Posts tagged with ‘Covid-19’

June 8, 2020

CES is Moving Forward with a Physical Event in 2021

Even with the cancellation of major conferences and events leading into 2021 in the wake of COVID-19, the organizers behind CES are banking on the swift return of live. The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) in May confirmed in-person plans for its annual technology trade show, announcing that the event would take place as scheduled from...

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June 8, 2020

Q&A: A Microsoft Storyteller on the Power of Empathy

The pivot for event marketers has not only involved shifting from physical to digital where possible, it has required a shifting of messaging and goals to account for lives being changed and economic factors changing how brands conduct business. Over the years, storytelling has become a key component of marketing strategies to help humanize brands...

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May 19, 2020

Five Ways to Pivot a B-to-B Program in a Hurry

Financial software company Model N had big plans for its 16th annual Rainmaker conference in March, when the coronavirus hit. Like many brands, as travel bans and social distancing orders started pouring in, Model N made the decision to pivot to digital. About a week out from the Orlando-based event, the brand flipped the switch...

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May 18, 2020

How Sparkling Ice Turned a Mobile Tour into a Robust Merchandising Program

The economic impacts of COVID-19 on the event industry are vast, and one of the groups affected by the shutdown of programming are brand ambassadors. As part of their pivot strategies, some brands are finding ways to redirect these roles to support other business objectives. Such was the case for Sparkling Ice, which recently pivoted...

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May 5, 2020

Inside a Virtual Whiskey Crowd-Blending Event Designed to ‘Lift Spirits’

It’s not easy to infuse interactivity into virtual events, but online spirits community Flaviar and WhistlePig whiskey teamed up on a program that involved at-home blending kits, crowdsourcing (or, more specifically, crowd-blending), sampling, polling and a live-streamed event featuring a panel of experts. Best of all, it had a charitable component tied to it benefiting...

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