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Why event marketing ROI is more like dating than hooking up

guyflirtI am willing to wager my reputation on the fact that Event ROI is about to become a very hot topic as marketing budgets come under greater scrutiny. So here are a few of my thoughts on the subject:

The perfect event marketing ROI presentation shows how profits realized from product or service sales as a direct result of an event-based marketing program exceed the cost of the program. It’s actually a simple formula, but there are some challenges. To explain, here’s a story to show why calculating event ROI is more like dating than hooking up and its all about getting more than one touch to be successful. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Lynda Partner

April 17th, 2009 at 10:50 am

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There’s so much more than name and address waiting for you

Right now, electronic lead capture at events and experiential marketing programs is all the rage and rightly so for a bunch of reasons but it always seemed like such a waste to restrict data capture to only contact information.

It’s easy to extend lead capture to bring something special, that extra value, that can make the difference between a good event and a great event. Using technology-based interactions with event visitors, you can get so much more with little additional effort or cost.

Here are the top 6 reasons you should invest in electronic data capture systems for your next event: Read the rest of this entry »