Pop Up Calendar Invite Modals

December 3, 2016 / Arnie McKinnis  / 
screen-shot-2016-12-02-at-8-13-31-pmNote 2018 Update  – This was an orginal post of of our 1st version of software that is no longer available.  I thought I would leave the post as a reminder and a small Easter egg for Arnie and I on some of the first requirements.  As we continue to build and experiment with Calendar Modals for the Mobile phone, we stumble upon some good mockups around trying to get responsive design to work across desktop and mobile. In this case we believe this one is going to work well.  We have standardized on BANNER, CALENDAR INFO, INVITE EMAIL BOX, CALENDAR MESSAGE, COUPON, SHOW MORE , SHOW LESS as a standardized Template for our script generator.  We have over 20 modals running today for Web Iframe Embed.

Center Splash Page Calendar Invite

October 9, 2016 / Arnie McKinnis  / 

2018 Update.  This modal was designed a few years ago and shows the simple design of using the splash page for a calendar event sign up to be tracked with our calendar reporting software.  We will be releasing our 2018 software on AWS soon and will be updating how to achieve this in our builder series. 

Email Invites: It’s all in the timing

October 9, 2016 / Arnie McKinnis  / 

https://calendarsnack.comIt’s all about timing. Chances are you’ve heard this phrase before, but how often do you use it to your advantage? Let’s take a look at how you can nail your timing when it comes to getting in front of your customers.

If you’re trying to get your customers or potential customers to attend an event, you can do all the right things to get them there, but it comes all down to that calendar reminder. Many people in the corporate world live and die by their calendar. You could look at your schedule 10 times a day, but the reality is you get absorbed into whatever it is you’re doing and you need that trigger to snap you out of it and send you along to the next event.

A well-timed notification can make or break your event. That is, if you can get on your customer’s calendar in the first place. It all starts with the email invite, subject to father time as well.

According to marketingprofs.com, 44% of B2B businesses say sending emails on Tuesday results in better open rates and 53% have had the most success sending emails between 8 am and 12 pm. 53% say Friday is the worst day for email open rates.

This tells us that sending early in the week and earlier in the day should yield better results, proving that the early bird really does get the worm.

Once you’ve gotten your customers to open your email and add your event to their calendar, you need to think about the timing of your reminder email. While you may be temped to send out multiple reminders, keep in mind that too many will make you seem desperate and needy.

Stick to one a few days before and then allow your calendar invite to do it’s job with the preset reminder time, typically anywhere from one hour to 15 minutes prior to the event.

By putting a little thought into the timing of your event and reminder emails, you can boost event attendance and gain new customers in the process.

If you’re looking for ways to streamline your event marketing, Give it a try at https://calendarsnack.com.