Graphic designers and marketing managers think and communicate ideas differently. Designers tend to focus on graphic elements and spatial patterns, whereas marketers tend to focus on messaging and calls to action. When designing your next trade show display, use these tips to ensure that you and your graphic designer are on the same page with a shared vision.
Your trade show booth may seem like it’s less important than what you are actually selling, but we’re here to tell you, it’s not. Your display is what is going to attract customers to your booth, so its design is every bit as important as your product or service. Here are the top five essential trade booth design elements and how to use them.
In 1970, an adorable chartreuse-colored Muppet named Kermit the Frog told us all that it simply wasn’t easy “bein’ green.” If Kermit were to visit a trade show today, we think he’d be happily surprised. As exhibitors experiment with adding biowalls to their displays, they’re seeing attendees across the country respond with a collective and resounding “ahhhh.”
For startup business owners and graphic designers alike, there’s nothing more satisfying than building a new brand from scratch. It’s an exhilarating process where you never quite know what’s around the next corner. Startups need to be prepared for anything — and that includes creating a library of logos early on that will be flexible enough to suit any situation.
Here’s a handy checklist of essential logo design creative assets for startups and entrepreneurs.
Like women’s cosmetics, good booth lighting highlights your display’s most interesting features and hides its flaws. When executed well, booth lighting subtly guides visitors’ attention in such a way that the light sources themselves become nearly imperceptible. But all that glitters is not gold, and too much of the wrong type of lighting can ruin your display.
Unlike fine wines, most corporate logos don’t improve with age. In fact, with so many consumer and technology firms changing course and evolving at lightning speed, most logos are unlikely to survive beyond a three-year shelf life. If your company logo is in need of a makeover, be sure to check out these logo redesign tips and trends.
Purchasing and designing a new trade show display can be a daunting process, especially when you remember that your company will likely have to live with that display for the next several years. No pressure there! So how can you be sure that you’re choosing the right size exhibit — one that will perform well now and in the future? Here are a few tips for right-sizing your trade show display.
Considering getting a trade show display but unsure if a new display is the right decision? Choosing a used trade show display can be a great alternative for most budget-conscious businesses and first-time companies looking to explore the opportunities that trade shows present. For those who own older displays where 90% of the pieces still look new but who only need a few small pieces replaced, purchasing a few select refurbished display pieces to replace the older ones can also be a budget friendly move as well.