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    Discover the best growth hacking and creative marketing ideas for events industry. If you want to know how to implement growth hacking methodology for your events bussines, you're in the right place. Marketing campaigns and experiments focused on increasing the number and average cost of tickets sold from the most creative coaches in the world and the key implementation of growth methodology.

    Make social media core of offline event

    MTV leveraged new Stories features and IGTV to increase video views across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Snapchat of their top MTV’s Video Music Awards. Further, they engaged this wide audience by allowing fans to cast award votes via direct message on Twitter and Facebook Messenger.

    Natalia Natalia

    Add little elements of surprise to your events

    Basset events is a well known company characterised by adding elements of surprise to elegant events. In this way each event is unique, which adds great added value. This allows them to be one of the most recognised event companies in the world.

    Sergio Sergio

    Bring people together

    The best event planning companies know that bringing people together – for personal networking, partnership opportunities, and everything in between – is the heart of what makes an event successful. Find ways to highlight the industry leaders you have relationships with already and bring them together with strong up-and-comers.

    Sergio Sergio

    Does growth hacking apply to the events industry? Can the events industry actually implement growth methodology and active experimentation framework? 

    Growth hacking is a relatively new focus in the marketing field, which focuses on maximizing company growth. This extremely effective methodology achieves its objective by quickly testing ideas that can improve the customer experience before investing a lot of resources, copying and expanding ideas that can work, and modifying or abandoning those that don’t work. 

    First of all, we start setting up metrics to measure growth of our event  corporation. The key metrics should always be the ones that best deliver growth to your event business, like the number of tickets sold, the average cost of the ticket, online pay per view revenue...

    Once we realise which metrics are the most important ones, it is time to set SMART goals, specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and timely. Increasing by 20% the average cost of a ticket in four months could be an example of a SMART goal. Goals are pretty much a desired increment or decrement in key metrics.

    After we set up our goals, we ideate new or existing growth drivers. Growth drivers are ways we think will make us achieve goals. In the events industry some ideas for growth drivers could be

    • Will we attract more spectators if we hire more famous people?
    • Will we sell more tickets if the events are held in bigger places?
    • Will we be able to charge more for some tickets if we set up VIP seats?

    In order to check if these drivers work we design experiments.

    Experiments purpose is to test if a growth driver will help the company grow. Imagine your company announces a new show, in order to analyze if it gives you growth you should see how many tickets are sold, a key metric. 

    Before spending a large quantity of resources in an action you should experiment with it. Decide if you accomplish your goal and if so determine the most efficient way to do it.

    • Do famous people attract more spectators to our events?
    • Do events held in bigger places sell more tickets?
    • VIP seats get sold?

    After running the experiments we can validate or reject the growth drivers and then we must always write down everything we have learned and keep it well documented. This part is crucial in order to keep track of which strategies work and which do not.

    Do you want to learn more about how to apply growth hacking to your events business? Sign up for Hypertry and you will get a one to one session! 

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