How to Stand Out at Your Next Trade Show

Trade shows are a great place for businesses to connect with potential customers and possible investors. They are also ideal for checking out the competition and helping businesses make plans for the future. If you are planning to gain exposure and attract attention at your next trade show, follow these tips:

Invest in Quality Trade Show Displays

First impressions are often lasting, and the competition at trade shows is often cutthroat as hundreds of businesses are vying for attention and generating leads. With so much pressure, it only makes sense you try your best to impress visitors. If you were a buyer looking around and observing hundreds of booths, wouldn’t you be intrigued by a booth that’s visually appealing and designed to stand out? Banner stands, tabletop banner stands, banner walls, and other trade show displays are not only inexpensive but serve their purpose well at events. Call us if you need help choosing the right trade show displays that fit your budget!

Attract People with Free Food

Don’t we all love free food? How about leveraging this love to get people to visit your booth? The time it takes for visitors to grab a snack can give them enough time to look around your booth or listen to an elevator-pitch about your products or services. Check with the organizers to make sure food is allowed at the event, and if finger foods such as sausage rolls or tea sandwiches aren’t allowed, place a bowl of candy in your booth. Also keep in mind some foods should never be served at a trade show. Avoid foods that are likely to be messy, those that have a strong smell, or foods that people are commonly allergic to. Also, make sure the food does not contradict your brand.

Entertainment and Giveaways

If the idea is to capture attention, there can be no better way than using gimmicks. Use this to give people a reason to remember your brand. You could hire a live band, rent a photo booth, or install a life-sized figurine. If your business involves children’s products, how about arranging a puppet show or magic show?

Giveaways are also a great way to make people notice your company. Giving away recyclable goodie bags will show off your eco-friendly credentials and ensure your brand is remembered beyond the trade show.

These tips can help you to stand out from your competitors at your next trade show or expo.

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