Cut through the clutter and noise
ShowStoppers @ CES 2014. Shake hands with more than 1,400 pre-qualified journalists, bloggers, analysts and key industry influencers – to score news coverage, product reviews and executive interviews.
This is the annual blockbuster event where reporters and industry analysts discover the future of business, consumer, lifestyle and digital technologies for work, for home, for play – hot products from cool companies, companies they know, companies they haven’t discovered yet. Away from the noise and distraction of the show floor.
It’s the one event where industry leaders, innovators, award winners, visionaries, startups and upstarts make new connections, promote brand, take leadership and open new business markets.
Produced by ShowStoppers, now in its 20th year, the global leader in producing press and business events in the U.S. and Europe — including the official press event in Berlin at IFA, the largest consumer-electronics tradeshow outside North America.
7 Jan. 2014
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“If I could follow ShowStoppers around the world and just go to Steve’s events, my life would be complete: Not because I want to attend tradeshows, but because I don’t need to attend them and still get tremendous value-add from the intensive one-on-one with the vendors that ShowStoppers collects and packages for the trade press. In one room he has all the major products and players to talk to without the hassles of running around the trade show floor. I get quality and focused vendor contacts that I can turn into articles and editorial with just a few hours’ work. I highly recommend his work and his events.”
David Strom, strominator.com / webinformant.tv, / ReadWriteWeb.com
“We wanted to look at ways to provide some of our smaller and medium-sized exhibiting companies an avenue to gain more exposure with the press that they may not currently be able to get,” says Jason Stookey, the National Association of Broadcaster’s vice president of sales for conventions and business operations. “I reached out to ShowStoppers to see if they could do anything for us because they’ve got a stellar reputation … The exhibitors get the one-on-one interaction and demo’ing of products for the press. Our large exhibitors like Sony, Panasonic and Canon have huge public relations machines. This will really help bring greater value to the small and medium guys that maybe can’t break through and get press coverage from the top U.S. publications. It’s really invaluable experience, and they can get premium contacts from the press.”
“Our company created a consumer electronics subsidiary a few years ago. We don’t have a huge advertising budget, so building a relationship with key media is very important to generate awareness for our products. ShowStoppers has not only helped us do this, they have helped us do it around the world. We couldn’t be happier with the media we have met through ShowStoppers and the ShowStoppers events themselves. They are first class all the way.”
Kevin Oswald, communications director, Kent Displays/Improv Electronics
“Focus on the product, not the booth. I saw a lot of companies compete to have the most magnificent (i.e., “expensive”) booth. True, a booth can make an impression and build an image, but let’s be honest: many booths seem to be focused more on the grandeur than the product. I’d rather see a great product in an adequate booth than a mediocre product in a great booth. Take the money you would have spent on a fancy booth and give it to your engineers as a bonus instead. At CES, the best booth expenditure per dollar was Showstoppers: tables in a hotel ballroom staffed mostly by company founders. That should be your model.”
Guy Kawasaki, “Marketing Lessons from CES,” American Express Open Forum.
Coming up: Events calendar
Event name Date Location
ShowStoppers @ GITEX 19 Oct. 2013 Dubai
ShowStoppers @ CES 7 Jan. 2014 Las Vegas
ShowStoppers @ Mobile World Congress 23 Feb. 2014 Barcelona
ShowStoppers @ Sandbox Summit 24-25 Mar. 2014 Cambridge, Mass.
ShowStoppers @ NAB Show April 2014 Las Vegas
ShowStoppers & the IFA Global Press Conference April 2014 The Mediterranean
ShowStoppers @ E3 June 2014 Los Angeles
ShowStoppers @ CE Week June 2014 New York
ShowStoppers @ IFA 4 Sept. 2014 Berlin
ShowStoppers @ CTIA Super Mobility 2014 8 Sept. 2014 Las Vegas
ShowStoppers for the Digital Holidays 17 Sept. 2014 New York
ShowStoppers @ CES 8 Jan. 2015 Las Vegas
ShowStoppers @ IFA August/September 2015 Berlin
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