How To Generate More Leads At Marketing Events

Two of the focuses of my blog are Financial Literacy/Money and Business/Entrepreneurship. Marketing is arguably the most part of your business. Effective marketing generates an abundance of leads. The following contributed post is entitled, How To Generate More Leads At Marketing Events.

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Throwing a marketing event can require a lot of organisation and it can be expensive. You therefore want to be certain that it’s going to be worthwhile. Here are just a few tricks that could help you to generate more leads at marketing events.

Provide a demo of your product/services

People are more likely to buy into a product if they can see it in action. By demonstrating your product, you show that you’re confident in its ability to work. If you can’t physically host a demo, you may still be able to create a video demo that helps people to understand how your product or service works. This could even include behind-the-scenes footage of you making your product or delivering your service to gain trust.

Offer exclusive discounts to people attending the event

Offering exclusive discounts at your event can make the people attending more likely to commit there and then in fear of missing out. When offering such discounts, it’s important to know your limits as to how much you can knock off the price – on top of all the expenses involved in hosting/attending the marketing event, you don’t want to be making a loss by offering further discounts.

Hand out free food and drink

Handing out free food and drink at your event can help you to come across more warm and accommodating and it could help to persuade people to become customers. The type of food and drink may depend on the type of event. If you’re trying to sell to wealthy and influential clients, you may want to invest in champagne and canapes. If you’re manning a stall at a trade fair, sweets or cups of water may be all you need to win people over.

Increase your reach by live-streaming events

For all those that can’t make your event, you may still be able to get them involved by broadcasting your event online. This could be useful with events in which you may have personally invited people. There are companies that can help you with webcasting your event. By increasing your exposure, you could increase the potential amount of leads.

Sign people up to your mailing list with competitions

An event could be a chance to host a contest. This could be something as simple as a raffle or a tombola. You could use this contest to encourage people to sign up to your mailing list so that they can receive updates on who won the contest. By getting people to follow your mailing list, you could convert them into customers at a later date.

Hand out business cards, flyers and promotional products

Business card, flyers and promotional products give people attending your event something to take home with them. They can provide a reminder of your event and your brand and they may spur certain people to buy into your services at a later date. There are companies that can design and print these items out for you. Make sure to hand out these out to everyone at your event.

Author: anwaryusef

Anwar Y. Dunbar is a Regulatory Scientist. Being a naturally curious person, he is also a student of all things. He earned his Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of Michigan and his Bachelor’s Degree in General Biology from Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU). Prior to starting the Big Words Blog Site, Anwar published and contributed to numerous research articles in competitive scientific journals reporting on his research from graduate school and postdoctoral years. After falling in love with writing, he contributed to the now defunct, and the Edvocate where he regularly wrote about: Education-related stories/topics, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Financial Literacy; as well as conducted interviews with notable individuals such as actor and author Hill Harper. Having many influences, one of his most notable heroes is author, intellectual and speaker, Malcolm Gladwell, author of books including Outliers and David and Goliath. Anwar has his hands in many, many activities. In addition to writing, Anwar actively mentors youth, works to spread awareness of STEM careers, serves on the Board of Directors of the Friends of the David M. Brown Arlington Planetarium, serves as Treasurer for the JCSU Washington, DC Alumni Chapter, and is active in the Dave Ramsey Financial Peace Ministry at the Alfred Street Baptist Church. He also tutors in the subjects of biology, chemistry and physics. Along with his multi-talented older brother Amahl Dunbar (designer of the Big Words logos, inventor and a plethora of other things), Anwar is a “Fanboy” and really enjoys Science-Fiction and Superhero movies including but not restricted to Captain America Civil War, Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Prometheus. He is a proud native of Buffalo, NY.

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