Folding boards make transport & storage a breeze!

New folding design takes up half the space

Photo Cutouts’ product innovation is driven by our customers. So when a customer said that one of our standard boards wouldn’t fit into her small car to drive it to her exhibition venue, we had a bit of a brainwave.

We could have supplied the board in two pieces and let our customer put it together. But we thought we’d go one better. We gave our customer a board that simply folds in two for easy transport and storage.

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Here’s our design wizard Jim with a folding board (Well most of him – he’s a bit shy)

Feedback from the customer was positive: the folded board was easy to carry, set up, take down and store for the next event, taking up half the space a regular board would when folded. As a result, we’ve added folding boards to our range of options. Here’s the new website page about this convenient new option.

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A folding board erected in a couple of minutes

Because of the extra work involved, folding boards do cost a bit more than regular ones. But if easy transport and storage is a must for you, it’s an option worth considering.

The legs and feet attach to the board with bolts that are easy to affix with a 10mm spanner (supplied with the board). They are lightweight aluminium and sturdy enough to keep the board upright in moderate winds. With the legs attached a folding board is just as rigid as a one-piece board.

Why not compliment a folding or one-piece custom board with some bespoke branding props to position strategically at your event? They are made of the same lightweight, weatherproof PVC as the face in the hole boards and can be contoured to any size and shape.

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Custom branding props from Photo Cutouts

And to add some extra fun to photos, grab some speech bubbles as well. Dry-wipe or permanent, these hand-held props look amazing in photos and can carry whatever message you want to communicate.

Hand held speech bubbles

Get in touch to discuss your requirements!

0845 0570321

office@connectedshopping.com

www.photocutouts.co.uk

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:

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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!

Promotional Cutouts for branding and events!

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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!

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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 

Prop up your business!

Here’s how you can spread the feelgood factor about your brand with a simple prop: a photo cutout board.

Santa and Elf Photo Face in the Hole Board Prop

Marketing people like to use fancy language when talking about trends. Here’s a quote from a well-known marketing consultancy:

‘The premise of experiential marketing is to create a closer bond between the consumer and the brand by immersing them in a fun and memorable experience.’ [econsultancy.com]

If a brand event stirs up positive emotions in people, they are more likely to associate those emotions with that brand. It’s simple really. Making people feel good about your brand has a direct effect on your bottom line. Think Red Bull with its air races, F1 team and extreme sports events.

Your marketing might not quite be on the scale of Red Bull’s, but experiential marketing (the fancy term for giving your brand the feelgood factor by having folks interact with it in novel or entertaining ways) works well at any scale. If your budget doesn’t stretch to an F1 team, maybe try something more affordable to surprise and delight your customers with an interactive experience.

This could be as simple as having some kind of branded prop outside your shop or at a company event or in a public place. You could have a mobile juice bar covered in your logos. Or a giant version of your product that people can touch and play with.

Or dress up in a bear costume and roar about your brand.

Or… a branded photo cutout board! Also knows as Aunt Sally board, face in the hole board, character board or peep through board. Everybody has seen one somewhere, but they’re not only to be found at the seaside any more!

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It’s something everyone can relate to and interact with. And when we’ve added your branding, people will happily snap away and create family or friendship memories – with your brand in them! People share their photos online, so a photo cutout board is a cost-effective marketing prop that just keeps on giving. So why not hire one to see how it brings people closer to your business, or buy one to use at any time of year and anywhere you have an event?

Here’s another ‘prop’ idea. Next time you have a company event, why not add some fun to it with a mini golf course? Putterfingers is Britain’s friendliest supplier of minigolf equipment and will get the equipment to you in good time for your event. It’s easy to set up and dismantle, and guaranteed fun for your guests.

Use Crazy Golf as an event prop for your networking

So get in touch with us to hire or buy a ‘prop’ to help create a buzz around your brand events!