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Why event marketing works

by John Saunders
7th Feb 20 1:16 pm

The most powerful marketing tool to build your target audience and customer base is event marketing. No other form of marketing allows you to engage one-on-one with your target market and showcase your products and services so effectively.

It provides you the opportunity to facilitate creative techniques that you’re unable to implement in everyday operations. Tradeshows and industry events are temporary, so there is less risk if you try new marketing strategies at your tradeshow exhibit booth.

Tradeshows and industry events also give you the rare occasion to build brand awareness to an audience that already has an interest in your products or services.

The secret to event marketing and exhibiting at tradeshows is to work with a professional marketing agency to help you stand out from the crowd.

Find an agency that offers extensive event marketing services such as a brand ambassador program and experiential marketing techniques to deeply connect event attendees with your brand.

When it comes to event marketing and planning, leave it to the experts. Even if you and your employees are highly skilled at what you do, to make the absolute most of event marketing you’ll want to work with an experienced marketing team.

There are tricks to the trade that only seasoned experts can execute.

When you participate in conventions, tradeshows, and industry events, you have an opportunity to build interest, generate hot leads, and make sales. The most important part comes after the fact when you repurpose your event content and expand your brand community after the event.

Real-time experiences

At events, you can execute interactive experiential marketing techniques to give attendees a memorable experience that they’ll associate with your brand for a long time to come.

A branded, live experience designed by an event marketing team will connect your brand to attendees in a purposeful and personal manner. Customer experience and experiential marketing merge in the creation of dynamic, emotional, and rich connections with consumers that create brand loyalty.

People appreciate the commitment of brands that put effort into their events. Consumers view brands that utilize experiential marketing and engage audiences in a participatory way in a positive light because they feel as if they’re part of your brand and your brand becomes an integral part of their lifestyle.

Authentic buyer perspective

With real-time, face-to-face human engagement, the quality of the insight and feedback you’ll receive from attendees will be incredibly enriching for your future buyer personas and improving the products and experiences you offer your customers.

You may discover a problematic issue with a product or service that is the root of your unidentified customer churn. Alternatively, a strength that you didn’t realize you had could be discovered.

Engaging with attendees in such a direct manner is something that your brand can capitalize on, and it will bring further successful results down the road.

People gravitate toward brands that give meaning to their products or services and ones that offer real value. They look for brands that can improve their lives.

With the power of event marketing, you can demonstrate all of these qualities directly in front of your customers, face-to-face.

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