In today’s rapidly developing world, event planners are constantly utilizing technology to make their lives easier. At AOO Events, our event producers are passionate about creating seamless experiences for their clients. In order to accomplish this, our team stays organized with several mobile apps that creates a winning experience for all. We recently caught up with our executive producer, C.J. Stermer and our lead floral designer Jason Vorse to get their suggestions on the best apps for event planners.
LinkedIn : The LinkedIn app is a valuable tool for staying connected with people within the event industry and beyond. “It’s all about connections and for what we do it is all about relationships and being able to connect with people quickly,” said Stermer. We completely agree. In fact, living in a mobile world it is really hard to be at the desk these days. “The meeting and event wold is not about sitting at a desk anymore.”
Pinterest: This one is a no-brainer for creatives. “Pinterest is one simple stop for inspiration,” says Vorse. Pinterest is indeed a valuable visual network equipped with millions of photos from around the world. The great thing about Pinterest is the ability to pin anything you want, which has become a go-to library for designers that need that extra creative fuel. The ability to organize Pinterest boards is also a draw for many designers that need help staying structured.
Venmo: Venmo has become one of the most convenient ways to process digital payments. The app is connected to your Facebook account, which creates a sort of financial networking party. Payments can be made privately or publicly and can be also liked or commented on. Besides the social factor, Venmo provides event professionals with a new way to save time by transferring payments right from their cell phone. “Venmo is a lot quicker than doing a wire transfer and we are all about saving time,” said Stermer.
Scanner Pro : Scanner Pro is an easy to use mobile scanner that can be directly downloaded to any mobile device. “Being on site often, scanner apps such as scanner pro are super easy and convenient,” says Vorse. “If I need to send something to a client or vendor I don’t have to rush back to the office and can use my phone to send important docs as quickly as possible.” Scanner Pro gives our team an easy way to keep our customer service efforts flawless and responsive.
Dropbox : In this digital age, Dropbox is an extremely useful cloud-based tool for any professional that needs quick access to important files. “Say goodbye to binders, Dropbox gives me a way to keep resources accessible in one place.” said Stermer. Event planners can agree. Dropbox is a mostly free service that allows us to bring files, photos, docs and videos just about anywhere we need to be.
Whats App: Whats App provides a useful text message [and now voice calling] platform to easily communicate with international clients. “When personalizing a message, Email isn’t always the best form of communication. On Whats App I can reach out to international clients without incurring an expensive phone bill, it’s definitely a must have in this day and age.” said Stermer.
At AOO Events we use every single one of these apps to make our jobs easier and communicate more efficiently. These apps give us the tools to be able to keep the lines of communication open and continue to develop global partnerships in the ever changing world of event design.