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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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Topics: Nashville trade show displays, Nashville trade show exhibits, marketing, skyline Nashville, trade show marketing, Blog, booth design, exhibit design, Nashville events, Skyline, Trade Show Displays in Nashville, trade show displays Nashville, trade show exhibiting, trade show exhibits, trade shows, success, budget, B2B, trade show planning and logistics, event planning, going green, Earth Day, conservation

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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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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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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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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Places Everyone!

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 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 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

Maximize The Versatility Of Your Knoxville Trade Show Exhibits

Posted by 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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Making a Great First Impression with Your Knoxville Trade Show Exhibits

Posted by 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

Exhibitor Source Congratulated by Gov. Bill Haslam

Posted by 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, trade show marketing, ABEA, American Business Ethics Award, ethics award, Bill Haslam, business award, Governor, letter of congratulations, Nashville I&D trade show, Tennessee, trade show booths, trade show displays, trade show exhibits, Exhibitor Source

You Are Invited!

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

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Exhibitor Source Named Recipient of the American Business Ethics Award

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

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 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, trade show marketing, ABEA, American Business Ethics Award, ethics award, business award, Nashville I&D trade show, trade show booths, trade show displays, trade show exhibits, Exhibitor Source

Get the Summer Scoop!

Posted by 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

Does Your Booth Fit?

Posted by Exhibitor Source 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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