We’ve heard this all before.
But we’ve learned that real life, real time networking is the foundation of effective marketing. It’s the force that drives your online presence. The building block that determines your influence, your impact, your success overall.
What's so great about live events?
We believe in the power of connecting. Live events – like the Summit – come with an energy that is continuously unmatched. There’s a spark that comes from a room full of people rallying around the same cause, the same goal, the same motivation to grow and evolve. In our case, that goal is the expansion and success of your business.
We’ve constructed countless booths, hung countless backdrops, handed out countless business cards at trade shows across the state. As a small business in the digital age, we’ve learned first-hand the importance of a person-to-person connection, and know that it could make or break us. We’ve seen the impact of a handshake instead of an email, a physical interaction with products or business cards or even those rubber logo-bracelets that lets another person know we were here, and we left a mark. The physical interactions in real life translate back to digital marketing now more than ever. If we can provide that excitement, that unique spark from one person to another, we can convert every handshake and hello into sales, growth, and progress.
We took this spark back to our business and studied it meticulously. We examined the ways a conference or keynote speech or event can inspire and call to action. We saw the needs of businesses, nonprofits, and entrepreneurs in our community and worked to make a change. And SkySprout Summit emerged.
Okay, cool... But what does that have to do with me?
One of our goals for this Summit is to provide your business with the most cutting edge marketing techniques. We want to provide exclusive information and give you the opportunity to learn from world-renowned speakers. That stuff is great, don’t get us wrong – but our biggest hope for this Summit is that you will feel the same spark we’ve felt.
We want your business to experience the impact of connection. Networking is the backbone of the marketing industry – it’s how we make a name for ourselves, how we learn and interact with the community around us, and how we find supporters, colleagues, even friends. SkySprout Summit will open the doors to a host of unexpected, unparalleled opportunities – we’ll show you what’s truly possible in the digital realm, how to translate in-person networking to digital profitability, and what can come from the industry when you give 110%.
Nick Francis, our founder and CEO, learned the value of live events through his first business. Through his self-constructed haunted house industry, he hosted thousands every year, offering the visceral experiences of excitement, fear, and fun for all. Nick encountered the thrill that came from planning, calculating, and executing every detail of a live experience, and it became the only logical next step for our marketing agency.
That’s nice - but I can’t do that! With what time? With what resources?
We totally get the anxiety that can spring from the idea of hosting your own conference. The decision to launch SkySprout Summit was nerve-wracking to say the least. But we encourage you and your business – no matter how small – to take the leap.
Live events don’t have to be massive or flashy to be successful. Balance and authenticity are the true measure of what your event means for your business, and ultimately, you get to decide what success looks like for you. Pop-up shops, weekly team volunteering, or speaking at a trade show are all ways to get new eyes on your business, and to meet others you may not have reached online. There’s no list of requirements, no set-in-stone way to host an event that represents your brand. Use what you know, and take the chance to get your business out there. We can promise you won’t regret it.
The process of creating this Summit has been endlessly rewarding for our business. There’s an adrenaline rush that surges full-force when we see the date of the event inching closer, and a building excitement that sparks our team into constant action. We’ve banded together as a business to perfect every detail, to ensure every moment meets its fullest potential when the first day of the Summit comes. There is a confidence that comes with pushing yourself towards a goal. A confidence that builds your brand over time, that allows your team to find strength and resilience within each other and themselves. We implore you to take the plunge with your own business, and to experience the one-of-a-kind energy of live event hosting. What have you got to lose?