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Using data to tell your story

Graham Smith of Shelton Fleming joined us as one of the guest speakers at our recent Data and Dining event to share some useful insight about using data to tell your story.  Shelton Fleming use Exposure Analytics sensors and the data they collect to help evaluate the thought-provoking experiences they create for their clients.  One of Graham’s key points was the insight comes from data and context; and it’s only when you put those two things together that you can tell your story.  Here’s what else he shared with us:   Bias and Correlation  When we’re looking at data, it is really important to avoid bias. We need to avoid thinking the data is showing what we want it to show and trying to nudge towards a favourable interpretation. This does clients a disservice. One tip Graham gave was to try to prove yourself wrong if you are worried about how you are interpreting the data.  We also need to be careful that we don’t confuse correlation with causation. Graham gave us a great example of a correlation that isn't necessarily causation with this graph of drowning incidents and ice cream consumption The data shows a clear correlation between raised ice cream consumption and drowning. Why?   Are we literally drowning in ice cream? Do grieving relatives eat more ice cream?  Were our mums right to say that swimming on a full stomach is dangerous?   Or is there a missing link - some context that we need? In this case, it [...]

2020-04-20T09:06:38+00:00April 20th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

Back to where it all began – International Confex

We're looking forward to International Confex later this month. The event marks six years since we made our debut as a company there in 2014, and our technology to capture event analytics was used for the first time. Over the last six years it has been deployed at over 3500 events including exhibitions, indoor and outdoor activations, sporting events, and festivals. WIN This year to celebrate we're giving away a smart watch! All you need to do is visit us on Stand G04C and guess how many people are in this glass.   Back at Confex in 2014 we were known as Forge SP and offered a range of services to events and festivals. Now we concentrate on what our clients really want and need – useful, reliable data that can be used to analyse exhibitions, events, activations, and more. In a digital world, where marketing managers can measure likes, clicks, shares, time spent on websites and email open rates, we help bridge the gap at physical events. Our digital analytics provide footfall data, movement flows around a stand, event, or festival, as well as dwell time and engagement rates for your activity. We’ve widened and grown our client list - supporting events, activations and clients across the globe. The technology has evolved rapidly since 2014. Our recently introduced Apex sensors mean spaces as small as 1m2 can be measured. Our innovative Aperture system uses facial and mood detection software to determine the demographic profile and sentiment of an audience without interrupting [...]

2020-02-17T16:58:25+00:00February 17th, 2020|Categories: Blog, News|Tags: , , , , , |

Super Bowl LIV – Multi-million dollar experiential marketing in Miami

The Super Bowl is famous for more than sport, the half-time entertainment on and off the pitch is a huge part of the event, along with the ads aired during the game. With ad prices for this year’s Super Bowl hitting a record $5.6M per 30 second spot--some brands are turned to less expensive experiential marketing events to try to cash in on the big game. We loved the activations inspired by the annual Super Bowl and the way that brands make the most of the weekend to engage with fans.  In Atlanta last year there were some fantastic activations and this year was just as good.   Lowe’s Hometown, an NFL-themed neighbourhood, featured 32 custom dwellings, one for each team, and was described as a completely interactive experience designed to engage, wow, and inspire fans. Miami’s warm weather would have helped visitor numbers and engagement rates.                                  Other exciting experiential offerings included:  Stella Artois, who dispensed with a traditional ad and instead created a European Port at the Wharf Miami. Celebrities, live music, and top quality food were on offer alongside boat rides on branded VanDutch yachts.   Photo credit: Stella Artois                         Rolling Stone held its 10th annual Super Bowl party, which featured live music and a celebration of their partnership with Can-Am Spyder. Partygoers had a chance to discover the complete Can-Am lineup [...]

2020-02-03T11:03:45+00:00February 3rd, 2020|Categories: Blog, News|Tags: , , , , |

Introducing our new Twitter integration

You know that social media is a really important part of successful events and experiential activity.  The more people you can engage in person and online the better. So wouldn’t it be great if you can capture this data all in one place? That's why we've added our new Twitter integration as part of our continuous improvements to our platform. We tested it at the end of last year at Event Tech Live. Along with the data to show the footfall at our stand, the number of engaged visitors, dwell time and more, we can also see data for tweets using the hashtag #ETL19. We can see how event organisers, exhibitors and attendees are talking about the event.                                  You can view the total tweets sent containing your chosen hashtag during the whole event, or view by individual day You can see the number of unique users that tweeted using the hashtags you are following. Our platform also calculates your total potential audience, this is based on the number of followers that each unique user has.    We already know that some of our clients use their event analytics to determine which areas of a stand are most interesting and then use that to determine the stories they put out on social media about the event.  Now you can link your Twitter analytics to your event analytics and get a fuller picture of how attendees are engaging [...]

Double award-winning event technology 

We’re still buzzing from the Event Tech Awards where, for the second year in a row, we picked up top spot in two categories. They were Best use of Technology for Event Analytics / Data Collection and Best use of Wireless Technology.  We were also shortlisted for three other awards this year: Best Technology Partnership with SaleStratus, Best use of technology at a Brand Event, and Best Venue Installation.                         Our technology provides clients with event analytics and as we continue to develop and improve what we offer, it is fantastic to see our work recognised in top industry awards.                 Thanks to all of our clients who supported us, especially those who provided testimonials for the entries.  These were just some of their comments: “The data generated was incredibly useful to help us to accurately assess our impact. The detailed picture of what attendees were interested in has allowed us to have open discussions internally about what to focus on in future.” “Detailed events analytics is the future for event technology”                         The awards rounded off a fantastic first day at Event Tech Live. Our Commercial Director Rob Murdoch was one of the speakers during the event.  We also welcomed some familiar clients and new faces (and potential customers!) to our stand. Our coffee bar was very popular and particularly busy on [...]

2019-11-08T17:39:36+00:00November 8th, 2019|Categories: Blog, News|Tags: , , , , |

Case Study – Evaluating an Immersive Experience

Our client, a major household name, was exhibiting at the most important event in their annual calendar. They appointed a prominent experiential agency to design, create and deliver a first-class immersive experience for their consumers. The Challenge As companies increase their experiential budgets, the pressure to prove return on investment grows. The enormous amount of time, energy and money that goes into large-scale experiential events such as our client’s stand at a major event warrants detailed evaluation. But how best to measure? Organisers provide footfall figures but how accurate are they? Can you trust your recollections of when a stand was busy and when it was quiet? Do you know which zones generated the most engagement and how people flowed between the different sections of the stand. Historically, our client has used multiple evaluation tools including onsite surveys, post event surveys, press coverage, lead capture information, badge scanning, and social media activity to evaluate events. They are always looking for ways to enhance this and use both qualitative and quantitative information to measure success. The Solution Data captured by Exposure Analytics sensors, which anonymously pick up signals from wifi enabled devices, allowed our client and their experiential agency to get accurate footfall figures. The numbers did vary from the organiser’s official total, but after investigation, it was determined that the sensor data was the accurate figure. Along with overall visitor numbers the beacons also plot flow routes around the stand, capture dwell time in each zone, and generate heat maps. All of [...]

2020-04-29T09:52:35+00:00September 17th, 2019|Categories: Case studies|Tags: , , |

Production Bureau – Case Study

          Production Bureau supported their client, a leading technology company, with the delivery of a bespoke exhibition stand for the Adobe Summit 2019. Standout features were TV and media screens, displaying content and being used as presentation tools.  Visitors were encouraged to engage with their client's content via a bespoke interactive interface. Production Bureau also installed a coffee bar and barista. The Challenge Production Bureau wanted to gather detailed metrics about the movement and engagement of stand visitors to help them understand how their stand was performing. Multiple screens and a coffee bar offered ample opportunity for visitors to stop and engage and Production Bureau wanted to understand if they’d achieved their aim of creating an inviting environment for visitors and staff. The Solution Three Exposure Analytics sensors were setup on the stand and monitored the delegate numbers, dwell and engagement time. The discreet sensors also captured information about busy areas of the stand and flow routes between the different sections. The Data The total number of engaged visitors was 3,635, this represents the number of prospects that dwelled for more than 60 seconds at the stand during the three days.  Engaged dwell time of nearly nine minutes was high due to staff chats, photos, demos and the coffee.           The flow chart demonstrates the value of coffee to the stand, the density of traffic flow from the coffee stand to the centre reception is very clearly illustrated.             [...]

2019-08-07T10:38:15+00:00August 7th, 2019|Categories: Case studies|Tags: , , , |

How to use event analytics to improve your brand experience

Brand experiences are now a central part of a successful marketing strategy. Budgets for experiential marketing continue to grow, even when other areas are experiencing cut backs according to IPA Bellwether and econsultancy. Event Marketer also reveal that one third of consumers have paid an admission fee to attend a brand experience or event.  Recently Volvic announced their most expensive experiential campaign ever, just one of the many brands increasing the proportion of their budget that they devote to experiential activity. This amounts to millions of pounds of investment. So, how do companies ensure a good return on that investment and continually improve their brand experiences? Historically marketers have struggled to effectively measure events and experiences beyond anecdotal evidence or gut instinct. Compared with other marketing channels, particularly digital, events have been behind the curve. This is because the tools haven’t been readily available to objectively measure experiential in the same way. But a live event analytics revolution is underway, one that is delivering marketers with the data they need to measure and improve the success of events and activations. Exposure Analytics are leading the way in live event analytics with our award-winning sensor technology that’s fully GDPR compliant. How can live event analytics help you? Start early What are your event objectives? Once you have set these you can work out what data you need to be able to measure your success and use that evaluation to plan and improve in future. This isn’t always about the big numbers and events [...]

2019-06-21T10:45:38+00:00June 20th, 2019|Categories: Aperture, Apex, Blog, EX Sensors|Tags: , , , , |
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