Nth Degree Trade Show and Event Marketing Blog

Looking Past Coronavirus: Anticipating Show Changes and Planning During Uncertainty

Posted by Elise Simons, Director of Marketing Communications on Jun 2, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Like you, I’ve read dozens of articles about what changes will be made to enable large shows to return – temperature checks, rapid testing, cleaning procedures, social distancing rules, etc. But I haven’t heard anyone talking about the impact of these changes on exhibiting companies. 

Read More

The Hybrid Event Spectrum Concept

Posted by Bruce Porter, Executive Producer on Jun 1, 2020 11:30:00 AM

 

Read More

Topics: Events, Audience Engagement, Event Management, Event Planning, COVID-19

Live Events Accomplish More

Posted by Rachael Casey on May 28, 2020 3:03:57 PM

We’re living in extraordinary times. No roadmap. No contingency plan. I think we can all agree that the changes are uncomfortable and have disrupted the natural flow of our everyday lives. For those of us in the events industry, this is more than a disruption — it’s an upheaval of our businesses and plans we’ve been working on for months. As we scramble to get creative and come up with new ideas to ensure success for our clients, we’re also wondering if this is this the new normal. Are live events going to be a thing of the past? I don’t think so; in fact, I think they will evolve into something even better than before.

Read More

Topics: Attendee Learning & Content, Audience Engagement, Event Management, Event Planning, COVID-19

Leveraging Virtual Events to Build Your Audience

Posted by Matt Keowen on May 22, 2020 2:48:53 PM

Covid-19 has fundamentally changed how we conduct business, especially the business of events. Much of the industry made the shift to virtual almost immediately and that shift is expected to persist through the fall. Although the decisions to go online were swift, they weren’t easy for many companies. How will potential attendees react? What impact will this decision have on a brand? What skill sets do we need to deliver an engaging digital experience? Scary stuff. However, we have realized that, despite the challenges, Covid-19 has presented us with an amazing opportunity to build larger audiences for our programs than ever before.

Read More

Topics: Trade Shows, Events, Audience Engagement, Event Management, Event Planning, COVID-19

Providing Safe and Healthy Environments for Future Conferences

Posted by Kristin Ludwick on May 19, 2020 9:40:08 AM

In the post-pandemic world, people will emerge from their homes and venture back out into society. They’ll visit friends, favorite stores, and re-opened restaurants, but will they step foot on an airplane? Will they buy concert tickets? Attend a conference? There’s no doubt our world will look different in the months or years to come. We may even get that extra elbow room on airplanes that we’ve longed for as modified social distancing becomes commonplace.

Read More

Topics: Trade Shows, Events, Audience Engagement, Event Management, Event Planning, COVID-19

The New Normal: How Event Industry Suppliers Can Support Clients Now

Posted by Jesse Meyer on May 14, 2020 8:47:43 AM

A pandemic hit. Cities closed. Large gatherings were no longer allowed and every event across the nation was forced to cancel, postpone, or go online. As a result, event planners have had to take a step back and reevaluate what events will look like in the coming months and years. What is the right approach, or what steps can we take, to get events back on the calendar? How do we safeguard aspects of the event that were already in motion during the pre-pandemic planning period? Is this an opportunity to test new waters?

Read More

Topics: Trade Shows, Events, Audience Engagement, Event Management, Event Planning

5 Ways to Nail a Virtual Event

Posted by Ian Mcgonnigal on May 12, 2020 9:09:07 AM

In a matter of weeks, our society has had to pivot from physical to virtual; we’ve been unexpectedly thrust into a world of new technology.  Our meetings, classes, family dinners, concerts, and game nights with our friends are now all virtual. We are living our lives at home, in front of a webcam with our families and roommates in close proximity.

Read More

Topics: Events, Attendee Learning & Content, Audience Engagement, Event Management, Event Planning, COVID-19

Wait, What Just Happened? How Event Value Propositions are Changing Due to Covid-19

Posted by Robert Lowe on May 7, 2020 2:45:03 PM

COVID-19 caught the world by surprise, forcing countries to close down industry, severely limit travel, and make a host of changes they never could have foreseen. These choices will be studied, second-guessed, and scrutinized for many years. We may never see a clear picture on which decisions were incontestably correct and which were undeniably wrong. But there is one reaction, specifically in the B2B events world, that I think needs to be reviewed now, before it is too late. 

Read More

Topics: Events, Attendee Learning & Content, Audience Engagement, Event Management, Event Planning, COVID-19

How Social Media Can Take Your Event to the Nth Degree

Posted by Allessandra Reuben on Jul 24, 2019 3:45:00 PM

Social media is the means to the end of broadcasting the most exclusive and exciting aspects of your life. Curating those highly-coveted and picture-perfect events are what we are in the business of doing. Social media can help you take your event to the next level – for your customers and attendees alike.

Social media is the newest way to see and be seen. If you’re at an exciting event, you want everyone to know you are. If you aren’t there, then you’re living vicariously through everyone who is.

So, how do you take your next event from amazing in real-time to equally as amazing online?

Read More

Topics: Trade Shows, Events, Trade Show Displays, Audience Engagement, Event Planning

7 Simple Tips for Tackling Unhealthy Travel Habits

Posted by Allessandra Reuben on Jul 10, 2019 11:53:52 AM

We all know how hard maintaining a healthy lifestyle can be (Hello, UberEats!). Throw long travel days and multiple days on the road into the mix, and any health routine goes out the window.

Read More

Topics: Trade Shows, Events, Trade Show Travel