Before I came to Skyline as an Account Executive, I spent 15 years on the other side of the industry. My marketing career began as a trade show event coordinator, and later, manager, with one of several companies and as a customer of Skyline. My experience in both realms of the industry has allowed me to relate to and engage with my current customers in an empathetic and knowledgeable way. Let me share what I’ve learned, as it may help you too.
“This place is a zoo,” was spoken by the alligator in his typical New York accent. As a youngster this was the start of a TV spot for the local zoo. Thinking about that today I can see its relevance in today’s trade show and events world.
How can you enhance the look of your exhibit at your next show, without breaking the bank? Like any outfit you’ve had for a while, adding accessories can give you a whole new look.
If you’re taking your trade show exhibit to an event, you probably have all sorts of ideas that will help you meet new customers and increase your lead base. While this can be a primary reason for businesses to exhibit at trade shows, it’s important that you don’t neglect your existing customers.
Why do B2B buyers continue to attend trade shows by the tens of millions, rather than make all their purchases online? Because they want to meet you face to face, to see for themselves what the people who work for your company are really like, and if your company is trustworthy enough to do business with.
It’s not hard to make mistakes with your trade show display, but it can be difficult to spot them before they happen. This can be because there are so many things to consider and so many decisions to be made. However, if you make a plan accordingly, avoiding some of the most common mistakes can be easy — especially if you know what to look out for. Here are some of the easiest mistakes to make, but also how to avoid them so you make sure that you have a successful experience with your trade show display:
In order to achieve sustainable, long-term results in trade show and event marketing, businesses owners of companies of every size and scope must plan a way to make their vision a reality and their objectives a priority.
Technology is continually advancing, and that means that it’s easier than ever for companies to incorporate it into their trade show booths. If you’ve never thought about how camera phones, tablets, event management software, or video monitors can impact your business, keep reading.
Trade shows are deceptively simple looking. They appear to be no harder than popping up a display, standing in your booth space, and then waiting for all the buyers to waltz in and give you their money. If only it was that easy.
So you’ve decided to dive into the process of purchasing your first trade show display? Perhaps you’ve been renting for a few years or are completely new to the trade show scene. Either way you’ve likely discovered that the process of purchasing trade show exhibits can be a bit overwhelming. With so much on the line related to this important piece of marketing equipment, and with so many options to choose from, where do you even begin to sort through it all?