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Difficulties Integrating Data Between 3rd Parties

It would be nice to simply share integrations from one show to another, but it isn't always as easy as we dream up. Here are a few reasons why data integrations can sometimes be challenging - but not impossible!


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Print Is Not Dead

Here's a software company sharing success stories of printed pieces at trade shows and conferences around the country. I'd love to get your feedback on what your attendees find helpful while onsite.



CEIR's 2017 Attendee Floor Engagement Study

Haven't heard of the 2017 CEIR Attendee Floor Engagement Study yet? It's a helpful series outlining what trade shows are doing to engage attendees on the show floor.


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5-ish Essential Items You Should Bring to a Trade Show or Conference

You should probably bring more than just what's on this list if you really want to be successful at a trade show. But maybe there's something on here you didn't think of before?


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Know Your Show-er: Lauren Zumbahlen

When she's not selling advertising, she's traveling the world. Here's a behind-the-scenes look at one of our Exhibitor Advertising Managers.


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Preparation for IAEE's Expo! Expo! 2017

Tradeshows are inherently designed as the perfect platform to launch new products, right? We think so – and it's why we're debuting another addition to our software at this year's Expo! Expo! that your group can use to help organize and market your event.


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You Can Have Fun at Work, Too

We do all sorts of things to keep employees on their toes, having fun, and connected to one another. It might not be ground-breaking, but here are three things we did this past summer to bond as a group.


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An Ode to our Beloved Print Map Table

Sometimes it's necessary to say goodbye to things we love. And while our product lineup isn't changing, our need for square footage inside our building is.


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Will Apple's New App Review Guidelines Affect Your Mobile App?

Today's post gets a little technical, so we brought in someone who knows what he's talking about. Here's some mobile app development talk from John Sullivan, our Director of Mapping & Interactive Technology.


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4 Built-In Features of the MYS Directory

With a product as robust and jam-packed as our Directory Floor Plan & Search, it can be difficult to show-off every single feature utilized by our ever-growing customer base. Did you know we had these four attributes already available for your use?


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Come See Us This Summer/Fall

When you work in an industry that revolves around traveling and throwing parties (okay, events), it doesn't take a lot to convince us to show up to industry events. Here's where we'll be over the next two months.


John Sullivan

Know Your Show-er: John Sullivan

When they're not servicing your trade show software, they're leading pretty interesting lives. A behind-the-scenes look at our Director of Mapping & Interactive Technology



We Love Criticism, Especially If You Help Us Grow

We've been lucky enough to receive all sorts of reactions to our products over the last decade - mostly positive. And frankly speaking, we'd like more if you're willing.


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How Do You Measure Customer Service?

Today's blog post is a guest post from someone who's been with Map Your Show since its inception - our Project Manager, Jane Sweatt.


Map Your Show Summertime

Increasing Your Summertime Productivity

School's out, families are traveling, and your boss isn't here after lunch on Fridays. Your motivation to work in the summer is wholly owned by you and you alone. Here's a look at what some of our staff does to get through those summertime daydreams.


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4 Tips to Maximizing Your Exhibitor Dashboard

Your exhibitors already have a place to log-on and see everything related to your show, right? Check out our recommendations for maximizing the setup of your event's exhibitor dashboard.


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The Map Your Show Commercial

Here's our best shot at explaining what we do in less than 2 minutes. If only the filming of this took 2 minutes...


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Considerations Before, During & After Software Integrations

Integrating two or more software systems into a seamless solution doesn't always go the way you'd like. There are several stops along the way where an integration can get derailed. Check out our tips for making sure communication between all parties is up to snuff.


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Know Your Show-er: Don Walter

When they're not servicing your trade show software, they're leading pretty interesting lives. A behind-the-scenes look at our ivory-ticklin' server administrator & applications developer.


Exhibitions Day 2017

#ExhibitionsDay 2017 is Here

Join our industry today and tomorrow as we come together on Capitol Hill to build awareness on the importance of the events and exhibitions industry.


Map Your Show Mobile App Version 3

Announcing: Version 3 of MYS Mobile

It's hard to believe the first MYS mobile app launched just a few years ago with IMTS 2014. Fast forward to today, and we've already partnered with over 80 trade shows to evolve our initial app into our latest offering - Version 3!


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4 Tips for Increasing Exhibitor Engagement Before Your Show

You only have so many touch points until some exhibitors tune out your emails and correspondence. Here are four tips for improving engagement of your exhibitors before your next trade show.


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Recap of the MYS Show Dashboard Release Event

On Tuesday, May 16th, MYS hosted an afternoon of education, networking, and fun centered on the release of the brand-new Show Dashboard management system. Couldn't make it? Here's a recap of what you missed.


Unwritten Trade Show Week

The Unwritten (yet Typical) Trade Show Week

Whether you're gone a few days or away for more than a week... There always seems to be a familiar progression to how we deal with the outside world while at a trade show.


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Know Your Show-er: Drew Martin

How well do you know our Show-ers? We're giving you an all-access pass to get to know the MYS team, and this month we're featuring our Data master, Drew Martin.


Map Your Show Young Professionals

VIDEO: Young Professionals Within the Events Industry

Check out our interview with Shannon Payne from the American Thoracic Society as we discuss how she helped jump start the YP organization within her local IAEE chapter.


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Personalizing Your Event Management Software

Whether you're initially researching an event management software or already implementing it, here are a few concerns when it comes to making your software your own.



NPE2018 Space Draw: The NFL Draft of Booth Sales

See how one show adds both excitement and builds anticipation at their triennial space draw event.


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The MYS Show Dashboard Release Event

Join us next month as we debut the new MYS Show Dashboard - either in-person or through our livestream.


Map Your Show Trade Show Floor Plan Design

VIDEO: Designing a Trade Show Floor (Part 2)

The second part of our two-part series with Rich Prausa from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM). In this interview, Rich describes what happens to a floor plan as it gets close to the event.


Map Your Show Trade Show Floor Plan Design

VIDEO: Designing a Trade Show Floor (Part 1)

Rich Prausa, from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), joins us in part one of a two-part series to shed light on how he initially lays out a floor plan for the large events AEM produces.



Finding a True Software Partner

Knowing how to dance the delicate line between vendor and partner is different based on each client's needs. Here's the story of our partnership with the National Association of Broadcasters.


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Using a Single-Sign-On to Improve User Experience

Chances are you're using multiple vendors to accomplish the various tasks that come with exhibitors and attendees converging on one city for a few days, and that's ok. Here are tips for how to combine these vendors and systems behind just one login.


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Know Your Show-er: Jane Sweatt

Do you know our Show-ers? We're giving you a behind-the-scenes look at our team. This month, it's our very own Jane Sweatt.


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8 Tips to Promoting Your Event's Mobile App

Do attendees know about your event's mobile app? Our 8 tips for promoting your mobile app will ensure your attendees are well on their way to a successful event.


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Your Trade Show Needs a Mobile App

Most of your exhibitors and attendees have smartphones now. You're probably doing them a disservice if you don't offer a mobile app specific to your trade show or event.


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What Your Exhibitor Showcase Says About You

When exhibiting at a trade show, it's important to get your word out, right? Here are examples of why you should be concerned about your profile on a trade show website or mobile app.


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3 Steps for Choosing a Trade Show to Exhibit At

Maybe your industry has several trade shows where you can exhibit. Maybe it doesn't. Either way, here are three quick steps to help you choose which events you need to be a part of.


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Integrating the MYS Directory Into Your Website

With more and more trade shows extending their digital footprint, here are a few tips to really show off what exhibitors or education you have at your upcoming event.


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IAEE's Newest Chapter: Mid-South

The time has come for IAEE to continue its growth into the middle of the United States, and Map Your Show is thrilled to be a part of the new Mid-South Chapter.


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4 Keys to Delivering Excellent Customer Service

Being a service provider to many while also a client to others gives us a unique perspective when it comes to customer service. Check out our four tips for creating and maintaining excellent customer relationships.


Map Your Show Blog

5 Event & Trade Show Sites I'm Reading Right Now

Even with the assistance of today's digital tools, it's hard to stay on top of every piece of trade show content. Here are the five event & trade show blogs I check most often.


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How Unique Mailings Helped Us Gain Booth Traffic

Because we exhibit at several trade shows each year, it can be a challenge to come up with effective marketing campaigns. Here are two of the most successful pre-show mailings we've ever implemented.


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Know Your Show-er: Jason Clust

When they're not servicing your trade shows, they're leading pretty interesting lives. A behind-the-scenes look with one of our top-notch Account Managers here at Map Your Show.


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4 Tips for Excellent Event Website Design

Looking to improve your event website? Check out these 4 tips to keep in mind when redesigning your event's website.


Some of the first Map Your Show CD-ROMS

How Map Your Show Started

Curious how Map Your Show got its start? Discover the background behind an event software company that continues to grow after a decade on the scene.


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You're Starting a Blog?

It's 2017 and we've finally hopped into the world of blogging. Past due? Hardly. We have plenty of great stories, tips, and tricks to share with the events and trade show world. Check out our first post and stay tuned for weekly updates.