Conference season is well underway. This time of year entails traveling, networking, learning and a whole lotta swag.
Before this job, I worked in healthcare communications for three years. During that time I represented my former company at 13 industry conferences across the U.S., from National Harbor, Maryland to Long Beach, California. I also worked as a brand rep at local shows and events in the Philly area.
I've seen my fair share of table offerings — the usual candy, lanyards and wristbands; and popular items on the rise, such as earbud headphones and portable chargers. I've also given out golf tees and received beer koozies.
As we prepare to order a new batch of SEMrush promotional goodies, what I want to know is this — what would YOU like to receive from a company at a show?
First off, do you care what companies give out? Do you prefer discounts or the opportunity to win big-name items like an iPad over smaller swag pieces?
For those of you with an opinion on the matter, I'd love to hear you out!
Will you scream if you see another water bottle or drawstring backpack? Are there items you'd prefer to see more of? Please record your answers and/or let me know in the comment section!
When it comes to t-shirts:
- Do wish companies with experiment with variations, or do you like the traditional t-shirt style?
- Do you prefer company colors, or does that not matter?
Thank you in advance for your feedback! We look forward to getting and giving you items you want at shows.
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