Canceled Events: You Can Still Connect Exhibitors with Their Target Markets

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

Blog Round-Up: Virtual Exhibit Hall

Does your virtual conference have a virtual exhibit hall? We’ve recently written about how digital publishing tools can be used to drive traffic, increase an exhibitor’s ROI and provide ways for exhibitors to stand out. Use Value-added Opportunities to Increase ROI for Virtual Exhibitors Your virtual conference needs attendees and, most likely, sponsors and exhibitors. … Continue reading Blog Round-Up: Virtual Exhibit Hall

Use Value-added Opportunities to Increase ROI for Virtual Exhibitors

Selling exhibit booths and conference sponsorships for live events is never easy, but companies know what to expect. You had metrics to provide, such as the number of attendees and attendee demographics. There was also structure – exhibit hall hours – which they could capitalize on. But virtual events, at this time, do not have … Continue reading Use Value-added Opportunities to Increase ROI for Virtual Exhibitors

Enhance Virtual Sponsorships with Content Marketing and Digital Advertising Opportunities

Over the past few weeks, we’ve heard dozens of different suggestions for virtual conference sponsorships. Some create networking opportunities on virtual conference platforms. Others are more about engagement and building community, such as sponsored gifts and virtual concerts. Then there are sponsorships tied to virtual exhibit halls, such as scavenger hunts. What about building packages … Continue reading Enhance Virtual Sponsorships with Content Marketing and Digital Advertising Opportunities

Webinar Recap: Monetizing Your Live & Virtual Events through Sponsorships

The growth of virtual conferences has raised so many questions: What platform to use? What to charge for registration fees? How does a virtual exhibit hall work? And so on, and so on – there’s a lot to learn, and many different stakeholders to consider, and keep happy. Earlier this month, IAEE presented an informative … Continue reading Webinar Recap: Monetizing Your Live & Virtual Events through Sponsorships

Virtual Exhibit Halls: Driving Traffic

“How will you drive traffic into the exhibit hall?” is probably the most common question asked by exhibitors. Three months ago, you would have spoken about marketing and signage, dedicated hours and meal services. Now, you need a new answer. Yes, most, if not all, virtual conference platforms will include a virtual exhibit hall. But … Continue reading Virtual Exhibit Halls: Driving Traffic

Blog Round-Up: Virtual Events

When I had the idea to start writing posts related to the impact of COVID-19 on the events industry, I made a list of topics. Some have been easier to write than others, and the list keeps growing. I’ve added new ideas after attending webinars and speaking with clients. I’m also identifying additional ways for … Continue reading Blog Round-Up: Virtual Events

Live Events: Using Digital Publishing to Offset Attendance Implications, Post-COVID-19

If you had a crystal ball, what would show in terms of live events? Smaller, regional meetings? Spread-out seating to encourage social distancing? It's too early to predict what all the implications of COVID-19 will be. But one thing that many seem to be in agreement on: when live events do resume, attendance will still … Continue reading Live Events: Using Digital Publishing to Offset Attendance Implications, Post-COVID-19

Recommended Reading: 14 Ways Exhibitors Can Get the Most Out of Your Show

Exhibitors play a key role at conferences. They provide necessary financial support, but also draw in attendees. Your audience wants to be the first to hear about new products and have an opportunity to discuss challenges they are facing with someone who could help. Is your organization doing enough to help exhibitors maximize their decision … Continue reading Recommended Reading: 14 Ways Exhibitors Can Get the Most Out of Your Show