Mapping Your Route to a Successful Trade Show Promotion

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Map Out Your Promotional Product Options

Microfiber Cleaning Cloth with Map Imprint

While you may think the above is just a map, in fact, it is a microfiber cleaning cloth. Or, in better terms, it is a great pre-show mailer invitation for your target market attending a trade show where you’re exhibiting!

A map of the show floor with your booth location highlighted, or a map of the city with the convention location and hotels earmarked, or a listing of the city’s top dining and nightime hot spots listed will all be attention getters for your clients and prospects. Of course, other imprint ideas for contests, scavenger hunts and more to make your promotion more fun and effective are available at Lev Promotions.

A promotional product of this type can keep you top of mind before the show, during the show, and after the show when the cloth gets used to clean eyeglasses, computer monitors, TV screens, cell phones and more.

For a selection of microfiber cleaning cloth and pouch options, please visit http://www.levpromotions.com/item_choose.cfm?&CatalogGUID=07c464e7-5a77-474d-a4b4-e7ae5c91bc71 or e-mail us at info@levpromotions.com, or call us at 619-697-2045. Other options are available, so if you like the idea, but want to see other packaging or pricing options, please call or e-mail us.

Professional Development Can Be Rejuvenating to Your Business

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I recently returned from PPAI Expo, the largest trade show for promotional products professionals in the world. Not only did I have the opportunity to meet with my favorite suppliers, see new products, rediscover old favorites and learn about up-and-coming products; I also had the opportunity to take some professional development classes on various marketing topics.

No matter how long someone has been in a particular business, I find that passing on the opportunity to take classes, seminars and/or workshops in their chosen field is the difference between someone who has a job and someone who has a career. No matter what the profession, there are always new techniques to learn, new applications for old methods, new products/tools, and tangential subjects that can result in greater revenues. Not to mention that, sometimes, we need to hear someone else’s perspective to rethink something we thought we already knew, or realize that maybe we didn’t understand it as well as we thought.

All-in-all, I greatly believe in the power of education. Yes, I hold two Bachelor degrees (Spanish and Hospitality Management), but a degree is not the be-all and certainly not the end-all for education. Whether you take classes directly related to your profession at trade shows, professional association meetings, or at your local extension school, there is always more to learn. Maybe a class that relates to the type of customer you are pursuing can give you the added insight you need to close that big deal. How about a class in business writing to help make your e-mails and other professional correspondence sound and look more polished?

The possibilities are endless for allowing your mind to expand. The more you know, the better you can work your business. The better you work your business, the better your bank account will look!

Finally, if a professional certification is available to you, pursue it. In the long run, that extra effort does pay off. Personally, I just received my CAS (Certified Advertising Specialist) designation from my trade organization. I am already exploring how to best leverage that certification to make me more valuable to my clients.