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Wednesday, October 10, 2012


In preparation for the show, I searched blogs, FB and Pinterest for photos, tips and set-up ideas.  I spoke with friends who had done shows and realized there was not a single source for doing a show.  Instead I pieced it together and attempted to figure it out.

My hope for this post is to provide helpful tips for anyone that does or plans to do a show.  It will be multiple posts starting with today’s – Branding.

Since many of the vendors had been to the show (and in the same spot), I felt I had to introduce myself to the customers.

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We wore our name!  And how cute are our aprons?  My friend Michelle made those for us to wear, so we could be cute for the show!  I could have sold them multiple times.  (Thanks Michelle)

Vintage Restyled Business Card (2)

We handed out a ton of business cards.  I used some as tags for pricing as well.

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Chalkboards and scrabble letters had our name prominently displayed.

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Since my Cricut broke, I had to get creative to make a sign.  A piece of old wood, chalkboard paint and a chain = booth signage.  It’s now on my barn.

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The banner reads: Vintage Restyled.

You can also see the blown up tags used for pricing.

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I ordered plain shopping bags in various sizes and stamped my name on each one.

My hope was to introduce Vintage Restyled through multiple methods in my booth.

With a background in marketing, I think branding is important.  For a small investment, it can have high impact.

I am looking for ideas and suggestions on ways that you market your biz.  Got some tips?  Have you seen something that caught your fancy?


1 comment:

dwatson4036 said...

Tell Michelle i want one of those aprons! And I'm ready for the pictures of what you have left as i was out of town and unable (for the first time) to not attend the show!

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