If you’ve followed the GroupHigh community for the last several years, you may have heard of the Outreach Marketing Virtual Summit. Hosting bi-annual virtual presentation conferences has not only proven to be a critical force in generating sales leads, but has provided our company with interactive opportunities to engage with our clients, industry partners, and new business prospects.
What You Need To Be Successful
Thought Leadership. This one may sound obvious but recruiting credible presenters with audiences of their own will help ensure online chatter about the event. And making sure that presentation topics are relevant and comprehensive will increase the likelihood of ongoing shares or views if you decide to promote the video presentations on-demand afterwards. Most online conference platforms will provide a way to make presentation videos on-demand after the conference. During virtual conferences of our own, if attendees had a scheduling conflict they could still register for the event and be emailed the presentation recordings the following day increasing visibility.
Get a Conversation Started. Some conference platforms will offer some type of “virtual lounge” for attendees to interact, ask questions, or download resources. Aside from a day-of-event lounge, starting a conversation using a hash tag on social media and providing attendees with email updates are great ways to keep up the camaraderie. At GroupHigh, we let attendees know to use the tag #outreachmarketing to interact with the conversation and send emails the day before and morning of the event. Event promotion is a great way for us to engage with our existing client base as well, with nearly 30% of our users attending the Outreach Marketing Virtual Summits on average.
Strategy. GroupHigh has hosted 5 Outreach Marketing Virtual Summits to date, collectively generating over 12,000 qualified leads. We have also found great success strategizing our outreach around participant registrations. During several summits, we had sales development representatives follow up with registrants immediately upon signing up, which resulted in increased day-of attendance and a decrease in the time it took to convert leads to sales.
How Bits On The Wire Can Help
We partner with Bits On The Wire and use their vConferenceOnline platform to host our Outreach Marketing Virtual Summits. Not only does vConferenceOnline provide an incredible attendee experience, they make it super easy to organize and sequence video content. In short, they offer what they call a “playlist system” that allows users to plan out and queue up video presentations in pretty much any way they’d like. From there, attendees just turn on the conference like they’re watching television and content will play and transition seamlessly for the duration of the event. GroupHigh has had an awesome experience working with their team as well, and recomend checking them out for any video conference needs you may have!