With Christmas nearly upon us, we’ve selected our 12 favourite Photo Cutout campaigns of 2019… so far anyway!
Hempstead Valley Dinos
Hempstead Valley Shopping Centre were planning a dinosaur themed summer event during the school holidays. They were looking to create fun photo opportunities for visitors to their dinosaur trail and opted for both a face-in-the-hole photo board and a huge 2 panel photo wall for a Jurassic themed backdrop. There were some fab photos shared as families really got into character.
Read the CASE STUDY on Hempstead Valley Shopping Centre summer activity here.
2. Street Art Gallery Launch
Our design team have been busy this year innovating new designs and products. One of our favourites is the epic, and edgy, Street Art Gallery. A modern take on our original National Self Portrait Gallery, the Street Art Gallery is a whopping 6-panel installation of famous graffiti art. Turn your event into a modern, urban, street scene, which can be set up as a faux room inside a room, or as a long gallery wall.
Check out the options to hire the full Street Art Gallery gallery, or the artwork as individual selfie frames, HERE.
3. Fawcett Society iconic Women’s Rights image, face-in-the-hole style
The Fawcett Society, the UK’s leading charity campaigning for gender equality and women’s rights. The Fawcett Society’s annual conference, Courage Calls, took place at the end of November and the charity was looking to create an engaging photo opportunity for guests at the event. As the day is centred on cultivating courage, expressing power through activism, and creating lasting change for generations to come, what better image to select than one of the older generations who succeeded in the first stages of this plight.
The photo board was created from a black and white photo image and made a brilliant photo opportunity for conference delegates. Photos were shared across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #CourageCalls2019.
4. Ipswich Town Fanzone player photo board
Ipswich Town Football Club host many an event at both their fanzone and Sir Bobby suite. They approached us looking for a fun way to engage with fans. We created a face-in-the-hole board of one of their key players, goal-keeper Tomas Holy. The player is notorious for his height, so the photo board was created to be as impactful as the goalie himself.
As our boards are lightweight, they can be easily moved around the venue to different locations. The weatherproof, PVC material also makes it suitable for use outside in their fanzone area.
We have also produced a tall, photo wall, height chart variant featuring Tomas Holy. Fans can stand alongside and measure themselves against his huge stature. However, the board has only been made this week so we wouldn’t want to ruin the surprise for Ipswich Town fans!
5. Mona Lisa Selfie Frame
This year at Photo Cutouts we have also launched handheld, selfie frames of our hugely popular National Self Portrait Gallery. Individual portraits featuring on the full 3-panel gallery can now be hired, purchased and personalised.
We showcase the Mona Lisa Selfie Frame at this year’s East Anglian Festival Network Show at The Apex. The face-in-the-hole variant of the classic portrait could be passed around guests at the event and it made a really funny photo opportunity.
If you don’t have space at your event for the full National Self Portrait Gallery then why not get in touch to discuss our selfie frames instead.
6. TI Media ‘What’s On TV’ Agency Roadshow
Before the Christmas rush set in, the events team at TI Media went on a roadshow around some of London’s top advertising agencies to promote the Christmas edition of ‘What’s On TV’ magazine.
TI Media created many a photo opportunity for the agency teams, including Instagram frames, photo walls and our (unbiased) favourite – photo cutout board. Agency staff were invited to take part in the mince pie challenge and enter the photo competition by sharing photos with the hashtag #timediachristmas.
As the team were continuously on the move, they needed a photo board that could be easily transported. Our folding photo board design fitted the bill. The folding board design has extendable legs that are easily attached on-site with included nuts and bolts and the finish is seamless.
Magazine covers make great Photo Cutout boards. People can literally become a magazine cover star. Include a hashtag and run photo competition and see photos with your branding trend across the socials.
7. Giant cheques used on ITV’s This Morning
Photo Cutouts Maxi Cheques were used last month on ITV’s This Morning and in the words of Holly Willoughby “it’s a whopper!”
On the day of the release of Car Fest 2020 Tickets, Chris Evans allocated a proportion of ticket sales to various charities. Chris appeared on ITV’s This Morning and offered Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield £20,000 each to donate to a charity of their choice. Holly selected the charity of which she is a Patron, Together for Short Lives, a UK charity for children with life-threatening illnesses. And Phil chose the small, local charity the Chiltern Centre in Henley, who support young people with disabilities.
Photo Cutouts were pleased to be approached to print 2 single-use maxi cheques. The cheques were printed and delivered in record time and presented to Holly and Phil live on the show the next day.
8. HYPD Arena detachable photo boards gaming zone at Lakeside
Back in Summer intu Lakeside partnered with HYPD Arena to launch a gaming zone at the shopping centre. Families visiting the shopping centre could be immersed in virtual reality or reminisce with retro gaming.
With organisers keen to create Instagrammable photo opportunities at the gaming area, we were approached to create photo boards that could be used in multiple ways.
Our innovative design team came up with a Photo Cutouts first, 2 photo boards that could either be mounted on the steel legged frame or detached and used as a handheld selfie board. One design was an Instagram frame and the other in the style of a HYPD Pro Club team badge.
We are always happy to adapt and innovate to meet objectives so if you do have a design in mind that we don’t have currently on our website, please do get in touch.
9. Photo Cutouts at Countryfile Live
Countryfile Live returned this summer for its 3rd year. The fun-filled event brings the success of the TV show off air and to the grounds of Castle Howard and Blenheim Palace, over a weekend in August.
The event combines traditional county fairs with the TV personalities to celebrate the Great British Countryside. Visitors to the event can enjoy perusing the stands of several exhibitors between the live performances on stage.
Face-in-the-hole boards are a popular engagement tool at exhibitions and, due to their heritage, are particularly fitting for a traditional county fair-style event. Photo Cutouts were proud to supply bespoke face-in-the-hole boards to 3 of this year’s exhibitors, including Rohan Clothing and London School of Tropical Medicine for their Bug Off campaign.
Rohan Clothing chose to run a “Best In Show” photo competition with their photo board. This was perfect for encouraging visitors to their stand and sharing photos across social media platforms. Visitors to Countryfile Live really got into the spirit of the photo board and we saw many a fun photo being shared. Check out our full blog round-up of the event here.
To book tickets for Countryfile Live 2020 or to enquire about exhibiting, visit the Countryfile website.
If you are exhibiting at this event, or any other in 2020, and would like us to create a bespoke photo cutout for your stand then get in touch.
10. BBC News features Defence Discount Service photo board
The Defence Discount Service has been out and about promoting the official MoD discount service for the armed forces this year. At this year’s commemorate event on Armed Forces Day in Salisbury, The Defence Discount Service had an exhibition stand to showcase their Blue Light Card to attendees at the event. And what better way to attract visitors to their stand than a custom-designed photo cutout board.
BBC Points West covered the event on TV news and the local correspondent began their coverage comically in position with their face in the hole of the photo board – a perfect demonstration of how the boards work as an engaging focal point at events.
11. Toy Story 4 launch at Flemingate Shopping Centre
2019 saw the launch of Toy Story 4 in our cinemas, just in time for the school summer holidays. To mark the launch and to get shoppers excited about the release, Flemingate Shopping Centre held a Toy Story themed event running various promotions. The centre management events team approached us to create a photo board that could be positioned and moved around the shopping centre, both inside and outside. As our boards are lightweight yet sturdy and made from a weatherproof PVC, they fitted the brief perfectly.
The design was slightly different to our traditional face-in-the-hole board, this was a rectangular TV-style aperture to allow several faces to be photographed behind – as if you were on TV.
Shoppers were invited to share their photos online for a chance to win a big Buzz Light Year Toy from The Entertainer using hashtag #FlemingateToyBox.
12. Traditional seaside face-in-the-hole board on ITVBe’s TOWIE
ITVBe’s reality show, The Only Way is Essex (TOWIE), approached Photo Cutouts back in May, for help in dressing the set for their seaside-themed, end of season party.
Photo Cutouts supplied the TOWIE team with a range of seaside face in the hole boards to add some fun to the bash. The designs were the traditional saucy postcard style featuring overweight ladies and skinny gents – perfect for creating funny photo opportunities with the cast.
Read the full blog on the seaside-themed TOWIE event here.
Get in touch
If you are planning an event, product launch or marketing campaign and are looking for a way to engage people, then get in touch with Photo Cutouts to discuss the different options that we available:
Tel: 01284 848330