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Event Marketing Checklist – Trade Shows and Live Events image

Trade Show Marketing Checklist

Before we get to that checklist, please consider some well-known event marketing truths. First, trade shows and live events are still very important in many industries including technology, healthcare, construction, and markets that require continuing education. Second, trade shows and live events are typically expensive to participate in, and difficult to measure marketing return on investment (MROI). Finally, trade shows and live events are often ineffective due to lack of promotion, and many other reasons. The event marketing experts at Modern Marketing Partners address these truths regarding trade shows and live events with a 88-Point Trade Show and Live Event Marketing Checklist, along with some additional, relevant resources. Check back here for  a Webcast and Virtual Event Marketing Checklist. Event Marketing ...

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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. With the ...

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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 certain shows. Therefore, ...

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