Five Fatal Trade Show Mistakes You Must Avoid

Webbiquity

Most B2B businesses depend (at least to some degree) on trade shows to generate leads, get media coverage, and attract customers. Each time you participate in a trade show, your business must invest (a considerable amount of) money, and you must invest (a considerable amount of) your time.

Trade Shows Won’t Be Coming Back This Year Or Next; Innovative Event Marketing Ideas Revealed

Square 2 Marketing

How To Replace The Lead Generation You Were Expecting From Live Events. I saw a new free report called “Getting Ready For The Return Of Trade Shows” from a software company, and I thought to myself, “What trade shows?”. trade show strategy webinar strategy event marketing

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How to Market an Event: 15 Event Marketing Tips

Marketing Insider Group

A well-planned promotional strategy is vital for a successful event. These event marketing tips will help you get the word out about your event, reach the right audience, and build buzz for your conference, trade show, or corporate event in the run-up to its launch. Quick Takeaways An integrated marketing strategy is essential to maximize […]. The post How to Market an Event: 15 Event Marketing Tips appeared first on Marketing Insider Group.

7 Creative Demand Gen Tactics to Drive Trade Show Booth Traffic

The Point

Even in this digital age, trade shows are still a core part of many B2B marketers’ 2017 demand generation plans. In a previous post, I discussed key strategies for following up with trade show leads. Invite, don’t Promote – if you’re presenting scheduled demos at the show, or if one of your executives has a speaking slot, invite people to the event as you would a Webinar, i.e. with date, time, location at the show, “what you’ll learn”.

Event Marketing: How a technology start-up made a trade show splash booth-free

B2B Lead Generation

Tweet Brickstream , a retail technology company, was too late to rent a booth at the year’s most important industry event where it had to have a strong presence. But, the team turned this marketing nightmare into a marketer’s dream come true. This conference, sponsored by the National Retail Federation, is the largest technology event for retailers. It combined these elements to promote the new brand at the trade show. The fun didn’t end at the trade show.

Getting B2B Trade Show Attendees to Buy

Webbiquity

Trade shows are a great place to generate new B2B leads and reinforce existing relationships—and the bigger the show, the greater the opportunity. Unfortunately, in spite of the sales-conducive environment of a trade show, sales are by no means a guarantee (imagine if they were!). Trade show buyers tend to come prepared. This means that a generalized, “one size fits all” marketing strategy is arguably a bad approach to selling to the B2B customer.

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. Day of Trade Show.

Five Tips For Building a Remarkable Trade Show Booth

Webbiquity

Some companies rely on trade shows for new business or to expand their client base, while other use the shows to launch a new product. Regardless of the objective, a successful trade show can “make or break” a new or small company. Consult a Full Service Exhibit Marketing Agency.

Trade Show Takeaways: 12 Lessons from Past Successes and Failures

Webbiquity

Searching for ways to ramp up your trade show performance? We’ve seen some amazing trade show performances over the years. To help you avoid these mistakes and capitalize on the wins, here are 12 trade show takeaways that you can apply to your next event. Trade shows are packed with booths that feature eye-grabbing displays. At a trade show, everyone wants to visit the booth that is popular. A lot goes into a successful tradeshow event.

What Working at an Apple Store Taught Me About Good Event Marketing

RockContent

I’m going to start with a controversial statement: I’m a firm believer in the power of event marketing. Trade shows, owned events, you name it, I love it. Events are a huge investment in time and money – but when done right, they help generate quality leads, develop existing relationships and do wonders for brand awareness. Pick the right event for your business. Understand the event audience, and develop positioning that resonates.

The 22 Best Virtual Event Platforms

Webbiquity

All types of events, including trade shows and industry conferences, can now be produced and attended remotely. That’s especially true in the realm of virtual events that go beyond traditional webinars and webcasts. Leading Edge Virtual Event Platforms.

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. Event Lead Management.

New Technologies Drive Trade Show Marketing Productivity

Biznology

How to explain my longtime fascination with trade shows and business events? It’s because events often comprise the single largest portion of B2B marketing budgets, averaging 22%. The industry weathered 9/11, when everyone thought the trade show was a goner.

Why Event Marketing Works and Then Some

Marketing Insider Group

What’s one of the most powerful content marketing tools used today? Event marketing. 58 percent of marketers consider conferences, trade shows, and other events to be important for improving the customer experience. For B2B marketers, the appeal of in-person marketing is even higher. 67 percent believe events are their most effective content tool. According to Forrester, event marketing makes up […].

Trade Show Follow-Up: 5 tips to optimize response

B2B Lead Generation

Tweet For the past seven years, trade shows have surpassed websites, email marketing and paid search to secure the top spot as B2B marketers’ biggest investment, according to the MarketingSherpa 2012 B2B Marketing Benchmark Report. But, do marketers make the most of this investment? I can’t help but wonder given my own trade show attendance experience. Here’s what I suspect happens: They sponsor the event and set up a booth. Trade Show ?

How to Prepare for a Successful Trade Show

Lead Liaison

When preparing to exhibit at a trade show, it’s critical that you stay organized. The success of your trade show hinges on your team’s ability to execute each part of the process properly, and on schedule. Take the stress out of preparing for your next trade show by keeping track of responsibilities in a simplified checklist. We’ve compiled a comprehensive list of tasks to help you prepare for a successful trade show.

10 Killer Tips For Using Marketing Automation To Generate Trade Show Leads

Square 2 Marketing

Outbound Marketing Tactics Like Trade Shows Require Automation To Optimize Your Event ROI. Today there are more conferences, trade shows and live events than ever before. marketing automation software Trade Shows event marketing

After the Event: Post-Trade Show Questionnaire

Lead Liaison

The actions you take after exhibiting at a trade show are equally as, if not more, important than what you did to prepare for it. The amount of business you close from the event is likely the most telling sign of a successful trade show. Another means of evaluation, which is often overlooked, is asking your team what they think about the event, your booth, and your methods. Add this resource to your trade show process now!

Proof Event Marketing Isn’t Going Anywhere

Modern Marketing

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. billion was spent on trade shows – that’s 45.7%. So why do events endure?

Content Marketing and Trade Shows: How to Drive Conversions Post-Event

Marketing Insider Group

Event marketing isn’t just what happens at the event. While the pre-event email may be a simple message to guide people to visit you, what are you doing post-event? Content MarketingYou need a pre- and post-show plan.

Digital Developments in Event Marketing

Biznology

Event marketing has long been a staple in B-to-B, where the face-to-face conversation enabled by a trade show or corporate event plays a valuable role in launching or deepening a business relationship. But these days, business events are taking off in new directions, empowered by advancements in digital technology. Events designed for both virtual and live audiences. The hybrid event needs to be rehearsed and staged, with high definition video cameras.

How A Virtual Trade Show Booth Could Save Your Trade Show Season

Square 2 Marketing

Now Is The Time To Rethink Your Entire Event Marketing Strategy. The companies that emerge from these uncertain times strong are those that quickly pivot their business strategy, including the marketing and sales that go with it. Most of us expected to attend at least a handful of events, trade shows and conferences this year. Even when we go back to working at offices, large gatherings like trade shows will remain on the shelf. Virtual Trade Show Booth

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. And just because trade shows are a more traditional way of getting the word out about your product or brand doesn’t mean you can’t take advantage of the benefits of real-time communication and instant exposure made possible through social media. Social Media Plays a Key Role in B2B Marketing.

The Influence of Event Marketing

Nuvi

At brand-sponsored events, influencers have the social capital to expand your brand’s reach and tap into a larger audience. Keep reading to see how brands utilize influencers at events. At events, trade shows, or Daddario-sponsored events, the musicians speak their love for Daddario while simultaneously promoting their own music. A huge event marketing trend, especially in beauty and fashion, is brand-sponsored getaways.

Blog: Getting the Most Out of Trade Show Investments

Conversica

We are in the middle of conference season and Marketers are hard at work promoting events, building booths, crafting meeting spaces, selecting swag and giveaways, and polishing their messaging. Needless to say, trade shows and conferences require large investments of time, energy and resources from Event Marketers. Overall, $570 billion is spent on attending, sponsoring and hosting business-to-business (B2B) events each year. Pre-event data.

How Technology on the Trade Show Floor Can Help Your Sales Team Work Smarter and Sell More

B2B Lead Generation

Tweet Trade shows and conferences are still the biggest areas of investment for marketers, according to the most recent MarketingSherpa B2B Marketing Benchmark Report. And, as we marketers have embraced digital, the value of face-to-face interactions has increased. Yet, many companies still measure marketers on cost-per-lead metrics when such metrics are inadequate for measuring face-to-face interactions at trade shows.

Conference Season Prep: Make the Most of Trade Shows

Act-On

How to make the most of conference season, as a planner and attendee, including how marketing automation can help. Events Marketing Life Marketing Strategy conference season tradeshow tradeshow marketing tradeshows

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. Embrace Marketing Partners. Host and Exhibit at Live Events.

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. I like how Vanessa Nornberg described in an Inc.com article a few tips to make your trade show profitable: Buy a booth you can afford. Marketing Budget Marketing Planning Trade Shows and Events event event management show planning trade show

11 Proven Ways to Use Event Marketing for Lead Generation

Valasys

Event marketing has always been an impeccable way to fuel your branding endeavors. According to a study published on MarketingCharts.com , 68% of the respondents affirmed that with the help of event marketing they can generate top-of-the-funnel leads.

The Influence of Event Marketing

Nuvi

At brand-sponsored events, influencers have the social capital to expand your brand’s reach and tap into a larger audience. Keep reading to see how brands utilize influencers at events. At events, trade shows, or Daddario-sponsored events, the musicians speak their love for Daddario while simultaneously promoting their own music. A huge event marketing trend, especially in beauty and fashion, is brand-sponsored getaways.

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.

10 Types of Content That’ll Make Your Event Marketing More Effective

Contently

Despite marketing’s digital transformation, event marketing is still the toast of the industry. To a marketer writing all day, event marketing might sound like a glorified series of networking happy hours, but in reality, the job requires a lot of collaboration.

B2B Trade Show Marketing Best Practices

Sales Intelligence View

According to MarketingSherpa 2012 Marketing Benchmark Report, trade shows have secured the top spot as the most effective B2B marketing platform. They have greatly surpassed paid search, email marketing and websites. This statistic encourages us to take tradeshows more seriously and leverage them to market our businesses more efficiently and effectively. Marketers now do everything they can to qualify leads before passing them off to sales.

How to Use Lead Scoring to Drive the Highest Return on Your Trade-Show Investment

B2B Lead Generation

Tweet In the 2012 B2B Marketing Benchmark Report , 1,745 marketing organizations revealed that trade shows took up the biggest chunk of their marketing budget – over 21%. Yet, they only ranked fourth in marketing effectiveness, under websites, SEOs, and emails. Smart marketers apply some type of lead scoring to leads generated from website, SEO, and email initiatives. They need to do the same with trade shows. Trade-show registration lists.

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.

Event Lead Capture Provider Lead Liaison Unveils New Resources for Trade Show Event Planning

Lead Liaison

Dallas, Texas – Lead Liaison, the powerhouse behind the event lead capture solution, GoExhibit!™ , is set apart from competitors in the industry due to their extraordinary level of customer support. In true form, they released two helpful resources this week which are geared to help trade show coordinators prepare for high-steaks events. It’s extensivity makes the checklist an excellent tool for beginners as well as seasoned trade show planners.