4 OKR examples for Event Marketing

What are Event Marketing OKRs?

The OKR acronym stands for Objectives and Key Results. It's a goal-setting framework that was introduced at Intel by Andy Grove in the 70s, and it became popular after John Doerr introduced it to Google in the 90s. OKRs helps teams has a shared language to set ambitious goals and track progress towards them.

Crafting effective OKRs can be challenging, particularly for beginners. Emphasizing outcomes rather than projects should be the core of your planning.

We have a collection of OKRs examples for Event Marketing to give you some inspiration. You can use any of the templates below as a starting point for your OKRs.

If you want to learn more about the framework, you can read our OKR guide online.

Building your own Event Marketing OKRs with AI

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Our Event Marketing OKRs examples

We've added many examples of Event Marketing Objectives and Key Results, but we did not stop there. Understanding the difference between OKRs and projects is important, so we also added examples of strategic initiatives that relate to the OKRs.

Hope you'll find this helpful!

OKRs to use Event Marketing to drive outbound leads

  • ObjectiveHold the first annual user conference
  • Key ResultRegister 250 attendees
  • Key ResultDrive $500,000 in upsell/cross-sell revenue from event
  • ObjectiveDrive outbound marketing efforts
  • Key ResultSecure two keynote speaking slots at industry events
  • Key ResultIncrease event-driven leads by 25%

OKRs to achieve 10% organic growth via event marketing

  • ObjectiveAchieve 10% organic growth via event marketing
  • Key ResultSecure 3 new partnership deals for collaborative events to broaden audience reach
  • TaskPitch partnership idea to identified potential partners
  • TaskNegotiate deal and finalize partnership agreement
  • TaskIdentify potential partners for collaboration
  • Key ResultImprove event-lead conversion rate by 20% to enhance sales
  • TaskDevelop engaging follow-up messaging targeting event attendees
  • TaskImplement event-specific promotional sales or discounts
  • TaskTrain staff on successful sales conversion strategies
  • Key ResultIncrease event participation by 15% to increase brand exposure
  • TaskLeverage social media platforms for event advertising
  • TaskEstablish partnerships with influencers or celebrities to boost event visibility
  • TaskDevelop engaging promotional materials to attract potential participants

OKRs to successfully orchestrate an engaging food street event

  • ObjectiveSuccessfully orchestrate an engaging food street event
  • Key ResultAttract at least 500 attendees
  • TaskUtilize social media channels for widespread promotion of the event
  • TaskDevelop a compelling event agenda to attract potential attendees
  • TaskSend out personalized invitation emails to targeted audience groups
  • Key ResultAchieve 90% positive participant feedback
  • TaskDevelop a responsive and effective communication system
  • TaskImplement comprehensive, regular training programs for staff members
  • TaskEvaluate and enhance participant experience based on surveys
  • Key ResultSecure a minimum of 20 food vendors
  • TaskInitiate contact and discuss vending opportunities
  • TaskFinalize agreements with at least 20 vendors
  • TaskIdentify potential food vendors in the local area

OKRs to develop an engaging and results-driven events strategy

  • ObjectiveDevelop an engaging and results-driven events strategy
  • Key ResultMeasure and increase participant satisfaction by 25% post-event via surveys
  • TaskCreate a post-event satisfaction survey for participants
  • TaskImplement feedback to improve future events by 25%
  • TaskDistribute the survey to all event participants
  • Key ResultSecure partnerships with at least 5 industry influencers for event exposure
  • TaskIdentify relevant industry influencers for partnership
  • TaskDraft compelling proposal for potential influencer partnerships
  • TaskFollow-up proposal with individual discussions and negotiation
  • Key ResultBoost event engagement by 30% through interactive and engaging execution strategies
  • TaskUse visual storytelling to captivate attendees' interest
  • TaskAdopt gamification methods for interactive participant involvement
  • TaskImplement live polls/quizzes to encourage audience participation

Best practices for managing your Event Marketing OKRs

Generally speaking, your objectives should be ambitious yet achievable, and your key results should be measurable and time-bound (using the SMART framework can be helpful). It is also recommended to list strategic initiatives under your key results, as it'll help you avoid the common mistake of listing projects in your KRs.

Here are a couple of best practices extracted from our OKR implementation guide 👇

Tip #1: Limit the number of key results

The #1 role of OKRs is to help you and your team focus on what really matters. Business-as-usual activities will still be happening, but you do not need to track your entire roadmap in the OKRs.

We recommend having 3-4 objectives, and 3-4 key results per objective. A platform like Tability can run audits on your data to help you identify the plans that have too many goals.

Tability Insights DashboardTability's audit dashboard will highlight opportunities to improve OKRs

Tip #2: Commit to the weekly check-ins

Don't fall into the set-and-forget trap. It is important to adopt a weekly check-in process to get the full value of your OKRs and make your strategy agile – otherwise this is nothing more than a reporting exercise.

Being able to see trends for your key results will also keep yourself honest.

Tability Insights DashboardTability's check-ins will save you hours and increase transparency

Tip #3: No more than 2 yellow statuses in a row

Yes, this is another tip for goal-tracking instead of goal-setting (but you'll get plenty of OKR examples above). But, once you have your goals defined, it will be your ability to keep the right sense of urgency that will make the difference.

As a rule of thumb, it's best to avoid having more than 2 yellow/at risk statuses in a row.

Make a call on the 3rd update. You should be either back on track, or off track. This sounds harsh but it's the best way to signal risks early enough to fix things.

Best way to track your Event Marketing OKRs

OKRs without regular progress updates are just KPIs. You'll need to update progress on your OKRs every week to get the full benefits from the framework. Reviewing progress periodically has several advantages:

  • It brings the goals back to the top of the mind
  • It will highlight poorly set OKRs
  • It will surface execution risks
  • It improves transparency and accountability

Most teams should start with a spreadsheet if they're using OKRs for the first time. Then, once you get comfortable you can graduate to a proper OKRs-tracking tool.

A strategy map in TabilityTability's Strategy Map makes it easy to see all your org's OKRs

If you're not yet set on a tool, you can check out the 5 best OKR tracking templates guide to find the best way to monitor progress during the quarter.

More Event Marketing OKR templates

We have more templates to help you draft your team goals and OKRs.

OKRs resources

Here are a list of resources to help you adopt the Objectives and Key Results framework.

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