16 Trade Show Marketing Ideas

16 Trade Show Marketing Ideas to Make Your Exhibit Memorable

Trade shows can transform your business, offering a unique opportunity to connect with potential customers, IT partners, and industry leaders.

The exhibit rentals at such trade shows are perfect for connecting with your newest and future customers.

And because thousands of companies look to rent a booth at the biggest shows, competition is fierce! Some say it's tougher than getting into Las Vegas clubs.

And that's saying something. So how can you stand out from the other booths? How do you make sure you get the attention your company deserves?

Ways to Make Your Trade Show Booth Memorable

Here are our top 16 ways to make a memorable impact at your next convention. Test one or try them all - just don't forget to have fun!

Let's get started!

1. Unique Booth Design

Come up with a unique trade show booth design that's only yours. Something that no one else is doing, yet people will still stop and look.

2. Strategic Giveaways

Give out cool, useful giveaways that showcase your company in a positive light while still being practical.

But don't just throw them around at random! Make sure people sign up for something or give their information in some sort of exchange to get the gifts they want most.

3. Promotional Video

Get a promotional video made that you can show on flat screen TVs at your booth. This is an easy way to draw people in and promote products and services without actually doing the talking yourself

4. Games with Purpose

Develop games that connect to your company or products, offering a fun way for attendees to engage with your brand.

5. Live Engaging Presentation

 Do a live presentation of something exciting and engaging, like how your product can improve someone's life (and even save it) or demo how it works before anyone else does.

People love learning how things work and seeing the excitement on someone's face as they discover something new.

6. Entertaining Presentation

Deliver a fun presentation that's memorable, like the history of your company, interesting information about your industry or just plain comical. People love stories!

7. Eye-catching Graphics

 Grab attention with eye-catching graphics all over your booth structure and displays. The more colorful and noticeable, the better!

8. Creative Lighting

Make use of creative lighting effects to really set the mood and control the atmosphere in your space.

9. Engaging Team Members

Play up your company culture with fun and engaging team members who are excited to talk to potential customers and answer any questions they might have.

10. Interactive Elements

Incorporate interactive elements into your booth, like a photo booth or games that people can play to learn more about your company or product.

11. Food and Drinks

 Attract attendees by serving delicious food and beverages from your booth, encouraging them to stay and chat.

12. VIP Passes

Stand out from the rest of the booths by giving out special VIP passes or invitations to exclusive events only for people who visit your booth.

13. Limited-time Deals

Offer exclusive deals and discounts to booth visitors that are only available at the show - and for a limited time!

14. Unexpected Approach

 Go against the grain by doing something completely unexpected! If people expect you to have a big blowout party, have a small formal event instead. Or, if they're expecting your booth to be flashy and extravagant, take the opposite approach with something that's understated yet still gets noticed.

15. Engaging Contests

Have contests that are worth entering! Make people engage with your booth to win some amazing prizes.

16. Friendly Welcoming Atmosphere

And last but not least, always be friendly, welcoming and happy to see everyone who comes by!

Get Your Business Notice with Trade Show Marketing Ideas


If you’ve been tasked with renting a booth at the next Las Vegas trade show rental exhibit , we hope this has given you some ideas on how to get your company noticed and drive more sales.

At Purexhibits, we have experience in providing top-quality trade show booths and exhibit rentals. By collaborating with us, you'll have access to our client-centric team, and will offer customized solutions according to your objectives. Your project manager will also discuss guerrilla marketing ideas to help promote your brand and provide a fresh perspective on your trade show booth and overall presence. 

If you wish to know more about the different ideas, check our portfolio page

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