Trade shows are coming back full throttle and planning ahead can save your company money. And because the rush is on, you may need to book some services further out in advance than you have before just to make sure they are available to you later this year. Check out these great budget saving tips that you should consider when planning for your events later in the year.
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In-person trade shows are making a rapid comeback, which is great news for all of us event marketers! However, much like with a lot of other industries, we can expect some changes the past year brought upon us to affect the traditional way we do things. That’s why developing an effective hybrid event strategy can lead to a more motivated buyer. Check out our 10 questions to ask to learn how.
It’s important to be up-to-date on proper food service techniques, especially when you’re giving away snacks as a form of a freebie at your trade shows or events. If your business is not in the foodservice industry but you’re giving away snacks in your booth, you might not be quite as aware as those who are in the industry. However, there are specific things to remember to make your food freebies effective giveaways.
If you have not yet noticed, leads are becoming harder to obtain with the ever-growing amount of competition in each industry and the amount of marketing avenues companies now have at their fingertips to try and reach their prospects. Here is how you can use SEO to drive lead generation and boost your trade show marketing efforts.
Has your company been exhibiting at the same trade shows for the past 10+ years simply because that’s how it’s always been? Or is your business dealing with budget cuts, including trying to cut back on trade shows this year? Or are you considering adding a new trade show to your list because it is close by? If you said yes to any of these questions, check out our tips on show selection.
Exhibit companies will certainly be working hard to satisfy all requests and orders as efficiently as possible. Unfortunately, supply chain delays and daily lead time fluctuation are new challenges we must all consider due to the pandemic. This means that if you are thinking of exhibiting in the Fall, it is important to begin the planning process sooner than later.
We’ve all recently experienced a break from live events, and aside from the stress of businesses and exhibitors dealing with many canceled shows, the lost opportunities for face-to-face interactions have taken a toll. That’s why exhibitors are ready to hit the ground running now that trade shows are rescheduling and preparing for a fresh start. One positive take away from the downtime is that it’s provided businesses with a chance to reevaluate their trade show marketing plans, goals, and expectations for the year ahead.
There are plenty of ways for large events to implement stricter health-safety measures, but many of these implementations are not exactly ‘new’ or innovative. However, there are new technologies that are going above and beyond the average safety measures we’ve seen throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are just a few that are making the event world a little more comfortable for attendees.
Virtual events have taken off recently, but they simply don’t replace the power of face-to-face marketing. Currently, there are many businesses that don’t feel comfortable sending their staff off to trade shows quite yet, and on the other hand, there are businesses that are giving their employees permission to travel with safety and precaution. A hybrid event combines both the in-person and virtual setting of your trade show or event.
After a successful April 2019 event, CinemaCon, the largest gathering for the worldwide motion picture theater industry, closed its doors for the 2020 year. While the show was originally canceled, and then scheduled to take place in April of 2021, it was again postponed to its new set dates in August 2021. Read how CinemaCon is prepared to jumpstart the excitement and buzz surrounding the box office this summer.
The trade show industry has done everything it could to find its way back. While we can all expect new precautions, rules, and safety limits to create an unfamiliar aspect at trade shows compared to how we once knew them, there are numerous things that we can expect to remain the same. Here are 5 things that haven’t gone anywhere when it comes to trade shows as we know them!
Now that the world is starting to get more of a grip on COVID-19 and trade shows will soon be able to resume, the next steps will include plenty of reevaluating, including floor space in their booth. It’s extremely important to create exhibit floor plans that are spacious and open, easy to navigate, and that look appealing and inviting.
With staffing expenses hitting around 20% for many exhibitors, it’s important to pay close attention to costs when sending your staff to a live, in-person trade show. Rather than cutting costs in your booth that could hinder the appearance or experience in your exhibit, consider these tips to save you money when sending your trade show staff to your next event.
BIOMEDevice Boston is continuing to bring together the brightest minds in 3D printing, biomaterials, surgical robotics, and more. This popular event in the world of biotechnology is moving forward with its 2021 event dates in its own unique way. Read more to learn how.
While it’s important that we get back to face-to-face interactions, it’s also necessary to provide an alternative like hybrid events. So, with so many new steps to implement in the transition from a completely in-person event to a hybrid event, we’ve laid out some important ones here to keep in mind when executing your next trade show.