TE-CO Manufacturing

Tradeshow Marketing & Brand Awareness

Situation: Marketing Automation

TE-CO wanted to develop a marketing campaign that would allow them to zero in on a target market and would increase their chances of establishing brand awareness and loyalty by driving selected attendees to the TE-CO booth.

Campaign Objectives:

  • Increase brand awareness
  • Introduce new TE-CO products
  • Educate the industry on the benefits and features of TE-CO products and services
  • Learn more about the audience, their preferences, and their needs
  • Drive selective attendees to tradeshow booth

Solution:

To design, develop, and execute a pre-show marketing campaign to increase brand awareness and drive selected attendees to the TE-CO booth.

  1. Preshow Activities: Determined a targeted audience of 1,000 people out of the 83,000 in the surrounding area. 3 direct mail pieces with pURL and QR code were sent out to explain TE-CO attendance at the tradeshow and incentives to be awarded to attendees who visit the booth.
    • Respondents go to TE-CO microsite (First.Last.GetaGripWithTECO.com).
    • Survey questions were asked and the following information was gathered: company name, first name, last name, and email address.
    • Thank You Page: Thank you message for participating and reminder to look for email containing a certificate redeemable for a prize.
    • Thank you email sent immediately with the link for prize certificate to be printed and brought to the show to receive giveaway item.
    • Reminder email sent the day before the event with the link for prize certificate to be printed and brought to the show to receive giveaway item.
  2. During Show Activities: Assisted in designing display graphics for tradeshow booth such as banners and posters.
  • Respondents (who already have certificates): Redeem certificate at TE-CO booth to receive giveaway item and are then automatically entered into a drawing to win a toolbox.
  • Non-Respondents: Can enter the drawing by speaking to a TE-CO representative who will enter them into the drawing or give them an instruction card on how to enter through a gURL. Participant will have to give their company name, first name, last name, and email address to be entered into the drawing for a toolbox.
  1. Post Show Activities:
  • An email was sent to respondents/ attendees/ participants with winner’s name from drawing.
  • A follow up direct mailer was sent out to reinforce the drawing winner and to also inform participant of TE-CO sales.

Sample of Direct Mail Pieces:

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Future Opportunities:
  • Drip Campaign—approximately 6 mailers to go out promoting TE-CO products, services, etc.
  • November 2014—invite prospects and/or current customers to register for 2015 calendar campaign to promote TE-CO products, services, and even get feedback from customers on what’s good, what needs to change, etc. through the use of pURLS, QR codes, SMS messaging, etc…

End Results:

  • 15% of the 1,000 targeted businesses had responded
  • Allowed TE-CO to engage several people that they may not have stopped by the booth normally.

“If an exhibitor goes to a large show like this and just expects people to stop by….they will be disappointed with the results.  A pre-show marketing campaign is a must for large scale shows.”

-Darin Wion, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for TE-CO