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The Official Ameraucana Forum => Exhibiting, Promoting & Club Notes => Topic started by: Anne Lepak on October 02, 2018, 09:03:58 AM

Title: Attention grabber/banner/club advertising at meets
Post by: Anne Lepak on October 02, 2018, 09:03:58 AM
It came up at the meet this weekend that we maybe need something to catch people's attention to know what the people set up at the table at the meets are about. Yes, we put signs up, but it's easier to have a bigger sign to draw them in from across the way.

A friend of mine makes their own for their tractor implement, but perhaps it's not the only answer. Doing a little bit of searching, there's a couple other designs to consider, the feather/flag banner and a retractable design that looks pretty slick.
Personally if we would go the route for a banner to promote, it might be easiest to mail and transport that retractable style.
Prices I've seen go from $75-200ish for stand and banner.
Title: Re: Attention grabber/banner/club advertising at meets
Post by: John W Blehm on October 02, 2018, 10:37:28 AM
I checked out some retractable banners and think that would be the way to go.  It wouldn't take up much room when retracted and bagged and it would be highly visible.
Title: Re: Attention grabber/banner/club advertising at meets
Post by: Russ Blair on October 02, 2018, 08:17:24 PM
I really like the retractable concept, like John mentioned it would be easy to set up, and less room to store
Title: Re: Attention grabber/banner/club advertising at meets
Post by: Max Strawn on October 03, 2018, 10:31:03 AM
Also easy to ship, in case whoever is in possession cannot make it to a meet.
Title: Re: Attention grabber/banner/club advertising at meets
Post by: Rebecca G Howie on October 03, 2018, 01:05:02 PM
I think that is a great idea!  Hope we go forward with getting one.
Title: Re: Attention grabber/banner/club advertising at meets
Post by: Beth Curran on October 05, 2018, 10:23:05 AM
I checked out some retractable banners and think that would be the way to go.  It wouldn't take up much room when retracted and bagged and it would be highly visible.

Oooh, I like that!
Title: Re: Attention grabber/banner/club advertising at meets
Post by: Mike Gilbert on October 05, 2018, 12:16:52 PM
This is one "me too" movement I'll be happy to join.     ;D    Let's get the retractable banner.
Title: Re: Attention grabber/banner/club advertising at meets
Post by: Beth Curran on October 05, 2018, 01:53:46 PM
 ;D
Title: Re: Attention grabber/banner/club advertising at meets
Post by: Suki on October 07, 2018, 02:21:10 PM
Makes a lot of sense. 8)
Title: Re: Attention grabber/banner/club advertising at meets
Post by: Russ Blair on December 28, 2018, 12:51:32 PM
Just thought of this idea while talking to Neil and Donna Townsend on Christmas. Havenít heard much about it, probably due to the holiday hustle and bustle. So I figured I would bump it back up to spark input.
Title: Re: Attention grabber/banner/club advertising at meets
Post by: John W Blehm on April 16, 2019, 01:01:05 PM
I purposely left this topic on the backburner, with the plan to revive it after we changed our Meet Policy and had the possibility of two national meets.  I feel if we go forward with the idea, we should get two...one for each meet, plus whoever is in possession of one may also display it at club meets they attend.

Quote from: Back in October Beth said in an email
I love the idea of the retractable banner, and agree it's worth spending a little more for the better one. But I don't think I'd buy this particular one, it has a lot of negative reviews, mostly regarding quality/durability.
I said "Are you talking about the one from Vistaprint?  Iíve only had business cards printed there and the quality, service and pricing was very good."
Quote from: She replied
Yes. The reviews were just for this banner - poor resolution and parts breaking after limited use seemed to be the chief complaints.
Are there new or other ideas/comments before I put this into the laps of the board of directors?
Title: Re: Attention grabber/banner/club advertising at meets
Post by: Suki on April 16, 2019, 01:31:49 PM
These folks at the Print Place have better comments, but who knows?  Maybe like Amzn they're bought and paid for.


http://tinyurl.com/yyy8s9v3
Title: Re: Attention grabber/banner/club advertising at meets
Post by: Michelle Muldowney-Stevens on April 19, 2019, 02:07:25 PM
We have purchased these recently for my company. My marketing person in on vacation right now. She'll be back in office on 1 May. I know she did some shopping around and we always take them to trade shows with us, sometimes shipping them ahead so I'd be happy to get some info on these if it would help.
Title: Re: Attention grabber/banner/club advertising at meets
Post by: John W Blehm on May 08, 2019, 05:39:04 PM
Any updates or more info on this subject, before I take it up with our board of directors?
Title: Re: Attention grabber/banner/club advertising at meets
Post by: Janet Tipton on May 10, 2019, 11:44:29 AM
I would be happy to purchase one for use here in Utah.
Title: Re: Attention grabber/banner/club advertising at meets
Post by: Michelle Muldowney-Stevens on May 10, 2019, 07:15:05 PM
She recommended the following 2 places:

https://www.promotionsnow.com/browse/retractor-banner-displays_32888

https://m.4imprint.com/tag/540/retractable-banners
Title: Re: Attention grabber/banner/club advertising at meets
Post by: John W Blehm on May 10, 2019, 07:53:07 PM
I would be happy to purchase one for use here in Utah.

Thank you.

She recommended the following 2 places:

https://www.promotionsnow.com/browse/retractor-banner-displays_32888

https://m.4imprint.com/tag/540/retractable-banners

Thank you.
Title: Re: Attention grabber/banner/club advertising at meets
Post by: John W Blehm on June 13, 2019, 03:36:47 PM
If any other member is interested in buying a banner along with the order the club is placing to get a quantity discount please email me very soon.  It could be displayed at shows you attend to help promote our Alliance and our Ameraucanas.
Title: Re: Attention grabber/banner/club advertising at meets
Post by: John W Blehm on June 19, 2019, 06:53:48 PM
Vistaprint was offering 40% off, so I ordered their top of the line 34" x 81" single sided professional retractable banners on Monday...one already arrived today, Wednesday, and the rest are on their way.  Janet Tipton and Becky Howie are buying one each to use at shows they attend!   ;D  That increased our order to a total of 4 and the price was only $158.47 each, including shipping.  Some of these may only get used once a year at our National Meet(s).  I set up the one that arrived and feel it was a good value.  They have two height settings.
Title: Re: Attention grabber/banner/club advertising at meets
Post by: Mike Gilbert on June 20, 2019, 08:51:48 AM
Very nice!    And a good price too.
Title: Re: Attention grabber/banner/club advertising at meets
Post by: Russ Blair on June 22, 2019, 11:06:16 AM
They look great
Title: Re: Attention grabber/banner/club advertising at meets
Post by: Rebecca G Howie on June 30, 2019, 11:21:01 AM
They sure do. Very professional and easy to put up and take down. Nice storage bag.
Title: Re: Attention grabber/banner/club advertising at meets
Post by: Jeannette Frank on July 01, 2019, 08:22:37 AM
 Nice!
Title: Re: Attention grabber/banner/club advertising at meets
Post by: Janet Tipton on July 01, 2019, 02:01:20 PM
The banner looks beautiful and comes in a very nice carrying case to keep everything together and clean.
Title: Re: Attention grabber/banner/club advertising at meets
Post by: Russ Blair on July 26, 2019, 10:57:00 PM
I can't wait to see these in person