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3 ways to update your trade show booth displays without completely replacing them

By Elton Mayfield / May 31, 2018 / 0 Comments

Here’s a quick question: what’s the first thing that trade show attendees see? Answer: the trade show booth displays of the various vendors who are there. Your booth is your way of making a good first impression on those people whose attention you’re trying to attract. If you aren’t ready to completely overhaul your trade…

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4 Tips for Choosing the Right Space on the Trade Show Floor

By Elton Mayfield / May 15, 2018 / 0 Comments

When it comes to your trade show floors and appearance, you might be limited in the size and design of your booth by your budget. While this — along with choosing the right trade show to attend — is an important element of success, picking and choosing the right location and trade show booth flooring…

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Attracting the Right Customers to Your Trade Show

By Elton Mayfield / April 26, 2018 / 0 Comments

  Whether your business is to sell cleaning products or dog treats trade shows can be an effective way to introduce your product to distributors that can help your products gain popularity and bring about success. But just acquiring space in a convention center is not enough to make sure that the right people are…

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3 Trade Show Booth Elements You Shouldn't Skimp On

By Elton Mayfield / April 19, 2018 / 0 Comments

When you attend a trade show, you pour many of your company’s resources — such as time, staff and money — into making it a success. This underscores the importance of your booth and making sure that it captures the attention of attendees while helping you achieve your objectives. The three trade show booth elements…

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Trade shows: What’s the real ROI?

By Elton Mayfield / October 20, 2016 / 0 Comments

  On the way home from the Remodeling Show and Deck Expo earlier this month, I found myself wondering if trade shows still matter. Let’s face it: Trade shows are expensive. You build booths Create collateral Give away tchotchkes Travel Entertain clients But the trade show budget spreadsheet doesn’t tell the whole story. Trade shows…

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IBS 2016: “The New Big Thing” Is…

By Elton Mayfield / February 23, 2016 / 0 Comments

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

By Renae Gonner / February 18, 2016 / 0 Comments

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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6 Trade Show Marketing Do’s & Don’ts

By Elton Mayfield / February 11, 2016 / 0 Comments

Building Products Marketers, Take Note. In the world of building products marketing, trade shows are a big deal. (Don’t believe me? My business partner and I have only been blogging about it here, here, here, here, and oh yeah, here.) There is perhaps no more important trade show for building products marketers than the International…

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IBS 2016: Innovation Starts at the End of the Channel

By Renae Gonner / February 4, 2016 / 0 Comments

Why I’m Demanding a Disruption in Building Products Development   It seems like every meeting I have been in over the last few months has the same common theme. When asking any building materials manufacturer what they want to be famous for, the one word I hear over and over is “innovation,” or being an…

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