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3 Proven Ways The Best Trade Show Booths Engage Attendees

by Lauren Stickler on June 14, 2018 5:24 PM

One way to find out what show attendees really want when they walk into a trade show booth is to ask. That’s what CEIR, the Center for Exhibition Industry Research, did. Here’s what they found out. 2. Booth visitors are captivated by presentations and one-on-ones. Inviting someone who actually uses your product to be a… Continue Reading →

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What Design Elements Do The Best Exhibits Share?

by Lauren Stickler on April 4, 2018 11:42 AM

My dad is a professional photographer so I learned early on that the best photographs, like the best exhibits, have certain design elements in common. The right composition, lighting and color produce a dramatic image that tells a story. If the image on your exhibit is not telling your brand’s story it may be time… Continue Reading →

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How to Excite and Engage Visitors at Your Trade Show Booth

by Lauren Stickler on March 9, 2018 11:44 AM

Static trade show displays are a thing of the past. An interactive trade show booth experience is where it’s at. That means building elements of engagement into your booth design. As a smart consumer, you probably do your research and comparison shopping online. Your potential customers do the same. Whether they’re buying a new car… Continue Reading →

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The 5 Most Important Things You Can Do to Attract Meeting Planners

by Lauren Stickler on February 8, 2018 4:14 PM

Convenience is king. If your location is not close to public transportation or near where participants work it will result in low meeting attendance. Offering to provide shuttle service from the airport and to nearby points of interest makes your venue more attractive to meeting planners and conference attendees. 2. Meeting Room Capacity – Include… Continue Reading →

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2018 Is the Year of the Illuminated Trade Show Booth

by Lauren Stickler on January 11, 2018 5:22 PM

Illuminated exhibits are one of 2018’s hottest trade show trends. Why? Because companies are looking for ways to maximize their booth design’s impact on the show floor without increasing the heft of their exhibit. LED backlit displays offer a vibrant viable solution. Studies conducted by the Center for Exhibition Industry Research show you have only… Continue Reading →

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How To Crush Your 2018 Trade Show Marketing Goals

by Lauren Stickler on December 14, 2017 3:40 PM

As the New Year approaches, list making becomes as popular a national pasttime as watching football or hockey. But, whether you’re developing a trade show marketing plan for your company or making your own personal bucket list, if you want to reach the goal, the same rules apply. 1. Know where you want to go… Continue Reading →

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Insider Tips on How to Score Big at Top Boston Trade Shows

by Lauren Stickler on November 22, 2017 11:44 AM

The Boston Celtics’ current 16-game winning streak is epic, but it has not been a smooth ride. Some of those games have been real nail-biters, where players had to make split-second decisions and scramble to come back from behind for the win. Likewise, exhibit managers have to jump through a lot of hoops, like choosing… Continue Reading →

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How to Pick the Best Components For Your Custom Exhibits

by Lauren Stickler on November 9, 2017 1:44 PM

Fall is trade show season. It also happens to be apple picking season. And since moving back to my native Massachusetts three years ago, a highlight for me has been traveling to the orchards of Stow, Mass., to go apple picking with family. There’s nothing like the smell of warm apple pie made with fresh… Continue Reading →

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Fundamentals of Booth Design Every Exhibitor Should Know

by Lauren Stickler on October 6, 2017 12:45 PM

Designing a custom trade show display is like jumping out of an airplane. The first step is a doozy but with the right training and experts to guide you, the sky’s the limit on what you can achieve. When I decided to jump out of an airplane the spring I turned 29, I knew there… Continue Reading →

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How to Rebrand Used Exhibits and Boost Your Bottom Line

by Lauren Stickler on September 18, 2017 2:00 PM

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma are painful reminders of the devastating impact that climate change has on our environment and our communities. If you’re looking for ways to save some money and save the environment at the same time, consider purchasing used exhibits and reskinning them instead of buying new. Oftentimes, you can find a like-new… Continue Reading →

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