Calling all Wedding Suppliers: add these to your business!

Add some interactive fun to your next trade event with a wedding-themed face in hole board from photocutouts.co.uk.

Evolution Discos did just that when they attended the Fling Festival in Chelmsford, and these were the results! They told us they did more business when they used one of our boards.

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Face in hole boards are great for social media photo sharing of your event or trade stand.
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The boards just make people want to interact, and then they are easier to talk to!

All you have to do is ask us to put your logo and/or web address, social media handle, etc., on the board, and it gets shared when someone shares the photo with their friends on social media! And they do share them.

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Here come some more people who can’t resist the photo board!

See the full range of wedding-themed photo cutout boards here: http://www.photocutouts.co.uk/buy-wedding-themed-photo-boards.htm.

Call Shelley on 08450 570 321 for more info on photo boards and how you can use them to boost your wedding business!

 

Face in hole boards featured on Ellen!

Anna meets Dory via the medium of face in hole boards

Face in hole boards hit prime time TV in the USA this week, when Ellen DeGeneres used them in a hilarious segment on her talk show. Ellen and Frozen actress Kristen Bell played the parts of Princess Anna and Dory the amnesiac fish respectively by using small face in hole boards. Both stars knew their parts well as they voiced the characters in the respective films. DeGeneres voiced Dory in both Finding Nemo and Finding Dory.

The pair improvised a sketch in which Anna and Dory meet for the first time. But true to character, Ellen/Dory forgot what they were talking about. ‘I’d love to build a snowman,’ says Ellen/Dory. ‘Great, let’s do it,’ says Bell/Anna. ‘Let’s build the snowman.’ ‘What snowman?’ asks Ellen/Dory. ‘I’m Dory, who are you?’

Watch the video here.

An irreverent reverend!

Some interesting ‘face in hole ideas for a church picnic’ have emerged from the fevered mind of David Hayward, aka The Naked Pastor. The ideas are rather close to the bone for an actual pastor to have produced, but he drew them, not us. We can’t reproduce his cartoon here due to image permissions, but you can see what the irreverent reverend came up with here (warning: it’s a bit naughty):

http://www.nakedpastor.com/2016/07/face-in-hole-ideas-for-a-church-picnic/

Halloween is stalking us again!

Are you planning a Halloween event or party. We have a special Dracula and Witch board for hire or purchase. Grab one for your Halloween bash!

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You’d be bats not to hire this one at Halloween.

http://www.photocutouts.co.uk/buy-seasonal-themed-photo-cut-out-boards.htm

Christmas Range!

And we hate to say it, but it’s time to start thinking about entertaining the concept of mulling over the possibility of toying with the idea of envisioning the vague notion of planning your Christmas entertainment. Yes, that was a long sentence, and yes, it’s a long time to Christmas – except it isn’t. By the time you’ve blinked it will be November, and from then on things seem to speed up in the run-up to the festive holidays. Check out our Christmas Range of photo cutout boards to brighten up your festive event or party!

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Help Santa deliver presents in this cute photo memory.

https://photocutouts.co.uk/buy-christmas-themed-photo-prop-boards.htm

(We also make custom boards, so just ask and we’ll design a perfect board for you).

Photobooths: are they as good as photo cutouts?

Ever since the portable camera was invented, people have loved to take photos of each other. In more recent times, people seem to prefer taking photos of themselves – the selfie craze. But this phenomenon didn’t start with the smartphone and its front-facing camera. Photobooths have been around for a while in shops, supermarkets and department stores. In the 1980s they were mechanical photo development labs that took 10 minutes to process your passport photos. Are you old enough to remember those?

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Was there a little man in there developing the photos?

Even then people used them for silly pictures of themselves and friends. Photobooths – in a modern digital format, of course – are now making a comeback at weddings and events, and come with a box of silly props like moustaches, wigs and big glasses. They cost around £500 to hire for a few hours. But why not be different, and spend less? For a lot less than £500 (call Shelley on 08450 570321 for prices or see our site), you can hire a gorgeous traditional photo cutout board that is even more fun. Everybody has a smartphone, so within seconds photos of fun-loving wedding guests can be winging their way around social media for the enjoyment of friends and family. What’s not to like about this, for example?

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A lot cheaper than a photobooth and a lot more fun!

The BBC has been reporting this week on the fall and rise of the photobooth and they have even had a section on You & Yours on Radio 4. The flat-pack, pop-up booths are all the rage at weddings. But if you want to dare to be different, and have something at the wedding that harks back to our traditional seaside, why not order a photo cutout board from our range or have one custom-made with the bride and groom’s names on it, and to any design you like?

Here’s a bit about our process of making a custom photo cutout board to order. Do you have an idea for your very own design? Call us and we’ll talk it through with you!

08450 570321

office@connectedshopping.com

Guaranteed fun at any event!

For some reason people find it really funny when someone else sticks their face through a picture. For the origins of the phenomenon, find out more about the history of the photo cutout board. But it doesn’t really matter why it works – it just does. Photo boards add guaranteed fun to all types of events. But which sorts of events are most popular? Here are the main types of event where our photo cutout boards are used:

  • Marketing events / product promotions. A face-in-hole board truly gives a product or service a face, and the interactive nature of the boards mean people play around with them and literally ‘get into’ the brand (which is splashed all over the board). Companies who have used our boards to great effect at marketing and promotional events include Tilda Rice and Autoglass. Here are those two examples:
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Autoglass commissioned a custom design for their promotional event in London.
  • Weddings. Maybe it’s the traditional, saucy nature of photo cutout boards that fits in so well at weddings. Of course the happy couple will pose with their faces in through the holes, but everybody else, young and old, can have a go too. As the wedding party snaps away with their cameras and phones, the board provides a focus and is sure to create wonderful photo memories. See our wedding range here.
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On this wedding board guests can write chalked messages to the bride and groom, or put up hashtags for photo sharing.
  • Seasonal events. Christmas, Easter and Halloween are prime time for parties and events, and we have boards for all three. Customers can hire from our seasonal ranges or have us make a custom board specially for them. Add some interactive Santa, bunny or vampire fun to your seasonal event!

Christmas Range

Easter & Halloween

 

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Have some WInter wonderland fun in this snowy Christmas themed photo board.
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Easter Bunny, Easter Egg and Hot Cross Bun – join in the Easter fun!
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You’d be bats not to hire this one at Halloween!
  • Charity fundraising events. We have made custom boards for many charities, who find that they create a healthy buzz at their fundraising events. The board represents the charity and carries the name, web address and social media hashtags if desired, so that when people share their photos of each other grinning or grimacing through the face holes, the charity name, website and social sharing info are plain to see. And people donate more when they are laughing! Here’s a recent one:
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The Dogs Trust custom board
  • Any other type of event! Birthday parties, book launches, store openings, sports matches – a photo cutout board will brighten any event and help to make it memorable.

Call Shelley today to talk about a photo cutout board to make your event special!

0845 057 0321

Or email office@connectedshopping.com