How many t-shirts, mobile device chargers, water bottles, etc. have you received at trade shows? How many of them actually changed your view of the company that produced them? Today, more and more brands are ditching the plastic trinkets in favor of less tangible, more experiential premiums.
Category: Planning and Logistics
In today’s ever changing tech world, we all need to stay abreast of digital trends. If you’re not directly selling tech products or services, you invariably have critical partners, suppliers or vendors in the tech sector. With that in mind, we present this list of large North American technology trade shows and events already scheduled for the first part of 2019.
Bonnaroo, which has a reputation as THE place to see emerging and established pioneers in music, comedy and cinema has also made it the go-to destination for companies looking to build brand affinity, especially among millennial audiences. So, when planning your next live event, consider these experiential marketing take-aways from festival organizers and exhibitors.
You may have already noticed that trade show freight costs are rising – significantly. If not, you will. There are so many contributing factors affecting trade show shipping prices right now that it is hard to determine if any one specific thing makes up the bulk of the increases we are experiencing. Is relief in sight?
Event managers often feel they should offer giveaways in their booth, but are at a loss as to what will draw people in. However, while giveaways were a good draw in the past, many of today’s show attendees are not interested in them. So how can you attract visitors these days?
Experiential marketing allows your customers to have an emotional investment in your products or services, literally letting them help shape your brand’s evolution. But if it creates such memorable experiences, why aren’t more trade show marketers using it?
We all know that talking on your cell phone and eating in the booth are among the worst things you can do at trade show. But how many of us have witnessed, or been guilty of, less obvious breaches of exhibition etiquette? If you think your booth manners are perfect, ask yourself whether you or your staff have ever committed one of the following “Trade Show Don’ts.”