#TechTuesday highlights the best and brightest ideas in the tech world. ABCey would like to recognize these up and coming technologies for their innovative ideas and impact on the event world. ABCey has compiled 5 innovative ways event planners are utilizing drones!
Although they were first used for military purposes, drones are becoming extremely useful tools for the event planning industry. Drones are not only used to capture stunning aerial images, but also in previously unimaginable ways that go beyond just pictures and videos. Here are 5 great ways to use drones for your next event!
1. Aerial Event Photos and Videos
Drones are now a popular tool for event planners, because they can capture amazing aerial footage from an infinite number of angles. They are also extremely versatile and can be used at conferences, trade shows, galas, festivals, and sporting events! This tech allows for extraordinary 360 degree views of all attendees, as well as close ups of speakers and performances.
2. Choosing the Perfect Venue/Site Selection
Drones can also be used for pre-event prep to collect venue images. Photos and videos make it so easy for clients and planners to choose the perfect site for an event! From images of massive event properties to inside meeting rooms, there is almost no place a drone can’t fly!
3. Entertainment Drones to Wow Your Guests
Companies have outdone themselves by using drones as a new form of entertainment for their guests! Intel is one company that impressed their guests and set the world record by having 100 drones create a unique light show! Others, like Amsterdam Drone Entertainment, have programmed their drones to dance for crowds which has truly set a new standard for event entertainment!
4. The Best Delivery Service
Some other ways to use a drone? How about deliver food, drinks and invitations! This interactive way of distributing items to people is mostly used by restaurants to give food to their customers. But, this kind of delivery service can just as easily be adapted to fit the event industry’s needs. Using a drone to deliver items to guests is extremely innovative, interactive, and a great way to make your event stand out!
5. Extra $ From Advertising and Sponsors
Drones can also be lucrative for your business! If you are hosting an event, sponsors may offer to pay you if you use drones to promote their business. Attendees are often drawn to drone tech which is seen as a great opportunity for companies to advertise. Because drones can drop off samples/products, hold up company posters, and display a brand logo, they are becoming the newest advertising trend!
Apps are also being made and adapted to incorporate drone technology. Facebook recently announced they have updated their live video stream application, Facebook Live. This update allows users to stream videos live from a drone. Twitter‘s similar live video streaming application, Periscope, also announced this feature.
By capturing stunning footage, helping venue selection, entertaining and serving their guests, delivering items, and increasing revenue and an event’s wow factor, drones are the new must-have gadget for anyone in the event industry!
Tech Tuesday highlights the best and brightest ideas in the tech world. ABCey would like to recognize these up and coming technologies for their innovative ideas and impact on the event world!
As event professionals, we often face many registration challenges before, during, and post event! From creating the attendee list to sometimes mailing out invitations, a lot of work goes into pre-event planning. This is where Event Farm can help! Event Farm is an innovation focused company that offers a customized, online invitation, ticketing, guest registration, mobile check-in and digital activation platform designed to make planners more effective. They provide creative solutions to promote brands and engage targeted audiences making the event planners job way less hectic!
We know Eventbrite is the current main ticketing source for events, but Event Farm provides real time check-ins for guests allowing for additional guests on the fly and arrival alerts to keep event planners in the loop and up to date! We also love that Event Farm provides post event data to help us improve for the next event!
How it Works: Pre-Event | The first step with Event Farm happens before the event. This includes the customized invitations and ticketing sites. When planning an event your brand matters. The invitations are what guests see first so they better look great! Event Farm also allows planners to see a 360 view of the event, tracking realtime read-rates, RSVPs, and guest responses.
How it Works: During Event | During the actual event a planner has many things to worry about and keep track of. With Event Farm, the guest check-in is taken care of with their mobile app. No barcodes, no paper. Quick and effective!
How it Works : Post Event |Post event is all about gathering data. Event Farm provides planners with a multitude of data information on the event to help foster long term guest relationships and to improve on future events while measuring guest engagement.