Rock Your Trade Show

Rock Your Trade Show

Rock Your Trade Show: Inspiring weekly interviews with Industry Insiders, Experts, Event Managers, Marketers and Influencers who share their insights, challenges and lessons learned so you can rock Your marketing and trade show event program. Do you sometimes wonder ... "How do I reach the right target audience? How can I promote my program within my organization and show ROI? What do I need to do get everyone on the same page; sales, marketing, finance, procurement? And on a personal level...I want to find a new work-life balance and what does my career path look like?" Sound familiar…then this podcast is just for you! Get all the practical tools and advice you need to rock your marketing program, use social media and networking strategies to create your personal brand and stay relevant in your career. After listening to this podcast, you will feel empowered to achieve success, every time at events and in your personal life. Let’s do this together!... Show More

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How consistent is your brand messaging in your trade show program? Whether you work for a large fortune 500 company or a startup organization, take a look at all of your trade show assets and ask yourself-are they consistent and what is the attendee experience?   If you are like most companies, you may be hitting it out of the park with the large exhibit experience but when it comes to the banner stand or portables the messaging ch... Read more

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Have you been wondering how to demonstrate value past the obvious metrics of your program so leadership, and more importantly your boss sees your contribution to the organization?  So often marketers are truly the unsung shero or hero of their trade show program.  When a trade show, event or program goes flawlessly, it is taken for granted that it is as we like to say at Exhibitus-Easy as Pie.  But you know how many moving parts th... Read more

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Sometimes it can be hard to know how to go past cost per lead to demonstrate value you’re your face-to-face marketing program.  If you struggle with showing leadership value for your program-this episode will help you focus on key metrics and help you become a trade show shero or hero! In a recent interview with Melanie Neal, she said something that has stuck with me.  When Melanie receives a request for a new initiative she will a... Read more

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Asking your connections for help can make some of us hesitate or worse not act on our instincts at all out of fear they might say no to our request.  It comes down to being prepared so that we feel confident when we engage both our network as well as new connections we are at ease and comfortable in what we want to say.  Senior leaders on this show have shared how their network served them well when faced with a difficult choice or... Read more

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Are you ready to make a move if an opportunity comes your way? For Ann Carter, Vice President of Purchasing and Supplier Management, being prepared is the key to advancing in your career.  Ann provides insights about why soliciting feedback is so important and offers actionable advice on best practices for collaborating with purchasing and how to solve complex challenges.  This interview provides so many insights you will want to l... Read more

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Have you ever had a conversation that had so many insights you wanted to take notes? Then you will want to list to this interview with Melanie Neal, a Vice President who is a creative problem solver, inclusive leader, organizational innovator and customer advocate.  Melanie shares incredible wisdom that is not only uplifting but actionable and will immediately impact your career. 11 Innovative Leadership Tips To Move Your Career Fo... Read more

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Want to really differentiate your marketing program this year? Check out how Marcia Deem, CTSM recently won two big awards, MeetingsNet 2018 Changemakers award for Leaders, Innovators and Disruptors as well as the Exhibitor All Star Award and how it differentiated her marketing program.  Each award included doing something truly disruptive in the trade show industry and Marcia demonstrated innovation, taking risks and more impor... Read more

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Are you planning out your 2019 year?  If you are in the throes of planning goals and the path to achieve those goals think about this…You can 10x your success if you do this one thing.  Make a personal intention of creating your personal brand.  Don’t worry-if you are thinking “I have no idea how to do that-you are not alone!”  Today we are going on a personal journey together, using Roz Usheroff book “The Future of You: Creating Y... Read more

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When is the right time to develop a new pitch?  For Jay Bonansinga, author of “The Walking Dead” books, film director and HCEAInnovate Session Speaker, it starts immediately with the idea.  In his 90 minute session, Jay immersed attendees in the creative process that started with picking an idea and then developing the plan to sell it to the audience.  So much goes on when developing ideas that will win over the audience and Jay sh... Read more

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Do you ever feel stuck trying to come up with a pitch?  This live interview with GE Healthcare’s Eva Streich and Faye Jermyn Faye offers firsthand insights into what it was like to be a participating attendee at HCEAInnovate. They describe why they joined a team in the session “The Art of the Healthcare Pitch” with Jay Bonansinga, author of the Walking Dead book series. Eva and Faye take us on the journey of coming up with all of t... Read more

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Wishing you could attend all of the sessions at #ExhibitorLive?  This interview is with session speaker Glenda Brungardt, CTSM, Global Event Manager at HP.  Glenda shares amazing tips that span budgets, measurement to working with unions.  Glenda describes “...it’s no longer about a demo on the show floor, it’s about figuring out what is the customer experience like when they visit HP.”  She describes what it's like being a destina... Read more

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Have you been thinking about how you can take your trade show event program to the next level?  Kim Kee, Event Marketer at Jeppesen, a Boeing company, shares insights from her CTSM sessions at #ExhibitorLive.  Find out how you can re-think your approach to budgeting, find ways to leverage your negotiated contracts to offer incentives for sales reps and more.  Kim provides stories about her personal experiences from being an exhibit... Read more

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Are you looking to learn about the latest trends in the trade show event industry?  In this special ExhibitorLive episode, Nancy Drapeau, Senior Research Director at Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) shares how her organization conducts objective research to provide trade show state of the industry and trends.  CEIR is a not for profit organization and offers over 100 reports including the CEIR index which includes 14 ... Read more

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Have you ever been so captivated by a great story that you lost track of time, and even your surroundings?  Park Howell, is the founder of The Business of Story, a Keynote speaker, TEDx speaker, and shares his wisdom after interviewing over 133 people on his podcast The Business of Story and helping brands tell their story through his company.   "When you can tell a very honest, true, personal story that reflects who you are as a b... Read more

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Where does Intel’s Events Program Manager find inspiration? For Victor Torregroza, the world is full of experiential marketing-but not where you might expect it.  Victor shares how he finds creative innovative ideas in nature, in open markets, at museums, and even in restaurants.  If you have ever wondered how a company like Intel plans, delivers, and measures and delights at their exhibits, this episode has the inside story and mo... Read more

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Have you been asked to demonstrate ROI for your exhibit program and need data that is more than cost per lead to validate your program’s results? If you aren’t sure how to show leadership the value of your trade show program, you are not alone. In this episode, Lynn Reves, Director of the Results Division at Exhibitus shares measurement strategies you can start using today.  Four Ways You Can Achieve Measurable Results 1. Explore N... Read more

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If you were given an unexpected 21% raise, would you ask for more?  The answer for most of us is we would be so surprised that the thought of asking for more wouldn’t cross our minds.  The reality is there is a high cost when we don't ask. This episode explores three examples of opportunities where women could have asked, and didn’t and the cost that resulted by not asking.  You may see a little of yourself in the real-life example... Read more

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Have you ever wondered what inspires designers to develop face-to-face exhibit environments?  In this episode, Matt Beck, Design Director at Exhibitus shares a behind the scenes look at how he finds inspiration (it might surprise you!) and how to bring the unexpected and delight your target attendees.  Find out how to use Design Thinking to connect with your customers at your next trade show event. 4 Ways to Use Design Thinking In ... Read more

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Are you looking to take your healthcare trade show program to a new level this year?  Listen to 10 industry insiders in this Best-In-Show episode.  Whether you need to find your “why” for being in healthcare marketing, or want your sales reps to boost their engagement with attendees, this episode includes inspirational advice from trade show exhibit leaders and associations.   10 Experts Share Trade Show Marketing Ideas 1.Carol Fie... Read more

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Are you looking at your career goals to achieve the best year ever? In this interview, Roz Usheroff talks about 7 deadly traps that really limit us from achieving our true potential. We don’t always realize how we limit ourselves, opportunities and future with actions and thoughts that get in our way of achieving success. Roz shares her expertise of working with Fortune 500 companies worldwide applies how she helps her clients to t... Read more

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