Trade show lead retrievals have come a long way in the past five years, but the process is still one of the more tedious aspects of tradeshows. Which of your thirty salespeople in attendance scanned the badge? What product was the lead interested in? How do I upload files to my CRM? How does my trade show program get credit for starting the sales process?
A lot of those questions can be answered with a lead retrieval system app. The problem, however, is how many lead retrieval apps you’ll have to wade through to find the right fit. Ask yourself the following questions to help sort through and find the right app for your program.
EDE Corporation is thrilled to announce our presence on Event Marketer’s Fab 50 list of 2018. For six years, Event Marketer has been curating their Fab 50 to list the top fabricators of the event industry, including EDE. We’re thrilled to be a part of this list and would like to congratulate all the other exhibit houses included as well.
Many thanks to Event Marketer for the recognition. We look forward to showing off what more we have coming in the rest of 2018.
With the stress of pre-show marketing efforts, getting your exhibit ready, and organizing show goals, it’s incredibly easy to think you’re done once the show is over. What many exhibitors fail to remember is the importance of dismantling properly – and how a teardown really can affect the ability of using your exhibit components for your next show and saving damages. Here are some of our best practices to keep everything running smoothly and within your budget.
Your trade show program should flourish under the idea that your trade show booth is the only first impression you’ll get. Although every trade show booth is unique to its specific brand, the most successful exhibits share a few common qualities. Here is a look at what we think the top trade show exhibits have in common. Continue reading
Technology can be one of the most important factors in determining the effectiveness and success of your trade show. In everyday life, the technology we use is personal, interactive, and fulfills a need. The technology in an exhibit must follow suit. You need to take advantage of the interactive nature that technology has to offer. Technology gives depth to an exhibit design and helps to create a memorable experience. We are digging into a few of the latest technology trends in trade shows we think are restructuring the exhibition and event scene.
It doesn’t matter how innovative your exhibit design is if your staff isn’t properly conveying the message of the booth. 85% of an exhibitor’s success hinges on the performance of its booth staff. Despite its importance, only 26 percent of exhibitors conduct trade show staff training for all or most of their events, according to a Center for Exhibition Industry Research study. We put together several trade show staffing essentials you can’t miss if you want your trade show program to perform. Continue reading
For a number of reasons it may not be the best time for a new trade show exhibit build. You may feel your existing properties are looking worn or additional parts and pieces may have clouded your message over the years. This is a problem many companies face and they wonder how they can reinvent their trade show exhibits. We put together a list of cost effective ways to keep your exhibit fresh with your annual budget in mind. Continue reading
We are honored to be included in Event Marketer’s 2016 Fab 50 List–the only editorial listing of top exhibit builders in North America– for the 4th consecutive year.
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It’s finally time: senior management have green-lit your plan for a new exhibit design, and you couldn’t be more excited. Time to write and send that RFP you’ve been crafting mentally for months. But as you hit “send” and await responses, the nervousness sets in. How can you really be sure you’ll get exactly the exhibit design you’re hoping for out of this process? Will your partner truly understand your vision and bring it to life?
When Comcast was ready to refresh and repurpose their Fundamentals Deck at US Cellular Field, EDE worked closely with GMR Marketing and the Chicago White Sox to renovate the space. In just 4 weeks, our team provided in-house engineering, demo, fabrication, paint, graphics, and lighting to update the sponsored space.
We’ve built 3 customized car platforms in the past several years, funny thing is each has won the top prize in custom hot rods
2015 brought in a lot of new and exciting opportunities for our team. We were challenged in terms of design, engineering, and tech, but we were able to come up with some pretty cool solutions for our clients. Here are 10 of the coolest things we produced in 2015: Continue reading
Looking to engage more deeply with stat-hungry sports fans, Comcast has begun to roll out integrated interactive Xfinity Zones in sports venues throughout the country. Working closely with representatives for Continue reading
Virtual Reality can entertain us, connect us, and revolutionize our view of the world– but for how long? Typically, an attendee at a trade show or event will get to experience a brand’s virtual reality for just a few short minutes. Although they will probably be entertained and impressed with your brand, they can’t take this experience with them. Attendees might spread the word to a few of their friends and colleagues, but it all stops there. This year together with Interface, we came up with a solution–a way for attendees to literally take their Virtual Reality experience away with them and share that same experience with anyone. Anywhere. Anytime.
Sometimes a short, interesting presentation before the show start can be a great way to get people engaged with your brand in a more interesting way. A few weeks ago at the ProMat show, Yale had a morning trade show presentation with GE.
A huge thank you to Exhibitor Magazine for another great EXHIBITORLIVE show. EXHIBITORLIVE, which is held at the Mandalay Bay Conference Center in Las Vegas, is THE trade show for anyone that is associated with trade shows in any way. Continue reading
Everyone at EDE would like to thank Event Marketer Magazine for including us within their Fab 50 of the top 50 exhibit producers. We are very humbled and excited to be included on such a list for the third year in a row!
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Back in October, we explored how to make a pre-show game plan before exhibiting at a trade show. Now, we are going to speak about the post show checklist and how to qualify, measure and follow up on the leads acquired through the show. Setting clear expectations and goals for what you want out of the experience will help you evaluate your success after the event. Whether it’s the number and quality of generated leads or the overall impact of your presence and branding, define your metrics to keep your team focused and your investment worthwhile.
Working with Patcraft and the designers at Soloflight Design, EDE specified materials and constructed the newly LEED certified showroom space.
Happy New Year! EDE is excited to announce that after a year of planning, permitting, and surveying, we have finally broke ground on our new building expansion. Continue reading