Trade shows are one of the earliest marketing channels. According to Wikipedia, the first such gatherings date all the way back to medieval times to the “Champagne Fairs” in France that brought together merchants from all over Europe. Today, there are over 10,000 trade shows from small to mega trade shows across the entire globe and spanning all industries. From “World Fairs” that usher in new technology to the clothing industry with shows like MAGIC in Las Vegas that have defined modern commerce and trade. However, a lot of people will ask “Do Trade Show Really Work?” or are they a waste of time?
You may have asked yourself the question “What makes a trade show booth great?” or “why does that company’s booth work better than mine?” This is no easy question to answer as it can be approached from many different angles such as booth design, display graphics design, brand recognition, activity in booth, engagement in the booth, and many others.
If you’re a new or experienced trade show exhibitor you’ve probably thought about measuring your Trade Show ROI (return on investment).
However, many times our customers never go beyond that stage because its deemed too time-intensive or think that it’s too difficult to keep track…
Most people put a lot of focus on the start date of their Trade Show.
They may mark it big on their calendar and circle it in red, but the days and weeks leading up to the show is just as important and arguably more important.