CustomNEWS launched this blog site in 2015. Since then, we've had more than 4,500 visitors and 16,000 views. This marks our 200th post...wow! Can't believe I've written that much about show dailies, marketing, communications, print and other related topics. Granted, a few posts have been link-shares or round-ups, but still...that's a lot of content. Thank … Continue reading Our 200th Post!
Blog Round-Up: The Role of Print
The pivot to virtual events has brought digital publishing to the forefront, and possibly left the future of print in jeopardy. When I had the idea to start writing posts related to the impact of COVID-19 on the events industry, I didn’t realize I would have so much to write about. I still have a … Continue reading Blog Round-Up: The Role of Print
Virtual Events: Creating a Community
Attending a conference in your field or industry puts you together with others who enjoy the work, face the same challenges and sometimes just need some encouragement. Educational sessions, networking events and shared meals present many options to start up a conversation. And everyone knows that badge ribbons serve as great ice-breakers - "Oh, you're … Continue reading Virtual Events: Creating a Community
Virtual Conferences: What about your Store?
Onsite bookstores often draw crowds at conferences. Attendees have the opportunity to shop apparel, publications and other fun items to take home. But what happens when your event is moved onto a virtual platform? Can you still sell these items through your online store? And can you do so without asking a staff member to … Continue reading Virtual Conferences: What about your Store?
Monthly Round-Up: May’s Popular Posts
During the month of May, we added 15 posts to our blog, focused on marketing and communications ideas related to the impact of COVID-19. Our blog had more than 450 visitors in May – which is a new monthly record; and more than 1,100 views. Thank you for reading! We wanted to highlight a few … Continue reading Monthly Round-Up: May’s Popular Posts
Fall Conferences: Live, Hybrid or Virtual?
Late spring and early summer conferences quickly became the guinea pigs of the events industry – organizers had to quickly learn as much as they could about virtual conferences, from what platform to use and how to structure, to how to promote and what to charge. Now, the conversation shifts to events scheduled for the … Continue reading Fall Conferences: Live, Hybrid or Virtual?
Hybrid Meetings: Welcoming your Virtual Audience
Like many of our colleagues in the events industry, our team has been attending a lot of webinars. We want to learn as much as we can about virtual events, so that the services CustomNEWS offers will complement and add value, not just generate revenue. When live events return, it’s expected that most conferences will … Continue reading Hybrid Meetings: Welcoming your Virtual Audience
Upcoming Live Events: Do You Still Need a Program Book?
Program books have been the “go-to” for attendees at live events. But with the growth of mobile apps, many organizers have questioned the necessity to still provide a printed program book. If you’re planning an upcoming meeting, there may be more to consider in regards keeping or eliminating the onsite program book. New factors to … Continue reading Upcoming Live Events: Do You Still Need a Program Book?
Digital Publishing Solutions for Virtual Events
Moving a conference to a virtual platform can be a bit overwhelming. There are so many decisions that need to be answered, from which technology supplier to select, along with session formats, programming length and how to manage a virtual exhibit hall. And of course it may be unclear as to what the reception from … Continue reading Digital Publishing Solutions for Virtual Events