9.11.2012

Keith Witek LinkedIn's Event Peeps Group asked + What do u Think about give a ways at events?


C.C. Carr •  www.cccarr.com + Most of the clients I work for hire a professional trade show presenter to deliver the 8-10 presentation in their booth. Free promotional gifts are not only an incentive for the attendee to watch the presentation, but the audience loves the fact that they can walk away with something free. My clients usually have something special for JUST those who watch the show. And make sure that whatever
you give away is company branded! It's ok to giveaway something less expensive for anyone who fills out a lead form, too. My clients almost always tie the giveaway, whether there is a presentation or not, to the attendee having to do something that will generate a lead.

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Keith Witek LinkedIn's Event Peeps Group asked + What do u Think about give a ways at events?


Don Johnson + Expand International Usa + expandmedia.com  +  Some people are cruising the aisles looking for "something" to take home to the kids.  NOT a winner.  One time we gave away plastic retractable measuring tapes with our Expand logo. That was an inexpensive winner because people could use it. If it is something for a desk, it should have the logo very low key, so people keep it and use it.

Keith Witek LinkedIn's Event Peeps Group asked + What do u Think about give a ways at events?

Caby Smith + Exhibit Imaging  + exhibitimaging.com +  wrote
While the "giveaway" item's second life on someones desk is a bonus, its primary purpose it to stop someone
 in front of your booth. Typically, you've got less that 10 seconds to capture someones attention as they stroll past your display, so... if your giveaway encourages a show attendee ("the picker") to stop for a minute and wait for a chance to grab your giveaway, then you have an increased chance that the potential client will read your booth graphics, remember what you do, and possibly give you an opportunity to talk 
to them.