5 Different Ways to Promote Your Next Webinar (and Why You Need To)
Webinars play an important role when it comes to positioning your business as an industry leader and showing your customers how to effectively use your goods and services. They also help nurture your current customers and attract new ones.
However, you will find it quite challenging to achieve all this without proper promotion of your webinars. There are different channels for you to use, but you need to ensure that you are not only using the right ones but also using them the right way.
It takes a lot of work and processes to create webinars. You will have different employees working on different parts of the webinar. This takes time. You, therefore, need to ensure that you are getting returns on investment through proper webinar promotion.
Here are different ways to promote your next webinar and why you need to;
Send Emails to Your Existing and Potential Customers
You should have an idea of the kind of audience you want to see at your event. This can be identified from your webinar’s topic. Using your mailing list, generate a list of customers and potential leads that you would like to invite to your event.
To get B2B sales leads you should not just set off and start creating emails. You need to follow some guidelines such as creating compelling and concise subject lines, adding all details on your email, including presenter headshots and bios, and adding CTOs (Calls To Action).
If you want to achieve the best results, ensure that the email is sent to many people. Even though the email’s primary focus should be presenters, benefits, and details, you can also focus on other areas to convince the recipients to attend your webinar.
Partner Up With a Specialist Webinar Provider
As discussed above, planning, creating, and promoting a webinar takes a lot of time and consumes a lot of resources. This is something that most businesses do not have, especially small to medium ones.
Fortunately, depending on the type of webinar you are creating, you can partner up with a specialist webinar provider, e.g for IT webinars. These providers have ready-made hot-topic technology webinars that educate businesses on technology and what they have in the market.
If you want these providers to create a webinar for you, you can be guaranteed success since they have experience and have been in the industry for a long time. This will also help you promote your next webinar.
Pay-Per-Click (PPC) Advertising
Pay-per-click advertising is one of the most cost-effective marketing strategies for businesses. However, you need to be careful with it because you can spend a lot of money with disappointing results. You can also get more registrations than you even anticipated.
The most important thing is to make sure that you understand how pay-per-click advertising works. You also need to ensure that you not only review but also optimize your adverts every day. This is important for you to get your returns on investment.
If you do not know how PPC works, you can outsource or focus on the other promotion techniques discussed in this article. One thing about your PPC adverts is to make sure that they are attractive to convince your target audience to register.
Use Your Website
Businesses that attend or host events regularly need to ensure that their websites are customized for events. You can add an Events section or page on your website. However, you should make sure that this section is updated regularly.
You also need to add active links that direct your website visitors to landing pages where they can register and confirm attendance to your webinar. This section or page should not be hidden on your website. Instead, make sure that website visitors can reach it easily.
Apart from creating an Events page, you can also add CTA buttons across different pages on your website. These buttons should direct website visitors to the landing page where they can register to attend your webinar.
Do Not Forget About Social Media
Social media usage is among the most popular activities on the internet. According to Statistica, there were over 4.2 billion social media users in 2021 alone. This number is expected to grow to over six billion by 2027.
It does not matter whether you choose organic or paid campaigns, but one thing you need to be sure of is reaching a wider audience on social media platforms. You can create a webinar event and invite people to attend, or promote your webinar in groups, pages, and other platforms.
A webinar might be great but cannot achieve its purpose without the right audience. The only way to ensure that you have an audience is through webinar promotion. The different ways discussed above can help you promote your next webinar without any problems.
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