I admire event organizers who have the steadfastness and stubbornness to make things happen. They are a special breed of people who despite the odds will make the impossible possible.
Take the case last week where Typhoon Falcon lashed out our country, there are events scheduled to take place, and as far as I know, all of the events pushed through.
Having witnessed these, I take my hats off to all the event organizers of those events.
This brings me to an important rule when you are an event’s organizer or manager, the rule is “the show must go on” no matter what the challenge maybe except if it is life and death.
This is our life as an event’s organizer, producer or manager; we should be unstoppable because we should be unstoppable.
The recent National Marketing Conference held at Sofitel Philippine Plaza is an event where innovation as a word seeps into every discussion of all speakers. It seems that there is really a big need for all the companies to find the Holy Grail of Innovation and be the first among all the competitors to capture a new market.
I am very excited about the future upon seeing this trend. Yes, our world has changed tremendously because of the innovation boom. Yet, I still expect that bigger and better innovation from different industries take place.
No, I am not a sucker for novelty. I am passionate about seeing great minds to great things to alter the behaviour of the human species.
Just one thing, I hope and pray that all the innovations are to better the world not destroy it. Yes, all innovation must now pass the Green metrics.
Well let us all get at the back of this car called innovation and enjoy the ride.
To each is his own. We have our own talents. Talents that other cannot replicate or surpass. This is the reason why we have to ask others help and assistance. This is the reason why we have to outsource. It is not our core competence; therefore, we have to give it to others.
Some people forget about this important natural law. Take for example event management, it is an industry. It requires a very specialize set of skills. Therefore, I cannot understand why some industry or professions insist that it is easy to organize an event when they don’t have the set of skills needed to execute it.
Ahhh, there goes an event in the red, all because people get blindsided by the painful fact. Haven’t they heard the cliché “Leave it to the expert”.
In today’s challenging business environment, the need for innovation is not anymore a whimsical idea but a must if a business enterprise needs to survive.
The latest Ad Congress theme says it all “Game Changers”. Numerous seminars and conventions about innovation are in every corner of the world and our country.
Facebook, Iphone, Ipad, Twitter, Mc Do Online Delivery, Online Ordering of Passports and NSO are game changers that completely changed our business and social landscape.
Just recently, I attended a seminar on Business Model Innovation and it is really very enlightening and a powerful tool. The key is never to compete with your competitors but to create a new market space.
In our company we are a Blue Ocean and Niche Advocate – we believe in abundance and we believe in carving a new concept albeit it is hard at first to make it profitable.
I strongly propose that our Passion for Innovation should be transferred or trumpeted by our government and media, in the long run, it is the key to making us a Developed Country.
For events and expo, we must be on a watch out for a major earthquake is about to happen that will change our industry.
Events and expo are a great source of increasing your channel support. Channel support or distribution system is a tool to out your products and services to a greater number of people.
There are three things you can gain in events or expo if you are focus on generating channel support.
1. Identify and recruit new distributors or partners
Events and expo gives you a lot of opportunities to recruit new distributors and partners. The face-to-face interaction with new distributors and partners gives you an edge in terms of knowing these potential partners deeper and if they fit into your company’s standard.
2. Support You Current Sales Channel
An increase of new distributors automatically improves your existing sales channels. This is the power of events and expo where the thousands of visitors that go in to see your exhibits give you the leverage to attract more distributors.
We all know that more distributors mean more sales in the pipeline – a must to make your particular sales channel healthy and profitable.
3. Build your reputation as partner
If you are a sales channel or distributor, events and expo helps you increase your sales partners. In the eyes of the companies that tap your services you become trustworthy because you have proven yourself to move their volumes of products and services to the market.
This situation improves your reputation as a distribution center or sales channel.
As I have mentioned in a lot of my blogs, events and expos are a veritable source of strategic ways to increase your sales. Sometimes you just have to see more than the tangible things that events and expos offer.
Branding is an essential part of marketing our products and services. In choosing events, expo or exhibition we can effectively promote brand awareness by doing these 5 activities.
Those who have been using events, expo or exhibition knows very well that a product or service that has a better brand easily sells as compared to a product or service that has not maximize or don’t care about branding.
So here it goes the 5 Branding Activities or Goals you can do during events, expo or exhibition.
1. Create or raise market awareness
This is very important most specially to a product or service that is just entering the market.
You can create or raise market awareness by designing a booth that will WOW or join the event, expo or exhibition programme of activities.
The best of course is to be a sponsor.
2. Position or reposition your brand
Some products or services needs to reposition their brand, events, expo or exhibition will allow you to do this instantly!
Events, expo or exhibition allows you to engage intimately with your market by having actual face-to-face communication – a faster way to jumpstart your repositioning strategy.
3. Educate by demonstrating
The more you demonstrate the uses and features of your products and services the more the brand image of your products and services stick to the mind of the market.
4. Boost Investor Perception
Companies who are on a look-out for investors or franchisers can easily convince these special groups of people when they are seen in events, expo or exhibition.
The mere presence in events, expo or exhibition makes you accessible to these investors or franchisers – an edge you don’t want to miss.
5. Develop new markets
Finally, events, expo or exhibition gives you the steering wheel to create new markets for your products and services be it territorial or social demographics because events, expo or exhibition can attract different kinds of market.
There you go, so calling all Brand Managers or Marketing Managers your Brand Development can become faster by maximizing events, expo or exhibition and using these activities or goals that are time tested to deliver results.
The health, wellness and beauty revolution continues as Look and Feel Great Expo 2nd run hits Glorietta Activity Center.
The event features health, wellness and beauty seminar and entertainment activities. The second run of Look and Feel Great Dance Competition also takes centerstage. A new set of contestants are set to mesmerize and awe the event attendees and judges.
Programme highlights are Learn to Jazz and Hip-hop Dance Movement Inc. Presentation, Beauty Inside Out!, Ms. Julia Robillos, VP for Education and Membership of The Association Consultants International Philippine Chapter, Start Living the Life You Want by Herbalife, Aerobic Moves Can Help You Keep Fit! by Slimmers World, Come! Laugh your Stress and Aches Away, Mr. Paolo Martin L. Trinidad, Founder, Pinoy Laughter Yoga, Opening and Starting Your Own Spa Massage and Wellness Center, Mr. Jomar Fleras, President, Philippine Wellness and Spa Association, Inc., Building Health and Energy Naturally and Inexpensively by Dr. Chrystine Gonzalez, Wellness Institute
Among the participants are AM Euro Pharma, BCP Dermatological Corp., BPI, Carelink Health Services, Curves, E-Hersisyo Inc., Dermclinic, E-Life Pharma, Evertrimm, Herbalife, Cherifer, JLC Miller Co. , Clium Fiber, Fibremate, Philamlife, Tai-chi, Rhodesian Distributors, San Mig Coffee Mix, Slimmers World and Sunrider Philippines.
The event is supported by Asenso Pinoy TV, UNTV37, Businessworld, Herworld, 88DB.Com,Tarpographics, I-Concept and Decisive Moments.
For more information, call tel # 6433887.
|Opening Dance Number - A Great Way to Start the Event|
Barely one day after Negosyo Power Expo and the good memories and smile flashed by the event participants still hover around my head.
Yes! It is still another breakthrough for EXLINKEVENTS as we saw the big VICTORY sign after the end of the event. As a background, it is the first out-of-town mall expo of Exlink and the first time we use MarQuee Mall; and it will not be the last time because of the warm reception we had with the Angeles public.
|At the heart of MarQuee, exhibitors get to feel to be the center of attention to all buyers|
They indeed went to look for business, enjoy the entertainment and games, and learn something new about going into business.
Even the evaluation results submitted by the exhibitors are very encouraging. So we went home in a very jolly mood, scud through NLEX in the middle of the night with a new found energy and hope.
|With this Expo you get connected with your market!|
Indeed, Negosyo Power Expo connected with the people of Pampanga and they want more!
Not my original idea.
However, if you are participating in events you must make sure that your products and services fit with the events. It must be along the concept that the event offers. Logically and rightly so, if you join an event that is very far from the category of your products and services then there is a very big possibility that you will not maximize your participation.
One big reason, the attendees of the event may not fit with the target market that you expect because you do not fit with the concept.
So always remember, the greater the fit, the greater the value events can give you in terms of results and mileage.