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

Looking for Cost-Effective Pre-Show Marketing Tools? Publish a Show Daily Preview Issue

Show dailies are a unique publication - in essence, you are publishing a customized newspaper for your target audience. Content is chosen by your organization, and delivery methods can include print, direct mail, email and social media. Data released in CEIR’s new report, Cost to Attract Attendees, shows that associations now spend 20% less on … Continue reading Looking for Cost-Effective Pre-Show Marketing Tools? Publish a Show Daily Preview Issue

Recommended Reading: Attendee Problems

Making the experience painless - and beneficial - for attendees can be a challenging job. Here's a great article from @SmoothThePath with some common problems attendees and exhibitors may face, and some suggestions on how to overcome them, The Problems Attendees Experience at Conferences. A few ways a show daily can help: Tips for First-time … Continue reading Recommended Reading: Attendee Problems

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

Case Study: CustomNEWS Delivers in Madrid

The CustomNEWS team just returned from Madrid, where we published our sixth show daily in Spain. Check out the publication here: Preview Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Does your organization hold an overseas event in addition to U.S.-based conferences? CustomNEWS has worked in various European cities and Australia - contact us, info@showdailies.com, for more information.

Incorporating Print into Green Initiatives

TSNN recently published an article on ways to "green" your tradeshow, to which CustomNEWS contributed a few suggestions. But we caution against eliminating all print materials, which is what seems to be the first comment during a "going green" discussion:  “print is bad, no more print.” But print has been such a main-stay, both in … Continue reading Incorporating Print into Green Initiatives

Showcase Photos and Videos in Your Show Daily

A show daily can be much more than a one-off print vehicle. Producing a post-conference digital issue creates a tool for sharing conference news, photos and videos to a wide audience - while only needing to direct them to one site. Editorial content can include stories that already appeared in your onsite publications, as well … Continue reading Showcase Photos and Videos in Your Show Daily