According to the latest online poll from, the No. 1 way that event professionals reach out to clients is via email. But No. 2 is old-school: They pick up the telephone and place a call.

Some 56 percent of respondents say they use email to contact clients, while 33 percent say they pick up the phone.

Only 11 percent say they use a text to contact clients, and none reported using social media.

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