During this period of uncertainty, we at EDE Corporation feel it is our role to help trade show managers and marketers keep up-to-date with the progress of the Events and Coronavirus. We chose five major cities we felt would be the bellwethers for guiding the reopening nationwide. The following are reports and governmental links as to where each city currently sits, as well as the plan to open for larger gatherings.Continue reading
Are you struggling to connect with your audience at trade shows?
Your trade show booth might be innovative and attractive, but that won’t matter if your audience doesn’t like nor connects with it. Below we give you some tips on how to create a trade show booth that connects with your audience by incorporating a data-driven design methodology for your next big exhibit.Continue reading
While some exhibit staff enjoy representing their brand at trade shows, others might be averse to spending their time at these events. Whether it’s the massive time commitment (especially for out-of-town employees), employers who do not show appreciation, or the challenge of speaking to guests is simply a daunting task, you can make your exhibit staff feel comfortable and reward their efforts your marketing program will prosper.Continue reading
Today’s trade show participants know exactly which products they want to demo before stepping foot on the exhibit floor. They have researched products and exhibitors online to minimize time spent window shopping. So, what can you do to leave a great impression?Continue reading
Trade Show marketing is without a doubt a big investment, but the high costs can lead to even higher returns. In fact, 99% of exhibitors had more success marketing at trade shows than other mediums. 51% of them valued the face-to-face meetings, something that is difficult to materialize in a primarily digital world (Source: CEIR: The Changing Environment of Exhibitions). This type of interaction presents more conversations, leads, and sales.Continue reading
Trade shows are notoriously wasteful, with components sometimes thrown away just to avoid shipping costs back to the warehouse. However, each November the Greenbuild show comes around, and with it come pushes for more green exhibits.
After months of planning, organizing, designing marketing collateral, and mountain-size piles of promotional giveaways, the day has finally come. You arrive hours early to your trade show booth to set-up and organize. With minutes to spare the attendees begin to trickle in. Minutes turn into hours and before you know it, the trade show is almost over and traffic to your booth was only subpar. Sound familiar? The reason might be your online presence. Most attendees have an idea of the booths and industry professionals they want to visit ahead of time and meet prior to check-in. That is why it is important to keep them informed days and weeks before shows. Utilizing social media platforms can be an efficient way to do just that – plus it’s free!Continue reading
At the beginning of each year, our design team is tasked with putting together our annual list of trends for the upcoming year. We use our experience in addition to design trends in architecture, graphic design and fashion to create this report. Check out what will influence exhibit design in 2019.
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
Ready to build your new property? A little communication goes a long way.
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