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6 Questions to Ask in Every Post-Event Survey

Posted by Samantha Stallard on March 6, 2017

We’ve already detailed the importance of sending your event attendees a post-event email. Branded events are designed to promote positive feelings among your consumers and maintain those feelings, along with loyalty, long after the event has ended. With a clear focus on maintaining and nurturing that positivity, follow-up emails exist as an opportunity for attendees to share their opinions and feel valued by your brand.

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Topics: experiential marketing, events, go beyond

5 SEO Strategies for Your Next Brand Event

Posted by Samantha Stallard on March 1, 2017

Hey event marketers, when you're deep in the planning and promotion stage of your brand's upcoming experience, how do you advertise it to the world? If it's a stunt, you post vague location announcements and invite press. If it's a festival, you get the word out early, creating a ticketing microsite and a unique social media presence. If it's an annual experience, you build off of the previous year's momentum.

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Topics: events, go beyond, technology, brand experiences

Adapting Brand Experience Marketing for the Financial Industry

Posted by Samantha Stallard on February 27, 2017

Banks and financial institutions have, traditionally, been cold, brick fortresses without much character or personality. This stoic professionalism is intentionally designed to make clients, and their money, feel safe. While it accomplishes that, it certainly doesn't make them feel all warm and fuzzy inside - though the free lollipops help. You can keep those on the counter, guys...

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Topics: experiential marketing, go beyond, brand experiences

12 Travel Hacks From Our Event Concierge Team

Posted by Samantha Stallard on February 22, 2017

We've detailed how to book hotels and flights like a pro, but when you've spent your career managing other people's travel as well as traveling back and forth to events like our event concierge team has, you learn a thing or two. So, we've got one last insider's list from the Pop2Life experts! Check out 12 travel hacks for every step in the process - from packing for your trip to getting freebies while you're away! 

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Topics: go beyond, destination marketing, event conceirge

4 Things Your Event Planner Wants You to Know

Posted by Samantha Stallard on February 9, 2017
Article originally published on the Ribyt blog - check it out here!
You are eternally grateful to your event planner or agency for pulling off great events, but are you really giving them everything they need to help your event succeed? We're going to walk you through four things they want you to know. 
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Topics: events, technology, guest concierge services, ribyt

Commercials, Politics, and Experiential Marketing at Super Bowl LI

Posted by Samantha Stallard on February 6, 2017

As an Atlanta native, I'm still emotionally recovering from the greatest comeback in Super Bowl history and would much rather steer the conversation toward how brands like Airbnb, Audi, and Budweiser performed last night than hear anyone utter the words "Tom Brady" in my presence. 

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Topics: news, experiential marketing, super bowl

Thank You For Coming: The Importance of Post-Event Follow Ups

Posted by Samantha Stallard on January 25, 2017

Exhale. Congratulate yourself. Open that second bottle of wine because your event is over. But, don't get too comfortable because the work is not done... yet. The good news, everything you do from this point on to wrap up your event will only help - running social analytics reports, recapping with partners and vendors, calculating ROI, and sending post event follow-ups to attendees.

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Topics: experiential marketing, events, go beyond

17 Experiential Marketing Stats for 2017

Posted by Samantha Stallard on January 23, 2017

While free is a number we can all get behind, we've got some bigger numbers marketers can use to support and grow their experiential budgets in 2017Beyond establishing brand loyalty, engaging consumers, and evoking positive sentiment, experiential marketing is a huge financial win for brands. Compared to traditional marketing channels, experiential campaigns offer incredible payoffs. History show, events make consumers significantly more likely to align themselves with your brand through purchases, tune-in, or alignment.

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Topics: experiential marketing, marketing news, experiences

Digital Ad Money is About to Surpass TV (Weekly Roundup: January 16)

Posted by Samantha Stallard on January 20, 2017

Every Friday, the P2Blog will feature five industry articles that are trending, relevant, shocking, hilarious, or rediscovered. The Weekly Roundup is a curated list of what Pop2Life is sharing around the office - complete with our thoughts and on-point opinions (IMNSHO).

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Topics: pop culture, news, experiential marketing, events

The Single Best Way to Get Your Event Trending

Posted by Samantha Stallard on January 18, 2017

Yetis! (Just kidding, though it definitely worked for Travel Channel...)

We've discussed the evolution of experiential activations a lot on this blog, looking back on the humble beginnings of giant logos at huge events and sample handouts on street corners. Sure, these tactics got your brand noticed in the moment, but in the world of insta-everything if you don't give consumers a reason to remember you, believe me, they won't do you the favor.

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Topics: experiential marketing, events, experiences

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