Crowds and Influencers and Podcasts, Oh My! – Trade Show #3 AHR Expo

by | Feb 27, 2023

By Matt Sonnhalter, Vision Architect

Next up was AHR in Atlanta. Now I got a whopping 12 hours at home after Vegas to do some laundry, repack and sleep before heading back to the airport! Anyhow no rest for the weary, as we had 30+ editor/influencer appointments over the course of the show for our clients Franklin Electric & NIBCO. So needless to say it was a jam-packed show!

And the busy schedule didn’t stop at the end of each show day…I had plenty of client dinners every night (we ate very well as you could see by the snippets in the video recap) and customer appreciation parties…highlighted by Franklin Electric’s party at the SkyLounge on top of The Glenn Hotel (spectacular views of downtown and the sunset).

Rooftop AHR Expo

I was also amazed at this show as far as the social media presence and the sheer number of influencers…from the AHR Podcast Pavilion and social media sessions, to the swarms of influencers walking the aisles. The podcast pavilion has grown exponentially in just three years. And the influencers far outnumbered the traditional trade media editors!

That’s it for now for tradeshows #2 & #3 of the 2023 season. Next up…another back-to-back show stint with ARA ( ) in Orlando and WWETT ( in Indy.

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