Trade Shows

Tactical Tips to Maximize Your Trade Show Presence in 2018

  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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6 Trade Shows Building Products Manufactures Must Attend

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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Trade shows: What’s the real ROI?

  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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Our Take From Cleveland: #CMWorld Day Two

Corey and Kate spent two days at #CMWorld in Cleveland. This is the second of two posts sharing their quick takeaways from the event. If you haven’t seen the first, check it out.  Our second and final day at #CMWorld. And, like day one, it was a whirlwind of fresh ideas, new friends and awesome…

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When Selling Building Products, Opt for Simple

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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SMX West Recap

Lessons Learned from One of the Best SEM Conferences in the Industry Guest Contributor: Corey Morris, Digital Marketing Director SMX West (Search Marketing Expo) is one of the premier events in the search marketing industry and is hosted yearly in a significant location for the search community—in the heart of Silicon Valley. I’ve been involved with…

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IBS 2016: “The New Big Thing” Is…

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

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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It Works If You Work It

3 Reasons Networking in the Building Products Industry Helps You and Your Business Guest Contributor: Lexi Copeland, Account Coordinator After moving from western Kansas (shout-out to Hays, America) to Kansas City more than two years ago, I initially felt like a very little fish in a very big pond. Starting off my career, I wasn’t sure…

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6 Trade Show Marketing Do’s & Don’ts

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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