10 Tips for a Successful Trade Show Follow-up Campaign

The Point

Research has long suggested that the majority of leads generated by trade shows never receive follow-up by company representatives. A 2010 study concluded that fewer than 70 percent of exhibitors have any formalized plan or process in place for how leads are followed up after the show.

Report: Trade Shows Generate Highest Quantity & Quality of Leads

The Point

The report, however, goes further – ranking trade shows as far and away the most effective demand gen channel in their “BtoB Channel Effectiveness Quadrant,” surpassing (by some margin) even demand gen workhorses like email marketing and PPC.

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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.

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. At the Trade Show. After the Trade Show.

Planning Ahead for Your First B2B Trade Show?

Schubert B2B

If your company has tasked you with getting your business brand out in front of potential customers by exhibiting at b2b trade shows, your first thought is probably, “Where do I even begin?” Research trade show opportunities. Decide what shows fit your persona target best.

The Top 7 Things to Avoid at a Trade Show

Modern B2B Marketing

by Shonal Narayan Even in the digital age, trade shows continue to have a place in the marketing mix. For many businesses, trade show participation is a great way to generate new pipeline, build prospect relationships and create brand awareness.

8 Ways to Get More Value from Your Next Trade Show

Marketing Action

Trade shows can be valuable investments that get your brand in front of hundreds – and sometimes thousands – of prospects. Trade show success is about more than remembering to bring business cards, keeping a pen in your pocket, and maintaining a pleasant expression.

How Digital Marketing Ramps Up Results for Manufacturers

Navigate the Channel

Having a solid trade show presence as your biggest marketing tool is no longer enough. Just like traditional marketing (think: trade shows, flyers, and mailers), digital marketing means following leads, generating conversions—and ultimately, getting the sale. Uncategorized B2B Marketing Digital Marketing SharpSpring Trade Show

How Social Media, Content Transform Marketing from Expense to Investment

Webbiquity

online or print advertising, trade shows, telemarketing, direct mail) according to research from HubSpot. Well-written white papers can also serve as effective long-term lead-generation assets.

The State of Demand Generation

The Effective Marketer

There are two steps for that: Classify by content type (white papers, brochures, testimonials, videos, case studies, etc.). If you missed the DemandCon Conference hosted earlier this month in San Francisco, the online recording of the sessions is worth checking out.

How Do Live Events and B2B Digital Marketing Work Together?

KoMarketing Associates

With hundreds of trade shows, conferences, and meet-ups happening every year, events tend to “die” once they are over. While some companies are frustrated by the lack of visibility at the large shows due to not receiving speaking slots or not getting the right foot traffic, AdWeek reports that 67 percent of those polled have found that smaller industry shows are better for reaching customers.

9 Steps to Revitalize Your Tradeshow Marketing Strategy

Marketing Action

It should be a very strategic process, where every aspect of your tradeshow: pre-show, during-show, and post-show are all meticulously thought-through and tied back to a strategy and aligned with your business goals and objectives. What you’re featuring at the show.

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HOW TO prepare your BOOTH STAFF FOR TRADE SHOW SUCCESS [WHITE PAPER]

Golden Spiral

Research shows that 83% of trade show attendees have some kind of buying power, 79% say that attending helps them decide what products to buy, and 91% report that they get the most useful buying info from trade shows and events. Additionally, converting a trade show lead to a sale costs 38% less than sales calls alone.

Maximize Your Online Visibility: The Web Presence Optimization (WPO) Framework

Webbiquity

Industry Presence (trade association articles, association membership lists or directories, trade show exhibitor lists, industry analyst coverage, etc.). Paid Presence (search engine ads, banner ads on trade or publication sites, social network ads).

Checklist Marketing: Too Many Shoes in Your Suitcase?

Marketing Craftmanship

White Paper…check. Trade Show…check. Both Do-It-Yourself marketers and professional marketers alike rationalize their activity on a tactical basis (number of white paper downloads, website traffic, “Likes” and “Re-Tweets,” etc.),

Content Marketing Tips for Lead Nurturing

B2B Lead Generation Blog

A lead nurturing program can leverage existing investments that you have made in other marketing efforts such as trade shows, webinars, direct mail, PR and other marketing collateral by repurposing the existing content. Direct mail examples: personal letters, dimensional mailers, books, post cards, newsletters, press releases, white papers, event invitations, research reports, case studies, success stories and third-party articles. Touch 5 — Relevant white paper via email.

Demand more from today’s B2B marketer

Sales Engine

When it comes to B2B marketing—whether it be social media, email marketing, blogs, white papers or attending trade shows—it has to be about lead generation. It’s great when content shows up in one of our prospect's Twitter feed because of a targeted hashtag.

Small But Mighty – Building a Power Team

ANNUITAS

Preparing for the test always takes me back to the start of my career in marketing, and most importantly, to my transition from the trade show and events space into the world of marketing automation.

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Is B2B Lead Generation Really This Difficult?

The Point

When marketers rate trade shows as their most effective lead generation tactic, it tells you that programs are being judged on volume and speed, i.e. their ability to generate large quantities of leads in a short period of time. Note: I wrote a white paper on this very topic.).

Feeding Sales Is a Process, Not a Project.

Sales Engine

They develop white papers, email campaigns, go to trade shows, and —well, you know, execute on lots of projects. For example, if you’re attending a trade show, you start with: Booking the space, ordering your swag, designing the booth, booking hotels, etc.

The Biggest Challenge in Creating and Marketing White Papers

Ambal's Amusings

Business decision makers don't read white papers just because a product or service is "cool" They have real business problems they are trying to solve. We asked white paper experts: " What is the biggest challenge in creating and marketing a white paper?

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8 Ways to Maximize the Value of Online and In-Person Events

Act-On

According to a 2013 survey from the CMO Council and Exhibit & Event Marketers Association (E2MA): 31% of respondents believe that trade shows, conventions, conferences, and channel events are essential to doing business in their target customer markets, and another 42% believe them to be very valuable; 51% say these interactions can help achieve business goals and create a significant competitive advantage; 54% report that positioning the brand among industry leaders was a key benefit; and.

Lead generation using white papers

Anything Goes Marketing

There are many methods - trade shows , contact us forms, webinars , you name it. I found a great blog on of these lead generation methods that focuses on white papers. If you're looking at creating a white paper or trying to spice up an existing one, check out Michael Stezlner's Writing White Papers blog. Do you think that adding white papers to your business blog is a good idea? It's a great example of how blogs can use white papers.

Email Marketing 101: No-One Cares About Your Product

The Point

All that matters is the white paper, the video, the Webinar, whatever it is that is on offer in the campaign. Calls to action must always be 1) specific and 2) tangible – download a white paper, view a demo, register for a free trial.

How We Learn – One Size Doesn’t Fit All

ANNUITAS

Develop content like white papers, eBooks, infographics or analyst reports for visual learners. So, let your employees learn, help them learn and provide a variety of options for their learning—a once a year trade show won’t cut it to keep the best employees engaged.

Is Your B2B Content Boring Your Customers to Death?

KoMarketing Associates

Do interviews with the designers behind the product or show how it’s made and implemented from start to finish. Paper supply company : Pen comparison tests using different types of your paper, with a possible infographic to accompany it. Paper supply company: An infographic on how to find the right office space, depending on company size and need. Paper Supply Company. Paper Supply Company.

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The Top B2B Marketing Trends for 2018 – A Meta-Analysis

Webbiquity

There’s a growing realization that insightful white papers, pithy blog posts, and slick social media graphics don’t mean much if your product is difficult to purchase, implement, or use. Yet another post about 2018 B2B marketing trends? Yes, but wait—this one is different. Promise.

Is Content The Solution for Your Shrinking Sales Pipeline?

Sales Engine

Conventional tactics like phone calls and trade shows were effective because prospects had no other means to engage with salespeople. White papers, articles, infographics, and videos are effective content assets in this regard. Despite a vibrant U.S.

Lead Nurturing in 6 Simple Steps

B2B Lead Generation Blog

Include all of the people you could potentially sell to: people you’ve met at trade shows, who have spoken with your sales team and who have responded to your website. Find content – articles, blogs, white papers and the like – that addresses these issues.

33 Thought-Provoking B2B Social Media and Marketing Stats

Webbiquity

Despite the brand lift from buyer engagement and the plans to increase spending on social media marketing noted above, only about 10% of B2B marketers say they are able to quantitatively show the impact of social media on the business.

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Why You Should Stop Mapping Content Formats to the Buyer’s Journey

Digital B2B Marketing

Here is one example from TechTarget : eBooks are earlier than white papers which are earlier than virtual trade shows? I have had it with “research” about the content formats B2B buyers prefer at each stage of the buyers journey.

Good Reads for B2B Marketing - 5 Buyer Behaviors Reshaping B2B Marketing

ViewPoint

B2B Trade Show Marketing Circa 2013: Everything is the Same, Everything is Different. The most sought after content are research reports, white papers, case studies and product reviews. Online content in the sales and marketing industries is dynamic and constantly changing.

Tactics for Growing Your Email Marketing Lists

Marketing Action

The data shows the responses to the survey question “ Which of the following tactics is your organization using to drive email list growth? The paper covers: Gathering email addresses in the real world. Events and trades shows.

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5 Simple Ways to Take Your Lead Nurturing Program to the Next Level

The Point

And those Webinar invitations that you broadcast to every trade show lead you’ve generated since 2005? We need to talk. You know that monthly newsletter you blast to your entire database under the guise of “lead nurturing”?

B2B Marketing is Becoming More Like B2C Marketing – Or is it?

Webbiquity

Show off your brand’s personality. While text (such as blog posts and white papers) will continue to play a significant role in B2B marketing, messages and concepts can often be delivered in a more compelling manner through infographics, online slide presentations, and video.

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Industrial Blogs and Their Benefits-Challenge Duality

Industrial Marketing Today

Invite people to download the entire article or white paper (Lead generation). Write blog posts about your own internal test results (as long as you are not giving away trade secrets). Announce upcoming trade shows and events where you plan to be present.

Your Role on the Customer Journey

Act-On

Today’s digital maps show those cues – like the Chevron on the corner, or the Starbucks on the right – that help guide drivers like me down the path. Get the customer’s contact info at that trade show. Your brand may not have a presence on those channels, but if you do, you could show up at just the right moment, much like a much-needed rest stop. Things like free white papers or other quickly digestible downloads that can help them in their business.

103 Compelling Social Media and Marketing Statistics for 2013 (and 2014)

Webbiquity

Webinars, virtual events and other digital communications channels are driving trade shows and other live events to extinction, right?

B2B Lead Generation Blog: Using White Papers for Lead Generation

B2B Lead Generation Blog

If youre involved in marketing to IT or financial buyers, you should consider using white papers or e-books. After doing numerous lead qualification programs , we have found that only 5 to 15 percent of those who download white papers are truly sales-ready leads.

Who Is Your B2B Customer & How Do They Find You?

KoMarketing Associates

white papers, case studies, research papers, etc.) White Papers. Trade Show Documentation. C-level executives need to stay informed about their target audiences, and the best B2B marketers find ways to make sure that understanding scales across the organization.