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Here's how we deliver groups

  1. 1. Actual Dollar Impact of your groups? <ul><li>Group Parties </li></ul><ul><li>Private Events </li></ul>
  2. 2. <ul><li>How have you been securing groups and at what cost? </li></ul><ul><li>What if you could have a step on your competitors in the group market? </li></ul><ul><li>What if you could be in front of everyone searching for Chicago event space? </li></ul><ul><li>What are you paying elsewhere in print or online with no accountability? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you have a small budget to secure groups and private events? </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Are you currently marketing online? </li></ul><ul><li>What do you perceive is working or not working? </li></ul><ul><li>Can you track your advertising? </li></ul><ul><li>How are you currently getting groups? </li></ul><ul><li>What if groups are looking today for you and can’t find you? What if they could and what would this be worth to you? </li></ul><ul><li>What search engines do you use? What search engines do you think party, meeting & event planners use? </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Do you find yourself spending your marketing budget on print & online and have no idea if it is producing results? </li></ul><ul><li>What if you could invest your ad dollars into marketing that is results driven, delivers leads that converts into business? </li></ul><ul><li>I am going to show you value justification and how one private event will provide a return on investment in your advertising with </li></ul>
  6. 6. We have all the bases covered <ul><li>High performing marketing vehicles to reach meeting and event planners (website, social networks, email, video, article marketing and events). </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Simply put, think of us a gigantic lead funnel designed to help increase your sales. Advertising on our site is simple and translates directly into increased revenue for our advertisers. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Partner with us! <ul><li>Our Customized Annual Campaign Partnership programs are designed to help you make connections and develop more sales from groups and private events </li></ul>
  9. 9. What we offer you <ul><li>Visibility on the largest visited resource directory from meeting and event planners actively seeking meeting and event venues, and visibility on the largest social network of Chicago meeting and event planners and the largest email subscriber reach in Chicago for meetings and events. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Lead Generation <ul><li>As one of the top lead generation sources for our current advertisers , promises to be one of your organization’s largest meeting and event marketing lead generation sources </li></ul><ul><li>Phone calls – Emails – Click throughs </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>“ I am a relatively new customer of Here's Chicago and have had great success with our advertisement thus far!  I have found that we have received consistent, quantified leads from groups that we would not otherwise have had access to-- and these groups have booked!  The cost for our annual listing is well worth the price for the return that we have received.  Be sure to utilize the promotions option as well as Jim Grillo, as they are both great resources to get the most out of your money.” </li></ul><ul><li>Devin Robnick, Director of Sales, Fulton's on the River & Levy Event Catering </li></ul>
  12. 12. - our resource directory provides lead generation to our advertisers from meeting, party and event planners seeking meeting and event venues and event service providers. is a top referring site for many of advertisers. Increase your business’s visibility and take advantage of our online traffic of more than 300,000 annual visitors by advertising on
  13. 13. Product Launch <ul><li> will deliver your offerings quickly to the market with a campaign that will serve as a “product launch” of your organization to meeting and event planners annually via our website, our e-newsletter, article marketing, social networks, networking events and video to include search engine optimization and internet marketing. </li></ul>
  14. 14. We Deliver Leads <ul><li> will deliver leads for you to convert into actual business. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t believe us, track your leads </li></ul>
  15. 15. About <ul><li> is Chicago’s longest running meeting and event planning resource (established in 1996) and the most popular meeting and event planning website serving 20,000 meeting and event planner viewers per month making meeting and event plans in Chicago. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Local. Targeted. <ul><li>#1 on for Chicago event space </li></ul><ul><li> will promote your organization with our network to include Chicago’s largest audience of meeting and event planners via website, email, social networks, networking events and video marketing. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Planners come to you! <ul><li>Planners are actively searching for exactly what you have to offer today – are you there? </li></ul><ul><li>Save on cold calls. Get in front of qualified group planners </li></ul>
  18. 18. Type of Leads Delivered <ul><li>Client Entertainment -Employee Entertainment -Convention Groups-Company Meetings-Company Parties-Client Events-Office Parties-TeamBuilding-Meetings-Retreats-Seminars-Training-Weddings-Bachelor/Bachelorette-Parties- Birthday Parties-Office Parties-Conferences/Conventions-Sales Meetings </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>Planner Preferred Listings </li></ul><ul><li> guarantees leads </li></ul><ul><li>Our current advertisers say we deliver the most leads out of all media </li></ul><ul><li>Completely trackable - View your traffic results </li></ul><ul><li>Complete listing benefits </li></ul>
  20. 20. Branded Content/Article Marketing <ul><li>According to the study, 72 percent of marketers think branded content is more effective than magazine advertising, compared to 62 percent who see it as more effective than advertising on television. Sixty-nine percent value it above both direct mail and public relations. </li></ul><ul><li>Search Engine Watch </li></ul>
  21. 21. Content is King! <ul><li>Think Global. Link Local </li></ul><ul><li>Create pages dedicated to localized content </li></ul><ul><li>Show up in organic search queries </li></ul><ul><li>Create link connectivity with websites relevant to your region (Chicago) </li></ul>Chicago restaurants with private event space Chicago holiday party restaurants
  22. 22. The largest social network of meeting and event planners <ul><li> has the largest community of meeting, event and hospitality professionals on Linked In, Face book, You Tube, and Twitter. </li></ul><ul><li>We will post your branded content and videos on You Tube , (Chicago Event Space), FB Pages and Face Book Groups, Twitter, Linked In (Group) </li></ul>
  23. 23. <ul><li>Email Marketing - According to the DMA, in 2011 email marketing brought in $43.62 for every $1 spent on it. </li></ul><ul><li> has the largest subscriber base of meeting and event professionals and many of our email newsletter sponsors have e The largest distribution of meeting and event professionals enjoyed instant leads! </li></ul><ul><li>Chicago’s Planner Preferred </li></ul>
  24. 24. Get meeting and event professionals in your venue <ul><li> Hosted Event Marketing </li></ul><ul><li>Event Marketing - Sponsor our popular events! Also we provide you with the option of hosting a to get Chicago meeting and event professionals in the door of your location. Our current venue hosts enjoy a return to include future bookings from event attendees. </li></ul><ul><li> Planner/Supplier Exchange: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  25. 25. Event Sponsors get in front of the largest gathering of meeting and event professionals <ul><li> Meeting & Hospitality Industry BASH events: </li></ul><ul><li>Hereschicago events </li></ul>
  26. 26. Visual Dialogue converts sales <ul><li>Navy Pier Video </li></ul><ul><li>Howl at the Moon Video </li></ul><ul><li>Bridgehouse Tavern Video </li></ul>
  27. 27. &quot;We have wanted to come to Chicago with our clients, but, we couldn’t find a site that put us over the top until we saw your site and all of the wonderful vendors! I love the videos and makes me want to do more in Chicago with my large client events . As an event professional, you have a lot I can utilize and will definitely be giving the vendors I found on your site a call on Monday or Tuesday. I would like to see your site in all states! It is user friendly, very interactive and displays unique Chicago venues and features great videos such as Fado Irish Pub, etc. video site tour.&quot; Amy Kratich, Account Executive Manager, Galaxy Productions
  28. 28. Actual Leads <ul><li>Why talk about what your going to do, just do it! Hyperbole aside… </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  29. 29. What our Customers say… <ul><li>Testimonials What our current advertisers say </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  30. 30. Let’s get you more Groups! <ul><li>Jim Grillo, CMP </li></ul><ul><li>Online Destination Management Companies </li></ul><ul><li>C (312) 804-2710 O (630) 916-8000 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>