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Be Our Sweetie. Win an iPad Kiosk from Classic Exhibits.

March 7th, 2013 COMMENTS

Win a MOD-1314

Win a MOD-1314 iPad Kiosk for Easter

The Easter Bunny told us to create an iPad Kiosk contest. So we did . . . Frankly, no one at Classic had the guts to tell the Easter Bunny, “No.”

We’ll make this easy. Go to the Classic Exhibits Facebook page, do the obligatory “Like” (which tells us you’re sweet on us). Then on the Easter Bunny Contest post, share what is your favorite Easter candy and why. You are not allowed to choose Peeps. Peeps are gross. Any other candy is fine.

On Monday, April 1, the day after Easter, we’ll choose a winner from all the entries. No, this is not an April Fool’s Joke. The calendar just worked out that way.

All the entries will go into a hollow chocolate bunny, and we’ll select a winner for the MOD-1314. If your entry is particularly creative, you “may” get an extra entry. Don’t like those rules? Complain to the Easter Bunny.

For the Classic Facebook Page, CLICK HERE.  And be our sweetie!

–Mel White
http://www.linkedin.com/in/melmwhite
mel@classicexhibits.com

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Based in Portland, Oregon, Classic Exhibits Inc. designs and manufacturers portable, modular, and custom-hybrid exhibit solutions. Classic Exhibits products are represented by an extensive distributor network in North America and in select International markets. For more information, contact us at 866-652-2100 or www.classicexhibits.com.

The Classic Exhibits Facebook Page

January 30th, 2013 COMMENTS

You’re a regular reader of Classic’s Trade Show Tales blog, and you joined the Classic Distributor Network on LinkedIn. But, you’re still not getting enough “Classic Time.” Well, who can blame you. Tune into Facebook. The Classic Facebook page shows a more relaxed view of Classic Exhibits and Classic Rentals.

On Classic’s Facebook page, you’ll see photos of Classic employees working hard, pictures in our facility, and Kevin sitting around in meetings. Compromising photos of Kevin are a specialty since he doesn’t have a Facebook account so he never sees them. Sweet!

Be a Classic Facebook regular. Heck, you’re on your Facebook page at this very moment. Please like us. It’s embarrassing when we beg.

 

–Mel White
http://www.linkedin.com/in/melmwhite
mel@classicexhibits.com

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Based in Portland, Oregon, Classic Exhibits Inc. designs and manufacturers portable, modular, and custom-hybrid exhibit solutions. Classic Exhibits products are represented by an extensive distributor network in North America and in select International markets. For more information, contact us at 866-652-2100 or www.classicexhibits.com.


 

Social Media Planning: What You Should Do in Q1 2011

January 13th, 2011 COMMENTS

Guest post by Tim Patterson of www.tradeshowguyblog.com.

Social Media Planning

Depending on what your company’s involvement is in social media, there are a number of approaches you can take to moving forward during the first quarter of 2011. And that’s the KEY: MOVING FORWARD from wherever you are at this moment. With the forward motion of all things social media, if you sit still you’ll get further and further behind!

If Your Company is NOT Doing Anything with Social Media

If you’re at the very beginning, you’ll have to start somewhere. Starting anywhere is better than not starting at all. Ask around the office, and look for your company’s own ‘digital native.’ This is the person that’s already online with social media. They’re already on Facebook and Twitter. They may be posting fun videos on YouTube or Facebook. Perhaps they’ve got a LinkedIn account. They’re adept at discussing and moving around in the social media world.

Once you find that person, sit down with your marketing manager and the company owner (presuming you’re a small or medium-sized company and have easy access to these people) and discuss the following steps:

  • Where you are
  • Where you want to go in the next 3 – 6 months
  • What tools you’ll need
  • Who will be in charge of the company’s social media efforts
  • How much time it will realistically take to set up accounts and start to build your community
  • What are your goals
  • What are the steps required to meet those goals
  • What other internal or external help you’ll need

At this point, you’re really doing a full assessment of where the company is in social media. Find out what your strengths are, where the holes are in your knowledge and determine the best way to fill those gaps. Here is where you’ll also be appointing someone (or two or three) that have the capabilities to lead the company’s social media efforts.

From here, look to what how you can start to create a community, stay in touch with them and provide them with information, content and response to their feedback.

Then, start: get the Facebook and Twitter accounts going, check in daily, put up links on your website to direct people to the new social media outposts. At the outset, once the accounts are set-up (should take a very short amount of time), the initial involvement might be a few minutes a day. As you see more of your community finding you, you’ll have more opportunity to ask questions, look for feedback and find ways to respond to their comments and questions.

If You Feel There’s a LOT More You Could be Doing

GET CREATIVE: If you’re past the first few baby steps described above, this is where you can start to get creative with your postings. Take note of what other companies that ‘get’ social media do. Riff off of their efforts. Come up with ways to creatively produce short videos that show the human side of your company, such as this one from gDiapers that was a video birthday present where employees described what they liked about their boss Kim.

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Blogging for Beginners — Sponsored by Classic Exhibits

September 15th, 2010 COMMENTS

Free Blogging 101 Webinar

Blogging for Beginners

Blogging for Beginners

Do you ever ask yourself: “Should I start a blog?” Or wonder “Where do I start?”

Most people ask the same questions. After all, blogging is not as simple or straightforward as joining Facebook or Twitter.

Experts say your blog is probably the most important element of your social media mix. More important than Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, or LinkedIn – and those platforms are the hottest in the social media puzzle.

Now you can learn what it takes to start a blog. In this FREE one-hour webinar you’ll learn how to choose a platform (WordPress, Typepad, Blogger, etc.), how to customize your blog, how to find topic ideas, and how often to blog.

Join Tim Patterson, VP of Sales and Marketing at Interpretive Exhibits and learn what it takes to become a blogger, whether on your own or for a company or organization.

After all, the more you know about blogging, the better off you’ll be in dealing with the quick-changing social media world.

Join this fun, fast-paced, informative webinar set for September 29 from 10 – 11 a.m. Pacific (1 p.m. Eastern).

Sign up today at http://budurl.com/blogstarter. Seating is very limited.

Social Media 101 Webinar Slides by Tim Patterson

September 14th, 2010 2 COMMENTS

Slides from the Social Media 101 webinar that Tim Patterson conducted in July. Tim is the VP of Sales and Marketing at Interpretive Exhibits.  The webinar was offered to Classic Exhibits Distributors.