Category Archives: Digital trade fair world

Say yes to digital, but with caution

The critical debate surrounding digitalization initiated by the German Media Congress in January in Frankfurt almost seems like a journey back in time. Since then, an increasing number of marketing managers from reputable companies such as Deutsche Telekom and Philips have plead for more prudence with regard to adapting digital technologies in marketing and investing in digital advertising. Are conventional forms of advertising about to experience a comeback?

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Usability test for the new Navigator-App: A good result.

To optimize the usability of its new Navigator app, Messe Frankfurt recently had the app tested by, an independent consulting and service company. The results were gratifying: the app performed well with both exhibitors and visitors. But there is still room for improvement Continue reading

Apps for trade fairs: “everything at a glance at the right time”

Apps have become an integral component of the marketing and communication services offered by trade fair organizers. Ellen Matheis, coordinator of web solutions at Messe Frankfurt, talks about the advantages of trade fair apps for exhibitors and visitors, as well as the added value for organizers.

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Mobility and apps in trade fair communication: status and outlook

Apps have become an established part of event and trade fair communication. This is primarily because mobile technologies are particularly effective when the target group is online while on the go (at trade fairs). Here’s an overview of the development of mobile usage and the opportunities for event organizers when it comes to communicating with their target groups for events and trade fairs.

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Digital trade fair marketing provides the platform for connecting real and digital worlds

Trade fairs are increasingly connecting the digital and the real world. Henric Uherek, Coordinator Messe Frankfurt, explains the challenges that this development poses for exhibitors and trade fair organizers and what’s up next for digital trade fair marketing in 2017 and beyond.

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Digital marketing at Messe Frankfurt: Personal contact digitally enriched

Digital Marketing is transforming the tools of traditional trade fair marketing. This results in more multimedia and mobile applications. Jan Kluge, Coordinator of Online Sales at Messe Frankfurt, explains which marketing services the trade fair provides to trade fair exhibitors and how the marketing mix of organizers and exhibitors is changing due to digitalization.

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Digitally networked: social media in the trade fair environment

According to a study on trade fair communication, social media hardly played a role in trade fair success until a few years ago. Today, Facebook channels of trade fairs like Heimtextil are clearly demonstrating that social networks have become indispensable service, advertising and communication platforms for networking with one’s community and make target groups aware of one’s trade fair presence.

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