Tips for Show Managers Archive

Weekly Insights: What Will Your Show (or Association) Audience Look Like in 20 Years?

It’s not necessarily a new topic: the average age of association members (and therefore trade show participants) is increasing. Organizations have been focused for years on recruiting more Millennials, which can mean a more secure future for their conferences and trade shows. But those younger professionals still aren’t joining in huge numbers. This recent article

8 Ways to Use Video to Market Trade Shows

There’s no question – video marketing is here to stay. So if you’re not using video to educate and inspire attendees and/or exhibitors, you’re missing out on a powerful tool. Here are just a few statistics to motivate you: Social media videos generate 1200% more shares than text & images combined (Brightcove) 89 million people

Weekly Insights: Showing Appreciation to Exhibitors

One key to a successful trade show is a great partnership between show organizers and their exhibitors. When exhibitors feel appreciated and supported – and because of that they see increased results from their investment – they’re more likely to support that show in future years. Showing support for exhibitors doesn’t have to be complicated

Weekly Insights: Putting a Focus on Event Security

It’s not a topic that most event organizers want to talk about, yet it should be. Event security isn’t just about protecting attendee data (although that’s important) – it’s also critical for the event itself. Organizers spend months preparing for and marketing their events, yet spend little (if any) time planning for what could happen.

Weekly Insights: Experience Design for Events

Designing an event no longer means simply crafting the color scheme and structures. It’s about creating engagement and memorable 3-D experiences. In this interview from Event Marketer magazine, you’ll learn some examples and strategies from design experts Robin Stapley and Heather Camardello from GES.
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