Our 200th Post!

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!

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?

#SocialMedia Fun in your Show Daily!

Attendees love social media, especially when they are asked to do something fun...like write Valentine's Day posts during CSM 2020. We then published them in the show daily, giving their creativity a little extra visibility! There's many ways to tie social media and show dailies together, including: Reminding attendees how to connect with your organization … Continue reading #SocialMedia Fun in your Show Daily!

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

Apps; sure . . . But where are the maps?

(This post was originally published by TSNN on September 20, http://tsnn.com/blog/apps-sure-where-are-maps.) My mom and I were making our way through her favorite supermarket recently, when she said to me, “We should have picked up a directory.” Although my mom has been coming to this store for more than 20 years, the store’s ongoing remodel had … Continue reading Apps; sure . . . But where are the maps?

Case Study: Print and Video Working Together

Adding a video component to your conference's communications strategy is no longer out-of-reach. Rather, it's now both a necessary component and great marketing tool. But how do you get started? Do you hire a videographer or contract a video production company? You may be surprised by our suggestion - talk to your show daily publisher. … Continue reading Case Study: Print and Video Working Together

Our Summer: A Look Back

Labor Day signifies the end of summer…we move on to football, cooler weather and then before we know it, the holiday season. CustomNEWS had a very productive summer – our travels took us from coast to coast, including Oregon, Illinois and New York. Here’s a look at some of our projects between Memorial Day and … Continue reading Our Summer: A Look Back

Visit Booth #619 at #MMCCon to Talk Non-Dues Revenue, Content Marketing

Will you be making your way through the ASAE Membership, Marketing and Communications conference exhibit hall in search of new sources for non-dues revenue? Or are you looking for new ways to support your content marketing initiatives? Show Daily Advertising & Sponsorships Show dailies offer your exhibitors and sponsors different ways to reach their target … Continue reading Visit Booth #619 at #MMCCon to Talk Non-Dues Revenue, Content Marketing