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Mar 16, 2016 9:00:00 AM by InitLive

Why You Should Embrace Mobile for Events

Events gone Mobile, Event Tech

Why you should embrace mobile for events
Connectivity. It’s a big deal. In fact, it’s a huge driving force behind the development and adoption of mobile technology. We all want to have that feeling of ease that we’re only a touch of a button away from calling a loved one, texting a friend, emailing a boss, or tweeting about how crazy the neighbourhood cat is - so many communication options all in one place. Better yet, it can fit in your back pocket so that you can feel connected no matter where you are!

As event planners, that’s the ticket (and quite literally if you use mobile ticketing). Our mobile devices have become incredible tools to help us stay connected, stay organized and have a more automated process. For one of the most stressful and on-the-go jobs you can have, who wouldn’t want to use a tool that makes life a little easier? You couldn’t ask for a better security blanket than a smartphone.

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So, if you’re an event manager, and you own a mobile phone, it’s time to break away from using the traditional tools of pen and paper, excel, and walkie-talkies. Embrace your mobile phone! And not only for what you’re well accustomed to (i.e. phone, email, text) either. Also keep your eye out for the latest and greatest apps available to help you plan. According to QuickMobile, 60% of event professionals have already used mobile apps for at least one of their events. If you’re not one of them, you’re missing out on all sorts of fantastic ways to connect with your event staff, volunteers, and attendees.

To get started on using mobile for events, here’s a list of some great features that mobile apps are helping events planners save time with:

  • Wunderlist - To-do lists and reminders that can be shared with your event team

  • Eventbrite - Online registration and ticketing for attendees

  • Sharypic - Live photo sharing

  • InitLive - Staff and volunteer management tool that helps you schedule and communicate before, during, and after the event (learn more about our app here!)

  • and much more!

What are you waiting for? Start using mobile event technology so you can work smart, not hard.

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