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Huddle of the Week #9: Departmental Collaboration in the Virtual Setting

  • 1.  Huddle of the Week #9: Departmental Collaboration in the Virtual Setting

    Cvent Staff
    Posted 17 days ago

    Hi, Cvent Community! We're here with our next Huddle of the Week discussion. One aspect of the new virtual normal we have realized here at Cvent is how much stronger our partnership between marketers and event planners has become. There are so many responsibilities and tasks that are now closely tied together. With that said, hosting a virtual event and adapting your event program takes work. We want to hear how your departmental collaboration has changed during these times.

    • Which department have you worked closest with during these times and your shift to virtual? (For a few examples, we have seen great collaboration in marketing, technology, and IT.)
    • Which department do you expect to continue to collaborate with more, even when our industry returns to in-person events?
    • If you'd like to share, provide one example from your organization's cross-department successes! 

    As always, feel free to share your experiences, thoughts, and feedback below! If you have any questions for your peers, always ask below, as well. #HuddleoftheWeek #VoiceIt


    #ManagingVirtualEvents

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    Danni Czark
    Senior Associate, Online Community Marketing
    Cvent
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  • 2.  RE: Huddle of the Week #9: Departmental Collaboration in the Virtual Setting

    Posted 16 days ago
    • Which department have you worked closest with during these times and your shift to virtual? We work with many departments on a regular basis but there has been more of an interaction with our IT department, our Salesforce team, as well as our marketing team! 
    • Which department do you expect to continue to collaborate with more, even when our industry returns to in-person events? Marketing


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    Chelsea Benge
    Events Software Specialist
    Leading Real Estate Companies Of The World
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  • 3.  RE: Huddle of the Week #9: Departmental Collaboration in the Virtual Setting

    Posted 15 days ago
    We've been working with IT a lot more making sure systems are up and running to assist with virtual events

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    Coy Rushton
    Graphic Designer
    Primary Residential Mortgage
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  • 4.  RE: Huddle of the Week #9: Departmental Collaboration in the Virtual Setting

    Posted 14 days ago
    • Which department have you worked closest with during these times and your shift to virtual? (For a few examples, we have seen great collaboration in marketing, technology, and IT.) Our privacy/legal team. Since we're no longer getting our leads from tradeshows we've had to work a lot more on getting permissions to send emails.
    • Which department do you expect to continue to collaborate with more, even when our industry returns to in-person events? Marketing operations.
    • If you'd like to share, provide one example from your organization's cross-department successes! 


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    Rachel Sigley
    Sr. Brand Marketing Manager
    Tata America International Corporation
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  • 5.  RE: Huddle of the Week #9: Departmental Collaboration in the Virtual Setting

    Posted 14 days ago
    • Which department have you worked closest with during these times and your shift to virtual? We have worked more closely with upper management, quality services to create new data analytics, and with marketing
    • Which department do you expect to continue to collaborate with more, even when our industry returns to in-person events? We will be working more closely with our Improvement Services department and our new Learning Community department. We are also creating a new Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity group that will be fun to connect with.
    • If you'd like to share, provide one example from your organization's cross-department successes! We have created drop-in calls where people can show up (or not) and share on a specified topic or another topic that needs to be addressed in a cross-department mindset


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    Amanda Adams
    Mid-Atlantic Territory Client Services Coordinator
    Cognia, Inc.
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  • 6.  RE: Huddle of the Week #9: Departmental Collaboration in the Virtual Setting

    Posted 13 days ago
    Danielle,

    we are working on our annual meeting, and it's a collaboration between our Convention Services & Marketing and then our hotel partner who will host our meeting. We then will work with their IT department... it's in the early stages but it helps that we have held this meeting there for the past 2 years, and just have to scale it down. So overall (as we are planning on an in-person event) we expect it to be smooth.

    Andrea

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    Andrea Timbes
    CRM Administrator & Lead Catcher
    Visit Fort Worth
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  • 7.  RE: Huddle of the Week #9: Departmental Collaboration in the Virtual Setting

    Posted 13 days ago
    Hey everyone! Great reading the threads and learning from each of you! Thank you for sharing!

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    Colleen Beck
    Director of Sales & Marketing
    The Westin Tampa Bay
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  • 8.  RE: Huddle of the Week #9: Departmental Collaboration in the Virtual Setting

    Posted 10 days ago
    • Which department have you worked closest with during these times and your shift to virtual? Our AV Company
    • Which department do you expect to continue to collaborate with more, even when our industry returns to in-person events? CSM and AV


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    Colleen Beck
    Director of Sales & Marketing
    The Westin Tampa Bay
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  • 9.  RE: Huddle of the Week #9: Departmental Collaboration in the Virtual Setting

    Posted 10 days ago
    We have such a small team (Marketing), that we do it all with really no assist from other departments. The only exception is that we do slice and dice our attendee data and provide customized reports for our sales team - these reports come from our research team, which falls under the Sales department umbrella.

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