Trade Show TalesBlog

All Blog Posts (2009)

April 2009

  1. Design Search — Using the My Gallery Feature
  2. Past Five Days — Reviewing Photos in P5D
  3. Internet Exhibit Websites
  4. Classic Exhibits Gets Some Street Cred
  5. ClassicMODUL Opens an East Coast Extrusion Facility
  6. Connectors and Relationships
  7. When It Comes to Graphic Design, I’m an Idiot
  8. The Tradeshow Exhibit Rental Business is Booming

May 2009

  1. How to Entertain Yourself During Any Meeting
  2. “New and Improved” ClassicMODUL Website
  3. What Can Tradeshow Fabric Graphics Do for YOU?
  4. Search for Exhibit Photos in P5D — New Feature
  5. Trade Shows as First Dates
  6. 10 Quick Tips for Any Trade Show Novice
  7. Defining Interconnectivity

June 2009

  1. Tips for a Successful Exhibit Installation & Dismantle
  2. Word on the Street — June 8th thru June 12th — 2010 Trade Show Budgets
  3. Introducing Sacagawea Portable Hybrid Trade Show Displays
  4. What to Do When Business is Slow!
  5. Word on the Street — June 15th thru June 19th — Value Engineering
  6. Love on Aisle #600 — Trade Shows and Events
  7. Word on the Street — June 22nd thru June 26th — What’s Your Value Proposition?
  8. 5 Surefire Ways to Drive Your Graphics Provider Crazy
  9. Building a Better Trade Show Booth – Design and Planning
  10. Why Retail Managers Should Get More Respect

July 2009

  1. What Smells? The Top 10 Trade Show Odors
  2. Word on the Street — June 29th thru July 3rd — Rumors on the Street
  3. Perfect 10 Portable Hybrid Display — Setup Animation for Trade Show Exhibit (Cool!)
  4. Magellan MOR Portable Hybrid Display — Setup Animation Video (Very Cool!)
  5. Magellan Miracle Portable Hybrid Display — Setup Animation Video (Very, Very Cool!)
  6. Word on the Street — July 6th thru July 10th — Client Retention or Client Protection
  7. Top Ten Reasons to Live in Newaygo, MI
  8. Word on the Street — July 13th thru July 17th — Preparing for TS2 in Chicago
  9. Word on the Street — July 20th thru July 24th — Post TS2 News
  10. What Not to Wear (at a Trade Show)
  11. Word on the Street — July 27th thru July 31st — Relax!

August 2009

  1. What You Should Know about Exhibit Budgeting
  2. Word on the Street — August 3rd thru August 7th — The Evolution of Exhibit Design Search
  3. What You Should Know about Exhibit Marketing
  4. Word on the Street — August 10th thru August 14th — Social Media . . . Not a Fad!
  5. The Secret Life of a Pop Up Display
  6. Word on the Street — August 17th thru August 21st — An Uptick in Sales?
  7. What the Heck are Hybrid Exhibits?
  8. Word on the Street — August 24th thru August 28th — Who is Classic Exhibits?

September 2009

  1. What You Should Know about Event and Trade Show Etiquette
  2. Tips for a Successful Business Trip
  3. Word on the Street — August 31st thru September 4th — Exhibitors are from Mars
  4. Word on the Street — September 7th thru September 11th — The Role of Classic Project Managers
  5. If Trade Show Exhibits Were Celebrities, They Would Be . . . .
  6. Word on the Street — September 14th thru September 18th — Shrinking Exhibit Turnaround Times
  7. What You Should Know as a First-Time Exhibit Buyer
  8. Word on the Street — September 21st thru September 25th — Randy Smith Memorial Golf Classic
  9. When 50% “Show” and 50% “Trade” is 100% “In Doubt”

October 2009

  1. Word on the Street — September 25th thru October 2nd (Content is King)
  2. Words of Wisdom from My Grandmother
  3. 10 Things Classic Exhibits Probably Shouldn’t Tell You — #1
  4. 10 Things Classic Exhibits Probably Shouldn’t Tell You — #2
  5. 10 Things Classic Exhibits Probably Shouldn’t Tell You — #3
  6. 10 Things Classic Exhibits Probably Shouldn’t Tell You — #4
  7. Word on the Street — October 5th thru October 9th — Three Rules to Succeeding as a Manufacturer
  8. 10 Things Classic Exhibits Probably Shouldn’t Tell You — #5
  9. 10 Things Classic Exhibits Probably Shouldn’t Tell You — #6
  10. 10 Things Classic Exhibits Probably Shouldn’t Tell You — #7
  11. 10 Things Classic Exhibits Probably Shouldn’t Tell You — #8
  12. 10 Things Classic Exhibits Probably Shouldn’t Tell You — #9
  13. Word on the Street — October 12th thru October 16th — Back from Atlanta
  14. 10 Things Classic Exhibits Probably Shouldn’t Tell You — #10
  15. “Is Our Industry Model Obsolete?” by Dan Cantor, President, EDPA
  16. Renderings Rock . . . But Photos Rule!
  17. Word on the Street — October 19th thru October 23rd — Selling in a Value-Driven Market
  18. Word on the Street — October 26th thru October 30th — Variety is the Spice of Life

November 2009

  1. Sacagawea Portable Hybrid Display — 60 Day Guarantee
  2. 7 Tips to Selecting Your Next Trade Show Space
  3. Word on the Street — November 2nd thru November 6th — Is it Great Marketing or Desperation?
  4. Renderings Rock but Photos Rule!
  5. What Does a Distributor Want from a Manufacturer?
  6. Word on the Street — November 9th thru November 13th — Love thy Neighbor (Unless They Own a ‘79 Chevette on Cinder Blocks)
  7. Classic Exhibits Receives Patents on Perfect 10 Hybrid Display System
  8. Word on the Street — November 16th thru November 20th (Classic Exhibits LinkedIn Network)
  9. I Heart Knobs — Magellan and Sacagawea Displays
  10. Word on the Street — November 23rd thru November 27th (Happy Thanksgiving!)

December 2009

  1. 15 Notable Exhibit Projects in 2009
  2. Word on the Street — November 30th thru December 4th (EDPA Access 2009)
  3. 10 Notable Exhibit Rental Projects in 2009
  4. Understanding Classic’s Manufacturing Process and Quality Standards
  5. Word on the Street — December 7th thru December 11th (Planning for 2010)
  6. Word on the Street — December 14th thru December 18th (My Glass is Rarely Half Full)
  7. Word on the Street — December 21st thru December 25th (What Do You Do?)