Would you like to have information about all the exhibitors at Christmasworld, Creative World and Paperworld at the tip of your fingers? This is now made possible by the updates to the Navigator apps for the international trade fairs taking place from 26/27 to 30 January 2018 in Frankfurt am Main.
Messe Frankfurt’s mobile Navigator apps are booming
At the end of the first half of the year, Messe Frankfurt has analysed in detail the use of its Navigator apps at the eleven trade fairs from January to June 2017. The number of downloads has increased significantly and almost one out of every five visitors (18 percent) used the Navigator apps while visiting the trade fair. Thus, the proportion of visitors that use the app to gain orientation at the fair has doubled compared to the same period in 2015. A total of clearly over 100,000 trade visitors made use of the mobile information offering.
In-app advertising – close to the target group
There is hardly a better way to reach your target groups right where they are than with mobile or in-app advertising. But when it comes to running ad campaigns in mobile apps, opinions vary. Several marketers still rely on conventional banners. Users, on the other hand, prefer native formats. Messe Frankfurt is achieving excellent results with mobile banner ads in its Navigator apps. Continue reading
To optimize the usability of its new Navigator app, Messe Frankfurt recently had the app tested by usability.de, 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 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.
The app is ready and waiting to be installed by the many million mobile phone users. But how does an app provider make sure the app is installed on the smartphones of its target group? And even more importantly, how do they make sure it stays there?
Requirements of event apps are varied: Visitors are looking for the shortest way to an exhibitor, the lecture programme and evening events at a glance, and want to know what’s being discussed on social networks in the industry – Exhibitors equally value being visible and found on mobile devices. We have made a list of the features that belong in a good event app.
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.
With smart key features and improved usability, the new version 4.0 of the Heimtextil Navigator-app joins the digital with the real world of trade fairs and thus helps users achieve trade fair success in both realms.
How can companies successfully guide customers trough their digital customer journey-and what can they learn from it? The digital transformation is fundamentally changing the way purchasing decisions are made. Social Media and mobile devices offer a wide range of information to the customer, which includes product ratings, price comparisons, recommendations from experts and friends on blogs and social networks.