Speaking of video, on-location video is under-utilized at exhibitions, likely due to the sometimes limited uploading with bad 3 and 4G signal. This video from Creative Nature
managed to go up, it promoting the fun messaging of this brand, set behind their baking goodies and nice brand banner with plenty of white space.
Another lesson in exhibition social media is engaging with influences, in the Creative Nature case it was rubbing shoulders with Veggie Lad, who later mentioned Creative Nature in a Tweet. Cross-promotion of brands to relevant audiences is a no-brainier!
VitaCoco Coconut Oil @VitaCocoOilUK
VitaCoco are the brand probably best known for their coconut water drinks, yet they have diversified their products around the core raw material of coconuts. This post is an enticing call-to-action for foodies searching for something they havent tried before. Having a showstopper product like this is often the one that brings in the crowds, be it coconut oil popcorn, or the hottest chili at the exhibition.
Which tradeshow giveaways could you use?
The final lesson from the BBC Good Food show is that food is the fastest way to a persons heart (and wallet in many cases). When looking at future promotional goods, consider adding food as another method for brand exposure. Branded Chocolates
, for example, could go down like a storm and get potential customers talking about your brand.
About the BBC Good Food Show
The BBC Good Food brand has had its start in a magazine, followed by TV show, over 25 years ago. It was launched under license in October 1989 by Redwood Publishing. Its events around the country attract over 100,000 visitors at its peak and are reportedly the biggest events of their kind in Europe.