[ October 8–11, 2019    McCormick Place    Chicago, IL USA ]

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Marketing Toolkit for PROCESS EXPO Exhibitors

Share [it]. Market [it]. Tell your customers about [it].

Market your presence at PROCESS EXPO 2019, improve traffic to your booth, increase your leads, and see more customers face-to-face. Use these free marketing tools and customizable materials. Research has shown that exhibitors who market their presence at shows to their customers have more favorable experiences and acquire more leads. Spending just a little time to get the word out will boost your profits!

  1. Your Trade Show and Marketing Checklist

    Keep track of your event tasks for PROCESS EXPO 2019 and maximize your marketing efforts to drive traffic to your booth.

    Download Checklist

  1. Download Event Logos

    Download the PROCESS EXPO logo and place it on your website, in print ads, or any marketing materials to promote to your customers that you will be exhibiting. Download by right-clicking the image and saving (or control clicking on a Mac).

  1. Customized Promotional Packages via CSG Creative

    Don’t have the time or the staff availability but want to have a successful show? FPSA’s agency, CSG Creative, is offering discounted marketing and design services to FPSA member exhibitors.

    Exhibitors interested in engaging the CSG team must commit by May 1, 2019.
    View the promotional packages.

  1. Create Custom Guest Pass Invitations

    Emailing a professional invitation to your customers is a great way to ask them to visit your booth. We make it easy for you to customize the invitation with your company name, booth number logo, and product information.  Your VIP Guest Invites Dashboard can be accessed at the link below or in the CORE.

    Once you input your information, the invitation will automatically populate with your personalized information.

    Once downloaded, you can attach to emails, post on your website, or create an image from the PDF and insert the invite into communications. Images can be created by clicking “File,” then selecting “Save as other,” then “Image,” and then “JPEG.”

    Click here to view a webinar and familiarize yourself with the dashboard.

    Need help with these tools? Call 800-211-6570 or e-mail support@vipguestinvites.com.

    Create Guest Pass

  1. Create Customized Web Banner Ads and Email Signature Graphic

    Create customized web banner ads and email signature graphic to showcase your company’s participation and booth location. Each ad includes your company name and company logo. Use the ads on your website, in your retargeting and Google Ads campaigns, as an email signature graphic, and other communications with prospects.

    Create Banners

  1. Download Marketing and Promotional Copy Samples

    Marketing made easy! Download sample copy for emails, letters, newsletters, and social media posts that you can customize and then incorporate in your pre-show marketing efforts. Remember, the more work you put in before the show, the better your results!

  1. Download Public Relations Samples and Tips

    We are generating a lot of excitement and media interest for PROCESS EXPO and are interested in finding out about new products and special events you, our exhibitors, have planned, so we can help you promote your company and new product(s). Here are a few public relations tools we recommend you use prior to the event:

    • Access to Registered Press List — Many of the industry trade publications and general business press have registered to attend PROCESS EXPO and we encourage you to send press invites to them to stop by your booth. Email us for a complete list of press who have registered and those that have been invited.
    • On-site Press Office — We will have a working Press Room at the McCormick Place Convention Center and encourage exhibitors to display up to 25 information kits, which can be dropped off on-site. Access is restricted to accredited members of the working press.
    • Press Conferences/Events — Are you planning a special event or press conference for the media? Let us know about your plans and we will include it on our schedule of events for the media. We can also assist with meeting room, audio visual needs, and catering.
    • Social Media — Let your online community know you will be exhibiting at #PROCESSEXPO. Here are our social media links:

    Read Tips on Writing a Strong Press Release
    Read our tips to get started, then download our sample press release and fill in all the sections in italics. For additional information or assistance in writing a strong press release contact Amy Riemer at 978-475-4441 or via email at amy@riemercommunications.com

  1. Upload Your Press Release to the PROCESS EXPO Website

    Exhibitors are invited to post their press releases online to help boost exposure. Please check back as we get closer to PROCESS EXPO 2019.

    Upload Press Release

  1. Use Social Networks

    Post copy on your company's social network pages about your participation in PROCESS EXPO. Download this document of sample copy and customize the copy for your company's blog, Facebook, twitter, email signatures, and more.

    Download Social Media Samples

  1. Become a Sponsor and Kick Up Your Booth Traffic and Brand Awareness

    One of the best ways to attract the attention of PROCESS EXPO attendees is through a sponsorship. CEIR data says sponsorships increase booth traffic by 104%. Extending the visibility of your company will increase qualified traffic to your booth and leave a lasting impression even after the show is over.

    View Sponsorship Opportunities

  1. Announce a New Product to Boost Booth Traffic

    With key food and beverage customers, industry press, and a large number of potential customers, PROCESS EXPO is the ideal forum to unveil a new product, drawing traffic to your booth. Attendees often say that seeing new products is one of the top reasons they attend the show. Let everyone know well in advance that you will have something at PROCESS EXPO.

    Enter the Innovation Showcase contest for a chance to present your new product or equipment in front of crowds of attendees and get more visibility as FPSA promotes the entrants and winners before, during, and after the show.

  1. Marketing Resources — Best Practices for Trade Shows

    Trade shows are a powerful opportunity to meet face-to-face with current customers and prospective clients. Take a minute to read through the articles below to ensure you have tools, tips, and information needed to get the most out of your PROCESS EXPO experience.