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  • 1.  Featured Content on Attendee Hub Website

    Cvent Staff
    Posted 10-20-2021 10:52

    Hello and welcome to the next edition of Tip of the Week! Let’s cover some fantastic ways to make your homepage of the Attendee Website in your Attendee Hub event the most exciting space. Any page’s real estate for a virtual event is important, but take a look at these options to highlight extra valuable information or even use it for sponsor and exhibitor revenue.  

    • Featured Sessions 
    • Looking to showcase your important keynote or even sponsored sessions? Choose up to 3 at a time to show as your Featured Sessions on the homepage. If the session has ended, it will no longer appear in this section, so you can even consider adding more if you’d like to keep this section active all the way through the end of the event. 
    • To use this, simply select ‘Yes’ next to the field within the session itself ‘Feature session on website and app.’   
    • Featured Exhibitors  
    • To highlight important exhibitors or even use it as an incentive for your larger sponsor/exhibitor packages, consider featuring up to 8 exhibitors on your homepage through Featured Exhibitors.  
    • To use this, it is another simple process. Within your Flex event, navigate to Exhibitors > Exhibitor Management. Select the name of the exhibitor > Options dropdown > Edit exhibitor > Toggle ‘Featured’ to green under the Exhibitor Statuses section.  
    • Custom Cards 
    • Sometimes it is important to highlight external content to your attendees. That’s where custom cards can come in. These are cards that can include a single link, link gallery, single video, or video gallery content. You can upload a custom image and provide a header name so your attendees know what they may want to click on and learn more about. 
    • This feature allows you to get creative, whether you point to additional sponsor collateral, external trainings for your product, videos from YouTube, and so much more. Cvent has used these for our own events, and pointed back to different resources such as our very own Community, Celebrity program, Certification, and more.  
    • There is a lot to explore for these features, so check out this helpful article to learn more.  
    • For a snapshot, here is a great image of cards in action. 

     

    Questions for You: 

    • How have you used these features for your Attendee Hub event? 
    • How else would you be interested in showcasing important content? 

     

    Let us know below! #CventTip


    #Flex-Creating/ManagingEvents
    #ManagingVirtualEvents

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    Andrea Zobens
    Online Community Manager, Cvent
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  • 2.  RE: Featured Content on Attendee Hub Website

    Community MVP
    Posted 10-26-2021 14:02
    Hi Andrea, 

    Thank you for recap on all the features of that homepage! There's sometimes a lot going on there depending on your event, so I'd like to share a couple of the things we do: 
    - one of our featured exhibitor is actually the virtual conference helpdesk booth we build. We upload a big red logo to make it visible, and have a ! at the beginning of the name to get it sorted at the top. 
    - some of our conferences use their own feedback surveys, hosted outside of Cvent. Once the built-in Cvent survey are marked inactive, the top of home page "got feedback?' card will disappear. We instead build the link to the outside survey as a custom card. 
    - we only add our general sessions to the featured sessions to avoid making it overwhelming. Especially with the "Coming Next" section. 

    Cheers,

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    Béline FALZON
    Conference Program Specialist II
    California Teachers Association
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  • 3.  RE: Featured Content on Attendee Hub Website

    Posted 10-27-2021 13:35
    Great info and links.  I have a related question regarding the More menu. Are the items in that menu dropdown essentially cards or pages? What are the limitations and capabilities?

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    Renee Corley
    Program Manager, Strategic Marketing Events
    Micro Focus
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  • 4.  RE: Featured Content on Attendee Hub Website

    Cvent Staff
    Posted 10-29-2021 11:20
    Edited by Megha Jetley 10-29-2021 11:20
    Hey @Renee Corley,
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    Megha Jetley
    Assistant Manager
    Cvent Marketing Department
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  • 5.  RE: Featured Content on Attendee Hub Website

    Posted 10-28-2021 05:00
    Hello Andrea, 

    We have used custom cards to show downloadable brochures and tools out firms are willing to share with the audience. And we have used featured sessions and exhibitors to highlight our main sponsor and the session where the main sponsor is presenting. 

    We found these very useful but think it would be very beneficial if we could customise the tbs at the top of the attendee hub to create new pages with information we consider relevant. 

    Thank you, L

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    Laura Maestro
    CSE
    Nexia International
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  • 6.  RE: Featured Content on Attendee Hub Website

    Cvent Staff
    Posted 10-29-2021 09:57
    Hi Laura,

    Thank you for sharing! Sounds like that could be a great idea to post!


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    Andrea Zobens
    Online Community Manager, Cvent
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  • 7.  RE: Featured Content on Attendee Hub Website

    Posted 11-01-2021 08:35
    This is great content! I'm especially interested in the custom card feature and how this can be utilized to drive vendor engagement, possibly additional opportunities for sponsorship. In addition to the "Featured Exhibitors" function, I envision showing examples of custom links and videos to potential sponsors as something they can opt-in to for extra exposure.

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    Bouran Qaddumi
    SR MANAGER, NATIONAL FIELD TRAINING
    Cajun Operating Company d/b/a Church's Chicken
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  • 8.  RE: Featured Content on Attendee Hub Website

    Community MVP
    Posted 11-01-2021 09:19
    Very helpful information! We do not yet have Attendee Hub, but will be making the switch in a few months. Super excited!

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    Lori Wildman
    Senior Marketing Manager
    DuCharme, McMillen & Associates, Inc.
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