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Eventbrite Off to Fragile Start as Public Company With Revenue Concerns

Eventbrite Off to Fragile Start as Public Company With Revenue Concerns

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Is the bottom falling out for Eventbrite? Not really, but it needs to turn a corner soon to make investors more confident in its future. It takes time and money to build a global platform, and it looks like Eventbrite could be running out of time.

2 months ago

Dealing With Increased Choice at Events

Dealing With Increased Choice at Events

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

As conference programming becomes more complex, attendees need suggestions of how to pick the most rewarding path. Personalization through mobile apps is just one way to reduce friction going forward.

2 months ago

Overwhelmed Conference Attendees Crave Personalized Recommendations

Overwhelmed Conference Attendees Crave Personalized Recommendations

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Conference-goers feel overwhelmed by making choices about which sessions to attend and who to network with. Digital tools featuring personalization can help smooth over these pain points.

2 months ago

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Skift Webinar: How Canada Is Using Meetings to Drive Economic Development

Skift Webinar: How Canada Is Using Meetings to Drive Economic Development

Business Events Canada + Skift

In Skift's upcoming webinar, we'll explore how destinations are revamping their meetings strategy to stay competitive.

3 weeks ago

Convene Co-Founder Sees Sweet Spot Between Co-Working and Events

Convene Co-Founder Sees Sweet Spot Between Co-Working and Events

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Bringing hospitality into the office experience is an elegant way to provide a better experience for workers.

2 months ago

New Hilton Brand Invests in Flexible Spaces

New Hilton Brand Invests in Flexible Spaces

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

It makes sense for Hilton to fix its marquee brand by appealing to event planners with upscale lodging and interesting spaces. It will take some time to see how its commitment to pleasing planners really goes.

2 months ago

Making Meetings and Events Healthier Goes Beyond Tight Budgets

Making Meetings and Events Healthier Goes Beyond Tight Budgets

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Reading between the lines, it seems many events are making modest tweaks to ensure attendees aren't sitting in their chairs feeling miserable all day. You don't need yoga and hikes to make an event slightly healthier.

2 months ago

In-Demand San Francisco Looks to the Future

In-Demand San Francisco Looks to the Future

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

While San Francisco is in the midst of a huge boom in travel demand, it also has several knotty issues to solve in order to remain a premier U.S. destination for events.

2 months ago

How San Francisco Deals With Skyrocketing Events Demand

How San Francisco Deals With Skyrocketing Events Demand

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

San Francisco remains a major draw for events despite high costs and other pervasive problems. Perhaps the Bay Area can turn to the creative thinking it's known for to solve some of these issues.

2 months ago

Planners Find Solutions for Commission Shortfalls

Planners Find Solutions for Commission Shortfalls

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

While many planners continue to feel the sting from commission cuts, the need for alternative revenue streams is leading some to get creative.

2 months ago

Independent Meeting Planners Fight Back Against Commission Cuts

Independent Meeting Planners Fight Back Against Commission Cuts

Rayna Katz, Skift

It’s been just over a year since Marriott made its move, the first in a wave of such measures. But instead of getting knocked down by the trend, independent meeting planners are finding ways to take control of their businesses.

2 months ago

The Bahamas Launches Marketing Blitz After Fyre Festival Fiasco

The Bahamas Launches Marketing Blitz After Fyre Festival Fiasco

Kim Bhasin and Polly Mosendz, Bloomberg

The old adage is that there is no such thing as bad publicity. The Bahamas plans to turn the popular focus on the Fyre Festival debacle into a showcase for the beauty that led those scammers to select the destination in the first place.

3 months ago