Marketing here, marketing there, marketing everywhere! Event marketing is effective marketing. Simple as that. End blog post. Not really though, there’s many pieces that make event marketing what is and through those pieces make it effective. If the Joker was a business savvy villain, he’d be asking “why so effective?” Fine visual representation through a meme, I’d say.
Event marketing is effective because you or your company are promoting a product/service through in-person interactions. A potential or valued customer gets a hands-on experience with what you have to offer all whilst the relationship between customer and company begins to grow. Like all relationships this business relationship takes time and feedback to help nurture its growth. Insert a stat and beautiful visual here! “According to Forrester Research, events make up for 24% of the B2B marketing budget.” VERY WOW, MUCH STUNNING. (Image from Forrester Research)
What this visual demonstrates is that even with the growth of social media, events will still be some of the most important communication tools in marketing by 2020…and beyond? Even with the growth of social media in the past decade, it’s actually helped with the successfulness of events. Think Facebook, with the multitude of events that pop up in a calendar, seeing who’s interested in events, checking in at locations, and even the use of the live video feature to experience events via technology. YOU JUST HAD TO BE THERE! Continue to grow relationships with your clients through these events and continue to watch your brand grow. Your event marketing is truly effective marketing if properly carried out.