By Kemp Gallineau, CEO, Groups360

Fourth quarter is the busiest time in the meeting industry as we all try to wrap up the year successfully.

At the same time, it’s never too early to begin planning for 2015.

This post features seven infographics about meeting planning that we curated from Pinterest. Most of them focus on technology for events, including social media marketing, website development and how technology is impacting the way potential attendees choose meetings. We also touch on sponsor needs and overall event planning.

I hope you find some inspiration in these infographics for your next meeting.

Sample Social Media Plan for Events

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This infographic is a good outline for developing the first draft of your social media plan for events. It includes ideas for what do to before, during after your event for the major social media networks and your blog.

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The Social Event

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Sticking with social media, this infographic goes into more detail about how event marketers are using social media. Make sure to check out the do’s and don’ts for Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and LinkedIn.

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Anatomy of an Effective Event Website

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A great website is an important first step to attracting attendees, selling tickets and meeting your attendance goals. “Anatomy of an Effective Event Website” includes many recommendations for your next event website. Responsiveness – the ability to see your website on mobile phones and tablets – is something your potential attendees will expect.

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Event Marketing from A to Z

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Here’s another great infographic that covers many of the your digital and online marketing projects to consider for your next event. Make sure to review the follow-up recommendations for once your event is over.

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How Technology is Changing Events

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We all have to keep up with technology and, especially, how our customers are using it. This infographic delves into the impact of technology on events and how it is changing the buying habits of potential attendees.

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What Sponsors Want

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Almost every event needs sponsors, and those sponsors have needs events have to meet. This infographic does a nice job of covering what sponsors want, what they hope to accomplish and how they measure the value of sponsorships.

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Anatomy of a Successful Event

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To wrap it up, this infographic is a good reminder of everything that goes into making a successful event. It’s a good refresher to make sure that your checklists are up to date for 2015.

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Looking For More

If you like these infographics, then you may want to check out this Pinterest board that has many more infographics.

Of course, if you need help planning for 2015, then contact EventaGlobal today. We’ll be glad to help you make 2015 your best year yet.