Thursday, January 2, 2014

The Best of 2013 - Our Most-read Posts

When you write a blog post, you never know if it's going to catch people's attention. Some you love don't go anywhere. Some you toss together go crazy!

Now that the year is done and the results are in, we give you the best from the Rentfusion blog in 2013, in order of popularity.

1. iPads for Events, 3 New Ways You Can Use Them 
No surprise here, as iPads are increasingly becoming must-haves to get the most out of conferences and meetings.

2. How Technology Has Changed Trade Shows
We're always talking about these changes, so it's no surprise to us that the rest of the industry is too.

3. 8 Reasons Video Sells At Trade Shows
OK, it's a list post. Who doesn't like lists?

4. How to Get Conference Goers to Use Your Event App
The popularity of this post DID surprise us. We didn't realize so many people were struggling to get people to use the apps they had put so much work into developing. Hope this was put to good use! Thanks to Heidi Thorne for digging into this for us!

5. Venues Face Google Glass Adjustment
Few things sparked as much conversation in person or on Twitter as Google Glass did this year. We took a look beyond "cool" and into what this fascinating new technology could mean to venues in our industry.

6. Being an AV Pro in an IT Centric World
This seed was planted in a Linkedin discussion, and we asked Eric Byrd to hop onto our blog to flesh out the debate for us. Not surprisingly, it sparked even more debate after we published.

7. 5 Cities You Didn't Know Were Great for Meetings and Events
A personal favorite because we got to highlight a few of our favorite under-rated cities like Nashville, St. Louis, and Little Rock.

8. Women in AV - A Q&A With An Advocate 
One of the most important topics in our industry is the lack of female candidates to fill our AV positions and seats in classrooms. Big thank you to Jennifer H. Willard for taking the time to answer our questions and give some challenging responses.

John Dubielak is the Vice President of Operations for Rentfusion, which offers AV rentals, computer rentals, and all manner of equipment for meeting planners, tradeshows, convention hosts, exhibitors and event planners nationwide. Follow Rentfusion on Twitter at @rentfusion and on Linkedin.