We just added the ability to track your event sponsorships in ExhibitDay.
Each event in your ExhibitDay workspace now has a new [Sponsorships] tab. Under the Sponsorships tab, you can enter the descriptions of all your sponsorships for the event (e.g. “Attendee Badge Sponsorship”). Additionally, you can keep notes about your sponsorships and attach sponsorship invoices.
Hope you find the new Sponsorship Tracking functionality useful, and, as always, we look forward to all your feedback.
Exciting News — based on popular demand, we just launched Calendar and DetailView in ExhibitDay.
The Calendar View lets you see a list of all your upcoming trade shows and exhibits in calendar format. That simple!
The Detail View is similar to the original “Lite” View. It’s in list format — except, you get to see a lot more details about each event; details like: event attendees, booth reservation status, travel reservations, number of event-specific tasks, etc. So, if you’ve been clicking between events to get a better picture of each event, now you can switch to Detail view and get the overall status of your upcoming events right from the Events page. Hooray!
Switching Between Views
To switch between List/Detail/Calendar views, use the View Preferences button on the top right corner of the Events page in your ExhibitDay workspace.
We hope you find ExhibitDay’s new Calendar and Detail Views helpful and we look forward to all your feedback and any other feature request.
There are thousands upon thousands of trade shows that take place not only in the U.S., but throughout the world. Selecting ones that are right for your niche can be hard, especially when costs are factored into the equation. You only have so much time and money that you can spend on trade shows — which is why there can be a lot of pressure behind your final decision.
Here is a quick guide for identifying trade shows that are the right fit for your business:
Who is your ideal buyer? Your ideal
investor? Are they millennials? Are they established Baby Boomers? Men or
women? If you are trying to target a younger crowd, going to a trade show in a big
metropolis, like New York City or San Diego, is basically guaranteed to get you
in front of millennials. But, if you are targeting an older crowd with more
established roots, then bigger and more conventional trade show centers (in
places like Orlando) might be better suited for you.
What is your ultimate goal at a trade show?
Do you want to increase leads and sales? Strengthen relationships with
customers? Raise awareness for your brand? Depending on your end goal, you
might want to consider different sizes of trade shows. If you just want
awareness, then massive trade shows can get your name out there. But, if you
want a few intimate leads, consider a smaller, more targeted and more exclusive
You will be taking a chance on a newly
established trade show; although, one benefit is that you can probably negotiate
a good deal with newer trade shows. For all other, more established shows, make
sure to check out their history. Here are some topics to research before committing
to a trade show: Did the show organizer
invest a sufficient money and effort into advertising the trade show? How long
have they been around? On average, how many people attend their shows? …This is
all free information you can aggregate before you decide.
If you are on a tight budget, then not
every trade show is going to work for you. Sometimes, you might even have to
pick based on timing of the trade show. There is a discount window when trade
shows first announce their dates – you might find yourself simply basing your decision
on the trade show dates to ensure you align the discount window with your
Yeah, there can be a lot of trade shows to choose from.
Don’t feel overwhelmed. Take your time; use the guidelines above; do your
research; find the trade shows that are the right fit for your business.
Today, we launched ExhibitDay’s Task Management feature. This release marks a big milestone for ExhibitDay because it allows event teams to collaborate on trade-show-related tasks and get things done.
Here is how ExhibitDay’s Event Task Management works in a nutshell:
You can create generic or event-specific tasks like: “Find a new vendor for booth displays” or “Order swag for the booth at the CES Conference”. Then, set a due date and assign the task to any team member in your workspace.
The rest is straight forward: The task assignee gets notified about what they have to do; you get notified when the task is complete or when others leave a comment on your task. … and, so on. And, of course, you can control all your task-related notification settings (under the My Profile and Preferences section).
The Task Board
The task board is the main hub for all the tasks across all your team’s events (and, even, generic tasks that may have nothing to do with a specific event). You can track and manage every task in your workspace from the Task Board (including the ability to move a task from one event to another).
Each event has its own [Tasks] tab. Under the event [Tasks] tab, you’ll find all the tasks related to that event. There, you can manage all the tasks related to the event (just like you would on the Task Board); the only difference is that you won’t be able to move tasks to another Event (you’d have to go to the Task Board to do that).
Pro tip: If you are adding a handful of tasks for a specific event, instead of creating them on the Task Board, go to the [Tasks] tab of the event and enter them directly there. This will save you the time it would take to drag the tasks to your event if you were to create them directly on the Task Board.
User Permissions for Task Management:
We get it — Every team has its own way of doing things. So, we added granular control over who can do what when it comes to managing tasks in your workspace. You can limit a team member’s access to Tasks based on these three levels of access:
1) Full Access – the user can view/add/update tasks for anyone on your team.
2) Add/update Access to One’s Own Tasks Only – the user can view (and comment on) all tasks assigned to others on the team; but, they can only add/update tasks assigned to themself.
3) No Access to Tasks – the user has no access to the Task Board or the [Tasks] tab of the events in your workspace
Pro Tip: if you want to give a user purely view access to all the tasks in your workspace, add them as a Guest User — they’ll be able to see every task but won’t be able to modify anything (and won’t be able to comment on any task).
We’re totally excited!
We hope you enjoy our new Task Management feature. As always, we look forward to all your feedback.
ExhibitDay is a simple exhibit tracking and trade show collaboration tool that helps you track and manage all your events.