Global Film Event Cannes 2021 Launches Festivals Hub

Jul 06

Global Film Event Cannes 2021 Launches Festivals Hub

The Cannes Film Festival is back with a live, in-person event which opens today and runs through July 17. In an email we received today announcing the kick off of the Festival, the organizer said “the emotion was palpable in the Grand Théâtre Lumière for the return of the Festival to Cannes after its cancellation last year due to the global pandemic.” We have received...

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Boot Dusseldorf Launches New Podcast Series

Jun 01

Boot Dusseldorf Launches New Podcast Series

We joined 250,000 visitors who attended Boot Dusseldorf in-person a few years ago (see our after-show post) and have followed the marketing for this annual boat and water sports show since then. We recently noticed Boot launched a new podcast initiative and highlight it because podcasting is surging and offers unique promotional opportunities for show organizers. An estimated 116 million people listen to podcasts...

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Watches and Wonders 2021 Generates Lots of Views with Social Video, Livestreaming

May 03

Watches and Wonders 2021 Generates Lots of Views with Social Video, Livestreaming

As video is the fastest growing advertising format in the digital campaigns we handle for our exhibition and event clients, we are always analyzing video marketing programs for other shows and the deft use of video by Watches and Wonders 2021 caught our attention. This pair of major shows held April 7 – 18, 2021 for the watchmaking industry brought together the world’s leading brands...

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AFM 2020 Presents Record 571 Exhibitors at Online Event, Shows Serendipitous Moments Possible

Dec 02

AFM 2020 Presents Record 571 Exhibitors at Online Event, Shows Serendipitous Moments Possible

For the past 40 years, the film industry has converged in Santa Monica every fall for the American Film Market (AFM), which drives over one billion dollars in deals annually. This year, due to the pandemic, distributors, filmmakers, writers, buyers and other professionals instead converged at AFM’s new online campus from November 9 – 13.  Visitors came from 82 countries – more countries than...

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Frankfurt Book Fair Attracts 200,000 Visitors Worldwide to Its Special Edition 2020

Oct 28

Frankfurt Book Fair Attracts 200,000 Visitors Worldwide to Its Special Edition 2020

Like many events, the Frankfurt Book Fair, the world’s largest book fair which attracted more than 300,000 visitors last year, had to adapt its plans for the 72nd edition held October 14 – 18, 2020 due to Covid-19. Based on the numbers reported by the fair organizer, their first-ever primarily digital fair resonated well with their audiences.  200,000 users worldwide participated in the...

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Global Film Event Cannes 2020 Launches Virtual Market, Leverages Multiple Technologies

Jun 18

Global Film Event Cannes 2020 Launches Virtual Market, Leverages Multiple Technologies

While the Cannes Film Festival was canceled this year due to the pandemic, the organizer has launched a virtual version of its co-located Film Market – the Marché du Film, the b2b component of Cannes, which will run June 22 – 26, 2020, and “is intended to mimic the market experience in Cannes, with live and real-time meetings.” We have attended the global film...

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