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Telling Your Story to Promote Your Brand

Posted by Exhibitor Source on Aug 9, 2022 10:45:00 AM

Stories are powerful. They are the reason we love movies, books, and even ads. Commercials are the sole reason some people watch the SuperBowl. Why? Because they tell a story that is winsome or funny or otherwise emotionally satisfying. Stories are compelling and they hook us.

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There's a App for That!

Posted by Exhibitor Source on Jul 26, 2022 10:45:00 AM

Did you know that there are apps specifically designed for the exhibiting industry? And did you know that if you aren’t using at least some of them you are missing the boat? BIG TIME.

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Going Green for Your Next Trade Show

Posted by Exhibitor Source on Jul 12, 2022 3:30:00 PM

by Jennifer Barham

Earth Day might be in the rear view mirror this year, but for those of us committed to a lifestyle of conservation and sustainability, every day is Earth Day. If you’re reading this, you’re probably on the lookout for ways to be greener as you shift towards sustainability, already committed to it, or working for an eco-friendly company.

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Summer's Hot Reads for Marketers

Posted by Exhibitor Source on Jun 28, 2022 10:45:00 AM

by Jennifer Barham

Whether you dust off a marketing classic, grab something hot-off-the-press, or listen to an audiobook on the treadmill, your business success can depend in large part on your continuing professional development via reading books. In a recent post about WHY you should read and HOW to fit more reading into your lifestyle (even reading a book a week!), we discussed the importance and influence of reading for your marketing endeavors.

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What, Why, and How Should Marketers Be Reading?

Posted by Exhibitor Source on Jun 21, 2022 10:45:00 AM

by Jennifer Barham

"I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns it on, I go into the other room and read a book."
Groucho Marx

When asked to divulge his secret to success, Warren Buffett casually nodded his head toward a pile of books and international newspapers nearby and said, “Read 500 pages like this every day. That’s how knowledge works. It builds up, like compound interest.” Early in his career, Buffett read closer to 800 pages a day, and even now, he reads daily for about 8 hours.

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Stay Powered Up at Trade Shows

Posted by Exhibitor Source on Jun 14, 2022 10:45:00 AM
All Things Electrical for Your Trade Show Booth

by Jennifer Barham

Over a decade ago, a Forrester survey found that the average employee uses 2.3 devices for work purposes, whether personal electronics or company-provided devices. Of the nearly 10,000 information workers surveyed, 74% used two or more devices and 52% used three or more devices. And that was many moons ago. Imagine how that number has increased since then.

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Nashville’s Music City Center Gives Back in a Soup-er Way!

Posted by Exhibitor Source on Jun 7, 2022 10:45:00 AM

by Jennifer Barham

What do you get when you take hundreds of pounds of butter, celery, garlic, carrots, chicken, noodles, broth, and spices and put it in the culinary hands of Nashville’s finest chefs?

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Budget Saving Trade Show Travel Tips

Posted by Exhibitor Source on May 24, 2022 10:45:00 AM

by Jennifer Barham

Recently, I was thinking about the word “budget” and where it comes from. Turns out, it’s a Middle English word from the Old French bougette, meaning “leather bag.” It originally meant an actual bag, but later it came to mean the contents of the bag when the Chancellor of the Exchequer, in presenting his opening statement, was said to “open the budget” when he unbuckled his leather bag to retrieve papers containing financial reports. Now we use the word to mean a statement of expenditures and revenues, and the old meaning – a portable leather bag – has been lost.

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How to Raise Your Trade Show Options While Lowering Your Budget

Posted by Exhibitor Source on May 3, 2022 2:03:23 PM

Just as we were coming out of the pandemic and into the bright new light of fresh business opportunities, the world is faced with more uncertainty and rising prices on just about everything. And once again, the business world finds itself in flux.

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New Tech to Give Trade Show Attendees a Sense of Safety

Posted by Exhibitor Source on Apr 26, 2022 10:30:00 AM

While pandemic safety restrictions seem to be easing up, we’re all familiar with the ever-present gallons of hand sanitizer, the social distancing floor stickers, limitations on crowd size, and constant sanitizing of surfaces everywhere we go. These are measures to keep us safe, help us feel comfortable, and enable us to return to (somewhat) complete normalcy as quickly as possible.

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Increase Space In Your Booth By Using Savvy Storage

Posted by Exhibitor Source on Apr 5, 2022 10:45:00 AM

Although the buzzword of the millennium is “minimizing,” let’s talk about MAXIMIZING! Floor space in your exhibit, that is. There are loads of good reasons to increase your booth’s floor space. First, it’s more important and mindful than ever to have an open, spacious floor plan to keep people comfortable and safe and to remind them that you are being intentional about their comfort. Second, a little extra space makes everyone more physically comfortable and makes your booth easier to navigate. Third, intentional space creates allure – it is inviting and appealing. Just think: when is the last time YOU wanted to step into a cluttered space full of people?

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Events Return In Full Force With The Advent Of A New Platform

Posted by Exhibitor Source on Mar 1, 2022 10:30:00 AM

Besides the obvious, primary fallout of a worldwide pandemic on lives and livelihoods across the globe, the secondary effects are just as impactful. With restrictions and regulations varying widely from state to state and nation to nation, getting on with regular life is challenging and sometimes exhausting. And the marketing industry is no different. The trade show industry, in particular, faces challenges like:

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7 Ways to Cut Trade Show Staff Travel Costs

Posted by Exhibitor Source on Feb 15, 2022 10:45:00 AM

Even if the whole world wasn't dealing with a global pandemic and even if your budget wasn’t severely affected by COVID-19, you would still need to be considering updating and planning your budget for the trade show season. It’s just something that has to be done annually (or more frequently).

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New Year's Resolutions for Marketing Success in 2022

Posted by Exhibitor Source on Jan 4, 2022 10:45:00 AM

by Jennifer Barham

Ringing in a new year always brings with it such hope, such possibility, such expectation, and an opportunity to say “adieu” to the old (Good riddance, 2021!) and embrace the new. For many people, this includes making new year’s resolutions and setting goals they want to reach. For many businesses, it means the same – looking at what worked last year and what didn’t and starting with a fresh slate of anticipation.

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A Christmas Movie List to Light Up Your Holidays Marketing Style

Posted by Exhibitor Source on Dec 16, 2021 10:30:00 AM

by Jennifer Barham

It's Beginning to Feel A Lot Like Christmas...

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and with 2021 almost in the rearview mirror, we get to look ahead to a brand new year.

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7 Reasons to Make Trade Shows a Priority in 2022

Posted by Exhibitor Source on Dec 14, 2021 11:00:18 AM

Trade shows are BACK!  Buyers are eager to see products in person, meet and talk with business leaders face-to-face, and experience the full-sensory show of exhibits. As buyers rush back to the exhibit floor and trade shows burst back onto the scene, don’t make the mistake of thinking that just because you may have survived the past 2 years without showing up at a trade show, you can do that in 2022. Nope! And this year’s return of trade shows offers you a chance to revitalize your business with this ever-important avenue of marketing. Is it worth your time and your budget? Absolutely!

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10 Tips to Stretch Your Trade Show Budget

Posted by Exhibitor Source on Nov 16, 2021 10:45:00 AM

Stretching an already tight budget can be a challenge, and the trick is to pursue savings that are transparent to the attendees at your exhibit space.  Whether you are planning your company’s initial launch into trade shows or taking over an exhibit schedule previously handled by another trade show manager, the associated costs can be a little intimidating. If your budget is limited, these 10 tips can help you get the most out of your exhibit dollars:

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“Here Comes the Sun!” A Summer Playlist to Boost Your Summer Marketing Vibe

Posted by Exhibitor Source on Jul 27, 2021 10:45:00 AM

by Jennifer Barham

Summer’s here and the living is, well, not really easy (as the song goes), but there’s lots to look forward to. And after last year’s Cruel, Cruel Summer, we can all look forward to a little more lightness and a little more celebration and a little more fun in the sun.

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Topics: Nashville trade show displays, Nashville trade show exhibits, marketing, skyline Nashville, trade show marketing, Blog, booth design, display table tops, exhibit design, Nashville, Skyline, Trade Show Displays in Nashville, trade show displays Nashville, trade show exhibiting, trade shows, tradeshows, success, F2F, face to face marketing, event planning, Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock, Donna Summer, Bob Seger, Bananarama, NRBQ, Brian Hyland, The Ventures, The Beach Boys, Weezer, Mick Jagger, The Go Go's, Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers, David Bowie, Timbuk 3

6 Hot In-Person Trade Shows Coming in July

Posted by Exhibitor Source on Jun 29, 2021 10:45:00 AM

That’s right, folks! You heard it here: real life trade shows coming soon. Not cancelled. Not postponed. Not rescheduled. Not online. IN PERSON! {And the crowd goes WIIIIILLLLLD!}

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What to Expect at Your Next Trade Show

Posted by Exhibitor Source on May 25, 2021 11:00:00 AM

“They’re baaaaaack!” Live events are returning, and we are here for it. With all the trade shows cancelled in 2020 and the lack of personal interaction, it’s about time. However, don’t expect the trade show season of 2019. No, sir. There will be new procedures and protocols as organizers consider the health and safety of exhibitors and attendees and staff.

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One Of The Many Things 2020 Taught Us

Posted by Exhibitor Source on Apr 27, 2021 10:45:00 AM

2020 Proved That Relationships Should Be Your Business's 2021 Priority

We have made it through the first quarter of 2021 already! Even so, we are still reeling from the past year...a year for the history books. No one could’ve predicted the happenings or the fallout or the hidden blessings from 2020. The global pandemic’s impact on the event industry was no small thing, and though we didn’t cause it and we can’t control it, we can learn a lot as we move on toward a healthier, more productive year.

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The Future of Trade Shows

Posted by Exhibitor Source on Mar 23, 2021 10:45:00 AM

We are all anxiously awaiting the return of trade shows and events to make us feel like we are back to business as usual. And continue to wait we will. Events keep getting postponed, trade shows are being pushed later and later, and hosts and attendees alike are wondering what the future of exhibiting is going to look like.

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Touch Screens and COVID-19

Posted by Exhibitor Source on Feb 23, 2021 10:45:00 AM

What a year so far! As look forward to heading back (hopefully and thankfully!) to face-to-face meetings in 2021, we have a few new considerations to add to our to-do lists:

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Is Your Exhibit As Ready As You Are?

Posted by Exhibitor Source on Jan 26, 2021 10:45:00 AM
12 Items to Check Before Trade Shows Return

With all of the canceled shows and rescheduled events this year, it can seem as though trade shows are a thing of the past. Exhibitors have taken a hit as their prime opportunities have been put on hold. Discouraging as all of this might have been and as uncertain as it continues to be, anticipation is high concerning when trade shows will return. One major trend shows that many larger events have opened up for the 2nd half of 2021. This is positive because they could have easily switched to a virtual format. Instead, they are recognizing the value of in-person events.

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Going Virtual

Posted by Exhibitor Source on Jan 5, 2021 10:45:00 AM
Not Every Virtual Event is the Same

Sooooo, by what percentage in 2020 did you increase your usage of the words cancelled, rescheduled, and postponed (not to mention VIRTUAL)? We are all pivoting in this brave new world, and our flexibility is being tested. For the trade show industry, which thrives on in-person events and face time with people, this can present a challenge. So, who’s up for a challenge?!

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Exhibiting Components to Make Social Distancing a Priority

Posted by Exhibitor Source on Dec 29, 2020 10:45:00 AM

As we move on from 2020 into a brand new year, the excitement of resuming meetings and trade shows cannot be understated! We have new rules and even a new vernacular.  "Social Distancing" is a newly coined term thanks to coronavirus(!) and is now priority one for gatherings of all sizes. We have all become familiar with it thanks to those handy directional arrows and neatly-spaced “X” spots in grocery stores and retail outlets. We all know how to keep our distance. But what about when we all get back together at trade shows and marketing events? How do we stay safely distant but intimately connected to our customers and prospects?

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Screen Time vs Face Time

Posted by Exhibitor Source on Dec 1, 2020 11:00:00 AM
What Has The Highest Marketing Value? or 10 Reasons Face Time Beats Screen Time

With the very limited amount of face time that 2020 has afforded us, those of us in the marketing and exhibiting business have had to get very creative with our outreach and customer service. Now more than ever, we’ve utilized email, social media, “live” videos, and webinars to reach clients.

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7 Tips for YouTube Excellence

Posted by Exhibitor Source on Nov 17, 2020 10:45:00 AM

Exhibiting is largely a visual industry, so it’s interesting that the most visual of all social media outlets, YouTube, is vastly underused in our marketing world.

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5 Things We Love

Posted by Exhibitor Source on Nov 3, 2020 10:45:00 AM

About In-Person Exhibiting

Most trade show marketers I know can’t wait to get back to business as usual at real live events. Because of the global pandemic, many businesses are facing big losses and a temporary stay in their ability to market face-to-face. As we in the industry know, there’s no replacement for in-person marketing. It’s what we love to do, and here are just a few reasons why we look forward to the return of trade shows as soon as possible!

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FOMO - Fear of Missing Out: 5 Tips for Your Next Virtual Event

Posted by Exhibitor Source on Oct 27, 2020 10:45:00 AM

What is FOMO? It’s the “fear of missing out” and it can help to drive your customers to attend your virtual event. This can be considered a preparation step to getting your customers and prospects into conversation until trade shows return.

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Trade Show Travel Safety Measures

Posted by Exhibitor Source on Oct 20, 2020 10:45:00 AM

Travel Industry Safety Measures to Keep Exhibitors and Attendees Safe

After months of cancelled events, rescheduled shows, and general uncertainty concerning work and travel and exhibiting, everyone is growing eager to get back to face-to-face meetings. As the world begins opening up and returning to normal, everyone is wondering if it’s going to be business as usual or a completely new normal. Fortunately, the travel industry knows that people needMe to feel safe and comfortable and have taken great measures to ensure customer safety and trust with airlines, hotels, and convention centers. Read ahead for the latest updates in these industries to be inspired and reassured about the great strides made to get us all back to a booming trade show season safely.

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15 Ways to Spread Positivity

Posted by Exhibitor Source on Sep 29, 2020 10:45:00 AM

The whole world is going through a particularly trying time right now. People are stuck at home, family members feel isolated, physical and mental health problems abound, and economic stability seems fragile. With 56% of people reporting that they struggle to stay positive day to day, and 58% saying they struggle to look to the future, it’s clear that much of life seems gloomy and uncertain.

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How to Jump to 10,000 Instagram Followers

Posted by Exhibitor Source on Sep 1, 2020 10:45:00 AM

Ah, Instagram. . . with over a billion active monthly users, there’s no doubt of its belovedness and influence as a social media outlet. What began as a purely personal venture turned into a business opportunity very quickly. Having a strong IG following means a stronger community for your brand, more hits on your blog or website, and more sales for your business.

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3 Basic Event Design Rules

Posted by Exhibitor Source on Aug 25, 2020 10:45:00 AM

...but often not considered

In the flurry of activity that goes into preparing for a trade show – from the best technology to the flashiest graphics to the prime booth location at the event – don’t make the critical mistake of overlooking a crucial element of your brand and your marketing: DESIGN. Good design creates more space, improves the functionality of space, enhances space through lighting, color, texture, scale. Design is meant to be both very visible and magnetic, but yet subtle enough as to be almost invisible. Since many marketers are worrying about how to get noticed, design is the answer. It’s the visual image that will make people notice you. Through the use of balance, focus, and repetition, you can inspire your prospects and elevate your presence at any event.

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Don't Let a Cancelled Trade Show Cancel Your Marketing Goals

Posted by Exhibitor Source on Aug 18, 2020 10:45:00 AM

Maintain Marketing Momentum

Canceled! Postponed! Rescheduled! TBA! What’s a marketing department to do when trade shows and events can’t be put on the calendar in ink?! All this penciling in and erasing is likely to drive even the most hardcore marketing folks crazy. But never fear. You don’t have to wait until trade shows resume to pick up with your marketing goals. Making lemonade out of lemons is part of a marketer’s job, and here are several ways you can make the sweetest lemonade during this stagnant summer season.

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Theme Your Exhibit

Posted by Exhibitor Source on Aug 4, 2020 10:45:00 AM

Boost Your Experiential Value

How do you make the visitors to your trade show booth remember you and your company and value their experience there? That’s what you want, right? For them to REMEMBER you and think of you as VALUABLE to their company’s goals. The simplest, easiest way to be memorable and add value is to create a showstopping booth using theme. Read ahead and THINK to pick the right promotion to grow your leads, increase sales, or improve your overall marketing results.

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Avoid These Obvious (But Often Overlooked) Mistakes at Trade Shows

Posted by Exhibitor Source on Jul 21, 2020 10:45:00 AM

Sometimes, between prepping for a big trade show and coordinating all the various moving parts of people and materials and technology, we make rookie mistakes that can cost us dearly. Check out this list of common, easily fixable mistakes that exhibitors make and do your best to avoid them.

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When Life Gets Messy

Posted by Exhibitor Source on May 26, 2020 10:45:00 AM

By Sofia Troutman

We are living in some strange days for sure and the landscape is constantly shifting under us.  As event and marketing professionals, we are basically circus performers spinning all the plates – we are accustomed to managing people and schedules and events, keeping all the moving parts moving, and all while managing ourselves. We, too, have social lives, families, personal budgets, and individual goals. Much of the time, these two worlds run nicely parallel. Occasionally, though, the two worlds collide and a personal crisis interferes with work life.

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"Dude Looks Like A Lady" ... Tap Your Inner Aerosmith to Improve Trade Show Results

Posted by Exhibitor Source on May 19, 2020 10:45:00 AM

By Shawn Lacagnina

I’ve always loved music, and growing up in the 80s, I was singing along to the best music ever as I cruised our small town in my Oldsmobile Cutlass. I don’t remember a time in my life when I couldn’t belt out “Dream On” at the top of my lungs. Back then, we couldn’t believe we’d make it to 2020. So, for old times’ sake and a little fun, here are the top 10 ways to Aerosmith your way to a great trade show.

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Marketing Videos: Which Camera is the Right One?

Posted by Exhibitor Source on May 5, 2020 10:45:00 AM

By Matt Bohar

Do you love watching those smart, fun videos on social media? Of course you do! Everyone does. They are so creative, and what’s more, they’re effective. A whopping 87% of video marketers say video has increased their website traffic and 83% say video helps them generate leads. And perhaps most importantly, 80% boast increased sales because of video marketing. For this reason, 95% of video marketers plan to increase their video marketing budget next year.

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Top 10 Methods of Building Your Brand at Trade Shows

Posted by Exhibitor Source on Apr 28, 2020 10:45:00 AM

By Mike Thimmesch

If your company wants to build its brand at trade shows, your company is in good company. In survey after survey, exhibitors tell us that building brand awareness is their number one (or at least #2) goal in trade show marketing.

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4 Ways to Close The Sale Following Trade Show Cancellations

Posted by Exhibitor Source on Apr 21, 2020 10:45:00 AM

By Michael Criscuolo

In times of unforeseen catastrophe – the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2008 financial crisis, 9/11 – businesses are confronted with unprecedented challenges, from plummeting revenue streams to navigating employee retention and potential furloughs, even paying the rent. Sales and marketing teams are quickly finding their previously planned trade shows and meetings are postponed or cancelled. How, then, can sales leaders, marketing teams, and product managers support business continuity and continue to meet with key clients and prospects under such challenging circumstances? One way is by engaging in strategic, alternative meeting planning. The purpose of this article is to outline four ways to meet when attending your trade show or conference is no longer possible.

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7 Steps to Lead Mastery

Posted by Exhibitor Source on Apr 7, 2020 10:45:00 AM

If ROI is the name of your exhibiting game, the real product of your trade show is leads. If you ask almost any exhibitor why they attend trade shows, you’ll most likely hear the number one answer (or at least number two) is lead generation.

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Three Technology Trends at Trade Shows

Posted by Exhibitor Source on Mar 31, 2020 10:45:00 AM

Just when you’ve purchased and acclimated to the latest, greatest new innovation in technology – BOOM! – a new trend comes on the scene and your technology is old news. Because of the ever-changing nature of technology (and remember, this is a GOOD thing! We want to be improving and growing!), trade show managers can be hesitant to get on board with the latest hot item. But just imagine if we’d resisted such early innovations as badge scanners or marketing automation software – technology that has vastly improved the trade show experience. The trick is to pump the brakes on the here-today-gone-tomorrow trends and to rev up to the ones with staying power. Pay attention to these three advancements in trade show technology that are sure to be around for many, many years.

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Getting Leads...A Trade Show Strategy

Posted by Exhibitor Source on Mar 24, 2020 10:45:00 AM

By Chris Rowe

Occasionally, I’ll read a really great article on LinkedIn or a blog post by an associate in the trade show business about what sounds like a new and fantastic idea to attract attendees into the trade show booth. I’ll daydream a bit about what it would take to pull it off. I’ll wonder if it would work for our booth. I’ll wonder if it would truly generate good leads. And then . . . I’ll wonder if it worked for THEM. Drawing a big crowd to your booth is exciting. An active booth feels energizing and smells like success. But does it actually mean that you’re having a profitable show?

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Tracking...Advanced Digital Marketing

Posted by Exhibitor Source on Mar 10, 2020 10:45:00 AM

By Matt Bohar

Tracking campaign results with Google Analytics is crucial for honing and adjusting future campaigns. However, often exhibitors just don’t do it. For more information on that, read this blog post. Exhibitors often won’t measure their website engagement from email blasts and other advertising. And because these stats aren’t tracked in Google Analystics without manually enabling it, they miss out on crucial information that they need to adjust their inbound marketing.

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13 Reasons Exhibitors Value Trade Shows

Posted by Exhibitor Source on Mar 3, 2020 10:45:00 AM

Is it really worth it? All the time and money and energy and set-up and tear down and time out of pocket. Are trade shows really all that great?

Turns out, YES! Yes, they are. Exhibitors value trade shows for lots of reasons, from helping them meet their objectives to just making their jobs more exciting.

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Top 11 Free Trade Show Resources

Posted by Exhibitor Source on Feb 25, 2020 10:45:00 AM

Looking for some FREE and EFFECTIVE resources to help you reach your marketing goals? Look no further! We’ve compiled a list of websites and helps aimed at assisting anyone with  business objectives, a tight budget, and plenty of focus. To help maximize your trade show ROI and surpass your event planning benchmarks, read on!

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Coronavirus Travel Tips for Trade Show Travelers

Posted by Exhibitor Source on Feb 18, 2020 10:45:00 AM
25 Business Travel Tips

What are the risks of exhibiting with the health threats that are currently looming?  We have put together a few travel tips to address the Corona Virus outbreak.  More people are taking pause before booking their travel to their next event. This is a unique situation, and hopefully will be over soon. However, as trade show and event professionals you may wonder what you need to think about when preparing to travel or organize your next event. If you are not the event organizer, do you even go? Recently, Amazon, Sony and Ericsson decided not to exhibit at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona because they did not want to expose their employees to the Coronavirus.

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Body Language

Posted by Exhibitor Source on Feb 4, 2020 10:45:00 AM
What Are You Saying?

When you are a presenter or a booth staffer at a trade show exhibit, your single most important visual is YOU. Your audience is looking at you. They are listening to you. The way you look and sound communicate your entire message and determine your success as a speaker. Your body language, facial expressions, and gestures matter even more, I would argue, than your actual speech. Below are some areas in which your physical expressiveness can wow your audience.

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