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Press Release

June 9, 2014

Dallas, TX

Freeman Unveils Face-to-Face Marketing Trends Report

Freeman Connections Report and Readiness Assessment Online Tool Help Marketers Approach a Brand’s Changing Audience Expectations

Dallas, TX – June 9, 2014 – Freeman, the leading global partner for integrated marketing solutions for live engagements, today released the Freeman Connections Report – an overview of key trends and insights impacting face-to-face marketing today and into the future.

The rapid pace of change is impacting the experiential and exhibitions industry in several ways. Strategists from FreemanXP – Freeman’s experiential marketing agency – reviewed multiple show audits and client discussions as well as researched international social, behavioral and technological changes in order to develop the report. Based on these observations, FreemanXP outlined three key categories of change impacting events:

  • Technology – devices, platforms and tools
  • Learning – approaches, philosophies and automation
  • Global change – social, demographic, generational and economic shifts

“Through our work with many of the world’s leading brands and marketers, Freeman has a finger on the pulse of what works for brands when engaging key targets with their face-to-face and experiential marketing initiatives,” said Bob Priest-Heck, chief operating officer and incoming president at Freeman. “The broad range of customers and industries we work with on a daily basis can benefit from this experience, and now we’re sharing this insight with the industry at large on an ongoing basis.”

In addition to the Freeman Connections Report, the company has launched the Freeman Connections Index, an online readiness tool to help event marketers fully assess their organization’s readiness to take advantage of these trends. After completing a six minute online survey, Freeman provides an immediate, customized report with valuable insights that show event marketers how prepared their organization is to capitalize on the trends.

“Audiences arrive at events today with higher expectations for meaningful engagement and interaction. They expect useful and customized experiences, on-demand and on-the-go content, engaging formats and participatory experiences,” said Toby Purdy, chief marketing officer at Freeman. “We’re going to provide brands and event marketers with the right type of timely insights so they can better anticipate the demands of their own key stakeholders, while understanding the macro direction of the industry.”

To review the Freeman Connections Report, and to assess your organization’s future-readiness on the Connections Index, visit: http://connections.freemanxp.com

About Freeman

Since 1927, Freeman has been the premier provider of integrated experiential marketing solutions for live engagements including expositions, conventions, corporate events and exhibits. Headquartered in Dallas, with more than 70 offices in North America and the UK, Freeman produces more than 4,300 expositions annually, including 134 of the 250 largest U.S. trade shows, and 11,000 other events worldwide. Customer-driven, Freeman offers a total package of solutions, with a scope of products and services unmatched by the competition. An employee-owned company, Freeman places an emphasis on respect for people and providing unparalleled customer service. Freeman has received numerous trade show industry awards for excellence in leadership, creative design, community service, innovation and customer-driven partnerships.

About FreemanXP

FreemanXP uses the power of social engagement to inspire audiences to action. Whether online or face-to-face, FreemanXP connects individuals and brands in ways that accelerate engagement and create transformational change on a global scale. FreemanXP is an experience marketing boutique within the greater Freeman organization, offering a full range of marketing solutions from strategy and creative services through event/production management and measurement. For more information, visit www.freeman.com or follow us @freemanxp.

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