Event-specific email fields ๐Ÿ“ง
You can now control the email sender name and email address related to all event communication (e.g. reply-to address) at an event level ๐Ÿ‘Œ
Previously, for all event-related communication, we were using the organization details (name and email), but now you can configure this information (it's optional) for each event in "Key Details" on Balloon Manager.
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Please, note that the sender email address will still be hello@joinballoon.com . This helps with email deliverability (i.e. making sure emails land in your attendees' inboxes) as we follow all the best practices โœ…
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If you don't populate these two new fields, we will just continue to use the organization name and email, so you're covered ๐Ÿ‘
Session & Backstage moderation panel ๐Ÿ”’
We heard you. Having to deal with all the join request pop-ups for busy sessions (and backstage) can get quite overwhelming.
So, now, instead of pop-ups, all these requests will appear at the moderation panel, and you can respond to them at your own time ๐Ÿ‘
Here's how it works:
Change attendee ticket ๐ŸŽŸ
As an organizer, you can now change an attendee's ticket, after they have registered for the event.
It's super easy, all you have to do is go to the "Registrations" section on Balloon Manager for your event, and click on the ticket for an attendee.
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When you click, the list of available tickets for your event will appear and you can select the ticket that you would like to change to.
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Simple, right? ๐Ÿ˜€
โšก๏ธ Closed captions & translations for your stages and sessions โšก๏ธ
We have partnered up with SyncWords and you can now add closed captions and translations to your stages and sessions via our integration โš™๏ธ
If you would like to plan the service for your event, you can get in touch with SyncWords via filling in this form, or reach out via email if you have any questions.
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On Balloon Manager, all you need to do is add the SyncWords session ID (will be provided by SyncWords) to your stage or session, and you're good to go ๐Ÿ™Œ
Book awesome speakers for your next event ๐Ÿคฉ
Organizing and hosting an event can be stressful. We hear you. But guess what, finding speakers just got a lot easier ๐ŸŽ‰
We have partnered up with Badassery and you can now search and book speakers from their platform directly.
Get 15% off by making a selection under the "Balloon Organizer" section and using code
at checkout here.
You will also see the Badassery promo banner in the Speakers section on Balloon Manager.
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Stay tuned for more exciting partnership and Balloon perks announcements ๐Ÿ‘€
Happy booking!
๐Ÿ‘‰ New partner - Book a call to get 10% off!
Are you looking for an all-in-one studio solution for your stages that integrates with our RTMP endpoint? ๐ŸŽฅ
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We have partnered up with Shoflo, book a call to get 10% off on any of their products ๐Ÿ™Œ
"Reception" or "Lounge" or "Home" or...
You can now customize the title of the reception section for your events. Just head over to the "Reception" section on Balloon Manager and add your preferred title ๐Ÿ‘‡
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Automate event registrations ๐Ÿค–
"Can I integrate < insert system name> with Balloon and register users for an event automatically?" ๐Ÿค”
Yes, you can ๐Ÿ‘
We now offer a programmatic way for you to get people registered for an event. It's as simple as adding a call to our API, passing some data (including some authentication information), and voila! Your attendees will be automatically registered for your event ๐Ÿ‘
It works in a similar way as our bulk upload (available only on the Enterprise plan), just attendee-by-attendee instead of bulk.
If you would like to know more about how to use this feature, shoot us an email at hello@joinballoon.com, and we will happily walk you through it!
p.s. We will be rolling out more integration options in the near future, including our Zapier integration, so stay tuned!
Custom favicon and app loading icon ๐ŸŽจ
We know you love our white-label feature. We do too โค๏ธ
We have spent countless hours ticking and un-ticking that checkbox and experimenting with color combinations to make our events look (even more) beautiful ๐Ÿ˜ป
Well, guess what, your white-labeled events are now even more white-labeled ๐Ÿ‘€
Say hello to custom favicons (the icon that shows on your browser tab, yes one of the 45 tabs you have open now) and custom app loading icons!
I contemplated trying to explain this in writing but I gave up. Here's a video for you ๐Ÿ˜€
White-label is available only on our Enterprise plan, and if you commit to an annual plan you save 20% ๐ŸŽ‰
Target notifications ๐ŸŽฏ
You can now create a notification with a title, some description, and even links, and send it out in real-time to attendees in specific areas of your event, or to all attendees even!
Here's how it works:
You will see a new link, "Notifications", on the left sidebar on Balloon Manager, just under the "Misc" section:
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Once you click on it, you will be able to create a new notification
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Here's an example of a notification:
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You can select the target criteria for your notification, i.e. attendees on which event area should the notification be delivered to:
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You can also add links (external or internal, within your event) and even customize the text for the button. If you want your notification to have a link that is.
Finally, here's how the notification looks on the event:
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Beautiful ha? ๐Ÿ˜
This is a great tool that can be used for multiple purposes: from housekeeping rules to engagement, and why not, to even better monetize your event. For example, you can send real-time notifications about one of your sponsors, to attendees attending a certain stage ๐Ÿ‘Œ
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