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5 Best Practices for Choosing the Right Trade Show Technologies

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  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. Thankfully, times have changed…for the better. These days, trade show marketers and exhibitors have countless cutting-edge technologies at […]

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Tactical Tips to Maximize Your Trade Show Presence in 2018

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  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. 1.  Technology is (still) king. It goes without question that technology is a major player when it comes to trade show […]

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How Digital Marketing Ramps Up Results for Manufacturers

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  Having a solid trade show presence as your biggest marketing tool is no longer enough. In order to stay relevant and profitable in today’s ultra-competitive marketplace, B2B manufacturers need to step up their digital marketing game. Digital Marketing Provides Data-Driven Results Just like traditional marketing (think: trade shows, flyers, and mailers), digital marketing means […]

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5 Tips to Maximize Your Trade Show ROI

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  Building an effective strategy that is targeted to maximize your trade show can make all the difference in its success. The following aspects should be included in such a strategy to improve your experience. 1. Create a Press Release Creating a press release that you can distribute online to increase awareness of the upcoming […]

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6 Trade Shows Building Products Manufactures Must Attend

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Trade shows are an optimal platform from which to introduce a captive audience to the latest innovative product or service you have to offer. The following trade shows are ones that should be on your short list for 2017 and ones to keep on your radar for 2018.    1 . National Hardware Show Held each […]

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Building Materials Industry 2017 Search Engine Benchmarks

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Guest Contributor: Corey Morris Director of Digital Strategy The 2017 International Builders’ Show (IBS) is upon us. As we prepare our agendas and get excited to see what is new and noteworthy in the industry this year, our digital marketing team has taken a look at the state of Search Engine Marketing (SEM) for the […]

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The Booth MBA

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 3 Things to Watch for at IBS Guest Contributor: Matt Hillman, Creative Director Trade shows are usually large-scale spectacles and the  combined IBS/KBIS event is certainly no exception. Bringing  together more than 50,000 attendees and nearly 15,000  exhibitors in 2016, it provides a wellspring of information—or to some, a deluge of it. As pointed out […]

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When Selling Building Products, Opt for Simple

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Lessons Learned from the 2016 ISC West Show   As building products marketers, are we overcomplicating things? Do we consult with people down the channel—including customers and even our own sales teams—to make sure we are delivering the best information in ways that are easy to consume? Most importantly, who can we look to for […]

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IBS 2016: “The New Big Thing” Is…

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My Key IBS Takeaway for Building Products Marketers We’ve talked a lot about the 2016 International Builders’ Show (IBS) throughout the course of the last few weeks. You might even say we’re a little obsessed. But the reason why is that, for building products marketers, trade shows are a big deal. And there is perhaps […]

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Lessons From The Builders’ Show

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An Open Letter To Trade Show Exhibitors Dear Friends, According to the Convention Industry Council, trade shows added more than $280 billion to the U.S. economy in 2012, drawing more than 225 million participants. That’s a staggering set of figures and it underscores the importance these shows play. As marketers, we all know exhibiting at […]

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