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2017 – the year to ditch paper guides and embrace event apps

2017 – the year to ditch paper guides and embrace event apps

There is one guide I look forward to reading every year and that is the Event App Bible. This year’s edition does not disappoint! As Julius Solarius, one of the authors of the Event App Bible states ‘’2017 is the year that will be remembered in the event app world. It will be the year when event apps started to change.’’.

By: Sander Kalkman
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Why we sold IML Interactive…

Why we sold IML Interactive…

On Wednesday January 18th Lumi sold its UK Meetings and Events business, IML Interactive UK, to Crystal Interactive. This transaction created the largest event technology company in the UK. Crystal Interactive has pioneered delegate engagement via text based interaction while, over the course of 25 years, IML has become the global market leader in real-time audience engagement technology.

By: Mark Beilby
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Join in with the Festive Fun: Christmas Quiz and Celebrations

Join in with the Festive Fun: Christmas Quiz and Celebrations

Both the Lumi and Meetoo teams have worked incredibly hard over 2016. So, what better way to reflect on a successful year with some Christmas fun!

By: Sander Kalkman
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Improving the quality of debate at AGMs

Improving the quality of debate at AGMs

A frequent criticism of the current format of company general meetings is that the quality of debate between shareholders and the board is lacking.

By: Oliver Bampfield
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Interaction doesn’t have to be complex

Interaction doesn’t have to be complex

I was recently training a new member of staff on the benefits of interaction at company conferences. During one of our induction sessions they asked me a simple question “what is the single best use of interaction technology you’ve ever seen."

By: Oliver Bampfield
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What does the latest update to the Lumi Event App mean to customers?

What does the latest update to the Lumi Event App mean to customers?

An interview with Lumi's Event App Product Manager.

By: Peter Eyre
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Meetoo App wins at Event Tech Awards 2016

Meetoo App wins at Event Tech Awards 2016

The Lumi team are proud to win the award for ‘Best use of Technology for Analytics, Data Collection and Insight’ for their Meetoo app

By: Ben Waugh
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My first Dreamforce

My first Dreamforce

Ask anyone I work with and they will tell you I am a walking testimonial for Salesforce! I am a huge advocate for not just their apps and products (of which we use PLENTY) but also the company. They are inspiring, innovative, philanthropic, progressive (the list goes on) and they move at the speed of light. So when I got the ‘YES’ from my CEO saying I could attend Dreamforce, sure… I was pretty excited!

By: Victoria Wallace
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The passion of an internal meeting

The passion of an internal meeting

Yesterday I sat through an impassioned internal meeting update on marketing strategy with colleagues from across Europe and North America.  Debate raged and a variety of opinions were aired during the one hour session. Yet I was alone in a coffee shop and only one person spoke.

By: Richard Taylor
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Team Lumi in Rio gets our vote

Team Lumi in Rio gets our vote

As business trips go – Rio in August 2016 is not a bad destination or dateline. Although I know very well that Team Lumi has been working hard out there, I couldn’t help but feel some envy when I saw this photo of them soaking up the atmosphere.

By: Karmen Vladar
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Lumi and Kantar Health win Prestigious Award for Mobile mHealth Application

Lumi and Kantar Health win Prestigious Award for Mobile mHealth Application

Lumi Technologies has won the MRMW award for the Best Use of Mobile Technology for the second year running. This year’s prize, presented last night at the Hilton Fort Worth, Texas, was won in partnership with healthcare market research specialist Kantar Health.

By: Virginia Girtz
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Channel 4 referendum debate uses Lumi

Channel 4 referendum debate uses Lumi

  • 23/06/2016

Lumi at the Heart of the Debate – on Live TV What more could we ask for? When Lumi technology was chosen to measure the very pulse of the nation on the eve of the referendum, the excitement was enough to make us forget about leave or remain all together – or for 90 minutes […]

By: Emma Harris
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Brexit and eating our own dogfood…

Brexit and eating our own dogfood…

  • 22/06/2016

So it’s THE water-cooler conversation in workplaces, homes, pubs and schools in the UK right now (Even my 6 year-old left for school this morning dressed in the colours of her favourite flags) […]

By: Peter Eyre
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What to ask your WiFi provider: 5 tips

What to ask your WiFi provider: 5 tips

  • 04/03/2016

According to Randle Stonier from Adding Value, WiFi is no longer an optional perk you may or may not offer at your next event. I fully agree with this. I know that WiFi and the access thereto from venues has been a prominent discussion point in the past year and venue WiFi has definitely grown […]

By: Karmen Vladar
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Why are Market Researchers Holding Back Market Research?

Why are Market Researchers Holding Back Market Research?

Why has mobile been relatively slow to take off within the market research industry? In contrast, mobile is transforming the meetings and events industry at a rate of knots.

By: Richard Taylor
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4 Ways Market Researchers Can Optimize Survey Design

4 Ways Market Researchers Can Optimize Survey Design

Market research has had an interesting decade. New technologies and techniques have given everyone the opportunity to capture more data with explicit and implicit questions

By: Shaima Abdelmageed
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How Leaders Can Gain More Insights at Meetings

How Leaders Can Gain More Insights at Meetings

In this article, I explore how to gain insights, what blocks insights and the importance of change. Understanding these concepts will make it easier to lead better meetings while avoiding many of the pitfalls that produce bad decisions.

By: Ben Nesvig
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10 of the Best Collaboration Tools for  Remote Teams

10 of the Best Collaboration Tools for Remote Teams

The internet is one giant connection machine. Thanks to several new tools and apps, projects that once required employees to be in the same room can now be completed with employees across the globe. Below I rounded up some of my favorite collaboration tools that will help your remote team get things done.

By: Ben Nesvig
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How to Create a Presentation Your  Audience Loves

How to Create a Presentation Your Audience Loves

To create a memorable presentation, you need to understand what your audience cares about. Learn the core desires every audience shares.

By: Ben Nesvig
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One Question You Should Ask at Every Meeting

One Question You Should Ask at Every Meeting

Gathering smart people for a meeting doesn’t guarantee that good decisions will be made. Learn the one question that will make your meetings more effective.

By: Ben Nesvig
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5 Ways to Fix Bad Meetings

5 Ways to Fix Bad Meetings

Bad meetings exist, but they don’t have to. Learn how you can avoid the pitfalls of unproductive meetings.

By: Ben Nesvig
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6 Tips for Crafting the Perfect Event Survey

6 Tips for Crafting the Perfect Event Survey

As meeting, event and insight gathering experts, we’ve helped clients craft a lot of surveys over our 23 years.

By: Hannah Kaeter
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Event Trend: What Event Planners Need To Do In 2015

Event Trend: What Event Planners Need To Do In 2015

  • 09/12/2014

If event managers want to continue to provide attendees with memorable experiences at events, there is a trend they need to pay attention to.

By: Ben Nesvig
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Toward 2015: 3 Reasons Why Enterprise Meetings Will Go Mobile

Toward 2015: 3 Reasons Why Enterprise Meetings Will Go Mobile

The term ‘perfect storm’ is the perfect expression to describe what we’re currently witnessing in the enterprise meeting and event space.

By: Jeff Epstein
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