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Why Map D is "The Total Package" Event Management Software Solution

By Map D on Aug 3, 2022 2:57:52 PM

What does it mean to be the "total package" in event management software? defines "total package" as describing "something or someone that possesses a complete set of desired or expected characteristics." e.g. "When it comes to Hollywood actors, Brad Pitt is the total package."

Well, dear reader, when it comes to software for managing events, Map D is the total package. 

With new developments like attendee ticket sales and tools to continue earning revenue from your event even after it ends, combined with technology essentials like an event app that's branded your way, and online booth sales, it's easy to see how Map D possesses that "complete set of desired or expected characteristics" for managing all kinds of events. 

There is a lot to share with you, so we've added a table of contents to help you cut to the chase.

Read on for more.


Topics: Insider Events News Featured Posts Virtual Conference virtual events Virtual Trade Show hybrid events News - Tech/General trade shows Map D
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Map D and ARway Make Augmented Reality a Reality for Events

By Map D on Jul 28, 2022 5:00:38 PM

Have you ever heard someone say, “if it weren't for tomorrow, it'd be the future today!” or “the future is unwritten.” Well, dear readers, when it comes to the use of augmented reality (AR) technology in the events space, that future is now! In 2019, the excitement was building, and event organizers, sponsors, and attendees could all see the future and it was thrilling. Unfortunately, there was a different reality that people didn’t see coming - a global pandemic that led to cancellations of industry events around the world. However, as in-person events have returned, so has the use of AR and related technologies. The results are amazing experiences for attendees, more value for sponsors, smoother operations for event managers, and more revenue for venues.

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New attendee ticket sales make Map D the total package software solution for managing events.

By Map D on Jul 21, 2022 2:01:41 PM

We've got big news!

Like, the "oh my gosh we just threw a perfect game of skee-ball and we're going to cash in all our tickets for that giant teddy bear" kind of big news.

Event managers can now sell everything (no seriously, everything) right in one convenient platform with our new Attendee Ticket Sales add-on for Map D.

Topics: Insider Events News Featured Posts Virtual Conference virtual events Virtual Trade Show hybrid events News - Tech/General trade shows Map D
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Map D Feature Spotlight: Pavilions

By Map D on Jun 28, 2022 9:42:10 AM


Pavilions are a recent addition to Map D's platform and can be used to spotlight event content.

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What type of event is your astrological sign?

By Map D on May 27, 2022 10:33:48 AM

With the rising popularity of astrology, it got us thinking:

Is there an event horoscope? What would the event Zodiac look like? And what might your sign reveal about you?

Just as each Zodiac sign has its own unique characteristics and corresponding traits, so does each different type of event.

From intelligent, fast-paced Gemini networking events to trade shows and Capricorns that focus on the bottom line, here's your complete guide to all 12 astrological signs and their corresponding events.

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Live Streaming on Map D is Here

By Map D on May 24, 2022 11:33:10 AM

Jeremy showcases video hosted on Map D in his woodworking demo event.

Virtual and hybrid event sessions just got a major lift on Map D as live streaming video made its way to our event management software this month. 

Topics: Events Livestream virtual events online education hybrid events News - Tech/General trade shows
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Spotlight on Our Partner ESSAE

By Map D on May 11, 2022 6:44:39 PM

The Empire State Society of Association Executives (ESSAE), is a group of professional association executives employed by trade, business, and professional associations based in New York State. ESSAE provides for the exchange of ideas among its members in many ways, but a big way it connects members is through events.

That's where we come in. 

But firsta bit of backstory...

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Now There Are More Ways Than Ever for Your Event to Stand Out With Map D

By Map D on Apr 6, 2022 12:09:36 PM

If the saying is true that March comes in like a lamb and goes out like a lion, then we are roaring into April with some big updates!

Following the new design customizations launched in February, we're adding even more features and updating our user interface to accommodate the new developments!

We're also prepping for even bigger (and long sought after) developments in the next month or two that will help Map D become a more complete solution for event management. 

As with all platform updates, these enhancements are provided at no cost to you and there is no action required by you except to use the new features should you wish to do so.

So what are these changes exactly? Read on for more details. 

Topics: Virtual Conference virtual events hybrid events News - Tech/General trade shows
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Group Demos

By Map D on Mar 22, 2022 12:10:13 AM

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Best Practices for Using an Interactive Map at Your Trade Show

By Map D on Mar 22, 2022 12:09:03 AM

Interactive trade show maps are growing in popularity throughout the expo industry. Though they have been around for at least a decade, the increase in demand for information at the fingertips of exhibitors and attendees means that the ability to display an exhibit hall in an easy-to-use digital way is in higher demand than ever before. 
The issue at hand is that not all maps are the same, and not all show managers use them in the same way. Because of this, the use of a map can either make the experience of being at a show ten times better, or ten times worse.
To help m ake sure that your exhibitors, attendees, and your team are getting the most possible out of an interactive map, we have put together some brief "Best Practices" to help you in promoting the show, generating revenue, and using registration. These are based on experience in working with thousands of shows with people in dozens of countries.
We hope that they are all useful for everyone with a show, but it is certainly something that needs to be evaluated for each event, and its unique market, attendees, and policies. If you are looking for ways to do things better, then you have already won half of the battle. 
Here are 9 of our top suggestions for how you might be able to better use your mapping system:
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