This is a partial listing of press releases mentioning exhibitdesign, articles we were interviewed for, or contributed to. If the article appears online, the photo or title is a link to it and will open it in a new window.
Upper Midwest Chapter of the Exhibit Designers and Producers Association Welcomes Mark Bendickson as Newest Board Member
8/23/2012 - The Upper Midwest Chapter of the EDPA announces its newest board member, Mark Bendickson, President of exhibitdesign, who will serve on the Executive Board as Chapter Secretary.
"The UMEDPA Board is very excited to have Mark serve and we look forward to his input in guiding and growing the chapter," notes Chapter President, Mark Kuehl. "He brings a long history with both the UMEDPA Chapter and the EDPA Foundation having served previously on the Board and as a Trustee of the EDPA Foundation."
10 Ideas that changed trade show history
by Charles Pappas
54 Ways to Cut Your Costs
by Linda Armstrong
It’s official: As of Dec. 1, 2008, the U.S. economy has been in a recession for more than a year. But given our obvious state of affairs, we probably didn’t need the National Bureau of Economic Research to define the situation. Stocks are shriveling. Banks are failing. Automakers are speeding down the Autobahn to an early grave. And unfortunately, the trade show world is not immune.
Requests for Proposals
We asked 10 exhibit managers and exhibit-house reps for their opinions and advice regarding RFPs.
"If you want to write a great RFP, don't tell me how to get there; tell me where you want to go. Then let me suggest the best way to get there."
– Mark Bendickson, principal, Exhibitdesign
The Seven Deadly Sins of the New Build Process
by Charles Pappas
Every exhibit manager knows the design process is rife with more horror stories than the SyFy Channel on Halloween. There’s the booth that began looking like the swankiest mansion in Beverly Hills, CA, but ended up resembling the roughest shack in Appalachia. Or the exhibit that started off more unique than a unicorn but came out as run-of-the-mill as a chain store at a mall. Then there’s the booth whose modest budget spiraled out of control so badly, that it made the Greek government look like a model of fiscal restraint.
3/30/2005 - 3/25/2005 - ROCHESTER, MN—More than $10,000 was raised at the First Annual EXHIBITOR SHOW Charity Poker Championship held March 12 in conjunction with EXHIBITOR SHOW 2005 at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. Mark Bendickson, CEO of exhibit-design firm exhibitdesign, won the inaugural championship.
These days, it seems “do more with less” has become the exhibit marketer’s mantra. Given the economic upheaval of the last two years, most exhibit-marketing budgets have shrunk more than a wool sweater dried on the heavy-duty cycle. What’s more, mergers, acquisitions, and bankruptcies pepper almost every market imaginable, challenging exhibit managers to keep pace with the ever-changing face of their companies, its products and services, and the competition, all despite their dwindling marketing dollars.
EDPA Annual Meeting Gallery
Derek Gentile (in black), Exhibit Enterprises; Mark Bendickson (purple shirt), exhibitdesign
Exhibitor News Network
EDPA EDDIE Awards for Marketing Excellence Presented
12/15/2005 - Exhibit industry companies, including Derse, Exhibit Works, RES Exhibit Services, Roadway Express, Nth Degree, and Abex Display Systems displayed effective self-promotion marketing programs and were rewarded for their efforts Nov. 30-Dec. 2, with an EDDIE Award at EDPA’s Annual Meeting awards luncheon in Tucson, AZ.
Stamped and Certified
What is an engineering certificate and when does a booth need one? An engineering certificate is an engineer’s stamp of approval on a set of detailed plans that describe a structure. The plans need to specify the materials used in each booth panel, how panels are fastened together, how many panels are needed, how they are spaced, and the fire rating of the panels.
The difference between a small exhibit that is moderately successful, and one that is wildly successful is often a matter of just a few details. Take the case of Northland Putting Greens.
We noticed Northland at the 2002 Fall Home and Garden Show in Minneapolis. It had several promising elements, including a hands-on product demo and a lot of potential for maximum customer interaction. At the same time, it lacked some critical details, like those you can see in the accompanying illustrations.