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Marketers must adopt inclusive and diverse content strategies  to speak to the heart of target audiences, Strata event highlights
10/07/24 Marketers must adopt inclusive and diverse content strategies to speak to the heart of target audiences, Strata event highlights

Engaging content works best when it goes beyond demographics, but to achieve that today’s savvy event and marcomms professionals must create content that cuts through the digital noise that so many consumers experience.

This statement was just one of the many discussed at Sea Containers London last month (26th June) when an invited audience gathered for an exclusive insights event hosted by Strata, the award-winning brand experience agency.

Titled “Unlocking the Future of Content”, the event – comprised of a keynote and panel discussion – examined behavioural science principles, content strategy and messaging.

Strata invited Lea Karam, a multi-award-winning behavioural scientist and consulting director at Behave, the human insights agency, to deliver a keynote discussing a changing marketing landscape where all the stages – awareness, purchase, discovery, and consideration – can occur simultaneously.

“The marketing funnel and marketing ecosystem have changed,” explained Karam. “It's not a funnel anymore. It's a loop. Awareness and action were part of the traditional funnel. At the moment, awareness and purchase and for example, discovery and consideration can happen at the same time. People can know about your event and they can know about your brand. They can know about your purpose before you even speak about it. So it's really important to know that if you want to speak to a specific audience, you need to get them where they are. You need to get them in their psychological behavioural ecosystem and resonate with them differently.”

According to Karam, revamped digital platforms have disrupted the way we communicate with different markets and changed the behaviour of target audiences. Therefore, event and marcomms professionals must understand behavioural triggers to be authentic.

Karam's keynote speech focused on the purpose and impact of content in today's digital ecosystem and discussed the paradox of choice, illustrating how an overload of options can lead to decision paralysis. She also stressed that inclusivity and diversity of thought are essential for creating content that truly connects with key demographics and suggested leveraging influencers and the creator economy to build trust and engagement.

Karam continued: “Skipping audience mapping and community-building homework won’t work. It will only make content strategies fall short. Audience mapping is so important, because if you don't understand who you're speaking to, their triggers, and their passion points, you're going to end up speaking to Ozzy Osborne and King Charles [same age, same gender and part of the same mosaic group] at the same time and create content that would resonate with the whole world. That's not the point.”

She added: “There's a lot you can do to find those nuances and connect with people. I recommend leveraging predictive technology but we need to differentiate between generative AI and predictive AI. Generative AI is text-generated ChatGPT and content-generated images and videos. Predictive AI predicts patterns. It predicts behaviours. It's all the aggregated nuggets of information that we can get to get those nuances. Predictive AI is important because it gives you a real view of your consumers.”

Karam told the audience that effective content strategies require continuous audience insights. Technology is an enabler. However, whilst technology is a great resource that can facilitate engagement, it cannot replace human touch and interaction that drives conversion and decisions and creates trust, Karam warned.

Commenting on the event and Karam’s keynote, Giles Cattle, director of creative, strategy and business development at Strata, said: “Lea’s keynote speech was incredibly insightful. Our guests were blown away by the great examples she shared and were grateful for the takeaways that will help them to develop relatable event and content strategies, with our help of course.

“For example, did you know that 81 per cent of consumers are on the lookout for events recommended by communities or social creators? That’s why it’s paramount to create relevant content that is both diverse and inclusive.”

Cattle continued: “This is our second year hosting these events, allowing our guests to discover new ideas and the latest insight. I am certain that they appreciated this exclusive opportunity to listen, network, and debate the points raised by Lea.

“Brands can’t achieve true engagement without experiences that connect and captivate. For years, we have all been saying how content is king. Therefore, events are the perfect opportunity to foster that culture of belonging that so many audiences crave.”  

  • 09/07/24 Meet In Wales to Underline Creative Expertise

    Meet In Wales has announced the next evolution of its Sector Strategy campaigns, this time focusing on the destination’s creative industry. The campaigns, which have previously shined a light on the country’s Renewables, Life Sciences, and Compound Semi-Conductor industries, have proved highly effective in linking together Wales’s internal business expertise and its highly successful Ambassador Programme.

    As part of the campaign, existing national Ambassadors for business events will act as spokespeople for Wales’s bustling creative industry, from advertising and media, to broadcast production, esports and gaming. The destination has recently confirmed John Jackson, CEO, esports Wales, Adam Amor, Founder of content and media production agency Buffoon Media, and Richard Hebblewhite, Senior Lecturer in Computing at Wrexham University, to represent the best of Wales’s creative industries.

    Equally, within the media, TV and film sector, Meet In Wales has confirmed screen writer and author, Bev Jones. As well as being a published author, Bev was also behind the Amazon Prime film ‘Wilderness’, launched earlier this year, featuring Jenna Coleman. Each of the ambassadors will join the brand’s outreach programme that is expanding rapidly across Wales’s core sectors of; Renewables, Life Sciences, FinTech, Creative, Cyber Security & Compound Semi-Conductors, Food & Drink, High Value Manufacturing, and Tourism.

    Heledd Williams, Head of Business Events, Meet In Wales commented: “Wales is an inspirational place, and it’s no wonder we’re able to create so many talented people and businesses within the Creative industry. We’re the set and location for so many films and TV studio’s but we also have the media, technology and digital businesses that support them here.”

    “We’re delighted with the continued growth of the ambassador programme and having globally recognised names representing this creative sector is hugely exciting. We’re looking forward to sharing their ideas on how major events can tap into this community, and its expertise, as part of their planning,” continued Heledd.

    Last month the Meet In Wales team also hosted two lunch and learn sessions at Aberystwyth and Bangor Universities to promote the Ambassador Programme. The events afforded the team the chance to engage with the Universities and their academics, while also focusing on the recruitment of new ambassadors. Invited guests were treated to an informative session where new members of the programme were able to ask questions, share up and coming opportunities and workshop ideas around bringing new events to the destination.

    Meet In Wales, alongside its partner SFA Connect, has created an extensive programme of engagement with its ambassadors, academics and destinations that includes; educational sessions and tool kits for universities and destinations on bidding, online sessions for ambassadors on subjects such as New Intent and DEI in events, the role of PCOs and face-to-face meet-ups that ensure both academics and university teams are aligned in their approach. The team has also produced dedicated collateral to support ambassadors and help them to better understand their influence in attracting events to a destination.

  • 08/07/24 Destination Emirates Old Trafford’s Zoe Arnold Wins Rising Star Award

    Destination Emirates Old Trafford has announced that Zoe Arnold, Business Development Manager, has been honoured with the Rising Star award from the WLA (Women Leaders Association), a leadership development consultancy that focuses on female leaders.

    Zoe joined Emirates Old Trafford in 2018, bringing her passion and expertise to the iconic stadium, the home of Lancashire Cricket. In her role, she has played an important part in bringing Destination Emirates Old Trafford’s M&E offering to the industry. The venue has recently completed a £ 75 million redevelopment project, including a major extension of the on-site Hilton Garden Inn hotel. The four-star hotel now provides 250 modern bedrooms, of which 135 are pitch-facing rooms with balconies – perfect for premium viewing of international cricket matches and music concerts from renowned artists such as Green Day and Foo Fighters.

    Zoe commented: “I am truly honoured to be recognised as a Rising Star by the WLA. I am excited to continue my work at Destination Emirates Old Trafford, where we offer unparalleled event spaces and hospitality experiences. This recognition motivates me to further elevate our venue and create memorable experiences for all our guests.”

    Destination Emirates Old Trafford continues to be a premier choice for a wide range of events, offering exceptional hospitality and state-of-the-art facilities. The venue’s recent redevelopment has solidified its status as a top destination for both business and leisure events in Manchester.

  • 08/07/24 Hilton Northampton Appoints Jordan Swain as New Head Chef

    Hilton Northampton is thrilled to announce the appointment of Jordan Swain as its new Head Chef. Jordan, a highly talented and seasoned culinary expert, brings a wealth of experience and a fresh perspective to the hotel’s esteemed kitchen, promising an exciting new chapter in its culinary offerings. Jordan will oversee the cuisine at Seasons Restaurant and Neil’s Bar & Lounge, which currently features British classics such as Beef Wellington with truffle mash, heritage carrots and a pan jus.

    Jordan's career journey is a testament to his passion and dedication to the culinary arts. He began his career as an apprentice chef with Hilton Northampton, where he honed his skills and developed a deep understanding of the hospitality industry. His exceptional talent and hard work quickly propelled him to the position of Sous Chef at Hilton St Georges Park, where he further refined his craft and gained invaluable experience in a high-demand environment.

    In his pursuit of excellence, Jordan joined the pre-opening team of Hilton Garden Inn Silverstone. This role allowed him to showcase his ability to innovate and adapt, contributing to the successful launch of a new culinary destination. His creativity and leadership during this period were instrumental in establishing a strong foundation for the hotel's culinary operations.

    "We are incredibly excited to welcome Jordan back to Hilton Northampton,” said Emma Coen, general manager, Hilton Northampton. "His journey through various prestigious roles has equipped him with a unique blend of experience, creativity, and leadership. We are confident that under his guidance, our culinary team will reach new heights, offering our guests and local residents unforgettable dining experiences."

    "I am thrilled to be back where my journey began as Hilton Northampton has always held a special place in my heart," said Jordan Swain, head chef, Hilton Northampton. "This role is a dream come true, and I look forward to leading our talented team in creating extraordinary dining experiences for our guests. I’m looking forward to crafting specials and infusing Asian flavours inspired by my extensive travels across Asia and Australia in addition to exploring local farms and engaging with the community for inspiration.

    Hilton Northampton is off the M1, just four miles from Northampton town centre and within 20 minutes, you can reach the charm of Stoke Bruerne canal village and Silverstone Circuit. Hilton Northampton provides a complement of services and amenities, including 144 guest rooms with Digital Key access, 7 meeting & events rooms for up to 280 guests, restaurant and bar with 24-hour room service, fitness centre and free Wi-Fi in public areas for all to use and in bedrooms to Hilton Honors members who book directly with Hilton.

    Hilton Northampton is located at 100 Watering Lane, Collingtree, Northampton, NN4 0XW. For more information or to make reservations at Hilton Northampton, please visit Hilton Northampton or call +44 1604 700666.

    Hilton Northampton is part of Hilton Honors®, the award-winning guest loyalty program for Hilton’s 24 world-class brands. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else and free standard WiFi. Members also have access to contactless technology exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors mobile app, where Hilton Honors members can check-in, choose their room and access their room using Digital Key.