Blog Round-Up: Preparing for the Return of Live Events

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 list of ideas, and the list keeps growing. Today I wanted to look back at some of the posts we’ve shared … Continue reading Blog Round-Up: Preparing for the Return of Live Events

Virtual Conferences: Get the Word Out

Take a deep breath, you’ve done it! Your live event has been reconfigured as a virtual conference. Congratulations! Over the past month (or longer), you’ve watched (many) product demos, revised event schedules and discussed content objectives. There have been Zoom meetings about how to support exhibitors and the need for new sponsorship opportunities. Now, the … Continue reading Virtual Conferences: Get the Word Out

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

Preparing for Events, Post-COVID-19

Has your event already been postponed due to COVID-19? Or are you developing contingencies in hopes that your summer or fall event can move forward, but know things may be different? As show daily producers, the CustomNEWS team works with associations of many different shapes and sizes to support their communications and marketing efforts. From … Continue reading Preparing for Events, Post-COVID-19

How a Show Daily Saves Limbs . . . and Lives

Show dailies enhance conventions in many ways; but few have had the impact of one published by the organizers of the New Cardiovascular Horizons (NCVH) Annual Conference.   First, a bit of history. During NCVH 2013, a CustomNEWS show daily reporter attended a session in which a speaker described the impact that attending NCVH had … Continue reading How a Show Daily Saves Limbs . . . and Lives

Case Study: Digital Preview Issue

Seeking a new way to share conference details with members, confirmed registrants and prospective attendees? Check out the digital preview issue that CustomNEWS published last month for the American Association of Anatomists: Email Preview Issue Distributed via email and AAA's social media channels, the publication includes links to registration pages, reminders about upcoming conference events … Continue reading Case Study: Digital Preview Issue

Blog Round-Up: Content Marketing

Content is king - we hear that phrase quite often. But are you doing enough to maximize the reach of the great content being shared at your conference. A number of our posts relate to content marketing - here's a look at a few we've posted on the topic: Creating Year-Round Content: Start with the … Continue reading Blog Round-Up: Content Marketing