Five Fatal Trade Show Mistakes You Must Avoid

Webbiquity

Most B2B businesses depend (at least to some degree) on trade shows to generate leads, get media coverage, and attract customers. Because of what you invest in the preparation for and execution of trade show participation, you can’t afford to make mistakes.

7 Creative Demand Gen Tactics to Drive Trade Show Booth Traffic

The Point

Even in this digital age, trade shows are still a core part of many B2B marketers’ 2017 demand generation plans. Generating maximum return from that investment, however, requires careful planning, and close attention to both pre-show and post-show communications strategy. In a previous post, I discussed key strategies for following up with trade show leads. Here are 7 ideas for increasing booth traffic and lead volume at the show: 1.

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Five Tips For Building a Remarkable Trade Show Booth

Webbiquity

Some companies rely on trade shows for new business or to expand their client base, while other use the shows to launch a new product. Regardless of the objective, a successful trade show can “make or break” a new or small company. Guest post by Tifany Scifo.

Getting B2B Trade Show Attendees to Buy

Webbiquity

Trade shows are a great place to generate new B2B leads and reinforce existing relationships—and the bigger the show, the greater the opportunity. Unfortunately, in spite of the sales-conducive environment of a trade show, sales are by no means a guarantee (imagine if they were!). Trade show buyers tend to come prepared. This means that a generalized, “one size fits all” marketing strategy is arguably a bad approach to selling to the B2B customer.

Finding the Right Fit: Six Tips for Trade Show Evaluations

Webbiquity

Thinking about which trade shows to participate in this year? For growing companies, trade shows can be a powerful way to market products and increase brand recognition. What do you want to achieve by participating in the event? Guest post by Kelsey Stage.

The Trade Show Countdown: How to Prepare Your Business for a Trade Show

Webbiquity

If you are like most business owners or managers, trade shows are part of your marketing plan for the coming year. marketers generated sales using event marketing , and 80% said live events are critical to their company’s success. Day of Trade Show.

New Technologies Drive Trade Show Marketing Productivity

Biznology

How to explain my longtime fascination with trade shows and business events? It’s because events often comprise the single largest portion of B2B marketing budgets, averaging 22%. The industry weathered 9/11, when everyone thought the trade show was a goner.

Trade Shows Won’t Be Coming Back This Year Or Next; Innovative Event Marketing Ideas Revealed

Square 2 Marketing

How To Replace The Lead Generation You Were Expecting From Live Events. I saw a new free report called “Getting Ready For The Return Of Trade Shows” from a software company, and I thought to myself, “What trade shows?”.

Event Marketing: How a technology start-up made a trade show splash booth-free

B2B Lead Generation

Tweet Brickstream , a retail technology company, was too late to rent a booth at the year’s most important industry event where it had to have a strong presence. But, the team turned this marketing nightmare into a marketer’s dream come true. The best opportunity to kick off that effort was at the NRF Big Show. This conference, sponsored by the National Retail Federation, is the largest technology event for retailers. The fun didn’t end at the trade show.

How to Prepare for a Successful Trade Show

Lead Liaison

When preparing to exhibit at a trade show, it’s critical that you stay organized. The success of your trade show hinges on your team’s ability to execute each part of the process properly, and on schedule. Take the stress out of preparing for your next trade show by keeping track of responsibilities in a simplified checklist. We’ve compiled a comprehensive list of tasks to help you prepare for a successful trade show.

Trade Show Follow-Up: 5 tips to optimize response

B2B Lead Generation

Tweet For the past seven years, trade shows have surpassed websites, email marketing and paid search to secure the top spot as B2B marketers’ biggest investment, according to the MarketingSherpa 2012 B2B Marketing Benchmark Report. But, do marketers make the most of this investment? I can’t help but wonder given my own trade show attendance experience. Here’s what I suspect happens: They sponsor the event and set up a booth.

After the Event: Post-Trade Show Questionnaire

Lead Liaison

The actions you take after exhibiting at a trade show are equally as, if not more, important than what you did to prepare for it. The amount of business you close from the event is likely the most telling sign of a successful trade show. Another means of evaluation, which is often overlooked, is asking your team what they think about the event, your booth, and your methods. Add this resource to your trade show process now!

Content Marketing and Trade Shows: How to Drive Conversions Post-Event

Marketing Insider Group

Event marketing isn’t just what happens at the event. You need a pre- and post-show plan. While the pre-event email may be a simple message to guide people to visit you, what are you doing post-event? Content Marketing

How A Virtual Trade Show Booth Could Save Your Trade Show Season

Square 2 Marketing

Now Is The Time To Rethink Your Entire Event Marketing Strategy. The companies that emerge from these uncertain times strong are those that quickly pivot their business strategy, including the marketing and sales that go with it. Most of us expected to attend at least a handful of events, trade shows and conferences this year. Even when we go back to working at offices, large gatherings like trade shows will remain on the shelf.

10 Killer Tips For Using Marketing Automation To Generate Trade Show Leads

Square 2 Marketing

Outbound Marketing Tactics Like Trade Shows Require Automation To Optimize Your Event ROI. Today there are more conferences, trade shows and live events than ever before. marketing automation software Trade Shows event marketing

Some Good Trade Show Advice

The Effective Marketer

Despite the fact that trade show attendance is going down and there is less money in your marketing budget for attending physical events, if you do have to go to one you’d better make it worth it. I like how Vanessa Nornberg described in an Inc.com article a few tips to make your trade show profitable: Buy a booth you can afford. Marketing Budget Marketing Planning Trade Shows and Events event event management show planning trade show

The 22 Best Virtual Event Platforms

Webbiquity

All types of events, including trade shows and industry conferences, can now be produced and attended remotely. That’s especially true in the realm of virtual events that go beyond traditional webinars and webcasts. Leading Edge Virtual Event Platforms.

How Technology on the Trade Show Floor Can Help Your Sales Team Work Smarter and Sell More

B2B Lead Generation

Tweet Trade shows and conferences are still the biggest areas of investment for marketers, according to the most recent MarketingSherpa B2B Marketing Benchmark Report. And, as we marketers have embraced digital, the value of face-to-face interactions has increased. Yet, many companies still measure marketers on cost-per-lead metrics when such metrics are inadequate for measuring face-to-face interactions at trade shows.

Blog: Getting the Most Out of Trade Show Investments

Conversica

We are in the middle of conference season and Marketers are hard at work promoting events, building booths, crafting meeting spaces, selecting swag and giveaways, and polishing their messaging. Needless to say, trade shows and conferences require large investments of time, energy and resources from Event Marketers. Overall, $570 billion is spent on attending, sponsoring and hosting business-to-business (B2B) events each year. Pre-event data.

Event Lead Capture Provider Lead Liaison Unveils New Resources for Trade Show Event Planning

Lead Liaison

Dallas, Texas – Lead Liaison, the powerhouse behind the event lead capture solution, GoExhibit!™ , is set apart from competitors in the industry due to their extraordinary level of customer support. In true form, they released two helpful resources this week which are geared to help trade show coordinators prepare for high-steaks events. It’s extensivity makes the checklist an excellent tool for beginners as well as seasoned trade show planners.

GoExhibit! Enhancements Released As Peak of Trade Show Season Nears

Lead Liaison

Dallas, TX – Lead Liaison’s event lead management solution, GoExhibit!™ , is growing in popularity among event marketers across the globe. The sales and marketing platform that is “built by its users” released a list this week of Q1‘19 enhancements to GoExhibit!™. When event managers give their reps access to the mobile lead capture app, they can now customize the invitation. Lead Capture Lead Management Marketing Trade Shows Trade Shows

B2B Trade Show Marketing Best Practices

Sales Intelligence View

According to MarketingSherpa 2012 Marketing Benchmark Report, trade shows have secured the top spot as the most effective B2B marketing platform. They have greatly surpassed paid search, email marketing and websites. This statistic encourages us to take tradeshows more seriously and leverage them to market our businesses more efficiently and effectively. Marketers now do everything they can to qualify leads before passing them off to sales.

12+ Tips for Trade Show Success

The Effective Marketer

Make Your Trade Shows Count. The old fashioned trade show may not be the hottest topic coming through your inbox these days but odds are that you may still be doing quite a few events and have trade shows as part of your marketing budget. A recent MarketingProfs article, Is Tradeshow Marketing Dead? brings 12 tips for ensuring shows deliver the leads you expect. Continue post-show marketing with an appropriate offer.

Conference Season Prep: Make the Most of Trade Shows

Act-On

How to make the most of conference season, as a planner and attendee, including how marketing automation can help. Events Marketing Life Marketing Strategy conference season tradeshow tradeshow marketing tradeshows

Why Engagement On Your Social Platforms Is Important For Your Next Trade Show

Webbiquity SMM

Trade show or event marketing offers an excellent opportunity for businesses and marketers to gain valuable face-to-face time with potential clients, customers and business partners. However, digital technology, and social networking sites in particular, have fundamentally altered the way events are experienced. Through social media platforms , attendees and businesses can share content and experiences from the event. Guest post by Reno Macri.

Get Social at Your Next Trade Show: How to Use Social Media to Boost Your Event Marketing

Navigate the Channel

Even in an increasingly digitized marketing world, a well-executed trade show presence is an indispensable part of a solid marketing strategy for any B2B company. And just because trade shows are a more traditional way of getting the word out about your product or brand doesn’t mean you can’t take advantage of the benefits of real-time communication and instant exposure made possible through social media. Social Media Plays a Key Role in B2B Marketing.

What Working at an Apple Store Taught Me About Good Event Marketing

RockContent

I’m going to start with a controversial statement: I’m a firm believer in the power of event marketing. Trade shows, owned events, you name it, I love it. Events are a huge investment in time and money – but when done right, they help generate quality leads, develop existing relationships and do wonders for brand awareness. Pick the right event for your business. Understand the event audience, and develop positioning that resonates.

Leads Generation Ideas for Trade Shows & Corporate Events

Zoominfo

Events and trade shows are expensive, even if you’re not a sponsor. Even so, they are still one of the best ways to get your solution in front of a crowd of likely prospects: 41% of companies consider event marketing to be their top channel for lead generation. Trade shows are a small(ish) pond of like-minded prospects where your sales reps can catch a lot of really big fish. Identify Who’s Going to the Event. Prioritize Pre-Event Outreach.

How to Use Lead Scoring to Drive the Highest Return on Your Trade-Show Investment

B2B Lead Generation

Tweet In the 2012 B2B Marketing Benchmark Report , 1,745 marketing organizations revealed that trade shows took up the biggest chunk of their marketing budget – over 21%. Yet, they only ranked fourth in marketing effectiveness, under websites, SEOs, and emails. Smart marketers apply some type of lead scoring to leads generated from website, SEO, and email initiatives. They need to do the same with trade shows. Image: AAPEX Shows.

Nine Simple Tactics to Drive a Higher Return on Trade Show Investment

B2B Lead Generation

Tweet In his most recent post , Dave Green pointed out how marketers invest most of their budget on trade shows even though it ranks fourth in effectiveness. He went on to explain how to get a better return on your trade-show investment through lead scoring. Develop a list of targets you want to seek out during the event. They should all be on the event website. Leverage social media before, during and after the event.

How B2B Companies Can Know If Their Trade Show Marketing Works

The Forward Observer

Artillery B2B Marketing Blog > The Forward Observer B2B companies who measure their trade show ROI are able to increase the effectiveness of their marketing investment and determine which shows are working. For many companies, trade show marketing is driven by one the most powerful forces on the planet: inertia. Additionally, there are other trade shows marketers are not attending which might be a better investment.

How to Market an Event: 15 Event Marketing Tips

Marketing Insider Group

A well-planned promotional strategy is vital for a successful event. These event marketing tips will help you get the word out about your event, reach the right audience, and build buzz for your conference, trade show, or corporate event in the run-up to its launch. Quick Takeaways An integrated marketing strategy is essential to maximize […]. Event Marketing

40 Event Marketing Statistics

Lead Liaison

As marketers, it seems like every time we feel like we’ve mastered a new strategy, a new one emerges. Advances in modern technology drive marketing organizations at a fast pace. Marketing events are a great way to engage in one-to-one contact. Event Lead Management.

Six Ways to Connect with Hard-to-Reach Business Buyers

Webbiquity

It’s a paradox of modern marketing that even with today’s ubiquitous high-speed wifi and cell connectivity, wide range of devices, and abundance of communication channels, business buyers seem harder to reach than ever. Embrace Marketing Partners. Host and Exhibit at Live Events.

9 Trade Show Booth Design Ideas to Delight Visitors [Infographic]

Lead Liaison

Social media may have transformed the way that brands and customers engage with one another, but trade shows persist as a cornerstone of face-to-face marketing. Effective trade show booth design ideas serve to do a lot more than just look good.

From Trade Shows to Virtual Events: The Modern Marketer?s Journey

Leadspace

Event marketing is one of the go-to methods B2B companies use for lead generation. This is something to which countless B2B marketers can attest. In fact, in 2018, nearly 70 percent of B2B marketers stated that live events generated the most leads. .

How to Stand Out at a Trade Show: A Guide for Marketers

Zoominfo

When it comes to B2B marketing tactics, no strategy has stood the test of time quite like the trade show. A recent survey done by the Content Marketing Institute shows 75% of respondents believe in-person events are an effective marketing tactic. In fact, in-person events ranked highest on the list, above tactics such as webinars/webcasts (66%), case studies (66%) and white papers (63%) ( source ). B2B Marketing