At George P. Johnson, event marketing is founded on creativity, built from experience and designed to engage.
By taking advantage of the numerous digital and social platforms now available, the value of face-to-face events has vastly increased. Today, most brands recognize event marketing as an integral part of their integrated marketing portfolio, deepening relationships that have been built online, on devices and through interactive media.
As the leading global event marketing company, we take an integrated approach to strategic experience planning, developing unique personal experiences that produce measurable results. And we combine that with logistics, production and execution capabilites in both emerging and established markets worldwide.
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Benefits of Event Marketing
Effective events and branded experiences have one significant advantage over other marketing efforts: engagement.
When an event truly works, the traditional barriers faced by standard marketing and online communication fall away. Companies can spend more time fostering two-way connections, and participants proactively raise their hand to contribute to the experience (including purchase and loyalty). As a result, sales cycles are shortened and brand awareness skyrockets.
What’s more, these experiences are all about building relationships, the Holy Grail of marketing in the 21st century. It’s relationships that drive business and make great things possible.
For example, the power of human connection is what led to the success of the APEC Leaders Week Meeting in Sydney, rated by the Australian Prime Minister as The Best APEC event ever.
Here the heads of state of 21 member economies had only a week to come to a consensus on a number of urgent global issues. But with the right atmosphere, planning and follow-up, collaboration was the order of the day. Leaders walked away from the conference with signed agreements and new international colleagues.
Role of a Global Event Marketing Agency
At George P. Johnson, we combine the strategic and creative approach of an event marketing agency with the on-the-ground execution capabilities of the world's number one ranked experiential agency. To that end we provide:
- Advanced Customer and Audience Insights
- Captivating Branded Experiences and Environments
- Seamless Digital Integration of Event Marketing Technology
- Measurable Results Transformed into Actionable Analytics
In order to achieve these goals, we've spent the last century learning, adapting and perfecting our approach. We've worked hard to develop worldwide teams of creative strategists, digital experts, designers, architects, engineers, writers and programmers.
From our initial meeting to the final ROI analysis, everything stays in-house. That way we can ensure clients receive consistent communication across multiple channels and a seamless continuum of event marketing services, including:
- Conception, Logistics & Pre-Publicity Marketing
- Planning, Production Installation & On-Site Coordination
- Integration with Advertising, PR, Digital/Social and other Efforts
- Press Coverage and Awareness Campaigns
Impact of Event Marketing
The impact of event marketing can be measured in a number of ways. It can be viewed purely in financial terms:
- Such as the tens of millions of dollars saved when GPJ helped to streamline IBM's event marketing initiatives.
- Or the influx of more than 66 million of new business and the generated press coverage with a valuation in excess of $500,000 from the launch of ICC London
But it can also be seen in the way that creative ideas live on after an event, generating social sharing, a greater digital presence, word-of-mouth recommendations and loyal customers.
In fact, the true impact of an event can never be assessed in simple dollar terms (although those certainly play an important part in calculating immediate ROI). It is also seen in long-term effects, most importantly in long-lasting relationships that continually contribute to the bottom line, resist the advances of competitors and survive always-present changes in the marketplace.
Indelible impressions, lasting relationships and demonstrable ROI - three strands that intertwine to form the thread that runs through all our event marketing. And, of course, our promise to clients:
- Innovate, Motivate, Activate