Content Marketing for Manufacturers is filling the Trade Show Void

Industrial Marketing Today

Trade shows have always been a big part of manufacturing marketing for generating new leads that convert into sales opportunities. Of course, the COVID-19 pandemic has made in-person trade shows almost non-existent.

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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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)? Think beyond the trade show.

Ideal Trade Show Timeline

Navigate the Channel

In order to have a successful trade show, you need to start with a timeline. Start developing that about a year before you plan to attend the trade show. When your strategy and budget have received the okay by your company, it’s time to identify the goals of your trade show appearance and how best to meet them. Starting about nine months before the trade show, hammer out the elements that you want to include in your trade show booth.

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.

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.

New Technologies Drive Trade Show Marketing Productivity

Biznology

How to explain my longtime fascination with trade shows and business events? In 2005, I decided to research and write Trade Show and Event Marketing: Plan, Promote, Profit , to help B2B marketers think strategically about extracting more value from their investments in business events.

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. The second largest expense of your trade show budget will be for staffing and travel. If the staff needs additional training in order to work the trade show booth effectively, add those costs too.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

Leads Generation Ideas for Trade Shows & Corporate Events

Zoominfo

Events and trade shows are expensive, even if you’re not a sponsor. You can find lots of tips online for generating more leads at trade shows and corporate events: spend more money on better real estate on the event floor, spend more money on prizes and giveaways, send more people, etc.

Report: Trade Shows Generate Highest Quantity & Quality of Leads

The Point

To quote Software Advice, “Trade shows were most commonly cited as generating both the most and the best (leads) …” And indeed, the data supports that observation: 77 percent of respondents said that trade shows generated either “somewhat” or “very high” quantities of leads, and 82 percent said that trade shows generated leads of either “good” or “excellent” quality. Note: in fairness, the quadrant does designate trade shows as a “high cost” channel.).

Coronavirus, Trade Shows and Value vs Venue

Heinz Marketing

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?

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

Square 2 Marketing

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. Virtual Trade Show Booth

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.

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.

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. With proper research and evaluation, you can find trade shows that attract the right prospects and offer big opportunities for your brand. Before you start evaluating upcoming trade shows, it’s important to define your objectives and business goals.

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?

Lead Generation Without Conferences Or Trade shows

MarketJoy

The post Lead Generation Without Conferences Or Trade shows appeared first on MarketJoy. sales development B2B Sales Conferences Covid 19 Lead Generation Qualified Leads Trade shows

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.

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.

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. Trade Show ? Too many companies wrongly assume trade show attendance equals instant engagement.

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. This Post-Show Questionnaire is free to download and makes it easy to collect valuable information from your event staff post-show. Add this resource to your trade show process now!

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. 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. Here’s a solid countdown protocol that you should consider utilizing when it comes to trade show preparation. that you will need for the trade show at this time.

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

Marketo

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. Yet these shows continue to be a staple for B2B marketing.

Tactical Tips to Maximize Your Trade Show Presence in 2018

Navigate the Channel

Trade show planning for 2018 is in full swing. With budgets and strategy considerations on the table, we’re offering our take on tips to maximize your trade show ROI for the upcoming year. It goes without question that technology is a major player when it comes to trade show success. While it is true that trade show tech is necessary for ultimate event success, human engagement is just as important, if not more so.

Attracting the Right Customers to Your Trade Show

Navigate the Channel

Whether your business is to sell cleaning products or dog treats trade shows can be an effective way to introduce your product to distributors that can help your products gain popularity and bring about success. No matter what you have to offer, it is important to know how participation in a trade show can best be worthwhile to your trade show ROI strategy. Once you know the where and when of your trade show, it is time to self-promote.

5 Best practices of trade show lead qualification

Biznology

Following my last blog on lead qualification, I received some great comments and several questions as to whether lead qualification differs for trade show leads. Yes, it does, and here is a revision of my last blog specifically addressing trade show lead generation and qualification. This is particularly true for trade show marketers as the primary reason for exhibiting at shows is lead generation, not qualification.

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. The answer is NOT a virtual trade show.

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. Seen in this light, trade shows have the potential to be a super-intensive engagement opportunity for everyone involved.

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

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

Square 2 Marketing

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?”. trade show strategy webinar strategy event marketing

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. Industries with more at stake than our trade shows are moving to a near-term new normal that does not involve butts in seats.