COVID-19 disrupts Trade Shows, but highlight value of in-person connections.
Empty halls. No handshakes. No follow-ups. What happens when coronavirus (COVID-19) cancels trade shows and conferences? Will trade shows ever truly recover again?
The coronavirus has fueled a halt in a vast majority of trade shows, corporate meetings and social outings, forcing businesses to turn to video conferencing and other virtual interactions. The developments have led some businesses to reflect on the value of large conferences and exhibitions given the costs to exhibit at such events, particularly for startups. When the crisis is over, will companies that have managed just fine with video conferencing decide to carry on, given how much cheaper it is?
Here’s our take on the importance of trade shows and why we think they will come out of this stronger than ever! Continue reading “4 Reasons Why Trade Shows Will Bounce Back”
After months of planning, trade show day is finally here! You’re excited to meet and greet with attendees and hopefully capture a few more leads to boost sales. Yet here you are, standing in an empty trade show booth while attendees simply walk by without even a slight glance.
If you’ve ever been in that situation, chances are you wanted a magic wand to transport you somewhere else – somewhere far, far away. The expense of exhibiting at a trade show is enough to make you frustrated, adding in the lack of booth traffic is down right depressing.
Here are the 4 most common reasons why your booth traffic lacking and our best ways to turn that trickle of booth traffic into a flood.
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If you’re reading this article, chances are you’ve been to a trade show or consider them to be an important piece of your marketing puzzle.
Trade shows have been around for a long time – The Great Exhibition, held on May 1, 1851, to be exact. There is no doubt the main reason for a trade show is to provide value to both the attendees and the exhibitors involved. But have times changed? Has technology ruined the face-to-face value that trade shows provide to exhibitors and attendees?
Historically speaking, trade shows have always been a great way to enhance your marketing efforts and promote your brand, but have you ever found yourself asking the question:
Are trade shows even worth it these days?
Continue reading “Trade Shows: Expectation vs. Reality”
It’s true that the success of any action hinges on how prepared you are.
The benefits you reap at any trade show relies heavily on well trained booth staff and how they interact with prospective clients or attendees on the show floor. Before sending your booth staff out in the field, make sure you’re providing them with the support and training they need.
In this post we’ll give you our best advice and best practices when it comes to choosing staff for your trade show booth, responsibilities of staffers, concerns when preparing your staff for the show floor and budgeting.
Continue reading “Valuable Trade Show Staffing Guidelines”
So you’ve been given the task to search for a new trade show display – we find that very exciting, but you may not.
Chances are you don’t know where to start or even what you want. There’s a lot of things to think about when searching for a trade show display (size, shape, travel friendly, graphics, etc.), but your trade show budget is definitely the most important.
Typically our first question to any of our customers contacting us for a trade show display is “What’s your budget?”. The easiest way to dwindle down your options when searching for a trade show booth is to answer this question first. Consider this: you can’t possibly start your search when buying a car or a house without knowing your budget, right? Well, the same goes for trade show displays.
Continue reading “Trade Show Budget: Displays Under $1,000”
Get The Most For Your $$$
Many of our customers purchase portable event displays mainly for use at a trade show, but have you ever thought of utilizing the same display in other ways as well. We realize not all companies also do other face-to-face marketing events such as open houses for real estate companies, pop up shops for retailers, red carpet events or other business-to-business networking events. But have you considered maybe you aren’t doing these other events because your trade show display doesn’t accommodate for the multi-use?
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Literally, that’s the amount of time you have to catch someone’s eye and draw them into your trade show booth. If you’ve ever attended a trade show and walked the convention floor, you know how easily it is to get distracted. You see a friendly face heading towards you and strike up a conversation, you bump into someone and spill coffee on your shirt, and then there’s the sudden bathroom trip. There always seems to be something that keeps you from the main reason why you’re there in the first place – checking out the exhibitors booths.
Continue reading “4 Easy Ways to Capture Trade Show Attendees’ Attention”
Myths are everywhere.
From mythical creatures like unicorns or mermaids, lightning never strikes in the same place twice, dogs’ mouths are cleaner than our mouths – but that’s not they type of myths were talking about. Today we’re debunking a few of the most common trade show marketing myths, with a few compelling stats to back them up. Brace yourself, because it’s about to get real.
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Has Your Display Passed Its Freshness Date?
You wouldn’t think trade show displays have an expiration date, but just like milk and cheese your trade show booth certainly does expire. What’s trending in 2003 is most likely not trending in 2019. You won’t see an expiration date printed on the box, but it’s not hard to spot one that’s starting to turn sour. Here are our TOP 20 CLUES letting you know it’s time to trash that out of style trade show booth and finally buy a new one.
You’re trade show display might be past it’s expiration date when . . .
Continue reading “What’s the Expiration Date of A Trade Show Booth?”
Does it seem to you that some businesses have it all together when exhibiting at a trade show?
Almost like they have the secret recipe for networking and bringing back a positive return on investment. Their secret is it’s no secret at all, it’s simply this:
A successful trade show is measured by how much effort you want to put into it.
Yes you read that right. Sounds simple, or is it. Being that we are a trade show display company, we’ve attended many and have seen a thing or two at different trade shows. So here’s our best tips, tricks & secrets for a successful trade show.
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