Photo boards: the finishing touch for festivals

Festivals draw in crowds with photo boards

Here are a few of the festivals that have used our photo boards this year. From the large to the small, festivals are events that require branding and exposure. A great way to get people to participate in marketing and popularising a festival is to have one or more photo cutout boards made. They can be placed strategically around the event itself or used in public places before the event to drum up interest. They project a professional image of the event and can carry its main strapline as well as all relevant branding information, such as logos, images, hashtags, web addresses, emails and phone numbers. And here’s the good bit. People love to interact with photo boards, put their faces in the holes and snap funny photos which – guess what? – get shared on social media, bearing the festival’s image and message. The internet does the rest.

Here are some on the boards we’ve done this year for this type of event.

1. Wannabee, the Spice Girls Show at Frimley Lodge Live

Frimley Lodge Live is an annual music festival in Surrey Heath. We made this board for Spice Girls tribute act Wannabee.
Spice Girls photo board festivals

2. Oktoberfest

Beery Teutonic oompah-and-lederhosen event Oktoberfest is growing in popularity here in the UK. It’s easy to see why. What’s not to like about sausages, sauerkraut and endless gallons of beer? This board from our Seasonal Range is off-the-peg for Oktoberfest and was used at several events last year. We can add branding for specific beer festivals by request. And the great thing is, it’s beer-proof! The Foamex PVC board doesn’t absorb liquids and can be wiped dry.

Oktoberfest festivals UK photo board

3. Bury St Edmunds and Halifax Food & Drink Festivals

Hear ye, hear ye! Local food, drink and business festivals can really benefit from photo boards. People see them around town and they help to raise awareness of the event. It’s simple really. Add the interactivity and fun of them being face-in-hole boards, and they can quickly build up public interest in a local festival. Probably cheaper than employing a town crier too.

Bury st edmunds food & drink festivals

Bury St Edmunds Food & Drink Festival

Food festival marketing

Halifax Food & Drink Festival

4. Chinese New Year

The seasonal Chinese New Year festival is well known throughout the UK. The event can be used for marketing, which electronics giant Huawei have done with this board.

Huawei Chinese New Year marketing

5. Camp Bestival

Family festival and camping experience Camp Bestival is loads of fun for kids and their adults. They used this board well in advance of the event as well as at the event itself.

camp bestival marketing

We’ve got lots more boards for festivals in the pipeline, but we can ‘t tell you about them yet because the events are still to happen!

Organising a festival? Tell your marketing folks to give us a call on 08450 570321, visit our site or drop us an email!

 

Get your face in the ho-ho-hole!

This one is really popular …

Photo cutout boards are a proven way to increase public engagement at Christmas events. They create a focus for people to take photos and a branded board helps to promote your event and create a buzz.

Snowglobe christmas face in the ho-ho-hole board

This new snow globe design for 2017 is proving popular. Brands who have bought it include the Brecon Mountain Railway for their Santa Specials, the Elveden Estate for use in their Christmas-themed shops and courtyard, and Orchard Events for use at the Festive Gift Fair at the NEC. It’s a nice cosy design that makes people feel good, warm and Christmassy, and our customers are loving it.

Like all our Christmas boards, the Snow Globe can be personalised and branded with logos, messages, hashtags and other insignia on its large ‘brass plaque’ at the bottom. When the public put their faces in the ho-ho-hole, their shared photos carry the brand’s message far and wide on the web via photo sharing sites and social media. So as well as creating a fun atmosphere at the event itself, it publicises your brand on the interwebs!

Photo boards get people into your brand – literally!

National Trust Christmas photo cutout boards - get your face in the ho-ho-hole!
Any brand can use a photo cutout board to increase engagement – including the National Trust!

Any organisation can boost its PR with a custom-made photo cutout board. Above is a photo of a pair of Christmas boards we made for the National Trust last year. These were for their Hardwick Hall location, and they worked so well that since then they have come back to us and we have made boards for other Trust locations as well.

There are lots of new custom boards that we can’t tell you about because they have not yet been used in public – we don’t like to jump the gun on our customers, so we keep original custom designs under wraps until they are at large and people are engaging with the bran by putting their faces in the ho-ho-hole and sharing photos.

What design can we make for your brand? Ask us on 08450 570321 or email office@connectedshopping.com .

Visit our Christmas boards page here to find out more about festive options

Or check out our custom boards page to see how we can boost your PR!

We wish all our past, present and future customers a prosperous festive season!

Christmas face in the hole board