9 Go-To Resources for Event Planners

July 23, 2019 - By: Shauny Silas

Do you feel like your to-do list is constantly growing without ever actually making a dent in it? You're probably not alone. Work smarter, not harder with these trustworthy online resources every event planner should be using.


1. Events.com

We are everything you could have ever asked for in an event management platform and more (shameless plug). We offer every event planner a personalized experience with support unlike any other event planning platform. We do our best to keep things simple for you by providing data with digestible information and downloadable reports that helps you keep track of what’s going on with your event.


2. Google Drive

This one may seem obvious to all you event connoisseurs, but it is an important event planning tool. Keep all your documents, sheets, presentations, emails, photos, and any other event management items you need in one central location. Google Drive makes it easy to give access to as many people as you’d like, and gives you the power to grant different levels of permissions to each individual.


3. Slideshare

If there was ever a time you needed to quickly share presentation slides without worrying about tech issues, SlideShare has got your back. SlideShare was founded in 2006 and has been making it easier and faster to share your knowledge (in the form of slides) with anyone.


4. Basecamp

Basecamp is a project management and team communication tool that can help you organize and accomplish practically any project with any size team. Basecamp is easy to navigate and will help you keep track of the progress of any project (long-term, short-term or anywhere in between) for your event management process.


5. Google Alerts

You need to make sure your event marketing is staying relevant and newsworthy. Google Alerts will also help you monitor your brand name, industry news, relevant blogs to help your event management process, and even give you ideas on what to do next in your event planning process.


6. Slack

“Whatever work you do, you can do it in Slack.” Words straight from the pros themselves, Slack allows you to have easy communication and collaboration with teams of any size. Built-in reminder alerts and integrated file sharing are just a few aspects that make using Slack an obvious choice for event planners to improve their efficiency.


7. Hootsuite

Give yourself the gift of more time doing things to help your event be as successful as possible with Hootsuite. Hootsuite is a social media management platform that lets you connect and manage all your social media channels in one place. Schedule posts, track metrics and find leads on social media with Hootsuite.


8. Pinterest

Pinterest has something for everybody. You may have used it to help get ideas on DIY projects, homemade recipes, the perfect gift or even workouts. It’s time to use Pinterest to get some inspiration on unique ideas for your event. Use Pinterest to create boards for all aspects of your event whether it be invitations, decor, food set-up or event ideas for unique swag. Pinterest is also a good tool to help improve your branding. Create mood boards and color schemes that will have any attendee impressed with your design efforts.


9. IFTTT

If This Then That (IFTTT) helps you connect and automate everything, especially tasks you find yourself doing over and over again. IFTTT also allows you to gain insights into who your online event community is are and helps improve engagement with them. For example, if someone Tweets using your branded hashtag, you can create an action with IFTTT to automatically send that person a message.

 

Cut down on your cutthroat schedule with these nine go-to event planner resources. Start with the easiest one by creating your next event on Events.com.