News & Publishing

Events are paying off for publishers

By Gretchen A. Peck

Publishers understand the need to diversify, and there are plenty of smart channels in which to extend editorial brands, including live and virtual events. Events have the potential to unlock new revenue, solidify audience engagement, and bolster advertisers’ integrated marketing campaigns.

But hosting events is risky business. A poorly attended one can quickly put a dent in an otherwise healthy P&L. One marred by poor planning can damage a publication’s brand or turn off event sponsors. Logistically speaking, events are complicated to plan, market, and execute.

Here publishers share 5 hard-won tips for making events a success.

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Published by Publishing Executive magazine, December 2014

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