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
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
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
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
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
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
At live events, you have a captive audience. Conference logistics keep attendees engaged, and moving along, from sessions to the exhibit hall, back to sessions, etc. But how do you keep users engaged during a virtual conference? They may log in to watch some sessions, or visit the virtual exhibit hall - but distractions are … Continue reading How do you Communicate with Attendees during a Virtual Event?
Yes, we really are posing that question. Why, you may wonder, would a digital event need a printed program? Wouldn't the conference website, email newsletters or a digital guide be better fits? Possibly, but why only rely on digital mediums? A printed program, regardless of the page size or paper stock, could be very useful: … Continue reading Does Your Virtual Event Need a Printed Program?
Canceling an event can be heartbreaking, for all stakeholders involved. Time, energy and money was invested by the host organization's staff, speakers and exhibitors. Attendees were looking forward to networking and learning opportunities. Most organizations have never had to cancel an event of this magnitude before. A lot of factors go into the decision, but … Continue reading Canceled Events: You Can Still Connect Exhibitors with Their Target Markets