From the official Native Instruments news feed on Twitter: More online, less offline – Native Instruments announces departure from industry trade shows.
The press release reads:
Native Instruments today announced that it will no longer maintain a booth presence at industry trade shows like the NAMM Show, Musikmesse or AES in the future. The company has decided to instead prioritize online communication channels to engage with customers directly even stronger, and to allocate budgets accordingly.
This shift in priorities is exemplified by the new sophisticated rich-media web site that Native Instruments launched recently, and will be continued through the establishment of further innovative online channels and other means of direct communication in the future.
“Times are changing and we have seen tradeshows become increasingly less relevant for our industry,” says Pablo La Rosa, International Marketing Director at Native Instruments. “By focusing our efforts in online communication and direct-to-customer events, we reach out to today’s musicians and producers in a way that we believe is more efficient for us and more engaging for them.”
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