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Nimlok: 7 Tips for Following Up After a Trade Show image

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Follow up after a trade show is just as crucial as your actions during the trade show. Our friends at Nimlok describe 7 important tips for trade show follow up below (original article here). Respond with a Follow Up within 24 to 48 Hours The absolute best tip for following up after a trade show is to do it quickly. A prompt response may be exactly what you need to set your company apart from the competition. If you have a follow up campaign already set up and ready to go, it will make things much easier. In fact, if you’re collecting emails via tablets or kiosks, you can have your follow up emails scheduled and ready for delivery. Fully ...

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Trade Show Marketing (Part3/3): Results Measurement image

Trade shows are one of the most important- and costly- elements of the marketing mix for a product or service. In our three part series, we’ve covered the planning needed before the show followed by the execution during the event.  Now we will cover how you can measure your return on investment (ROI) from all the work- and money- you put into Part 1 and Part 2. As mentioned previously, trade shows are costly requiring a great deal of resources including time and costs associatedwith not only the show itself, but also travel time and expenses.  Some make the argument that the strongest measurement for your return on investment (ROI) is the sales leads generated from the show. However, we ...

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Trade Show Marketing (Part 2/3): At the Show image

In part 1 of our trade show marketing blog, we discussed the details of planning a for a trade show. Planning is one of the most important parts of any business activity, with no exception to large trade shows, as it gives you a strategy and a guide to work around. In part 2, we will walk you through the execution of a successful trade show. This post focuses on bringing the right materials, getting the most out of your staff, setting yourself up for post-show measurement, qualifying leads, and understanding that not all attendees fit your target market. 1.)    Materials Needed (and sometimes forgot) One challenge of hosting a booth at a trade show is sheer amount of materials needed. ...

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Trade Show Marketing (Part 1/3): Planning image

In our three-part trade show marketing series, we will cover before, during, and after a trade show (planning, at-the show, and results measurement). No question trade shows are one of marketing’s biggest budget line items including exhibit construction, storage, transportation, erection and space rental, not to mention staffing and travel expenses. Therefore, the planning phase is of increased importance and the first step (of course) of all trade show events. The trade show planning phase should consist of the following 5 steps: trade show research/selection, goal setting, display selection, budgeting, and pre-show promotion. 1. Trade Show Research and Selection There are thousands of trade shows per year and many marketers have reduced their trade show marketing budgets, often by eliminating ...

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