Trade Show Videos

Trade Show Videos

Boost your booth

Marketing your company or cause at a trade show is a big investment. There’s the booth itself, but then there’s the time, attention, and energy drain on your team. However, if you do it right, it can turn into a big payoff. And video can be one of the best ways to supercharge your display booth.

Know your goal

Before you can decide what kind of video you need, you have to define success. Video can be used at your trade show booth to support any number of specific goals:

  • Brand or product awareness
  • Lead generation
  • Validating new product offerings
  • Earning industry credibility
  • Nurturing leads
  • Closing deals

The 3 top uses for videos at trade shows

With so many possible goals, how do you leverage video in a smart way? We recommend thinking about video for your trade show booth in three categories.

01

Video for Standing Out

The event is going to be crowded. If you can’t grab people’s attention and pique their curiosity, the conversation is over before it even starts.

02

Video for Educating

Showing is always better than telling. Video is a powerful tool for getting the message across visually. And it can be a great way to explain your product, service, or cause—especially when all your staff is tied up talking with other folks.

03

Video for Warm-up & Follow-Up

The time you spend on-site at the event isn’t the beginning. Or the end. It’s the middle. The work you do before the event to warm people up, and the follow-up you do after to is critical to getting real results.

Video Options

Choose the right video for you

We offer three different options when it comes to trade show video.

The Loop

Whether on a flat-screen TV or a giant video wall, a well-designed looping video can help you stand out and draw people in. Animate your branding. Beautifully present your product in 3D. Transport people to your office or facility. The sky’s the limit.

The Quick Pitch

A quick pitch video gives you the opportunity to educate your audience whether you’re free to chat or not. These videos range anywhere from 30 seconds to 2 minutes and often rely solely on visuals (voiceover or music optional).

The Follow-Through

This is a series of short videos. Some to send via email and social before the event, inviting people to your booth, generating buzz, and setting up meetings. Some to nurture leads based on their level of interest. Some to close the deal.

Multi-Screen package deals

There’s a ton of value from going multi-screen. Not only does it dial up the intrigue, it creates a 1+1=3 scenario where one video enhances the effectiveness of another. Here are some of the most powerful combinations.

The loop-de-loop

Two loops working in tandem

Everybody has a flatscreen TV at their house. Nothing special. But seeing two screens working together like two dancers playing their part can seem like magic. Unlike two duplicate videos, these two videos play off each other to draw people in.

The attract & teach

Up to 2 Loops + Quick Pitch

Pair one or more Loops with a Quick Pitch and you’ve got a booth that will lure people in, then quickly communicate your message with clarity.

The WTF

A Quick Pitch + A Follow Through series

Short for “Warm-Up, Teach, and Follow-Up” this combination allows you to get on people’s radar before the event, give them a deeper understanding at your booth, and finish strong after the event is over.

The Full Funnel

A Loop(s) + Quick Pitch + Follow-Through Series

This package is comprised of all three types of video: Loop(s), Quick Pitch, and Follow-Through Series. By putting them all together you’ve got a trade show strategy that uses video to move people through each stage of the funnel from awareness to consideration to conversion.

Trade show video styles

Animation. Live Action.
Motion Design.

What’s right for your project?

Videos come in many shapes, sizes, colors, and styles. We should know. We’ve created thousands of them. The question we always ask is, “What’s right for this story?” The visual approach should always serve the message, not the other way around.

Sometimes the answer is character animation. Other times it’s best to grab a camera and crew. And then there are times we turn to motion graphics and iconography. Check out our portfolio to see all the possibilities.

Contact your very own video strategist to help you get the perfect video for your goals.

Booth Recommendations

Looking for Advice

We get these questions a lot: “What would you recommend? What should I do to leverage video more effectively at my event booth?”. While there’s no one-size-fits-all solution, we do recommend incorporating one (or both) of two things: walls and towers.

Q/A

Things People Ask Us About

Runtime

All of our trade show video services can range from 30 seconds to 2 minutes. It often depends on which product you choose, and how you plan to use it.

Timeline

Our standard timeline is 6–8 weeks for a single video with the exception of The Loop which we can produce in 4 weeks. Multi-video packages typically fall in the 6-8 week timeline range. And in some cases rush timelines are possible.

Cost

The cost takes into account many factors including production value, rounds of revision, total amount of video needed, and your timeline. Feel free to contact us for more about pricing and our process.

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