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Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Trade Shows Show Marketing Results

2005 may well be the year the trade show returns to its former glory as a marketing tool. With airline capacity up to its pre-9/11 levels, businesses are increasing budgets for trade show participation and attendance from buyers.

Trade shows are among the largest marketing investments for many mid-size companies. To maximize the return on this investment, divide the trade show into two main categories: the experience and the lead process.

The Experience
Creating a memorable experience need not take a lot of money, but it will take time. The experience must tie into the company or product brand, transcend several media and appeal to the majority of the senses of those who come in contact with your company and booth.

The Lead Process
Demonstrating that you have generated leads from a trade show is the best way to secure funds to return to that show next year. There are three major stages of the lead process:
1) driving traffic and appointments
2) record interactions (quantity and quality) at the show and
3) create at least 7 interactions with those who visited your booth and at least 4 interactions with those that attended the show, but did not visit your booth, during the subsequent 6 months.

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4 Comments:

At Wed Nov 02, 11:31:00 PM CST, Blogger Dokdo Island said...

hello
offers or buyers

These days trade business much easier since internet development.
On net, we can find well made trade portal site.
In fact, those cool sites help your trade business.
How many countries? what kinds of products?
Yes, we can not count.
Around the world, someone looking for your products, and a company
want to import your goods.
Trade portal site become huge marketplace so it called "emarketplace."
How many emarketplace do you know.
Which emarketplace do you recommend.
I am proudly tell you the emarketplace "Buykorea.org"
You may not buy korea, but you can buy and sell what you want.
Buykorea.org trade service managed by kotra(un profit trade agency)
Your marketing budget will be save and business increased.
Check what do you want to know about
follow generation lead show trade up.

 
At Sun Nov 06, 03:26:00 AM CST, Blogger The Blah Brain said...

Hey would you like to trade links with me? [I place your link on my site, you place mine on yours] I have over 20,000 hits a month on my blog - www.theblahbrain.com just post a comment if you're interested and I'll gladly put your link in my blogroll on the sidebar! Thanks, Paul

 
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