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Four things event professionals have in common with the cast of GLOW

If you haven’t had a chance to watch Netflix’s newest series, GLOW, we suggest you have a gander and then…

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The best and worst corporate event planning advice we’ve ever heard

In the twenty plus years we’ve been in the event industry, we’ve been given some priceless pieces of advice. We’ve…

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Five essential post corporate event action points

Contrary to popular belief, the hard work involved in a corporate event doesn’t end once your venue is packed up…

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Five TED talks every corporate event planner should watch

Since TED talks first launched, the free to stream “Ideas worth spreading” platform now boasts over 2000 informative, inspiring talks…

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Four myths about working in corporate event management, busted

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, corporate event management is not for the faint of heart. What…

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Six things to look for in corporate event management software

The right event management software can elevate your events, simplify the entire event process and streamline operations. In short, it’s…

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Beat the clock with our corporate event management software

No matter how good of an event planner you are, there’s one saboteur you’ll always be up against: time. Racing…

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The six event assets brimming with event data

The beauty of data is that it’s everywhere – you just need to know where to look. And the key…

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The five major ways investing in an ERM™ solution pays off

Just like the most prudent investments – that beach house that’s now worth ten times the amount you bought it…

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How ERM™ helps to solidify your overarching brand promise

Today’s consumers are notoriously fickle, flitting from one brand to another in search of an authentic customer experience with a…

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Five signs you need ERM™ software, stat

The events that drive brand awareness and result in ROI are the ones that are tailored to the needs and…

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Three things your guests wished you knew (and what to do about it)

You’ve spent months meticulously planning an event, sourcing the perfect venue, ironing out last minute crises and executing what’s arguably,…

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How to make the most out of form fields

To paraphrase an often used aphorism, ‘the form field is mightier than the spreadsheet’. That’s right, form fields are your…

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How event data can benefit your sales and marketing team

In one of our recent blogs posts, we talked about the term ‘Smarketing’ – the alignment of sales and marketing…

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The three most common reasons corporate events fall flat

Corporate events, when done properly, can spark a conversation between your guests and your brand, kindle what’s hopefully a long-lasting…

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The event manager’s guide to marketing terms in 2017

As events become increasingly intertwined with digital marketing strategies, the number of acronyms and buzzwords flung around the space grows…

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How to boost your email invitation open rates

Despite big budgets and access to expert designers and copywriters, many brands fail to elicit the desired response from their…

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Why event managers need to be well-versed in technical requirements & event compliance

There’s a lot that goes into pulling off a successful event. For the most part, the hardest work goes on…

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We’ve joined the world of event apps!

We’re extremely proud to announce that we now offer event apps, thanks to our partnerships with some of South Africa’s…

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Five things event planners have in common with the Easter Bunny

The Easter Bunny, beloved by children (and many adults) the world over, pulls off a pretty impressive feat every year….

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The Difference Between RSVP Management And Party Invitation Management

Google ‘RSVP Management’ and ‘Party Invitation Management’ and the results are almost identical. While the world’s most popular search engine…

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The do’s and dont’s of QR codes for events

Earlier this week, we discussed the basics of QR codes at events. (If you haven’t had a chance to read…

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QR codes 101: What, why, when and how

QR codes are everywhere: on the back of your favourite soft drink, at the till point of your favourite coffee…

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Mastering social media for events

Harnessing the power of social media for events is not as simple as dashing down some copy, slapping on a…

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Event technology trends 2017

Event technology continues to evolve at an exponential rate. With myriad new software and applications touted as the next big…

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What we wish corporates knew about event management

What we wish corporates knew about event management Take it from an event industry veteran, if anyone ever tells you…

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Why your guest list management can make or break your event

Why your guest list management can make or break your event What makes an event a success? Contrary to popular…

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RSVP Management for Dummies

RSVP Management for Dummies RSVP management is at the core of every corporate event, but it need not be an…

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On-site Guest Confirmation Process

4-Step On-site Guest Confirmation Process Planning a corporate event is all about providing the best possible experience for your guests…

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Improving guest experience using RSVP management at your event

Improving guest experience using RSVP management at your event RSVP management is essential to running a successful event. Event planners…

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Corporate event planning software for top event professionals

Why do event managers at big corporates, like Momentum, and boutique events management companies, like Lucky No.8, prefer to use…

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Event automation and the Internet of Things

Here’s a fascinating thought: one day, all our devices will be connected and internet-enabled through wireless networks. “Everything will be…

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How has Event Management Software helped Cape Town event planners run successful events?

Does Event Management Software improve how Cape Town event planners organise, manage, control and host their events? While the title…

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Event ROI: how to measure the value of corporate meetings and events

How do meetings and events create value? In his online presentation on the subject, Dr Elling Hamso, of the Event ROI…

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Effective time management skills for corporate event planners

Top corporate event planners are either good at their jobs – brilliant, even – or they just aren’t. The brilliant…

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How RSVP’s Online Registration Software compares with the event industry’s ‘best’

When it comes to choosing an online registration software solution that best suits their corporate event management needs, event planners are…

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The benefits of customisable event technologies

From being tasked by a client to organise an in-flight tattoo artist for guests winging their way to an event,…

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How to successfully engage in corporate branding

Corporate branding involves the communication and promotion of an organisation’s values, vision and culture – it’s ‘vibe’ – to inspire…

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Event Management Software: why stressful, last-minute changes can be a thing of the past

Whether it’s adjustments to program logistics or unexpected complications with vendors, last-minute changes and client requests can easily upset an…

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When the latest event technology meets AI, what might this look like?

Have you ever watched a far-fetched Sci-Fi movie like The Terminator, or a Star Wars release, and felt relieved that the intelligent robots…

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Using Social Media at Events to engage Generation Z

If you want your event’s marketing and social media activities to resonate with your chosen target market, you’ll need to…

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The hidden gems in your corporate event planning checklist

Safely tucked away in any event professional’s ring binder file would be that item so essential to the event planning…

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Why top corporate event planners use automated RSVP systems to stay ahead

Have you ever wondered what makes the top corporate event planners so exceptionally brilliant at their jobs? Pulling off a…

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Bad Press: Handling Social Media Marketing for Events

There’s nothing more damaging than negative publicity and chatter around a branded event. Unfortunately, when it comes to broadcasting thoughts…

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The rise of TED: Event management tips for your corporate events

Did you know that the first Technology, Entertainment, Design conference (more commonly known as TED) was hosted as far back…

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Boost your reputation with these essential online invitation management tools

Have you received any event invitations by regular post lately? No? Come to think of it, neither have I really….

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Corporate event ideas for your winter events

Can you believe that we are well into the first half of 2016 already? For those of us in the…

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Use Event Planning Software to measure your corporate event’s ROO and ROI

Other than automating and streamlining event management processes, does Event Planning Software in any way assist marketing managers to measure…

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Why corporate event stress management techniques should always include process automation

Let’s be real – corporate event planning is more than just stressful. It taxes all of your internal and physical…

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Don’t forget the sugar! Sweeten client relationships using Event Management Software

We all know that nobody bothers with something if it isn’t broken. “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”, is…

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‘Up’ your event management game with these 6 event planning solutions

Social Tables has developed a neat diagram called the Event Planning Process Pyramid, which identifies six stages (or steps) involved in…

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4 Key Considerations For Your Event Planning Checklist

What maps are to travellers, event planning checklists are to a corporate event planner. Checklists point event planners and their teams…

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Event Time Management Skills for Marketing Managers.

He’s cute, he’s round, he’s furry and, when put in his hamster wheel, he gallops along at high speed until…

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Brag rights No.2: Why our clients choose our event registration software

Denise Pillay works as the Events and Sponsorship Manager at one of South Africa’s leading financial services companies,Momentum. She recently used…

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Brag rights: Why our clients choose our event registration software

We recently caught up with Lebo Motswenyane, the Managing Director of Lucky No.8, to ask her for her professional opinion of our Event…

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Event technology takes to the skies using flying robots

Believe it or not, flying robots – or mini drones – are quickly finding their place as a bona fide…

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A word from our in-house designer on how to add flair to your electronic invitations

Melanie Rossouw has been working at The RSVP Agency as our in-house designer for the last 10 months. During this…

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Don’t play ‘chicken’ by excluding POPI compliance from your corporate event planning checklist

Have you ever played the game ‘chicken’ before? If not, that’s ok –  it’s generally not the wisest of entertainments….

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Emerging technologies to try out at your next corporate event

Having automated your company event registration process with professional Event Registration Software, you should now have some free time to…

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The time management perks of automated event RSVPs

Preparing reams of paperwork, standing in endless queues, and waiting for hours on end to be attended to –  this…

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“Beam me up, Scotty!”: The future of online registration software

It’s exactly 50 years since American television premiered the popular science fiction series, Star Trek. Those of us who are…

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Cybersecurity and POPI – what you need to know

Not to be overly sensationalist or anything, but cybercrime is evolving, says a recent ITProPortal blog article, with one of the main…

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Compliance and ethics and your events’ reputation

Have you ever been at an event that you didn’t have a hand in organising and wondered what would happen…

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The ins and outs of RSVP Event Management Software

At The RSVP Agency, we recognise that electronic invitation management is really about building your brand and engaging your guests…

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Why QR codes are leading the latest event technology race in innovation and safety

Have you ever used Quick Response (QR) codes for your event registration? QR codes are two dimensional barcodes that store…

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Fail! When social media at events falls flat

More and more, corporates are recognising the need to engage in online conversations around their brands. This is why using…

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Event Registration Software: The art of attracting the right guests

We all want the right people to attend our events, but making sure this happens can often be a delicate…

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The then and now of event technology

Event technology has changed a lot over the last three decades. Considering that the world’s first personal computer (PC) was only…

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The ten commandments of using social media at events

Whether you love or loathe it, using social media at events is a crucial aspect of your event marketing strategy. The bottom…

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The qualities of event branding that elicit emotional investment

Are you able to deliver an event branding experience that leaves non-attendees with feelings of deep regret at having missed out? As…

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Event Management Software – the good, the bad and the ugly

If we likened an event organiser’s dream Event Management Software to a children’s fairy-tale character, then we would undoubtedly arrive at the…

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Industry trends shaping event management in 2016

It’s the start of a new year and the event management industry social-sphere is abuzz with predictions for upcoming event management…

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When data mining goes wrong

The events that generally stand out in people’s minds are the ones that are tailor-made to meet guests’ specific needs…

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The time management tricks that top marketing managers swear by

It’s for good reason that the ‘time management’ industry is a multi-million dollar business. Apps, calendars, digital diaries and organisation…

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Essential ingredients for a compliant event planning checklist

  When it comes to your event planning checklist, dotting your i’s and crossing your t’s involves far more than making sure…

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Infographic: How to woo your clients using email invitations this Valentine’s Day

It’s almost that time of year again – the one day where, thanks to St Valentine, you can declare your…

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The three things influencing corporate branding in 2016

It’s out with the old and in with the new as corporate branding continues to evolve. Brands are eschewing traditional methods, as…

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How to get the most out of electronic invitations

Opting to use electronic invitations over the old-school paper and ink version is commonplace in the corporate event industry. As well as…

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Four ways to breathe life into your corporate event ideas

Along with an armful of opportunities to impress your current clients – and wow your new ones – comes with…

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How to choose the right event planning software

The event technology of today is a far cry from its predecessors. Thanks to the plethora of options available, planning…

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Why experiential marketing trumps traditional.

Traditional marketing channels are increasingly being ignored. In a time-starved world with a myriad of distractions, consumers now prefer to…

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Why event registration is a critical component of event marketing

If your event registration is little more than an after-thought, listen up! Many corporate event planners unwittingly put their event registration last…

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Six stress management tips to help you keep your cool at your next conference

As far as corporate events go, conferences are way up there on the stress scale. Extensive, multiple guest lists, various…

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Why your corporate entertainment plays a crucial role in event marketing

Event marketing involves a myriad of aspects – each just as important as the next. Corporate entertainment isn’t just a…

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Five event planning mistakes to say goodbye to in 2016

As a new year stretches out in front of us, endless with possibility, now’s the time to make space for…

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What master event marketers know about time management

Mastering time management is a crucial aspect of an event marketer’s job. A myriad of responsibilities, coupled with the task…

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The six qualities of effective event branding

Corporate events are by definition, fiercely competitive. No matter how established your brand is, or how sizeable your budget, you’re…

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Event technology essentials for keeping your corporate guests happy

Managing a corporate event – which more often than not, entails a substantial guest list – is only feasible when…

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Your guide to successful event planning in 2016

As the clock strikes midnight on the 31st of December, millions of people around the world will vow to hit the…

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Is your event marketing tool kit ready for 2016?

We’ve written extensively about event marketing in the past twelve months (because not all event planners are natural marketers) in…

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Five things you didn’t know about POPI Act compliance

POPI Act compliance – three words causing an uproar in the industry. Event planners rely on a myriad of information…

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Here’s what events companies should learn from 2015

The year is fast drawing to a close. Before you switch off and relax with some much-deserved me time, we…

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A year in event management: blog round up part II

In our last post, we reviewed the top five event planning blogs from the first half of 2015. We’ve rounded…

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A year in event planning: blog round up part 1

2015 has come and (almost) gone in a flash. If you’ve missed out on some of our best event planning…

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Five reasons why you shouldn’t leave post-event feedback on the back burner

Your post-event feedback plays a crucial role in the success of your events. If you’re not yet embracing it with…

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How to supercharge your corporate gift ideas

Coming up with corporate gift ideas that truly delight every single recipient is impossible. Unless you’re using your guest database…

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Effective time management skills – dos and don’ts

We’ve written a lot about time management skills lately – as veterans of the event industry, we know that this…

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Three year-end corporate function ideas that shouldn’t see the light of day

The December holidays are just over the horizon. As everyone prepares for some much-needed downtime, companies across the country are…

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Solving conferencing issues with online event registration software

Organising a conference can be daunting – a substantial guest list, conflicting travel schedules and countless other logistical requirements means…

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Six mistakes event companies need to stop making

We’ve seen it happen time and time again: silly mistakes made by event companies who should know better. As I’m…

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Why you should be paying more attention to your event attendance report

As they say, it’s all in the numbers. When it comes to corporate events, it’s imperative that you track your…

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Are you using your event database software correctly?

Your event database software isn’t just a useful tool for storing all of your guests’ details. When used correctly, it becomes…

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Q&A: Time management tips from an industry expert

If you’re a regular reader, you’ll know that we frequently talk about time management – a crucial asset in the…

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Five essential touch points for effective event branding

Our event branding plays a crucial role in the success of your event. After all, if there was no brand,…

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Six tips to help you get the most out of your event registration software

If you’re using event registration software, congratulations! You’re on your way to creating world class events. While event management software can take your…

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Are you drowning in event stress? Take our stress management quiz to find out

Without stress, human beings wouldn’t have evolved. Stress notifies us of potential dangers, enabling us to act swiftly. While we…

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The event planner’s guide to data mining

The phrase ‘big data’ is bandied about with much fervour, with everyone wanting a piece of the big data pie….

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The four most important invitation software statistics

Invitation software isn’t just a tool to manage your event’s RSVP process; it’s also a source of incredibly insightful data that…

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Six essential ingredients for a potent event marketing plan

Without an event marketing plan, you’d be incredibly lucky if anyone actually showed up at your event. Regardless of whether…

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Why you can’t afford to ignore event automation

What defines the success of an event? A jaw-dropping venue? The latest string quartet? A Michelin starred chef? While these…

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The Ashley Madison fiasco: The ramifications of not complying with the POPI Act

On the 27th November 2013, President Jacob Zuma signed the Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act into law. With such a…

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What Event Management Software can do for your brand

Despite the rigourous planning and stress that goes into planning successful events, events have the potential to be marketing gold….

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Why you need to measure the emotional impact of your event branding

As an event planner it’s easy to get so lost in the logistics of planning a spectacular event that you…

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Why your event strategy needs data collection

The first thing that pops into your head when you think of event planning probably isn’t data collection; event management being perceived…

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Top eight time management tips for busy event planners

There are two types of time: clock time and real time. The former never changes – there are always 24…

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The evolution of email invitations

Email has evolved since the first electronic-mail was sent in 1971. The invention of the World Wide Web 20 years…

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Corporate event planning: Cape Town vs Johannesburg

Event planning might be universally challenging, stressful and all-consuming, but there are some key differences in the habits of event planners…

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Four of the best corporate entertainment at events

Entertainment at corporate events often surpasses the entertainment we are used to at weddings, birthdays or anniversaries. Large budgets and…

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Five signs you need corporate event planning software

The event planning process is a whirlwind of liasing with venues and caterers, managing guest lists, designing invitations and making…

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Need to know: Using QR codes at events

Quick Response (QR) codes have boomed in the last decade. Although the technology was invented back in 1994 to keep…

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Crucial considerations for corporate branding at events

Your event is your brand personified. It’s the perfect chance for your brand to develop from a collection of images…

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Corporate events around the world

While all corporate events require vigorous planning and execution, they vary immensely: size, corporate culture and marketing objectives all play a part…

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Six tips to help the overwhelmed event planner find Zen

Event planners have the eighth most stressful job on the planet, according to CareerCast’s 2015 rankings – and is it any surprise…

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Five questions corporate event planners fail to ask

Planning an event is a big deal. Planning a corporate event is an even bigger deal. Your guests’ enjoyment and…

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LinkedIn’s Fail Highlights the Importance of the POPI Act

It took almost two years for Californian courts to reach a verdict about the LinkedIn hacking case in 2013, reported here on MediaPost….

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The ultimate event planning cheat sheet [infographic]

The world of event planning is exciting and varied, attracting the most energetic, lively and charismatic people – people who…

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Six types of event technology changing the nature of events

Event technology is changing how events are planned, executed and experienced. The rapid adaptation of social media across all manner…

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Getting the most out of your guest speakers at corporate events

The majority of corporate events feature one, or several speakers. Regardless of whether your speaker is an international industry expert,…

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How to make sure your guests RSVP “yes” to your email invitation

You might think that it’s only the most impeccably designed email invitations that get opened and that the number of guests at…

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The most important things we’ve learned about corporate event planning

Our extensive experience has taught us numerous lessons about the industry. We’ve planned and managed hundreds of world-class events for international…

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How to choose the right corporate entertainment for your next event

Why your corporate entertainment is more important than you think People love a good party. While your corporate events aren’t…

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How to choose the right event planner for your brand.

As a marketer, you know your brand better than anyone else. You know how you’d like your audience to perceive…

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How to excel at event marketing 2.0

In the past, your event ended once the final guest had left and the banners had been taken down. Not…

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How to boost your event registration in four easy steps

Event registration might just be the tip of the event planning iceberg, but it’s one of the most important parts of…

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Five FAQ marketing managers have about online invitations.

If you’re an event planner, working with the marketing manager of a big corporate can be difficult. Trying to manage…

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The RSVP Agency presents: Email Invitations Benchmarks Report

In an age where budgets have shrunk, but expectations remain high, it’s crucial that events are planned according to accurate…

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The most essential metrics your invitation software needs to measure

By now, you’ll know that without sophisticated invitation software at your disposal, your events are at a disadvantage. Manually managing…

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What you need to know about securing corporate event ROI

Everything you need to know about securing event ROI Do you recoil in horror upon hearing the phrase “event ROI”?…

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The top three mistakes event planners make (and how to avoid them)

Dropping the ball is part of being human. After all, if we never mess up, how are we supposed to…

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When your event plan goes awry: a survival plan

You’re a stickler for planning. On any given day, you check, double check and then – once more for good…

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How to get your clients to embrace events software

Albert Einstein’s infamous quote: “If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got” applies…

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Then and now: the changing face of buying behaviour

Consumer buying behaviour is vastly different to how it was a mere decade ago. In order to keep up with…

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How to get ROI from your events, regardless of budgetary constraints

Four ways to guarantee ROI regardless of your event budget You’ve been tasked with creating an event to launch a…

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Is your event technology letting your brand down?

You’ve got years of experience in the event industry, and a talented team of event planners at your side. Yet…

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How to get your marketing team and your events team on the same page.

Get your marketing team and your event planning team on the same page As a marketing manager, you’ll be all…

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Think you’ve got what it takes to be an event planner?

Countless new graduates, or individuals looking for a career change, set their sights on becoming an event planner. Most of…

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Our ‘dream team’ of fabulous corporate speakers

Have you ever played the game ‘If you could invite six people – living or dead – to a dinner…

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5 conferences every marketing manager needs to attend in 2015

Staying on top of industry developments is part and parcel of being in the marketing industry. Keeping abreast of trends…

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How event surveys help you build better customer relationships

What defines your success? Your attitude? Problem solving skills? Ability to see the opportunity in every setback? Surprisingly, the answer…

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How to get your brand to invest in corporate event planning software

Investing in corporate event planning software pays off – big time. Unfortunately, when you’re pitching event management software to your marketing or…

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Is corporate gifting outdated?

A colleague was recently talking about his loathing for corporate gifting. In fact, he has a drawer dedicated to irrelevant,…

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Why your events are only as good as your RSVP services

When it comes to corporate events, many companies are under the impression that their RSVP services are an afterthought. They see them…

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Why your post-event survey is the focus group of the future

It’s not news that the world of marketing is changing; as brands – big and small – attempt to maximise…

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How to up your event planning leadership skills

Leading and managing a team is part and parcel of your job. On any given day, you’ll have to manage…

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Five crucial considerations for compiling an event planning RFP

The pressure is on from all sides when planning a corporate event.  It’s your responsibility to ensure that the event…

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Want to make the most of your event data? Try thinking like a kid on Easter morning.

If you’ve ever observed a bunch of children on Easter, you’ve probably noticed that some kids are better at finding…

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Corporate event planning tips from the Easter Bunny

1. Always deliver on your promises. There’s nothing more disappointing than waking up on Easter morning only to find that…

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Nine things your event technology should do

Whether you’re a seasoned event planner, or are busy finding your feet in the industry, you’ll know that your services…

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Seven traits of exceptional event planners

Making it as a corporate event planner takes a lot more than being a multi-tasking magician. I’ve worked with hundreds…

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Event marketing ideas: Harnessing the power of your corporate events

Compared to traditional advertising campaigns, an event provides your market with a brand offering that is tangible, interactive and hopefully,…

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Do the maths – using event statistics to build your brand

What’s the point of holding a corporate event if you’re not measuring its success with the right metrics? The way…

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How QR code software is changing the face of South African events

An influx of innovative technology is increasingly influencing the South African event landscape. More than ever before, brands are able…

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Here’s why an events management system is your secret weapon

Being an event planner is hard work. Long hours, difficult clients and a ‘To Do’ list the length of your…

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Dos and Don’ts – compiling the perfect event brief

If the mere thought of compiling an event brief that accurately conveys your brand’s needs has you breaking out in…

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Five sure-fire ways to boost your brand awareness

In the digital age, brand awareness is driven by word-of-mouth. If no one is talking about your brand, your marketing…

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Six surprising functions of email invitations

The majority of event planners think of email invitations as a digital version of a paper and ink invite. While…

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The best of corporate entertainment – SA’s top corporate speakers

Corporate entertainment plays a crucial role in conveying your brand’s message. In fact, your choice of speaker or MC can…

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How do you turn great event attendance into brand advocacy?

An event is an opportunity to showcase your brand in the best light possible. We recently blogged about how experiential marketing –…

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Why event planners make the best Valentines

If you’re on the look-out for a date for the international day of love, aka Valentine’s Day, you might want…

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This is what the best online invitation service looks like:

Last year, we wrote about the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI), and why event managers can’t afford to ignore the…

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Food for thought: how a post event survey saved a client 30k

We’ve written before about the crucial role a post event survey plays in not only your ability to manage successful…

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Four reasons why South Africa is leading the event software race

The grass isn’t always greener on the other side. Many South African brands are of the opinion that our contemporaries…

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Every facet of your event is under scrutiny – including your event registration systems.

An oft-neglected element of corporate events are the registration systems used. Unfortunately, this is to the detriment of many a…

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Eight things your RSVP software should do

Choosing the right event software relies on knowing what you need. Before picking an option, make sure that your RSVP…

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Event planning tips: Pitching to a client without breaking into a cold sweat

Before any event can come to fruition, you need to be able to present yourself and your company to clients…

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Smart social media – getting the most out of social media for your events

Social media has changed the eventing landscape, in a big way. Events are now in the public eye – whether…

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Event management software is your ticket to consumer insight

The guests you invite to your corporate events are individuals valued by your brand – they’re either VIPs, brand advocates…

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The human side to access control systems at events

Managing a high profile events call for strict access control. Many VIP-studded events – especially those in the public eye…

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CRM, ERM, it’s all Greek to me

Turning data into valuable insight into your market can be tricky. The wave of hyper-connectivity we’ve found ourselves in means…

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The RSVP Agency helps leading brands create world-class events

2014 was a year filled with activity as we helped leading brands create world-class event experiences. Our RSVP and guest…

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Five ways event management software reduces stress

We all want to be less stressed. It’s not for nothing that event planners are so frazzled; we’re expected to…

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2014 – Expanding our event planning horizons

The RSVP Agency looks back at a year of growth, blossoming partnerships and brand new products. 2014 has been somewhat…

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How our corporate event plan was nearly sabotaged by a monkey

The beginning of an event sets the tone for the entire function. Making the best possible first impression is crucial…

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Crucial considerations for guest list management of high-profile clients

Professional guest list management of high-profile clients entails the right software, attention to detail and preparing for any eventuality. VIPs…

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The difference between post-event survey data and Big Data? Nothing.

Data gathered from a post-event survey is often passed off as information that pertains to an event, and the event…

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What should your event Service Level Agreements contain?

Service Level Agreements (SLA) aren’t generic, instead, they’re dictated by the specifics of each unique event. Organising a corporate event…

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Is email deliverability affecting your corporate event attendance rates?

Thanks to rapid technological advancement, the way in which we live and work has changed. We’re now ‘hyper-connected’ – toggling…

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2014: A year in online invitations

The RSVP Agency works with leading brands, enabling them to create online invitations that not only reflect their corporate identities, but engage…

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Turning an intangible event experience into positive ROI

As we’ve said before, an event is essentially a tangible means of marketing a brand or company. But how do…

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How to get the most out of your event database

Making the most out of your event database is impossible if you don’t have the right tools at your disposal….

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How leading brands are getting their event surveys right

Event surveys are much more than just a means of gauging whether your event was a success with your guests….

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Six non-negotiables for great corporate entertainment

Choosing the right corporate entertainment for your events is akin to walking a tightrope. Selecting a performer who’ll delight guests…

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Event planning for any eventuality

Johannesburg’s recent water crisis – which left millions without running water – brings to light the fact that disasters do happen…

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Why SLAs are crucial in the corporate event planning process

An SLA or Service Level Agreement is a crucial factor in creating an event that lives up to your clients’…

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Everything corporate event planners need to include in their golf invitations

A go-to stress reliever of many South Africans is that of spending a day teeing-off under the African sun. A…

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Event budgeting for year-end functions

A year end function is without a doubt, the most important corporate event of the whole year. It’s a chance…

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Unravelling event industry statistics for corporate event planners

Corporate events are big business. Event industry statistics point to the fact that events are an incredibly effective marketing tool…

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Why the efficiency of your conference registration is vital

Conferences are a great way to enhance a brand’s image, and if run properly, can increase brand awareness and customer…

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Online invitations are more powerful than you think

The majority of corporate events rely on online invitations as a way to conduct an RSVP process that’s efficient and…

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The evolution of event management systems

Event management systems of today are a far cry from their predecessors. Thanks to rapid advances in technology, planning and…

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Three crucial considerations for the corporate event planning process

The corporate event planning process is vastly different to that of a private affair. Not only is your client’s reputation…

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What corporate events agencies need to know about the POPI Act

There’s been a lot of talk in the corporate events industry lately about the ramifications of the impending POPI (Protection…

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How your guests’ eventiquette impacts event attendance

A large portion of guests aren’t au fait with the do’s and don’ts when it comes to events. Guests who chop and…

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Our guide to choosing a suitable corporate gift

One of the (many) responsibilities of an event planner is to choose a thank-you gift for guests. What many fail…

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Our favourite interactive installations from high tech events

We recently blogged about how all events – corporate and commercial – are increasingly becoming technologically-driven. Guests now expect to be blown…

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What corporate event planners need to know about event compliance

Creating and managing a professional corporate event entails myriad elements – each just as important as the next. You may…

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The RSVP Agency had the honour of working with the following clients

The RSVP Agency had the honour of working with the following clients this month across a variety of exclusive events:…

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How to engage your guests in order to maximise event attendance.

The event industry has changed considerably in the last few years. Both technological advances as well as the expectations of…

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A guide to making the most out of social media at your events

Social media has infiltrated nearly every facet of our lives – and events are no exception. We’ve written about how…

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A fool-proof recipe for the successful delivery of e-invites

The success of your event is only as good as your attendance rate. (We’ve written about the pivotal importance of…

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The RSVP Agency’s approach to eliminating event waste

The current economic climate has seen businesses across the board become more frugal and the events industry is no exception….

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Crucial considerations for event budgeting every event planner should know

Corporate events involve big budgets, and even bigger expectations. As an event specialist, your job is to make sure that…

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Common mistakes corporate event planners make that affect event ROI

Corporate events are one of the most important elements of any brand’s marketing strategy. They’re not only an opportunity to…

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How your brand’s image can benefit from a successful corporate golf day

Corporate golf days are a favourite among South African brands – and for good reason. A far cry from the…

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What you can learn about event entertainment from the World Cup’s opening ceremony mistakes

You’ve spent hours agonising over your event décor, catering, guest list, venue and choice of entertainment. Just when you think…

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802 words to help event planners increase their event attendance

Every single event planner wants to ensure that their events are well attended. Whether you’re tasked with running an exclusive…

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Why professional guest list management is a must

Brands big and small are waking up to the fact that when outsourced to a professional RSVP Agency, the management…

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A comprehensive event report relies on these essential ingredients

The dreaded event report. It’s the least exciting task, but incredibly important nonetheless. Your event may have been a roaring…

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Here’s how Apple’s iWatch will affect event management systems

Technology giant Apple is set to launch their newest offering – the iWatch later this year. Essentially a sophisticated upgrade on a…

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Why corporate event managers need an online RSVP service [infographic]

Time – the one commodity that event planners wish they had more of. As far as vocations go, corporate event…

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Common misconceptions about software for event planners

Many event managers are of the opinion that software for event planners is just another new-fangled gimmick that’s expensive and…

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It’s been a month of exclusive affairs and high-end gatherings

We have been kept very busy as of recent and with some pretty exciting projects. These projects have seen us…

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Why big brands need custom invite designs

If you’re planning an event for a brand of considerable repute, relying on anything other than custom-designed invitations is career…

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Why your success as an event planner rides on event planning statistics

Event planning has evolved into a science. Organising an event that makes the maximum impact and results in ROI, boils…

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Invitation wording secrets every corporate event planner should know

No matter what type of corporate event you’re tasked with planning, one thing they all have in common is their…

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Why large corporates need to outsource their online invitations solution

Large corporate events have a high volume of influential and important guests, which means that they require the utmost attention…

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The ten commandments of personalised invitations

It’s common knowledge that personalised invitations are the only way to make guests sit up and take notice. Addressing your guest by…

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Save the date email – everything you need to know

Sending out a save the date email isn’t only a sure-fire way of ensuring that your guests have adequate notice about your…

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6 tips for maximising ROI from event management

It should go without saying that when holding an event, your boss’s priority is ROI.Their interest isn’t on table décor,…

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How online event registration can help you to green your wedding

As our negative impact on the environment becomes increasingly apparent, a global awareness of our actions and their consequences has…

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Budgeting for events – the essentials

Compiling an accurate budget can be a precarious endeavor – after all, the success and profitability of your event hinges…

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How to stay sane during the event registration process

Planning and managing any event registration can be a tiresome affair. Too often, event managers focus on the actual event,…

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How to evaluate suppliers for online invitations with RSVP

It has become the norm to send online invitations with RSVP functionality for both personal and corporate events. As a result there…

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8 signs you need an RSVP solution

Planning an event is without a doubt, one of the most demanding jobs. At any given time, you have to…

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Become a head-hunted event manager by showcasing your guest list management experience

The ‘skills shortage’ is something you frequently hear employers talking about in board rooms and around dinner tables. Much like…

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Six ways event software is saving brands money

Hosting an event is a costly process at the best of times. Every cent counts, which means that astute event…

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Up-and-coming corporate event trends currently on our radar

As brands scramble to make an impact in a fiercely competitive market, corporate events provide an invaluable opportunity to leverage…

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Are your efforts missing the mark when it comes to event attendance?

The frenetic nature of modern day life means that it’s harder to capture someone’s attention than ever before. Remember that…

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What information should be in your golf invitations?

Corporate golf days are a dime a dozen. Whether prestigious and high-profile or low-key and informal, a golf day is…

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6 things that should be on your event planning checklist [SlideShare]

Event planning is hard work. The many intricate tasks that need to be organised often outweigh the amount of time…

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Looking to add some sparkle to your event décor? Starlight Inspirations are the go-to gurus.

Starlight Inspirations are specialists in events and event decor styling, catering to a variety of clients from big corporates to individuals….

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Why we love our online RSVP service, and why you should too.

You’ve heard of The RSVP Agency, but if you’re not completely familiar with what we do, here’s a brief recap….

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4 e-invites statistics every event manager should know.

Most event managers are all too aware of the challenges faced when sending out an e-invite. Not only do you have…

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How online invitations can help you with last minute guest list changes

All event managers know last-minute changes to a guest list are inevitable.Trying to keep abreast of developments when and as…

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Guest List Management – how to decide who is on the A list [infographic]

When planning a wedding, trying to get a handle on your guest list management often results in massive family feuds. The fact…

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Why it’s crucial to report on event management for successful future events.

It’s critical to report on event management in order to determine what’s working and what’s not. This will ensure that…

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The worst advice we’ve heard about conference registration

Most event managers have their preferred way of doing things, and some practices make more sense than others. We’ve rounded…

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How innovative brands are using golf and business networking

StreetDirectory reports that: “Executives who play golf experience an 85% better chance of securing a business deal on the golf…

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Welcome to our new clients who are now using our RSVP service

We’d like to welcome the following new customers on board:   Alexander Forbes – Leading Conversations with Pravin Gordon   Alexander…

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10 tools that media events managers should be using [SlideShare]

Brands have long turned to the hosting of media events based on the fact that they’re able to garner more…

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New functionality added to our RSVP event management software

Our RSVP service is constantly evolving and improving in order to provide our clients with the best service possible. We’ve added several…

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Featured Supplier – Add a dusting of difference to your event décor with Chalkworx

This month’s featured supplier is Chalkworx, who specialise in chalk art for restaurants, live events and a host of other…

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Why you should build social media into your event management plan

A study conducted during the recent Sochi Winter Olympics by Vision Critical on behalf of Twitter, found that 54% of Twitter users…

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Why your CMO wants you to use event management software

A CMO is a strategic thinker, and looks at a brand from a holistic point of view. His main concerns?…

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RSVP Services Insights: 38% of email is checked from a mobile

The frenetic pace at which we conduct our lives means that we’re constantly on the go, and multi-tasking throughout the…

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What having an online guest list can do for your event

Manually managing a guest list – whether via Excel or with a pen and paper  – can be the stuff…

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The future of event registration

In this article we’ll discuss how the two types of event registration will evolve in an effort to simplify and streamline the…

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5 ways to make your golf day memorable

Hosting a golf day is one of the most popular corporate events, and can feel “done” because of this. If…

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How the slightest change in invitation wording affects your guests’ response

So, you’ve designed a brand new, beautiful online invitation for your next event, but have you considered just how important your invitation…