I would like something that integrators can use every day,under $20 and quality. I think the durable bag idea is great but this will be above $40 . 4 years ago I went to a Pelco training and they gave out a BNC screw driver for Matix systems .... PELCO Giveaway
For Axis' one day sales training, cost $99, they are giving / including an M3004 (street price ~$250), so they are essentially paying you to go to their training. Including cameras in training is common but I do not recall many events that charged so little and gave away a camera.
The course I took was the Design class and the fundamentals class. The fundamentals class Axis gave away an M1013 (my employee won) and an M1033 if I recall. For the Design class everyone who paid for a seat received an Q1604 again if I recall.
Yeah, I took Axis Design fundamentals two years ago and receved a P1344. At that training my design team won the final exercise design contest and I won a light meter too. Next week I am going to sales training - M3004. Good deals from Axis
That's the thing, the company did a poor job of educating their captive audience. I don't even remember the name of the company, and I had to ask the guys at the booth what they actually do. It turns out that they do guard service. It was a 10X20 booth, somewhere in the 5000 range, maybe around 5300. Sorry I can't be more helpful, but they did a great job on my shoes.
Yep. And what I like the most is that I really use it.
In South America, one integrator (don't remember, sorry) gave soccer balls in a show near or during a Fifa's world or regional cup, and visitors enjoyed a lot those.
I always thank the effort from marketting people to give from iPads to even candies, because I also don't like free meals. I mean, I'm not looking for gifts, but for a reference of who they are and what are they doing.
But without cool or crazy gifts (and cool or crazy visitors!), I think shows certainly be really boring.
"But without cool or crazy gifts (and cool or crazy visitors!), I think shows certainly be really boring."
Good point. It seems shows now depend even more on stunts, gifts and other carnival like attractions, especially since people know more about what's new and happening, even before they hit the show floor.
At ASIS in San Diego (2007 I think) I received an Axis 207 camera after sitting through the presentation a few times. I used it as a utility camera around the house for a few years. In the summer of 2011 it captured a decent video of a burglary at my home. It was a miracle that the camera was online and recording. I was using Axis Camera Station on an old PC in the garage. The video was good enough to ID the suspect and he was prosecuted and convicted. I was a local celebrity for 15 minutes and city PD raved and gushed over my little video clip. I think the quality of the video motivated them in their investigation and prosecution. The camera finally died and is sitting in a drawer. Here's the clip
I've gotten lots of trade show swag through the years, but that little camera was clearly the best.
The best giveaway I won at a trade show was a Dell NVR server with AUTO IP (windows xp) along with 4 free Samsung IP cameras from the late GVI. Two SD box cameras along with 2 SD mini domes. Currently, only one camera is still working out in the field. The Dell PC is safe and sound in my basement servering as my classic PC gaming machine.
i am pretty easy to please with give aways... pens/sharpies are my favorite because you can never have enough... i have always been hesitant to use the usb drives that are handed out at trade shows... that is the skeptical side of me...