Planning for the Hybrid Experience

How will you welcome virtual attendees at your next live event? Live events will return, that we're sure of. When? Who knows. Will they look the same, pre-COVID? Probably not. Welcoming back live events will not be easy. After losing millions due to cancelled events, venues need to look at what is needed to welcome … Continue reading Planning for the Hybrid Experience

Virtual Events: Supporting Your Sponsors

A recent article from Associations Now caught my eye: Virtual Events: Make Your Sponsor the Star. Many of the suggestions that were provided were things that we've suggested on our blog...and our doing with current and clients. At live events, sponsors have so many opportunities to increase brand awareness, drive booth traffic and establish connections. … Continue reading Virtual Events: Supporting Your Sponsors

Case Study: Digital Newspaper for NHF Virtual Conference

For nearly a decade, CustomNEWS has partnered with the National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF) to produce NHF Daily News, the official daily newspaper of the NHF Annual Conference. The publication, available in both print and digital formats, has been very popular with both conference attendees and exhibitors. With NHF’s pivot to a virtual conference, a discussion … Continue reading Case Study: Digital Newspaper for NHF Virtual Conference

Case Study: Destinations International Post-Conference Digital Highlights Issue

Virtual conferences are a completely different ballgame...attendees, planners and sponsors will all agree on that. Time commitments, platform selection and ROI are just a few of the many concerns that need to be addressed. But one thing that does not change: educational content. The methods in which it's consumed, and shared, may be different, but … Continue reading Case Study: Destinations International Post-Conference Digital Highlights Issue

Monthly Round-Up: June’s Popular Posts

During the month of June, we added 11 posts to our blog, focused on marketing and communications ideas related to the impact of COVID-19. We wrote about the potential role for print publications, ideas for canceled events, sharing content and much more. We wanted to highlight a few of the month’s popular posts, along with … Continue reading Monthly Round-Up: June’s Popular Posts

How do you Increase an Event’s ROI? Share Content throughout the Year

Conferences cost money, a lot of money really. Yes, they do bring in revenue, through registrations, sponsorships, exhibit booth sales, onsite stores, etc. But is there more that can be done?   Investing in onsite content curation at your event - digital or live - provides a wealth of tools that can be shared in … Continue reading How do you Increase an Event’s ROI? Share Content throughout the Year

Canceled Event? Twitter Connects Attendees and Exhibitors

Over the past few months, social media has taken center stage in terms of keeping us connected. Have you thought about how to use a platform such as Twitter to help your sponsors and exhibitors connect with attendees? Particularly in the case of canceled events, exhibitors were probably preparing for product launches, as well as … Continue reading Canceled Event? Twitter Connects Attendees and Exhibitors

Blog Round-Up: Virtual Events, Part 3

Moving to a virtual platform provides both new opportunities and challenges. Some elements of a live event, such as a poster hall or onsite store, may require some creative thinking. But without travel requirements, attendance may see a boost; and you can also market to new audiences - invite them to "test drive" what you … Continue reading Blog Round-Up: Virtual Events, Part 3

Post-Event Communications: Continue to Share Content, Generate Revenue

Whether it's a live or virtual event, the sharing of conference content shouldn't stop just because the event has concluded. Digital publishing provides multiple tools that can increase your ROI, connect exhibitors with their target audience and remind users about future opportunities. Do you offer on-demand sessions? Promote access: attendees may have missed a session, … Continue reading Post-Event Communications: Continue to Share Content, Generate Revenue