Keep Britain Tidy sweeps up 3 boards!

Have you read about ‘Trash Girl’? Nadia Sparkes, 12, of Norwich, has been in the news lately for her commitment to keeping her neighbourhood spick and span. She simply picks up all the litter she finds on her way to school and bins it. Well done Nadia!Keep Britain Tidy

The story has developed, though, because of the bullying she has had about it – including being dubbed ‘Trash Girl’ by sneering classmates – and her ignoring their taunts and refusing to stop picking up litter. Now she has the last laugh because she is a media hit. She has already been immortalised in a cartoon as a superhero:

Keep Britain Tidy Nadia Sparkes Trash Girl
Keep Britain Tidy Nadia Sparkes

… and had a tribute from van artist Ruddy Muddy:

Keep Britain Tidy Trash girl Nadia Sparkes
Nadia Sparkes has even had a tribute from dirty van artist Ruddy Muddy

… and now a Photo Cutouts blog post! Trash Girl, we salute you!

Nadia has been approached by Keep Britain Tidy for an interview and looks well set to become a spokesperson. Which leads us neatly into the reason for this blog post: Photo Cutouts have supplied a board to Keep Britain Tidy and two boards to Blue Flag, the clean beach organisation.

Keep Britain Tidy

Blue flag, Keep britain Tidy

Blue Flag are clearly happy with their boards, which will be used at the forthcoming Keep Britain Tidy Network Conference and Awards at the Hilton Metropole in Brighton.Blue Flag England

Photo cutouts are a proven attraction at trade shows, conferences and events. They create a focus for public engagement and a great photo opportunity. If you wish. we’ll include hashtags for social sharing.

You can get involved with keeping Britain clean by picking up litter yourself, and if you want to take it further you can get into Keep Britain Tidy’s Great British Spring Clean from the 2nd to the 4th of March 2018. Join the growing army of #LitterHeroes who have had enough of other people’s litter and are willing to do something about it.

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Photo cutouts at large right now

Central tweeting: Vaillant

A certain bunny enjoyed one of our Photo Cutouts boards at this week’s launch of boiler company Vaillant’s new magazine for installers. Johann the Bunny is named after the company’s founder Johann Vaillant, who invented the closed-system gas-fired geyser in 1894. Here is the rabbit version of Johann fooling around in the special hand-held face in hole board we made for Vaillant’s magazine launch. We don’t blame him. When there’s a face in hole board to play with, what’s a bunny to do?

And of course a lot of people used it too.

Vaillant advance magazine photo cutouts

NowPressPlay

Photo cutouts product launches marketing

Another hand-held board, coincidentally (our boards are usually free-standing and 6 to 7 feet high, though we can make any size required, including folding boards). This one is for NowPressPlay, an educational technology startup who wanted the board for the Bett (British Educational Training and Technology) Showat Excel in London.

now>press>play is an immersive audio resource that engages primary school children in the curriculum through emotion, imagination and movement.

They are getting maximum mileage out of their Photo Cutouts board by including it in a blog post, sharing it on Twitter and Facebook, and holding a social media contest for the best photo with the board using the hashtag #pinkheadphones. The prize? A free month of their product. Smart marketing!

Nuts Over The Atlantic: update

Charity fundraising face in hole boards photo cutouts

The brave lads from Nuts Over The Atlantic  describe themselves as ‘4 distinctly average guys rowing across the Atlantic for #Movember’. But their achievement is anything but average. At the time of writing they have been rowing for 44 days and are under 800 miles from their goal on the American side of the big pond. Their autotiller broke but they have fixed it, they have of course grown beards and have been lashed by storms and huge waves. But they’re still on target!

Nuts over the Atlantic photo cutout

Before they set off on their odyssey we made a Photo Cutouts board to promote their campaign. Nearly there lads!

So that’s just a sprinkling of the boards out there being used to promote campaigns, product launches and brands at trade shows. We can only really blog about the ones that who have posted photos – not everybody does, which is fair enough.

To get a board designed for your campaign, brand or product launch, visit our site , email office@connectedshopping.com or call 0845 0570321!

 

The London Boat Show

Photo cutouts rock the London Boat Show

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All aboard! They went overboard for our boards at the London Boat Show (enough board puns- Ed)

It just so happened that our MD Richard, a keen boater, went down to the London Boat Show to have a look round and ‘not buy any boats’. And what do you think he spied, apart from lots of salespeople and lots of boats he wasn’t going to buy?

Why, two of our fine boards being used to promote a business, of course! Our eagle-eyed MD took a few snaps.

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The boards helped to create a buzz around their exhibition stand

The ABC Leisure Group asked us to make two custom boards to promote their boat hire business. Here they are at the London Boat Show as the public get drawn in to interact with them for a photo opportunity. A great chance for the salespeople to talk to them about boats!

We made one narrowboat board and one river cruiser board to reflect the range of boat hire options ABC Leisure have to offer. They were a real hit with the public, lots of whom posed in them for a photo. Here are just a few:

Photo cutouts are soooo keel
Cast off your business with a photo cutout board
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Nothing narrow about the reach of a photo cutout board

We put the hashtags #londonboatshow and #inlandboating on the boards to encourage social photo sharing. In fact we found the above photos on Twitter using those hashtags! That’s a powerful added dimension to photo cutout boards: people love to share their face-in-the-hole photos!

Is your business attending a conference or exhibition this year? What kind of photo cutout board would best represent your brand? We have years of experience in designing boards that get a brand’s message across effectively, with bold bright colours and an element of fun to draw people in.

To start designing a board for your business, just call 0845 0570321, email office@connnectedshopping.com or visit our site!

Marketing a business in 2018 with Photo Cutouts

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Get people into your brand – literally!

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Frank’s Hot Sauce turning up the heat on their brand marketing with one of our boards

The thing business owners and marketers crave more than any other is engagement. This means people interacting with the brand in some way, seeing it as a friendly presence in their lives, and talking about it. Engagement can happen on social media, on internet forums, in real life, on the phone, in blogs, and any place where people interact. This generates brand familiarity and leads to more sales.

Photo cutout boards are effective for marketing a business because they create a focus point for people to interact with the brand in the real world. We’ve all seen them around: a logo, a tagline and a mascot (think Tony The Tiger for Frosties) with the face cut out for people to put their faces through.

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Viasat launched their Epic Drama Channel with a period face in the hole board

This is a great way for people to literally get into a brand. A photo cutout board is bold, bright and colourful and puts your brand right in front of people and invites them to play with it. It’s a photo opportunity many people can’t resist, and when they share their photos, guess what – there’s your brand in the photo!

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The Jelly Lounge use our boards to increase interaction with their brand

Photo cutout boards serve as portable advertising hoardings that passers-by will see, even if they choose not to interact with them. So the brand has been publicised right there. Unlike simple hoardings, though, photo cutout boards are down at ground level and invite people to put their faces through the holes and take photos. It’s that extra dimension that makes photo cutout boards so effective in marketing a business.

They work brilliantly at trade shows, exhibitions, product promotions, external and internal marketing drives, and other events.

Find out how you can order a photo cutout board to grow engagement with your business

Call us for a no-obligation quote on 0845 0570321