The date is set. Your team is in place. The only thing left is to get the word out. Simply put, your marketing strategy will make or break the success of your event.
If you are unsure of how to market your event, it’s best to start with the basics. Once you lay the foundation, everything will come together. From there, you can move into more advanced strategies as time and money allows.
Below are five simple yet effective marketing tips for your next event:
1. It Starts with the Event Website
It doesn’t matter if you have a separate domain for the event or a webpage on your primary website, nothing changes the fact that this is the cornerstone of your marketing strategy.
This page should include the following:
- Detailed description of the event
- Event related images and video
- Pricing information
- Register button and form
ALSO SEE: HOW TO CREATE AN EVENT PAGE THAT INCREASES CONVERSIONS
If you don’t have an event website you won’t have much luck from a marketing perspective. This is step number one, so do it now!
2. Get an Early Start
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So you market for your next event and it’s working! People are rushing to your landing page to get more information and purchase their tickets or RSVP. You now have a captive audience who is ready to join in, now what? Are you prepared to keep them entertained and excited about your event? Will they actually purchase tickets?
Before you declare your event page perfect, here are some questions to answer:
- What is the primary purpose of the page? Do you want visitors to buy a ticket, provide an email address, or take some other step?
- What type of information have you included on your event page?
- How has the page converted in the past?
Like most event planners, you want visitors to commit on the spot. When somebody shows interest, such as by visiting your event page, you want to “cash in” without delay. Once they leave the page, you never know if they will return in the future.
Listed below, you will find three easy ways to alter your event page in a manner that increases conversions:
1. Remove the Clutter
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Sparking a conversation with a group was difficult enough before the Internet existed. Now, however, we’re living in a society where all of us are bombarded with information on a daily basis, such that any message which doesn’t immediately stand out is lost in all the noise. There’s even a term for it – information overload.
Thing is, that very same technology responsible for this overload can also be one of the most effective tools for learning, engagement, and creativity in your arsenal. All you need to do is break the ice. Once you do that – once you get people talking and working with the technology that’s around them, you’re set to run a great event that people really get to connect with others at.
So…how do you accomplish that with the digital generation? The trick now is to bring technology into it.
Let’s talk about how you can do that.
Play Some Games
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People these days really don’t get enough exercise. One need only examine the statistics for evidence of that. More than two-thirds of American adults are considered overweight, with 35.7% of the adult population classifying as obese.
Who has the time to exercise anymore, though? We’re all so busy with our jobs and our families that physical fitness sort of just…falls by the wayside. It probably doesn’t help that physically-passive entertainment’s grown so prevalent of late, either – most people would rather sit down and watch Daredevil work out on Netflix than actually hit the gym themselves.
Thing is, exercise is pretty great. Not only does it make us physically healthier, it’s also proven to make us both more alert and happier.
“If you’ve ever taken out a bad day at the office on the nearest treadmill, you know that working up a good sweat can easily turn your day around,” writes CNN’s Kristen Domonell. “And by now you’ve probably heard that endorphins are the magic bullet behind that post-workout bliss. People love the feeling so much that “endorphin junkie” has even become synonymous with someone who’s constantly chasing that exercise high.”
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People attend events for a variety of reasons, with networking often at the top of the list. As an event professional, there are steps you can take to promote networking and boost the likelihood of attendees achieving success in this area.
Why would somebody want to attend your event? In addition to learning, networking is a response that many will share. They want to connect with others in their space, such as to drum up new business or to simply broaden their network for future benefits.
Here are some face-to-face networking statistics from HubSpot to help you better understand why this is a big deal for your event:
- 84 percent of people say they prefer in-person meetings.
- 85 percent of people say they build strong relationships at conferences and face-to-face business meetings.
- 77 percent of people say they prefer networking at conferences as they are able to read body language.
With that out of the way, it’s time to answer this question: how will you improve networking at your events?
Here are a few ideas to consider:
1. Add Some Excitement
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Networking is a key part of building a personal brand. The more people you know, the better. You never know when you may be able to help each other out on a project, get hired by a company, or even find investment. Since you really never know who you are going to meet, it’s always a good idea to check out a few networking events a month if you have time.
This week we are really going to focus on some key points in networking.
Tips for Better Networking at Your Events: Follow these easy tips to increase networking at your events, thus making your event worth more to those looking to work with those in their field. Networking is one of the most important parts of attending any type of event or conference.
Digital Ice Breakers: Break into the newest technology and help to break the ice digitally for your attendees. Show them something brand new that has shown amazing results. Is it a fit for your next event?
Sweatworking: What it is and how to do it correctly: Step up your networking event game by having a private spinning class for your attendees. Get everyone sweating and see where the networking goes from there.