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.

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

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