Retargeting is a marketing technology with huge potential for growing events. But, it’s dramatically under-utilized by event organizers. And even when it is used, it isn’t fully understood.

Join Aidan Augustin, our co-founder and President for a crash-course in this technology and a step-by-step breakdown of how to quickly implement it to start growing your event.Continue Reading →



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KBIS is an amazing show that has run for more than 50 consecutive years – talk about longevity! Rebecca Corbett, Marketing Manager for KBIS, is in charge of keeping the momentum going.

In the past, Rebecca had succeeded in that effort mostly via the traditional marketing channels of print and direct mail. While still working, the effectiveness of these channels was starting to trail off.

And with the explosion of digital marketing, Rebecca knew that she couldn’t afford to ignore it any longer.
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OilComm 2015 would be the 15th consecutive installment of the event – a remarkable achievement.

But 2015 was a very difficult year for the oil and gas market, with crude oil prices dropping roughly 60% from high to low between 2014 and 2015. And OilComm was seeing the result of that industry wide hit through low registration numbers.

OilComm needed a way to address the problem.
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Imagine that you’re the owner of a retail clothing shop. Hundreds of potential customers visit your shop each day and look at your products. Some buy – yay!

But some don’t buy. They leave the store and go home. Lost business right?

Maybe not. What if you could remind each of those potential customers of their interest in your products by showing them targeted ads on billboards and signs that they pass throughout their day? That would be a pretty powerful campaign, wouldn’t it?

Unfortunately, that isn’t possible with today’s billboard technology. But there is a digital equivalent: retargeting.Continue Reading →



Feathr has changed a lot during the four-year rollercoaster ride of our existence. We started off as a group of naively confident under-graduate students trying to transform interpersonal networking with our “digital business card” app. Then we morphed into an event app company, building mobile solutions for more than 350 conferences and associations over two years.

About 18 months ago, armed with insights from our event customers, great advisor relationships, and the lessons we had learned from a few year’s worth of business, we pivoted into the Feathr that you know and (hopefully) love today – a marketing cloud specifically built for event organizers.

Along the way, we went from a team of four to a team of thirteen, all the way back down to a team of just two. Today we’ve steadily built back up to nine awesome people who are helping us on our mission to bring the event industry to the forefront of the digital marketing arena.

But, along this entire journey that has entailed so much change, one thing remained the same: our logo.Continue Reading →



Today we’re releasing real-time Campaign Spend and ROI Data. That means even more insight into the performance of the campaigns you are running with Feathr, so you can measure the effect of changes to targeted audiences, campaign timing, and messaging.Continue Reading →




GAINESVILLE, FL/LONDON, UK: Reed Exhibitions, the world’s leading event organizer, and Feathr, the Event Marketing Cloud™ helping grow and monetize events through digital channels, today announced that they have expanded their partnership to bring Feathr to more than 100 of Reed’s events around the globe.

“Feathr is the first digital marketing platform truly built around the needs of the modern trade show,” said Ted Rawson, Chief Digital Officer at Reed Exhibitions. “After seeing strong results with our North American shows, it was a priority to empower our other business units with this technology.”Continue Reading →



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Imagine running an event that didn’t start or end. Imagine an event that just continued all day, every day, for the entire year.

Sounds exhausting, right? Absurd even. What if I told you that this is exactly what you should be doing?

Now, I’m not talking about booking the Baltimore Convention Center for twelve months and having daily sessions, meals, and exhibitions. But what I am talking about is breaking the idea that your event only lasts for a few days.

It doesn’t. Your event lasts all year.Continue Reading →




Wow, what a year. 2015 was great to Feathr. We won SISO’s Event Tech Battlefield, crossed our first major milestone of powering 100 events, and made important strides developing our product with feedback from great customers like Reed, Clarion, UBM, and others.

Recently, we’ve been spending a lot of time talking about our goals for 2016. How will the product develop? How will the team develop? Through those thoughts and discussions we’ve landed on plans for some exciting things that we want to bring you in on.

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This week marks the one year anniversary of Feathr’s event marketing cloud! We thought it was an appropriate occasion to share a bit of our story and a manifesto of sorts as we look to the future.

Feathr began in 2012 making mobile apps for events. In two and a half years of that business, we worked with over 300 conferences, trade shows and association meetings. We learned a ton about our customers and the unique challenges that they face.

In particular, we noticed three recurring questions:

  1. How can I use this app to boost my registrations?
  2. How can I use this app to add value to my sponsors?
  3. How can I use this app to engage my attendees beyond the event?

What we heard: “How can I best leverage technology to grow my core business?”

We were trying to help, but mobile apps were only one piece of the puzzle. We saw that as an industry, live events were not keeping up with best practices in online advertising. And despite the fact that digital efforts take up nearly 50% of B2B marketing budgets, less than 2% of exhibition industry revenue comes from digital sources.Continue Reading →