As an exhibition professionals you live in an ever changing world. Trends come and go with each passing year and keeping your finger on the pulse is an important part of your role. Online publications and media are key to staying ahead of the game and will often be at the forefront of new developments. That’s why we have created our top 10 Online Publications for exhibition professionals. Covering everything from design and technology to marketing and engagement. So you, will always be one step ahead of the rest.
If you are always looking for new ideas for your next exhibition then why not bookmark this page as a point of reference for the next time you are ideas hunting? We may just help you find your next engagement tactic or piece of tech that will “wow” your audience.
Event Industry News puts an absolute wealth of information at your fingertips. With specialist podcasts, guest blogs, venue spotlights, jobs and directory sections there is always something that will come in useful.
The venue spotlight is particularly useful if you are considering a venue or are looking for information on a venue you have never been to before. The range of topics covered in the guest blogs are also second to none. With well-established events industry professionals sharing their view on topics ranging from event entertainment to technology and venues to speakers.
If you are looking for an event site packed full of information that covers all areas then this could be the one for you.
As well as hosting one of the industry’s most respected awards ceremonies, Exhibition News is another great publication focusing on the latest news within the exhibition industry. Along with its monthly publications the site provides a wide range of event and exhibition reviews and interviews with some of the industries more successful business men and women.
The site also features an amazing gallery of images from some of the countries biggest events and exhibitions. These alone can be a great resource for exhibition professionals who are looking for ideas or to gauge the layout of an event with more than just a floorplan.
Eventbrite is a platform that allows event organizers to plan, promote and sell tickets to events and publish them. Working across Facebook, Twitter and other social-networking tools directly from the site’s interface. The site also a great all round events blog with pages and pages of quality posts plus a resource page with check lists, webinars, care studies and templates.
Although the site is generally aimed at entertainment events lots of the resources are transferable and there are also some conference and business specific blogs on the site. The site is a great place to find inspiration and new ideas as it is constantly posting new content. The site also reviews lots of the events, so can be a great way to find out what is hot and new in the events world.
The only down side to the site is that lots of their best resources require you to sign up or add your details including an email address and job title so if you are wary of having more emails then perhaps it’s not the one for you.
Marketing Donut provide marketing resources and tools for small businesses. Information on advertising, exhibitions, market research, online media, PR and much more.
They have an area dedicated to exhibitions and events which contains some useful content including top tips for exhibition success, do’s and don’ts and networking skills. These are easily accessible with not requirement to sign up etc.
The only downside to marketing donut is that it is really aimed at small exhibition stands and small businesses so there is not much of a focus on technology or larger stands. However if you are just starting out and want to know the basics then it’s a great place to find what you need.
Exhibition World is the leading online platform for international exhibition organisers, venues and service suppliers across the globe. The site is updated with the latest news stories from around the world on a daily basis.
Exhibition world is great if you work internationally and have an interest in how the industry works around the globe and impacts on different continents. You can search for news and information by region and find out what is happening in areas of the world that specifically interest you. There are also a wide range of videos of events and interviews from attendees offering their views on the experience they had at events.
The site is aimed at seasoned exhibition professionals who manage international events and exhibitions. The expert opinion section is especially useful to keep up to date with the latest news and advice from the top dogs.
Hello Endless are one of the lesser known event industry sites. However, they have some great content which is well work checking out. Dubbing themselves the Einstein of Events, Hello Endless are primarily an events company focused on entertainment. Their blog section covers everything from creating a productive event team, to how to choose the right AV company.
Lots of the ideas for engaging with people which can be taken from this site transfer over to the exhibition industry directly. This especially applies if you want to try new things and stand out from your competitors. Being the first to implement a new idea for your industry exhibition will likely get you remember.
Pathable provide apps for events but also have a great Blog, focusing on the connection you have with event attendees before, during and after the event. The company have created a product that can help you to increase engagement and understanding of the people who attend your events. They offer lots of tips and advice on general engagement for events and so the blog is well worth checking out. There are also blogs related to creating a buzz on social media and changes in event technology. Another great blog to reference for ideas.
Biz Bash is an amazing resource for events and exhibition professionals. More than 50,000 resources to find what you need for your next event. The site has sections dedicated to finding a venue, finding suppliers, searching for ideas and event news and trends.
You can use key words to search for specific products or services or you can look for ideas and inspiration and then find the products/services afterwards. Focusing on design and creativity this is a great website for visual ideas and direct links to purchasing.
Author: Chanel Serena Morales: Marketing Coordinator