Factors driving attendance at your conference can sometimes include those outside your control - that's why so many conferences include attendee justification letters on their event's homepage and in marketing materials. Check out this timely article from MeetingsNet, How to Help Your Attendees Convince Their Bosses to Let Them Attend But how do you get … Continue reading Recommended Reading: How to Help Your Attendees Convince Their Bosses to Let Them Attend
Social Media’s Impact on the Attendee Experience
This Wall Street Journal article on social media's impact on face-to-face attendance at conferences has gotten a lot of buzz since it was published last week. The author provides some great tips on using social media to enhance attendance by networking, building connections and expanding your reach. I particularly like the suggestion of booking tables … Continue reading Social Media’s Impact on the Attendee Experience
Engaging Virtual Attendees: Don’t Overlook your Show Daily!
The virtual audience needs engagement opportunities that make them feel included. Working polling, text chat (with a dedicated moderator) and games into the virtual conference arena are a must. What about the conference show daily? Before you dismiss it as something that wouldn't add value to your virtual conference, check out our ideas: Highlight virtual … Continue reading Engaging Virtual Attendees: Don’t Overlook your Show Daily!
Recommended Reading: Mobile Apps
I recently came across this article from Eventsforce, 9 Reasons Why Your Attendees Did NOT Use Your Event App. It looked at nine different reasons that attendee usage of the conference app may not be as high as the organizers would like. Here's a few tie-ins between the mobile app and the show daily to … Continue reading Recommended Reading: Mobile Apps
Case Study: Daily Schedules in the Show Daily
Readers of earlier blog posts know we have written about how the show daily can fill a need when a conference moves away from producing a program book. At last month’s CBCF Annual Legislative Conference, attendees found a critical piece of information they were seeking in the show daily – the conference’s daily schedule. At … Continue reading Case Study: Daily Schedules in the Show Daily
Everyone Benefits from a Show Daily
Did you know that attendees, exhibitors and the association will all benefit from having a conference show daily? Each may take away something different from the publication, but it will definitely raise the status of your event. Check out our blog posts for more on how each group would benefit: Five Ways Exhibitors Benefit from … Continue reading Everyone Benefits from a Show Daily
Show Daily Writers Provide Fresh Perspective
Show dailies usually include a lot of the same things – all valuable. Schedule changes, coverage of keynote speakers and interesting photography help showcase an association’s annual meeting to its attendees and members. But with input from member volunteer writers, the value and scope of show daily coverage can accomplish so much more. Recently one … Continue reading Show Daily Writers Provide Fresh Perspective
Social Media and Show Dailies: Working Together
Social media can be time-consuming, but also offer free publicity, engagement and excitement – ever walk the halls and hear an attendee report that the conference hashtag is trending? They are excited – and it raises overall perception of your conference. Here are some recent blog posts that look at the connections between social media … Continue reading Social Media and Show Dailies: Working Together
#FOMO: Your Show Daily Can Help!
FOMO – fear of missing out – is a phrase often used in commercials. But it also has a lot of relevance in the meetings industry. Are you creating enough buzz from your conference that will have those not attending rethinking their decision? Non-attendees can read about session topics and keynote speakers in promotional materials, … Continue reading #FOMO: Your Show Daily Can Help!