Session & Backstage moderation panel πŸ”’
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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 πŸ‘
Here's how it works:
Change attendee ticket 🎟
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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? πŸ˜€
⚑️ Closed captions & translations for your stages and sessions ⚑️
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We have partnered up with SyncWords and you can now add closed captions and translations to your stages and sessions via our integration βš™οΈ
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 πŸ™Œ
Book awesome speakers for your next event 🀩
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Organizing and hosting an event can be stressful. We hear you. But guess what, finding speakers just got a lot easier πŸŽ‰
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
BalloonHost15
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 πŸ‘€
Happy booking!
πŸ‘‰ New partner - Book a call to get 10% off!
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Are you looking for an all-in-one studio solution for your stages that integrates with our RTMP endpoint? πŸŽ₯
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We have partnered up with Shoflo, book a call to get 10% off on any of their products πŸ™Œ
"Reception" or "Lounge" or "Home" or...
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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 πŸ‘‡
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Automate event registrations πŸ€–
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"Can I integrate < insert system name> with Balloon and register users for an event automatically?" πŸ€”
Yes, you can πŸ‘
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 πŸ‘
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 🎨
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We know you love our white-label feature. We do too ❀️
We have spent countless hours ticking and un-ticking that checkbox and experimenting with color combinations to make our events look (even more) beautiful 😻
Well, guess what, your white-labeled events are now even more white-labeled πŸ‘€
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 πŸ˜€
White-label is available only on our Enterprise plan, and if you commit to an annual plan you save 20% πŸŽ‰
Target notifications 🎯
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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? 😍
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 πŸ‘Œ
Slido polls and Q&A's πŸ™Œ
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You can now integrate your own Slido polls and Q&A's on Balloon, it's super simple πŸ‘Œ
You just need to go to the event "Key Details" (if you're looking to set up event-wide polls/Q&A's) and enter the Slido event URL, as well as the tab titles, and the URL's for your polls and Q&A. As always we have added some helpful links for you to find how to get these URLs.
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Once you fill in this information, the Slido tabs will start appearing on the right sidebar.
(in this example, we have filled in "Poll" and "Q&A" as the tab titles)
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And this is how the polls and Q&A will show in your event:
Polls
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Q&A
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Depending on your Slido plan, you will be able to customize, the look and feel of the embedded widget.
You can integrate Slido for your whole event (in which case the Slido tabs will be visible on all event areas on the right side), and/or on specific stages, sessions, or Expo booths. If you have Slido both configured for the event and for any of the event areas mentioned earlier, the more specific one takes precedence, e.g. the Expo Slido poll/Q&A when you are in a Slido-enabled Expo booth.
Enjoy πŸ—³ πŸ™‹β€β™€οΈ
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