11 Awards in 3 Months! - 01/08/2009

Marketing Merchants makes clean sweep at four exhibitions winning eleven awards in three months!

There is just no stopping Cape Town based exhibition and stand building company, MARKETING MERCHANTS. In the past three months they won 11 awards for best stands, four at this year’s Tourism Indaba (May), one at the FPI (Financial Planning Institute) Congress & Expo (June), five at the Intervitis Interfructa: Wine & Fruit Industry (IVIF) Trade Show (July) and another one at the George Cheese Festival (July). 

For a small company this is a big accomplishment considering that the Exhibition and Display industry is very competitive and has been directly affected by the current economic downturn. “We are truly fortunate to have clients that still realise the importance of staying relevant and maintaining a steady brand awareness and appreciating the value of keeping a marketing edge, ” says Annedi Wessels of Marketing Merchants. With almost everyone scaling down and cutting marketing budgets it is evident that some companies are stepping up to the challenge to reinforce that they are here to stay.

More details on the various awards:
Platinum Best Stand awards were given to Relais & Chateaux (Accommodation category), West Coast Tourism (Province category), Gold awards to Hertz (Transportation category) and Cape Town Fish Market (Allied Industry category) at the 2009 Tourism Indaba.

Marketing Merchants in conjunction with leading marketing communications group Draftfcb were awarded Best Stand Design for financial services client, Momentum, at the FPI Congress & Expo.
The stand was innovatively designed to be eco-friendly which contributed to taking top honours

At the IVIF Trade Show they were awarded “Best Overall Exhibit” first prize for Toneleria Nacional & PARSEC and third prize for the Agriwire stand. In the Highly Commended Stands category CDS Vintec, Erben Packaging SA and RX South Africa were awarded with merit prizes.

Lancewood won “Best double stand” at the George Cheese Festival.

Marketing Merchants takes GOLD! - 29/06/2009


Draftfcb, in conjunction with Marketing Merchants, were awarded Best Stand Design for financial services client, Momentum, at the FPI ( Financial Planning Institute ) Congress & Expo held in Johannesburg last month.
Marketing Merchants takes Top Honours at Indaba 09 - 18/05/2009

EXSA (Exhibition Association of South Africa) member, MARKETING MERCHANTS, has once again proven why they are a market leader in the industry.