Every year marketers introduce new ideas during trade shows—some of these hit the bullseye while others are quickly forgotten. As we are already in the middle of 2019, some of the biggest trade shows like CES are already behind us. During these events, we saw a few new ideas that are already becoming hot trends in the trade show industry. Below is information on trends that can be used to upgrade a trade show booth.
To grab the attention of attendees and ensure that brand image has made both a positive and lasting impact, booth operators are now using multi-sensory technology. Combinations of multi-sensory stimulations—like sense of touch, smell, taste, sight, and sound—are being used to connect with people. Design a booth that offers an experience for visitors, and encourage them to enter by highlighting your multi-sensory technology near the entrance of your booth. Incorporating such technology boosts brand value.
Lighting has been a basic necessity at trade show booths for decades. Use items like backlit pop-up displays, light panels, and recessed lighting to transform a booth space. Be creative when using recessed or hidden lights to illuminate special sections of the booth structure. Lighting can also be used to present products in unique and attractive ways that engage trade show attendees.
Many trade show booth designers have still not learned how to use new technology like virtual reality, 360-degree videos, holographic walls, and 3D projections—all of these pieces of technology can be used collectively to create visually-stimulating exhibits. At present, creative technology is being utilized by companies to give virtual reality demonstrations of products and services. Also, holographic pictures and video clips that are used on fabric trade show displays are now including company brand names, and these are currently popular in the travel and tourism industries.
Innovative Use of LED
Booth designers are now aiming for visual appeal in their trade show booths, and such is why many are using LED screens to create textured backgrounds in their booths to stand out from competitors. LED lights can be used to creatively highlight trade show displays and other elements that are part of the exhibit.
The trends mentioned above are innovative developments in the trade show industry and they’ve captured the interest of exhibitors everywhere. If you decide to experiment with new trends, you should not lose focus on following up with potential customers—nurturing every lead is still priority number one.