Using a Trade Show to Boost Your Blog

Tips On Using a Trade Show for Marketing Your Blog

Blogs were once cutting edge, but not anymore.

Owning a professional business website today without a blog is a little like having a telephone but no email address.

You can do business that way, but it’s not very efficient. Of course, setting up a blog is only half the battle.

Once it’s running you have to generate traffic and readership.

There are a lot of ways to do this, but one of the best ways is in person. If you’re going to attend a trade show you should be marketing your blog.

In fact, you should consider marketing your blog at a trade show as your main objective and with awesome graphic design materials.

This approach will do two things:

  • Build a loyal fan base, eventually converting readers into customers
  • Cause people to trust you because you’re not just trying to sell them something, but genuinely want to offer them resources (through your blog)

Here’s how you can market your blog at a trade show in a way that works.

Market Your Resource, Not Your Product

People are often turned off when you market your product right out of the gate.

That’s why it’s better to offer them something (a free resource, like your blog) before you try to sell your product.

But how do you do that? You can hold up a product, but your website is virtual. You can’t hold it up and display it.

Or can you?

Consider buying or renting a large flat-screen television at your next event.

Put this up at your booth and use it to show off your blog.

This way you can navigate multiple people through the resources you offer at the same time.

This shows people that you take your blog seriously; it’s not just an add-on you did because you had to.

It will build a sense of excitement around your blog, and people will be more likely to remember and visit it later.

Sign them up Yourself

Most people at a trade show have a badge with a barcode of some kind.

Companies can then use lead retrieval equipment to scan that barcode and put the person’s information in their database.

Most of the time, companies use this to email promotions to the customer.

I suggest you use it as a way to email people about your blog.

Think about it. You’re walking through a trade show and come across a company showing off its awesome blog.

You can either type your information into the computer so that you can receive regular blog updates, or you can let the person scan your barcode and they’ll take care of the rest. Which will you choose? The easier option, of course.

Business Card with QR Code

People will be more likely to remember your blog if you give them something tangible to hold on to.

Sometime after the trade show ends people will go through their bag of pamphlets, cards, and fliers, and hopefully run across your card. What do they see? The name of your blog and a QR code generator.

“Oh yea,” they think, “I remember that blog.” They’ll take out their phone, scan the code and visit your website.

How convenient.

Final Word

We often want the advertising and sales process to progress a lot quicker than what I’ve described here.

Sometimes it does, but when everyone else is trying to sell their product outright (like at a trade show) it can really play to your advantage to take a softer approach.

You may not see automatic returns, but over time you’ll cultivate a much stronger fan base and capture more sales.

Dan Palma is a blogger who writes about business technology for events and conferences. 

logo designer designing in front of computer using stylus pen
real estate marketing materials
brochure design tips
50 Best Promotional Items to Give Away
HFB Advertising EDDM Service
HFB Advertising 4th of July
How to do SEO
how do I advertise my new dental practice
6 Types of Logo Designs for Your Brand
promotional giveaway
direct mail
mortgage marketing materials designer
logo design tips
Tips for Optimizing Your Online Shopping Cart
What is Pay Per Click Marketing and Pay Per Click Ads
Using a Trade Show to Boost Your Blog
direct mail marketing
graphic design costs
what is seo
how to market your product
landing page
hfb advertising logo
Direct Mail Marketing Lawn Care
hfb advertising logo
hfb advertising logo
professional website design
promotional products
hfb advertising logo
best practices for online marketing
How to Use Facebook to Increase Brand Identity

What to do next…

  1. Leave a comment
  2. Share this awesome post and make us extremely happy
  3. Get in touch with us about our services

Thank you for reading our post!