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About Trade Shows

As the Advertising Specialists we are experts in making imprinted promotional products work for you and your business or organization. We can outfit your entire booth, including tablecloths, retractable banners, displays, clothing and name badges for your staff as well as awesome products for attendees to take with them. If you are planning a conference – we can help with that, too! When you’re looking to stand out at a trade show or conference – you’ve only got one call to make to The Advertising Specialists of Maine!

What are the most popular items for trade shows?

The most popular items for decorating your trade show booth are table covers, pull up banners, pens, notepads, and unique giveaway items such as stress relievers, USB/flash drives, screen cleaners, cell phone accessories and clips. Branded pens and business cards are a must! We can also outfit your staff from head to toe with branded clothing and name tags as well as your booth with banners and cloths. Do you need help designing your booth? Give the Specialists a call at 207-990-6022 or send us an email at

When should I order my promotional products – how far in advance?

4 – 6 weeks is great. Standard production time is between 5 – 10 days, but we can make things happen in as little as 24 -48 hours on occasion, depending on the product! Need a quality product quick? Call the Advertising Specialists of Maine!

How do I know how many to order?

We recommend asking the conference or trade show coordinator for the number of attendees, and if you have been an exhibitor at this show before, the history of the booth traffic. You’ll get more traffic with a memorable promotional product to give away, so it’s important to make sure your product represents your brand accurately and professionally. Most products do have minimums, so keep that in mind when ordering; however some products have no minimums. We recommend considering shipping charges as well when searching for items that are within your budget. Do you have questions about what or how many or what the cost is of things to giveaway at your trade show booth? Give the Advertising Specialists of Maine a call, and we will help.

What should I put on my products? What’s a good call to action?

You should always put your brand name, logo, and website primarily visible on the product. If you’re directing people to your website, they are then able to gather additional information from you, such as your phone number, email, and other methods of direct contact, as well as any social media pages you may be present on such as Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Snapchat, or Twitter. Each item will have an imprint area that is available for branding. We will help you determine what will fit on that area.

Will I get a proof of my products?

At the Advertising Specialists of Maine we like to avoid the element of surprise. We will provide proofs on everything prior to finalizing the order.

I am a conference planner – can you help me?

We would love to help you. We have attended many trade shows as vendors and attendees, and worked closely with conference and trade show planners for many years. We can provide everything you need to brand your conference, from lanyards and badges (we can even provide the lanyards loaded with the information you need to get to your conference attendees – including their names!) to folders and t-shirts, custom takeaways such as notepads and pens, mugs, even awards and plaques for your presentation. Contact us for a free consultation on how the Advertising Specialists of Maine can help you make your conference or trade show a success!

Strategies that work

We’re just what our name suggests: experts who know what’s new and what’s best in the promotional products industry. We translate this knowledge and make it work for you, your business or your organization. We offer all kinds of custom promotional products, embroidery and screen printing on a large variety of custom apparel, awards & gifts, giveaways and office products. You name it, we can personalize it. Our products let you… be you!