Promote your NEM event with these marketing tips

The countdown to National Engineering Month is on! Leading up to so many amazing events run by the engineering community, we want to provide event leaders, like you, with the tools you need to run a great event. 

With these online marketing tactics, you’ll help more people to find and attend your event and ultimately make it super successful. Keep in mind that when promoting your event, it’s best to combine compelling messaging with strong visuals to persuade your prospective audiences to attend your event. Ask yourself – what value does your audience get by attending your event?

Consider these marketing tactics: 

Create an event landing page on your website 

The full schedule of NEM Ontario events can be found here. Plus, you’ll also find more information on the specific sessions, speakers, and other important event information as well. Each and every event also has its own registration page.

We recommend that you create a landing page on your website that links to the NEM event calendar and to your specific event. This will help to drive more traffic for your event and increase overall attendance. 

Your page or event website should clearly communicate why visitors should attend the event and promote your brand.

Tips for creating an effective landing page:

Some components to consider for an effective landing page/website include:

● Persuasive headline

● A brief event overview

● Speakers

● Agenda

● Exhibitors and sponsors

● FAQ

● Imagery that supports your message

● Link to your specific event’s registration page

Time Your Marketing Efforts

Timing your marketing efforts prior to the event is important to drive the highest attendance. Typically marketers start promoting 2 to 3 weeks before the event.

Website Promotion

Link to your event landing page from your main website, and call out the event with banners or hero images. Don’t forget to optimize your landing page for SEO.

Email marketing

Email marketing has been around forever, but don’t underestimate this powerful tool. Send marketing emails and reminders. A/B test your subject lines and consider 2 to 3 emails prior to the event to maintain awareness.  

Content Marketing

Write blogs and articles on your event topics. Share educational content with your target audience and use the right keywords to increase organic traffic.

Leverage Social Media 

Using the #NEM2022 hashtag, create social media ads, post to your social networks, and share pictures on Instagram to get your social media followers buzzing. And don’t forget to encourage social sharing from their own accounts and Zoom Webinar registration pages. You can also access our free sample social media posts here

Tap Into Your Networks

Don’t forget to tap into your partners’ and guest speakers’ networks as well. When promoting an event, be sure to include stakeholders in your strategy meetings so they can help in brainstorming a promotion plan and executing it across their personal and professional networks.

Did you know?

There are many more resources on how to run a great #NEM2022 event available on our website. Please visit the Organizer Toolkit section of our website to get access to these free tools.

More information about #NEM2022

Throughout the month of March 2022, all #NEM2022 Ontario events will be happening in one place via the NEM Ontario Zoom account. The goal is to have participants come away with new or deepened knowledge, skills, or values that bring them together, benefit their communities or contribute to employability in engineering fields. We encourage you to show your support for our community and attend as many NEM Ontario as possible! Check out the NEM 2022 event schedule to sign up for an event.

National Engineering Month is Ontario’s engineering event of the year.

Learn to change the future of engineering – together. Attend National Engineering Month Ontario events. With bold topics, industry expertise, and diverse perspectives, you won’t want to miss it. To stay up to date on the latest news and information about #NEM2022, please visit our website.