PCMA - A First Timers Review

Posted on January 23rd, 2014 Jordan Smith by Jordan Smith

Last week a few members of the OneLobby team travelled to Boston to attend PCMA Convening Leaders 2014. The trip down was a doozy due to the icy conditions in Canada through Maine and New Hampshire but we made it safe and sound.

Analytics 3.0. What it means for marketers

Posted on November 29th, 2013 Jordan Smith by Jordan Smith

The Harvard Business Review recently hosted an interactive webinar around Analytics 3.0. The webinar featured Tom Davenport, author of "Competing on Analytics", "Analytics at work", and the recently released "Keeping up with the Quants".

The Right Mindset for Tech Adopters

Posted on April 19th, 2013 Liz King by Liz King

Technology doesn't come easy for everyone. In fact, many people have a hard time picking up new technology and figuring out how it relates to their work. When it comes to integrating these products into their events, many planners are completely overwhelmed. And, this is incredibly understandable. Technology is evolving so rapidly that it really requires a strong mindset focused towards technology. Today, I wanted to walk you through a couple of characteristics of the people who have the right mindset for adopting technology in their events.

Managing Expectations Around Events

Posted on April 16th, 2013 Megan MacKeigan by Megan MacKeigan

We've all been there – started working on an event with a client who wants the moon and the stars, but has a budget for something more down-to-earth. It can be a roller coaster of emotion to have so much riding on the event they've put in your hands: their reputation, investment, business opportunities, staff development – the list is endless.

OneLobby Collaborative Event Management Software releases beta version 'Alana'

Posted on Feb 26th, 2013 Megan MacKeigan by Megan MacKeigan

FREDERICTON, NB (February, 26, 2013) – This week Fredericton, NB Company OneLobby will launch the beta version of their Collaborative Event Management software. This cloud-based software is tailored specifically for independent event planners, association planners, corporate event managers and large event agencies.

Unparalleled in the marketplace, OneLobby allows event managers and their stakeholders to intuitively execute professional events in a centralized program. Embracing all factors of the event planning process: logistics, task management, team communication and budgeting, OneLobby is a full service hub for event planners at every level.

Are you leveraging your client relationships?

Posted on Feb 1st, 2013 Megan MacKeigan by Megan MacKeigan

Independent event managers have a distinct advantage over many industries in that they become fundamentally intertwined into their client's company and culture. No transactional sales here, you are the product and service. What they pay for is your expertise and abilities. Your clients don't just become invested in the event you are planning for them - they become invested in you.

We often hear from event planners that word of mouth is vitally important to their business. We know how hard they work to make sure their events are executed to perfection, so that clients will spread the good word about what a fantastic job they did. Is that enough? How much do you rely on your clients to recommend you to their inner and outer circle on their own? Is that working?

Hi and welcome to OneLobby!

Posted on Feb 1st, 2013 Jordan Smith by Jordan Smith

OneLobby has been a company in the making for the last two years. In late September we morphed from an online community for conference attendees to a collaborative event management solution. For the past 3 months, our team of 8 have been working relentlessly to make sure we release the easiest to use, beautifully designed product that will improve the lives of event planners and their stakeholders across the globe.

A lot of people within the events industry have helped us to get to where we are today. After all, it takes a village to raise a company. In late 2011, I joined my local Atlantic Canadian chapter of MPI and I met Alana Hirtle. Alana has been in the events industry for 25 years and has spent the last 14 of those as the Event Manager for White Point Beach Lodge on the beautiful South Shore of Nova Scotia, Canada and assists in over 200 events year round.