where events are going

Category: Event marketing

by David Brull Event marketing will never go away. In fact, it’s gaining importance to exhibitors, even with so many other distractions out there. According to The State of Customer Marketing 2017, a survey of over 200 marketing leaders (primarily from B2B companies), companies identified three key areas for success in customer marketing efforts: relationship building, communication and customer […]

By Jim Curry In a study for one organizer, I listed 57 broad business objectives that exhibitions could deliver for their exhibitor clients. Fifty-seven. I used it as an example of the wonderful wealth of opportunities that exist for exhibitors looking to max out their performance in the exhibition hall. It’s the sort of thing we […]

by Michael Barnett What’s your favorite industry event?  It’s a simple question, but it’s a game changer for event marketers.  If your attendees aren’t telling their friends and colleagues about your event, you won’t see the new, qualified attendees who are the lifeblood of your event. Why would someone take the time and stake her […]

by Michael Hart Hard to believe now, but three years ago the cutting-edge technology that vendors were pitching at IAEE’s Expo! Expo! was the mobile app. This year it was an Internet of Things phenomenon that could potentially have a real-world impact on the events industry: wearables–more specifically, beacons. I know, I know. Beacons on […]

by Trisha Richards Few would dispute the golden rule of marketing is know your audience. With millennials becoming the largest generation in the North American workforce last year, insightful meeting professionals are emphasizing the destination experience and social impact of their planned activities to boost attendance and contentment at events. Millennials often crave cultural adventures, […]

By Eric Misic VP of Business Development Bear Analytics, a data analytics provider to the exhibitions industry Data is a valuable asset for many organizations in our space. Our industry is buzzing with talk about “Big Data” and event organizers have never had more data at their disposal—from app data, to session scans and traffic […]

Jeff ‘John’ Tanner, Jr., Ph.D. and author of Analytics and Dynamic Customer Strategy Dean, Strome College of Business, Old Dominion University Dr. Tanner, a noted expert in the field, offers advice based on his extensive research on trends in the use of data analytics in business-to-business and business-to-consumer marketing. His clients include major companies including […]

By Nancy Drapeau, PRC, CEIR Research Director I look forward to attending and participating in EXHIBITORLIVE! next week. It is always a privilege to conduct sessions with the high caliber brand marketers who travel to this event. Next week’s lectures will focus on two important topic areas: Do You Have a Digital Playbook for Your […]

By Nancy Drapeau, PRC, CEIR Research Director CEIR research with young professionals suggests an exciting future awaits business-to-business exhibitions and exhibitors that deliver the content they crave. Here are the top five reasons for this position: Reason #1: Young professional attendees have a strong connection to the exhibition channel, 98% identify one or more high […]

Stephanie Hedlund, Director, Customer Insights & Analytics Diversified Communications As Expo! Expo! 2014 fast approaches, I’ve been reflecting on my first visit to the event 7 years ago atThe Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Concurrent with Expo! Expo!, also at the Mandalay Bay, was the National Conference on Database Marketing. I attended both events and, […]