Optimize Your Trade Shows with Location-Based Targeting

Many B2B marketers are struggling with finding a balance of the traditional pieces of marketing and the new digital trends that are creeping in. The truth is, digital marketing should be an essential piece of every B2B marketing plan, but it doesn’t have to be implemented instead of the traditional route, it should be used to complement the long-standing traditional pieces that are already in place. B2B marketers know – trade shows and conferences are not only the norm but are still an essential part of marketing for a B2B company. These events are great for B2B businesses, but also come with a great price tag – so it’s important for businesses to make the most of the time and money spent at trade shows. One way to optimize your trade shows is with location-based targeting.

By targeting the event location or nearby sites during a particular time, your business can capture the active devices of attendees. Once these devices are captured, your business can use them to your advantage. These devices can be targeted with ads during the trade show and on top of that the data can be collected and you can continue to serve your message to these attendees well after the event. So how does this help your business? We’ve outlined 3 benefits of location-based targeting for your trade show:

Boost The Awareness of Your Brand

A study by Deloitte found that on average, people in the United States across all age groups check their phone 46 times per day. At events like trade shows, the audience that is attending is likely to already be in the industry that your targeting so targeting the physical location will help you reach more people. By targeting attendees with ads at trade shows, it’s likely that they will start associating your name with the industry and you will earn recognition and credibility.

Drive Traffic to Your Booth

Are you giving something away at your trade show booth? Do you have an interesting presentation or demonstration of your product? Target attendees with ads that let them know your booth what value you’re bringing to the event and you will not only receive traffic but more qualified and interested traffic. As a trade show participant, you’re often vying for attention from attendees, so make sure to let attendees know in advance what your booth will have to offer.

Gather Information

What about the people that didn’t get a chance to stop by your booth? Or the people who showed some interest in your product or service, but didn’t want to pull the trigger just yet? One benefit of location targeting is that devices can be collected for remessaging in the future. Ads can be remessaged to trade show attendees for up to 90 days after the event – so why not use that opportunity to send some additional valuable information to those attendees to show your expertise in the industry and to tip the scales in your favor towards a sale.

Does your business have a trade show coming up? Let Advance 360 help you make the most of the event with location-based targeting. Contact us today and let’s chat about building a strategy.

Manufacturers: Your Customers are Decision-Ready

The rapidly changing B2B marketplace should be serving as a wake-up call for those in the B2B manufacturing industry. In the past few years, we have seen a shift in how B2B buying decisions happen, who the decision makers are in the process, and where these decision makers are getting their information.

Since the advent of the advertising industry, marketers have fed information to customers and customers have made buying decisions based on this information. it was a linear path – people saw an ad, they were interested in the product, so they went to the store and bought it. What’s changed is now, customers are finding information on their own. It is now the marketer’s job to pull that audience in by creating a personalized experience that resonates with the potential customers. The path to purchase is no longer linear – it is a collection of moments that influence a customer to purchase your product. 

There’s no question that everyone is online these days, including B2B audiences. In fact, 94% of B2B buyers conduct some kind of online research during the buying process, and 84% of B2B marketers use social media in some form. Customers are educated and informed, and are looking for vendors who understand their pain points and know about the industry.

Customers are already 57% of the way down the path to a decision before performing an action on a website. Customers are being influenced from many different touch-points, whether it’s through your website, social media, mobile campaigns, or traditional marketing methods. That makes it important for manufacturing marketers to reach their audience through a variety of methods well before the audience reaches out to them.