Tendence.Impulse, the sales promotion project for retailers, is taking another leap forward in 2018 with its digital Tendence.Impulse tool and ongoing development. At the special Tendence.Impulse area in Hall 11.0 of the international consumer-goods trade fair Tendence from 30 June to 3 July 2018, retailers can gain inspiration on how they can score points vis-à-vis online retailers by creating shopping experiences. These experiences can then easily be prepared and implemented using the Tendence.Impulse tool digital event planner. Fabienne Boller, Product Manager Online Marketing / Digital Business at Messe Frankfurt, explains what has changed and improved in the Tendence.Impulse tool.
In the era of corner shops, everything was still very simple. Retailers opened a shop in their neighbourhood, because they knew the people there and had good relations with them. But even then, the principle of geomarketing applied albeit unconsciously. After all, customers in wealthy residential areas usually require different products than those in poor neighbourhoods. Accordingly, retailers can adapt their offers to meet specific requirements.
Tendence is very popular with German and European retailers, as it is not only the main order date for winter and Christmas business in the period from 30 June to 3 July 2018, but also serves as a premiere event and order launch for next year’s spring and summer season. A detailed overview is provided by the optimised Navigator App, which provides comprehensive information on all exhibitors as well as many other facts and a number of useful features for Tendence 2018.
Trade fairs should develop even more strongly into events that you don’t want to miss under any circumstances. This was the result of a survey conducted by EBS University for Economics and Law in cooperation with Messe Frankfurt. Millennials as potential future trade fair participants were asked what they wanted from trade fairs.
One of the greatest strengths of digital marketing is its ability to address target groups in a targeted, contextualized and concrete way. Content and messages can be tailored and personalized using targeting as well as recognition of cookies or user IDs. This topic personalization is becoming increasingly relevant in the B2B environment, especially for Generation Y – those born between 1980 and 2000.
Many stationary retailers see their existence threatened by online providers like Amazon. But local retail shops actually stand to benefit from digitalization as well. Geomarketing and location-based services are well worth considering as additions to the existing business model. But what are the concrete application scenarios?
One of the largest motors of the online advertising market is programmatic advertising. According to the media agency Zenith it can be expected that there will be an increase in net advertising sales from 39 billion US dollars in 2016 to 64 billion dollars in 2018. So far programmatic marketing has only worked very well in the B2C domain. The right data is essential to enable B2B companies to address their target groups with any precision as well.
Targeting customers and interested individuals has already become common practice in B2C online marketing. But for advertisers it is a real challenge in the B2B domain because there is both a quantitative and qualitative lack of the relevant data needed for addressing target groups. With its Audience Marketing service Messe Frankfurt offers a solution to this. We spoke to Dennis Stritter, Digital Business Product Manager at Messe Frankfurt Digital Services about what Messe Frankfurt is doing in terms of Audience Marketing and how advertisers can profit from it.
In its third year Global Exhibitions Day (#GED18) will take place on June 6. It is the largest awareness campaign for the exhibition and events industry and aims to highlight the impact of the sector on economic growth in cities, regions and countries. UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, is pushing activities to put the global economic benefits but also the career opportunities in this industry center stage.
Messe Frankfurt has set up a Digital Advisory Board to oversee its digital activities. With this step, the company is seeking to engage with its customers more intensively regarding the digital transformation of marketing in the trade fair industry and the evolution that this entails for the trade fairs themselves.