An Event Planning Blog by Gather Digital

Samuel Bavido

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Event Website vs. Native Event App: Solid Reasons Why You'll Want Both

Posted by Samuel Bavido on Dec 20, 2017 9:45:00 AM

At one point in the not-too-distant past, a bright-eyed salesman tried to sell a website to an event planner. “Why would I need a website?” he was asked.

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Venue Wi-Fi: Considerations for Your Next Event

Posted by Samuel Bavido on Oct 27, 2017 12:10:02 PM

As you prepare for your event, how can you know that your attendees will have the means to access your mobile event app? How can you ensure that your attendees are able to make full use of the great features that are available to them? These are questions that we are often asked, so it made sense to put together a quick guide to venue Wi-Fi requirements.

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Staying Connected Long After Your Event is Over

Posted by Samuel Bavido on Apr 7, 2017 12:04:34 PM

Your event is finished! People are flying home, the speakers have answered their last questions, and everyone is riding the high of a renewed vision for your organization. And even though you are exhausted, and glad the event is finally done, you can’t help but wonder if there isn’t a way to carry this energy forward.

Enter the 365 App.

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Connect More! 19 Ideas for Event App Engagement

Posted by Samuel Bavido on Feb 2, 2017 8:00:00 AM

A few weeks ago, a client asked me for ideas on how to increase attendee engagement through the app. So I started writing out a list. Several of my fellow account managers contributed their ideas as well, and the list grew rather quickly.

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Ease the Pain: Solving the Top 5 Event Headaches by Using an Event App

Posted by Samuel Bavido on Nov 18, 2016 5:41:25 PM

At Gather Digital, we work with event planners from all over the world. Be it a huge technology expo, a small meeting for important clients, a professional development conference or a university reunion with alumni traveling from all over the country, we know somebody who has organized that type of event.

With access to so many people in the field, it only made sense to get some insight to pass on to you! So we put together a survey, and asked 50 event professionals to let us know what causes them the most headaches. Here we present their top five event-planning pains, along with some tips on how to alleviate those headaches.

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5 Color Strategies for Your Event App

Posted by Samuel Bavido on Sep 19, 2016 7:29:52 PM

As an account manager for a mobile event app, part of my job is training new clients on our content management system to set up and run their event apps. When we get to the part where we choose event app colors, people get excited.

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Social Media Quick Tips: Increase Event Engagement with Your Mobile App

Posted by Samuel Bavido on Jul 15, 2016 9:06:53 PM

No doubt social media is used extensively to bring people and resources together. 65% of American adults now use social media sites, according to Pew Research Center. That’s 10 times higher than it was a decade ago. And it’s not just young adults (although 90% of people 18-29 use social media), usage for people 65 and older has more than tripled since 2010, rising from 11% to 35%.  

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