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    Where are the most effective product demonstration locations?

As the Spring Season approaches, now is the time to plant new seeds for your brand’s sales growth.

This year use PRODUCT DEMONSTRATIONS at your most targeted locations. Enable thousands of new shoppers to SEE, TRY + BUY your products.

LINK are the only repeat marketing industry award winner of ‘The Most Effective Retail Sales Experience’ (2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018). You can be sure no one is more suited to make your campaign effective.

Please read the below guide, be inspired by case studies and then MAKE CONTACT to receive a brand specific proposal to explore how your ambitions can be brought to life.

Where to engage domestic buyers of DIY equipment

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DIY Superstores:

B&Q is still the daddy of DIY, with Halfords, Wickes and Homebase close followers.

The weekends around Easter, the May bank holidays and through June are when gardens and garages across the UK get their first big clear out of the year. While the sun starts to shine outside, you should to be ready to deploy your professional teams of enthusiastic product demonstrators into your flagship stockists, right across the UK to capitalise on this peak purchasing period.

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Brand ambassador demonstrating Gardena product to customer

Home Design Shows

That Kevin McCloud has a LOT to answer for!” Is a sentence muttered across the country by budding have a go DIY heroes as they mimic the architectural inspiration for their own homes. Grand Designs Live lands at London’s Excel and the NEC. The Ideal Home Show attracts well over 200,000 visitors over 18 days as is a phenomenal opportunity to sell, sell, sell. If that’s too soon check out the diary of Home Building and Renovation Shows, which has eight packed out events spread out through the year, reaching right across the UK.

Product demonstration of Dettol No-Touch at The Ideal Home Show

Product demonstration was used to sell +£45,000 of Dettol No-Touch at The Ideal Home Show

Gardening and Flower Shows

When the great outdoors calls; the British public come in droves. Whether it’s any one of the 11 Royal Horticultural Society’s upmarket events like the Chelsea Flower Show or their regional equivalents like The Harrogate International Flower Show; they are fabulous locations for reaching affluent AB1s who don’t mind spending a little of their well earned retirement money on having the right kit. Think inspirational usage ideas, pretty displays and premium packaging to get this audience crowding around your stand like nectar to a honeybee.

Large crowds for product demonstration at flower show

Engage large crowds at the numerous shows with your product demonstration

Motor Sport Events & Race Meets

Despite Elon Musk’s best efforts, there’s nothing like the roar of a V12 to stir up the senses! Petrol-heads of every age and social group gather in their tribes to drool over their racing heroes, check out the latest kit and get their hands greasy. Take your pick from Grand Prix at Brands Hatch, Super Bikes at Silverstone or brand specific motoring events at Beaulieu. They all allow your brand to reach, demonstrate and sell to your audiences in between the friendly banter, pit stops and race rivalry. Each major event in the season attracts upwards of 50,000 red blooded males who love nothing better than giving your power tools a full throttle demonstration, to make them want one for themselves. NEW FOR 2023 The British Motor Show returns after too long a gap! (17-20 Aug).

Turtle Wax product demonstration

Promotional staff demonstrate and sell the Turtle Wax Ice car polish.

If you’re interested in exploring options for a product demonstration campaign to consumers for your brand, get in touch with our experiential marketing experts at here

Best places to engage trade buyers of power tools and equipment

Builders Merchants

With B&Q being the daddy for consumer DIY, Screwfix are rulers of the roost for demonstrating to general tradespeople. Chippies, sparkies, plumbers, roofers, plasterers all pop in to pick up their tools, often on a daily basis. Travis Perkins, Jewson, Marshalls and a whole host of regional and trade specific merchants should feature too – according to who stocks your range and how far your budget might stretch!  To make them really pay attention, turn up with a catering kit for free bacon baps and hot drinks; and you’ll literally have them eating out of the palm of your hand.

Product demonstration at Screwfix

Trade professionals get hands-on with Worx at Screwfix

Tool Fairs & Tool Fairs Venue Dates

Right across the country, Tool Fair Expos take over regional exhibition halls, football stadiums and conference centres, to cater for thousands of professional tradespeople who come for one reason only: to buy new tools! If you can create a engaging demonstration with a special show deal by adding in spare batteries, travel cases or extra accessories; they’ll be doing the marketing for you when they brag about the amazing package deal they got at the tool fair, to their co-workers for months to come.

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GLEE (Garden Leisure Equipment Exhibition)

Each September, everyone goes to GLEE Birmingham at the NEC for the UK’s most important exhibition for all things to do with garden machinery and power tools. It’s a fantastic event for reaching new buyers across the UK’s leading retail chains and garden centres, coupled with tradespeople looking for the latest ideas. With an engaging demonstration to bring your latest innovations to life, coupled with a show stopping trade deal; you can make your growth blossom in this industry leading annual event. 

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Building and Construction Trade Shows

There’s a lot of choice in this category, so you can align the selection to suit the trades you want to tap into and the geography you can reach. To give a flavour, our top five includes (1) UK Construction Week Show at NEC, (2) Future Build at Excel, (3) National Construction Expo at Arena MK, (4) London Build Expo at Olympia and (5) Professional Builder Live in Manchester’s Event City. Depending on your target audience, you can find similar alternatives for plumbing, electricians or which ever trade aligns best for your tools. These shows are busy, crowded and noisy in every sense of the word. To make your demonstration campaign work, keep your demonstrations quick and your show deal clear, strong and simple, to create cut through and you’ll build a new empire of your own.

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If you’re curious for exploring options for product demonstration campaigns, get in touch with our experiential marketing experts at Link Communication

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