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Portable vs Modular - Which display style is right for you?

Jul 15, 2021 9:04:00 AM

When clients consider which type of display suits their needs best, the discussion of portable vs. modular often comes up. The word "modular" is often used in the trade show industry, but many newbies don't exactly understand what that means regarding an exhibit.

There is often confusion about how these two types of displays vary from one another. I understand the confusion because they have a few similarities compared to traditional custom-built displays.

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Graphic Design Trends 2021

May 19, 2021 4:26:00 PM

We're regularly exposed to graphic design whether we realize it or not. This was true long before the days of the internet, but now with technology, social media, and our daily interaction with the web, it's impossible to avoid and has become an integral part of our lives.

Lots of people don't notice design or the fact that it surrounds them almost constantly. I didn't pay attention to it all that much myself before I went to school. But once you see it, you can't unsee it. Design is EVERYWHERE! Every shoe you put on or chair you sit in. 
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Must be Good at Multitasking. A Small Business Pre-Requisite.

Apr 21, 2021 4:34:00 PM

Industry Canada's definition of a small business is firms that have fewer than 100 employees. So I suppose we would qualify as a REALLY small business. Before the whole COVID fiasco, we were growing and ready to hire new people to join our team, but we've had to readjust. Over the last year, a few of us got laid off (including myself), some are still laid off, and a few got to stick around to witness the whirlwind pivoting that our company keeps experiencing and that our owners are doing a remarkable job navigating.


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6 Important Things to Consider When Writing Your Trade Show RFP

Feb 10, 2021 2:00:00 PM

We often receive complicated RFP's from large companies for new exhibits. It takes some time to carve through and find what they want as they are often not written with the trade show display in mind and start as a corporate template for all large purchases. 

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How to Navigate Survival Through COVID as a Small Business

Jan 27, 2021 12:00:12 PM

At the risk of pointing out the obvious, for some, the last ten months have been soul-crushing. Fortunately, with the release of vaccines, we feel like we are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel.  There are some shows scheduled this year, and in speaking with clients, there is a desire and a need to return to shows. For many, trade shows are the most direct path to a healthy bottom line.

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How to safely return to trade shows: What to expect post-COVID.

Jun 30, 2020 11:38:23 AM

Governments are currently trying to balance two priorities, getting economies running again, and managing the health crisis. The latter objective has placed trade shows in a problematic position. In Canada, as of June 2020, large gatherings remain prohibited.

Over the years, we've spoken to countless people who will agree that trade shows are critical to their company's marketing and sales. They are the number one platform for companies to sell and source, reach clients, and to generate growth. They support the economy worldwide and should be a key element to every economic recovery plan.

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Ultimate Exhibiting Team:Who You Should Bring to Represent at the Show

Feb 13, 2019 3:00:00 PM

A common question when it comes to exhibiting is who should or shouldn't attend the show as exhibitors? This all depends on a handful of factors: why are you exhibiting in the first place, what's being showcased, and where is the show? You need to come up with a team who will support the company's reasoning behind why it's exhibiting in the first place. Below are a few key items to keep in mind when selecting the members of your ultimate exhibiting team.

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7 (Nearly) Free Hacks to Make Your Booth Better Right Now

Oct 10, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Trade show upgrades can be pricey if you haven't properly budgeted. It's true that a great looking exhibit can help you boost sales and generate new business by engaging the audience better. So get out your notebook because here are 7 free (or really cheap) hacks that you can do to make your trade show booth better right now!

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How History Will Help You Choose a Trade Show

Mar 9, 2018 12:00:00 PM

A show’s history can offer valuable insight when you’re considering whether or not it is a good fit with your exhibiting plan. History can be broken down into two main factors: your own history of past success (or failure) at the show, and the show’s track record with other exhibitors. When you’re looking at both factors, try to encompass a history of at least the past three years, up to a decade if possible. Watch for patterns and trends. Is the show getting better, or worse, over time? If you don’t have your own history at the show, or can’t find adequate information on the show itself, track down past exhibitors and see what they have to say.

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