How is technology revolutionizing events

smartphones_events_mwcWith more than a billion smartphones worldwide, the mobile wave now touches nearly every corner of our world. There is no question, mobile helps streamline and improve our day-to-day interactions and decisions. Social network use has increased significantly in the last few years, in many different areas. The most significant growth relates to culture, lifestyle and entertainment and more specifically to event planning and participation using for example, location-based services and updates to/from popular social networks. This area being revolutionized, promises to create opportunities at the intersection of entertainment and providing information, particularly in the context of large-scale festivals and events. 
Technology and social media are revolutionizing the way events are organized, attended, marketed and evaluated. This infographic created by Julius Solaris, the publisher of the Event Manager Blog really sums up how technology completely revamped the event industry. What can your event do to capitalize on this shift? Click on the infographic to find out more! 

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Social Media Analytics Visualizations: The new trend for events

Social media have become indispensable for event planning and promotion. Event marketers are used to design multimedia or social content that is consumed in a user's PC, smartphone or tablet before, during or after an event takes place. However, users nowadays can be difficult to reach with traditional media – there's no one-size-fits-all solution here – but event managers that take the time to understand them and properly engage with them will find a willing and influential audience.

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Improve West Berlington in Iowa USA!

Improve my City has been chosen by the local government of West Berlington Iowa as a tool to empower users and bring policy makers closer to the real life of citizens. The application enables citizens to report local problems such as discarded trash, burned out lighting, broken tiles on sidewalks, illegal advertising boards, etc. The submitted issues are displayed on a map. Users may add photos and comments. Moreover they can suggest solutions for improving the environment of their neighbourhood. The application also informs citizens about the progress on their submitted problem.

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The app will soon be available for iphone and android and even sooner in a city near you!