In order to improve the “Trade Show Experience”, professionally printed materials should be used for the Promotional Strategy, Customer engagement and follow up. Listed below are the five reasons why trade shows are important.
- A trade show is an efficient method for marketing companies and their products.
Trade shows provide an opportunity for companies to come face to face with the actual decision makers i.e. the customers, which is not a case in comparison to other marketing strategies. This gives companies a dynamic platform where they can bring forward new products and services to their customers.
- It takes effort for one to benefit from the trade show experience.
If I relate my own experience of trade shows as the owner of a printing company, I have helped numerous companies with their print media marketing here. One thing that I have experienced and learned is that these companies have had huge advantages participating in trade shows and expos. It all happens if and only if they have a well- planned strategy, which is launched in advance of the show to attract customers and follow-up after as well. Customized print media plays a very important role in showcasing your products and services.
- Before the Show
One of the most essential things for a successful show is that promotions before the show should be done properly as there could be a large number of prospects and exhibitors. This means there is lots of competition and hence the companies which promote themselves better have more people visiting their booth. This calls for the companies to make contacts beforehand such as the announcement of their brand, products, booth number, time and location in the show. They can also attract more visitors by giving promotional coupons, prizes and other offers. The most common methods to promote is social media, ads, flyers and posters.
- During the Show…
In order to engage with more visitors, companies can attract more people with enticing booth displays, brochures, flyers and prize giveaways. The booth should be large if your budget permits, visible from far away and attractive to the eye displaying professional images and projects of the company. Some print options could be backdrops, panels, banners, tabletop displays and signs. The visitors can be handed brochures for further assistance and engagement. Lastly, exhibitors can give prizes in exchange for visitors contact information which can allow them to follow-up.
- After the Show.
Follow-up is the best way for the company can get maximum benefit after participating in the trade show. The information that is collected through conversations, business cards and swiping badges from prospects and alliances can now be used to follow up and increase sales. Follow up is the most important part to reap the maximum benefits of exhibiting at a trade show.
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