Trade Show Giveaways: Getting Traffic and Making Yourself Memorable

Let’s face it, booth space at tradeshows is sometimes expensive and you want to ensure that you’re getting the most bang for your buck.  One of the best ways to make your tradeshow booth worthwhile is to bring a lot of people in and make them remember you.  And the most effective way to do that is to create fun and excitement, and of course have great giveaways!
You’ve done all the right things to make your booth space inviting, but how do you get them to come to you instead of your neighbor?  Having an interactive experience is sure to increase curiosity and participation, and games are a great way to get people involved.  A Prize Wheel or Prize Drop Kit can be fun for all ages and can be used to maximize your giveaways.  Rather than people taking a hand full of what you have to offer, they compete to win one.  You can also require them to complete a task (such as filling out an information card) before they get a turn, further maximizing your booth space.  Tailgating and barbecues are also hugely popular right now, so utilizing that theme and drawing them in with the Tailgate Cornhole Set will also increase crowd participation.  


People remember you when you give away super cool or super useful stuff.  Anything tech is hugely popular right now and many of the products really do put the FUN in functional!  For instance, the SmartPhone Wallet sticks to the back of your phone and holds 2-3 credit/ID cards.  It’s a great place to brand yourself because people are practically glued to their phones!  Plus people find it very useful, especially when going to the gym, a night club, or if they’re like me, use it as a replacement for a purse or regular wallet.  Another great option is this Dual Port Adapter.  It’s perfect for road warriors and families alike and offers 2 charging hubs at once.  Whether you carry a backpack or a briefcase, Cable Wraps are a great way to keep your cords from getting tangled in the bottom of your bag.  This affordable giveaway is sure to be a hit with all ages.  Really want to wow them?  Give them the Ear Buds in Square Case to go with it!  And for something more fun than practical, generate buzz at your booth with the Selfie Stick.  Fun and hip for all ages, this handy device helps you take a great picture when there’s no one around to take it for you.
More common tradeshow giveaways absolutely should not be discounted.  Magnet clips are always a crowd favorite and have a long shelf life on fridges across the world!  The Alligator Clip is strong and affordable, making it the perfect option for a giveaway.  As more and more children’s toys require unscrewing the cover to replace batteries, the Mini Screwdriver is becoming an essential addition to everyone’s kitchen drawer.  A great pen/highlighter combo is also a favorite, especially the Nash Pen with Wax Highlighter, which won’t dry out if left uncapped.  Other oldies-but-goodies include Sticky Notes and Flags, Jar Openers, Lip Balm, Sunglasses, Stress Balls (available in lots of different shapes, colors and themes), Stadium Cups, the list goes on and on!
The biggest keys to remember with any tradeshow are 1) draw them in 2) get them to perform the desired task and/or receive the pertinent information, and 3) make them remember you.  A good combination of booth excitement, call to action, and fun and useful giveaways is sure to achieve those goals!
For more guidance on how to maximize your booth potential, or for additional giveaway ideas, please give us a call!  We’ll find just the right items for you.