Lessons learnt running a conference.
Running a physical event is a good way to market your business.
In today's newsletter.
- Run successful events with these 9 lessons. Hint. Build relationships with your customers by giving them a nice surprise!
- Podcasting is a BIG opportunity in Asia. And they are easy to create too.
- There's something you can learn from everyone. Leverage other people's ideas to grow your business.
📚 How to run a successful event.
Most successful products has a conference of some sort.
- Is there a conference for Gundam? Yes.
- Is there a conference for Coffee? Yes.
- Is there a conference for the Rubber industry? Yes.
Is there a conference around your product? If it's a yes – then there are potential buyers for your product.
But one of the best marketing strategies is to organize your own conference!
Running a conference isn't easy. But done correctly, it can bring lots of potential customers to you. As a team of 3, we managed to organize a marketing conference that was pretty successful. (Based from the feedback we received.)
Here are the 9 lessons:
- Don't rely only on paid ads.
- Provide food!
- Leverage on people's network.
- Use the $0 partnership strategy.
- Focus on sales before spending on marketing.
- Remember: People are last-minute.
- Create superfans.
- Running events is about your audience. Not you.
- Build in public.
🎙 Start a podcast for your business.
In a recent interview with Terng Shing Chen, from Sync PR – one thing that stood out to me is how bullish he is on podcasting.
Why is podcasting becoming big – in Malaysia too?
Divided attention is the ability to process more than one piece of information a time.
Podcasts happens fills this demand.
For example: You could be doing some ironing, and listening to a podcast at the same time. Your attention is focused on the podcast, while you're kind of ironing on auto-pilot.
How to create a successful podcast:
- Localize your content. There are many big podcasts, but few localized to Malaysians.
- Publish at least 21 episodes before you quit. 90% of podcasts don't get past episode 3.
- Find a schedule to publish consistently.
My interview with Terng got me to start our own Daily CMO podcast which I'll announce soon.
– Watch the interview with Terng. And take a free course of using a microphone to prep yourself up for creating podcasts. (Use code: GOFLEX)
🧠 Learn from the others.
We can learn something from everybody, no matter their title or how big we think their achievements are. A salesperson, driver, cashier or CEO – everyone has something to contribute.
That's the value Underdog Marketing Conference provided. 13 key leaders shared their biggest marketing ideas and case studies.
- The Marketing Strategies SEAGM Uses to Achieve MYR1.2 Billion in Revenue – Raymond Foo, SEAGM
- Growing With Unique Partnerships & Collaborations – Victor, Jobbie.
- UX Practices to Supercharge Your Business – Nicholas Hon, Swipey
- Crafting Irresistible Copy That Customers Can’t Get Enough Of – Cheryl Lee
- How to set up Google Analytics 4 + video tracking – Reuben Ch'ng, Daily CMO
- How to Build A Sustainable Social Media Content Strategy for Your Brand – Emily Goh, Bloom & Glow
- How to Grow your Business – Using Iterative Research – Julie Ng, Vase.ai
- How to Build a Successful Community – Daniel Cerventus
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