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Backdrop Systems For Your Trade Show Booth

Backdrop Systems For Your Trade Show Booth

When you find yourself in charge of creating an attractive graphic backdrop for your trade show booth, sales presentation or speaker’s podium your objective is to have a backdrop system that is attractive and professional looking, that is easily assembled and disassembled, and that comes at a reasonable cost. You may also be concerned that more

How to Listen to Your Trade Show Booth Visitor

How to Listen to Your Trade Show Booth Visitor

By participating in a trade show booth you can lead a prospective buyer from mild curiosity to the decisive act of placing an order. In fact, the trade show makes an important contribution to the shortening of the decision-making process. At a trade show, you have a high proportion of prospects, because the audience is more

Pre Trade Show Marketing is Critical

Pre Trade Show Marketing is Critical

There are multiple ways to communicate with your target market. Some methods of communication are much more effective, appropriate and cost efficient than others. As always, your budget will dictate how many touch points you can have with your target market. Also keep in mind that you should be trying to find ways to drive more

The Future of Trade Shows in a Digital World

The Future of Trade Shows in a Digital World

In a time where personal interaction is becoming obsolete and replaced with an online social world, it would seem likely that business interaction would follow in its digital footsteps. Business communication, recruitment, announcements, and client meetings… how close are we to a completely web-based system? Many people would probably argue we’re dangling on the cusp more

5 Tips For Getting the Most out of Exhibiting at Trade Shows

5 Tips For Getting the Most out of Exhibiting at Trade Shows

Exhibiting at trade shows can be a cost-effective way to generate business, whether you are a new entrepreneur or have been in business for years. Some exhibitors, however, do not experience the success of others. The success of the exhibitor is the responsibility of the exhibitor, not the trade show organizer. The organizer’s responsibility is more

Six Ways to Attract a Crowd at a Trade Show

Six Ways to Attract a Crowd at a Trade Show

Tom Hanks, Justin Timberlake, and Hall of Fame NFL quarterback Steve Young were among the many celebrities participating in the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas in early January 2006. The show floor was 28 football field’s worth of space with 2,500 trade show exhibitors vying for attention in 1.6 billion square feet of more

Get PR for Your Trade Show Exhibit

Get PR for Your Trade Show Exhibit

If your company is planning to exhibit at a trade show and your firm has an intriguing new product or service to showcase, you may be able to generate thousands of dollars in free exposure by hiring a public relations specialist to get national and international media coverage. By hiring a public relations pro, you more

QR Codes Can Create Greater Trade Show Impact

QR Codes Can Create Greater Trade Show Impact

If you want people to read your product and service information and yet want to reduce the amount of paper you bring to a trade show, Quick Response or QR codes may be your answer. QR codes are that weird looking box found in the lower right hand corner of a product label. With an more

Are You Confusing Your Tradeshow Visitors?

Are You Confusing Your Tradeshow Visitors?

Whenever I am helping a client with their tradeshow marketing strategy, I inquire as to what products they intend to show. Inevitably, the response includes any number of products and services, so my next question is, “What is the most important to you? What is the most important to your customer?” Rarely is that answer more

Using a Cash Cube to Draw a Crowd at Your Next Tradeshow

Using a Cash Cube to Draw a Crowd at Your Next Tradeshow

Tradeshow attractions are designed with one very important purpose in mind – attracting visitors to your booth. Who wouldn’t be attracted to the idea of fists full of cash? That’s just what you get when your tradeshow attractions include a cash cube. There different things you can choose from, but they would be hard pressed more

Change Your Tradeshow Marketing Strategy to Attract Decision-Makers to Your Booth

Change Your Tradeshow Marketing Strategy to Attract Decision-Makers to Your Booth

While giveaways and tradeshow attractions are an integral part of every tradeshow, they’re not necessarily what are attracting the decision-makers to your booth. To get in front of the influencers and decision-makers at the next show, consider these tips when planning your tradeshow marketing strategy. Choose The Right Place And Mode Of Communication Make sure more

Five Tradeshow Marketing Trends for 2013

Five Tradeshow Marketing Trends for 2013

There are several interesting tradeshow marketing trends that are either on the horizon or already firmly in place that will continue to show strong growth in 2013. After a few rough years when the economy was flagging, this year’s consumers and business owners are cautiously optimistic and putting more money into convention marketing in hopes more

Use Scratch Off Cards to Attract Attendees to Your Booth

Use Scratch Off Cards to Attract Attendees to Your Booth

After awhile, all booths can start to look similar to a trade show attendee. Things get overwhelming and they begin to tune out what they’re seeing and hearing. Once that happens, your message can easily get missed or even worse, your booth can get passed over altogether. That’s one reason why it is so important more

Moving Beyond Notes on the Back of Business Cards

Moving Beyond Notes on the Back of Business Cards

Want to hear the worst follow-up phone call to a contact you met at a trade show? It goes something like this. You: Hi, It’s Jason Smith with ABC Company and we met last week at the Green Show. Contact: Yes I remember you. What can I do for you? You: We only had a more

Staying Relevant in a Changing World

Staying Relevant in a Changing World

One of the great benefits of attending an exhibition is the opportunity to network with industry colleagues, suppliers and buyers. Yet, we see people with their eyes cast downward, mesmerized as their fingers fling across a miniature keyboard at lightening speed. Has face-to-face interactions faded into the ether, never to be seen again? Have we more

A Back-up Objective for the B to C Exhibitor

A Back-up Objective for the B to C Exhibitor

The secret to exhibit success lies in your ability to focus all your resources on a single, achievable and measurable goal. But there are situations where focusing on one goal may mean lost opportunities, particularly when you are exhibiting at B to C (Business to Consumer) shows. Typically exhibitors who participate in shows that attract more

Trade Show Games Create Excitement and Give Visitors a Welcome Break

Trade Show Games Create Excitement and Give Visitors a Welcome Break

Trade shows present visitors with an overwhelming amount of information. Tradeshow games and attractions offer visitors a welcome break from the bombardment of information. They create excitement around your booth, captivate your audience, and provide an opening for you to connect with prospective customers. Go For Visual Impact The selection of tradeshow games available is more

Why Your Tradeshow Marketing May be Confusing Your Visitors

Why Your Tradeshow Marketing May be Confusing Your Visitors

A big part of trade show marketing is deciding the right products to show. Inevitably, to narrow down the possibilities ask yourself, “What is the most important to me? What is the most important to my customers?” Rarely is that answer on the tip of your tongue. Like many trade show participants you probably want more

Two Helpful Bits of Data for Your Exhibition Program

Two Helpful Bits of Data for Your Exhibition Program

More and more exhibitors are now calculating the Return on Investment, (R.O.I.) from their show participation. R.O.I.tells you whether you are achieving your goals, and if you are adding to the bottom line of your corporate profits. However, as you are gathering the R.O.I information, it will be helpful to also look at two additional more

Your Customer Profile – Part 2: How to Create a Customer Profile

Your Customer Profile – Part 2: How to Create a Customer Profile

In a previous article titled: Your customer Profile – Part 1 – “The value of creating a customer profile”, I spelled out five reasons why your exhibit program will benefit from the time you take to understand your customer: These five were: It is good marketing It helps you focus your exhibit planning It helps more


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