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Posted by John Hamari on Jul 2, 2018 10:55:00 AM

All Staffers at Trade Shows Need a Role...

A common myth prevalent in marketing circles at most any company is that the best exhibit staffer is going to be the outgoing sales person who is fun and never has a lack of comments. While reps can be great staffers, there are other personality types and expertise characteristics that can be just as important to round out your perfect team. Below are some key roles exhibit staffer candidates can use to fill those roles at your next Trade Show.

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Topics: Skyline Exhibitor Source, trade show booths, trade show exhibits, trade show exhibits Nashville, trade shows, tradeshows, F2F, face to face marketing, booth staffing, trade show staffing roles

Top 20 Fun Trade Show Activities...The Must Do's

Posted by John Hamari on Apr 3, 2018 10:55:00 AM

Trade shows are a serious marketing medium in which we invest billions of dollars. In our quest to achieve business results, we often talk about getting the highest ROI (Return on Investment) or ROO (Return on Objectives).  But what about the greatest ROF (Return on Fun)… more specifically, how do we make the shows fun for ourselves?

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Topics: Nashville trade show exhibits, marketing, Skyline Exhibitor Source, trade show displays, trade show exhibiting, trade show exhibits, Trade Show Exhibits Knoxville, trade shows, environments, trade show leads, ROI, return on investment, F2F, face to face marketing, B2B, client relationships

Tips for A Successful Trade Show Installation

Posted by Skyline Exhibitor Source on Mar 29, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Finding the right partner for the installation and dismantling of your trade show booth is no easy task. However, it offers a plethora of benefits such as time saved, less stress, and of course the most important thing, money. After you partner with a team of professionals, you’ll realize that this is only one step for trade show installation in Nashville and beyond.

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Topics: Blog, trade show booth building, trade show display installation, trade show exhibits, trade show I&D Nashville, trade show installation, trade show installation Nashville, trade shows, trade show regulations

Talking Taboo...Promotional Models

Posted by Erik Koglin on Mar 27, 2018 10:55:00 AM

Do a web search on hiring models for your trade show and you’ll find not just a few articles that decry the practice.  There are a lot of reasons to be cautious in the use of models.  For one thing, having a gaggle of hot models in your exhibit can actually intimidate some people.  That high energy and frankly “intense” atmosphere that is often associated with the proverbial “booth babe” environment is tough for the more reserved people, and can even cause anxiety just by being in the area.

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Topics: Insider, Nashville trade show marketing, marketing, trade show marketing, Skyline Exhibitor Source, trade show booths, trade show exhibits, trade shows, trade show leads, branding, ROI, return on investment, F2F, face to face marketing, B2B, booth staffing, promotional models, island trade show exhibits

6 Steps to Effective Lead Management

Posted by John Hamari on Mar 20, 2018 10:59:35 AM

An alarming statistic is that 79% of Trade Show Leads are never followed up on… how crazy is that?  There are tools that abound to make all of our lives easier when it comes to lead management.  Most exhibitors have replaced the old “business card fishbowls” with badge scanners and software. But far too many exhibitors are still merely collecting as many cold prospects as possible and handing them over to sales. That approach can make the follow-up sales efforts overwhelming. Using the following six lead management steps will ensure your lead generation efforts identify the quality leads.

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

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

The Importance of Intentional Design

Posted by Erik Koglin on Feb 22, 2018 1:50:00 PM

The Right GuyA shorthand formula to help with exhibit design goes like this: "Exhibit design should compel a particular audience into a specific conversation to achieve a measurable outcome." It doesn't cover every situation, but it does help set a pace for most design scenarios. Let's go phrase by phrase:

Obviously, we advocate exhibit design. Intentional, evocative and relevant design is important to any good face-to-face marketing endeavor. Commodity exhibits are available, and you can buy nearly anything off the internet. 

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Topics: marketing, creative, design, Blog, booth design, exhibit design, Skyline Exhibitor Source, trade show, trade show booth, trade show displays, trade show exhibiting, trade show exhibits, trade shows

Priceless...Yet Free

Posted by John Hamari on Feb 6, 2018 10:58:43 AM


5 Ideas for Client Engagement

No one wants to be replaced, as a company or a person, and having remarkable client engagement that eclipses that of your competitors makes you hard to replace.  Once we differentiate ourselves we become difficult to switch out with other companies that do the same thing that we do.  The best part about delivering this intangible value to clients is that it is fairly low cost or no cost, but essential to success. 

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Topics: marketing, Skyline Exhibitor Source, trade show displays Knoxville, trade show exhibiting, trade show exhibits, trade show exhibits Nashville, tradeshows, branding, client relationships

StoryTelling...

Posted by Erik Koglin on Jan 30, 2018 11:02:24 AM

Telling Your Company Story

Story telling has been a popular topic in exhibiting over the last several years.  I’ve used the term myself when talking with clients.  And I do agree that when we are designing a space we have a story to communicate.  But I also caution our clients that you need to be savvy as to what story you are telling.  You have to sort out what story you want to tell about your company.

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Topics: marketing, creative, design, Skyline Exhibitor Source, trade show displays Knoxville, trade show exhibiting, trade show exhibits, trade show exhibits Nashville, tradeshows, branding

Trade Show Marketing Showcase & Seminar in Chattanooga!

Posted by Skyline Exhibitor Source on Feb 21, 2017 10:23:17 AM

Join us for our upcoming trade show marketing showcase & seminar on Thursday, March 2nd, 2017 at the INCubator at the Hamilton County Business Development Center in Chattanooga!  We are planning an educational and fun event with lunch, refreshments, prizes, and most importantly, valuable information to equip you and your team with the most innovative tools for trade show marketing success.

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Topics: News, trade show marketing, business seminar, Chattanooga, free seminar, trade show displays, trade show exhibits

If you're thinking about....Food & Beverages at Trade Shows

Posted by Jody Myers on Jun 10, 2016 3:20:24 PM

*Originally posted at Exhibitus Magicus

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Topics: trade show marketing, Blog, catering, trade show booths, trade show exhibits, tradeshows

Concrete proof why “It’s Good to be Skyline®”…..

Posted by Skyline Exhibitor Source on Oct 16, 2015 12:26:00 PM

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Topics: Nashville trade show displays, Knoxville trade show displays, trade show marketing, Blog, Skyline, Skyline Exhibitor Source, trade show exhibits

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

Maximize The Versatility Of Your Knoxville Trade Show Exhibits

Posted by Skyline Exhibitor Source on Jun 22, 2015 10:52:52 AM

A lot of time and effort go into the creation of Knoxville trade show exhibits, not to mention a lot of cash and resources as well! That is why you want to choose an exhibit that you can use in multiple locations, for multiple events.

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Topics: Knoxville trade show displays, Knoxville trade show exhibits, Blog, trade show exhibits

Making a Great First Impression with Your Knoxville Trade Show Exhibits

Posted by Skyline Exhibitor Source on May 21, 2015 3:58:10 PM

At Skyline Exhibitor Source, we know that first impressions are everything. That is why it is so important for business owners to present a display that grabs attention from the get-go! Consumers will often decide whether or not they will purchase a company’s product within the first 30 seconds of coming in contact with that company. It can be difficult to stand out among the slew of business owners at a live event marketing campaign, but having trade show exhibits that really capture attention can make all the difference. A few simple tips can enhance the consumer’s initial experience with a company, and ensure a great first impression that will keep the client coming back for more:

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Topics: Knoxville trade show displays, Blog, knoxville banner stands, trade show exhibits

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

Skyline Exhibitor Source Congratulated by Gov. Bill Haslam

Posted by Skyline Exhibitor Source on Oct 16, 2014 11:31:44 AM

Skyline Exhibitor Source has received a letter of congratulations from Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam commending our winning of the American Business Ethics Award.  We are honored to receive this recognition by our state leader!

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Topics: News, Nashville trade show displays, Nashville trade show installation, Knoxville trade show displays, skyline Nashville, trade show marketing, ABEA, American Business Ethics Award, ethics award, Bill Haslam, business award, Governor, letter of congratulations, Nashville I&D trade show, Skyline, Skyline Exhibitor Source, Tennessee, trade show booths, trade show displays, trade show exhibits

You Are Invited!

Posted by Skyline Exhibitor Source on Oct 15, 2014 9:57:21 AM

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Topics: News, Nashville trade show displays, Nashville trade show installation, Knoxville trade show displays, skyline Nashville, trade show marketing, ABEA, American Business Ethics Award, ethics award, business award, Nashville I&D trade show, Skyline, Skyline Exhibitor Source, trade show booths, trade show displays, trade show exhibits

Skyline Exhibitor Source Named Recipient of the American Business Ethics Award

Posted by Skyline Exhibitor Source on Sep 29, 2014 11:52:19 AM

Skyline Exhibitor Source has been recognized nationally for the company's excellence in business ethics. The Foundation for Financial Service Professionals has awarded the Nashville trade show exhibit design and installation company The American Business Ethics Award (ABEA) in the "small company" category for 2014. Only one other company besides Skyline Exhibitor Source was awarded the honor this year, The Marvin Companies, in the "large company" category.

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Topics: News, Nashville trade show displays, Nashville trade show installation, Knoxville trade show displays, skyline Nashville, trade show marketing, ABEA, American Business Ethics Award, ethics award, business award, Nashville I&D trade show, Skyline, Skyline Exhibitor Source, trade show booths, trade show displays, trade show exhibits

Get the Summer Scoop!

Posted by Skyline Exhibitor Source on Aug 19, 2014 3:29:35 PM

You are invited to join us on Tuesday, August 26th for our FREE educational and social event geared around trends in the trade show industry.

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Topics: News, marketing, educational event, Nashville events, seminar, Skyline Exhibitor Source, Summer Scoop, trade show displays, trade show exhibits

Skyline® wins 2013 Event Design Award

Posted by Skyline Exhibitor Source on Mar 6, 2014 2:04:06 PM

Skyline® was recognized as a 2013 Event Design Awards Silver winner for Best All-Modular Exhibit!

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Topics: News, Event Design Awards, Event Marketer, modular displays, modular exhibits, Skyline, Skyline Exhibitor Source, trade show displays, trade show exhibits, WIndScape

Does Your Booth Fit?

Posted by Aly Moyers on Jan 31, 2014 1:45:29 PM

Ahh… your booth. It is a work of art isn’t it? You’ve worked hard making it look EXACTLY how you want it. Every angle, every detail, the lighting…it’s all perfect for that 10x20 space you exhibit in. Occasionally, you’ll hit the smaller shows in your 10x10 version of your trade show display, but that 10x20 is your sweet spot.

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Topics: marketing, trade show marketing, Blog, booth size, exhibit size, trade show booth, trade show displays, trade show exhibiting, trade show exhibits, trade shows

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