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Preparing your next exhibition strategy

Every good marketer worth their salt knows that the key to success of an exhibition strategy is all in the preparation. Has the saying ‘fail to prepare, prepare to fail’ ever come back to haunt you? The question is though, exactly when should marketers begin to think about things such as setting objectives and when to contact an exhibition stand designer? From 12 months out to the day of the show itself, here’s our quick guide to help you prepareRead More

The Complete Guide to Successful Exhibition Marketing – Part 2

  In the first article of the Complete Guide to Exhibition Marketing we examined the first 3 steps of: Step 1: Selecting the Right Exhibition for Your Company Step 2: Setting Objectives Step 3: Target Marketing In Part 2 we will take a look at the following 3 steps: Step 4: Pre-Show Communications with First Time Visitors Step 5: Pre-Show Communications with Long Time Visitors Step 6: Management Perspectives Step 4: Pre-Show Communications with First Time Visitors Contacting this target audienceRead More

The Complete Guide to Successful Exhibition Marketing – Part 1

Exhibitions are the best face-to-face marketing opportunity for companies around the world. They provide outstanding sales, marketing, research, branding, financial, and other rewards for companies that understand some important exhibition marketing fundamentals. Executive decision-makers consistently rank exhibitions as their “Number One” choice for obtaining purchasing information — beating out 12 other business media choices, including direct mail, advertising, telemarketing, etc. Exhibitions are the only sales and marketing medium that delivers a pre-qualified visitor to your company’s stand in a face-to-faceRead More

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Our Top 5 Alternative Conference Venues in Cape Town – 2014

Following on from our popular blog post in 2011, Top 5 alternative conference venues in Cape Town its time to do an updated post. There are many new venues that have arisen in to meet the ever growing popularity of Cape Town from a business tourism perspective. One very exciting development is the soon to be started Century City Hotel and Conference Centre that is being developed by Rabie properties. The first conference is expected to be hosted in 2016.Read More

10 Eye-catching Exhibition Stand Designs

Exhibitions and Trade Shows are a very competitive environment and as such, how your booth looks can make a huge impact on the success of the event for your company. The exhibits that work the best create a space that is immediately eye-catching and makes the delegate want to interact or at worst have a closer look. Open, welcoming stands definitely work far better at attracting interaction than stands that are closed off. Though this does depend on the intendedRead More

HOTT3D Exhibition Stand Design 2014

March 11, 2014 blog, how to exhibit

It has been a busy start to 2014 for HOTT3D, this is a selection of projects we have been working on since the beginning of the year: Caterpillar – Mining Indaba 2014 Dubbed “The Stealth Project”, the central wall mimics the shape of a stealth wing. The exhibit is entirely custom made. The layout incorporates the display of exact scale replicas of the earth moving equipment, semi private meeting areas on both ends and a hospitality area View more on Behance: CaterpillarRead More

Briefing in your next Exhibition Stand (part 2)

To make our life easier and to help our clients get the most out of their exhibition stand or event infrastructure, we provide them with a briefing document to complete comprehensively at the very beginning of the whole process. Read Part 1 over here: Briefing in your next Exhibition Stand (part 1) In part 1 we covered: About the company: Core services/ products and the size of the company About the stand: aims of the exhibition stand, target industry andRead More

Briefing in your next Exhibition Stand (part 1)

January 28, 2014 blog, exhibiting tips, how to exhibit

To make our life easier and to help our clients get the most out of their exhibition stand or event infrastructure, we provide them with a briefing document to complete comprehensively at the very beginning of the whole process. The document that we provide clients, serves as a starting point for HOTT 3D MARKETING to create an exhibition stand that achieves the goals and requirements of a company. We have found that it’s important to know as much as possibleRead More

Exhibitor Q & A – Tips for your next trade show exhibition

What are some key questions to ask show management to ensure my company is exhibiting at the right trade shows, and that it’s squeezing every ounce of effectiveness out of each one? Show management can offer loads of information for exhibitors, including everything from peak show hours and promotional tips to attendee demographics and competitive intelligence. However, shows don’t usually offer this information as part of the space-rental process. What exhibitors typically receive is a show prospectus containing a menuRead More

The Biggest Trade Shows & Exhibitions in South Africa

Updated: 2017 Welcome to HOTT3D’s annually updated list of Trade Shows and Exhibitions, happening in and around South Africa. The Trade Show, Conference and Exhibition industry in South Africa is set for continued growth in the years to come. We have found that other resources online are not maintained and are out of date. If you spot any errors or would like to add your Trade Show to the list please drop us a line. ————————————————————————————————————————————— IN NEED OF ANRead More