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Tip of the Week #31: Flex Account Themes

  • 1.  Tip of the Week #31: Flex Account Themes

    Cvent Staff
    Posted 11-05-2020 12:03

    Hey, Community members! For this edition of Tip of the Week, we wanted to share a fantastic feature that has recently been released for Flex events. It was heavily requested by our customers, and our product teams delivered. We're talking about Account Themes!

    For those who may not be familiar yet, Account Themes refers to the design theme of your Flex website and registration. When Flex was launched, a user could choose from several default themes offered in the Site Designer or customize and make your own. This was particularly handy for matching organization branding and easily carrying the design colors across every page and aspect of your Cvent event.

    So, with that great enhancement, came the next ask – once we customize our own theme, how can we easily transfer that to another event? Do I have to duplicate the event every time and then restructure it to meet the new event details? Is there an easier way to achieve this and keep my organization's branding and design consistent across any event or user? Welcome: Account Themes!

    With Account Themes, you are able to access it within the Site Designer (or Feedback or Email designer) just as you are used to and customize it to your liking. Once the edits are set, you can simply click Save As and name it. Here, it is added to your Theme Library and can be selected in a future event. Next time you or your colleague are designing in Flex, when you click the Change Theme button you will be brought to a list of your custom account themes, as well as Cvent's standard themes. You can even search or filter by name if you know which one you are looking for. The last simple step is to click Apply, and you are ready to move forward in your event building.

    Check out this helpful Knowledge Base article for more details.

    What do you think of this enhancement? How else have you used Flex themes and design to enhance your organization/event branding? Let us know below! #CventTip


    #Flex-Creating/ManagingEvents

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    Danni Czark
    Senior Associate, Online Community Marketing
    Cvent
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  • 2.  RE: Tip of the Week #31: Flex Account Themes

    Posted 11-10-2020 12:06
    I love this feature! It has helped speed up the process when building registration pages. It also allows for a nice, fresh, updated and cohesive site that is more appealing to look at.

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    Heather Alvarez
    Meetings & Exhibits Coordinator
    Arthrex, Inc.
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  • 3.  RE: Tip of the Week #31: Flex Account Themes

    Posted 11-10-2020 12:10
    I'm glad to hear this! I just built a registration in Flex for an in-person training class taking place at our Headquarters in December. If all goes well, this has the potential of become a recurring, monthly event, and so this feature will really come in handy when we build out 2021 classes.

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    [Nikki] [Burn]
    [Travel Technology Administrator]
    [Maxim Healthcare Group]
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  • 4.  RE: Tip of the Week #31: Flex Account Themes

    Posted 11-11-2020 06:31
    I enjoy the tips, but most do not apply to us.

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    Edward House
    App and Tech Supprt
    Virginia Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
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  • 5.  RE: Tip of the Week #31: Flex Account Themes

    Posted 11-11-2020 12:43
    This is a great feature as it helps speed up the registration process, especially for companies that are constantly building new registrations. It is efficient in saving time and lets the meeting planners focus on the content of the registration page instead of the look.

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    Bri Anguilano
    Meetings And Events Intern
    Arthrex, Inc.
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  • 6.  RE: Tip of the Week #31: Flex Account Themes

    Posted 11-11-2020 14:46
    This is a great feature that will only continue to get better once Flex is able to have a role in CSS design, which is only available in Classic (or so the last I heard this was still not available, I could be wrong?).

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    Chelsea Benge
    Events Software Specialist
    Leading Real Estate Companies Of The World
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  • 7.  RE: Tip of the Week #31: Flex Account Themes

    Cvent Staff
    Posted 11-11-2020 16:17
    Hey, all! Glad to hear this feature is going to such a time-saver for many of you! Let us know more Flex successes below. 

    @Chelsea Benge, we did release a Code Widget in Flex which is used for inline CSS access. For more advanced CSS coding and design, our teams are actively working on this function and hope to release it in the near future! Make sure you are subscribed to Product News to stay in the know through weekly release notes and updates. :)

    Best,

    Danni ​

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    Danni Czark
    Senior Associate, Online Community Marketing
    Cvent
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  • 8.  RE: Tip of the Week #31: Flex Account Themes

    Posted 11-11-2020 16:39
    Really excited for this!

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    Tamara Lee
    Systems Specialist
    The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company("Manulife")
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  • 9.  RE: Tip of the Week #31: Flex Account Themes

    Posted 11-11-2020 15:56
    So excited for this! As we look to build new templates across our account for regional use I know it's going to be a massive time saver!

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    Stacy Wright, CMP
    Senior Manager, US Congresses & Events
    Galderma Laboratories, L.P..
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  • 10.  RE: Tip of the Week #31: Flex Account Themes

    Posted 11-12-2020 12:12
    This is a great to! Thank you for clarifying and sharing.

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    Amy Zientek
    Director of Sales
    Visit Lubbock The Convention and Visitors Bureau
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  • 11.  RE: Tip of the Week #31: Flex Account Themes

    Posted 11-13-2020 10:17
    I love this feature, it's so easy to keep everything branded

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    Coy Rushton
    Graphic Designer
    Primary Residential Mortgage
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  • 12.  RE: Tip of the Week #31: Flex Account Themes

    Community MVP
    Posted 11-13-2020 10:33
    I like this... hopefully we can start using Flex next year - thanks for sharing

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    Andrea Timbes
    CRM Administrator & Lead Catcher
    Visit Fort Worth
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  • 13.  RE: Tip of the Week #31: Flex Account Themes

    Community MVP
    Posted 11-13-2020 16:22
    This is exciting! Between that and the wizard "match the logo" customization, it's been much easier to produce nice Flex websites.

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    Béline FALZON
    Conference Program Specialist II
    California Teachers Association
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  • 14.  RE: Tip of the Week #31: Flex Account Themes

    Community MVP
    Posted 06-07-2021 18:10
    I'm going to make an add-on to my previous answer to say that I love this feature and have been using it heavily! Here are some extra tips for people doing many events a year which all have their own brand identities:
    - start by using a template your organization agrees on, so that you have conventions for title sizes, and a uniform look across (identical placement of the navigation bar and names and order of the pages is useful too). You could even choose to use the same fonts across all events to help link the events together further. 
    - apply that overall template to your event, then upload your specific event graphic or logo and use the wizard to match the colors. 
    - save that new style as its own template so you can use it for the emails and other mini websites like the Speaker Resource Center. 

    Hope that's helpful!

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    Béline FALZON
    Conference Program Specialist II
    California Teachers Association
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  • 15.  RE: Tip of the Week #31: Flex Account Themes

    Community MVP
    Posted 11-16-2020 09:04
    Remember to set up a theme for all of the following:
    1. Registration Website
    2. Email Design
    3. Virtual Attendee Hub
    I start with the Reg Website, so once you have saved that theme, take screenshots of the settings of colors and fonts and paste them into a Word doc. Then go set up your Email Designer theme using your Word Doc as reference. Once that is set up, save your Email Design Theme as an Account theme. And then move onto the Virtual Attendee Hub.

    If you are using the CrowdCompass app, use the same principles.

    And I would, once you save them all as Account Themes, go back and paste screenshots of EACH of the 4 above (or more, if you have additional Cvent integrated tools that have their own designer tool) into a Word Doc and save it on a corporate drive. That way, should you change Cvent instances, you can easily set up your Account- or Event-level design again.

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    Brenda Ainsburg
    Channel Program Manager
    brenda.ainsburg@siemens.com
    Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    United States
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  • 16.  RE: Tip of the Week #31: Flex Account Themes

    Community MVP
    Posted 11-16-2020 11:19
    Sounds like a wonderful feature!

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    Colleen Beck
    Director of Sales & Marketing
    The Westin Tampa Bay
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