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Focus Reader's Choice Awards

Rob 17 116
3 Mar 2006 7:10AM
Who and what were your favourite things about this year's exhibition? We're producing an article with our choices but we thought we'd give you a say. The categories are:

Best new product
Best stand
Best seminar
Most helpful staff member
Most shameless PR stunt
Worst advertising slogan
Most famous attendee

Let us know your thoughts. Have a good weekend folks...
brian1208 19 11.8k 12 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2006 7:44AM
I'll need to think about the others but
Quote:Most shameless PR stunt
- "Follow Me to - - -" has to be up there with the best (and probably the best looking and most effective too! (It certainly worked on young Nick "Hobbs" who came over all unecessary! Smile
mattw 19 5.2k 10 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2006 8:06AM

Best stand

That would be the Canon stand.

IanA 19 3.0k 12 England
3 Mar 2006 8:20AM

Quote:Worst advertising slogan

Canon can.....!

peter shilton 18 1.1k England
3 Mar 2006 8:41AM
I always enjoy the Adobe presentations.

Very helpful staff on the Lowepro, Lastolite and EPZ stands (oh no, this is the shameless PR stunt and I nearly fell for it) (Mind you, got me out of my error 99 problem)

In fact helpful staff everywhere. Didn't see a Jessops stand.

Most famous attendee Peter Shilton
ZenTog 21 7.9k 1 England
3 Mar 2006 8:45AM
best stand to sleep on Ephotozine

best stand for free cold drinks ephotozine

best stand for freebies ephotozine

best stand for good looking females ephotozine

best employee complaining about price of coke Tracey ephotozine
future 18 153
3 Mar 2006 2:05PM
for what its worth (not sure anyone else is playing...)

product - Nikon 18-200 VR (AKA Rocking Horse Sh**)
stand - apple
seminar - didn't do enough to judge!
staff - epz closely followed by HP
shameless PR - free epz badge!
worst ad slogan - ???
Famous folk - Pete/Will thats about it (oh and that Dan Lazawotsit from Photo Monthly)

Bernie 19 2.2k
3 Mar 2006 3:04PM
As I have no idea who or what focus are/is/who. I guess I'll sit this one out in a state of confusion.
Westers 18 3.9k 1 Burkina Faso
4 Mar 2006 3:09AM
Most Shameless PR stunt? ePZ stand - A young lady, with a couple of excitable puppies straining at the leash to escape, handing out leaflets. Worked though...I think I joined about 10 times.

Closely followed by the stand near Lee filters. No idea of the name, slightly side tracked by the laydeees.
klewis 18 1.9k 1 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2006 3:29AM
There were stands at Focus ???? can't say I noticed them
Rob 17 116
8 Mar 2006 2:23AM
Not even the ePHOTOzine stand?! It was hard to miss.

Thanks for the suggestions so far folks, a few more would be nice though Wink
brian1208 19 11.8k 12 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2006 5:12AM
Best New Product for me had to be the HP9180 pigment printer - having seen it in action I definitely want one

Best stand (after EPZ Smile Apple and Olympus - I think, there was really too much to look at - all very confusing
riprap007 18 1.6k 37 England
8 Mar 2006 5:26AM
Best product, I agree with Brian the HP,
Best stand Olympus!! (that suprised me)
too many shamelss PR stunts to mention, but none worked well enough (on me at least) to warrant an award
worst slogan Canon Can't (or sorry Can Wink

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