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.

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”.

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Don’t Wait for the B2B Trade Show to Return

Kaon

Juniper Networks went from a traditional trade show booth… What do B2B companies do until trade shows return (whenever and however that may be)? We can tell you, from what we’ve seen, that the industry leaders who are remaining competitive and staying on track for 2020 success are not sitting and waiting for those large, in-person, industry events to return. Think beyond the trade show.

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. Because of what you invest in the preparation for and execution of trade show participation, you can’t afford to make mistakes. Ambushing Trade Show Attendees.

Maximize Results Of Attending A Trade Show

Attending trade shows helps your business find new prospects and make connections. By downloading this white paper, you will learn how setting goals and adding pre-planning to every trade show and industry event you attend makes a considerable difference.

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!

Post-Event Follow-Up: Tips for Nurturing Virtual Event Leads

Marketing Insider Group

Hosting attendees at your virtual event takes hard work, and crafting a memorable event experience takes top-notch planning and logistics. But when it comes to ensuring maximum ROI for your event , what you do after is what matters most. Be Swift with Post-Event Communication.

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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? The post Content Marketing and Trade Shows: How to Drive Conversions Post-Event appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. You need a pre- and post-show plan. Simply sending an impersonal “great to see you” email with a call to action to sign up now just […].

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. Event microsite.

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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. 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. This included: An actor in a Seymour mascot costume who worked the event by handing people who were standing in lines “Hate2Wait” buttons.

Lead Gen and Engagement: Find your Marketing Sweet Spot

Speaker: Dawn Colossi, CMO, FocusVision

So, we put gates up on our website, we stand in trade show booths and collect business cards, and run webinars or smaller events where we get people to sign up. A shift is occurring for B2B Marketers. We were measured by the number of leads we generate.

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. Like the B2B customer, it’s important to do some research prior to attending the trade show. Guest post by Tifany Scifo.

Ignite Your Trade Show Success in 2016

Kaon

According to “The Marketing Spend Decision,” the most important objective for companies investing in trade shows is lead acquisition. Today, it is reported that 35-percent of exhibitors’ leads obtained at trade shows ultimately result in a sale, according to Exhibitor Magazine. So now you ask, ‘Well how do we create higher lead conversion at trade shows and beyond?’. Visit us at ExhibitorLive 2016 booth #1672 February 29- March 2 in Las Vegas!

Finding the Right Fit: Six Tips for Trade Show Evaluations

Webbiquity

Thinking about which trade shows to participate in this year? For growing companies, trade shows can be a powerful way to market products and increase brand recognition. According to recent research , 80% of marketers believe events are critical to their company’s success, and two-thirds of B2B marketers say live events are their most effective marketing channel. What do you want to achieve by participating in the event? Guest post by Kelsey Stage.

When will B2B trade shows and in-person events return?

Biznology

For B2B marketers who depend at least partially on leads from conferences and trade shows, these are bleak times. If you’ve been staring down the number of leads you drove from last year’s shows, asking yourself when trade shows come back, I am afraid that I have very bad news for you. There are a litany of reasons: Single-company events are being moved online through 2021 already. Events companies aren’t scheduling any in-person events yet.

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. The post How to Market an Event: 15 Event Marketing Tips appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Event Marketing

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?”. Make no mistake: Air travel and live trade shows, conferences and events will be among the last business activities to return, and they may never return to pre-COVID levels. trade show strategy webinar strategy event marketing

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.

Enhancing Trade Show Presence: Moving Beyond the Booth

Webbiquity

If your business relies on trade show participation to at least some degree, you obviously want to optimize the time, effort, and money you invest in the undertaking. Accomplishing this objective requires properly preparing and staffing your trade show booth. Designing an attractive booth and staffing it with sharp employees is a great way to generate leads, connect with buyers , and capture valuable data at trade shows. Trade Show Sponsorships.

Trade Shows and Trade Offs

Salesfusion

The post Trade Shows and Trade Offs appeared first on Salesfusion. Events

Coronavirus, Trade Shows and Value vs Venue

Heinz Marketing

The usual rush of spring events in B2B sales and marketing has almost entirely been eliminated in just the past couple days , in an appropriate abundance of caution. Since we’re going to that trade show anyway, how do we make our booth more attractive? Exponential thinking, for example, means eliminating trade shows entirely. It’s no surprise or secret that many marketers loathe the trade show circuit but have considered it a necessary evil.

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.

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. Companies employ a wide variety of tactics to help them stand out from the pack, but one of the most important tools is an effective trade show booth. There are a number of benefits to consulting a marketing agency for trade show booth design.

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.

Buying Signals: B2B Marketing Budgets without a Line Item for Trade Shows

Sword and the Script

The decline of B2B trade shows frees B2B marketing to experiment with more efficient channels; virtual events surface buying signals The pandemic is certainly changing marketing – but we might all do well to shift our thinking towards what might become quasi-permanent.

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. So, you need to get the most out of your participation in every trade show. A key element in optimizing trade show participation is proper advance planning. Day of Trade Show.

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. 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 ? Too many companies wrongly assume trade show attendance equals instant engagement.

Ideal Trade Show Timeline

Navigate the Channel

In order to have a successful trade show, you need to start with a timeline. Start developing that about a year before you plan to attend the trade show. When your strategy and budget have received the okay by your company, it’s time to identify the goals of your trade show appearance and how best to meet them. Starting about nine months before the trade show, hammer out the elements that you want to include in your trade show booth.

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%. And because, when done right, events can be the single most powerful vehicle for generating new leads and deepening existing customer relationships. The industry weathered 9/11, when everyone thought the trade show was a goner.

5 trade show marketing mistakes

Biznology

trade show industry is BIG. In 2012, there were 10,900 trade shows that drew 27 million attendees. Part of the challenge today for trade show marketers is to cost effectively attract attendees. Therefore, trade show marketers are missing the boat to analyze what has not worked, and most of all what has produced the most cost effective results. This does not take into account the multiple contacts and media trade show marketers launch before the show. The U.S.

Make the most of your marketing events

Sales Lead Insights

Ideas on how to leverage the expense of B2B marketing events. The post Make the most of your marketing events appeared first on Sales Lead Insights. Events & trade shows

How to Plan an Event That Will Get Attendees Talking

Influitive

Running in-person events—such as user conferences—is a great opportunity to put a face to the customer advocates you engage with digitally on a regular basis. The post How to Plan an Event That Will Get Attendees Talking appeared first on Influitive. Event Marketing Events conferences event marketing events trade shows user conferences

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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. Add those to my previous 12+ tips for trade show success and you’ve got yourself a great checklist for planning your next event!

Make the most of your marketing events

Sales Lead Insights

Ideas on how to leverage the expense of B2B marketing events. Events & trade shows

Forex Trading VS Affiliate Marketing

PPCRAO.in

[link] Click the link above to reserve your seat for Forex Manifesto live Event where you would discover 9 Proven Ways to Make a Fortune in Forex. Forex Trading Vs Affiliate Marketing An Affiliate Marketer is the person that promotes other people's product(s) for commissions.

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Beyond Events & Trade Shows: Affiliate & Referral Marketing Strategies for SaaS [PART 2]

SmartBug Media

If you’ve read part one of this two-part blog series, you’ve learned that the ability to connect with leads, acquire customers, and build your brand does not go away when trade shows and events go virtual—or are canceled altogether.

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.