How to Create a COVID-era Event Marketing Plan

Webbiquity

As event professionals know, even the best-planned gathering can fall flat without the right marketing. Here’s an effective eight-step approach to creating a marketing plan for your event. Plan for a Strong Web Presence. Guest post by Lexie Lu.

10 Simple Steps to Create a Great Event Marketing Plan

Marketing Insider Group

We’ll admit—it’s a challenge to put together an event. But, if you break down the process into simple steps, you can have an event marketing plan that will not only ease your own worries but will rock the socks off your attendees. The post 10 Simple Steps to Create a Great Event Marketing Plan appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Event Marketing

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The Impact of COVID-19 on B2B Marketing Plans: Tech vs. Non-Tech

Webbiquity

The abrupt shutdown of vast swaths of economy and the entire live events industry, to help slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, has dramatically impacted plans for B2B marketers. More than 450 B2B marketing professionals gave their input to this study.

Event Marketing Experts Predict 3 Emerging Trends

Marketing Insider Group

The last year witnessed an explosion in event marketing, with over 63% of marketers planning to invest more in 2018 according to a study done by Bizzabo. With event marketing comprising 20-25% of overall marketing budgets, it is obvious that event marketing is here to stay. The post Event Marketing Experts Predict 3 Emerging Trends appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Marketing Strategy

How COVID-19 is Impacting B2B Marketing Plans

Speaker: Tom Pick, Chief Digital Marketing Consultant, Webbiquity

B2B Marketing Zone and Tom Pick, a well-known B2B Marketing expert, recently conducted a survey of over 450 senior B2B marketing professionals about the impact of COVID-19 on their B2B marketing plans. The results were not surprising in some areas, but were very surprising in others. Don’t miss this webinar, where Tom will share findings from the survey, from additional market input, and from the audience. By registering, you will get access to the full survey report.

The Ultimate Guide to Event Marketing

Hubspot

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.

5-Step B2B Marketing Plan for Covid-19

LeadCrunch

Five new realities redefine marketing starting now: The most obvious first: Events disappear in 2020 and then return slowly; forcing marketers to find new ways to generate leads. DiscoverOrg, D&B, and the rest of the data market just became almost useless to marketers.

Important Templates You Need To Update Your Marketing Plan AGAIN Post Covid-19

Pam Didner

Does my marketing strategy need to be revised for the changing economy? My clients asked me if they need to revise their marketing plan, and marketing plan templates AGAIN when the economy starts to reopen, Post COVID-19.

What Is B2B Event Marketing and Why You Should Still Consider it in 2021

Oktopost

B2B event marketing has been proven to be as good as gold for this goal. . of its marketing budget for events. 99% found unique value in this B2B marketing strategy that they did not get from other channels. What are some types of event marketing.

40 Event Marketing Statistics

Lead Liaison

As marketers, it seems like every time we feel like we’ve mastered a new strategy, a new one emerges. Advances in modern technology drive marketing organizations at a fast pace. Marketing events are a great way to engage in one-to-one contact. Multi-day conferences, trade shows, conventions, seminars, thought-leadership workshops…these are all great examples of event marketing. Why do Companies Invest in Event Marketing?

8 Steps to Create a Great Marketing Plan for Your Event

Marketing Insider Group

Event planning is hard work, but that doesn’t mean you can kick back and relax once you’ve booked your venue and organized your guest speakers. Unless you’re planning a unique event in a very popular industry, your event is not going to market itself. You need a great event marketing plan to get the word out, build buzz, and get people excited about attending. Define Your Goals for the Event. Create Your Event Website.

How B2B Marketers Capitalize on Event Marketing Opportunities [Interview]

KoMarketing Associates

B2B marketers are still investing in conferences and tradeshows to expand their reach, but a survey conducted by Certain, Inc. found that their post-event follow-up is lagging. About 73 percent of marketers claimed that they still rely on manual data capture at events. Post-event, 81 percent said they still seek further information on leads. Why do marketers appear to be slow to automate data capture?

Important Templates You Need To Update Your Marketing Plan AGAIN Post Covid-19

Pam Didner

Does my marketing strategy need to be revised for the changing economy? My clients asked me if they need to revise their marketing plan AGAIN when the economy starts to reopen, Post COVID-19. Then, a series of unfortunate events just piled on, one after the other.

7 Essential Event Marketing Strategies That Will Work

Valasys

Event marketing, both physical and virtual, provides brands with an opportunity to offer their humanized faces to the customers and interact with them in real-time to provide them with seamless experiences and to inspire them to make sales-oriented actions. B2B Marketing

How to Use Video in Every Stage of Your Event Marketing

Vidyard

Organizing and marketing an event isn’t easy. You can book the best venue, schedule the best speakers, and arrange the best catering—but the event will still fall flat if no one shows up. All those canceled live events will be looking to make up for lost time.

Important Templates You Need To Update Your Marketing Plan AGAIN Post Covid-19

Pam Didner

Does my marketing strategy need to be revised for the changing economy? My clients asked me if they need to revise their marketing plan, and marketing plan templates AGAIN when the economy starts to reopen, Post COVID-19.

Events Marketing Analytics – A Game Changer

B2B Marketing Analytics

In the new era of digital-first and ever-shrinking attention span, marketing teams are fighting hard to get just an additional few minutes of attention from customers. A few percentage points increase in email click-through rates or an increase in website traffic is considered a big achievement across marketing organizations these days. Investments are being made in marketing tactics and mar-tech tools to understand these customer engagements and continue to accelerate them.

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.

8 Conference Session Ideas for Virtual & Hybrid Events

Marketing Insider Group

One of the main tasks of virtual and hybrid event planning is creating conference sessions that will effectively captivate and engage attendees. This article considers some event session ideas you can implement to create unique, engaging, and remarkable event experiences.

How to Use Video in Every Stage of Your Event Marketing

Vidyard

Organizing and marketing an event isn’t easy. You can book the best venue, schedule the best speakers, and arrange the best catering—but the event will still fall flat if no one shows up. All those canceled live events will be looking to make up for lost time.

Want to Rev Up Your Event Marketing? Leverage Influencers

Attendify

In the midst of an increasingly noisy meetings and events marketplace, event marketers are constantly being challenged to get the right people (not to mention the right amount of them) to attend their functions. Could event marketers realize the same benefits?

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Virtual Event Engagement: 5 Tips to Keep Attendees Involved

Marketing Insider Group

Online attendees can be difficult to engage in your event due to a higher presence of distractions and a potentially shorter attention span in the virtual event environment. Your team should build such a strategy into your virtual event plan from the outset.

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6 KPI-Focused Strategies for Organizing Virtual Events

Marketing Insider Group

Being clear about a virtual event’s key performance indicators (KPIs) from the onset of event planning is essential to its success. Event organizers base KPIs on the goals they’re aiming to achieve. Lead generation – Increased lead generation for event sponsors.

Fascinating Event Marketing Stats [New Ebook]

Hubspot

The ebook, which includes some amazing statistics on how companies market their events, is based on 2010 survey data from 931 respondents. Here are some examples of stats presented in the ebook: Companies usually spend less than 20% of their budget on event marketing. Only 11% of companies use blogging for event marketing. On average, companies use 5 different methods of event promotion. Email is the most widely used event promotional channel.

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How to Draw the Most Popular Speakers in the Industry to Your Conference

Marketing Insider Group

You could plan the most exciting, innovative conference in your industry for years, but the speakers you advertise will be its biggest drawcard. A great speaker can transform your event from something mediocre into a memorable experience for years to come. Event Marketing

10 Reasons Marketers Are Loving Virtual Events and 6 Solutions They Use

Marketo Events

Remember when “events” was synonymous with “in-person events”? Marketing has changed a great deal in a short period of time. Now, virtual events are number one on event marketers’ radar. In fact, virtual events are shattering attendance records.

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How to Leverage the Marketing Potential of Events [Marketing Cast]

Hubspot

What is the role of offline marketing in a world of digital communication? It’s not about getting rid of everything else in favor of online marketing, says David Meerman Scott. In this episode of the Weekly Marketing Cast , we discuss how you can leverage the marketing potential of events. Don’t Do Events for the Wrong Reason. Consider whether it makes sense to organize this type of event. Bridge Offline & Online Marketing.

Six Ways to Connect with Hard-to-Reach Business Buyers

Webbiquity

It’s a paradox of modern marketing that even with today’s ubiquitous high-speed wifi and cell connectivity, wide range of devices, and abundance of communication channels, business buyers seem harder to reach than ever. Social media is the top digital marketing channel for vendors, but organic social media reach continues to decline , LinkedIn’s strategy for groups remains muddled , and many business buyers aren’t even on Twitter. Embrace Marketing Partners.

15 Ideas to Promote Your Next Event

Hubspot

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. Free Event Promotion.

What Is Event Branding? + 5 Examples to Inspire You

Hubspot

The look and feel of events changed exponentially after March 2020 as companies moved live events to virtual spaces. But whether your event is online or in-person over the year ahead, event branding is essential to create a memorable experience for attendees. Marketing.

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

Hubspot

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?

How to Create Sports Content for Big Events

RockContent

There are millions of engaged sports fans who are the foundation of a lucrative global market. According to Statista , sports marketing revenue totalled $76 billion in 2013, and is projected to surpass $90 billion in 2017. This summer is a very impressive time of year for sports, sports fans, and sports marketers. Publishers and marketers will broadcast the pinnacle of athleticism to millions of global fans until the tournament concludes on August 21. Step 1: Plan.

Hindsight is 2020: Lessons Marketers Have Learned This Year (That Will Likely Roll Into Next)

Heinz Marketing

By Michelle Voznyuk , Marketing Consultant at Heinz Marketing. The pandemic has changed how we do business and influenced how we market our products and services to the world around us. Marketers who do not continue to innovate risk falling behind.

Some Good Trade Show Advice

The Effective Marketer

Despite the fact that trade show attendance is going down and there is less money in your marketing budget for attending physical events, if you do have to go to one you’d better make it worth it. Add those to my previous 12+ tips for trade show success and you’ve got yourself a great checklist for planning your next event! Marketing Budget Marketing Planning Trade Shows and Events event event management show planning trade show

The Trade Show Countdown: How to Prepare Your Business for a Trade Show

Webbiquity

If you are like most business owners or managers, trade shows are part of your marketing plan for the coming year. marketers generated sales using event marketing , and 80% said live events are critical to their company’s success. But live events are expensive endeavors. A key element in optimizing trade show participation is proper advance planning. The budget needs to be comprehensive for each trade show you plan on attending.

Listen Up Marketers: We Need Our Own Operating System

Kapost

Marketing is not the same function it was ten years ago—when B2B marketers were considered “sales support.” The digital revolution catalyzed the transformation of B2B marketing from cost-center to profit-center. Changes in the buyer’s journey have driven marketing teams to step up and take ownership of the entire funnel. Now, most marketing organizations do the majority of work internally rather than through agencies across specialized teams (social, demand gen, etc.).

Searching For the Elusive Net New Name

Oracle

That’s not to say there’s no value in programs like webinars or content promotions run through media partners your target market depends on for resources and information. If you’re running a webinar series with a publisher or other content portal, and your goal is acquiring new names, you have to expect some duplication from event to event. by Elle Woulfe | Tweet this.

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