We interview people that our client feels are the most difficult to reach and the most important for their business. Typically, their prospective clients, their existing clients, or thought leaders in the industry. They are usually the keynote speakers at the event, the panelists, the high-value targets.
Sometimes, depending on the event, the client may also invite just participants; people that are there for the conference, for ad-hoc interviews. It most certainly works best when you have a steady schedule of people whose interviews you know you want to capture over the course of the conference.
That’s right. A lot of times, these interviews are scheduled weeks in advance. The client’s salespeople schedule the interview with prospective interviewees several weeks, even a month ahead of time. As soon as they know they’re going to attend the conference, they could reach out to them and schedule their interview.
I think that goes to one of the many reasons that clients work with us and why they invest in this service. Beyond all the other advantages of doing Tradeshow Radio onsite, what a marvelous reason for business development folks to reach out and have a meaningful conversation with prospects, referrals, sources, people that are important to them. It’s simple to make that phone call and invite them to be interviewed at the expo.