Trade Show Display Marketing Tips and Advice

75 Tips to Generate Sales Leads From a Trade Show

Posted on Tue, Feb 05, 2019

In the internet age, trade shows probably are not your sole source of leads. An ultra-targeted LinkedIn saved search, group of Google alerts, or smart CRM with built-in prospecting capabilities can deliver good fit opportunities to you on a regular basis -- without you ever having to step foot outside the office.  But most every industry has one event that is the event.  Everyone who's anyone attends, and that includes your customers, competitors, and a heaping helping of potential buyers. Your company simply must be represented on the vendor floor -- no ifs, ands, or buts about it.

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Topics: marketing effectively at trade shows, effective trade show marketing, trade show effectiveness,, motivating at trade show events, tips on how to sell at trade shows, trade show booth maketing

HOW TO DESIGN A TRADE BOOTH THAT CAPTIVATES (AND SELLS)

Posted on Thu, Jan 03, 2019

Attending a trade show on behalf of your business can be a great opportunity to grow your brand and gain
exposure, but with a venue buzzing with hundreds of other businesses, it can be difficult to stand out among the
crowd. It’s important to have an inviting and captivating trade booth that draws in attendees and sparks a
conversation.  Here are 4 things you can do to design your trade show booth to both attract attendees and sell your product or service:

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Topics: trade show themes, unique trade show booths, modular led tiles, marketing effectively at trade shows, tips on how to sell at trade shows, Trade show booth designs

5 Strategies for Selling Your Products at Fairs, Trade Shows, & Festivals

Posted on Thu, Nov 29, 2018

In a world where retail eCommerce sales surpassed $2.3 billion this year, touting your products at fairs, trade shows, and festivals might seem like an outdated tactic to grow your business.  However, showcasing your product or service in real life still has high sales potential today. 82% of trade show attendees are directly involved in their teams’ purchasing decisions, so setting up shop at fairs, trade shows, and festivals is one of the best ways to connect with your target accounts’ key decision makers. Trade shows can also help you connect with other players in your industry, market your brand to a large audience, and gather feedback about your products. To help you get the most out of your next trade show, we’ve compiled five effective strategies for selling your products at your booth. And hopefully, they can help you instantly attract your visitors’ attention and convince them to buy on the spot.

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Topics: trade show effectiveness,, motivating at trade show events, marketing effectively at trade shows, trade show display design tips, attracting an audience, tips on how to sell at trade shows

Trade Shows Make Changes to Adapt to a Changing World

Posted on Tue, Nov 20, 2018

This article is specific to trade shows in the APPAREL market.  The way we do business in the apparel and textile industries is being altered at lightning speed. With that in mind, the trade shows that serve those industries also are taking major steps to keep up with that changing world. We caught up with trade-show organizers to find out what they are doing to better serve customers.  Here is what they had to say:

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Topics: trade show effectiveness,, motivating at trade show events, trade show motivation, marketing effectively at trade shows, trade show display design tips

26 Psychological Biases to Help You Sell Better and Faster

Posted on Thu, Oct 11, 2018

For all the powerful processing work the human mind can do, it's still prone to making bizarre assumptions and jumping to illogical conclusions. Unfortunately, we don't usually recognize these patterns as strange. Since they're unconscious, they seem normal. Like it or not, these biases are part of us, so those in the business of persuasion can benefit from learning how to spot and play to them.

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Topics: trade show effectiveness,, keeping customers, motivating at trade show events, marketing effectively at trade shows, effective trade show marketing, attracting an audience, trade show booth selling

How to Run a SWOT Analysis for Your Business

Posted on Tue, Aug 21, 2018

You know a SWOT analysis is important, but, how do you conduct one? There are four steps you’ll want to take when evaluating your business as a whole, or your product in particular. Before you start, you’ll need to figure out what you’re evaluating with your SWOT analysis. Creating a social media program, launching a new product, or considering a brand re-design are all good reasons to conduct a SWOT analysis.

To visualize your SWOT analysis, it's helpful to make a table. Here, I’ve created a sample using a simple Google Doc table -- feel free to use the model yourself, or create your own as it suits your needs.

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Topics: 20x20 custom trade show display, customer island exhibits, selling at medical events, chicago trade show events, exhibit design search, marketing effectively at trade shows, 2018 trade show planning

Try This Insanely Easy Rapport-Building Exercise to Boost Your Charisma

Posted on Wed, Aug 15, 2018

I play this game every single time I go through the line at the grocery store, and while you might think it sounds crazy, hear me out: Since I started doing this two months ago, my ability to quickly build a rapport with a total stranger has improved dramatically.  This might be a great thing to practice and use in your trade show exhibit at your next trade show event.

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Topics: selling at medical events, chicago trade show events, motivating at trade show events, marketing effectively at trade shows, effective trade show marketing, drawing prospects into a booth, attracting an audience

Happy Customers Are the Biggest Marketing Opportunity of 2018

Posted on Tue, Jul 24, 2018

Great marketers care deeply about copy, obsess over visuals, and pour their hearts into content. It’s this dedication to detail that drives leads, grows funnels, and inspires customers to buy.  But great marketers also know a hard truth about their work. That ultimately, no matter how much effort goes into building and refining your marketing strategy, something else will always have a bigger impact on buyers. There is one voice that speaks louder than any blog post, captures more attention than any ad, and inspires people like no expertly crafted video ever could:  The voice of your customers.

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Topics: trade show follow-up, chicago trade show events, marketing effectively at trade shows, 2018 planning, marketing, trade show sales, trade show sales strategy

6 Sales Promotion Ideas to Leverage or Leave

Posted on Fri, Jul 13, 2018

Sales promotions aren’t always necessary to close business. In fact, salespeople shouldn’t get in the habit of regularly using promotions when mastering essential negotiations skills.  For sales leaders, promotions either make the customer’s decision easier or motivate the salesperson to work a little harder. Both scenarios require a something extra from the seller.

So, are sales promotions necessary in 2018?  Oh baby, they sure are. When constructed correctly and deployed intelligently, they should enhance, not disrupt, the sales process. Here’s some advice on how to make your sales promotions kick ass instead of a pain in the ass.

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Topics: chicago trade show events, trade show follow-up, motivating at trade show events, marketing effectively at trade shows, trade show booth selling, trade show selling tips

You Care What Happens After the Show?

Posted on Wed, Jul 11, 2018

How focused are you on what happens to the leads you gathered once the trade show is over? Perhaps you answered that “It’s not my problem – I simply hand them off to the sales department (or someone else).”But you know what? Even if that’s the case, you want to take steps to ensure those leads are well taken care of post-show.

Because here are the hard facts: paying attention to what happens after that first encounter with a prospect or customer improves the lifetime relationship you have with them, which means increased revenue potential and repeat sales opportunities.

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Topics: trade show customers, chicago trade show events, trade show follow-up, marketing effectively at trade shows, generating leads at trade shows, trade show leads, tradeshow leads

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