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Are Your Vendors Engaged? Would You Like Them to Be?

Are Your Vendors Engaged? Would You Like Them to Be?

Rumor has it, in some association circles, trade show attendance is struggling. This could spell trouble for how vendor members find value in belonging to your organization. While some industries may be feeling the pain more than others, it is never a bad time to think about the ways you are engaging your vendor/supplier members. Read on for a handful of ideas on engaging your vendor-side members in effective and successful ways.

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Post-Event Tips and Tricks for Small-Staff Associations

Posted by Callie Walker

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Your event is finally over and we know what you want to do next – rest! But before you do, there are a few things left to take care of.

We know, we know. After all that hard work, this does not sound tempting. But that’s just the thing – you’ve already put in all the hard work. These are just a few final steps you need to take in order to push it above and beyond.

Send out post-event surveys

After all that hard work, you want to know how your event went, right? You may have already left comment cards on the tables at your event, but don’t stop there. Put together a post-event survey and email it directly to attendees. Consider posting it on your organization’s website as well.

Thank your sponsors and volunteers

This one’s a biggie. Without your sponsors and volunteers, your event wouldn’t have been possible. Show your appreciation by sending out hand-written thank you notes. If you can’t put together enough notes in a reasonable time, give your sponsors and volunteers a call. The more personal the “thank you,” the better.

Post photos on social media

The benefits of posting photos on social media are two-fold: 1) It’s a great way to engage with your members and attendees, and 2) It reminds people about how much fun they had at your event. Not to mention, if non-attendees come across these photos and see how much fun other people are having, they might be more inclined to attend your next event.  

Follow up with new members 

If you had any new members attend your event, this is the perfect opportunity to reach out to them and ask for feedback. You want to retain these members over time, so the sooner you can cater to their wants and needs, the better.

Want more event tips and tricks? Download our free event guide below!

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