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.
Take a moment and begin to imagine your last flight. Words that come to mind: cramped, bumpy, not enough leg room, nowhere to put a drink, uncomfortable. When you are traveling by plane precious space it at a minimum and you’d better use what you’ve got wisely. Enter AirHook. AirHook recognizes that clunky and spatially obstructive tray tables are all but obsolete for the modern traveler, as very little time is actually spent eating mediocre airplane food. What you need is legroom, somewhere to put your drink, and a way to view your device. Well, AirHook will give you just that. Airhook is the perfect gadget for travelers. It’s small, transportable, hooks in to your upright tray table, and gives you a cup holder, a device holder, and loads more room for your legs and comfort. Bon voyage!
While it may surprise many, Airtable is not the newest air hockey table for your company’s break room (though, that’d be cool too). With Airtable you can easily organize all your data for anything and everything: conferences, agendas, events, projects, customers, ideas. Airtable prides itself on being as straight forward and easy as a spreadsheet, while giving you the power of a database. It’s basically the Clark Kent/Superman package of organizing and collaborating: flexible, there for you, and good looking. And after you’ve checked all those boxes, there’ll be lots of time left for air hockey in the break room. Time to challenge the executive director.
Sometimes you don’t realize you’re seeing the world through the wrong eyeglass prescription, until you switch to the right one and everything shifts from blurry to perfectly clear. While an eye doctor can help you see the world clearly again, you’ll want ASANA to put your company’s projects in focus. Asana’s crystal clear platform is easy and fun to use and will enable your company’s teams from start to finish. Managers can track progress and employee productivity, and teams can transform conversations into actionable tasks. Time to trade in your expired lens solution for an awesome new workflow solution.
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 . . .
Size doesn’t always matter and just because you have a small business, doesn’t mean your needs are small. Avaza knows how important your business and your clients are and has designed an amazing system for organizing and managing your small business. Avaza’s cloud-based software suite offers you the tools you need for task management, communication and collaboration, client conversations, time tracking, expense management, and quoting and invoicing. With Avaza you can choose how you and your team view your tasks and when the job is done and your client has been billed, the payments can be set up to go directly into your account. And in case you were wondering about reporting and analytics? Yeah, Avaza does that too. Time for your small business to have the big time help and support it deserves.
Wearing too many hats around the office not only looks ridiculous, it can tire you out. Basecamp may not help with your fashion sense, but it can make your job a lot easier. Basecamp believes that “work doesn’t have to be crazy” and who can argue with that? Basecamp offers you intuitive web-based software that makes it fun and easy to handle your business by streamlining how you manage projects, work with clients, and communicate and collaborate company-wide. Imagine you’re breezing around the office, the wind blowing through your hair and everyone looks up from their work to admire you, The Managing Director, who has it all under control and looks good doing it. So take off all those unnecessary hats you’ve been wearing, and try that image on for size. With Basecamp it’s truly that simple.
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.
Ah, Genevieve. She’s the best at everything. She graduated at the top of her class, got a billion job offers right off the bat, and everyone wants her on their team. She’s the best event planner there is, and who doesn’t want to work with the best? The big #1? The cream of the crop? Well, you may not have a Genevieve in your office, but don’t get down you can still work with the best. Bizzabo is the #1 rated event management software, winning the People’s Choice Award for Best Event Technology Platform. It is designed to save you time, money, and labor while managing, growing, and maximizing your professional event. Whether you are a corporate or independent event planner, Bizzabo offers everything you need for event success. Because when you work with the best, you get the best. Need I say more?
Want to talk about neglect? Suitcases have been the same for decades with very little innovation or upgrade, other than say, wheels. Until now! The Bluesmart Smart Carry-On Suitcase is the world’s first smart carry-on luggage, and boy is it smart! The Bluesmart Smart Carry-On Suitcase connects to your smartphone providing revolutionary features and transforming your suitcase into your personal traveling assistant. Complete with a digital lock, proximity sensors, location tracking, trip tracking information, a built-in digital scale and a built-in battery with 2 USB ports that can charge your devices up to six times over. Bluesmart is compact, durable, water-resistant, and designed to meet all international carry-on requirements, so you can avoid the hassle. Time to upgrade to first class, at least when it comes to your luggage.
Checking into an event shouldn’t feel like checking in for an international flight, and yet sometimes it does. Nothing blows more when you’re a conference director than when you’ve spent months organizing an event or conference, only to get to the day of the event and a bunch of eager attendees quickly go from excited to frustrated as they stand around waiting in line. Bummer. Boomset takes the frustration out of event check-in, with efficient and powerful event software solutions that improve the on-site experience. No more impatient, bummed out attendees, because they are boom, set!
You’ve been told all your life to think outside the Box. I’m here to tell you to think, work, and collaborate with Box. Box is a cloud-based enterprise content management platform that allows you to quickly and securely share files and folders anywhere, anytime, and from any device making collaboration effortless. With Box you and your business can easily organize, edit, search for and share files and folders without having to download the file directly. Best of all, previous versions of your work are always kept readily accessible. Beyond file storing and sharing, Box aims to help businesses with processes like data governance and retention. Box works to integrate with loads of other enterprise-focused apps, like Google, while keeping security and encryption a top priority. So work faster, collaborate better, and keep it secure. Time to think (and work) with Box.
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.
Man, wouldn’t it be awesome if you could get inside the mind of your competitor and learn what they do that works and what doesn’t? Well, I can’t say I’ve found a way into the mind of Jon Malkovich, but with BuiltWith you can sneak a peek into your competitor’s websites and learn about the technologies that are being used and access a breakdown of the various tools, services, and functions to see what gives them their competitive edge. With BuiltWith, accessing all of this information is as easy as entering the enviable company’s name into the BuiltWith search engine and reading the comprehensive report which includes information on each company’s webserver, SSL certificate and the security of the site, provider and host services used, email services, content management systems, frameworks, advertising services, analytics and tracking systems services, programming scripts, audio and video media, widgets, document information, encoding, aggregation functionality, content delivery networks, and so much more. As you can see the list is endless, and with all of that amazing information you can make the best decisions about what to implement for your own business. So go ahead and build it with BuiltWith.
We’ve all been there. You’ve finally arrived at the conference you’ve spent months planning for, you begin setting up your table, you go to pull out the beautifully formatted sales summary report and . . . it’s not there. Where the F could it be? Ah, yes. A cloud forms over your head as you picture it sitting on your desk screaming not be forgotten. What do to, what to do. Well, luckily you have the Canon PIXMA iP110 and luckily the Canon PIXMA iP110 is a compact, lightweight, wireless mobile printer that delivers crisp photos and business documents. With the Canon PRINT app, you can print directly from your mobile device, making it the perfect companion for a business professional on the go. Especially the forgetful one.
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.
Hot Potato, Hot Potato, Hot Potato . . . BURN! That stinging sensation is what it can feel like when the energy seeps out of your conference as the microphone is slowly passed from one commenter to the next. Molasses! With Catchbox you can keep the energy bouncing along as you throw the microphone from one person the next. Throw it?! That’s right. Catchbox is the “world’s first soft throwable microphone.” Keep your audience engaged and having fun. Batter up!
Looking for something that makes employees, managers, and administrators happy and at ease? Sounds like it’s nearly impossible, doesn’t it? But ClickTime offers a time and expense tracking service that is simple and convenient and will leave everyone smiling. With ClickTime, employees can submit time and expense sheets from anywhere in the world, that’s right anywhere. Managers can track and approve timesheets and expenses directly by simply logging into ClickTime from wherever they are. Once logged in, managers can also compare worked hours with estimated hours, track which projects are running behind, and see what projects are losing revenue. Administrators will love all of the integrated reporting, analytics, and the thorough understanding of each employee’s performance. And since not all employees, managers, or administrators are the same, ClickTime offers customizable dashboards and individualized customer service. With ClickTime, you’ll all be on the same page. Finally.
Looking for a code or script to help your website run more smoothly? Looking to sell your brilliant WordPress plugins? Well look no further, detective, CodeCanyon is at your service. CodeCanyon is an online marketplace where you can buy or sell scripts, codes, plugins, apps, and more. The CodeCayon marketplace is powered by a community of knowledgeable customers and developers, so that you can ask questions, get answers, and contribute comments before and after you buy or sell. So find what you need, or sell what’ve created all from one easy to use marketplace at CodeCanyon.
Hello, my name is . . . BORING! We’ve all seen that name badge one too many times and the event world is so over it. “But what will we use,” you ask. Well, have I got the answer for you. With Conference Badge, you can add oomph to your name badge by customizing it with your company’s logo, branding, and hot colors to make it pop like your Madonna in the 80’s. And fear not! All that customization doesn’t mean extra work. You can quickly and easily import attendees from Eventbrite or Excel. And as if it wasn’t already too good to be true, you can add your event schedule to the back of the badge and print them on-site. Say WHAT?!?
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!
Almost nothing is more frustrating than when you are developing a new company website, only to discover well into the process that you are making vital decisions based on what the theme allows you to do. You are limited and that is no way to showcase your business. Suddenly the sounds of the jungle fill your ears. No, it’s not Planet of the Apes. It’s Cyber Chimps. Cyber Chimps has the best variety of Wordpress themes that really work, so you can pick the theme that lets you do what you need to so your amazing business doesn’t look like monkey business.
Spreadsheets are so last year! I mean, do you really want your team to look like a yard sale, or are you ready to be the well-oiled machine you’ve always dreamed of? With dapulse you can ditch the messy Excel and Google spreadsheets and move to a clearer, simpler, user-friendly project management platform. Teams are loving the visuals and project managers are loving that they can see what the team is doing from anywhere in the world. As one user says, “it allows shit to get done.” What more can you ask for when your managing a busy workload.