Visual content plays an important role in event planning. This can be utilised in many aspects of event planning to send a more effective message to potential attendees. When done right, not only can this attract the attention of your target audience but it can also create better response and engagement. Perhaps, no one would disagree that plain text in terms of marketing and advertising alone is boring and uninteresting. It leads to your ad not being given the attention that it deserves no matter how great the messaging is. As such, it’s a must to incorporate appropriate visual content to ensure that it’ll catch a second look.
There are many uses of visual content in the process of event planning and that include the following:
A means for good marketing and advertisement
Marketing and advertising are two elements that are never gone in the process of event planning. You need to gain as much exposure to your event as possible to ensure that you’ll reach your target audience. Event planners often use social media for this, they put up banners and billboards, and they event create different kinds of pamphlets so they can disseminate information about the event they’re organising. Just imagine how these advertising materials would look like without any images on it. A bit bland isn’t it? This is why they use nice photos and graphics that can best illustrate the event they’re planning. They make it as interesting as possible so individuals who were reached by these materials wouldn’t just chuck it like trash. Such visual content also provides a good way to communicate what the event is all about to the viewer. It makes them wanna look and explore more which could add to the exposure an event planner is aiming for.
A useful instrument for learning
Visual content is a good way to relay instructions to the attendees. For instance, with the use of proper visuals, you can easily communicate the location of the event to the confirmed attendees. You can also tell them the layout of the event and where what is located. Other than explaining this continuously as the guests arrive, you can just spread this information through a handout. This is less hassle on your part, and easier for your audience to follow.
Another good example of relaying instructions via images is when you use high-tech devices to your event. Particularly to those non-techie ones, they need assistance in navigating these things. A handout with infographics on the hows and whats will be helpful to them. Attendees can just follow this without any hassle at all. So rather than deploying a large part of your team to assist them every step of the way, you can just position one or two for this function because they already have a good reference material on-hand.
An event sometimes is organised to promote new products of exhibitors. Even if the goal is to publicize and sell, not every exhibitor brings a lot of stocks with them to the exhibit. This is why event planners usually utilise a marketplace to encourage pre-orders so exhibitors can anticipate the orders coming in and they can readily bring it with them for inspection of the consumers on-site. How better for customers to have an idea of what they are getting their hands to than by exhibitors posting the right images in the marketplace? In this case, visual content can help boost sales and can also assist in creating business-consumer relationships.
A means to keep customers engaged
Whether you notice it or not, the lack of visuals can easily shorten the attention span of the audience. It causes them to get bored easily and to stop paying attention altogether which could have a negative implication on the overall success of your event. The visual content of any material you have in your event should be sufficient and should be interesting enough to keep the attention of your audience throughout. Otherwise, you’re gearing for a restless crowd or worse, you may see that halfway through your event, you’re left with less than the number of audiences you welcomed at the start.
Relaying useful statistics
Reading numbers are by default boring and overwhelming to look at. But you can’t help it specifically if they tell you the overall success of effort for event organising or the lack of it. The best way to do this is to have them in graphs or other visual materials that are understandable. This way, this can be a good reference point in the future in case you need to look back and analyse or during instances when clients want actual results of the work you’ve done. You hit two birds with one stone because with the use of appropriate visuals, you can even create an interesting presentation.
No one can deny the usefulness of incorporating nice visuals in many aspects of event planning. Use it with the tool O2OEvents can offer and there will be no doubt that you can conquer the industry with the powerful weapons at your hands. Request a demo now.