How to Maximize ROI from Your Event Marketing Content


Event marketing and content marketing are typically the two biggest line items in B2B marketing budgets. Most B2B enterprises allocate 30% or more of their total marketing budgets to events; more than a quarter (26%) spend 50% or more in that area.

The Ultimate Guide to Event Marketing


Think back to the last event you attended. These events are all very different, but to the brands or organizations who hosted them, they all had a common purpose: to entertain and engage attendees — a.k.a. Event marketing refers to a variety of events. events work.


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How to Build a Content Strategy for Event Marketing

Marketing Insider Group

And one thing I know for sure: some events are better than others. Event managers focus on bringing in great keynote speakers , awesome venues, food, and parties, and more. There are a lot of moving pieces that go into successful event planning. Your marketing strategy is one of them. You’ve no doubt considered how you will use display ads, email marketing, and social media to market your event. Your event is not a one-time event.

How to Measure Event Marketing Performance and ROI

Marketo Events

Events are often one of the biggest marketing expenses. According to Event MB , 85% of event planners use event registration software, 61% use event marketing tools, and 54% use survey tools. While this is promising, these tech stacks can often lead to uncertain attribution models that fail to calculate the true ROI of events. Attaching Metrics to Event Goals. Setting marketing goals is nothing new. Event app engagement.

Proof Event Marketing Isn’t Going Anywhere


by Jesse Noyes | Tweet this The recession brought doom and gloom prophecies of marketing budgets slashed. One of the first things to go, many thought, was events. Surely, cheaper digital tactics would lead to a big decline in pricier event marketing, right? Well, if current trends hold true, event marketing isn’t headed anywhere – at least not for B2B marketers. of marketers believed their event budget would increase this year.

Top 7 Hashtag Marketing Strategies for 2020


Hashtag marketing is an impeccable way for marketers to improve the reach of their pieces of content and amplify their brands’ visibility to the target audience groups. However, for this to happen marketers need to execute their hashtag marketing strategies correctly.

Event Marketing – The One Secret To Killer Events

Marketing Insider Group

I have been to a lot of events. I have experienced events as an attendee, an exhibitor and been honored to attend many events as a speaker. From all that experience I have found there is one mistake so many conferences make that limits their potential more than any other: planning your event as happening in a limited space and time. But in every case where I have attended an event and thought “Wow. This obviously extends the event.

White Paper: Crafting Effective Virtual Event Marketing Programs

Ledger Bennett

The events of 2020 accelerated cross-discipline digital transformation within an array of business landscapes, necessitating marketplace changes likely to instill lasting behavioral norms for buyers and sellers alike. What Are Virtual Events & Do They Work? Do Virtual Events Work?

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How to Use Twitter Hashtags to Generate Event Marketing Buzz


The event also achieved a serious level of buzz on Twitter with a trending hashtag of #smsci. Creating a hashtag on Twitter allows for event attendees to connect with each other and discuss your event, which you can then measure and use to gauge the topic’s success. On August 23 rd , the hashtag #smsci was used to facilitate and track the conversation around Dan Zarrella’s “ The Science of Social Media ” webinar.

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On-Line Events on Twitter: Long-Live the Tweetchat

Marketing Insider Group

We have seen the proliferation of on-line events, meetings conducted on Zoom, and the maturation of the “modern webinar” to a new level of customer engagement. Thinking back to much earlier in my marketing career, there was a time when things like this were novel and unique; no more!

How to Use Event Marketing to Generate Leads & Close Sales

Single Grain

Having an online store doesn’t mean that you have to limit yourself to marketing your brand online. of all retail sales worldwide: There’s no denying the fact that e-commerce is the future of retail , but what we’re finding out is that the brands that are succeeding in this new age of retail aren’t the ones who limit themselves to the realm of digital marketing – they're the ones that are able to find the right combination of online and offline marketing strategies.

Virtual Event Marketing: How Content Generates Buzz and Leads

Content Standard

The pandemic has paved the way for virtual events to become mainstream, and the success they’ve achieved during one of the toughest times in recent history indicates that they’re here to stay. Even if we’re eventually able to return to office life in some form, there’s still pressure to deftly navigate the emerging world of online conferences, virtual booths, and live-streamed events. Don’t be afraid to let your virtual event planners get creative.

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Get Social at Your Next Trade Show: How to Use Social Media to Boost Your Event Marketing

Navigate the Channel

Even in an increasingly digitized marketing world, a well-executed trade show presence is an indispensable part of a solid marketing strategy for any B2B company. Social Media Plays a Key Role in B2B Marketing. According to the Content Marketing Institute’s 2017 B2B report, 68% of B2B marketers incorporate trade shows and similar in-person events as part of their marketing plan—but just 36% report that their events are effective.

Eight Ways to Improve Attendee Engagement at Events


Attracting attendees is a tough job for event professionals. Between juggling exhibitions equipment for hire , selecting and working with the venue, managing stakeholders, and sponsor prospecting, a lot that goes into putting an event in order. But beyond that, it is essential to pay attention to event engagement—more specifically, attendee engagement. So how do you improve attendee engagement at events? A memorable event starts with engaging content.

The 23 Best B2B Event Marketing and Lead Generation Ideas [+ Tips to Take Your Strategy Hybrid]

SpotMe Blog

What takes a B2B event to next-level greatness? While brainstorming your B2B event marketing ideas, these types of questions should be at the top of your mind. Your best B2B event marketing strategy can’t succeed without being seamlessly aligned with event objectives.

7 Tips for Creating Sponsorship Packages for Virtual Events

Marketing Insider Group

Event sponsorship is one of the most effective ways of monetizing events and delivering marketing ROI. However, when it comes to virtual event sponsorship, additional considerations are needed to create packages that can be used to attract the best sponsors.

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Give Your Event Marketing a Boost with an Integrated Content Strategy

Content Standard

Events are no small investment for any company. Whether you’re traveling to industry events or hosting one of your own, the resources required to organize, plan, and execute outreach to prospective partners and clients is often taxing on a marketing team. It doesn’t help that ROI measurement for an event marketing strategy can be difficult to pin down, even with some reliable metrics at your disposal. Content Strategy Marketing

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Event Content Ideas: How to Choose the Best Topics that Resonate with Your Audience

Marketing Insider Group

Content can be effective for event marketing, but to get the best results, choose topics that will drive engagement and attract social media shares. Content marketing should be an important part of any event marketing strategy. Transport to and from the event.

12 Social Media Tools for B2B Pre-Event Marketing

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Whether it’s a webinar or a multi-day conference, leveraging social media can help event organizers extend an event’s visibility, attendance and pre-event conversations. If you are running an event, consider promotion in the following areas: 1. LinkedIn Events Setting up an event in LinkedIn is a fairly simple process. Once your event is created, invite your connections to attend. so your event may show up in their recommendations.

Why Engagement On Your Social Platforms Is Important For Your Next Trade Show

Webbiquity SMM

Trade show or event marketing offers an excellent opportunity for businesses and marketers to gain valuable face-to-face time with potential clients, customers and business partners. However, digital technology, and social networking sites in particular, have fundamentally altered the way events are experienced. Through social media platforms , attendees and businesses can share content and experiences from the event. Expanding Reach Beyond the Event.

Three Creative Ways to Use Social Media to Promote your Event

Webbiquity SMM

The growing propensity of people to share life’s moments, particularly when doing something outside the ordinary routine, is why social media remains a great fit with live events. No matter the size of the event, encouraging and simplifying social media sharing is a low-cost, high-return strategy for maximizing exposure and increasing attendance. Here are three creative ways to harness the power of social media marketing to maximize the impact of your next event.

How to Align Event Marketing Strategies with Your Content Goals

Content Standard

Planning your brand’s content marketing strategy takes a lot of hard work. And in our current digital era, it seems there’s another marketing channel popping up each day with the promise of new opportunities. Traditionally aspects of a non-digital channel, industry events are often viewed as critical sales opportunities yet do not get as much attention in the development of a brand’s content strategy. Content Strategy Marketing

Use the Web to Optimize Your Offline Events [Marketing Cast]


In this episode of the Weekly Marketing Cast , David Meerman Scott talks about ways in which the Internet can complement your offline efforts. Make People Feel Prepared Before the Event Takes Place. If you are organizing a conference, share with your audience what is expecting them at the event before they attend. Use Real-Time Platforms During the Event. As David explains, this real-time interaction will allow them to "become a part of the event.".

Five Tips for Creating Memorable Corporate Events


Corporate events play a vital role in enhancing customer relationships and advancing sales cycles in companies of all sizes. These include events organized by an enterprise to engage with existing customers (user conferences), prospective customers (seminars and road shows), and employees (retreats, sales kickoff meetings). However, planning a corporate event is a challenging, complex undertaking. Five Tips for Planning Memorable Corporate Events.

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15 Ideas to Promote Your Next Event


Well, event promotion is similar. If you put on an event but don't promote it, will it even happen? While event promotion is simple in theory, actually planning a successful marketing strategy and promotion plan is not. Of course, you've seen large-scale event promotions.

How to Newsjack: A Guide for Content Marketers

Single Grain

Newsjacking is a boon for content marketers because it helps them to get media attention with little effort: it lets you leverage the power of breaking news to generate brand mentions, links, social shares and customer trust for your business. Not many content marketers use newsjacking on a regular basis and instead rely on old strategies like producing content on a topic based on the focus keyword. They get in touch with businesses who have already capitalized on the event.

How to Use Social Media for Event Marketing [Infographic]

Webbiquity SMM

Using social media to maximize the impact of live events (like trade shows, forums and conferences) is where shiny new tools meet old school marketing. As noted here previously, trade shows and other live events remain one of the top three lead generation channels for B2B companies, despite the fact they’ve been around for a while (the first trade conferences were in the 1700s). Growth in searches for “social media marketing” per Google Trends.

Social Media Event Promotion: The Complete Guide


When it comes to social media event promotion, it’s important to make a plan. Often, organizers can spend a lot of money and energy on marketing before an event without much thought about what comes next. But, social media event promotion is far from over once your guests walk through the door. An effective social media event strategy will involve connecting with your followers before, during, and after an event. Create an event page on Facebook.

How Social Media and Influencers Have Radically Changed B2B Marketing

Webbiquity SMM

Social media and influencer marketing have each significantly impacted the work of B2B marketers. But the two combined have changed B2B marketing in profound, evolving, and still not completely understood ways. Social Media Marketing Becomes a Thing.

4 Key Strategies to Have Great Turnout For Your First Virtual Event

SmartBug Media

These events help to gain valuable customers and establish strong industry partnerships. With such events on hold, organizations and the industry are pivoting to virtual events instead. The first thing you will want to have a plan for is the internal implementation of your event.

Creating an Inbound Strategy to Support Virtual Events and Conferences

SmartBug Media

As in-person events and conferences take a back seat thanks to the current state of our world, thought leaders are quickly adapting to provide that same energizing transfer of industry knowledge and invaluable networking through our home computers. The Rise of Virtual Events.

What to Expect From the 2013 Road to Revenue Tour


We’re coming to your city, equipped with the Modern Marketer’s toolkit of best practices. By popular demand, we’ve added several new stops to the tour this year, so there’s even more knowledge sharing, and ideas on marketing automation and Revenue Performance Management. The Eloqua community is all about collaborative learning and the exchange of ideas to improve marketing performance. Follow all the tour action on Twitter with the hashtag #EloquaTour.

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5 Reasons To Check out the Modern Marketing Tour


The Modern Marketing Tour (formerly known as the Road to Revenue Tour) is coming to a city near you! The event series is a free, full-day event for regional marketers to share ideas, network, and generate new ideas from inspirational content. Tour session topics include: - Customer advocacy and its impact on the organization. - Data-driven marketing accountability. - Content is data. - Socially-enabled modern marketing.

How to Sell Out Your Next Event [+Tips From INBOUND Marketers]


Ticket sales tip #1: Get John Legend to speak at your event. We really did invite John Legend to speak at one of our INBOUND events , but the truth is, you don’t need an A-lister to get people to attend. How do you get people to come to your event? Holding the event online?

5 Reasons Your Marketing Can Benefit From Attending Interact 2014


by Amanda Batista | Tweet this It’s time for marketing to take the next step! The wall between B2C and B2B marketing has been torn down. To make this a reality, marketers need better data management, improved cross-channel automation, and richer analysis and reporting. Join us as we continue on our new shared mission, advancing the entire marketing industry with bold strategies and technologies. See what your marketing peers have to say about Interact!

Nine Considerations for In-Booth Exhibition Technology


If you can’t articulate how this technology is going to help you achieve your objectives for an event, then it may need more thought. If the technology allows people to engage in a way where they might want to share their experiences, add elements like hashtags to the booth signage. The best way to ensure your plans will work is to review them with the event organizers beforehand. They will need to form part of your event team, so communication is crucial.

How to Prepare for a Successful Trade Show

Lead Liaison

Review Event Manual to understand all event-specific details – Do this early so you can plan accordingly. Note any special events that your team will want to attend, and add that to your itinerary. Interacting with attendees ahead of the event is key, so educate yourself on the opportunities that the show organizer will provide for exhibitors. Consider an event lead management solution, like GoExhibit!, Make sure to include relevant event hashtags!