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Trade Shows Aren't Training Days

Trade Shows Aren’t Training Days

by: Maddie Ogren, CTSM    |    July 22, 2015    |    Business

According to CEIR data, when senior executives attend trade shows, they are serious shoppers. They are making purchasing decisions about what products and services to buy for their companies. They are decision makers with specific concerns and objectives. If this is the case, is it wise to staff your exhibit with rookies who may or may not be up to speed on product information but who certainly do not have the experience and industry depth to talk to high level attendees with any degree of empathy? [...]

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Lose the Literature and Lighten the Load

by: Brendan Emerson    |    June 3, 2015    |    Business

Literature is not the only path to literacy at your booth. Even before digital content delivery was introduced, bringing and distributing print literature at a show was always a waste of effort and money. Now, depending on your source for statistics, anywhere from 50 to 65% of literature sent to trade shows winds up in the trash, while sending boxes of print literature to a show drives your material handling fees (drayage) up. Way up. [...]

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Trade Show Success: More Than an Awesome Booth

by: Access TCA    |    April 23, 2015    |    Business

According to Exhibit Surveys, the average attendee spends a little more than 9 hours in the exhibit hall, visiting an average of 26 exhibits. Approximately 20 of those visits are planned and on a must-see agenda that the attendee compiles before the show. Your challenge: how to be among the 20 companies on the attendees’ pre-show agenda. [...]

Exceptional Client Service

Exceptional Client Service

by: Access TCA    |    January 11, 2015    |    Business

In the words of Helen Mirren’s character in ‘Gosford Park’, “What gift do you think a good servant has that separates them from the others? It’s the gift of anticipation.” [...]

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Scope Creep

by: Access TCA    |    January 5, 2015    |    Business

This is what keeps clients, vendors and partners alike up at night. The project is scoped, and inevitably the scope changes as renderings, needs and stakeholders change requirements. What to do? [...]