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Not a sales pitch...just some context - we do many other things and if you come by our interactive display I will be happy to show you... Our DNA is Meetings & Events!
Many say this...few can honestly deliver
Pretty unique in the Meetings & Events industry
We do it under one roof... For you - nothing gets lost in translation…fewer handoffs, fewer entities to coordinate, fewer mistakes…and fewer mark-ups... efficiency means less $$$
No misunderstandings - we collaborate hourly... and focus on YOU
We want to help make your program support you corporate goals
This event is demonstration of bringing together thought leadership for your benefit We are a “results” focused team and those best practices start with ideas & sharing
Sound familiar? We all want our programs to be all of these things - to some degree In fact, most agencies want you to believe they do all these things - right...
This is why we are here discussing “meetings and events” - however you define them
Research tells us that “meetings” traditionally fall into this grid
And the industry typically calls out these categories for “events” - mix & match names
Ultimately there is a “brand message” being communicated Like it or not...everything has a brand promise For Levi’s - they are a heritage and lifestyle brand with a specific history
They have tried all sorts of messaging over the years... At the end of the day, they know what Levi’s represents and they embrace it Fashion and “trend of the month” imagery is not their heritage
Even Levi’s competition wants to share in their “heritage” of strength “Can’t Bust Them” is a powerful message - Levi’s owns it
Lifestyle brands resonate when you create a “community” as Levi’s has done Anyone here own a pair of Levi’s? Do your kids?
One of the top “branding agencies” in America Truth... we all want “some version” of it!
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I know a little about them - I have 3 in my family... and 1 is still on my “payroll” We have dozens of them in our office - they see things differently than boomers...
I plan on retiring some day...guess who is taking our place at work?
They grew up with eyes on a screen - and even more so going forward Try taking away their “screens” for a day...that is scary
If you watched the Emmy’s - THESE TWO are the “news source” for many millenials
This group of young adults will change many of the “institutional” processes at work
And hopefully, the impact they make on the world will be tremendous
Even though they are sometimes referred to in a somewhat “patronizing” manner They embrace values that will reflect a new level of collaboration and sharing
The strength of their need to communicate is unparalleled in history
As communicators, we have to accommodate this new way of interacting Or, be left in the dust of “the old guard” and “we’ve always done it this way” model
One of our biggest clients is here in Georgia...Primerica Financial Services There national events are “off the charts” for motivation and recognition Constantly recruiting and sharing their “life changing” brand to new “converts” These events demonstrate the authenticity, excitement and passion of their brand
The program is tweeted, posted, Insta-gramed, Facebooked and shared constantly We know that over 50% will tell 4 or more people if they have a positive experience
And the technology now allows for that sharing to happen live and in “real time” Being “liked” is a very important metric for advertisers
As content is delivered it can be shared, adjusted and measured - across platforms We need to do more than just give speeches and deliver powerpoint for this group
As Jane McGonigal says in her presentation on the power of gaming and shared experience...we are creating a generation of “super-empowered-hopeful individuals” The question is, will we “enable them” - to be successful?
Names you know are viable contributors: Microsoft, Intel, Cisco, Oracle, HP, eBay, Apple, AOL, Unisys and Xerox...to name a few
Currently too many terms for measuring and comparing Goal: Standardize a common terminology and measurement template
Due out in 2014...stand by for the “debate”
Ultimately, only you and your leadership will validate the ROI for your company A step in the right direction
Recent survey and research results confirm what we already knew Not just millennials - all of us...
Nothing is more powerful than participation, contribution and being part of the “something bigger” - THAT is engagement Explain & Roll Coke Scholars Video ... 3 words
TED - Technology, Experience, Design - - thought leadership Changed the dialogue in M&E nearly as much as youTube Taste makers, creative participating characters, complete unexpectedness
Toyota has had some “image challenges” past 3 years - dealers needed a bump Using universal themes of - rebirth, renewal, trust and inspiration Got dealer audience re-engaged in the brand and re-connected to the commitment Paralleled the re-building of the World Trade Tower...emotional & metaphoric
Iconic brand imagery is powerful, but has to be consistent and re-freshed Need to align your message to connect to the essence of your brand Must take the audience on an emotional journey
The power of teamwork brought to life as we pulled the 8 horse hitch into the room Unexpected, powerful, immediate, respectful and impressive No other brand could deliver this level of iconic, live storytelling - with beer
We work with amazing brands - they have great stories to tell They are consistent before, during and after their events We start with a goal and work tirelessly to deliver against it We like to think we help their businesses succeed - we feel it is working !
This is what your meeting should deliver...we would be happy to help
10.20.30: Trends in Meetings & Events
Founded in 1980 as a
Clients – Top brands in
Annual revenue $45MM
140 Employees in St.
Presence in 60 U.S.
Meetings fall somewhere within these 6
Events fall somewhere within these 6
The best “live engagements” offer an “authentic
People come to test the “authenticity of your brand” at
The best “live engagements” offer an “authentic
If you validate and engage them (with proof) they become part of the
“Are you in the
business of seeking
truth and telling it –
or of creating a myth
CCO - IDEO
and selling it?”
Choose from these 3 topics –
text in your choice and I will address your selection
๏ Millennials see things differently... do you have their attention?
๏ Standardizing the language of measurement of event marketing
๏ Content is King – are you taking your guests “on a journey”?
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