2017: a look back at the year

photo cutout boards 2017

2017 was a great year for face in hole boards!

In 2017 our photo cutout board sales have more than tripled as businesses, charities, wedding planners and corporate event planners have embraced the fun factor and engagement value that’s built into every one of our boards. We’ve made some important quality and safety improvements, added new boards to our standard and seasonal ranges, and improved our logistics to get the boards out to customers’ venues ever more quickly and efficiently.

We can honestly say that we’re here to stay, as we have carved out our niche in the event planning space and watched our boards grow in popularity more than we’d ever thought possible. So a huge thank you to all our customers – it’s been an outstanding 2017!

Some of the best boards of 2017

Mrs Brown’s Boys

Mrs Brown's Boys board for the BBC

Feckin’ brilliant! Agnes Brown from the hit BBC TV show featured on this board we made for the BBC’s EdFest. At their request, we contoured the top to fit into the location it was used. This is something we can do for you if you prefer, rather than a standard rectangular shape.

Cussons Carex

2017 photo cutouts face in hole boards

This was a great example of a brand running a promotion using a photo cutouts board. With special competition packaging for their hand soap, combined with social media hashtags promoted on our boards and a promotional partnership with Alton Towers, Cussons did it right.

Seabroook Crisps

Photo cutout board marketing

Another competition board, this time from Seabrook Crisps. They are very active on social media and their #seabrookselfie hashtag has generated a lot of posts and shares as people try to win boxes of tasty crisps!

Nuts Over The Atlantic

Nuts over the Atlantic

These brave lads are rowing across the Atlantic right now for the Movember Foundation to raise funds to help with testicular and prostate cancer, mental health and suicide prevention. We seriously hope they don’t encounter too many sharks and make it across safely!

The National Trust

2017 face in hole board for national trust

The NT have used us on several occasions for their properties around the country. This board was for Wordsworth House and Garden. We gave it a period flavour that worked perfectly for their event.

Peter James

Peter James 2017 photo cutout board

Bestselling novelist Peter James’ Roy Grace novel Need You Dead was launched in Brighton in May. His publicist commissioned this board from us for fans to photograph themselves in as they waited for his autograph.

Oinkfest

Mead Farm Oinkfest

Mead Farm came to us in 2017 wanting a face in hole board for their pig-based event, Oinkfest. This one led to some very funny photos!

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Thanks to everyone for a fantastic 2017! Merry Christmas and a very happy New Year.

Our boards brighten Winter events!

It’s Winter, and it’s cold out there. Are you suffering from exposure? We hope not. But our photo cutout boards give your business all the exposure it needs – in a good way.
Photo Cutouts face in the hole boards are brightening up Winter around the country.  Here are three examples of how they are adding festive cheer to venues at their Christmas events.

1. Lee Valley White Water Centre

The 2012 London Olympics water sports venue have 3 Photo Cutouts boards in action at their Ice Rink & Christmas Market:

snow globe, ice skating, lee valley
Our gorgeous Skating Snow Globe, perfect for Lee Valley White Water Centre’s ice skating rink!
Oktoberfest face in the hole board, bavarian, beer
A modified version of our Oktoberfest board, perfect for Lee Valley WWC’s Bavarian-themed market!
Santa's grotto face in the hole board
A custom version of this Santa & Child festive photo board to give kids something extra to do while they wait to meet Santa in his grotto!

2. The Elveden Estate Winter Experience

This well-known venue in Suffolk, on the edge of a large pine forest, is famous for providing Christmas trees to locals. The trees are delivered on carts by big fluffy Newfoundland dogs! How cool is that?

They went for our Snow Globe as well – it’s proving popular this year. It is currently gracing their outdoor Winter Experience, proving that our boards are weatherproof and can withstand event the recent weather with no problem.

3. Thetford Garden Centre

Our Christmas boards are popular with garden centres who hold Santa’s grotto and Christmas events.

Thetford Garden Centre is busy during the festive season selling stoves and firewood to keep homes warm. We made them a custom Christmas board which they are using in a promotional campaign with the hashtag #thetfordgcselfie.

Here are some customers’ photos from social media as they get their post up under the #thetfordgcselfie hashtag to try and win a Christmas hamper!

Winter fun with face in the hole boards at Christmas Face in the hole board Christmas fun Winter face in the hole Thetford

It’s a good example of a social media campaign using a face in the hole board from Photo Cutouts. It generates exposure and awareness for the brand out there on the internet, as well as fun and engagement at the actual event itself!

Have a look at our Christmas range here, our custom photo cutout board page here or give us a call on 0845 0570321.

Email: office@connectedshopping.com

 

Promotional Cutouts for branding and events!

Promotional cutouts and standee props
We make it big, bold and larger than life!

Alongside face-in-the hole boards, we make standees, also known as promotional cutouts. They are made of the same durable, weatherproof material as our face-in-the-hole boards, but are designed without face holes as more of a static attraction to look at rather than interact with. They have a multitude of uses including trade shows, product advertising, event signage, exhibitions, office parties, marketing events, and as wedding, stage and party props.

The boards are tough and weatherproof so are ideal for sustained indoor or outdoor use. Made of foamex PVC, they will not get soggy if it rains and can be wiped clean with a cloth.

We can create literally any design and shape, and will produce custom promotional cutouts for you that are truly unique. We work with you to create exactly what you want, and mount the promotional cutouts on sturdy feet. They can be countoured to the shape of the image – see the photos above!

Promotional standees, promotional cutouts,
Add some colour to your promotion or event with a bright, fun promotional standee!

They are also the perfect addition to one of our photo cutout boards, helping to create a co-ordinated brand image for your organisation. Combine a standee with a set of hand-held speech bubbles for the perfect branded photo opportunity!

We can produce standees in any size up to 1.5m tall. They come to you flat-packed and assembly couldn’t be simpler. Just slot the board into its two slotted feet and it’s ready!

Send us a design of your own or let us do the design. We can include any logos, hashtags, web addresses etc that help to promote your brand, if you request them.

So, how could you use promotional cutouts for your brand, business, campaign or event? Get in touch with us with an idea and we’ll turn it into a colourful, larger-than-life, fun marketing prop!

Visit our promotional cutouts page

Call us on 0845 0570321

office@connectedshopping.com