Posted by nancy on July 28th, 2010 at 8:20 pm
Two sections are necessary here: Head-Turners and Big-Bang…Small Budget.
Head-Turners: Striking, eye-catching, irresistible booths. Money well spent for these exhibitors!
El Paso Chile turned their booth into a bar and attracted audiences with their brightly colored drink-mixes used as décor.
Parking Permitted! The "car in the booth" is always a traffic stopper.
Twinkle, twinkle little booth. Flashing lights adorned a basic banner. What a beautiful way to shine on the floor!
Posted by nancy on July 28th, 2010 at 8:17 pm
We love trade shows. We love fancy things. We love food. So…what could possibly be better than a trade show about fancy food?
We have selected the 56th Annual Summer Fancy Food Show as the first event to cover in the debut edition of Show Girl Talk.
Peruse, ponder, chuckle, comment*, and maybe even salivate a bit!
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*If you exhibited, this is a cool way to get ...
Posted by nancy on July 28th, 2010 at 8:15 pm
We mean that in the kindest sense. At every show, there are exhibitors that stand out because their behavior/booth is just so not cool.
Blackberry/cell phone (even when people were at their booth!)
Table pushed way to the back
Bare feet. Yes, we spotted an exhibitor who decided that he had had enough with his shoes!
Posted by nancy on July 28th, 2010 at 8:10 pm
Peep Show: Behind-the-Scenes Gossip..What seems to be new, hot and trendy?
Fair Trade: We love products that have good souls as well as good taste.
Kicking Horse Coffee: The story, which begins with “What are you two schmucks going to do with your life?” follows the company from blending coffee in their garage (no lie) to producing organic, shade-grown Fair Trade coffees in tantalizing flavors that taste good and “do good.”
Sweet Ella’s is totally made-in-the-USA...
Posted by nancy on July 28th, 2010 at 8:00 pm
We love CEOs who roll-up their sleeves (or chef jackets)! Nothing is more impressive than seeing the owner of a business take an active role in meeting, greeting, and selling! These trade show rock stars man (or woman) their own booths for many hours and play an active role in representing their companies to prospects and clients. Sarah Endline of sweetriot, despite her Harvard MBA and status as Mastermind and Chief Rioter (aka CEO of the company), was front-and-cen...