On 28th September 2016 at the Rowley Mile Conference Centre at Newmarket Racecourse in Suffolk, Fluid Branding hosted their first ever East Anglia Merchandise Show. The event follows in the footsteps of the former Falcon Promotions Showcase. (Falcon Promotions was acquired by Fluid Branding in July 2015).
Alongside the varied range of products exhibited, a brand new edition for 2016 were informative seminars running throughout the day covering a diverse range of topics including "How to influence the 1st Page of Google" and "Contactless Technologies for Promotional Uses". Read more on using Contactless technology with promotional merchandise here.
"The initial feedback has been totally amazing with visitors loving the fact that they could come along, see and feel the merchandise. The introduction of the seminars has gone down particularly well with visitors and I've had loads of positive comments. We are delighted. Showing products face to face makes a really big difference and having the experts on hand to give guidance and inspiration to our clients really gives us an advantage." comments James Dixon, Sales Director of the Fluid Branding Bury St Edmunds office.
A client of Fluid's Laura Pocock comments "Much better than last year, loved the speakers". Another client Daniel Hunt adds "Very good event, good location and good vibe!"
On the evening preceding the show on 27th September 2016, Fluid Branding hosted their first ever supplier awards dinner, located at the Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa, Newmarket, Suffolk. This was part of an initiative developed by Peter Murdoch, Fluid's Procurement Director, who comments "Our suppliers are so important to us, we decided to honour their hard work and dedication and recognise this with an awards dinner that celebrates excellent service."
Here are the Winners of the Fluid Branding 2016 Supplier Awards:
- Deadline Champion 2016 – The Laltex Group
- Quickest Response Team 2016 – The Umbrella Company
- Best Visuals 2016 – The Bizz Badge Company
- Best Eshot 2016 – Adpads
- Product of the Year 2016 – Desktop Ideas for the Smartphone Fan
- Account Manager of the Year 2016 – Ryan Brown
- Personality of the Year 2016 – Dave Kershener
Safe to say that the East Anglia Merchandise Show 2016 was a resounding success - we can't wait 'til next year!
If you'd like to know more about our East Anglia Merchandise Show, and how you can get involved next year, please contact James Dixon.