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Packing It In: Why Crates Can Make or Break Your Trade Show
Packing It In: Why Crates Can Make or Break Your Trade Show

At Exhibit Concepts, this has become somewhat of an unofficial motto around our offices. After 39 years in the trade show, commercial interior, and museum industry, we know all too well that every project and each client is unique. When it comes to unique, however, nothing is more so than the wooden crates we use to ship property across the world for our customers.

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How a Donation Led to the Ultimate Moonwalk
How a Donation Led to the Ultimate Moonwalk

As a kid, did you ever want to walk on the moon? Maybe you still dream of going into space one day. Thanks to a donation, a lucky group of second graders at St. Albert the Great School in Kettering, Ohio step foot on the moon every time they walk into their classroom.

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Why Creativity Matters: The HIWIN Story
Why Creativity Matters: The HIWIN Story

We believe creativity isn’t just delivering fresh, innovative ideas to clients. It goes much deeper than that, into the realm of understanding (and anticipating) their needs, interpreting the vision, and offering solutions along the way.

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Bringing History to Life: The Computer History Museum
Bringing History to Life: The Computer History Museum

To truly appreciate the present (and future) one must first appreciate history. The Computer History Museum, located in Mountain View, California, with stunning views of the Santa Cruz Mountains, tells the compelling story of how computers and software have evolved. Surrounded by the headquarters of some of the largest technology companies in the world, including Google and Symantec, it’s the ideal setting to pay homage to computing’s significant impact on our society.

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Common Mistakes Made by International Exhibitors (And How to Avoid Them)
Common Mistakes Made by International Exhibitors (And How to Avoid Them)

Are your booth staffers greeting French-speaking attendees in English at a show in Paris? Does your English marketing tagline make sense when translated into Portuguese? Are you asking for hundreds of thousands of marketing dollars, but have no way to prove your ROI because you are not evaluating your program? Many companies who exhibit at international trade shows make these COMMUNICATION MISTAKES, which fall into two main areas: Messaging and Engagement. In this 4-part series: Common Mistakes Made by International Exhibitors, we are identifying these mistakes and suggesting tactics to avoid them in the future. You can read Part One, AWARENESS, here and Part Two, PREPARATION, here. 

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Why Exhibit House Partnership Matters: The Scot Forge Story
Why Exhibit House Partnership Matters: The Scot Forge Story

Two years ago, Scot Forge was on an important mission: they needed to breathe new life into their trade show marketing program. What shows should they attend? How could they get a good return on their investment?

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A Trip Around The World: Must Knows For Global Exhibiting
A Trip Around The World: Must Knows For Global Exhibiting

When expanding your trade show presence to an international stage, it’s important to understand the nuances of culture in each region of the world. Cultural understanding leads to better business practices and will be the difference between failure and success. It’s just that important.

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Top 5 Trade Show Trends
Top 5 Trade Show Trends

If there is one constant in the trade show industry, it is this: there is always some new development or trend emerging. As the new year is well underway, I’m excited for another great year of innovation in the trade show industry. Here are five (5) trends that I think are here to stay. As you work your events and walk show floors, keep an eye out for these.

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Millennials vs Everyone Else: Can't We All Just Get Along?
Millennials vs Everyone Else: Can't We All Just Get Along?

I recently attended a marketing conference and there were many great session topics, but one, in particular, caught my eye. The session write-up described a dialog between a Millennial and a Boomer, suggesting that their differences made it challenging for these two generations to connect with one another. As a Baby Boomer myself, and parent to two Millennials (and one Gen Z), I often think there isn’t a generational gap between me and my children, but rather a cosmic divide of two completely different species.

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Bright Lights, Big City: 5 Impressions from My First ExhibitorLIVE
Bright Lights, Big City: 5 Impressions from My First ExhibitorLIVE

What do a mascot, mad scientists, 169 classes, virtual reality, four magicians, video testimonials, skateboards, exams, balloons, Vegas, and aching feet have in common?  Well, if you throw in some of the most innovative and creative trade show booths imaginable, you’ve got ExhibitorLIVE:  the Annual Professional Development Conference for Trade Show and Corporate Event Marketers.

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