EventCoup's pictorially gorgeous and chock full of great links presentation on 2011 Event Trends is a great read. Created by Julius Solaris. Check it out here. Some Maven thoughts on the links inside...
Klout.com - I've seen Klout mentioned a number of times in the past couple of weeks, our Twitter handle - creativemavens - got a "10" and "explorer" rating. Mashable who tweets a ton is an "85" so not too shabby... Klout seems to be the It Girl of this season. I like that they are calling themselves the "standard" for influence. Pretty darn bold. Good for them. Businesses love to know how they rate - this is perfect for the ROI driven VP.
Flowtown - Hmmm, its January 4th folks, what's up? Sign up closed for "renovation".
Four Square - I know its popular, I know how to use it, but I LIKE being elusive. I turn it on when I'm at an event.
CitizenM - I love this site and the concept. Haven't been to Amsterdam in about a year and a half so haven't tried the hotel, but am bookmarking for another time.
IdeaPaint - The design of their website is stunning. I'm wracking my brain of a wall somewhere that I can paint.
UserVoice - I use Zoomerang for surveys to gather feedback from clients, it works well, but doesn't blow the doors off anything. I like the overview for UserVoice so I'm going to give it a try after end of our next project.
Get Satisfaction - This is a great website. Super cool hybrid of fun/cheeky design, part blog, part straight up professional info. I smell industry standard here.
Let me know what you liked and what you use of Julius' list, inquiring minds.
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