come from? And which platforms that you advertise on are producing the best results? If only you had these answers, you might be able to focus your advertising and publicity campaigns, target your interested demographics, track analytics, and measure and optimize your marketing efforts and campaign performance. Wait, what was that?! You can have these answers when you use Bitly. Bitly is a completely free service that allows you to track who is clicking your link, what platform or website they access your link from, and where in the world they come from. With all this information, you can optimize your marketing and bring in the big business.
Wouldn’t your professional life be easier if there was more than one of you? Think about it for a moment . . . The answer is an emphatic, “yes, I'd get so much more done!” With Bottr you'll get about as close as you can get to duplicating yourself before it crosses the line into weird sci-fi creepy. Bottr helps you create an interactive digital twin that is jam-packed with so much artificial intelligence even George Jetson would find it out of this world. Your bot is so super smart that it learns everything it needs to know about you to help you magically have an extra set of hands to build an interactive profile, manage social media and posts, answer your most frequently asked questions, schedule meetings, write messages, stories, and articles, live chat with customers and clients and so much more. And when you go home to get those precious Z's, Bottr keeps working around the clock, 24/7, staying engaged with your audience. Now if only your Bottr bot could clean your home and watch the kids from time to time . . .
Forget about your children, do you know where your brand is? Brand24 is an easy-to-use online monitoring app that will help you identify, track, and analyze online conversations about your brand, your product, and (dare I say it) your competitors. With the help of Brand24’s reliable tracking and monitoring, you’ll discover valuable customer insight, react in real-time to comments and press, improve your customer service, pinpoint sales leads, identify powerful online influencers, keep an eye on your competition, and so much more. So give ‘em something to talk about, and then stay engaged as the conversations unfold.
Let’s face it, we all have good days and bad. Some days your creative juices are flowing like you’re Michelangelo painting the Sistine Chapel and sometimes you might as well be The. Paint. Slowly. Drying. On. The. Wall. The yin and yang of your creative soul is fine for your well-balanced life, but it doesn’t work so well if you are trying to keep members and subscribers both interested and not overly bombarded. In steps Buffer, your knight in shining armor. Whenever and wherever the creativity flows add your ideas to Buffer and Buffer will hold on to your content until the best possible times. When you hit a dry spell, you’ll be happy that Buffer has some extra gems save up from that day your creative cup had runneth over.
Ever wonder why it seems that other companies have great a social media presence that seems to be managed super efficiently? Is it that they have a social media manager? But so do you: Kathy. And Kathy is great. But something still seems off. Maybe you haven’t given Kathy the tools she needs to effectively and efficiently manage your company’s social media. Maybe it is time to give Kathy (and your business) the wonderful gift of BundlePost. BundlePost is a new and exciting social content management system that helps efficiently aggregate and curate usable content and posts that you can quickly hashtag and schedule for the week ahead. You’ll spend less time searching, editing, scheduling, hashtagging, and posting and more time having meaningful conversations and building relationships online. And most importantly, Kathy will thank you with a big bear hug at the company holiday party.
Bor-ing! That’s probably how your customers feel about the content you create for your company each week. (No offense.) That’s because it’s hard to create quality content week after week that your customers will actually read and stay engaged with. It’s also hard to be an expert on all the exciting issues you want to talk about, but may not have any expertise in. That’s why you need ClearVoice. ClearVoice makes it easy to produce well-curated, well-written content week after week, the kind of content people will read and enjoy. Here’s how it works: you tell ClearVoice the kind of content you need whether it’s for a blog, graphic, press release, social media post, web content, video, or something else and tell them when you need it. Then you assign who is going to produce the content. What makes ClearVoice so great is that you can assign someone from your own team, or you can send it off to the “marketplace” where ClearVoice will pair the perfect writer with the best matched experience to collaborate on the project. Anyone from your team can also contribute, and when the piece has reached perfection you can quickly publish and pay the freelancer with one easy click. Voila! Bor-ing be gone! ClearVoice also helps keep your content ideas organized through the easy-to-use editorial calendar. Instead of spending lots of time creating bad content, spend less time creating the best.
Crate. Hmm, sounds like one of those services that delivers a box of food or clothes to your door based on your online preferences, all so that you can be well-styled and well-fed without the work. Pretty close, but no cigar. The general idea, however, is spot on. Crate doesn’t offer food or clothes delivered in a box, but it does provide you with the perfect content for you to share via Twitter or across other social media using your Buffer account. To start, you create a (surprise, surprise) Crate. Your Crate is a collection of tags: keywords, blogs, domains, journalists, topics, and usernames that describe the kind of content you’re interested in sharing. Based on the tags in each of your Crates, you’ll be sent the best content that you ca share immediately or schedule for later. And with Crate doing all the searching and finding, you’ll have a lot more time to start getting s*#t done. Hallelujah!
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!
Sometimes it feels like if only you had all the information you needed neatly displayed in front of you, you might actually get some productive work done. French chefs call it mise en place and it means having everything ready and in its place before the cooking begins and I’d dare to say that they are on to something. In the professional world, I’m going to call the same common sense solution Cyfe. Cyfe is an all-in-one business dashboard app that helps you quickly create dashboards that can clearly monitor your business’ important data from social media, analytics, marketing, sales, and more. Cyfe offers thorough reports, visuals, and an array of pre-built and customized widgets that can easily be transferred from your dashboard to an email keeping you and everyone else in the know. Because just like the French believe, when you see everything in its place and well measured, you’re sure to create something great.
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.
You’re an event planner and you organize conferences, shows, exhibitions, corporate events, seminars and more. You also stress. I’m here to say: Don’t stress, Doo. Doo is event management software that offers the tools you need to plan and manage an event from start to finish. Doo offers five modules for event management: event marketing, invitations, on-site and event apps, registration, and data and analytics. You can use all five modules together or separately to meet your needs and make sure that your event is the talk of the town. Dooby dooby doo . . .
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.
Social media has gone from something to be looped in on to a full-blown, high-stakes game of winner takes all when it comes to using it for your business. So, you’ll want to keep your social media running smoothly and efficiently, and track its impact ensuring it packs a punch. That’s where Everypost steps on the field, ready to knock it out of the park. Everypost offers an all-in-one social media publishing solution that streamlines how you share content. Everypost gives you all the tools you’ll need to create and curate relevant content, customize that content for various platforms and audiences, collaborate with your team from anywhere to maximize your work, and schedule your posts to achieve their greatest impact. And when all is said and done, Everypost will analyze your social metrics, helping you improve your game every step of the way. Batter up!
The days of needing an entire camera crew and loads of expensive equipment to broadcast and publicize are long gone. With Facebook Live, production is as easy as pulling out your phone and accessing your Facebook account for iOS, Android, or Facebook Mentions. Sure, you’ll ideally want a WiFi connection, but as long as you’ve got a strong signal, you’ll have a live broadcast up and running in no time at all, engaging your followers for up to 4 hours. And what happens when your live post is over? The video will be published to your profile or Facebook Page so that anyone who missed it the first time around will have the opportunity to check it out, and those who want to watch it again can come back for more.
The world is full of really useful information. It’s also full of a whole lot of crud and clutter that can get in the way of finding the practical content you’re looking for. Feedly streamlines the search for the good stuff by offering you an app that lets you customize your feed with the publications, blogs, videos, and keyword alerts you want to see. Feedly also allows you to share your collection so that your team can have access to the same great info you’re seeing, as well as offering secure access to internal company content, content management systems and SaaS applications. It’s time to cut the fat and keep the meat on the information super-highway.
Pssst. Check out whose following you. Not in a creepy stalker sort of way, but on Twitter. Ok, let’s think for a moment. There’s your best friend, your boyfriend, your parents, Tom, Dick, and Harry . . . ok, enough said, I’d say it’s time to grow your Twitter following. I’d say it’s time for Followerwonk. Followerwonk helps you grow your Twitter followers, discover influential tweeters, increase your social media presence, and add tremendous value to your SEO campaigns. Through Followerwonk you’ll look into the Twitter user graph and be able to search for people by keyword, profession, location, interest, event, and more to increase your networking. You can find out who is following your peers and competition that isn’t following you (as if!) and then easily export those names so that you can target them in the future. And when it comes to the followers you have, Followerwonk analyzes and tracks information so that you know when your followers are online, when you’re losing or growing your following, and so much more. Followerwonk. Get Followed.
You’re gonna be a star, kid! But let’s say you’re not. Let’s say you are an event organizer who loves their job and is looking for ways to reach a larger audience and increase revenue for each of your events. Here’s a sneak peek: Fora.tv. Fora.tv helps event organizers and conference planners create and livestream videos of their events. Not only does Fora.tv help reach a larger audience, it can help distribute your videos which increases both your audience and your revenue. And that’s not all because Fora.tv does all things video. Need a social video campaign? Fora.tv. Need custom editing? Fora.tv. Want to promote your event to increase sales and attract sponsors? Fora.tv. Turns out you can be an event organizer and a star after all.
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 . . .
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.
Meet Edgar. Edgar graduated at the top of his class. He’s well organized, great with time-management, super sweet, and oh yeah, he’s an octopus, so you know he’s an absolute genius. Not to mention all those arms are great for multi-tasking. MeetEdgar is the social media tool you’ve been waiting for. It helps with organizing, scheduling and posting to all your social media including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and LinkedIn. And with all those arms in action, he’s sure to increase traffic and has the capability to neatly store your posts (both used and unused) in a library organized by categories that you create. MeetEdgar is the simple, effective content manager you want on your team.
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.