We depend on technology for daily communication in this digital age. However, e-mails, texts and zoom calls will never be able to provide the relationship-building, networking, branding and other benefits that face-to-face corporate events offer. Events in the corporate world have become a powerful tool in brand-building across various industries, and we love to help plan and execute them.
If you’re a part of the corporate world then you’ve probably been to a business event. This may be one of the more tedious parts of your career or perhaps it’s always the highlight of your week to see a work-related event on the calendar. Have you thought about hosting one yourself? Whether you dread them or love them, here are nine reasons why corporate events can be exponentially beneficial to your brand.
1. Employee Appreciation
Employees are happier in their job when they feel a sense of cohesiveness with their team as well as appreciation from their superiors. Corporate events can be the perfect space to recognize exceptional performance in front of peers and other professionals. This spikes motivation among employees and helps everyone feel like an integral part of the team.
2. Team Work
Your company may have several different departments. If one department isn’t performing up to standard then projected goals may be in jeopardy. Corporate events are a great place to do some team-building exercises and work together to gain motivation as a whole. An event is the perfect setting to bring each department together, get on the same page and build a rapport with each other.
3. Deepen Relationships
Workdays can often be stressful and leave no time for resolving feuds or taking the time to understand your colleagues. Corporate events are the perfect setting to get to know your co-workers and build relationships in a relaxing setting. Bonding outside of the office will benefit the workplace and possibly ignite more outside work outings. Even the smallest event can have a huge impact on the morale of the employees.
4. Get the Creative Juices Flowing
When a group of diverse professionals gets together in a new setting, magic happens. The best ideas often come when you least expect them. Brainstorming in a more informal setting can lead to unexpected synergy due to the decreased pressure that an outside setting offers.
5. Recognize Achievement
Corporate events can be the perfect stage to celebrate success as a team. It can be hard to celebrate accomplishments amid the busy work week, but an event with no calls to take or paperwork to fill out just might be the perfect place to look each other in the eyes and toast to a job well done. It feels good to celebrate victories, big and small.
6. Have Some Fun
Sick of your employees seeing you as the mean boss? Corporate events allow you to show that you are human and that you do, in fact, have a fun side. A setting outside of work can still be about work while facilitating more fun.
7. Increase Visibility
Have a new product or service that you want to get out there? Try hosting an event to debut it. This is a good foundation to build upon when it comes to creating buzz and getting people talking about your product on social media. You may accomplish this by holding an event only for your targeted audience or perhaps you want your product to be seen by a large demographic. Either way, an event will give your product exposure.
8. Garner Prestige
Orchestrating a professional event with an unforgettable speaker and memorable presentation can boost your reputation in the corporate world. When people are a part of your professional and well-executed event, they will remember your name and your brand.
9. Gain Loyal Customers
An event is a perfect occasion to get to know the opinions and needs of your target audience and even get them involved in a project. Connecting in-person can consolidate interest in your brand and create loyal, long-term customers.
Looking for a way to build your brand and have some fun in the process? Corporate events can help boost employee morale, publicize a new product and build your reputation. Teams with high morale deliver better results for customers and clients. Corporate events create a great foundation to build upon when it comes to team unity. Companies can also make use of corporate events for other purposes such as employee education, training and CSR activities.
We are experienced in every aspect of corporate event planning in the Washington DC, Los Angeles, or Dallas areas. This includes logistics, entertainment, audiovisual, fabrication, catering, presentations, protocol, breakout sessions and social engagement leading up to and following your corporate event. We’ve got the planning covered, but the schmoozing is up to you!