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Providence, RI
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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Effective Exhibiting for Companies with Niche Markets and Long Sales Cycles


Conventional trade show strategies don’t apply to all companies. This session will teach you how to plan your exhibit-marketing program when your product or service has a long sales cycle or if your company targets only a small portion of a particular show’s attendees. We’ll also delve into customer retention techniques and teach you to:

•  Focus your program on those golden needles in the haystack

•  Create a “front-loaded” strategy of pre-show planning and marketing, which is essential to reaching your targeted subsets of show attendees

•  Make the right decisions regarding show selection, customer care, booth staffing/training/incentives and exhibit design




FACULTY:

Jana Hallford, CTSM, Diamond Level
Jana Hallford, CTSM, Diamond Level, got bitten by the trade show bug years ago. She enjoys advising CTSM Portfolio candidates, individually, and as a Power Portfolio Workshop staffer. Jana is Executive Producer and Director of Marketing for Swords & Circuitry Studios, an award-winning independent film production company.

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Bob Milam, (CTSM candidate)
Trade Show Bob is who you call when the people who lead your exhibit efforts need a boost. A past winner of EXHIBITOR Magazine's All-Star Award, he knows a few things about trade show performance. Bob has produced winning exhibit campaigns for the food ingredients, super-computing, cosmetics and computer graphics industries. Currently a blogger for EXHIBITOR magazine, Bob loves to see companies' exhibit programs blossom under the leadership of competent and confident Exhibit Managers.

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Additional sessions presented by
Bob Milam:
Providence, RI 7/12/2017
Business Marketing Strategies and Trade Shows

Chicago, IL (Summer) 8/22/2017
Build a Successful Event Marketing Plan

Chicago, IL (Summer) 8/23/2017
Business Marketing Strategies and Trade Shows




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