This past Tuesday, Jessica and I (and later Phil) manned the booth we had at the Pella Expo at Arrowhead Stadium.
This was our first tradeshow that we had done and we were very impressed with how it went. The expo was invitation only and was geared towards home builders, remodelers, and architects. As many of you know, we have a lot of clients in these industries and know it well!
Being the only marketing company a the expo and being next to a fun looking outdoor lighting company booth (I forgot the name of your company Doug, sorry!) we seemed to have good traffic. Most people were very interested in apparel. We do LOTS of apparel and everyone seemed to be looking for crew shirts, office shirts, polos, or jackets.
We had a lot of items there to look at and our catalogs. I think we gave out over 30 to people who were really interested in what we could do for them in with apparel! The next most popular item was websites. A lot of companies that either didn’t have one or have an outdated one that really needs to be taken care of, just haven’t found the time or the right company to do it. The third most popular was promotional items…specifically pens. That is always a hot seller.
Overall we got some great leads and especially for something that was only a 4 hour expo (3 to 7) I couldn’t believe the amount of good quality leads we got.
Thanks to Allen and everyone at Pella for giving us the opportunity to have a booth at your Expo and I look forward to next year’s expo. Arrowhead stadium was a great venue and I heard nothing but good things from the other attendees.