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.

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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.

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A Quick Guide to a Successful Trade Show [Infographic]

Webbiquity

A trade show can give your business countless opportunities to build networks, showcase new ideas, and interact with a wide audience – all at a personal level. But the success of your participation depends to a large extent on your pre-show preparation and how well you are able to present yourself and your business at the event. To begin with, you need to set up a trade show booth or tent that not only draws your audience, but also wows them.

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Trade Shows and Trade Offs

Salesfusion

The post Trade Shows and Trade Offs appeared first on Salesfusion. Events

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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.

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Trade Shows Don’t Work

Your Sales Management Guru

. Trade Shows Don’t Work. I have heard that phrase and similar comments from people about why they don’t include trade shows in their marketing programs, when in reality the reason many organizations do not gain a payback from their trade show investment is “they” don’t work the trade show. Just as we see #5 not performed, many times post trade show work is not performed or tracked.

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The Trade Show Follow Up Process

Salesfusion

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Content Marketing’s Role at Trade Shows

Brandpoint

The trade show marketing mania. No matter what industry you’re in, if you’re planning to go to a trade show, get ready for what is often an overwhelming sensory experience. Now picture yourself inside the booth at a trade show.

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8 Social Media Marketing Ideas for Your Trade Show Exhibit

B2B Marketing Traction

Skyline’s recent webinar, “Social Media for Trade Show Promotions,” was full of great ideas. It turns out YouTube is great for all phases of trade show promotion. At the show Facebook and Twitter provide good coverage in addition to YouTube. Tweet.

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

B2B Lead Generation Blog

The best opportunity to kick off that effort was at the NRF Big Show. It combined these elements to promote the new brand at the trade show. These buttons directed them to the blog site where a running clock showed how much time is wasted by waiting.

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How To Link Inbound Marketing With Trade Show Success

The Forward Observer

Artillery B2B Marketing Blog > The Forward Observer Would you like to link inbound marketing with trade show success? So can trade shows fit in with that new approach to marketing? And that most of the work happens once the trade show starts.

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3 Ways to Break Through the Noise at a Trade Show

Vertical Response

We recently attended and exhibited at a retail trade show in Las Vegas. It was a large, multi-day event with over 14,000 attendees and tons of booths on the show floor – a daunting experience if you don’t exhibit at trade shows regularly or can’t afford a huge, flashy booth.

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Trade Show Marketing: Tips for increasing prospect engagement

B2B Lead Generation Blog

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

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Event and Trade Show Etiquette: 4 Tips to Make Your Booth a Success

Vertical Response

As the new year approaches, are industry events and trade shows part of your marketing plan? Here are four tips to think about the next time you’re on the show floor: 1. Pre-populate your browser with specific pages you want to show from your website.

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

B2B Lead Generation Blog

Tweet Trade shows and conferences are still the biggest areas of investment for marketers, according to the most recent MarketingSherpa B2B Marketing Benchmark Report. 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. The real value of trade show interactions. Plus, you can learn a lot at a trade shows from customers, prospects and even competitors.

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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.

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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. The post 5 trade show marketing mistakes appeared first on Biznology.

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

B2B Lead Generation Blog

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.

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9 Must-Attend Retail Trade Shows for 2015

Vertical Response

Whether you’re a one man-or-woman run business just starting out, or a 20-year-old company of 50+ employees, one should never underestimate the power of attending a trade show. In a recent article on Forbes , Georganne Bender, a retail speaker, consultant and recognized industry expert, and her partner Rich Kizer both stressed the importance and value that businesses of all sizes gain from attending trade shows.

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What B2B Trade Show Attendees REALLY Want From Exhibitors

The Forward Observer

Artillery B2B Marketing Blog > The Forward Observer In a comprehensive trade show study, the thing an exhibitor can provide attendees that has the highest correlation with purchase intent is new learning. If you’ve attended enough trade shows, you’ve seen them.

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Got a Trade Show Coming Up? How to Use Instagram While You're There

Hubspot

Think about the last time you put together a booth for a trade show or conference. There''s one very inboundy, inexpensive trade show tactic that you missed: an Instagram presence. There are number of ways to engage your trade show attendees with an Instagram contest.

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Get the Most Out of Trade Shows with Pre & Post Show Prospecting Strategies

DiscoverOrg

Trade show season is here. With some pre-show negotiation with the contact list and investigation on your end to see who is going, you can begin nurturing contacts prior to the show. This is equally as important as the post-show follow-up. Did you know that a recent study shows 98% of conversions happen within 28 days of a show and 65% of those are within the first two weeks?

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Why Spending More on Your Trade Show Increases ROI

B2B Marketing Traction

You see, what most businesses do is just show up. Trade shows are hard! To add insult to injury, everyone is too busy to follow up with the trade show leads. That’s why over 70% of trade show leads are never followed upon.

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

B2B Lead Generation Blog

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%. They need to do the same with trade shows. Trade-show registration lists.

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Geofencing? And other ways to target ads to trade show attendees without being there.

NuSpark

Heading out to trade shows and conferences are one of the best ways to generate leads. However, trade shows are costly, and measuring ROI can be complicated. Invite prospects via personalized email to a pre or post show meeting.

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Tips for trade show exhibitors

Integrated B2B

Beloved by sales departments the world over, trade shows are an excellent platform for marketing your business. From exhibition signage design to simple deal-making tips, read on to learn six immutable tips for successfully exhibiting at a trade show.

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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. You can determine if a trade show is worth the investment.

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B2B Trade Show Marketing Circa 2013: Everything is the Same, Everything is Different

Great B2B Marketing

Almost every vendor at the show I attended had a giveaway offer of some type. Pre-show and post-show promotion is still critical. Don’t waste your money and time on trade show event marketing if you can’t follow up quickly and professionally. Adding to my earlier point about the seriousness of today’s show attendees, there is more of a business focus as opposed to a party atmosphere. Technorati Tags: Event Marketing , Trade Show.

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Working a Trade Show is a Job

Your Sales Management Guru

Working a Trade Show is a Job. I have been speaking at a variety of industry trade shows delivering keynote programs, educational breakout sessions and general networking opportunities. They have invested time and money to fly here and yet I see this at the 20 or so trade shows I attend each year. There are plenty of reasons to believe that attending trade show or association event is fun and exciting because it is!

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100 Tips for Trade Show Lead Generation

B2B Lead Generation Blog

I came across this helpful post by Mike Thimmesch on 100 Trade Show Lead Generation Ideas that's worth checking out. Go to fewer trade shows, but put more effort into booth staff preparation and promotions for each remaining show. Track leads to determine and expand in the shows with the best ROI 9. Send an email invitation to the show’s pre-registered attendee list for this year, and the registered attendee list from last year 30.

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10 (+1) Tips to Maximizing Your Trade Show ROI, Part II

Fathom

In my previous post about making the most of your tradeshow dollars, I discussed proper components of press releases, using paid search to attract online searchers, writing multiple blog posts, and hosting pre-show breakfasts to showcase industry knowledge. If a list isn’t available, a quick Google search may show you which media outlets are attending or writing about the show. Consider offering a discount to attend the show as an incentive for visiting your booth.

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The Inbound Way to Do Trade Show Marketing

Hubspot

Planning for a trade show doesn’t start a month in advance. Trade show marketing is a very strategic process. Set Your Trade Show Marketing Goals. Trade shows are no different. What are you doing to make your trade show a success?

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Kaon 3D Provides More Flexibility for Cisco

Kaon

They only had one full-scale demo built out to take to shows. They can drill down to line diagrams, show switches, and pull out and spin around components. Not just conferences, but maybe it’s some type of big meeting where you want to show a demo.”.

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In B2B Marketing, Don’t Forget the Basics

Webbiquity

Other than social media and content marketing (no surprise), the top three sources for B2B lead generation are email (87%), trade shows & conferences (62%), and direct mail (49%).

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

ScribbleLive

Trade shows, owned events, you name it, I love it. Working at Apple for 5 years (2½ of which were as a retail specialist in an Apple Store), has made me the product marketer I am today – and these 3 lessons, in particular, have helped me and my team provide great customer experiences at every show we attend. If you’ve worked a busy booth during a trade show, you can be faced with a similar challenge.

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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.

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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

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How to Calculate Whether That Trade Show Was Worth the Investment

Hubspot

How to Calculate the ROI of an Event or Trade Show. Note that the gross profit number would consist only of deals that happened due to our attendance at the event, so they would not have happened if HubSpot had chosen not to show up.

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Analyze your target’s buying process, for greater marketing efficiency

Biznology

When you are trying to become known to researchers, media relations and trade shows can be the most effective tools. B2B selling is a complicated affair, but you can simplify your marketing strategies dramatically with buying process analysis.

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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. Presence at a trade show is something you have in common with anyone with whom you connect post-show.

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