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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July 15, 2019 15 min

What does happiness at work feel like for you?  I ask that because if you are a marketer in face-to-face marketing, our hours can be demanding, sometimes even grueling.  Whether you are new or experienced-doing trade shows gives joy to many people. And for the lucky ones-you not only like doing it-you love it. I had an experience filled with joy that made me think of happiness and why culture combined with passion makes a great pla... Read more

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Are you looking to take your experience on the show floor to a new level?  Whether you are an association or trade show manager, IAEE-International for Exhibitions and Events-has the resources to boost your industry knowledge and enhance results for exhibitors, associations and attendees.  In this second interview with Randy Bauler,CEM and Corporate Relations & Exhibits Director at American Association of Critical-Care Nurses(AACN)... Read more

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Have you been wanting to maximize your results with a trade show association or if you are an association do you want to help your exhibitors get better ROI by exhibiting at your show?  In this interview, Randy Bauler,CEM and Corporate Relations & Exhibits Director at American Association of Critical-Care Nurses(AACN) shares advice about how to take your events to the next level in exposition education, booth space selection, spons... Read more

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Are you a trade show event marketer?  If you have achieved something unique for your company in face-to-face marketing, now is the time to nominate yourself to be an EXHIBITOR Magazine All-Star!  Travis Stanton, EXHIBITOR Editor, shares insights in this interview about EXHIBITOR including the All-Star Awards, how to get nominated and how it can impact your career. All-Star Awards Overview The annual All-Star Awards celebrates corpo... Read more

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If you love the trade show event industry and want to have an impact-then Exhibitions Day is an event you should consider attending to have your voice heard.   Diane Benson, Diamond CTSM, shares her first-time experience at Exhibitions Day representing HCEA through IAEE in Washington D.C. on June 4thand 5th.  Find out in this interview what it was like to go to Capitol Hill, meet with representatives and have the chance to share im... Read 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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