Go bridal with Bonfyre – Guest post from Perfect Wedding Guide

Our friends at Perfect Wedding Guide of St. Louis remind us that like many corporate events, weddings are full-scale production but can always use a digital tool like Bonfyre to enhance the experience. We’ve partnered up with them for bridal expos and other events — check out their guest post!  … Read More

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Around the World With Bonfyre

Working for Bonfyre has allowed me to experience some amazing things. Most recently, sending me to Cape Town, South Africa to work a conference with one of our clients. Never in a million years did I think my job would take me to such an amazing location, but I feel extremely lucky to represent the company and have such a cool experience. Of course, I documented my whole trip via Bonfyre. All my friends, family, and co-workers were able to join and follow along with me as I traveled the country.

This event activation was unique in that I pre-loaded around 200 iPads with Bonfyre before attendees arrived to the conference. When they showed up to registration, they were given an iPad to use for the week. Bonfyre is a great event app to use especially when people are coming from several different countries. While you may not speak the same language as someone else, taking a picture and sharing it with someone else is a universal language.


                                Office with a view                                Table Mountain                            iPad on iPads on iPads


                    Learning traditional dances           Businesses in the township, Langa    Heading to the top of Cape Point

There are so many things to do and experience in Cape Town. I got to visit Cape Town Stadium, Langa (one of the townships), Cape Point, Cape of Good Hope, and so many more. The food is amazing (I got to try ostrich). Cape Town is ranked 5th in the world for a city with the best food. I also got to go on safari and experience the amazing wine valley they have there.  South Africa has a rich and interesting history, if you ever get the chance to visit definitely go!



                                                                                        Cape Town Stadium

Fun facts:
How to say “Thank you” in Xohsa the language they speak in Langa – “Baie Dankie” (sounds like “buy a donkey”).
Wine bottles hold 750ml because glass blowers could only get the bottle that big in a breath.
When Table Mountain is covered by clouds that is called it’s “Table Cloth”
The Cape of Good Hope is the most south-western point of AfricaSouth Africa BLog IMage 3

Want to use Bonfyre at your next conference or for your next trip? Email us at events@bonfyreapp.com.

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Creating a Digital Scavenger Hunt for Teambuilding with Bonfyre

We recently came across a great write-up from our friend Mitra Sorrells with BizBash about 9 Digital Scavenger Hunts for Teambuilding. Though Bonfyre wasn’t one of the featured platforms, we wanted to showcase a few programs, features and partners who have leveraged our app as a digital scavenger hunt for teambuilding — a natural extension of employee engagement Here are 7 things you should know…enjoy!  … Read More

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Rethinking the “ERG” (Employee Resource Group)

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“Access to People” vs. “Access to Information”

Over the last 10+ years, social networking has fundamentally and forever altered how people build and maintain meaningful relationships in their lives with content. Sharing billions of photos, videos, gifs and status updates about our pets, children, food, activities and more – content has become an indelible part of the fabric that connects us to the people we care about. … Read More

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Lighting the Fyre: Why Internships Are an Integral Part of the College Experience

The thought of graduating high school inspires students around the United States this time of year. In just a few months, seniors will travel to the college of their choice, experiencing freedom for the first time. They’ll be on top of the world: nagging parents will be left behind, attending class will be optional and curfews will be a thing of the past. How could life get any better? … Read More

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As a technology company, we’re always on the lookout for other cool technology, apps and engagement solutions. WHAM City Lights is a fantastic platform to amplify the live experience for corporate events, concerts and more. Enjoy our guest post from WHAM’s Abbey Parrish. … Read More

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Around the Bonfyre with Heather Bartel: “Employees Matter – How Engagement, Culture and Data-Driven Insights Can Improve Business Results”

We sat down with Heather Bartel, VP of Marketing for our big data partner, evolve24, to talk why employees matter and some key concepts, ideas and tools that help comprise a new trend within the “B2E” (business-to-employee”) landscape. Check out our full interview!  … Read More

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New features: trivia & interactive maps have arrived!

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Trying to engage employees? Don’t forget the humor

For those who don’t know him, Chris Brogan is a big deal in the world of social media.  Chris speaks around the globe, consults with Fortune 500s, is a New York Times best selling author and is ranked by Forbes as the most influential person in social media. He is also funny and likable.  More like a Jon Stewart funny than a Seth MacFarlane or Jerry Seinfeld funny,  He observes the world a little differently and uses humor to make fun of things relevant to the conversation … Read More

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Meaningful Content Creates Lasting Impression for Attendees

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Bonfyre Teams Up with Postpartum Support International as Official Non-Profit Event App!

Bonfyre recently teamed up with a non-profit called PSI, Postpartum Support International, as the official app for their fundraising event held in St. Louis, MO!

PSI used Bonfyre as their official event app to connect all of their attendees at the Girls Night Out event that was put on to raise awareness of the organization, awareness on specific women’s’ issues and to give women an opportunity to relax and pamper themselves for an evening. … Read More

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How much is employee camaraderie worth to your company?

Has anyone ever asked you, “Do you have a best friend at work?” For some, it’s a quick gut-check to evaluate if and how well they get along with their co-workers. For others, particularly large organizations, it’s a barometer for understanding key “people” issues like absenteeism, turnover, productivity and profitability. … Read More

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Hidden Features Enhance Photo Sharing In Bonfyre

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Bonfyre’s Most Frequently Asked Questions

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Featured in BizBash: How To Use a Conference App for Ongoing Networking

Last week, BizBash published a story on Bonfyre about our work with Marriott International for their 3000-person GM Conference last month. We wanted to show our gratitude to BizBash and Mitra Sorrells for the piece. Here’s an excerpt to find out how Marriott employees are using their conference app for ongoing networking… … Read More

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Long-term event engagement: our recent work with Marriott

BizBash recently published a story about how Marriott used Bonfyre to drive long-term event engagement and we wanted to follow up with a bit more detail about the project. Marriott is a great company and customer to work with – not to mention they really know how to create an incredible conference experience! We’re very grateful to have their support in telling our story and the great results we produced. … Read More

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New feature: personalized agendas have arrived!

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Bonfyre powers CORO-LNY “Issue Day” to deliver deeper civic engagement

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