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The Exhibitor’s Checklist Guide to Trade Show Planning – Part 10

03/25/15 by EE Team

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The after the show review is just as important as the show itself. This is where you are very honest about the event and get down specific details that you observed about the show. It is important to do right away as the details will be forgotten even a week after the event.

At Exhibit Edge we have a post-show checklist that all supervisors fill out that is related more to the logistics of shipping, items pulled or needed, damage to the exhibit or crates, client comments, additional orders placed on site, and much more. It is a good way to update the pull lists and address any needs during the return of the exhibit.

Likewise a Marketing review should be done to assess the show’s impact (good or bad) on your companies marketing goals. This can also be a questionnaire that is given to the members of your staff who worked in your exhibit at the event.

The questions would be things like:

  1. Did you reach your marketing goals each day? If you remember from previous videos it was the goal of the Exhibitor Lounge to sign up 200 to 300 people per day.
  2. What were the attendees most interested in?
  3. Were the give-a-ways effective and why or why not?
  4. What comments were made about the exhibit – the product – the company?
  5. Did attendees get a clear message about the exhibit as they walked by?
  6. What could be done to improve the exhibit for next year?
  7. Should we participate in this show next year?

You can ask any questions you want but try to get these questions answered as soon after the show as you can. Your company spends a lot of money to participate in these shows and an accurate assessment is the responsibility of the sales and marketing departments.

So next week we will either look at the budget compared to the final costs or we will review our post show report to give you some observations from Exhibitor Lounge’s participation at ExhibitorLive 2015. I haven’t decided the order yet.

As always, please respond with your questions or comments and let others know about EXHIBITOR LOUNGE.COM. We will see you next week. Until then, I am your host Michael Gray telling you to RELAX in the Exhibitor Lounge.