Your Secret Weapon for Holiday Event Planning in Silicon Valley

What if you could cut your planning time in half for your next Silicon Valley event? Well, now you can with our holiday event planning kit! It features a master event plan, top Silicon Valley locations, and tips and themes for throwing your next event that’ll wow your attendees.

Event Swag Ideas That’ll Wow Your Prospects

Having the best swag at any event is crucial to get attendees to visit your booth and convert them into potential customers. When you attend events, you’ll notice that companies who bring  alluring swag are swarmed by attendees and companies who bring uninspired swag are ignored and fade quietly into the background. Make sure you cut through the noise at your next event by understanding what separates good swag from lackluster swag so you can bring your swag A-game!

Top 7 Company Holiday Party Ideas for San Francisco Venues

The annual company holiday party might be viewed by your coworkers as the event of the year, while others might be doing the wallflower side-step, doing anything and everything to avoid it. For those of us on the officially sanctioned social committees, this means that we are blessed with finding the ideal venue and plan for a holiday party for partygoers of all stripes — a plan that provides enough boredom relief to minimize any regrettable shenanigans and also pleases the more discriminating trendsetters on your team.  

The Ultimate Guide for Marketing Gifts

It’s the holiday season, which means you’re probably struggling to find thank you presents and thoughtful marketing gifts that show your team that you care. Last minute gift shopping is very common, but the hardest part about gift shopping is finding that perfect gift that is thoughtful and brings that wow factor, right?

How to Boost Marketing Engagement During the Holidays with Targeted Outreach

Are you looking to increase marketing engagement during the winter months? You’re not alone, the myth of the B2B marketing slump during the holidays is a strong misconception, when in reality, successful B2B companies often experience a holiday spike in sales if they plan properly. So how can you leverage targeted outreach, events, and marketing strategies to rake in sales before the end of your quarter?

2016 Best Blogs From Certain and What Marketers Can Learn

Today, I will be talking about Certain's 2016 best blogs and the reasons they were so effective! To begin, 2016 saw huge shifts in the marketing industry. Strategies changed and companies took priority of different areas of marketing. A survey conducted by Smart Insights concluded that in 2016, content marketing was predicted to have the highest commercial impact for companies. Nowadays, content marketing is present in all parts of the funnel, from more top of the funnel content like infographics and blog posts to meatier assets like whitepapers and guides.

Letters from Certain: Why We’re Thankful for Our Customers

At Certain, we believe that face-to-face events are an opportunity to connect with customers and provide personalized, tailored, and memorable attendee experiences. We wanted to thank each of you in a heartfelt way for challenging us to think outside the box, develop innovative solutions to complex problems, and take an integrative approach to marketing, sales, and customer success. But how could we say thank you in a way that was tailored to each of you?

5 Key Takeaways — How Events are Powering Leading Marketing Teams from the SiriusDecisions Technology Exchange

I had the great pleasure last week of attending the SiriusDecisions Technology Exchange event in Austin, TX where marketing leaders from some of the world’s greatest technology companies came together to share how technology is being used across sales, marketing, and product organizations to enhance alignment and drive better business results. It’s always enlightening to hear your peers share how they are transforming their organization to meet the promise of more effective, personalized marketing that meets prospects and customers exactly where they are in their buying journey. Events, of course, are a critical part of that journey and I was excited to have two of our largest customers, Microsoft and National Instruments, share stories of how they are digitally transforming their event strategy and how they arrived at the decision to invest in this critical area of the marketing stack.