Wrike’s event management plan template includes pre-built folders to help you navigate the process, so you can start managing a real event today.
We have created an extensive guide to help you with the five stages of event management:
Stage 1: Planning
Break down the event planning stage into actionable items called tasks. Tasks can be assigned to one or more members of your team. This event schedule template includes some sample tasks that can be renamed or deleted as needed.
If your team member isn’t in Wrike yet, simply add their email address, and an invitation to join Wrike will be sent to them.
Stage 2: Logistics
Use the Gantt chart view to get an overview of project progress on an interactive and dynamic timeline. This high-level view can help you spot any bottlenecks or roadblocks to ensure you meet your deadlines.
From the Gantt chart, you can drag and drop tasks to adjust deadlines and dates. Our project timeline automatically adjusts everything around your changes, and all adjustments are automatically shared with your team.
Stage 3: Creative
Wrike has 400+ integrations, including Adobe Creative Cloud. This means you never have to leave the apps you love and don’t have to worry about constantly switching tools and disrupting your workflow. Other extensions include MediaValet, Google Drive, and Microsoft One Drive.
You can shorten your approval process in Wrike with built-in proofing software, where all comments and edits are done in one place. Use Wrike to add comments directly to images, videos, PDFs, and Microsoft Office files.
Create a shared workspace that’s accessible to internal and external teams. Collaborators can use the workload view to check each person’s tasks and deadlines and balance out projects accordingly.
Stage 4: Event
Break each project down into subfolders for every major initiative, or every team’s area of responsibility. Alongside organizing work by timeframe, this system keeps all important information together.
Each team can set their own deadlines and work in parallel with the rest of the event crew. You can use the Gantt chart view to set task dependencies, highlighting which tasks are interconnected.
Stage 5: Follow up
Plan important follow-up marketing campaigns at this stage of the event planning process. Build customizable reports to gather the performance data you need from your tasks and projects.
You can also use Wrike Insights to get 360-degree visibility into cross-channel campaign performance. Here, you can dive right into workflows from 50+ popular digital tools across advertising, social media, and marketing automation.
Event management resources
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