Face-to-face conferences and tradeshows are known for networking, engagement and education. But uncertainty brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic has brought virtual and hybrid formats front and center. The Expo Group hosted an engaging webinar yesterday, “Engagement Strategies for Virtual and Hybrid Events.” Dana Freker Doody, Todd Carruth and Thom Singer discussed what virtual and … Continue reading Webinar Recap: Engaging Virtual Attendees
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
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
My 16-year career in the meetings industry has centered around print. As an assistant publisher with CustomNEWS, I've produced show dailies for more than 100 events. But the role that print plays at conferences is changing, in part due to the strides that event technology companies such as CadmiumCD have made. A few months ago, … Continue reading Takeaways from @CadmiumCD’s #CadCon 2017
Mobile apps put so much information at an attendee's fingertips - session descriptions, speaker listings and much more. But what happens when they know where they need to be, but cannot remember the room number? Attendees want something in print format that they can quickly refer to - as opposed to having to pull out … Continue reading Show Daily Flies Off Shelf as Attendees Seek Printed Schedule
“Content is king” is a common phrase heard when discussing meeting design and education offerings. Positioning your organization as an influencer in your industry starts with delivering content that your members, attendees and followers cannot find elsewhere. With the growth of hybrid meetings and on-demand programming, not to mention more cost-effective event technologies offerings, a … Continue reading Content is King – Show it Off in your Show Daily!
We produce show dailies for a lot of very different organizations, thus the content in each publication is slightly different. Here's a look at some examples included in this year's projects. Check out our slideshow for some suggestions on what content could be featured in your show daily: see something that fits with your meeting? … Continue reading Show Daily Content Slideshow: Photos, News and More!
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 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