Nostalgic Party Food Your Guests Will Love

If you’re constantly searching for ways to set your next event apart, then you can’t go wrong when it comes to changing up the food. Rather than serving yet another finger buffet, treat your guests to something different. A taste of the past (with a modern twist) is sure to bring a smile to people’s faces!

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Danielle Barrios-O'Neill

10 Reasons You Should Serve Beer at Your Event

When it comes to drinks at your event, you can really get creative. Why not tap into the trend for craft beer? Around the world, small breweries have reinvented and revived the humble ale. From big, hoppy pale ales, to craft beers with intense tropical notes, there’s a beer for everybody (and don’t forget the non-alcoholic option!).

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Danielle Barrios-O'Neill

Do You Plan Events Using Your Left or Right Brain?

What approach do you take to planning events? Do you prefer the creative, spontaneous approach? Or do you enjoy carefully planning every element (and then putting together Plan B and Plan C)?

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Danielle Barrios-O'Neill

How to See and Do Everything at an Expo

We don’t know about you, but we’ve noticed that summer is a great time for attending conferences and expos. There’s so much on offer! We love spending the day meeting new people and getting inspired by fantastic ideas (and the evening exploring the city!).

Something we’ve been chatting about in Get Invited HQ is the best way to see everything and everyone you want to. You’ll want to strike a balance between getting in a high volume of activity, and leaving time to enjoy the day. Follow our plan to get the most of the experience.

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Danielle Barrios-O'Neill

How to use Video to Market Your Next Event

As an event planner, one of your most important tasks is to market your event so getting an invite is everyone’s top priority! Video is an effective – and inexpensive – way to get the word out that your event is happening. We share practical advice on creating video that makes your event and your organisation look fabulous!

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Danielle Barrios-O'Neill

10 Questions Your Guests Might Ask (and What to Say)

Something unexpected happens on the day of your event. You move from being the organisational genius behind the scenes, to a role in that’s very much in the glare of the spotlight as the Hub of Party Information. Stay on top of everything with these questions that guests are likely to ask before and during your event.

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Danielle Barrios-O'Neill

5 Tips on Throwing a Posh Party

If you’re having a posh party, everything MUST go right. But we know that’s not always the reality of even the best planned events! Here’s the Get Invited guide to hosting a stylish event and dealing with any niggling issues, the classy way.

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Danielle Barrios-O'Neill

10 Types of Fundraiser People Will Want to Attend

Hosting a fundraiser is a great way to give something back, as well as make some new connections. If you’re thinking about planning a fundraiser, here’s our list of the 10 most common fundraiser types and key points to take into consideration for planning (including when to send out tickets through Get Invited)!

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Danielle Barrios-O'Neill

A Step-By-Step Guide to Running a Great Networking Event

Networking events pose a particular set of challenges for the event planner. How do you make sure people attend? Participate? Get something out of it? Follow the steps below to run a successful networking event from start to finish!

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Danielle Barrios-O'Neill

Live Twitter Feeds and Your Event

Social media is all about the here and now. When it comes to keeping people updated about your event, live Twitter feeds are a great way to generate interest about the event itself. Here’s how to live tweet yourself (while accomplishing a million other tasks in true event prof style!) and encourage your attendees to tweet too.

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Danielle Barrios-O'Neill

Going Green: Hosting a Sustainable Event

When you think about it – events have a big impact on the environment. There’s electricity, heating, air conditioning, travel, and ticketing. The good news is there are lots of ways you can offset this AND impress delegates. The trick is to tear up the rule book and re-think everything you know about event organisation… Organising a green event is a cinch with the Get Invited guide!

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Danielle Barrios-O'Neill

Five Easy Ways to Get People to RSVP to Your Event

One of the biggest challenges in organizing an event is getting people—people you like, people you know are reliable—to just stinkin’ RSVP!!!

Okay, we get it. People have busy lives. But this is a problem a lot of our event planners have faced, so we wanted to offer a few tips for getting people to move RSVPing to your event from the bottom of their list up to the top, without annoying anyone in the process.

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Danielle Barrios-O'Neill

How to Sell Tickets On Your Own Website

Hey, did you know you can sell tickets on your own website using the Get Invited widget? This allows you to give your guests a seamless ticket-buying experience, where they never have to leave your event page!

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Behind the Scenes at Get Invited: Why Language Matters

Something we’ve been thinking about a lot recently at Get Invited is language. We have customers all over the world and it’s important for us to offer a first class service to them, wherever they’re based. This is why we’ll be rolling out integrated languages that will make the booking process easier for our customers (that’s you!) and your customers.

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Danielle Barrios-O'Neill

How to Land a Strategic Event Partner

Corporate event partnerships are everywhere – major sporting events, local events, regional award dinners. Wherever there’s an event, there’s likely to be an event partner or sponsor attached. But when you’re approaching businesses for support, it can feel like no one’s interested in sponsoring your event.

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Danielle Barrios-O'Neill

Happy 2nd Birthday Get Invited!

Today we’re celebrating our second birthday. We’ve put together a little infographic of what we’ve been up-to over the past two years.

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Attending Events Alone: How to Be Confident Meeting New People

We have all been there, an email notification appears on your phone – you have been invited to another networking event.

The event is perfect for you, perhaps there’s a speaker you really want to hear from or someone you’ve been hoping to meet has added their name to the attending list – even so, you’re not confident about spending time with new people and you don’t know anyone else who’s going.

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Behind the Scenes at Mobile World Congress – An Interview with Michael O’Hara

Ever wondered what it’s like to organise an event with over 95,000 attendees? We caught up with Michael O’Hara from Mobile World Congress during his recent trip to Belfast and asked him a few questions about organising one of the worlds largest technology conferences.

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How to Get Your Attendees Selling Tickets for You

You have your venue booked, a stunning menu planned and you’re posting about your event every day but just not reaching your ticket sales goal? How can you extend your reach and sell more tickets?

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A Guide to Handling Event Disasters

When it comes to running an event you will always have a plan. The well known saying “No plan survives contact with the enemy” holds true when it comes to keeping an event running on schedule. The enemy in this instance? Problems.

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7 Networking Tips to Get The Most Out of Every Event

Successful networking is a blend of strategic planning and serendipity. You can maximise the opportunities available to you when meeting new people by following these 7 handy networking tips.

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How to Stay Motivated to Work Hard

What gets you up in the morning and into the office? Is it the pay cheque or is there something else that drives you? I shared some experience from my own career and some tips on how to stay motivated to work hard.

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The Real Secret to Successful Social Media Campaigns

Is it just me, or is there just too much conflicting advice on the web for social media marketing?

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Follow Your Passion – What It’s Like Working for a Startup

What’s it like working for a startup? Long hours, no manual, high risk and you never really switch off. Would you do it?

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5 Tips For Running Great Networking Events

Some people are better at networking that others. There are those who can confidently walk into a room and glide from person to person, dispensing business cards and riveting conversation, whilst others find the whole ordeal quite uncomfortable and spend most of the evening in the corner of the room, on their phone or looking at their shoes.

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Driving Digital at Digital DNA Conference

Last week myself and the team attended the annual, highly acclaimed Digital DNA Conference, held in Titanic, Belfast.

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Happy Birthday Get Invited!

It’s hard to believe that Get Invited, which started as a masters project between myself and co-founder David Turner (under the guidance of our lecturer and fellow co-founder, Christopher Murphy) has quickly grown into a global platform.

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8 Simple Halloween Event Ideas

Do you have an event coming up at Halloween? By this stage you have probably already planned all the finer details, however it’s never too late to add some last minute touches to join in on the Halloween celebrations.

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Ready for LAUNCH Festival!

We hit the press this week as we officially announced our partnership with the worlds biggest start up conference, LAUNCH Festival 2015.

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5 X Factor Marketing Strategies for Event Professionals

Are you one of the 8 million people that tune in to the UK X Factor every week?

The music talent show has been on our screens for over 10 years now, and love it, or loath it, it is still one of the most watched shows on british television.

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The Benefits of Having an Event Code of Conduct

With every event you organise, there is always the chance that someone will act in an undesirable manner. Everyone is human and unfortunately not all of our traits are positive ones. How do you handle these situations?

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How to Decipher Event Dress Codes

I don’t know about you, but it seems that with every new invite I receive, event dress codes become more cryptic “dress to impress”, “dress stylish”, “dress for the season”.

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6 Fun Charity Event Ideas For Your Next Event

Over the past 5 years, Not-for-profits and charitable organisations have experienced a decline in donations, and are having to work twice as hard to raise much needed funds.

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5 Event Management Wedding Tips for Any Event

I was lucky enough recently to attend one of my closest friends wedding. She is an extremely creative and talented young woman, who happens to be involved in the events industry herself, so her friends and family always knew her special day would be phenomenal.

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5 Business Event Ideas to Liven up Your Next Event

Business events can be some of the hardest to pull off. The idea of getting up early to network with people they hardly know, can fill some of your attendees with dread. Pair that with being sat in a dreary conference room, eating from the same menu they had last week, means your event won’t be one they will be rushing back to.

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5 Tips for Pinterest Event Marketing

Increasingly, over the past few years, social media marketing for events has proven to be an effective and important way to promote event awareness. However, with so many platforms out there it can be hard to get a grasp of how to use each one effectively. For this article, I thought I would focus on the untapped visual discovery tool, Pinterest.

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How to Make Your Guests Feel Special at Your Event

One of the best things about working at Get Invited is that I get to find out about all the great new events, before they even go live! In fact, last week I attended an event organised by our friend Dean Langasco ‘A Joyful Guide to Content Marketing, on board the SS Nomadic Belfast.

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Food for Thought – 5 Mouthwatering Event Catering Tips

Events are all about creating amazing experiences to connect people. Great food can be a wonderful facilitator for this, after all, for most of us, it is a fairly common denominator.

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5 of the Most Surprising Event Spaces in NYC

Having moved to NYC three years ago, I have come across some of the most wonderful event spaces imaginable. This is the city that never sleeps, so when it comes to events, parties and bars, this city really goes to town.

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Connie Bree

Take One Day At A Time. Bring 120% Every Day. Crush It!

This week we’re in New York meeting with some great new people and checking out the vibrant events scene here.

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It’ll Be Alright On The Night – Event Disasters!

Organising events can be an extremely stressful affair; battling ever changing guest lists, ludicrous dietary requirements and mind-boggling technical fails. You are essentially the Lara Croft of event management.

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5 Cool Event Venues in Belfast That You Might Not Expect

I recently took a trip to the vibrant city of Barcelona. The city is home to some of the world’s most beautiful architecture, including the infamous Gaudi works. The streets are a mishmash of ornately designed traditional buildings amongst zany futuristic structures. It shouldn’t work, but it just does!

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Redesigning The Get Invited User Interface

At Get Invited, we are continuously striving to create the best possible experience for our users. This means that, whilst we are constantly building and shipping new features, we are conscious not to neglect the existing product.

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Thinking Outside The Box with Unusual Event Marketing Ideas

Earlier in the year, one of our clients, Craig Lockwood from The Web is, came to us with an unusual request. Having just purchased an Arduino (an electronics prototyping platform), he had the unique idea to build a mini-computer inside a giant piece of Lego, which could display a live feed of his ticket sales on Get Invited. Brilliant!

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Get Connected! – 4 Social Media Event Marketing Tips

Organising an event, whether large or small can be a challenging affair. However, the real difficulty lies in getting people to attend.

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Switch To Stripe and Get Paid Every 7 Days!

When it comes to selling tickets for your event, you will already have a million and one things to think about, but have you thought about how you are going to collect your money?

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Move Into the Digital Age With The New Get Invited Event Check In App

The role of digital technology for an events professional today is much more integral than it was even five years ago. The rise of mobile technologies continues to be more pervasive in the industry, and attendees have a greater level of sophistication and intelligence, expecting almost everything to be accessible in real time.

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Our New Home

We’ve hit two very exciting milestones recently that we’re very excited to share with you.

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Hello World!

The last few months for us have been a whirlwind of emotion and opportunities – we’ve acquired our first customers, sponsored a conference, raised some money and added some great new members to our team. We’re embarking on a very exciting journey and now we’d love to share this with you.

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