10 simple but great event poster ideas to inspire you

BannerPosters are the bread and butter for events. Whether it be posted online or pasted on walls, they are the most reliable and cost-efficient way to get your message across. But how can you get more people to look at your posters and actually read it without shelving out a ton of money to hire a professional graphic designer? How can you produce highly customised posters that capture the essence of your events while on a budget? Here are 10 design ideas you can adapt to suit your own purposes without requiring too much design work.

1. Make full use of geometric designs

Geometric designs can be used for almost any event type but is one of the best ways to capture attention.

Credits: Web Design Freebies
Credits: Web Design Freebies

They are less distracting compared to images so viewers will be able to read the text easily. It is also extremely adaptable to different events.

Design: Emilio José Bernard
Design: Emilio José Bernard

You can change the entire vibe of the poster by playing with colour balances. It is a simple way to make posters for any occasion look professional!

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2. Ambient designs those incorporate surroundings

Don’t want to draw? Can’t use photoshop to save your life? Then why not take a look at your surroundings and make use of it? Let the environment do the work for you! Although it is expensive to mass print ambient posters, or stick it anywhere you like, you can grab more attention with fewer posters if they are strategically well-placed.

Design: Y&R New York

Design: Y&R New York for the Bronx Zoo
Design: Y&R New York for the Bronx Zoo

3. Using simple, everyday items

Take inspiration from simple items you can find cheaply and make it relevant to your message. Simple and effective, people will do a double-take and remember your message long after walking past the poster.

Design: Melanie Scott Vincent Ironically, this poster won’t be ignored everyday!
Design: Melanie Scott Vincent
Ironically, this poster won’t be ignored everyday!

4. Photography

Let the real world colour your paint palette. Many photos online look, quite frankly fake, and the really good ones are copyrighted. If you have a good quality camera, why not dabble in some photography? You may not be as good as professional cameramen but what you have is authenticity. You don’t have to start a design from scratch so you save much more time.

You can easily manipulate the photograph as seen in this Synthesis Poster!

Credits: Sam Reed Design
Credits: Sam Reed Design

 

5. Interactive

Create a simple puzzle or riddle. Your viewers will no longer be a passive audience. They will give you the response your poster deserves. A puzzle of the right difficulty level can get people to stop and linger longer than for an average poster. Of course, you can then sneakily include your event details. And best of all, you only need to find a nice font for text.

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Design: Seagram An example of a “quiz” that gets people thinking about your message
Design: Seagram
An example of a “quiz” that gets people thinking about your message
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A word search the EventNook team has painted on a wall at our office, Blk 71!

Get more interactive with your audience by creating something they can be part of! The San Francisco Zoo got young and old alike to take photo with their poster. People who took their photos against the poster posted them on social media and allowed others on their social network to see it!Design: BBDO

Design: BBDO
Design: BBDO

6. Humor but relevant

A little humor can make your ad more memorable without requiring complex graphic design. The SIFF poster exemplifies “unexpected” and surprises the viewer with humour. It truly makes them think: “What the hell?”.

It requires some graphic designing but it is not too demanding for an amateur designer.

Design: adweek.com
Design: adweek.com

7. Smart design

Not the simplest of designs but again, not unattainable for amateur designers who want to impress. Smart designs won’t require you to go all out and draw something from scratch but can capture the essence of your event in an ingenious way through design. They are adequate on their own to capture attention and get people to understand your event from a whole new angle.

Design: Kaushik Design
Design: Kaushik Design Emphasises that the event is about both FOOD+WINE

8. Play with the fonts

There are hundreds of awesome free fonts to download for a start. But if you have a bit more time on your hand, why not take some inspiration from this poster! Interesting fonts can grab attention and elevate your message. Since the text is essential in any poster, why not make it fun and vibrant?

Design: Kittaya Treseangrat
Design: Kittaya Treseangrat

9. Modify event designs for series of events

You can slightly modify designs (such as by changing the colour schemes) for multiple events that are part of a series. This gives consistency to event publicity but avoids the dreariness of the same posters being plastered everywhere. A spin on one design can get people interested time and time again even if you are posting the same event poster everywhere. A great way to prevent advertising fatigue! And you don’t have to design an entirely new poster as well!

Design: DKNG
Design: DKNG

10. Poster Templates

For serial event planners and wordy event posters (conferences, workshops, etc.), it will be useful to have templates on hand to insert the text and images into. It is important that the template makes the text look clean and readable.

Websites such as postermywall.com offer thousands of templates for you to modify. If you want more customizability, canva.com and pixlr.com are good options as well!

About EventNook:

Event Mangement Software company, EventNook is an online event registration & ticketing platform where organisers can set up and customise their very own event page. Through it, organisers can collect attendees’ information and their payment using a real-time dashboard. Features such as Automated Email Confirmation and QR Code Check-In make the job of event organisers much easier and more efficient. Recently, EventNook launched an Event Venues Directory which provides information on more than 5,000 venues in Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Myanmar and Hong Kong, making one of the best places on the web to look for venues in South East Asia.

Contact us:
Email: hello@eventnook.com
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Taken from postermywall.com
Taken from postermywall.com

 

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[Feature Update] EventNook’s exciting new user interface!

If you have accessed your EventNook page in the weekend or this monday, you would have notice that some things are different! In the recent weekend, we made some changes to our user interface. Let’s take a quick look at it now!

My Events interface The above image shows a brief screenshot of a sample ‘My events’ page. With the new interface, you will get a clean and neat layout while having more useful information displayed on your page, such as event date countdown, feature update and help guide.

New Features, Help Guide columns

 

At the right column, we have added two fields of ‘New Features/Updates’ and ‘Help Guide (Popular Questions)’. This will keep you updated and informed of how you can best make use of EventNook’s features for your events.

 

 

Furthermore, it is exciting to note that the new version is more mobile-friendly! This will make it easier for you to view reports and manage registrations or ticket sales on your mobile devices at any time.

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The EventNook team would continue to work hard to deliver our promise of providing you with a user-friendly and hassle-free online event registration and ticketing site. Do try out our new interface and give us your valuable feedback!

Organizing or Planning an event?

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Top 4 Events this June on EventNook

Not sure what to do this June? Not to worry, because we’ve rounded up some of this month’s highlights just for you.

The Art of Groove – Bass Masterclass by Norm Stockton

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Is it all about that bass? It will be a no-holds-barred, all bass, all groove afternoon with Norm, as he shares about the finer details of groove and bass playing. Hear his journey to becoming a highly sought after musician and bassist. Come and be part of this exciting afternoon to be inspired, equipped, and hang out with fellow bassist and musicians.

The event will be on Saturday 6th June, from 2.30pm-5pm. More details can be found here.

 

DBS-NUS Social Venture Challenge Asia Finale

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Come down and be inspired by the finalists as they pitch their ideas in front of a renowned panel of judges. Come down early to enjoy the DBS Foundation Seminar for Social Enterprises.

The event will be on Friday 12th June, 9.30am-4pm. More details can be found here.

 

The New You – Skincare. Hairstyling. Makeup. Photography.

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A girl should be two things: Classy and Fabulous. – Coco Chanel

Come down for a relaxing afternoon and let yourself be pampered by a professional team of makeover specialists and the most advanced skincare technology from Maione Youth Original Essence.

The event will be on Sunday 14th June, 1pm onwards. More details can be found here.

 

Anti-Drug Abuse Campaign 2015

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Singapore celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Anti-Drug Abuse Campaign, an annual flagship event in support of the anti-drug cause. With a focus on Community Togetherness, this year’s campaign will include the Anti-Drug Abuse Carnival – with DIY stations, activities such as skateboarding and a special photo exhibition on 20 years of the Anti-Drug Abuse Campaign. The popular anti-drug dance competition – DanceWorks! will return this year and be held concurrently, within the same hall.

The event will be on Friday, 26th June to Saturday, 27th June. More details can be found here.

Organizing or Planning an event?

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 for Free events!

Integrate our event registration site with your existing website/membership system

Do you have an existing website or membership system?

EventNook - Integration with existing systemsMany organizations do. With an event calendar and an event listing table, websites often serve as a powerful platform for interested individual to find your events and sign up for them.

 

To better suit the needs of event organizers, eventnook has developed a number of ways to integrate our event ticketing and registration systems with other websites and membership portals.

Let’s have a quick look of these features!

1. Embedded Ticket Widget

event registraiton and ticketing - embedded ticket widgetHave you ever gone to a event website, looked through the event details, but just cannot find the place to register for the event easily? Some interested individuals may turn away just because the registration page is too hard to find.

With eventnook’s online event registration system, you can easily set up a big eye-catching registration window on your own website! As such, visitors to your event site can conveniently click and register on the go, saving them the trouble and confusion of going through multiple links just to register for the event.

2.Invitation code

event registraiton ticket window - Invitation code for member pricingWhen you organize an event as an organizer, you may want to give special prices to your association members. But how do you prevent non-members from buying tickets at member prices?

With the help of eventnook’s invitation code function, you can easily  resolve the problem. When someone selects the “Member” ticket category, he or she will be immediately prompted to enter a unique code or an ID. This prevents others from taking advantage of the member prices.

3.Export to Drive or Excel

event attendees' data - export order list to excelSome event organizers may like to keep a track record of the individuals who have registered for the events.

With our “Save to Drive” and “Export List to Excel” function. You can constantly update your own database with relevant information of past and current event attendees. As such, you can easily analyse the preferences of members from different organizations, and constantly improve your event planning strategies from there!

Organizing or Planning an event?

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 and Free for Free events!

[Feature Update] Make Event Site Look great with cover image (header image)

Once again we’re excited to bring you a new feature we added this week. If you’ve been organising events using EventNook for online event registration, you might’ve noticed the empty space at the top of your event page.

Now with this new feature, you’ve the option of adding a cover image to make your event page look even more amazing!

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If you want your event page to look even better, contact us and we can customise your event page to your specifications.

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If you need help on how to add your cover image, just visit our help guide at http://help.eventnook.com/site/article/153710043/add-cover-image

Just let us know if you have any feedback, we always appreciate your feedback!

Organizing or Planning an event?

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and Free for Free events!

A detailed explanation of the advance features of eventnook

Wouldn’t it be nice if you can design your own order confirmation email template? Or make changes to the layout of your eventnook event site to suit your organization’s style?

If youeventnook online event registration - customization services are organizing a very important event, you would like to do everything to ensure that your event attendees have an excellent experience with event registration and ticketing. Eventnook’s strong in-house technical team is here to help you in providing a perfect event registration experience for your event attendees!

To achieve that, eventnook supports a lot advance registration and ticketing features at the back end. Today, I would like to share some of these awesome features we provide. If you are interested in any of these features, feel free to contact us at hello@eventnook.com or give us a call at (+65) 6681-6571.

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1. Customization of email templates and messages

Customized confirmation email - eventnook online event registration and ticketingAre there certain things you would like the attendees to take note of after the event registration and before the event? We can help to put in your special T&C, rules and regulations, information on attires and things to bring, etc.

2. Tier Ticket Pricing by Period

Take a quick look at the image below.

Eventnook Ticketing - Tier Ticket PricingWhat will happen if there aren’t the Early Bird and Regular tiers? You will need to create 8 ticket types, making you ticket registration box unnecessarily lengthened and ugly. In this way, everything is much clearer!


3.QR code ticketing and on-site check-in

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Isn’t it cool if you can registered at the event site just by scanning the QR code that is displayed on your phone?

Eventnook can help you enable the QR code check-in functions to provide your event attendees with this unique experience! With our eventnook app, you can also scan tickets and auto-register your event attendees instantly. We also provide iPad rental if you need a device for on-site event a check-in.

 

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4.Customization of eventnook event micro-site

Singapore Yacht Show. Eventnook customized registration pageDon’t like the normal layout for your event ticketing page? Do you want to have your nice brand logo or event poster as the background instead? Let us help you design your ticketing page the way you want it to be!

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5.Invitation codes

You want to sell tickets to the public but at the same time save some tickets for your VIPs. In that case invitation codes will be really helpful to ensure that the persons buying tickets on the other end are the VIPs that you have invited.

eventnook - online event registration software. invitation codeThe feature you are looking for is not in the list? Don’t worry, just contact hello@eventnook.com and talk to us! We will always be keen to look at your requirement and needs, to provide the customizations that suit your preferences.

 

Google search favours mobile-friendly sites; make it act to your advantage.

Starting from April this year, you may observe some major changes to the traffic of your website. What’s happening actually?

What is “Mobilegeddon”?

Google - mobile freindly (EventNook blog post)21 April, 2015 was the official day Google started to roll out their mobile-friendly updates globally. In hope of improving the user experience of mobile users, the change in algorithm will result in a boost in ranking of mobile-friendly pages on mobile-friendly pages on mobile search result.

[You can click here for a quick mobile friendliness test https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/mobile-friendly. You should see something like the image below!]

EventNook passes the mobile-friendly test[Visit www.eventnook.com to create a mobile-friendly event site]

To make things better or worse, Google also announced in early May that “more Google searches take place on mobile devices than on computers in 10 countries including the US and Japan.” Furthermore, more than 40% of event registration and ticket purchases are taking place on mobile.

What’s the results of this algorithm changes? Surveying more than 20,000 URLs, content marketing platform BrightEdge found that by April 27 – not quite a week after the algorithm change – there was a 21 percent decrease in the number of non-mobile-friendly URLs on the first three search engine result pages.

How do I make the phenomenon serve as my advantage?

It always help to have a site that is mobile-friendly. But you are not alone if you don’t; about 40% of the fortune websites are affected as well.

People using phones on the MRT - not an unfamiliar sight in Singapore
People using phones on the MRT – not an unfamiliar sight in Singapore

For event organizers, EventNook is here to help! We are a mobile-friendly website for event registration and ticketing. As such, we ensure that interested event attendees can easily find your EventNook event site through their mobile Google searches.

Online event registration is all about convenience and speed. Very likely, your potential event attendees would be browsing for events on their mobile devices on public transports, during tea breaks, or after a meal. Interested individuals may be turned away if they cannot find your event information easily through Google search. Mobile-friend event registration sites would also help greatly as interested individuals can easily share the event site with their friends through Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin or popular phone messaging platforms such as WhatsApp and WeChat.

EventNook - mobile friendly event registration and ticketing siteOn the other hand, even if you have an in-house IT team, they may be slow in building a mobile-friendly event site. Allowing a desktop site to become responsive to various media queries and screen sizes does not at all guarantee a mobile-friendly site.

So why not just make use of your surrounding resources?

EventNook is free to try out, and you can easily set up your event micro-site in less than 10 minutes. If you have read thus far, why not spend a few minutes to try out our site?

 

Interested to read up more on this topic? You can take a look at some of the relevant articles we selected for you!

1. Google Blog Post – Rolling out Mobile Friendly Update http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.sg/2015/04/rolling-out-mobile-friendly-update.html

2. Google Mobile-friendliness Test https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/mobile-friendly

3. Social Times – How Has Google’s ‘Mobilegeddon’ Impacted Mobile Traffic?http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/how-has-googles-mobilegeddon-impacted-mobile-traffic/619754