This week’s Sanremo music festival in Italy has seen a social media first: a brand sponsor’s logo, in emoji form, attached to an event hashtag. Although some Twitter users seem upset by sponsored emojis at the moment, they could become an essential part of an eventprof’s arsenal.
Hacked Hotel Entry System Highlights Meetings Security Fears
Where there is data, there is cash - at least that's true from the perspective of a hacker. With technology and connectivity on the rise, the opportunity for exploitation of data is rife. A recent hijacking of a hotel's electronic key entry system highlights a new vector of attack for fraudsters and a continual security threat for venues and eventprofs alike.
Twitter Explore Puts Focus On Live Video But Dismisses Social Commerce
Twitter showed its hand this week when it decided to bury its moments behind a new feature called "Explore". The new feature will focus less on Twitter’s curated moments and more on what’s happening right now. That, of course, includes live video streaming.
Facebook Stories Bad News For Snapchat Good News For Eventprofs
The way people share is changing, and with that, Facebook is bringing Instagram style Stories to its platform. Facebook Stories could be bad news for Snapchat, who arguably pioneered the format. We take a brief look at the new Facebook Stories and find out what it means for event professionals.
Is The Event Industry Ready For Voice Recognition?
We are currently witnessing the dawn of a new era in interface design. A handsfree era where the human voice, perhaps our most primal form of communication, is beginning to take control of the world around us. In this article, we take a look at voice recognition and how it might change the event industry.
Hard Brexit Ahead? The Impact For Your Event
In a speech given earlier today in Westminster British Prime Minister, Theresa May, outlined her plan for the UK's exit from the European Union. Although many details still remain unclear, it will be a hard Brexit, meaning the UK will also leave the single market.
Free WiFi on Domestic Flights – A Deal Breaker For Event Professionals
When choosing a location for an event, there are many things for to consider, not least, how attendees will get to and from the event. Part of that decision, if it's not already, will be which airlines fly there and what in-flight services are offered.