How to Craft the Ultimate Post-Show Report

Preparing trade show reports shouldn’t require a three-hour scavenger hunt, frantically looking up costs and numbers. The key to pain-free post-show reporting is pre-show planning. By devising a report template up-front and deciding ahead of time which data points you’ll use to measure success, your post-show reports will practically write themselves. … Read More How to Craft the Ultimate Post-Show Report

Are You Exhibiting at the Right Trade Shows? Here’s How to Find Out.

No matter how well-branded your display, if your target audience doesn’t show up at a particular trade show, you’ve wasted valuable time, money and energy by exhibiting. The whole point of trade show marketing is to connect exhibitors with their ideal customers. Use this six-point plan to select trade shows that attract the right attendees for your business.… Read More Are You Exhibiting at the Right Trade Shows? Here’s How to Find Out.

Exhibitor Packing List: Travel Essentials for Booth Staffers on the Road

Exhibiting at an out-of-town event can seriously boost your brand visibility, not to mention the insights gained from scoping out your competition on the show floor. But whether it’s a small one-day trade show or a week-long business conference, it’s easy to either over- or underestimate how much stuff to bring. This handy exhibitor packing list should help.… Read More Exhibitor Packing List: Travel Essentials for Booth Staffers on the Road

10 Money-Saving Tips for Trade Show Exhibitors

For most businesses, exhibiting at trade shows is an essential tool for boosting brand exposure and capturing sales leads. Where else can you meet face-to-face with dozens of prospective clients in a single day? But despite their effectiveness, trade shows can be expensive. Follow these tips to reduce costs and trim the fat off your trade show marketing budget.… Read More 10 Money-Saving Tips for Trade Show Exhibitors

How and When to Work with Trade Show Union Labor

If your motto is “don’t sweat the small stuff,” then you likely don’t work as a trade show union laborer. From cables and lighting to exhibit placement, setup and tear-down, the talented folks working behind the scenes are laser-focused on the details. But union labor is expensive, and at some point every exhibitor wonders, “Can’t I do some of this work myself?”… Read More How and When to Work with Trade Show Union Labor

Innovative Event Sponsorship Ideas Big-ticket Sponsors Can’t Resist

Having trouble getting sponsors to commit to your event? Your cookie-cutter, one-size-fits-all sponsorship package may be to blame. In addition to basic sponsorship perks like logo-emblazoned swag, guaranteed trade show booths, and speaking opportunities, high-end event sponsors are increasingly drawn toward packages that include customized offerings and rewards.… Read More Innovative Event Sponsorship Ideas Big-ticket Sponsors Can’t Resist

Trending Now: Hot Topics in Trade Show Marketing and Design

The science of trade show marketing is like a fast-moving subway train. Blink once and not only have you missed an opportunity, but it could be twice as hard to catch up to your competitors. Don’t let trade show innovation pass you by! Dive into our list of “good reads,” as recommended by EXHIB-IT! staff… Read More Trending Now: Hot Topics in Trade Show Marketing and Design

The Biowall Factor: Bring Your Trade Show Booth to Life

In 1970, an adorable chartreuse-colored Muppet named Kermit the Frog told us all that it simply wasn’t easy “bein’ green.” If Kermit were to visit a trade show today, we think he’d be happily surprised. As exhibitors experiment with adding biowalls to their displays, they’re seeing attendees across the country respond with a collective and resounding “ahhhh.”… Read More The Biowall Factor: Bring Your Trade Show Booth to Life

5 Ways to Dispose of an Unwanted Exhibit

The corset. Platform shoes. Hammer pants. Instinctually, we all can just feel it when it’s time for something to GO AWAY. So when it comes time to get a shiny new trade show exhibit — whether it’s for a campaign, branding or just because — what exactly do you do with an old one? As it turns out, there are lots of options for trade show booth disposal. … Read More 5 Ways to Dispose of an Unwanted Exhibit

Trade Show Videos: Surefire Ways to Command the Spotlight

Done correctly, video will engage passersby like nothing else in the exhibitor’s tool box. Once you’ve grabbed their attention, you can use video to educate, inform and even entertain potential business prospects. Here are some tips for creating trade show videos that captivate your audience while sharing your key message—before, during and after the trade show.… Read More Trade Show Videos: Surefire Ways to Command the Spotlight

4 Easy Hacks to Avoid WiFi Fees at Trade Shows, Expos and Conventions

For trade show exhibitors, having access to WiFi when you need to conduct business is more of a rule rather than an exception. However, obtaining that access at a trade show can sometimes come with a hefty price tag. Although you may feel as though you have no choice but to pay, with a little research and know-how, you can find a free or low-cost workaround. … Read More 4 Easy Hacks to Avoid WiFi Fees at Trade Shows, Expos and Conventions

Trade Show Terminology: Learn the Lingo and Show Like a Pro

Like most specialty industries, the world of trade show marketing has its own unique language. For exhibitors, knowing how to speak the lingo is critical. Learn these key terms to avoid costly misunderstandings between you and your exhibit design firm, show management representatives, shipping and freight vendors, on-site labor supervisors, and booth staffers.… Read More Trade Show Terminology: Learn the Lingo and Show Like a Pro