Trade show exhibit booths should not be boring because that will be the greatest reason for visitors walking right on by your display. As you become more experienced, you will start to understand the importance of making your trade show display stand out.
It is always a good idea to get creative with the design of your trade show exhibit booth. Out-of-the-box thinking can make a great impact, but you can potentially put off attendees if you stray too far away from effective and more traditional convention displays.
Striking the right balance might be somewhat hard to do, but as long as you include the following five components, your trade show exhibit booth is likely to be an overwhelming success.
1. Captivating Graphics
It is important to use clean, colorful, and appropriately sized images for your trade show exhibit booth. Depending on how far away the attendees will be from your booth, you may require 3 main types of graphics i.e. short-range, medium-range, and long-range.
The graphics should instantly tell visitors about your business and make them want to learn more. Don’t be tempted to include too many graphics. A few powerful images are more effective than overcrowded logos and photos.
Your trade show booth display should obviously be visually appealing using captivating graphics as explained above, but it should also be unique. If the booth closely resembles others nearby, you might lose visitors that choose to visit other booths instead of yours.
Use eye-catching design that reflects your image and brand to make your booth stand out. Avoid using the latest design trends that the majority of exhibitors will be using and instead use what you think best suits your service or product even if nobody else is using it.
3. Inviting Setup
You must never underestimate the importance of how your trade show booth is set up. You might have seen numerous businesses separating themselves from potential customers using tables or desks. While this approach might be common, it is almost always never the best.
Ensure that the layout of your booth is inviting people to come in instead of keeping them out. Rather than separate yourself from attendees, keep a table with promotional materials along one perimeter wall. The booth’s walls should be as open as possible. If they are closed in some way, attendees are likely to feel trapped or not welcomes.
4. Great Lighting
Depending on the venue of the trade show, you may require additional types of lighting to ensure that your trade show display booth is looking its best. Fluorescent lighting tends to produce a harsh effect and may not highlight important areas of your booth adequately.
If you add more strategic lighting, you will be able to add depth, highlight a particular message, and potentially impact the mood of your visitors. The right choice of lighting can transform a plain and uninviting environment into one that feels welcoming and cozy.
5. Social Media Information
We are in the age of social media and it should go without saying that social medial information is an essential component of any effective trade show exhibit booth. While show attendees might be happy with a business card, others will want to follow your brand on various social media platforms such as Twitter, Instagram, Facebook etc.
Make sure that you incorporate your social media URLs and usernames into your trade show exhibit booth to make it easier for your visitors to follow you online, tag your brand in event photos, as well as drive traffic to your social media profiles after the event is concluded.
If properly executed, a trade show exhibit booth should effectively capture the essence of your brand. However, it is not always easy to achieve that goal. The 5 key components of an effective trade show exhibit booth discussed here should make it easier for you to do exactly that.
Your trade show exhibit both is a direct reflection of both you and your brand. It is also a great way to introduce yourself to new customers. Incorporate the 5 components discussed here to achieve an effective and well-designed trade show booth and help customers recognize what you have to offer.