25 Reasons Virtual and Hybrid Events are Hot

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We are thrilled to receive, for the second year in a row, Lead411’s “Hottest Companies in Midwest” award. Lead411’s list started with 1,559 companies and was narrowed down to the top 60, of which we’re honored to be part of.

“We have been tracking fast companies for our customers for the past 10 years,” said Tom Blue, CEO of Lead411, “and we felt it was important to recognize these growing brands publicly.”

Top 5 Reasons to Attend Smart CMO Virtual Forum

(Note: This event is now available on-demand – registration is still open!)

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On Thursday, June 16, 2011, a global community of marketing executives will gather at Smart CMO Virtual Forum. Smart CMO is a virtual event produced by VIVA Creative and JAGENCY and hosted on the INXPO virtual events platform. Here are our top five reasons to attend Smart CMO.

Why Your Hybrid Event Needs a Virtual Emcee

why your hybrid event needs a virtual emcee


A hybrid event combines a physical, face-to-face event with a “digital extension” that broadens the reach of the event (online). One of the challenges of producing a successful hybrid event is ensuring that the virtual (online) audience is heard and, finding ways to connect the face-to-face and virtual audiences.

Virtual emcees can address this challenge. They’ll appear on-site at the face-to-face event, but serve as an advocate for the online audience. They’ll convey the “on-site buzz” to the virtual audience and connect on-site attendees to the online attendees (and vice versa).