Something people have struggled to get their head around with virtual events is if and when they should be charging for attendance. There are a few ways to go about it and it doesn’t only have to be through the traditional way of charging for ticket sales (though that will be our first point!). Read on for more ideas.
Recently we held an event for a conference that ended up with 3 times (!) the amount of anticipated attendees, all able to retrieve their CPD points after attending! The event managed to connect guests from all over South Africa to listen to top speakers in their field, get up to speed with developments in their industry, and stay at the forefront of their profession. The event was filled with expert information, high engagement and interaction from all guests, with Live Polls, Live Q&A, commentary, speaker ratings and ice breakers.
Being able to attend an entire event virtually felt very futuristic until a few months ago when tech improved dramatically and new health situations encouraged us to change our view on traditional events. So, we have great news (and a solid solution for event planners that still need their events), with some attendees hesitant to travel or unable to be (physically) in one place all together.
As you may know by now, we are well into providing Virtual Events – through Mobile Event Apps to Event Websites (which we’ve been doing for years!) – but now everything can be even more neatly packaged for an Online Event experience that your attendees will love.
We’ve done a few upgrades to our system to better cater for a better online experience, as follows:
We have reviewed research and blogs, articles and white papers on what makes certain events – some from more than 10 years back – stand out above all the rest. We’ve taken some of those, together with our favourite ideas in the events industry and smashed them all together to give you insight into the recipe that makes your events become favourites amongst your guests, with increased attendance and sky-high reviews. Whether your event is corporate or casual, it will be one that will definitely get attention. Common themes include emotions, networking with like-minded people to create connections, and incorporating a pleasant, unexpected surprise.
- Create your app on the Flock Platform
- Market your event and app download on your event day(s)
- Live stream your event & various breakaways for guests through the app
- Provide all documents and downloads for guests to access
- Encourage guest engagement & connecting with push notifications
- Get feedback and analytics
Let us help to make your event digital in the simplest way, chat with one of our team or get a quote now to keep reaching your event goals.
Chances are, your guests attend several corporate events throughout the year. To make sure that your event is a memorable one, you need to employ the right tools that enable you to create an engaging experience that resonates with your guests.
The special applies to absolutely everything on our full eventing platform. This includes event websites, email campaigns and RSVP management, project management, custom mobile apps, Flock app listing...
We’ve been doing Online Events through event websites, RSVP management and mobile apps since we started out in 2013, but now we’ve had the chance to really take a deep dive into providing Virtual Event solutions for our event planners, and we are looking forward to pushing the boundaries with our innovative team even further.
On the 19th of June, the Mentor a Boy Child event was held at Hogan Lovells in Johannesburg where individuals gathered to be involved in this great cause.
Founded 2 years ago, the purpose of the event is to help transform the lives of young men to make better life decisions and become better men in society…
If you are in events, there is no doubt you will know about Meetings Africa as one of the biggest events and conferences in its industry.
Meetings Africa, the premier trade show for the business events and meetings industry, is arguably one of the most well-known shows held in South Africa and was the biggie this month & Flock supplied the digital, custom-branded mobile app for all attendees.
With the recent need for Online Events, there have been many questions we thought we’d address here. Please mail us if you have burning questions on Online Events!
Primestars is known as the private tutor for public education in South Africa that specializes in facilitating youth development programmes for high school learners from underserved communities.
They use an “Educational Theatre of Learning” model to enhance the educational process particularly for disadvantaged youth in South Africa. Because films and TV shows are an integral part of any learner’s life, they introduce short films into the curriculum to create an entertaining and enjoyable way to process and retain information. They run the youth development programmes nationwide.
How cool is this! Our CEO Mike Lysko had the amazing opportunity to speak about The Ultimate Tools for Event Planners and Event Tech trends at the SAACI - Tshwanefication event which was held in Pretoria.
Event Planners got the chance to try out our famous Live poll and Q&A feature during his presentation. SAACI – Tshwanefication was a great event that catered to event planners around the world with current trends in event planning.
If organising an end of year function has you in hives, fear not. Whether you’re planning an end of year shindig for your employees, or are orchestrating an end of the year soirée on behalf of a company, our tips below will help you to create an event that’ll be remembered for years to come.
One of the events that stood out for us this month was the JSE SA Trade Connect event, which was held over 2 days where local and international C-suite delegates from the trading ecosystem gathered to gain insight from industry.
We thought we’d take a deep dive into some of the incredible offerings we have to make your events come to life. One of the most amazing things about being in the technology space is that (we like to believe) there is always a way to make the impossible, possible. And what we’ve managed to do is partner and integrate with incredible offerings to bring you advanced tech stacks and solutions that provide an immersive online experience (not only through Virtual Reality, though that is one of our favourites).
We always love the trend predictions and seeing as the 2019 trends for the events industry have been generally on the right track, we were really interested to see what the 2020 trends will bring! Here are 6 trends that are bound to get your event-planning heart beating faster: