Trade show and expo booths: first impressions count!

Photocutouts.co.uk is the UK’s one-stop shop for visual elements at trade shows and exhibitions. We design and create striking branding props, face in hole boards, and promotional cutouts to maximise a trade stand’s visual appeal. Each item is created bespoke for each customer to build trade show and exhibition stands that really pop and project exactly the required image and message. Exhibitors up and down the country rely on us to make their trade show and exhibition stands look as good as they possibly can and draw in more business.

This is a quick run-through of the options available to anybody planning a presence at a trade show or expo this year.

Trade show face in hole boards

Quirky and different, a face in hole board can attract high levels of engagement from the public at trade events. A really fun board can draw attendees in who can’t resist having a photo memory of the event – and it will have your logo and artwork all over it!

Trade shows signage face in hole board

Trade show promotional cutouts

These are free standing boards that we cut to any shape required. This one happens to have a face hole in it, but they can be created without face holes and placed anywhere for maximum effect.

Trade shows branding props

Trade show photo stand-ins

These are like magazine covers with a large aperture to make it look as if the people behind have been ‘edited in’.

Trade shows branding photo stand in

Trade show photo walls

Large format walls with or without face holes, these create a great impression where there is enough space to display them.

Royal Albert Hall photo board

Roller banners

Portable roll-up banners that are a sensible use of space at trade events. 3 types to choose from according to requirements of space, flooring and portability.

Roller banners for branding and marketing

Vinyl banners

Tough, durable and weatherproof, vinyl banners can be taken to any event and set up in a couple of minutes. A-frame or wall-mounted with a choice of sizes.

Vinyl banner a-frame

All of the above equipment is durable and weatherproof and printed with the highest quality, fade-resistant inks in the industry. Got a trade event or expo on your calendar? Get in touch to discuss your needs.

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Boost postponed events in 2021!

One of the Photocutouts.co.uk team has just completed a fundraising walk for a local charity. Like many such events it was originally scheduled for 2020 but then COVID forced it to be postponed to 2021. The organisers were hugely relieved to be back running the event and raising money, and David was hugely relieved to get over the finish line!

2021 rescheduled events

As we emerge from lockdown and rules are eased, there will be a great number of events taking place this year that were postponed from last year. Charities can resume their events, sports crowds are gradually coming back, business gatherings can start to be face to face again, and exhibitions can start again where they left off last year.

This is great news for everybody, and they will quite likely be looking to give their events an extra boost to make up for what was missed out on last year. One way of getting that boost is to add some extra visual elements to the event and to the publicity surrounding it. Get the public interacting and there should be a healthy increase in attendance and engagement.

This is what we do best. Our face in hole boards are always a big hit because they invite people to interact and take photos. That grows brand awareness and helps it to stay top of mind. The photos often end up in local and trade media, too, which again gives the event a boost. We supply these memorable visual aids to all sizes of event, from household names to small local happenings.

We’ve been listening to customers for over a decade and created a variety of options that should suit any type of event.

Freestanding face in hole boards

Events postponed from 2021

These can be designed with your own artwork or we can create a design for you. There is a big range of sizes, shapes and number of face holes. We have a folding model that folds in half for easy transportation and storage between events.

Promotional cutouts

product promotion, product launch marketing tools

Any size, shape and design you want! Logos, mascots, icons – you name it, we’ll build it!

Photo walls

postponed events 2020

Large format boards that provide a backdrop. Can have multiple face holes if requested, or none at all if that is suitable.

Selfie boards

Cancelled events 2020

Hand-held photo boards that can be carried around for quick photo opportunities. Never miss a photo op!

Hand sanitiser stations

rescheduled events 2021

These are still going to be part of events for a while, and they present a further opportunity for visual appeal. They can be created with your own artwork, insignia, message etc.

How could you use one of these boards to create visual appeal and come roaring back in 2021? Talk to the photocutouts.co.uk team!

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Hand Sanitiser Stations for Conferences and Exhibitions

Hand Sanitiser Stations for conferences and exhibitionsOur robust, weatherproof hand sanitiser stations offer a double opportunity for conferences, exhibitions and trade shows. They work as pieces of branded signage and also invite people to sanitise their hands to comply with government guidelines. Placed at the entrances and exits of events, they project a professional image that shows that the event organisers are doing their best to keep attendees safe. They can also be used by individual exhibitors at their stands to show that they are doing their bit for public health, with their logos prominently displayed on the hand sanitiser board.

There’s an option for boards that run on castors, which means the stations can be easily manoeuvred around the venue to wherever footfall is highest at any given time. This is especially useful on the larger hand sanitiser station boards. Both castor and non-castor models stand on sturdy wide feet for stability as people use them. The stations arrive flat-packed along with their aluminium feet which are attached easily by 6 bolts using a 10mm spanner. Assembly takes just a few minutes.

We can also make them double-sided which increases the capacity of sanitiser provision and makes them even more useful in busy areas. For example, if positioned near an entrance, people can use them as they enter and leave.

COVID-19 hand sanitiser stations
Branded hand sanitiser stations come in a range of sizes and configurations

 

The stations come with securely mounted alcohol gel dispensers with a large capacity so they don’t need to be refilled so often. They work with any normal hand sanitiser gel. There is a range of sizes to suit your requirements, from a Standard Sanitiser Station with a fitted glove dispenser to large boards with multiple alcohol gel dispensers. All the stations are customisable with your logo and messaging. Choose an off-the-shelf design or work with our design team to create a bespoke hand sanitiser station designed and made to your liking.

Anyone organising gatherings of large numbers of people are going to need to provide hand sanitiser for the foreseeable future. Our stations make sense because they are customisable, built to your requirements, look professional and project a strong, responsible brand image for conferences, exhibitions and trade shows.

Enquire about hand sanitiser stations for your event

Businesses: bounce back with a stand in photo board

Now more than ever, a little bit of showmanship goes a long way for businesses. Which is why our stand-in photo board is proving so popular. It offers a classic photo opportunity for brands. People can’t resist stopping and taking photos of themselves, their friends and their families in a bright, colourful, memorable stand-in photo prop – with a business’s brand all over it.

This gives the business owner or salesperson a chance to chat to them if appropriate, and even if they don’t buy anything there and then, they have those photos on permanent record, and they might come looking for that business again next year or next time they pass by. Plus they are quite likely to share them on social media. Quite simply, stand-in photo boards are a proven marketing tool.

With exhibitions re-opening on the first of October unless the government says otherwise, it’s also time to think about presentation for trade shows and expos. A stand-in selfie board that screams a brand identity can be a big pull at events like these. People don’t just look at it, they interact with it and take photos. This quite literally gets people ‘into’ a brand. A little extra like a stand-in photo board goes a long way for driving customer engagement.

Stand in photo board
Seabrook Crisps love our photo stand in photo boards!

What are they made of?

Not cardboard! We print your bespoke design onto durable, weatherproof PVC board and add sturdy metal legs to keep it upright. A stand-in photo board is a one-time investment that can be used again and again. We’ve made them for all kinds and sizes of business, from small shops to the BBC and Tesco.

How do I get a stand-in photo board?

All you have to do is call us or send us an email, then we can talk to you about whether you have your own artwork or whether you’d like us to do a design for you. In the latter case, we would just ask for your logo and some measurements for the board. We can make a huge range of sizes, from a one-person selfie frame stand to a ginormous photo wall with multiple holes. Also, they don’t have to be square or rectangular – they can be any shape you like. So, for example, an ice cream parlour could have a stand in photo board shaped like an ice cream cone. There’s no limit to the imagination and fun you can have with these colourful marketing props!

Coming soon!

Our new range of Christmas stand-in photo props are coming very soon! Our customers have reported great results with their Christmas–themed boards. Bookmark this blog and follow our website for updates so you can snap one up as soon as they come out, and get ready to boost your business this Christmas.

Get in touch

If you would like our design team to work on a bespoke photo stand-in for your business then please get in touch:

email: office@connectedshopping.com

Tel: 01284 848330

Photo Cutout Boards at Countryfile Live

BBC Countryfile Live returned this year to showcase the best of the British countryside. The event runs across 2 weekends in August, the first at Blenheim Palace and the second at Castle Howard. Visitors are treated to presentations from the shows’ presentations, theatre productions and food demonstrations, all surrounded by stands and food outlets from a range of exhibitors.

Photo Cutouts have proudly supplied bespoke face-in-the-hole boards to some of the exhibitors at this year’s Countryfile Live event, including Rohan Clothing and London School of Tropical Medicine for their Bug Off campaign.

Countryfile Live Exhibitors

A great engagement tool…

The exhibitors were looking for a great visual engagement tool to attract people to visit their exhibition stand.

Photo Cutout boards are perfect for trade stands. An interactive marketing prop with an eye-catching design which includes the company logo, creates a great photo opportunity and makes the stand memorable for visitors.

Countryfile Live_Rohan stand

Encourage social sharing with a competition

Rohan chose to use their board as part of a competition mechanism. The design called for people to snap and share their photos on social media using the hashtag #RohanBestinShow. This is a great way to encourage visitors to share their branded photographs across the web and become advocates for the company, brand or cause. The theme of ‘Best in Show’ was in line with the agricultural nature of the Countryfile Live event and generated some humorous photos of dogs in the face holes (which we always love to see!)

Rohan_BestInShow

You can view posts from the Rohan Best in Show photo competition on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, searching for the hashtag #RohanBestinShow

Photo Cutouts offer marketing props for exhibitions stands

Visit our Exhibitions page to see how Photo Cutouts can help increase footfall to your exhibition or trade stand.

If you are exhibiting at a similar show and are looking for a great portable engagement tool to attract people to your stand, then please get in touch and we would be happy to work with you on a great design.

Website: photocutouts.co.uk

Mail to: office@connectedshopping.com

Tel no: 01284 848330

Standout at exhibitions with Photo Cutouts

Summer time means county shows, outdoor expos, and exhibitions. If you have a stand at an outdoor event, then no doubt you want to stand out – and we at Photo Cutouts can most certainly help! Not only do we have some memorable marketing props, but we also have tips and tricks to boost the footfall at your booth.

GLT Show Exhibition
Photo board in action at GLT Show

Exhibition stand tips:

#1  Use a bespoke photo cut-out board

Photo cutout boards are a fun and innovative way to engage people at trade stands.  We have designers in house who can create a bespoke design to meet your objectives, or advise on face holes
and placement for you to use your own awesome design. Our boards are printed onto industrial PVC Foamex with a high-quality print, and they are also waterproof, which makes them suitable for any outdoor events.

BCConference Selfie Board

#2  Make your stand memorable

Visitors will literally get “into” your brand, leaving with them a humorous and memorable photograph featuring your company.

#3  Use hashtags for social sharing

A display without hashtags is like a Kardashian without a reality TV show. People love hashtags, and adding them is certainly motivation for visitors to share photographs on social media from your booth.

#4  Handheld selfie boards

Create photo opportunities with handheld selfie boards: walk amongst delegates and pass them around for others to use.  The standard size for handheld selfie board is 100cm x 80cm, making it
light and easy to carry around. Two handles on the back help maintain the face-in-the-hole illusion.

Folding photo cutout board

#5  Folding photo cutout boards

Not only do we produce photo cut-out boards, but we designed some to fold!  A Photo Cutouts folding board is easy to carry around and can be put in the back of a car. And when it is time to store it, only half the space is needed.

#6  Team with other marketing props

What happens when you take a photo cut-out board and add some other marketing props?  Why, marketing magic!   How about a roller banner? Once again, our team can help design a banner for you based on your needs (or you can supply your own artwork).  Plus, we offer a choice of three different roller banner sizes.

Or add our dry-wipe speech bubbles into the mix!  Create your own personalised prop for your photo booth with our fun, whiteboard speech bubbles. Write on, wipe off, over and over again! Unlike other designs, ours come with handles on the back for ease of use and unobstructed messages.

Wellbeing exhibition stand at Norfolk Show
Wellbeing exhibition stand at Norfolk Show