At long last, the recession conditions are improving, and even stagnant industries are beginning to see real growth. This season, many companies are looking to do a bit of long-awaited spring cleaning by sprucing up their trade show display strategy. Whether your company has been using trade show exhibits for years or you set up your first trade show booth during the recession, it's worth taking a look at these tips and deciding whether these improving market conditions might warrant a change in your strategy or an update to your unit.
People Expect To Feel Optimism From Trade Show Exhibits
One of the biggest differences between recession conventions and today's meetings is in the nature of people's expectations. During a recession, no one wants to see a lot of bright colors. Everything from fashion design to marketing campaigns are reduced to black or shades of grey. The entire world becomes subdued, as though in recognition of the dark climate that pervades the economy. When that climate finally begins to lift, no one wants to be reminded of the difficult times in the past. Everyone wants to see bright, spring-like colors and crisp, fresh designs. Avoid black or other dark colors, which will bring back feelings of depression. Focus on light and airy designs while making sure your words and images aren't overwhelming.
Launch Your New Product, Or At Least A New Trade Show Display
When the economy is coming out of a recession, people love to see new things. It's like tangible proof that markets are rebounding and growth has begun again. That growth can be measured in many ways, and the availability of new products and services is a very common way to note it. Launching your own new product or service at this time gives you the benefit of the amped-up atmosphere. Your visitors will be seeking the new and fresh; when they find your trade show booth offering that in the form of new design or a new product, they'll be inclined to view your company more favorably.
Keep in mind that you don't have to completely replace your display in order to get this positive reaction. There are many ways to simply freshen up your existing setup, using banner stands or small pop up exhibits as a mini-addition rather than paying for a full replacement. Compare the pricing and the overall appearance to ensure that you make a financially and aesthetically smart decision.
Ensure Your Trade Show Booth Staff Shares The Enthusiasm
The final key to optimizing your post-recession convention is to bring your staff up to speed. They should be energized and eager to talk about your product. In addition, they should recognize that a hard sell might not be necessary anymore - individuals and businesses are more likely to purchase now that they are feeling the relief from the growth.
If you cannot afford to make any of these changes, simply showcasing your old exhibits at the next convention is unlikely to be a bad decision for your company. However, if you do keep these in mind and design your plans accordingly, you'll be able to take advantage of this significant upturn and make the most of it.