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Pro-Tips For Rocking Your Next Trade Show

Pro-Tips For Rocking Your Next Trade Show

Just Like Your Product, Plan to Stand Out and Be Amazing

If you’ve ever worked a boring booth at a trade show, you’ve most likely been the victim of the “avoiders.” Those passers-by who liken you to Medusa and refuse to look your way for fear of being turned to stone.

You notice them by the way they engage actively with booth 1145, take a quick glance at your booth with that lonely poster and brochure, and then, hurriedly walk past you with their eyes carefully averted. After enough of these avoiders, you may start to wish you had some of those smiley-faced, squishy stress-balls to throw at them.

This year, with some careful planning and a little creativity, you may be able to grab people’s attention and keep them engaged without resorting to assault and battery.

Obviously, the lengths that you go to create interest at your booth may be limited by your budget, so it’s important to think about what this trade show means to your business and how engaging 10, 50, or even 1000 target individuals may bring more work your way in the coming months.

Once you’ve got your budget ironed out, you can start getting those creative juices flowing.

Get Out Your Lasso

You know from experience that the hardest part of working a trade show booth is getting people to look at you, right? What if your booth looked like they just stepped into the hottest casino in Vegas? Or, they’re stepping into a game show hosted by loud and enthusiastic individuals?

Being active and/or unconventional is key to attracting attention. The possibilities are only limited by your imagination, and here are some favourites to get your mind flowing:

  • Superhero or celebrity photo ops. Invent a superhero to represent your company and have him or her available for photo opportunities with booth guests. It may seem a bit corny, but it works. The same is true for celebrity lookalikes. Be sure to get their card so you can send them the pic after the show.
  • Wheel of Fortune. Nothing screams “come here now” than the chance to win fabulous and exciting merchandise (or your services).
  • Create a treasure map leading to your booth. This may require some cooperation on the part of the venue, but placing arrows or words on the floor that lead people to your booth can create intrigue and bring people in.

Whatever you decide, make it fun and interactive. Think Disneyland for adults.

Build Excitement in Advance of the Show

Regardless of what genius idea has emerged from your mind, it’s important to create a sense of anticipation among your clients and prospects. Sending out formal printed invites or periodic emails revealing a little something more about what’s in store for them when they visit will get them chomping at the bit to visit your booth.

Have Quality Informational Products to Hand Out

You get very few chances to make an impression once you get people into your booth. Once they’re there, make your efforts count by providing them with unique, high-quality informational products that will not just stay in the bag in the closet when they get home.

Follow-up After the Show with Everyone

Hopefully, your venue will provide a mailing list of all of the participants so you can send out follow-up correspondence to those you saw and those you missed.

If no list is provided, be absolutely sure you get business cards from the people you talk to and connect with them ASAP! The more opportunities you have to make an impression, the better.

Dure Foods Vending Machine Product

Dure Foods Vending Machine Products: Hot Stuff!

Whether you own a convenience store, vending machine business, or run an office, you need to stock an assortment of high-quality beverages from a reputable manufacturer. Dure Foods offers some of the best vending machine products available, including flavoured cappuccino, hot chocolate, and chai tea.

Flavoured Cappuccino

Our Flavoured Cappuccinos are some of our best-performing products and come in 2 lb. Mylar pouches. We offer six delicious flavours, including:

  • French Vanilla
  • English Toffee
  • Hazelnut
  • Irish Cream
  • Original
  • Swiss Mocha

Our delicious cappuccinos consist of a mixture of strong, aromatic coffee and creamer. All our flavours are rich in aroma and texture, as well as a bold coffee taste with natural sweetness from the lactose sugar in the creamer.

A flavoured Cappuccino from Dure Foods takes one back to the traditional form as it has a creamy and smooth texture with enough micro-foam. The quality of our ingredients is on par with those of brand leaders, and to many people, it is the hot beverage of choice.u

Head over to Dure Foods’ website to learn more about our flavoured cappuccinos for vending machines.

Hot Chocolate

There’s nothing like chocolate to get the feel-good chemicals flowing, and during colder months, a steaming mug of hot chocolate is the perfect thing to keep the winter chills at bay.

There are a wide range of hot chocolate options available as well as an array of flavours. Many of these mixes are not satisfactory, however, and tend to be watery, overly sweet, and lack the full-bodied richness that one expects from a high-end hot chocolate.

Dure Foods Durelicious Hot Chocolate for vending machines, on the other hand, contains pure, high-quality ingredients that produce just the right taste balance of vanilla, chocolate, sugar, and salt.

Our hot chocolate comes in 2 lb. Mylar pouches and contains a mixture or carefully formulated ingredients to produce a rich and creamy drinking chocolate.

If you want to offer your employees or clients a hot chocolate that is worth pouring into a mug, look no further than Durelicious Hot Chocolate.

Chai Tea

There is a lot to love about Dure Foods Heart Side premium products, especially our chai, a powerful blend of tea, herbs, and spices. Our tea also contains delicious flavours and produces a spicy and enjoyable aroma.

Dura Foods Chai tea doesn’t only taste and smell incredible, but it has a wide range of other benefits as well, including boosting your energy, improving your digestive health, treating seasickness and nausea during pregnancy, and alleviating aches and pains.

Because of the quality and benefits that our chai beverages offer, they are a big hit in vending machines in offices, convenience stores, and schools around the country.

Our chai is made using a new and unique formula. All our ingredients act synergistically to increase its other’s benefits.

Check Out Dure Foods Vending Machine Products Today!

To stock your vending with high-quality, popular hot beverages, visit Dura Foods today or contact us directly to find out more about our products and services.