Oct 20, 2009 at 09:17 PM
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Event Marketer Countdown Highlights

Event Marketer is making the rounds with a seven-city tour, which at each stop shares 103 event marketing trends and case studies. The Event Marketer Countdown made its way to Chicago today and sponsorship veteran, Angie Zigrossi, graciously agreed to share her cliff notes from today. Here goes..

Highlight #1 Technology was in 90% of case studies presented - Example Dunkin' Donuts use of Jagtags - jagtags defined

Highlight #2 Vital Sign Theory: Suggests market bounces back in forth between online and offline like a wavy vital sign. Online, offline, online. Reason for this is to keep consumers engaged on a year round basis

My next two points are interesting but may sound like they are conflicting.

Highlight #3 True social media is brandless. B2B example Oracle debuted their own social media site called "Mix". Lets members shape brand.


Highlight #4 Companies bypass own corporate web sites for social networking addresses (e.g. facebook.com/honda). Red Bull's Stash promo - a national scavenger hunt - is anchored 100% on facebook.


Have you attended one of the EM Countdown workshops? What insights did you come away with?