Event Marketing

3 Ways to Give Back Through Marketing

  Guest Post By Shareef Mahdavi, Founder, SM2 Strategic   The United States has been the world’s leading economy for a long time. It also leads the world in terms of giving, whether that comes in the form of charitable donations, philanthropy, or more recently, the rise of social capitalism and the “buy one, give one” […]

Book Review—The Content Code

By Connie Howard, ETMG VP & Founding Writer   Content is a loaded word. It means a lot of things, and, as it turns out, there’s a lot of it out there. Content marketing is on the rise. Millions of people are adding words, pictures, music, and videos to the World Wide Web, every minute […]

The Interactive PDF: To Be, or Not to Be

By Donna de Leo, ETMG Designer and Art Director   The Portable Document Format (PDF) was first introduced in the early 1990s by Adobe. Intended to provide consistency for content creators, designers, and printers, PDFs allowed the exchange of a document between machines, operating systems, and users in a way that ensured that the file would look exactly the same. […]

Favorite Giveaways from ASI Roadshow 2015

By N. Storms – Social Media Manager The ASI Roadshow is a gathering of the Advertising Specialties Institute (ASI) suppliers and offers a behind the scenes peek at the latest giveaway trends and the sales merchandising industry. This year’s show brought in over three dozen exhibitors with thousands of different branded promotional products to cover […]

Better PowerPoint Presentation Design: Insider Secrets

by Donna de Leo – ETMG Designer and Art Director One of the things that makes Microsoft PowerPoint such a brilliant software program is that anyone can use it to create a professional presentation. Unfortunately that same ease-of-use is also its biggest drawback. As a visual designer, I’ve worked on some beautiful—but more often dreadful— […]

Book Review – Making Rain with Events

Reviewed by Lori Maupas, ETMG Writer and Blogger Event marketing is no longer a standalone activity based solely on logistics, but a complex, multifaceted marketing endeavor. Engagement with attendees must begin long before the event and continue long after, if you want to make the most of your investment. This requires developing a marketing program […]

Improving Those Wayward Webinars

By Kathy Wilson – ETMG Writer and Editor Is there anything worse than carving out an hour in your busy day to dial into a webinar, or preseentation only to realize in the first few minutes that it’s not going to be worth your while? Whether we give these kinds of presentations or attend them, […]

Large Format Graphics: It’s Not Just Resolution That Matters

We field a lot of questions about large format graphics, like the trade show signage shown here, and appropriate resolution. Here are some tips for producing larger printed works: Q: I need to create large banners at 16ft x 6ft, that will be displayed above the tradeshow floor at our next show, but the product […]

Tradeshows and T-shirts – 50 Shades of Gray

Our project managers and production artists field a lot of questions regarding printing and giveaways. Here are some recent questions we’ve received about ordering t-shirts for tradeshows and events and some tips for success: Q: I want my tradeshow booth staff to wear matching T-shirts but there’s too many people and not enough time to […]

Is Digital Printing as Good as Offset Printing?

  Our production department fields a lot of questions regarding printing for digital, offset, and large format projects. Here is a recent question about digital printing and some tips for success:   Q:  Is digital printing as good as traditional offset printing? A:  Digital printing has come a long way and is now on a […]