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8 steps for growing your online audience

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We all want to be noticed. What’s the point in making all that shiny content if no one is looking at it? And for most of us we want that content to be noticed – and enjoyed – by an ever-increasing number of people. The internet is a crowded space though, with lots of brands […]

How to use Instagram for B2B content marketing

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Social media is a constantly changing landscape for marketing professionals. Algorithmic updates on both Facebook and Twitter – which affect how corporates promote themselves on these platforms – show that marketers need to be aware of the wider social network opportunities available. One of these is Instagram. Launched in 2010, this is a platform that […]

Why you should be writing for an intelligent goldfish

Does this sound like one of your company’s straplines? “Backed by our track record in multi-layer MPLS networking, our NFV/SDN-driven end-to-end solutions enable service innovation from the network edge right to its core.” If so, you’re clearly in an industry that needs to speak to technical experts. Whether you’re in IT, telecoms, engineering or finance, […]

97% of business event customers see digital content as a non-negotiable essential

Formative Event Marketing

For an event to be credible, it must have regular blog content and social media postings. That is the opinion of the absolutely overwhelming majority – 97% – of people who have attended a business event in the last two years. The finding is from a survey commissioned by Formative Content for its new report: […]

Your event needs a Digital Action Plan – here’s what that means

Traditionally, event planning was all about the event itself, building momentum ahead of the meeting, after which it abruptly dropped away. Today, clients expect much, much more: engagement in the run up to the event, a broad range of resources during it and then, after the event is over, for the information, insight and knowledge-sharing […]

This is what event organisers think about the future of events

The many challenges facing event organisers have been highlighted by a unique survey into the industry commissioned for a new report The Future of Events: The Challenge of Digital, from Formative Content. As the ways in which people network and consume information continue to evolve and proliferate, over a third of event organisers believe that […]

This is what the experts told us about the future of the events industry

Events are undergoing a profound change, transformed by digital technologies and content like so many other industries. But what does the future really hold, and how can events professionals harness the opportunities presented by these dramatic shifts? These were the questions we set out to answer at an event in London this morning, The Future […]

What’s the secret to a great event hashtag?

Hashtags are an important feature of any social media strategy.  According to research by Twitter, tweets with one or more hashtags can increase engagement by almost 100%. It’s easy to see why skilful use of hashtags can raise the awareness and the visibility of your events. Having a hashtag for your event is useful from […]

Report reveals the future of events is secure, but only if the industry is ready to adapt

More than a third of event organisers acknowledge they will need to be agile and innovative if they are to withstand the pressures of technological developments combined with an unstable economy. That’s the finding in an industry report following a series of surveys involving hundreds of attendees and organisers of business events. Over 90% of […]

The future of events: The challenge of digital

Events need to undergo profound change in order to survive. That’s the clear finding of a new report into the future of the industry, which examines the way digital technologies and content are changing the events landscape. A survey of event organisers conducted for the Formative Content report The Future of Events: The Challenge of […]