About 85% of trade shows have pivoted to virtual. The rest have been cancelled or re-scheduled. Just because the show has become an online event, doesn’t mean that it will be well attended or effective. So, what does this mean for you, the exhibitor?
Has your business never exhibited at a face-to-face trade show before? Had you thought about exhibiting, but then restrictions due to the COVID pandemic shut down those plans? Been thinking about exhibiting at a trade show but not sure when things will be “back to normal”? Read why we recommend that you try a virtual trade show to prepare you.
With canceled trade shows come lost opportunities. For many businesses, trade shows are one of their main sources of revenue. Here are a few ways for you to redirect your marketing endeavors to ensure that your marketing dollars are able to bridge this gap until trade shows are back in action.
With so much potential to interact with and win over buyers, the value of a trade show is quite powerful if a business has a strong plan for lead generation and well thought out follow-ups. For a few breakthrough tips on following up with your leads, we cover the benefits that come from lead generation through virtual trade shows.
While it’s a fact that business relationships, experiences and interactions cannot be duplicated on a digital level, we as a networking industry have begun filling this face-to-face void with virtual trade shows and events. And even though the advantages don’t always equate to or outweigh the benefits of in-person trade shows, they’re worth addressing.
Due to social distancing from the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, virtual events are popular right now. But the virtual event world may be confusing and overwhelming for some. Don’t worry! If you have a vision, amazing content, and a trusted event partner who knows virtual, you are ready to get started! Here are some great tips for you.
Virtual trade shows are great for gaining new leads and reaching prospects that may not have the availability to attend your in-person shows, but they aren’t the greatest at cultivating relationships. While it’s not impossible to continue building relationships through virtual trade shows, it’s definitely not as easy as it is to engage with a person one-on-one at an event. Learn why in our latest post.
With the need for cleanliness at an all-time high, many companies are doing their part in helping facilities clean confidently. This gives businesses and their customers peace of mind that proper steps are being taken to promote cleanliness and overall safety. Here are a couple of cleaning solutions that your business can look into when preparing for keeping your staff and customers safe now and in the future.
After the trade show industry halted face-to-face marketing for health and safety reasons, it is encouraging to see several large shows forging ahead with their planned (or postponed) dates for next year. Here is a list of some of the larger trade shows in the U.S. that have rescheduled or are continuing to proceed as planned in-person next year.
Due to the COVID-19 coronavirus and the pause on almost all in-person trade shows, virtual events are gaining in popularity. Many industry associations are hosting their annual conferences online. The next time you hold a virtual event, try using one of these techniques to create the fear of missing out (FOMO) to keep your attendees engaged.
You may be apprehensive about moving your canceled trade show to the virtual space, but if you want to succeed and break through the current economy, you’ll need to get out of your comfort zone. While there’s no replacement for face-to-face trade shows, virtual events can be beneficial in a number of ways. Check out these reasons why.
It’s unfortunate that businesses are experiencing big losses from the pause in trade shows and inability to market face-to-face due to COVID-19. As we in the trade show industry know, in-person marketing can’t be replaced. Here’s a few reasons why exhibit marketers in particular are looking forward to the return of trade shows as soon as possible.
It’s no secret that it’s tough keeping an audience engaged during virtual events. Distractions can interfere with your ability to keep attendees focused on your keynote speakers or breakout sessions. Check out the following tips that will KEEP your audience engaged and excited through the duration of your event.
What is a virtual event? Many people have (incorrectly) classified them as a Zoom meeting (or whatever platform is comparable). A virtual event is so much more. Check out these great examples that can all be done virtually, plus some reasons people hold a virtual event and what they accomplish.
The Together Again Expo was recently held in Orlando, Florida. This event gave those in the exhibitions industry an opportunity to reunite and explore new possibilities for the future of exhibiting. Two representatives from Skyline Exhibits attended and gave us their feedback on their experience.