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2016 Round up blog - mclcreate

2016 Round up blog - mclcreate

Looking back over 2016, it is clear that we have a lot to be proud of. In January we kicked off the year with our client Swinton’s Annual Conference, bringing the entire company together under the unifying theme of ‘I Am Swinton’ through the use of live webcasting, polls and an interactive Q&A.

Pointers for presentation perfection

Pointers for presentation perfection

For me, I always think the perfect presentation is easy – you just have to have something to say and believe that people have come to hear you say it.

The future of events; Facebook, Live Streaming & VR

The future of events; Facebook, Live Streaming & VR

We are often asked for the latest technology or piece of equipment when planning an event. The events industry, like all others, has to adapt to be well positioned to utilise the advances coming our way from the technology world.

A vote for webcasting

A vote for webcasting

Webcasting is a tool that is becoming more and more popular for live events. But how can streaming an event to an audience of thousands over the internet add genuine value?
The benefits of gamification at your events

The benefits of gamification at your events

Gamification. It’s one of the hottest new trends in events. Planners and organisers are using it to motivate, engage and excite attendees. But what exactly is it, and how does it work?
Exhibitions have changed: How to stay ahead of the game

Exhibitions have changed: How to stay ahead of the game

Like so much else in the world of events, exhibitions are feeling the winds of change. Clients expect more value, delegates want more interaction, and technology is opening up new possibilities.
Top insider tips on running a successful event

Top insider tips on running a successful event

Here at mclcreate, we organise events of all shapes and sizes, ranging from small business meetings to high-profile launches. We like to think we have some useful insights to share. So here are our top tips on running a successful event…
How to promote your events via social media

How to promote your events via social media

So how do you harness all this social energy and use it to promote your event? Here are our top tips on how to promote your events via social media.
How wearable tech could revolutionise the events industry

How wearable tech could revolutionise the events industry

The wearable technology revolution is upon us. Despite the faltering of Google Glass, a myriad of applications including the Apple Watch, are popping up in both the consumer and business arenas.
Why you should host your next international event in the UK

Why you should host your next international event in the UK

Casting around for a location to host your next global AGM or sales conference? Look no further than the United Kingdom for a fantastic destination that fulfils a variety of needs.
How to organise an AGM in seven easy steps

How to organise an AGM in seven easy steps

The Annual General Meeting is quite possibly the most important date in the diary of any company or organisation. It’s a time when members, partners or shareholders get together to assess progress and look to the future.
How technology can bridge the language barrier at events

How technology can bridge the language barrier at events

Are human translators a thing of the past? A growing crop of new technology aims to facilitate seamless communication across language barriers. Here we take a look at three futuristic applications, and how they could be used.
How to organise delegate travel seamlessly – a checklist

How to organise delegate travel seamlessly – a checklist

When you have to coordinate the arrival and accommodation of a number of high-flying individuals from different countries, or from different parts of the country, you need to have your wits about you.
How to make the most of a customised event app

How to make the most of a customised event app

These days, digital technology offers a unique opportunity to connect with and engage delegates before, during and after an event. With a smartphone in everyone’s pocket, and mobile internet access taken for granted, the potential has never been greater.
10 Corporate event pitfalls and how to avoid them

10 Corporate event pitfalls and how to avoid them

Event planning for corporate functions can be fraught with – if not danger – risk of things going very wrong indeed. Whether it’s a global AGM or a smaller-scale sales conference, corporate events can be complex and require top organisational skills.
12 Ways to make a delegate feel special

12 Ways to make a delegate feel special

Effective delegate management is highly important for any function. Your attendees are all special – without them there would be no event. So here are 12 top tips on how to make delegates feel valued, engaged and positive at your next event.
Give your audience an authentic voice

Give your audience an authentic voice

As we watch the politics being played out on our TV screens, the outcome of the election takes second place to what I see as a landslide movement towards giving your audience a voice.
Sales Director talks about mclcreate and the events industry

Sales Director talks about mclcreate and the events industry

Sales Director Simon Jelley took time out from his busy schedule to have a chat with Lime Venue Portfolio, one of the businesses we work with. Here’s what he had to say.
There’s no place today for cowboy recruitment

There’s no place today for cowboy recruitment

We were recently targeted by the most unsophisticated of recruitment techniques, a mass email to a third of our employees inviting them to jump ship. It got Tim Spencer, managing director of mclcreate thinking and into print with C&IT’s Insight, Reader Rant section.

Tim Spencer comments on event recruitment trends

Tim Spencer comments on event recruitment trends

Tim Spencer, managing director of mclcreate questions the value of recruitment agencies in a C&IT article which takes a look at four recruitment trends shaping the hunt for talent in the UK events industry.
Blog News Roundup

Blog News Roundup

Those following our blog and social content won't have failed to see a recent focus on what 2014 holds in store. Technology is a big focus for this.

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2014 Hot Tech Trends

2014 Hot Tech Trends

As we start another year, our Innovations Director Darren Coutts gives his predictions of what’s hot for 2014.

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Multi-sensory element to NYE celebrations

Multi-sensory element to NYE celebrations

London's NYE celebrations embraced a new approach adding a multi-sensory element to the fireworks display. Revellers were treated to an augmented experience with fruit scented clouds and edible confetti.
Technology Evaluation Matrix

Technology Evaluation Matrix

Getting to grips with event technology: our evaluation matrix to help clients make the right tech choices.

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Venues rating system criticised by industry

Venues rating system criticised by industry

Plans to introduce a hotel style ratings system for venues have been criticised by the industry. Is it possible for this to work? Or does it run the risk of reducing the impact of the unique attributes that tie an event to a venue? A debate that's likely to run.
10 Event trends for 2014

10 Event trends for 2014

What does 2014 hold for the event sector? Event Manager Blog's Julius Solaris presents his 10 hot trends for next year. Guess what? Tech and social media will have a big role to play.
Drive event app take-up with delegates

Drive event app take-up with delegates

Is it really possible to get 100% of delegates to use your event app? Event Manager's blog thinks so and this case study shows how one organisation achieved it.
Delivering Complex Projects

Delivering Complex Projects

Event planners are bombarded with ideas for their next seminar, conference or product launch. Yet many of these are implemented with little thought for the real value they bring to a delegate.

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When should you use push notifications?

When should you use push notifications?

Event apps are set to make it big in 2014. So how and when should you use push notifications? Get it wrong and brands risk their whole app strategy. This post from Event Manager's blog highlights some of the key things to consider at the planning stage

Has your business embraced 4G mobiles?

Has your business embraced 4G mobiles?

Has your business embraced 4G mobiles? Or is the price still too high and the benefits uncertain? More importantly, what does 4G mean for the events sector? This post from Conference News outlines the potential benefits on offer.

  • 2016 Round up blog - mclcreate

    2016 Round up blog - mclcreate

    Looking back over 2016, it is clear that we have a lot to be proud of. In January we kicked off the year with our client Swinton’s Annual Conference, bringing the entire company together under the unifying theme of ‘I Am Swinton’ through the use of live webcasting, polls and an interactive Q&A.

  • Pointers for presentation perfection

    Pointers for presentation perfection

    For me, I always think the perfect presentation is easy – you just have to have something to say and believe that people have come to hear you say it.

  • The future of events; Facebook, Live Streaming & VR

    The future of events; Facebook, Live Streaming & VR

    We are often asked for the latest technology or piece of equipment when planning an event. The events industry, like all others, has to adapt to be well positioned to utilise the advances coming our way from the technology world.

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