Blog Relaunch

VIP Event Resources, the team behind the industry leading destination management software VIPER, is thrilled to announce the relaunch of our blog. We will be regularly adding exciting and informative content about relevant industry news, VIPER product information and suggestions, and tips to help your business thrive within the evolving paradigm of the destination management

2019-04-04T10:05:39-06:00January 14th, 2013|eventRFP, viper|0 Comments

We’re putting together an “experts panel”

About a month ago, we started recruiting providers to eventRFP, and now we have a database of DMCs around the world who have made themselves available to receive the RFPs that meeting planners prepare. Last week, we launched eventRFP to the general public, and now we’re doing everything we can to spread the word and

2019-04-04T10:05:40-06:00June 18th, 2012|eventRFP|0 Comments

Launching eventRFP

Today is the culmination of many months of hard work from the entire VIPER team, and a major step forward in our quest to bring powerful automation tools to the meetings and events industry. We launch eventRFP! Just over a month ago, we did our “provider launch,” opening eventRFP up for DMCs to enroll, in

2019-04-04T10:05:40-06:00June 12th, 2012|eventRFP|0 Comments

The very crowded world of online venue booking

Working on eventRFP has made me very interested in what other companies are doing in the online meeting planning space. The current 800 pound gorilla in the industry, Cvent, has made a big push into trying to corner the market for self-service online venue/hotel booking with the Cvent Supplier Network, but as I did a

2019-04-04T10:05:40-06:00June 7th, 2012|eventRFP|0 Comments

Countering Widespread Ignorance of a DMC’s Benefits

Destination Management is an obscure industry. The entire meetings and events segment isn't exactly high in the minds of the general public, though when you explain to people that there are firms that facilitate corporate meetings and other large group events, people tend to nod their heads in a "you learn something new every day" sort of

2019-04-04T10:05:40-06:00May 7th, 2012|eventRFP|0 Comments

The Big Bet

Today we sent out another eventRFP-related email announcement, and one of the things we talked about was this dawning realization we've had that a lot of dominant and up-and-coming industry players don't have DMCs' best interests at heart. It's not so much that they're trying to put them out of business, but they're content to

2019-04-04T10:05:40-06:00May 3rd, 2012|eventRFP|0 Comments

Challenges with Email Marketing

As part of our eventRFP release, we've been sending out announcements to current and potential customers via email, and we hit some roadblocks on the evening of our big rollout. We've been using a tool called Mailchimp for our email campaigns, which is pretty popular, largely because its free level is very generous. (If you send fewer than

2019-04-04T10:05:41-06:00May 2nd, 2012|eventRFP|0 Comments