Thursday, January 14, 2010

It's National Stationery Show Time Again?!

Okay, so it's not until May, but planning is in full gear. Mincing Mockingbird and I paid for the booth this week, so I guess we're officially going. Oh yeah, and I bought the plane tickets yesterday and the hotel is reserved. I've got some new cards already designed, though they have to be printed yet. The list just keeps expanding every day. We're hoping that we've learned something from last year's show and the most important thing would be is to not wait til the last minute because everything seems to take longer to get done than you think it will.

Here's a partial list of things to be done:
- order carpet squares
- redesign catalog
- make press kits
- design booth layout
- choose booth colors
- choose booth furniture
- decide how to display magnets
- get cards printed
- write press releases
- decide on lighting
- figure out when to ship everything

Whew! Okay, I'm tired now and must go take a nap. I'll update more as we actually complete it.

2 comments:

John said...

What do carpet squares do?

Kim Bagwill said...

Carpet squares are interlocking pieces of carpet that are easy to ship for trade shows. To "rent" the carpet it's over $100, so if we're going to be doing more than one or two we may as well buy our own for $200.