2020 doesn’t have to be a non-event: Why virtual events are the silver lining of lockdown

July 08, 2020


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The last few months have been chaos for event planners and marketers all over the globe. For many, it’s been a thoroughly frustrating time and a never-ending spiral of cancellations and postponements. 

Gartner is now advising companies to prepare contingency plans for cancelled events, including online delivery for hosts and for exhibitors to shift event budgets to digital channels. Microsoft has just announced that all its conferences will be 100% virtual until the middle of next year. And, in fact, the majority (65%) of the B2B marketing industry plans to reallocate some or most of their live event budgets to online events, such as webinars.  

Yet if there’s one silver lining to be found in this scenario, it’s the growing realisation that virtual events can offer an incredibly easy, cost-effective and powerful way to bring people together. And in many instances, virtual events can actually be a more powerful and succinct way to engage people, particularly in the tech B2B space. Here are five reasons why:  

  1. Lower costs and less overheads
  2. Larger attendee numbers 
  3. Stronger post-event engagement 
  4. Higher value speakers 
  5. Greater geographic reach 

The Inside Scoop on Splendid's Strategy Services

June 10, 2020

As Splendid’s strategic offering goes from strength-to-strength, we asked Mel Johnstone, our Strategy Director, about the road to here, and what the future looks like. 

What’s it like starting a new job in ‘iso’? We asked Splendid’s new Account Executive, Bella Baird.

June 03, 2020

Right in the middle of Australia’s COVID-19 lockdown, Bella Baird joined Splendid Suggestions as an account executive, working across both our strategy and client services teams. According to Bella, the remote ‘onboarding’ experience has actually been very positive and surprisingly easy  

Meet Jen Greatrex, our new Head of Client Service

May 28, 2020

Right before the world descended into pandemic-induced lockdown, Splendid welcomed Jen Greatrex to our team as our new head of Client Service. Now that the dust is settling a little, we thought it time we gave her a proper introduction. 

Former Ogilvy executive Jennifer Greatrex joins Splendid Suggestions

May 27, 2020

As was announced in AdNews this week, we’re thrilled to welcome Jennifer Greatrex (Jen) to our business as head of client services.  

Driving profitable growth in tough market conditions

March 05, 2020

Take-outs from the latest global Challenger research

A bit of reflection heading into 2020

December 16, 2019


Splendid welcomes Miffy the koala to our team

December 11, 2019

This week, everyone here at Splendid was very excited to welcome our newest (and youngest) team member, Miffy! Though she’ll be stationed in a gum tree in Ballarat Wildlife Park on a permanent basis, Miffy’s responsibilities will include (remotely) boosting our morale, hanging out 24/7, and eating copious amounts of Eucalyptus leaves.  

Splendid presents at inaugural Microsoft ANZ Commercial Excellence Council

November 25, 2019

Last week, we were very excited to be invited to speak to, and be a founding member of, the Microsoft ANZ Commercial Excellence (ACE) Council. 

5 B2B tech resources you should have read this year

November 20, 2019

As a busy B2B tech marketer, finding the time to expand your knowledge can be a challenge. So here, we’ve summarised 5 of the top research papers/thought-leadership pieces we’ve seen, and which have informed our thinking, in 2019. These include: