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Aug 07, 2015
Last month, QuickTapSurvey and Infusionsoft announced a partnership that is aimed to help small businesses increase sales via their participation at exhibitions and events. While custom lead capture and marketing automation tools are plentiful, many are priced out of the reach of the smaller exhibitors. Yet, small exhibitors make up a large percentage of exhibits at trade shows. According to a 2012 Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) report, 61 percent of companies surveyed are considered small businesses, with fewer than 100 employees. CEIR also reports that the typical booth size… more
Aug 07, 2015
Analyzing your current data set by comparing it to a previous period or industry benchmarks can enable you to obtain constructive insights and establish meaningful correlations. It can also help you gain important insights as well as identify hidden trends which may be impacting the entire ecosystem around you. When applied to your web analytics, comparative analysis can throw more light on conversions, device usage, and much more. Here are three ways in which you can add context to your web traffic analysis: 1. Compare date ranges: Overlay monthly, quarterly or annual data points with… more
Aug 07, 2015
Analyzing your current data set by comparing it to a previous period or industry benchmarks can enable you to obtain constructive insights and establish meaningful correlations. It can also help you gain important insights as well as identify hidden trends which may be impacting the entire ecosystem around you. When applied to your web analytics, comparative analysis can throw more light on conversions, device usage, and much more. Here are three ways in which you can add context to your web traffic analysis: 1. Compare date ranges: Overlay monthly, quarterly or annual data points with… more
Aug 07, 2015
Last month, QuickTapSurvey and Infusionsoft announced a partnership that is aimed to help small businesses increase sales via their participation at exhibitions and events. While custom lead capture and marketing automation tools are plentiful, many are priced out of the reach of the smaller exhibitors. Yet, small exhibitors make up a large percentage of exhibits at trade shows. According to a 2012 Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) report, 61 percent of companies surveyed are considered small businesses, with fewer than 100 employees. CEIR also reports that the typical booth size… more
Aug 05, 2015
International Carwash Association (ICA) and Automotive Oil Change Association (AOCA) will collocate AOCA’s annual convention and trade show with The Car Wash Show, beginning next year. The Car Wash Show, the world’s largest car wash convention and trade show, attracted nearly 7,000 car wash and related business professionals this year – a 22 percent increase in attendance, compared with last year. AOCA’s iFLEX, the international fast lube exhibition, regularly attracts more than 700 attendees. “Adding the leading event in the fast lube industry to The Car Wash Show is just another example of… more
Aug 05, 2015
Naylor Association Solutions, which provides integrated communications, event management, online learning, career services, association management software (AMS) and advertising, exhibit and sponsorship sales for the North American association marketplace, has acquired Schaumberg, Ill.-based WJ Weiser and Associates, a provider of association management solutions.  WJ Weiser services include everything from full outsourced management of associations to specific services such as accounting and financial management, branch and chapter management, and information and technology services. “… more
Aug 05, 2015
Townsquare Media, a diversified media, entertainment and digital marketing services company that owns and operates radio, digital and live event properties, bought the Phoenix-based Bridal Fashion Debut shows for an undisclosed sum. The shows, held each January and June, have more than 1,000 exhibit booths with 900 exhibiting companies and attract 20,000-plus attendees each year. “Will Hegarty and his team created the Bridal Fashion Debut events many years ago and built up the business into the two largest Bridal Expos in the United States,” said Nick Curci, president of Corporate… more
Aug 04, 2015
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society partnered with Interbike, an annual bicycle show, to present Bike MS: Las Vegas. The fundraising cycling event will return to the Las Vegas community Sept. 19 and bring together hundreds of cyclists, volunteers, and people who want to change the course of MS, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system. “MS has touched so many of us through friends and family, that when the MS Society approached us about supporting a ride in and around Interbike, we just knew we had to get involved,” said Pat Hus, vice president of Interbike… more
Aug 01, 2015
The second quarter of 2015 was a good one for Phoenix-based Viad, the parent company of Global Experience Specialists, with revenues surging 23.7 percent to $317 million, compared with $256.4 million during the same time period the year before. GES had a particularly strong quarter, with revenues increasing to $286.6 million, a 26.5 percent increase, compared with $226.6 million during the same time period the year before. “GES delivered much stronger results in the second quarter than we had previously expected,” said Steve Moster, president and CEO. He added, “The upside came from a number… more
Jul 29, 2015
U.K.-based Informa released its 2015 first-half revenue results today, and at the same time, announced Charles McCurdy would be brought on as the chief executive for the company’s Global Exhibitions division, replacing Will Morris, who is retiring at the end of the year. "I'm really excited about joining Informa's Global Exhibitions business," McCurdy said. "It has a deeply talented organization and powerful shows that are performing well. I'm looking forward to joining the team!" McCurdy most recently was CEO of George Little Management, and prior to this, he was CEO of Canon Communications… more
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