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

Make Your Booth Wheelchair-Friendly with These 6 Helpful Tips

Every visitor to your exhibit is a potential customer. Wheelchair-friendly booth design helps to ensure that every attendee can enjoy all aspects of a trade show display, including maneuvering around the booth, viewing and reaching sample products, and accessing tablet or iPad keyboards. Use these six helpful tips to improve wheelchair accessibility in your booth.… Read More Make Your Booth Wheelchair-Friendly with These 6 Helpful Tips

Understaffed? Grow Your Own Sales Talent in Time for Your Next Trade Show

Frontline sales managers are under pressure to ensure that every event on the trade show marketing calendar will be staffed by at least two members from the sales team. But if you’ve recently lost a top performer to a competitor or departmental budget cuts, that’s not always possible. The ideal solution? A backup sales team that can flex in during peak periods.… Read More Understaffed? Grow Your Own Sales Talent in Time for Your Next Trade Show

7 Ways to Keep Your Marketing Collateral Out of the Hotel Trash Bin

There’s nothing worse than seeing all your hard work go to waste — literally. With all the marketing collateral that is handed out at trade shows, it’s no surprise that most of it never makes the return trip back to your prospective customer’s corporate office. Save money (and save face) by learning how to deliver marketing materials worth keeping.… Read More 7 Ways to Keep Your Marketing Collateral Out of the Hotel Trash Bin

Exhibiting Abroad? Avoid These Critical Mistakes to Ensure a Successful Show

Has your company made plans to exhibit at its very first overseas trade show? Congratulations! Are you scared or anxious? You should be. Dipping your toe into international trade show waters can be as nerve-wracking as it is exciting. Learn how to sidestep these common first-timer mistakes and you’ll be on your way to a great foreign exhibit experience.… Read More Exhibiting Abroad? Avoid These Critical Mistakes to Ensure a Successful Show