Businesses are looking for better ways to reach and identify attendees at a conference or an event. Often the digital marketing strategy will include a geo-fence around the location to serve ads to attendees while at the venue. This may bring a limited degree of success by driving the targeted audience to take some immediate action like visiting a booth at a conference or dining at a local restaurant after the event.
Many marketers are looking to take this a step further by finding ways to identify and continue conversations with the attendees post-event.
The following solution brings event marketing to the next level by combining a mobile strategy to work hand-in-hand with geo-fencing for a full-breadth marketing strategy.
Step 1: Geo-fence the event location
Capture as much of your target audience by serving ads while they are at the event.
Step 2: Geo-fence locations near the event
Hotels, coffee shops, bars and restaurants near the venue are all great locations to geo-fence since event attendees are likely to spend some of their time on their mobile devices in these nearby locations before and after the event.
Step 3: Retarget beyond the event
The mobile strategy allows for post-event marketing by continuing to message attendees after the event. Mobile devices captured in steps 1 & 2 can be matched to home and business locations where the device was most often seen to extend messaging beyond the event. In addition, demographic/firmagraphic data elements can be appended allowing for profiling and additional segmentation to help with future marketing efforts. Semcasting Mobile Cross-Device IP Targeting, allows marketers more opportunities to reach the attendees to convey their message at a time when they are more likely to make a decision resulting in an increased number of leads/conversions.
Interested in learning more about executing a successful digital marketing strategy for your next event? Contact us.