Does Your Trade Show Marketing Plan Attract Buyers Or Browsers?
Trade show marketing gives your team the opportunity to meet prospects face to face, place your product in their hands, read them and address their objections in real-time, convert them on the spot and close more sales than at any other time. It's a serious investment to attend a trade show, and you should be seeing a significant return on that investment. One smart way to fine-tune that return is to consider the traffic you're attracting. On the one hand, marketing is a numbers game, and we're all out to generate as much traffic as possible. On the other hand, attracting the wrong traffic can cost you time and money and cost you opportunities to interact with real, qualified prospects. Think of it this way: it costs about 15 cents each to purchase cold leads, and your sales team can interact with those cold leads in the office. When you spend the money to send them to a trade show, you're spending a lot more than 15 cents per contact, so you need to be sure that those contacts are worth the extra money.