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MODEX Media Matters

With just over seven weeks until the doors open at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta for MHI’s MODEX show, now is the time for exhibitors to start engaging with trade media. This blog advises how to do so effectively before, during and after the event, which takes place 4-7 April, 2016. The first […]

Trade Shows and Conferences: How Do You Decide Where To Go?

As findadistributor.com proudly enters its second year I got together last week with my business partner, Richard Howes, our VP of Marketing & Content to plan our 2016 marketing strategy. Richard and I are also partners in a content-focused, PR and marketing company called Bridger Howes Limited. Our background is business-to-business trade media and we […]

Trade Shows: A Good Backstage Strategy

As an exhibitor or visitor only a proactive approach can yield return on investment of time and money. This blog is targeted at exhibitors. Break your strategy into two clear areas—how to make the best of the time on the booth and things you can (and should) do off it. Make a checklist to ensure […]

Twitter Milestone Marks Progress, Celebrates Community

Our overarching goal is to create a directory where users find their local equipment suppliers. So, when a facilities manager in Maine is looking for a lift truck supplier, for example, they can enter their search terms and find a distributor near to them. A plant manager in Texas, an engineer in Washington, and an […]

Thank You for a Great ProMat; Our Growing Network

It’s probably been the most uplifting few weeks since findadistributor.com was launched last October. Towards the end of last month, we spent a hugely rewarding week in Chicago at the ProMat show, which raised the profile of the product and prompted increased activity on the website on a variety of levels. A number of new […]

Preparing for a BIG ProMat

This time in two weeks I would have collected my name badge and strode through the doors at Chicago’s McCormick Place South full of optimism ahead of day one at ProMat, which takes place 23-26 March. I’ll be at the first three days of the show with findadistributor.com vice president of marketing and content, Richard Howes. […]

Happy Holidays; Onwards & Upwards in 2015

A busy year culminated in the successful launch of findadistributor.com and subsequent press coverage across North America’s esteemed material handling and supply chain media. I am extremely grateful to Industrial Distribution, MFR Tech, Internet Retailer, Wire Rope Exchange, Material Handling Network and many more who published our press releases and/or took the time to interview me […]