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Growing Brand Advantage

Posted by John Hamari on Mar 6, 2018 11:47:15 AM

We all know that branding has intrinsic value, but how much value can actually ascribe to a “Brand”… more specifically our brand.  This is no small question and one that is challenging to answer.

Consider this simple example pulled from each of our everyday lives. When we visit the drug store or grocery store and we have to choose between the “store brand” version of a product or the branded version positioned right next to it on the shelf.  The dilemma that faces us in that moment is do we compromise on perceived quality and go for the less expensive “store branded” version?  It seems like there would be a lot of us that would pick the less expensive option… Not true. 

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Topics: Nashville trade show exhibits, marketing, trade show exhibits, Trade Show Exhibits Knoxville, trade shows, branding

Booth Behavior: Convention at the Convention

Posted by Skyline Exhibitor Source on Mar 1, 2018 10:58:20 AM


In the South, we are raised to be "nice." 
Nice is always expected, but nice means nothing without sincerity.  Too often nice can be a passive-aggressive behavior where you are smiling and nodding while inside you're really rolling your eyes or looking for an escape route.  What does this have to do with staffing at your trade show booth?  When you're hosting at your booth, you should strive to treat each visitor as you would a guest in your office or home.  Here are some suggestions to ensure your guests are sensing sincerity in your interactions at the booth. 

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Topics: Nashville trade show exhibits, marketing, Trade Show Exhibits Knoxville, F2F, face to face marketing, B2B, southern hospitality, booth staffing, Maya Angelou

15 Common Mistakes at Trade Shows

Posted by Skyline Exhibitor Source on Feb 20, 2018 10:50:47 AM

 

Trade Shows are not easy. We have designed thousands of effective trade show displays for our clients, yet there are common mistakes we have seen over the last 35 years. Most Marketers would agree that effective trade shows hinge on several marketing principles done well over time.  However, the best booth design won’t make up for a poor trade show strategy or implementation of good principles. To ensure your exhibiting is a success, watch out for these 15 common trade show exhibiting mistakes:

1.  No Big Picture Goal. Your trade show presence needs to accomplish more than just raising brand awareness for a handful of attendees and getting a few leads in hand. Whether it’s expanding your prospect list, acquiring a set number of sales-qualified leads, or solidifying a new partner relationship, there should be a clearly defined and attainable goal each time you exhibit.
2.  Attending the Wrong Shows.  When it comes to attending shows it is easy to keep doing the status quo (because that is what we have always done), versus looking at each show critically from a return on objectives.  Many times shows are selected based on the “squeaky wheel” methodology… which ever account executive or client asks the loudest gets our vote for show attendance.  Looking at each show by comparing cost per lead, impressions, or closed projects are a better way to arrive at what show to attend and which shows should not be attended.
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Topics: Nashville trade show exhibits, marketing, Trade Show Exhibits Knoxville

Face-to-Face Marketing

Posted by Skyline Exhibitor Source on Jan 25, 2018 2:02:22 PM

It matters more than ever!

One of the biggest challenges in life and business these days is face-to-face communication. How many of us are constantly checking our phones while we are with our friends and loved ones...and then find ourselves staring at our screen even in business meetings? (::reluctantly raises hand::)  While we can serve our customers faster and more efficiently via electronic means, the number one (and most effective) means of B2B marketing is good, old fashioned face-to-face interaction.

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Topics: Nashville trade show exhibits, marketing, Trade Show Exhibits Knoxville, F2F, face to face marketing, B2B

Nashville! Don't Be Left in the Dark!

Posted by Skyline Exhibitor Source on Jul 31, 2017 3:50:23 PM

Join us for our upcoming Tradeshow Marketing Showcase & Seminar – “Don't Be Left in the Dark”! We are planning an informative and fun event with lunch, beer & wine, prizes, and invaluable information to equip you and your team with the most innovative tools for tradeshow marketing success.

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Topics: News, Nashville trade show displays, Nashville trade show exhibits, skyline Nashville, trade show marketing, educational event, Skyline

Don't Make These 7 Mistakes With Your Trade Show Exhibits

Posted by Skyline Exhibitor Source on Dec 16, 2016 1:22:36 PM

Don't Make These 7 Mistakes With Your Trade Show Exhibits!

Mistakes were made.”

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Topics: Nashville trade show exhibits, Blog

Skyline Exhibitor Source Veteran Account Executives Attend SKY U Veteran Sales Training

Posted by Skyline Exhibitor Source on Jul 30, 2015 11:10:32 AM
In this photo, top to bottom: Jerilyn Benson, Nicholas Morel, Diana Brayton, Linda-Marie Martinez, Alyson Moyers, Jody Myers, Joel Smith, Jeremy Schaefer, and Matthew Dunn.
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Topics: News, Nashville trade show displays, Nashville trade show exhibits, Nashville trade show installation, trade show marketing, Nashville banner stands, Nashville I&D trade show, Skyline, trade show booth, trade show displays Knoxville, trade show displays Nashville, trade show exhibits, trade show installation Nashville, trade shows

Skyline Exhibitor Source Announces New VP of Operations for Trade Show Exhibits In Nashville

Posted by Skyline Exhibitor Source on May 18, 2015 11:02:02 AM

Nashville, TN – Skyline Exhibitor Source, a company specializing in trade show booth design in Nashville & Knoxville, Tennessee has announced the promotion of Aaron Carlson to Vice President of Operations.

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Topics: News, Nashville trade show displays, Nashville trade show exhibits, Nashville trade show installation, trade show marketing, Aaron Carlson, Nashville banner stands, Nashville I&D trade show, Skyline, trade show booth, trade show displays Knoxville, trade show displays Nashville, trade show exhibits, trade show installation Nashville, trade shows

Are You Making The Common Mistakes With Your Nashville Trade Show Exhibits?

Posted by Skyline Exhibitor Source on Apr 10, 2015 11:28:37 AM

Do you feel like, when it comes to successfully drawing a crowd at your Nashville trade show exhibits, you are somehow always coming up short? The answer to your lackluster performance may be simpler than you think. For many live marketing exhibitors, falling into a few common executional missteps can make all the difference between fading into the showroom background and catapulting ahead of the competitive pack.

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Topics: Nashville trade show exhibits, Uncategorized

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