We came, we saw, we brought rockets made from balloons and we had a blast.

RocketTech’s debut trade event was the Digital Innovation Show 2017 at St Mary’s Stadium in Southampton. A new series of shows from Mintsource Events pitched at companies looking to improve their online presence and reach.

In true RocketTech fashion we took an alternative approach to this event and instead of pop-up stands and roller banners we utilised our contacts at BNI Fortress Fareham.

Launch With a Bottle of English Fizz

Our main resource was Ben Field from Ludicrous Balloons. Ben’s been making some very impressive balloon structures and is soon to embark on a world record so it made perfect sense for us to employ his skills – Ben’s solution was two rockets. One for display and one to wear.

We’d never have thought of using balloons as a costume and if you were at the event you couldn’t have missed his presence. Ben was also very helpful in spreading the RocketTech message from within his creation and helped greatly with brand recognition.

On the table we had a bottle of the very tasty English sparkling wine produced by Hambledon Vineyard. You could win this by guessing the number of balloons in the two displays and leaving your business card with the number or sending a tweet like this.

This Hampshire nectar came from Peake Wine Associates, who also provided the tasteful ice bucket and the new selection of business cards were printed in double quick time by Afford A Print – both Fortress Fareham members.

And The Number of Balloons Is…

For RocketTech it was definitely a good event to attend. The overall reaction to the displays and costume, plus the potential leads that were generated made #DIS2017 worthwhile. And did you notice the hashtag was trending on Twitter?

With the combined forces of Fortress Fareham and the excellent assistance by Ludicrous Balloons it shows that combining talents helps. We now have to plan how we improve on this for the next event!

And for those sitting on the edge of their seats… the number of balloons used in both displays was 328. Congratulations to Leanne from Staff Spotlight who was the closest to the right amount.


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