Full Experience and Engaging with Your Fans
Being digitally connected is the name of the game now, and your biggest fans are spending more and more time online. So, it just makes sense to bring your event into the online world as well. An awesome event app combines both online and offline to give your attendees the full event experience. Think about having your program, an interactive map, and direct interactions with your fans through push notifications. With an app, you're building a strong bond with your fans – before, during, and after the event. You're reaching right into their pockets with pre-sales and announcements. The numerous possibilities for year-round personal engagement will also catch the attention of your sponsors and boost your revenue.
Tech and Data: More Opportunities for Sponsors
An event app gives your fans a valuable tool that they use frequently. And with smart personalization and data insights, your event app can become a powerful tool for sponsors too. Sure, those big, colorful banners still have a visual 'wow' factor. A flashy 4-meter-tall banner definitely grabs attention at any event. But what's the exact Return on Investment (ROI) for a sponsor from that? While physical banners might make a big impact, an event app provides sponsors with precise data on how much traction their digital sponsorship is getting. Finally, you can provide sponsors with solid data. Clicks, views, time on page, and even conversions are measured in a real-time analytics dashboard. You can even offer the data collected from ticket sales and other interactions during the event. Send a ROI report to your sponsors for added value and a boost to your sponsorship deals.
Smart Strategies for Brand Activation in Your Event App
An event app opens up new and creative ways for your sponsors to engage with your fans. They get more personal and valuable visibility, and they can clearly see the ROI from their partnership. An event app is a goldmine of opportunities for sponsors. To give you a taste, here are 5 clever examples of how sponsors can activate their brand through your event app:
1. Stand Out with In-Your-Face Visibility
The home screen, the splash page of your app, is a clever move. The app is opened an average of about 14 times per user. Just imagine: 14 opportunities for your sponsor to stand out. If you use an interactive map during your event, make sure to include references to your sponsor in it. Among all the other Points of Interest (POIs), simply place the sponsor's logo at the physical location where they can be found. Sponsors can strengthen their on-site activation strategies through the app. We are increasingly seeing that sponsorship entails more than just having a booth at the event. By making online and offline work together, you can boost the return on investment (ROI).
2. Add Branded Interactive Banners to Your Newsfeed
According to many events already using an app, the newsfeed is the best way to communicate and connect with visitors. Especially when you offer valuable information, they keep coming back for the latest updates. Give sponsors space and attention in your newsfeed through banner ads. They're eye-catching and can be fully customized to match your sponsor's branding. This way, you can use the event app to highlight a sponsor or direct traffic to their Point of Interest (POI) on the premises. Moreover, a newsfeed is not influenced by algorithms like other social media platforms. You have full control over where and when you want to display banners or ads. Easy, right?
3. Get Attention with Push Notifcaties
With the event app, you can easily send push notifications to your visitors about the schedule or crowd conditions, for example. Push notifications are highly visible and reach users directly on their devices. For sponsors, this is a goldmine of user attention and an appealing method for brand activation. You can also offer fully branded and segmented push notifications if you're using our Customer Data Platform and Mobile Marketing Cloud in addition to the app. If your sponsor is physically present at your event, send a push notification to your attendees when they are near the sponsor's location, encouraging them to stop by for extra interaction.
4. Host a Contest with In-App Campaigns
How cool would it be to run a partner contest with your sponsor? Whether it's about free merchandise or complimentary drinks, you're creating opportunities to positively link visitors with your sponsor. You can use banners or push notifications to promote your contest. This way, app users are directed straight to your sponsor's location.
5. A Dedicated Page in the App
Alongside amazing content and exciting line-ups, create additional space for your sponsors in your app. Powerful tools include an overview of all your sponsors and dedicated pages that spotlight sponsors. This gives sponsors ample chances for storytelling and brand activation. Combine the sponsor page with the options mentioned above and offer an appealing sponsorship package with new and creative opportunities.
Boost Your Revenue with Sponsors in Your Own Dedicated Event App
With a fully branded event app, you enhance engagement with your fans and build your growing digital community. Expand your sponsorship opportunities with real-time analytics, data insights, and ample room for personalized brand activation. This way, you prepare your event for the future and boost your sponsorship revenue!