PK #4 - No Business Like Show Business, Part Two


Mark and Bobby continue the discussion on show business with the always insightful Dana Zezzo joining us to discuss shows from a supplier's perspective:

  • How suppliers and distributors can work together to make the most out of shows
  • Stages in a supplier's growth and how this impacts tradeshow behavior
  • Shaking bad tradeshow practices
  • How to move from merely scanning badges to true engagement
  • Replacing "what's new? with "what works?"
  • How to "break from the script" and engage in real business

Discussed in this episode: the PPAI Expo, the ASI Shows and EME.

Want more stellar show advice? Read Charity Gibson's post about social media and show business: Disconnected - The Social Media #Fail.

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