Author: Thomas Pauly

Thomas Pauly Thomas is Certain's Marketing Specialist and a recent graduate of the University of Oregon. His focus in school was English Language and Literature and his love for writing has led him into the field of marketing where his work will help marketers learn how to develop excellent content to promote events.

Posts by Thomas Pauly

What’s Your Event App Missing?

Events play an important role in any marketing effort and a successful event means higher ROI and an increase in attendee engagement. In order for events to be successful, the right strategies and support need to be in place, whether it’s new event tech, Event Automation, or a great venue. But what’s an event’s best friend? An Event App.

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!

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 common, but the hardest part about gift shopping is finding that perfect gift that is both thoughtful and breathtaking, right?

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.

What Kills Conversions at Events

Are you wondering what is killing your marketing conversions at events and preventing you from reaching your targeted amount of event leads? 20-25% of a company’s marketing budget is spent on event marketing. Knowing this, you begin to understand that events are an invaluable marketing strategy for companies, and need to be done right. By creating a successful event, and enabling conversions, marketers can provide credible ROI from their events and optimize their efforts.

How to Use Event Surveys for B2B Lead Generation

Did you know that utilizing event surveys is a successful technique for B2B lead generation? When used correctly, surveys can make sure that your event is a success by enabling marketers and event planners to capture attendee insights on the event. This data can be used to measure event success and leveraged for future events, helping keep attendees happy and leads generating.

Top 50 Marketing Resources

Want to increase and update your marketing resource library? The modern marketing landscape is constantly changing and evolving, meaning that sources of information are changing as well. A resource that was once relevant becomes irrelevant and a new one takes its place rapidly. Because of this, it is hard to maintain a well-kept marketing resource library that has up-to-date and relevant information for all your marketing needs. But don’t worry! Ahead of you is a carefully selected list of resources (in no particular order) for general marketers, event planners, demand gen professionals, and event marketers.

20 Tips On Increasing Audience Engagement At Events

Increasing audience engagement is crucial for continuously hosting successful events. According to David Saef, EVP of Marketworks, “Events are a critical component of any brand’s marketing strategy because face-to-face is the best way to engage a brand’s current and prospective customers” (Hubspot). That said, audience engagement not only makes your event interactive and fun, it also enables brand growth and awareness. Ensuring that your audience is consistently engaged not only improves attendee experience but also allows marketers to collect rich attendee data from over 300 different touchpoints.