News Hub | News Direct

Professional Services

Architecture CRM/Customer Service Consulting Government & Policy Human Resources Intellectual Property/Trademark/Patent Law Legal
Article thumbnail News Release

Cloud Conventions Launches Online Resource Center for Virtual Event Managers

Convey Services

Cloud Conventions , a full featured virtual tradeshow, conference and event technology solution today launched an Online Resource Center to guide future event planners and operators though the expanding world of virtual events. The Center provides strategies, best practices and ideas for effective event design to engage attendees and deliver a strong ROI to exhibitors and sponsors. Articles and eBooks outline how to set up, manage and run a world class virtual event with engaging educational and social sessions that deliver an interactive experience for both attendees and exhibitors. Cloud Conventions is a virtual event SaaS platform from Convey Services . “Almost every event manager, show operator or association is having to learn how to manage a virtual event for the first time, we have been doing online events for years,” said Carolyn Bradfield , founder of Convey. “Most event managers make the mistake of believing that a series of webinars constitutes a virtual experience that will inspire attendees. Webinars have been overused and most people are not motivated to sit through an endless stream of repetitive webinar sessions. An effective virtual experience needs a higher level of content from the event and its exhibitors, with live sessions offered alongside on-demand programs.” The Online Resource Center features the Virtual Event Playbook, a guide to the features and capabilities of the Cloud Conventions platform in addition to curated articles and videos on best practices in delivering virtual sessions, enhancing the attendee experience or managing and working with exhibitors and sponsors. “We are constantly curating best practices from across this dynamic new industry so that event managers, even novices to the world of virtual shows, can be successful hosting their first event,” added Bradfield. “Exhibitors must embrace a different strategy to capture attendee information and interact through chat, video meeting rooms, scheduled meetings or gamification. A virtual tradeshow should center around a theme or mission, offer rich content, ways to connect with exhibitors, as well as other attendees along with opportunities to socialize.” Cloud Conventions has features to promote interaction with discussion forums, opt-in attendee directories, social sessions, and live exhibitor meetings. Exhibitors can use chat, streaming video meetings, or integrated meeting calendars. They can offer ‘virtual swag’, show specials or promotions and give away CloudPoints™ for attendees who engage inside their booth. For more ideas on how to make a virtual event both informative and engaging, visit the Online Resource Center at CloudConventions.com. About Cloud Conventions Cloud Conventions is a Virtual Trade Show and Conference Platform from Convey Services that brings new capabilities to a marketplace looking for solutions to replace the thousands of live trade shows, annual conferences and association meetings cancelled in the wake of COVID-19. Originally launched as ConveyLive, Cloud Conventions automates exhibitors and virtual booths, attendee registration, speaker sessions and reminders, invitations and email communication, while at the same time producing detailed analytics on attendee, session and exhibitor activity. Trade Associations and event managers can explore all of the Cloud Conventions solutions by visiting https://cloudconventions.com or contacting info@cloudconventions.com or call 888-975-1382. Cloud Conventions™, Conduct™ and ListLock™ are trademarks of Convey Services LLC Contact Details Bruce Ahern +1 770-580-0810 bahern@conveyservices.com Company Website https://cloudconventions.com

July 27, 2020 03:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

Article thumbnail News Release

WINNERS OF “Sustainable Shipping for a Sustainable Planet!” ART CONTEST ANNOUNCED

North American Marine Environment Protection Association

Two grand prize winners and 10 finalists have been selected from all entries in the 2020 “Sustainable Shipping for a Sustainable Planet” calendar art contest sponsored by the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA), the United States Coast Guard (USCG), and the Inter-American Committee on Ports of the Organization of American States (CIP-OAS). Each year, these organizations invite students in grades K-12 throughout the Americas to create a poster on a theme identified by the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) World Maritime Day and related to the marine environment. A 2021 bilingual calendar showcasing the winning entries will be printed in English and Spanish. Students were challenged to come up with a creative image(s) depicting sustainable actions the shipping industry is undertaking for the sustainable future of our planet. Maritime shipping has existed for thousands of years- ever since the earliest humans took to the water to find food, building supplies, and adventure. Throughout its history, shipping has evolved into the most environmentally friendly and safest way to transport goods and energy around the world . Today, the maritime shipping industry transports about 90% of the items and energy people use every day. Now, more than ever, there is the need for creative ideas on how shipping can and is making the future better for people and the marine environment. The maritime industry is working intently to reduce its environmental impact on many fronts. The winning artwork will be featured on NAMEPA, Coast Guard, and CIP-OAS websites. Finalists will receive a certificate and a calendar with the artwork from all 12 winners. Two grand-prize winning artists (one from each of the grade brackets) will receive, in addition to the certificate and calendar, a $100 cash prize and a USCG prize package. To view the winning “Sustainable Shipping for a Sustainable Planet” artwork visit namepa.net/art-contest . The North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) is a marine industry-led organization of environmental stewards preserving the marine environment by promoting sustainable marine industry best practices and educating seafarers, students and the public about the need and strategies for protecting global ocean, lake and river resources. For more information visit www.namepa.net. Contact Details Carleen Lyden Walker +1 203-255-4686 executivedirector@namepa.net Company Website https://namepa.net/

July 23, 2020 02:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

Image
Article thumbnail News Release

Cloud Conventions Announces CloudPoints Rewards Program

Convey Services

When Cloud Conventions 2020 went live from May 11-14 it featured CloudPoints ™, a unique incentive program that awards prize points from sponsors to attendees in exchange for scheduling a meeting or demo, connecting for education, registering deals or submitting a lead. CloudPoints lets exhibitors on any Cloud Conventions virtual event or tradeshow reward engagement by offering ‘Virtual Swag.’ It drives booth traffic and ensures that booth visitors provide their contact information. Attendees can collect points from multiple vendor and sponsor’s booths and all points are redeemable for gift cards, prizes, travel, concerts or other promotional gifts at the close of the event. Cloud Conventions is a full-featured virtual event SaaS technology platform from Convey Services . CloudPoints rewards fulfillment is delivered and managed by Calusa Marketing . “Cloud Conventions 2020 was the largest virtual trade show ever staged in the telecom/cloud channel,” said Carolyn Bradfield , founder of Convey. “We wanted attendees to experience the fun activities and rewards of attending a live in-person event, even though most tradeshows have been postponed or cancelled for at least the remainder of 2020.CloudPoints offer an unprecedented opportunity for vendors to elevate their brand, raise their profile and promote themselves. We are seeing that Cloud Conventions virtual events attract thousands of people who don't normally travel to traditional in-person events. CloudPoints is one more reason for attendees to explore virtual booths and directly connect with exhibitors.” About Calusa Marketing Calusa Marketing is a technology-based incentive marketing firm, specializing in loyalty, engagement, and motivation for employees and customers. We build and manage programs for our clients and vendor partners with solutions that include digital gift card programs, incentive travel (individual and groups), cloud-based SaaS reward platforms, and a member benefits online discount club. Based in St. Petersburg, FL and founded in 2015, the company has over 50 years combined experience in loyalty, incentive marketing, and reward fulfillment. For more information visit www.calusamarketing.com About Cloud Conventions Cloud Conventions is a Virtual Trade Show and Conference Platform from Convey Services that brings new capabilities to a marketplace looking for solutions to replace the thousands of live trade shows, annual conferences and association meetings cancelled in the wake of COVID-19. Originally launched as ConveyLive, Cloud Conventions automates exhibitors and virtual booths, attendee registration, speaker sessions and reminders, invitations and email communication, while at the same time producing detailed analytics on attendee, session and exhibitor activity. Trade Associations and event managers can explore all of the Cloud Conventions solutions by visiting https://cloudconventions.com or contacting info@cloudconventions.com or call 888-975-1382. Contact Details Bruce Ahern +1 770-580-0810 bahern@conveyservices.com Company Website https://cloudconventions.com

July 20, 2020 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

Article thumbnail News Release

Cloud Conventions Delivers CE, CLE or CME Credits for Virtual Conferences or Events.

Convey Services

Cloud Conventions today announced support for educational certification so professional associations and organizations can deliver sessions at a virtual conference, trade show or event that meet the standards for Continuing Education (CE), Continuing Legal Education (CLE) or Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit. Cloud Conventions automates session management, allows the selection of any conferencing solution, produces the post-session speaker evaluation and can deliver a continuing education certificate to the dashboard of qualifying attendees. Cloud Conventions is a full featured virtual event SaaS solution from Convey Services . “Cloud Conventions has extensive experience with continuing professional education programs from decades in the conferencing and collaboration industry,” said Carolyn Bradfield , founder of Convey. “Cloud Conventions can host and deliver CLE, CME, or CE credits through online webinar sessions providing more reasons for professionals to attend a virtual conference and receive their educational credit. Continuing education sessions are posted inside the Cloud Conventions portal, automatically included to the agenda page and added to the attendee session calendar with email or text reminders to attend.” Doctors, nurses, lawyers, engineers, CPAs, financial advisers, real estate other professionals are required to prove participation in continuing education programs every year in order to maintain their certificates or licenses. Many of these professionals have obtained credits during live conferences, but now can receive them during a virtual conference or trade show on Cloud Conventions. “A Cloud Conventions portal manages everything needed to set up the session, provides access to attendees, delivers a post session speaker evaluation and uploads the certificate to the attendee dashboard,” added Bradfield. “If you have been using Zoom, GoToMeeting, GlobalMeet or other conferencing provider for continuing education, you can continue to use the solutions you are comfortable with inside a Cloud Conventions virtual event including adding polling, Q&A or breakout rooms.” About Cloud Conventions Cloud Conventions is a Virtual Trade Show and Conference Platform from Convey Services that brings new capabilities to a marketplace looking for solutions to replace the thousands of live trade shows, annual conferences and association meetings cancelled in the wake of COVID-19. Originally launched as ConveyLive, Cloud Conventions automates exhibitors and virtual booths, attendee registration, speaker sessions and reminders, invitations and email communication, while at the same time producing detailed analytics on attendee, session and exhibitor activity. Trade Associations and event managers can explore all of the Cloud Conventions solutions by visiting https://cloudconventions.com or contacting info@cloudconventions.com or call 888-975-1382. Contact Details Bruce Ahern +1 770-580-0810 bahern@conveyservices.com Company Website https://cloudconventions.com

July 16, 2020 03:15 PM Eastern Daylight Time

Article thumbnail News Release

Free Employee Engagement Tool Designed for Remote Teams

Engagement Multiplier

Engagement Multiplier ( www.engagementmultiplier.com ) a leading SaaS provider of employee engagement surveys and tools for small-to-medium enterprises, is offering business leaders free access to a survey designed to assess the engagement of their remote teams. Titled “Working From Home & Winning,” the survey assesses how remote teams stand, captures their feedback and helps leaders understand what’s working - and where adjustments may be needed. “Working from home is new to many companies, and it presents different challenges for leaders who have had to quickly adjust to managing their teams remotely.” says Stefan Wissenbach, founder and CEO of Engagement Multiplier. “At the onset of the COVID-19 crisis, we created the Working From Home & Winning survey to arm leaders with the information they needed to help them navigate the sea change we all experienced. As the pandemic wears on, maintaining the engagement of remote teams is important, and this survey is designed to give leaders the insights they need to keep their teams connected and productive.” The free offer also includes the accompanying success guide offering a variety of tips and tools for improving the engagement of remote teams, in addition to guidance on interpreting and responding to survey results. Companies that utilize the Working From Home & Winning survey are also provided access to Engagement Multiplier’s comprehensive Benchmark Assessment survey, to gauge employee engagement as they prepare for the new normal. For additional details or to take advantage of the free offer, please visit https://signup.engagementmultiplier.com/workfromhome . About Engagement Multiplier Engagement Multiplier helps businesses achieve greater profitability, productivity and success by enabling leaders to quickly assess, understand and improve employee engagement and harnessing the power of the company’s Engaged Purpose (™). Using the intuitive Engagement Multiplier dashboard, business leaders can easily survey employees using a Benchmark Assessment, or gather feedback from defined teams with a customized On-Demand Survey. The company’s mission is to transform businesses and help 100 million employees become measurably more engaged. Founded in 2014, Engagement Multiplier today serves businesses and partners around the world. Contact Details Sarah Skerik +1 872-240-1918 sarah@engagementmultiplier.com Company Website http://www.engagementmultiplier.com

July 16, 2020 11:05 AM Eastern Daylight Time

Image
Article thumbnail News Release

Cloud Conventions Unveils Connected Event Networks for Virtual Conferences & Trade Shows

Convey Services

Cloud Conventions today unveiled new event management technology that connects multiple virtual conferences or trade shows from a centralized hub allowing events with unique identities to share a common set of exhibitors, sessions or content. This Industry-first solution allows trade associations, companies and large event operators to produce several related events from a single administrative portal that maintains and updates content or session catalogs and exhibitor booths and selectively updates portals in the network. Cloud Conventions is a full featured virtual event SaaS technology from Convey Services . “Convey’s proprietary Hub & Spoke technology has powered industry networks in telecommunications and insurance for years, connecting multiple suppliers and vendors with an indirect salesforce,” said Carolyn Bradfield , founder of Convey. “Using Hub & Spoke, multiple virtual event portals can receive content and marketing assets from a centralized hub site. The event operator can deliver more value to exhibitors and sponsors and it makes it easier for exhibitors to manage their booths when they participate in more than one event. It is designed for groups planning multiple virtual events or having regional events, pop-up shows, or conferences throughout the year.” An event hub site is set up to allow exhibitors to access, setup and manage their virtual booths, changing out content and sessions easily for each networked show. The reporting engine consolidates activity reports from all the event portals for one consolidated view. “Hub & Spoke event networks create efficiency and reduce the cost of putting on monthly, quarterly or regional events,” added Bradfield. “This will be a huge help to associations that hold conferences that share the same sponsors or exhibitors. A small staff can use Hub & Spoke to manage a dozen events and maximize ROI for exhibitors and sponsors.” Cloud Conventions portals come complete with templates to set up the homepage, deliver email messaging, create attendee dashboards, set up virtual booths, customize CRM systems and databases to track attendees and exhibitors and access a full set of analytics and reporting. About Cloud Conventions Cloud Conventions is a Virtual Trade Show and Conference Platform from Convey Services that brings new capabilities to a marketplace looking for solutions to replace the thousands of live trade shows, annual conferences and association meetings cancelled in the wake of COVID-19. Originally launched as ConveyLive, Cloud Conventions automates exhibitors and virtual booths, attendee registration, speaker sessions and reminders, invitations and email communication, while at the same time producing detailed analytics on attendee, session and exhibitor activity.  Trade Associations and event managers can explore all of the Cloud Conventions solutions by visiting  cloudconventions.com  or contacting info@cloudconventions.com or call 888-975-1382.  Contact Details Bruce Ahern +1 770-580-0810 bahern@conveyservices.com Company Website https://cloudconventions.com

July 15, 2020 02:55 PM Eastern Daylight Time

Article thumbnail News Release

End Boring Meetings Forever

Engagement Multiplier

Are your remote teams still slogging through hours of conference calls each day? Does the appearance of yet another video meeting on the calendar cause a near revolt? “The way we work has changed forever. So should the way we meet,” says Stefan Wissenbach, founder and CEO of Engagement Multiplier ( www.engagementmultiplier.com ) a leading SaaS provider of employee engagement surveys and tools for small-to-medium enterprises. “Teams that attempt to replicate the meeting structure they used in the office, are finding they’re losing productivity and sapping their peoples’ energy.” The connections that exist between people on a team, and between teams and the company, are vital components of employee engagement. Leaders who aren’t changing up their meeting routines could be unwittingly wasting time and diminishing performance. Wissenbach’s advice: put energy and connection front and center in team meetings, and watch how things improve. “When the pandemic drove our teams home, we quickly started to change how we do meetings,” WIssenbach says.”We developed a new routine that we’ve turned into a framework we call the EPIC Meeting (™). Our team loves it - meetings are focused and efficient, but we still have time for fun and building connections between people. We have a tighter culture and more agile team as a result.” EPIC Meetings are easy to run, if you just follow this simple outline: Energy: Start each meeting by asking everyone to share something they’re feeling great about at that moment – whether or not it’s work-related. This simple act takes just a few minutes, gets everyone talking. Purpose: Insist on a clear agenda for each meeting, but take it a step further: in addition to the purpose and objectives, challenge your team to also add what needs to be true at the end of the meeting to the agenda. This focuses the group clearly on getting to that solution. Insight: A good exchange can unleash a torrent of ideas and information. Near the end of the meeting, ask each person to highlight a unique insight or learning they gained from the meeting. This enables you to capture – in the moment – thoughts as they’re crystallizing, and opens everyone to different points of view. Connection: Start running EPIC Meetings, and you’ll see connections build: between your people to each other, and to the business purpose. The result: business captures more value and builds a stronger, more agile culture. For a downloadable EPIC Meeting Guide and additional ideas for improving your meetings, please visit: https://www.engagementmultiplier.com/blog/epic-meetings-new-best-practices-for-virtual-teams/ . About Engagement Multiplier Engagement Multiplier helps businesses achieve greater profitability, productivity and success by enabling leaders to quickly assess, understand and improve employee engagement and harnessing the power of the company’s Engaged Purpose (™). Using the intuitive Engagement Multiplier dashboard, business leaders can easily survey employees using a Benchmark Assessment, or gather feedback from defined teams with a customized On-Demand Survey. The company’s mission is to transform businesses and help 100 million employees become measurably more engaged. Founded in 2014, Engagement Multiplier today serves businesses and partners around the world. Contact Details Sarah Skerik +1 872-240-1918 sarah@engagementmultiplier.com Company Website http://www.engagementmultiplier.com

July 15, 2020 09:55 AM Eastern Daylight Time

Article thumbnail News Release

“George and Willy” Launch A Wide Range Of Designed Focused Products To Transform Workspace

Default company name

George Wilkins and Will McCallum, best friends since 2007, founded the design studio of George and Willy in 2013. Focused on creating timeless and functional display products, George and Willy provide design focused products to revamp any workspace or business. George and Willy’s entire collection is available for purchase through their website https://www.georgeandwilly.com . George and Willy constantly design new pieces on the basis that bright ideas usually come to light when there is a necessity for them. From their “ Daily Roller ” to “ Studio Roller ” to “ A-Frame ” to “ The Park Letter Board ” and “ Atelier Letter Board ” – there is an option for every entrepreneur to renovate any space or keep track of daily goals. The George and Willy studio is mostly recognized for their inventive approaches to signage, such as their Letter Display and Baker Menu – interactive design pieces for restaurants, cafes, and yoga studios. Every George and Willy item is designed with functionality and simplicity to elevate any space and with the intention of, “buy once, buy well.” “You’re only as inspired as the spaces you inhabit, and we love making tools for you to use in yours to encourage creativity and productivity” said Co-Founder, Will McCallum. The George and Willy studio bridges the gap between displaying necessities and still having the ability of elevating any space and increasing productivity as they say, “better ways to display.” For more information or to set up an interview with George Wilkins and/or Will McCallum, please contact 3D Communications at info@3d-comm.com. About George and Willy: George and Willy are a design studio founded in 2013 by George Wilkins and Will McCallum. George and Willy offer various minimalistic and functional products that are designed to elevate any space. Through George and Willy’s design focused and interactive products they are able to find “better ways to display.” Contact Details Dawn Ryden +1 512-294-6218 info@3d-comm.com Company Website https://www.georgeandwilly.com

July 14, 2020 03:00 PM Central Daylight Time

Image
Article thumbnail News Release

Cloud Conventions Launches 365 Program for Virtual Conferences, Trade Shows and Events

Convey Services

Cloud Conventions today announced Cloud Conventions 365 a new service for virtual conferences, trade shows and events that allows show and event sponsors access to an event portal year-round to manage virtual or hybrid events. Trade show operators, companies and associations that use a Cloud Conventions platform can now keep their portal live and accessible using Cloud Conventions 365 for up to one year. Cloud Conventions is a full featured virtual event SaaS technology solution from Convey Services . “A virtual event is no longer limited by the 2-3 days a physical trade show normally operates; it can be open and evolving all year with Cloud Conventions 365,” said Carolyn Bradfield , founder of Convey. “Once traditional trade shows moved to a virtual format as a result of cancellations in 2020, they realized the benefits from keeping their audience engaged and connected longer. When the pandemic is behind us, we expect all shows will incorporate a virtual solution to accompany a live conference, tradeshow or event in 2021 and beyond. Despite initial pushback, people have realized that virtual events expand their attendee audience, rather than reduce it, give exhibitors a stronger ROI from increased and extended online market presence and offer reduced cost from delivering a virtual event experience.” Once a live Cloud Conventions virtual event has closed, the portal can retain its structure and easily be repurposed for subsequent events throughout the year. Cloud Conventions is designed for the non-technical user and does not require special coding or development to manage it. Virtual booth can remain or be refreshed for the next event or can accommodate new exhibitors, sponsors or speaker sessions. Attendees from prior events can remain in the database as ‘pre-registered’ for new pop-up events or the registration process can begin over. “The Cloud Conventions 365 option is incredibly cost efficient and saves time for the trade show operator that wants to stage virtual or hybrid events all year,” added Bradfield. “The portal can be available for a period of time after their first Cloud Conventions event or the organization can simply enter into a six or twelve month subscription agreement for the use of the technology.” About Cloud Conventions Cloud Conventions is a Virtual Trade Show and Conference Platform from Convey Services that brings new capabilities to a marketplace looking for solutions to replace the thousands of live trade shows, annual conferences and association meetings cancelled in the wake of COVID-19. Originally launched as ConveyLive, Cloud Conventions automates exhibitors and virtual booths, attendee registration, speaker sessions and reminders, invitations and email communication, while at the same time producing detailed analytics on attendee, session and exhibitor activity.  Trade Associations and event managers can explore all of the Cloud Conventions solutions by visiting https://cloudconventions.com or contacting info@cloudconventions.com or call 888-975-1382. Contact Details Bruce Ahern +1 770-580-0810 bahern@conveyservices.com Company Website https://cloudconventions.com

July 14, 2020 03:12 PM Eastern Daylight Time

1 ... 6869707172