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.

Don’t Wait for the B2B Trade Show to Return

Kaon

Juniper Networks went from a traditional trade show booth… What do B2B companies do until trade shows return (whenever and however that may be)? We can tell you, from what we’ve seen, that the industry leaders who are remaining competitive and staying on track for 2020 success are not sitting and waiting for those large, in-person, industry events to return. Think beyond the trade show.

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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. Each time you participate in a trade show, your business must invest (a considerable amount of) money, and you must invest (a considerable amount of) your time. Because of what you invest in the preparation for and execution of trade show participation, you can’t afford to make mistakes. Ambushing Trade Show Attendees.

Ignite Your Trade Show Success in 2016

Kaon

According to “The Marketing Spend Decision,” the most important objective for companies investing in trade shows is lead acquisition. Today, it is reported that 35-percent of exhibitors’ leads obtained at trade shows ultimately result in a sale, according to Exhibitor Magazine. So now you ask, ‘Well how do we create higher lead conversion at trade shows and beyond?’. Visit us at ExhibitorLive 2016 booth #1672 February 29- March 2 in Las Vegas!

Maximize Results Of Attending A Trade Show

Attending trade shows helps your business find new prospects and make connections. By downloading this white paper, you will learn how setting goals and adding pre-planning to every trade show and industry event you attend makes a considerable difference.

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. Like the B2B customer, it’s important to do some research prior to attending the trade show.

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!

Buying Signals: B2B Marketing Budgets without a Line Item for Trade Shows

Sword and the Script

The decline of B2B trade shows frees B2B marketing to experiment with more efficient channels; virtual events surface buying signals The pandemic is certainly changing marketing – but we might all do well to shift our thinking towards what might become quasi-permanent.

Coronavirus, Trade Shows and Value vs Venue

Heinz Marketing

The usual rush of spring events in B2B sales and marketing has almost entirely been eliminated in just the past couple days , in an appropriate abundance of caution. If it weren’t for the fear of spreading this dangerous virus unnecessarily further, these shows would still go on – and would likely be deemed successes by all parties involved. Since we’re going to that trade show anyway, how do we make our booth more attractive?

Trade Show Takeaways: 12 Lessons from Past Successes and Failures

Webbiquity

Searching for ways to ramp up your trade show performance? We’ve seen some amazing trade show performances over the years. To help you avoid these mistakes and capitalize on the wins, here are 12 trade show takeaways that you can apply to your next event. Trade shows are packed with booths that feature eye-grabbing displays. At a trade show, everyone wants to visit the booth that is popular. Success: Pre-Show Meeting.

Lead Gen and Engagement: Find your Marketing Sweet Spot

Speaker: Dawn Colossi, CMO, FocusVision

So, we put gates up on our website, we stand in trade show booths and collect business cards, and run webinars or smaller events where we get people to sign up. How do you show value to the business? A shift is occurring for B2B Marketers.

5 trade show marketing mistakes

Biznology

trade show industry is BIG. In 2012, there were 10,900 trade shows that drew 27 million attendees. While the overall industry has grown 2-3% in 2014, not all shows have seen this increase. Part of the challenge today for trade show marketers is to cost effectively attract attendees. Little, if any, in-depth data analysis of campaign effectiveness is done even though the show organizer has the data in their registration system. The U.S.

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%. And because, when done right, events can be the single most powerful vehicle for generating new leads and deepening existing customer relationships. The industry weathered 9/11, when everyone thought the trade show was a goner.

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. According to recent research , 80% of marketers believe events are critical to their company’s success, and two-thirds of B2B marketers say live events are their most effective marketing channel. What do you want to achieve by participating in the event?

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. There’s a lot of potential at these shows, but unfortunately also a lot of competition. There are a number of benefits to consulting a marketing agency for trade show booth design.

Enhancing Trade Show Presence: Moving Beyond the Booth

Webbiquity

If your business relies on trade show participation to at least some degree, you obviously want to optimize the time, effort, and money you invest in the undertaking. Accomplishing this objective requires properly preparing and staffing your trade show booth. Designing an attractive booth and staffing it with sharp employees is a great way to generate leads, connect with buyers , and capture valuable data at trade shows. Trade Show Sponsorships.

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.

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. But live events are expensive endeavors. So, you need to get the most out of your participation in every trade show. A key element in optimizing trade show participation is proper advance planning.

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. 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. Trade Show ? We really believe in (core event values).”.

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. 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. It combined these elements to promote the new brand at the trade show. The fun didn’t end at the trade show.

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? The post Content Marketing and Trade Shows: How to Drive Conversions Post-Event appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Simply sending an impersonal “great to see you” email with a call to action to sign up now just […].

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

7 Tips to Create Your 2018 Trade Show Budget

Navigate the Channel

Creating a trade show budget for 2018 is a skill that pays off in a better use of company resources. Allocate about 30 percent of your trade show budget to the expense of the trade show itself. As the largest expense in the budget, this amount covers any fees associated with exhibiting at the event as well as extras for a prime location, if possible. The second largest expense of your trade show budget will be for staffing and travel.

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. Most of us expected to attend at least a handful of events, trade shows and conferences this year. Over the past few years, live events have exploded as an opportunity to meet prospects, introduce new products, close deals, entertain customers and build your brand. Even when we go back to working at offices, large gatherings like trade shows will remain on the shelf.

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?”. Make no mistake: Air travel and live trade shows, conferences and events will be among the last business activities to return, and they may never return to pre-COVID levels.

When will B2B trade shows and in-person events return?

Biznology

For B2B marketers who depend at least partially on leads from conferences and trade shows, these are bleak times. If you’ve been staring down the number of leads you drove from last year’s shows, asking yourself when trade shows come back, I am afraid that I have very bad news for you. There are a litany of reasons: Single-company events are being moved online through 2021 already. They desperately want to hold these events in person.

Trade Show Marketing: Tips for increasing prospect engagement

B2B Lead Generation

Tweet It’s easy to get ahead of ourselves trying to promote products and services before we’ve given the prospect a reason why they should learn more, and trade events can exacerbate the issue. However, trade shows can do so much more by creating opportunities for more meaningful engagement for everyone. We gave sponsors the opportunity to engage prospects during an hour-long set of roundtable sessions on the exhibit floor the second day of the four-day event.

Lead Generation Without Conferences Or Trade shows

MarketJoy

In the wake of this crisis, many of the events that B2B marketers all around the globe have spent months planning have been cancelled. So far, according to data gathered by Bloomberg News, the spread of COVID-19 has scuttled over 50 major corporate events with an estimated attendance of almost 1 million. Depending on the timing, scale, and your company’s specific plans and targets, a cancelled event can be either a minor setback or a major issue. RUN YOUR VIRTUAL EVENT.

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.

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.

3 Trade Show Booth Elements You Shouldn’t Skimp On

Navigate the Channel

When you attend a trade show, you pour many of your company’s resources — such as time, staff and money — into making it a success. The three trade show booth elements outlined below are ones that you shouldn’t skimp on. Eye-popping trade show graphics. Did you know that your trade show booth has a maximum of three seconds to capture a person’s attention and convince them that they should learn more about your brand?

Putting trade show dollars to work

thePoint

Note: Be sure to check out the Trade Show Dollar Challenge at the end of this post. Putting trade show dollars to work. One easy target is to pocket unspent or refunded trade show dollars as quick savings. However, what if you can save a good portion of those 2020 trade show dollars while also investing today in a marketing tactic that could deliver MORE leads than you would have gotten from your trade shows.

5 Best Practices for Choosing the Right Trade Show Technologies

Navigate the Channel

Trade show marketing just isn’t what it used to be. It seems like just yesterday that trade shows depended on paper registration, hard copy promotional materials, and exhibit booths featuring static displays of data and graphics. These days, trade show marketers and exhibitors have countless cutting-edge technologies at their disposal. Keep in mind that today’s event attendees have the most cutting-edge technologies available to them 24/7.

Trade Shows Need to Evolve | Here Is Why and How to Drive the Change

Marketo

I have a love-hate relationship with events. Particularly trade shows. Because as the world has moved on, trade shows haven’t. In 1983 The Harvard Business Review asked three captains of industry why they went to trade shows. The unnamed VP of a “$200m industrial company” said “trade shows are a self-perpetuating problem. Yet these shows continue to be a staple for B2B marketing. Events will return.

B2B Marketing: the end of traditional conferences and trade shows?

Exo B2B

The current pandemic has changed many things in human interactions, especially “distancing” and therefore, prompting many companies and organizations to rethink their habits in terms of traditional conferences and trade shows.

How to Measure Trade Show ROI

Jifflenow

Trade shows are an important spend in any marketer’s budget. The Center for Exhibition Industry Research found the average company puts more than 30% of their total marketing budget into events and exhibits. This results in more than $24 billion in spending on trade shows each year in the U.S. Finding a way to measure the success of a trade show is key, but only 30% of exhibitors actually have established goals for their events.

Top 20 Cybersecurity Trade Shows for 2021: Coming to a screen OR venue near you.

Marketing Envy

In 2020, most cybersecurity events shifted online. But with vaccines rolling out around the globe, some conference organizers are planning in-person events in 2021. Organized by the UK's National Cyber Security Centre, CYBERUK is the flagship event for the UK's cybersecurity sector.