How to get more buyers to your booth

Marketers who rely on their exhibit display alone are not taking full advantage of all trade show opportunities like New Product  Releases. According to a study by the Center for Exhibition Industry Research pre-show marketing dramatically increases sales. The study shows: 76% of attendees arrive at the show with an…

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Using FREE in advertising

If your have been to a Harbor Freight outlet lately you will most likely experience long lines at the cash registers just about any time of the day. Why during an economic downfall, when retail sale are down are customers breaking down the doors at Harbor Freight? The answer is…

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Ready for the SEMA, AAPEX and PRI Shows?

The three major trade shows in the automotive aftermarket are held in November and December. They are the Specialty Equipment Market Association, or SEMA Show (the “Hot Rod Show” to us old timers), the AAPEX show and the Performance Racing Industry or PRI Show. These are mega events bringing buyers…

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Trade show preparation

Trade shows present a lucrative opportunity for marketers to gain exposure to vast numbers of potential buyers. For most manufacturers and distributors it is a major expense. So organization, preparation and coordination are essential to capitalize on their investment. A well planned and executed trade show effort will maximize response…

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Fighting Fire with Education

We who live in the canyons and foothills of California are constantly concerned about the threat of wildfires. After the devastating 2007 Santiago Fire, which destroyed ten homes, our local Fire Safe Council mobilized a multi-faceted fire prevention program through education and events. Our objective was to inform and motivate…

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Capitalizing on Old Fashion Service

Today when the Internet seems to be the place where buyers are flocking to buy products. Shops and retail stores are feeling the sales pinch. Sure, shopping on-line does offer a wide variety of products at very competitive prices, but what is lacking in the e-commerce world is that personal…

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WILL YOUR BUSINESS SURVIVE?

In today’s current depressed economic climate, and times of market uncertainty, many businesses have gone into a “holding pattern”, reluctant to make aggressive marketing plans or allocate promotional spending. This is understandable. Business owners do not want to launch promotional campaigns when sales may not result. So they take the…

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