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Top 10 Exhibits of 2018

February 6, 2019

This year, we’ve pulled out all the stops!  Creating new environments for well established brands.

#1 – CertainTeed

This 20×30 custom exhibit was designed to integrate the client’s materials into the display.  The tower features an 8’x8’ glass tile mural applied to the CertainTeed Diamond Back. The booth also incorporated multiple wall displays, ceiling installation demos as well as backlit product in the reception counter. This exhibit truly stood out on the trade show floor!

#2 – ERT

This 20×30 custom rental featured a 6×10’ video wall and custom hanging signs.  You couldn’t miss them on the trade show floor!

#3 – Benjamin Obdyke

This 10×30 custom booth was rebranded for the companies 150thanniversary.  The bar theme featured a complete aesthetic overhaul, Including wine barrel table, custom pub lights and a new floor creating the perfect environment to present the clients custom labeled beer.

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Top Reasons to Exhibit at Trade Shows

February 1, 2019

Over the last decade, digital marketing has grown exponentially, leaving trade shows as one of the last face-to-face resources. Trade shows present a unique opportunity by drawing in your direct target audience, full of decision makers and professionals within your specific industry. While trade shows can require a large part of your marketing budget, there are many benefits to exhibiting at trade shows.

1. Boost Your Brand Visibility
For any business, a trade show can provide a unique opportunity to increase exposure. Trade shows allows businesses to show who they are and what they do, showing off products and sharing company news. Whether you have a large or small business, there are many components in an exhibit that can help heighten brand awareness. With the integration of product displays, interactive media or bold graphics, you’re sure to get them in your booth!

2. Sales and Lead Opportunities
With thousands of attendees walking the trade show floor, there is a large opportunity to gain leads and sales from the event. With a well thought out marketing strategy, your brand can stand out among the rest, and you can gain great booth traffic. To help increase leads and sales:
– Purchasing a badge scanner is a great way to help gather and sort through leads, with minimal costs involved.
– Offering “trade show pricing” can help incentivize attendees, to help close a deal from the trade show floor.

3. Take Advantage of Face-to-Face Marketing
The experience of face-to face marketing cannot be recreated digitally. With the ability to shake someone’s hand and look them in the eye, you have more control of your message and how it will resonate. Participating in a trade show offers the ability to meet face-to-face with many people, who have already come to see what you can offer. Meeting face-to-face allows you to strengthen your brand, create lasting business relationships, close sales and generate leads.

4. Showcase New Products & Services
Incorporating creative product displays can help set the stage in building face-to-face connections. Launching a new product at a trade show will help gain instant exposure and help your business’ new product gain traction – allowing customers to experience the new product or service first hand will increase interest and sales.

5. Build Lasting Relationships within Your Industry
Every business relies on another business in some capacity. Taking the opportunity to meet others within the industry, you will discover ways in which you can help each other. We often associate trade shows with sales and lead generation, but it’s also a great networking opportunity. This helps you to understand how your business fits into the bigger picture within your industry.

6. Customer Feedback
When attending a trade show, you also have a unique opportunity to receive real-time feedback about your products and services. Accepting and understanding the feedback gives your company the opportunity to improve or understand additional needs customers are looking for.

Now that you have some great reasons for exhibiting at a trade show, take the time to research some shows in your industry and decide what shows are most important to your business.

Join Us for our Road Show Event in Wilmington, Delaware!

August 22, 2018

When it comes to trade shows, we’ve got you covered. Our uniquely designed custom and modular trade show exhibit solutions have been celebrated by hundreds of companies in the Philadelphia region for almost 20 years. Add in our global turnkey event management, creative resources and winning team and you have a recipe for success!

And because we live, eat and breathe our commitment to building personal relationships one conversation at a time, we’re coming to Wilmington to meet you!

Please contact us to schedule a specific time to meet, or just stop by and see what Embarq can do to accelerate your brand.


 September 12th


Chase Center on the Riverfront
815 Justison Street
Lobdell Room
Wilmington, DE 19801



Refreshing your Trade Show Exhibit

July 30, 2018

When is the last time you updated your booth?  How many times has it been to the same show with the same look?  Maybe it’s time to update and change the look and feel of your trade show exhibit.

There are several, cost-effective, ways to accomplish a new look for your next show:

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What you need to know about shipping your trade show exhibit

March 9, 2018

By: Heather Zabicki

Important Information!

When planning to ship your trade show exhibit, there are many variables to consider.  Trade show shipping can be tricky, but the team at Embarq Creative strives to make the best possible decisions when it comes to shipping exhibits to and from each trade show.

Most people think their shipment is insured by the carrier, should something happen to – this is not usually the case.  Shipping companies will typically only pay $0.30 – $0.60 per pound for your exhibit.  For example, if your exhibit cost $20k and weighs 3000 pounds, you might only receive $900-$1800 for your exhibit…YIKES!  Insuring your exhibit can help alleviate worrying about a damaged or lost exhibit.


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Guest Blog: International Trade Show Planning – Language and Culture

July 25, 2017

By Myriam Siftar, CEO, MTM LinguaSoft

Are you planning to exhibit at an international trade show? You’ll want to make a positive first impression, and you’ll have to overcome barriers of language and culture in order to do it. We’ve been invited by Embarq Creative to share some tips on how – and when – to incorporate language services and cultural training into your international trade show planning.

A close partnership with Nimlok, with locations both in the US and in the UK, allows Embarq Creative to serve clients here and abroad. A creative team based in the local culture will help you adapt your exhibit for maximum appeal to your prospects. What issues should you expect to arise when planning an international trade show exhibit?Read More

Top 10 Ways to Cut Costs on Your Next Exhibit

June 6, 2017

Trade show marketing can be a pricy endeavor for any business. Luckily, Embarq Creative has your back. Check out our top 10 tips and tricks for making sure your business is spending where it matters most!

#10: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!

When it comes to graphics for your trade show exhibit – think about using images or words that can be reused and are not show specific. This will help cut costs when exhibiting for multiple markets.

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Tips to Optimize Trade Show Exhibit Design

April 11, 2017

Designing a trade show booth is one of the most unique experiences in marketing. Not every business has access to a graphic designer when creating their trade show exhibit. Optimizing your booth of the highest level of readability and legibility is key to grab your audience’s attention and bring traffic to your exhibit! The design and presentation of your booth is the very first thing attendees see, so making sure you leave a positive impression is key to a successful show.

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It’s All About Branding!

April 3, 2017

What’s in a name? Letters strung together forming syllables that press their way through our lips and land upon the ears of all with in listening distance. More important than the letters and syllables forming a name is the identity attached that shapes others opinion of the name holder. Similarly, a brand is a name and in its unaltered state it is merely no more than a logo attach to a product/service, for a brand to having a deeper meaning it needs a personality to help bolster its status and separate itself from competitors.

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How to Qualify Sales Leads at Your Trade Show

January 17, 2017

In a perfect world, each one of your trade show attendees will fall in love with what your company offers and make a purchase on the spot.

The unfortunate reality is only a small number of visitors are ready and able to commit to your product or service. How do you know when it’s time to label a prospect a sales qualified lead? Well, it takes a little bit of magic and a lot of strategy.Read More