Tradeshow Exhibit Booths
Here are some general tradeshow exhibit booths guidelines to help
you formulate the basic booth principles that you will need to think
Do this step BEFORE you start to think about the specific campaign.
By separating the two you will make two separate decisions. The
basic booth decision and the marketing campaign decision.
Both sizes come in 10x10, 10x20, 10x30, 20x20, 20x30, 30x30 and
custom sizes above that.
Consider how many people you have, how much floor traffic you expect
and how much of a role the booth will play in your exhibitng plan.
Are you looking at just a back wall, an island, a peninsula, table
top, banner(s) or an overhead layout and configuration?
You have many choices in each type of booth and in the sizes you
Do you think you'll spend less than $5,000, $10,000, $25,000, or
Anything above $50,000 gives you options to think custom. Now you
are not planning a booth, you are planning a place.
What goes in the booth? LCD displays, product demonstrations, samples,
people, a stage, handouts or you-name-it?
Set these parameters in place and then you can hold the planning
meeting that has the goal of brainstorming the best marketing program
to meet your goals.
The temptation to spend time on the booth details (low leverage)
will not take away from the time spent on marketing program selection
Trade Show Marketing Tip
From here on in you are reading an excerpt from The
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Book Your Travel – NOW!
One thing you will most certainly discover is how much it costs
to fly 10 people across the country on short notice.
Or as has happened to us, you go to book one of the block of rooms
at the hotel at the conference rate only to discover the conference
rate rooms are long gone.
One thing we used to do was check a Priceline.com booking for the
show dates as soon as we confirmed we would attend. More than once
we were able to beat the conference price simply by trying. In a
non-sold out situation, that worked for us.
Earlier, better planning for your T&C expenses can certainly
allow you to attend at a lower cost and therefore to improve your
Try a bit harder to contain your T&C expenses.
Your CFO will love you.
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