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Archive for April 12, 2012

Most Event Sessions Go Uncaptured [CHART]

via blog.ceir.org Those planning events may want to rethink their strategy, as live video and webcasts are the most popular form of content according to 68 percent of past and future users. In a similarly revealing question, many physical event hosts (43 percent) capture less than 10 percent of the content from their physical events…

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Event Marketing Channels [CHART]

via marketingcharts.com constantcontact-effectiveness-event-marketing-channels-feb-2012.jpg77% of event marketers are using social media to promote and market events, and another 14% are planning to do next year, while roughly three-quarters who use social media believe it to be effective, according to results from a Constant Contact survey of its customers, released in February 2012. Respondents ranked social media…

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Metrics For Conference Exhibitor Success [CHART]

via marketingcharts.com Although the number of new, qualified sales leads generated is the most common metric used to evaluate the success of B2B exhibiting, cited by 81% of respondents to a 2011 Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) survey released [download page] in February 2012, marketing metrics are growing in popularity, with 88% of exhibitors…

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Virtual Event Activities [CHART]

via marketingcharts.com The most popular activity at a virtual event is downloading materials, with 77% of attendees engaging in this activity. More than seven in 10 attendees also participate in watching a live webcast (74%) and visiting a virtual booth (71%). These three activities are significantly more popular than any other. There is a dropoff…

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Email Drives Virtual Event Registration [CHART]

via marketingcharts.com Email is overwhelmingly the top driver of virtual event registration, according to an August 2011 survey from MarketingProfs and Trendline Interactive, sponsored by ON24. Data from “The Practicalities of Virtual Events” indicates 83% of virtual event attendees have heard about an event through email. Only 23% have heard about a virtual event through…

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Reasons People Pay For Virtual Events [CHART]

via marketingcharts.com Only 6% of virtual event attendees have paid to attend, although 61% have not paid but might for the right event. Almost all attendees (96%) say the overall agenda of a virtual event is an important factor affecting their willingness to attend, closely followed by specialized content tracks (92%). Other popular factors affecting…

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Reasons To Produce Virtual Events [CHART]

via marketingcharts.com Almost nine in 10 (88%) virtual event producers say extending reach was a contributing factor to their decision to produce a virtual event. The similar answer of having an audience that couldn’t travel to a physical event closely followed (84%). Other popular responses included having activities that didn’t require or warrant a physical…

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Latest & Greatest Drives Virtual Exhibit Attendance [CHART]

via marketingcharts.com When asked for main motivations in visiting the exhibit halls of in-person events (more than one answer allowed), the highest percentage of respondents (55%) said seeing what’s new will motivate them. This was about 22% higher than the 45% of respondents who said seeing a demo or product will motivate them. These were…

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