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Did you know that event marketing usually consumes less than 20% of a company's budget?
And that only 11% of companies use blogging for event marketing?
And that nearly one third of companies send press releases to promote their events?
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TABLE OF CONTENTS1 Why Events?2 Event Types3 Event Planning4 Event Promotion5 Events & Fees6 Event Marketing Challenges7
This presentation is based on 2010 Constant Contact survey data from 931 respondents including 320 nonprofits, 304 B2B, and 307 B2C companies.
1 Why Events?
79%rank events asimportant totheir business.
90%of nonprofits rankevents important orvery important .
B2B companies are least appreciative of events.90% 78% 68%
2 Event Types
Top reasons to host events: #3 #2 Get #1 Generate DonationsEducate Leads
IMAGE CREDIT: EUSKALANATOEducateranks as the mostimportant reason forhosting events.
IMAGE CREDIT: INTERSECTION CONSULTINGGenerate leadsranks as the 2ndmost importantreason to hostevents.
IMAGE CREDIT: PINKMOOSEB2C companiesrate “Promote/Sell”more importantthan B2Bs andnonprofits do.
Most frequent types of events: Social Classes Gatherings
Most businesseshold educational events.
1Educational 1Events Classes Workshops TrainingConferences Seminars
Importance of Events by Type
Nonprofits… …host more conferences than B2B & B2C combined.
14%of B2Cs holdconferences.
IMAGE CREDIT: COLETTE CASSINELLIB2B companieshold classesmore oftenthan otherevents.
IMAGE CREDIT: JEREMY BROOKSB2C companiesholdsocialgatheringsmostfrequently.
Nonprofits usemore typesof events.
3 Event Planning
Nonprofits spend the most timeplanningtheir events.
Most B2Bcompanies spend5-8 weeks planning an event.
4 Event Promotion
IMAGE CREDIT: RH1N0Event marketingusually consumes ≤20% of budget.
areNOT SURE 7.8%how muchbudget goesto events.
is the average # of . promotional methods for events.IMAGE CREDIT: JOSEPH ROBERTSON
Email Word of Mouth Most Used Event My Website Promo Methods: MailedIMAGE CREDIT: DARWIN BELL Invites
Emailis used mostoften for eventmarketing.
40% usesocial mediafor event marketing.
Magazine ads areused leastoften for event marketing.
Only 11%use blogging for event marketing.
47%still mailinvites. IMAGE CREDIT: ACME401
Ranking of Most UsedPromotional Methods:
are unlikely to rely on social 58.7% media for event marketing.IMAGE CREDIT: ANI!
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B2Bsare most unlikely to rely on for event marketing.
5 Events & Fees
IMAGE CREDIT: RANGERRICKMost companiesdon’t chargefor events.
<10%alwayscharge a fee.
59% of B2Bs never charge forevents.
Nonprofitscharge foreventsmore thanany otherbusiness.
6 Event Marketing Challenges
Biggest EventMarketing Challenges:
Nearly 50% tocan’t get peoplerespond to invites.
26.4%don’t knowwhich onlinetool to use.
13.6% haveno experienceusing online tools.
Nonprofits aremore likely touse an onlinetool for eventmarketing.
7.9% Few respondents had difficultiescollecting fees. 91
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