As a veteran exhibitor, I’m a big fan of electronic lead retrieval. If the name of the game is collecting and qualifying leads, then lead retrieval is often the difference between a good trade show, as an exhibitor and a bad trade show.
Some show organizers claim that lead retrieval is unnecessary because they supply the attendee list to the exhibitors. Even the smallest show has several hundred attendees. And I’d like to ask those show organizers if they have ever made cold calls to 500 people, 450 of whom are not interested in their product. Other show organizers will tell an exhibitor that they can simply get a business card from the attendee.
When everyone else is hunkering down, Warren Buffett steps up to the plate. Clearly, it is an approach has been brilliantly successful for the Sage from Omaha. Buffett, as he says, is fearful when others are greedy, but greedy when others are fearful.
Today, nearly everyone appears fearful. But as is pointed out in a recent article in Go To Market Strategies, companies that invest in marketing during a recession tend to prosper far more than their competition when the economy revives. In fact, they are likely to maintain or even improve their business during a recession.