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
Around the bonfyre
Participants of Coro’s Leadership New York (LNY) program kept warm around the Bonfyre in the cold winter months this year. Coro’s LNY Program is a nine-month interactive leadership program that includes a series of “learning days”, called an Issue Days that small groups of program participants plan for the other members of the cohort. One Issue Day group partnered with the Bonfyre staff to make their day an interactive experience that started well before their day began and has continued through the duration of the program. … Read More
Happy St. Patty’s day to you! Or, if you want to be really authentic, you could say it in Gaelic which would be “Lá sona ú patrick ar a thabhairt duit!” There’s your fun fact o’ the day, courtesy of the Bonfyre Team.
Todays corporate event manager has dozen of event apps to choose from, but selecting the best event app for your event can be the difference of a huge success or a total failure.
Sorting though thousands of features, websites and reviews only makes the decision process to find the best event app more confusing.
When choosing the best event app for your company, first answer these three questions: … Read More
“If you can visualize it, if you can dream it, there’s some way to do it.” – Walt Disney.
With “Vision” as their theme, the YMCA of San Diego County team was looking for a new, innovative way to engage their employees at their annual retreat at Disneyland. They looked to Bonfyre to help build camaraderie throughout the event, provide a way to share photos and event updates in real-time, and create a paperless retreat. … Read More
We may be partial, but is there really a social media “silver bullet” when it comes to engaging event attendees? Marketing Profs recently posted an article with a report from FreemanXP and the Event Marketing Institute, which show Facebook and Twitter as the most effective social media channels to drive community engagement at events.
Job Description | Project Coordinator
We are expanding our project management team! We are hiring an entry level Project Coordinator. This position will assist and support Bonfyre implementation for corporate event customers. … Read More
One of the most important lessons I’ve learned over the past few years is how important it is to have genuine, strong relationships with your clients. Having good relationships with your clients not only makes your day-to-day life more pleasant but provides a number of additional benefits as well. … Read More
The Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) will add an innovative digital fan experience to its 25th anniversary men’s basketball tournament – known uniquely as Arch Madness. The Valley has partnered with Bonfyre — a St. Louis-based social-sharing app — to create a unique community around its annual event. Fans can join via their mobile device to receive exclusive content like behind the scenes action, courtside footage, prizes, access to the fan guide and real-time game updates. … Read More
Over the past several weeks, the Bonfyre Team has been working hard to enhance our “pop survey” feature to create an even more interactive experience for your corporate event or engagement programs. So, what’d we do?
Now, you can create, post, manage and present surveys using our web app with several visualization options to make viewing and managing the data more meaningful and fun. Here’s how to try it out! … Read More
Mitra Sorrells recently wrote a short post about leveraging “crowdshaping” technology to optimize the event experience which she defines as “passive… using technology that detects people’s preferences and interests based on their actions.” Mitra goes on to cite a few examples of how firms like George P. Johnson and others utilize RFID technology to (1) improve the event experience by managing logistics in real-time (ex: track where individual guests are to prevent bottlenecks) and (2) create new opportunities for interaction (ex: you walk up to an exhibit and you automatically receive information about it). … Read More
Social media has become a modern staple of life. According to the Pew Research Center, 74% of internet users are on social media and 40% of those users are checking social media on a mobile device. Because of that, traditional advertising and marketing practices have fallen by the wayside. Real-time connections and targeted, relevant messaging have taken their place. … Read More
Gain insight into event effectiveness with participant sentiment, network influence, activity and speaker-specific scoring, and more
ST. LOUIS – February 9, 2015 – Bonfyre, the two-year-old social networking startup, and evolve24, a leading big data analytics company, announced today that they have formed a strategic partnership to offer actionable insights to Bonfyre’s corporate event customers who use Bonfyre to increase engagement ROI for their conferences, celebrations, retreats, incentive trips and more. … Read More
A decade ago I developed a simple exercise to define the cultural values of a company. The first step of the exercise starts by asking everyone to submit five adjectives that best describe the company in an ideal state. These values are collected, grouped based on similar concepts and distilled down to the single word that best represented that word group. Input was anonymous so every person’s ideas are included and given equal consideration. … Read More
Pilot project expected to show increase in student communication and engagement
ST. LOUIS – February 2, 2015 – Bonfyre, the “social network as-a-service” start-up, launched a pilot project this week with the University of Missouri St. Louis to understand the impact of Bonfyre in the classroom. The pilot project was created out of mutual interest to further research on the relationship between virtual communication, engagement and performance using Bonfyre’s private social networking platform. … Read More
Bonfyre is a social networking as-a-serivce company for engaging people delivering greater engagement, intelligence and value for our customers. Each bonfyre is a private social network for real-time chat, photo and video sharing that can be tailor-fit with dozens of advanced features. Free for anyone to use, enterprise customers pay to access tools like moderator options, analytics, engagement and more.
Bonfyre is expanding its sales team starting with a Sales Director to continue our growth in the corporate event and employee engagement marketplace. … Read More
Entrepreneur Magazine recently published an article entitled “5 Inexpensive Ways to Create a Company Culture like Google’s”. The piece lives up to its title by providing a ‘quick hit’ list of fun office challenges, a weight loss/health initiative and celebrations as the missing elements building a great culture. … Read More
Josh Constine posted an interesting article yesterday on how anonymous social networking app Secret is being used as a communication vehicle around events.
While there are many apps that enable communication around events like conferences, meetings, concerts etc. (including my company Bonfyre), he brings up an interesting topic around the relationship between anonymity and honesty. … Read More