Trade show displays

Discussion in 'Water Features' started by just pondering, Jan 18, 2011.

  1. just pondering

    just pondering LawnSite Member
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    Ok the trade shows are starting back up and lets help each other out by showing past displays or ideas that helped you get in the door for a meeting. But first can someone tell me how to post a pic on here.

    Thanks

    Jeff
    Pondering Waters, MI
     
  2. turner_landscaping

    turner_landscaping LawnSite Member
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    Just go to the advance button and that willl let u post pics its next to the post quick reply button
     
  3. turner_landscaping

    turner_landscaping LawnSite Member
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    Here are some of our last year show it was a 10 x 20 booth.

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  4. tdmill2

    tdmill2 LawnSite Member
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  5. tadpole

    tadpole LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I would love to set up a full size display pond at a trade show. I feel, however, that the cost of the required 20' x 20' min. required space plus the set-up and tear down costs would make any meaningful ROI unrealistic. Totally impractical for my uni-faceted business. I can see the value in ROI for a full service landscaper/hardscaper whose business is multi-faceted.
     
  6. just pondering

    just pondering LawnSite Member
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    These are some great pics i will post some this week.Tadpole did you ask if you can get the space for free sometimes at a larger show they might be willing to give you the spot for free because the larger displays is what the public come to see. We will have 40' x 40' display this year the spot is free and one of my suppliers is going to donate so supplies like mulch boulders and brick pavers. The only thing i have to pay for is water, electric, employee pay and any hand outs. We also teamed up with a local landscaper to do some landscape displays in our booth.

    Jeff
     
  7. tadpole

    tadpole LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I need to move to Minnesota.
     
  8. tadpole

    tadpole LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Begs the question of how a Trade Show's promoters can explain to a company that just paid X amount of dollars for a display space that they didn't charge another company for a larger space? Smells fishy (no pun intended).
     
  9. wurkn with amish

    wurkn with amish LawnSite Senior Member
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    sometimes gotta keep things on the downlow..... I got a 10 x 10 for free just cause they liked me!?
     
  10. just pondering

    just pondering LawnSite Member
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    Yes sometimes you have to keep things quite, but every little bit helps, There are only so many spots the promoters have for this type of display and only a handful of shows that do this. The spot I have is retailed for $15,200 I don't know how many landscapers can afford this kind of money just to try to get leads That's why they give theses spots for free but i still have to pay for water and electric.

    Jeff

    Pondering Waters MI
     

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