Make Industry Awards a Vital Part of Your Thought Leadership Program

Originally posted on FedConnects by Joyce Bosc

Many companies would love to do more industry awards, but they don't have the bandwidth to develop a master awards calendar.áIt's time consuming and requires a lot of "heavy lifting." We know that, so we are making our industry award calendars available foráfree.

The new year is the perfect time to kick off an industry award program.áAccording toáresearcháissued last year by Market Connections and Boscobel, industry awards can be a key part of a company's thought leadership program, along with public relations, content marketing, social media and other activities.

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New Study: Government Event Cancellations and Travel Restrictions Negatively Impacting Innovation and Collaboration

Originally posted on FedConnects

Both industry and government believe that event cancellations and federal travel restrictions are negatively impacting innovation and collaboration, which will adversely impact government contractors' ability to influence and service government customers.

This is one of the key findings of a Market Connections, Inc. and Boscobel Marketing Communications, Inc. PulsePoll™, which wasáreleased today.

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Your Government Events Strategy in the Face of Upheaval

Originally posted mattl on FedConnects

10 Tips to Make Your Government Events More Successful + Something to Share with the Corporate Office

The government sales and marketing experts at immixGroup recently put out two great posts on theáGovernment Sales Insider blogáto help contractors respond to decreased attendance by government at events and the ongoing cancellation of government events.

immixGroup'sá10 Tips to Make Your Government Events More Successfuláwill help contractors ensure good outcomes and ROI. Their second post suggested using Market Connections' recentágovernment events infographicáto justify your event plans to the C-suite:

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Defense Intelligence Worldwide Cancelled: Government Events Down, But Budget Savings Up

Orginally posted by by áon FedConnects

According to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) last week, efforts to reduce travel and increase oversight in travel and conference spending have saved the federal government roughly $2 billion from fiscal 2010 to fiscal 2012.

Earlier this year, a Market Connections poll showed 38% of government employees plan to attend fewer educational and trade events in FY2013 than last fiscal year.á The majority of poll respondents said budgetary and agency travel restrictions are the cause, and just over one-third of respondents reported that management would not allow them to attend events in 2013.

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Feds Plan on Attending Fewer, More Focused Events and Trade Shows Next Year

Originally posted by Monica Mayk Parham on Fed Connects

For many years, government contractors relied on events and trade shows to connect with their federal customers.á These events provided highly valuable face-to-face time for enhancing existing relationships, as well as for help in procuring new contracts.

This is all about to change in 2013.á According a recent Market Connections poll, 38% of government employees plan to attend fewer educational and trade events in 2013 than last year.

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