Every day when I open my social channels or email, I’m barraged by news of the latest cool and innovative technology that brings us closer to complete digitization. While I am awed by how rapidly digital transformation is progressing and how much it is impacting B2B marketing, I can’t help but think that there is still one marketing program that hasn’t yet caught up—in-person events.
How do you drive breakthrough results from your events? While many companies tend to focus on everything leading up to an event like driving registrations, managing logistics and doing event setup, you should always keep in mind the ultimate goal—delivering leads and generating demand. So with that in mind, and the events season starting in earnest, I thought I would share some best practices of how you can drive breakthrough results from your events program
Picture this: you’re exhibiting at one of your largest revenue-generating events of the year and your check-in time exceeds two minutes and the line at your booth is 20 people deep. Your check-in process is slow, leading to a backup of your pre-scheduled appointments. Slow check-in creates a stressful environment for your attendees, booth staff, and sales team, and negatively affects the user experience. So how can you optimize your check-in process at crucial events to maximize sales and marketing opportunities? Dealertrack, the largest automotive solution provider faced this exact problem. However, by leveraging Certain’s Event Automation, Dealertrack decreased event check-in time by 50% and easily reached their aggressive sales goals.
Do you ever feel like coming up with New Year’s resolution ideas and making career goals actually prevents you from reaching your ideals? Think about it: how often have you created a list of what you want to accomplish in a year, only to fall utterly short. The list sits on your desk, or on a crisp piece of expensive stationary, in your best handwriting, tacked onto your cubicle wall, almost mocking your effort and commitment. Why is there such a gap between what we want to do and what we can do?
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?
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.
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.
You’ve put the time in for planning your big event and you’ve used social media to generate buzz and interest. But how do you increase engagement on social media once you’ve got people in the door? There are lots of ways to engage with prospects through social media – and continue the conversation once your event has started.