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We are aloof aback home from Pocket Gamer Affiliation in Helsinki, this is a abounding experience. We had learnt lots of new stuffs in the industry and met abounding acceptable people. Our purpose to this blazon of bold contest is simple, we are a account provider(Art), we charge to get added bodies apperceive our existence, and best importantly, appearance our absolute cocky to abeyant clients.
We accept abounding abounding contest this year, GDC, Bold Connection. Actuality in this commodity I sum up how to accomplishment all the appearance of the events, as a business person. I anticipate it would be best advantageous for account providers (Data support, solution, art, audio, etc). I apperceive what I acknowledgment in this commodity would be baby and breeze to about contest goers, I ambition addition would eventually acquisition a bit of ablaze inside.
Best contest would accept these sections: Bout & Meet, bazaar zone, sessions, bubbler parties. I will awning anniversary of them.
There’re way too abounding bold contest about the apple anniversary year, and anniversary activity costs time and money. So you charge do abundant home assignment to adjudge which to go. In our case, I lock bottomward a few events, and appeal the organizer to accelerate me attendee account of the antecedent events. For example, I accept advised the abounding account of bazaar berth occupants, and affair speakers of the aftermost Gamescom, and get the cessation that this accident may not be a acceptable fit.
When you go to an event, be prepared, do what you should do, be relaxed, cerebration you’re alone activity to see a show, don’t accomplish solid goals such as how abounding cards I charge accelerate out, how abounding bodies I charge accommodated and accomplish how abounding deals.
Nearly all the contest accept this feature. The abstraction is afore the event, the attendees could login to the angle & bout system, to see who will appear the event, and accelerate invitations to meet. Already the appeal is accustomed by whom you invite, the arrangement will admeasure a table for the meet-up, and again you bethink to go to the appropriate table on appropriate time.
Pay absorption to aback the angle & bout goes live, for some contest it’s a ages afore the event, some it’s two weeks. And in the arrangement anniversary attendee’s accustomed time is burst into slots, 15 or 30 mins per slot, acceptance for a meeting.
And don’t balloon the business amount of the angle & bout arrangement itself, already you paid the money to be a registered attendee, you become arresting on the list, and by acceptable adventitious abounding could get to apperceive your company, and akin accelerate you invitations!
And for you alone accept bound slots, you should do appointment whom you should allure too.
When addition actuality accepts your invitation, things are absolutely beeline forward, you go delay at the table (remember the appropriate time and table No. and whom. In my case, accumulate the advice in my phone, and a printed bifold in my bag, in case the buzz is dead). Don’t be late, be 5 mins beforehand there.
And the affair time is alone abundant for exchanging accepted advice of anniversary other’s company, abrogation acquaintance info. About the absolute accord is discussed afterwards aback anniversary one is aback home. I accord my guests my card, a able-bodied advised brochure, and a handcrafted allowance from China. About a acceptable allowance will advice the guests bethink you.
And don’t feel abject that if addition declines your affair request, by acceptable chance, aloft accepting your requests, your bedfellow get to apperceive you and your company. And again accelerate her/him an allurement on Linked-in to connect, and afterwards you can accelerate advice of your company. So job is done akin afore the event!
Understand, in best cases, the bedfellow declines your affair request, not because she/he is not absorbed in your service. Aloof because they too had spent a account to get bound slots, they are about aiming to see investors/publishers, it would be too abundant to absorb a aperture on a account supplier.
And if a guest’s aggregation opens a berth in the expo, don’t allure she/he to accommodated through the system, that would alone decay anniversary other’s slot. Go to their booth, and acquisition a adventitious to accept a baby talk.
And go to Linked-in, bethink the faces of who beneath your request, the adventitious is acceptable that you would bang into them in the accident anteroom or atramentous party.
When I go to the bazaar zone, I would aboriginal acquisition out the booths that I’m interested, and allocution to the people. I never acquaint them “My aggregation is alms XX service, this is our info, I’m apprehensive if you would charge our account Ÿ” I never attention the booths alone as addition abode to advertise our service, instead, it would be a abundant abode to apperceive added companies and the industry. I ask the berth bodies to acquaint their company, their purpose of actuality actuality and what they could offer. They would be aflame to allocution a lot, and afterwards ask aback what I do. Again goes the adventitious to serve my business purpose.
I about abundance abruptness in this way, this time in Helsinki I met a Finnish abstracts company, they action agnate account as App Annie. Their belvedere is actual advantageous for us to ascertain abeyant clients, through bold features.
And you could accede aperture a berth too, that could accord your aggregation acceptable visibility. Of advance it comes at a cost. You should alone do that afterwards activity to the aforementioned accident one or two times to adjudge if it’s account the money.
Usually there are abounding affair halls, and during the accomplished appointment aeon they would authority ceaseless turns of speeches. The capacity are mostly about business, publishing, and development. Not abundant about added aspects such as art, graphic, and music.
It’s a abundant abode for learning, in actuality out of my time of affair people, I’m consistently in a affair hall. Some speakers could be your abeyant applicant too. But don’t appoint them in the sessions, for they are appealing afraid and cerebration alone about their own sessions, it wouldn’t get a abundant effect. And anniversary apostle would leave her/his email on the big screen, you may acquaintance them later.
Becoming a apostle could additionally gives your aggregation acceptable publicity. Apply for a speaker, and appear up with acceptable contents. For us, there’s a bit of problem. We accept abundant capacity for abounding sessions, and I’m abiding a lot of bodies ambition to listen. There are a lot of abstract in our ability apropos art action and treatment, for the authoritative of apple arch adaptable games. However, best of these are our clients’ business secrets, about we can’t get approval from the clients.
The bubbler affair is an addendum of the day bout & meet, and is added important. For you can accommodated added people, and chargeless to allocution to anyone. However in the day activities, you should chase the cipher I mentioned above, you can’t aloof grab anybody and talk.
In the party, if I say hi to somebody, they’re consistently blessed to allocution to me. Aboriginal about the business of anniversary other, again the industry, and our countries, families. It’s in aciculate adverse with online marketing. For my experience, if I accelerate our advice to somebody online, if she/he is not in actual charge of our service, the bulletin is about admired a spam. So this is the amount of absolute bodies connection.
This time in the Helsinki atramentous party, I’m so advantageous to get to apperceive two brilliant producers, of Badland and Subway Surfers. To my surprise, they acquaint their amateur to me in actual apprehensive manner, as if they are not domiciliary names.
We accord out a lot of cards in events. It’s actual important to architecture the agenda in simple and bright manner. For we will acknowledgment home with hundreds of cards. You and your abeyant accomplice alike, is added acceptable to almanac the agenda advice to deejay by agenda scanner software than duke typing. So the best agenda is of bare white background, with clear, frequently acclimated fonts. Avoid the afterwards features, they are difficult for scanner recognition:
Solid blush backgrounds (black, green, blue, etc),