Tradeshows may have something to learn from the latest technology shows.
According to tech-geeks, nanotechnology may be the frontier for a coming generation of paint-on television screens and programmable wall colors.
Nanotechnology is basically the development of teeny-tiny gadgets that when put together do awesome stuff.
Sorta like the pixels in a television screen.
All this talk about the small things in life, makes one think about the small, tech gadgets that would be great items to give away at tradeshows.
Nanotechnology is not even on the market yet. Plus, it will be insanely high-priced for a given amount of time after it does reach store shelves. However, many of the tech-based tools people use everyday could be great, inexpensive promotional items.
When looking for your next promotional item think rechargeable battery kits, mp3 players, throw-away cameras, PDAs, flash drives and those sweet little chapstick holders that go on your keychain. Okay maybe chapstick is not technology, but those holder things work!
Actually a lot of these thing go on keychains. That’s where many people keep their flash drives, too.
Flash drives are peripheral memory devices without moveable parts. Used in place of failure-prone floppy disks, flash drives are an essential for many people. Being able to keep important documents close at hand can mean the difference between being prepared and looking sloppy.
Some companies, like CFGear, are actually utilizing flash technologies as promotional items, even working with customers to develop logos and pre-loading promotional content.
Flash drives, sometimes called jump drives, thumb drives, USB drives, or compact flash memory, are a great gadget to give away at tradeshows.
Other options are rechargeable battery packages that come with the charger and some basic, rechargeable AA batteries.
One time use cameras can be used to promote weddings, why not your company at a tradeshow? Encourage the attendees to use one to take pictures of new colleagues and other people they have newly networked with so they don’t forget a face.
Simplified electronic calendars are a great idea. Though the more sophisticated one gets, the higher the price tag.
Another option high in sophistication but low in price for you, is also a flash technology, the flash mp3 player. This thing boasts every bell and whistle one could hope for. Not only does it hold regular files like documents and presentations, it also holds music files, a backlit LED screen, an FM radio and plug and play technology.
All at a sweet-sized 100mm x 32mm x 32mm.
Sure to make an attendee smile and actually say “thank you,” a flash mp3 player not only can have your logo branded on it, but have pre-loaded content that can direct them to your website and boast other promotional content while still leaving them room for their own music files.
The next time you ponder your next great promotional item, think about something sized for the 21st century.