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Old 24th July 2007, 03:50 PM   #21
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I have also dealt alot with an online company called Exhibitrac, that has listings for various shows, you may find something there as well. Great for your pre-show marketing!

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Old 30th July 2007, 12:32 PM   #22
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Hi!

I have done two trade shows, one at the LA Times Festival of Books and one for Real Estate Agents. Both went fabulous although the Festival of Books was very expensive and I think we would have done better had we been put in a better area. (They accidently put us in the children's book section.)

We have been invited to many other trade shows but have declined so far because of booth costs, phone hookup, electric, and so on, (all the extras that get tacked on to your booth cost). Trade shows and exhibits can be a great way to market your business and to get it out there before the public.

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Old 30th July 2007, 03:46 PM   #23
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I have some information in my blogs regarding the benefits of trade show rental vs. purchase. It may be of assistance to some if you are intersted in reading it let me know and I can forward you the link - I can't post it yet, since I am a newer member.

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Old 29th August 2007, 06:01 AM   #24
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Default Trade Show Tips - In-booth Promotions

The most successful trade show booths include demonstrations. Every product or service can be demonstrated. Buyers visit trade shows to see products in action, which they can't get from advertisements and other one-dimensional media.

The value of pre-show promotions is to build qualified traffic to your booth rather than just hoping that good prospects will happen to walk by. Giveaways in the booth are also useful since they create a lasting impression.

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Davies, I agree with that, and getting someone that has great motivation skills to do the demo's is also an added benefit..

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Pop-ups can be complemented with shelving, peninsula counters, backlit endcaps, literature displays, and other accessories which can convert an ordinary pop-up into a standpoint display!

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