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Entries from March 2008

What Trade Show Promotional Items Are The Most Sucessful?

March 20th, 2008 · 11 Comments

We have tried many different kinds of giveaways with our logo on them with varied degrees of success. It seems like promo pens, coffee cups and koozies are the most common items that are available. This year we would like to give something different, something that people use every day and is memorable.  Does anyone […]

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Tags: Give Aways · Promotional Items

Question On Cleaning Fabric Hanging Structure

March 15th, 2008 · 3 Comments

I have a rather large white hanging fabric structure with my logo on it that I am looking to get cleaned. It has been to a few shows and has a spots or 2 on it at the corners, It is made of polyester stretch fabric. I talked to a few dry cleaners and they […]

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Tags: Fabric Displays · Trade Show Display Graphics

What’s The Best Trade Show For Pet Related Products?

March 14th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Hi Trade Show Help, We’re thinking of exhibiting at a local Chicago area trade show for our pet supply company and we were wondering if you had any recommendations? It will be our first show so we want to make sure we get the most attendees stopping by our booth. Our website is AnimalsNeedHelp.com and […]

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Tags: Before The Show · Show Selection

How Many Of My Sales Team Should I Have In My Booth At One Time?

March 11th, 2008 · 3 Comments

For our 1o’x20′ display we usually have 5 people manning our booth at the same time, is that the right number of booth staffers?  It gets kinda crowded in there sometimes.  Should there be more or less of my sales team there at one time?  It is expensive flying them there and providing hotel accommodations. […]

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Tags: Booth Etiquette · Booth Staffing

How Much Electricity Do I Need For My Booth?

March 9th, 2008 · 2 Comments

For our next show in Las Vegas the booth space comes with 1- 500 Watt electrical drop, we have a 10′ Mirage display with 2 halogen lights, do you think that is enough electricity?

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Tags: Before The Show · Ordering Show Services

Trade Show Lead Recorders, Do I need One?

March 9th, 2008 · 2 Comments

There are many option on lead recorders, and how you receive the leads after the show is over. Do I even need one? Our sales team makes sure they collect up business cards from everyone that stops by our booth, isn’t that enough?

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Tags: Lead Management

Should I Ship To The Advance Warehouse Or Direct To Show?

March 9th, 2008 · 5 Comments

Hi, I’m always perplexed by this dilemma, Where should I have my my booth and literature shipped when attending the trade show convention we have every year at McCormick Place. Should I ship directly to the show and save a few dollars or to advance warehouse? The show sheets are pretty confusing when it comes […]

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Tags: Material Handling · Trade Show Freight

Trying to Save The Most Money On Trade Shows

March 6th, 2008 · 3 Comments

I just got put in charge of my company’s trade show program and I have to make sure we spend less money this year than the old marketing person did last year. What’s the one thing I can do to make sure we don’t waste any money with this years trade show program? We go […]

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Tags: Before The Show · Ordering Show Services · Saving Money