Inflatable Arthritis Bike ArchwayInflatable Arch Provides Affordable Solution For Arthritis Charity Ride

With a backdrop of breathtaking scenery stretching 525 miles from San Francisco to Los Angeles, the California Coast Classic (CCC) is an eight-day charity ride with one goal: raising funds to battle arthritis.

Like many other events of this nature, the CCC uses a start and finish line to kick off and end the festivities. Because the start line and finish line are in two different cities, the logistics can be a tad complicated.

On the CCC's wish list were:

  • the ability to move the inflatable arch easily.
  • an arch that didn't take up much room during transport.
  • an attractive-looking presentation.
  • a one-time fee.
  • the ability to add paid sponsor banners.

"[The inflatable arch] created a wonderful backdrop to brand our events, capture our sponsors in the photos used by the participants, and made it easy to travel down the coast of California without taking up too much space on our trucks," said Chief Development Officer, Amy Daugherty. "We also appreciated the one-time fee that allowed it to become ours forever without continuously paying a rental company for an ugly metal start / finish that you have to cover with expensive banners annually."

The end result was a product that delivered everything the CCC needed while helping them raise over $1,000,000 per year for this worthy cause. Two thumbs up for the awesome work you do!

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Inflatable Armadillo CharacterInflatable Armadillo Character Is Actually A Dog

When is an inflatable armadillo character really a dog? When it pulls double duty as a publicity hound! Sporting his fashionable gray high-tops and an easy-to-read "Dig Safe" banner, Mr. Diggs recently came onboard with the CoServ Electric Cooperative as their mascot.

According to Marketing and Communications Manager Oscar Martinez, "He helps draw attention to the national Call 811 campaign, which encourages people to dial 811 before digging in the ground. Phone operators are standing by to schedule utility-locate services within 48 hours to mark underground lines at the location of the dig — whether it be a homeowner's front yard or a developer's excavation site.

"Mr. Diggs' back story is still being filled out, as is his personality, though he's already gaining a reputation as a publicity hound. One thing is for sure — he'll use any opportunity, including holidays, events and festivals, to bring attention to his safe-digging campaign. Follow @mrdiggs811 on Twitter!"

The "Dig Safe" campaign started over a year ago to remind co-op customers to be careful while digging. Rupturing a gas or electric line can be dangerous or even deadly. So, does Mr. Diggs just hide under his shell most of the time? Certainly not! Oscar keeps him quite busy with a bustling schedule. "He'll likely make appearances at sponsored sporting events, such as the Texas Legends and/or Frisco RoughRiders, the Plano Balloon Fest and the CoServ Annual Meeting, which is attended by thousands of our members."

Waddle on, Mr. Diggs, and more power to you!

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Inflatable CowsInflatable Characters Improved Visibility Of Country-Themed 5K Race

What is it they say about the cows coming home? And pigs flying? Who would have thought the inflatable varieties of these barnyard critters would help raise funds for charity? According to Viviana Durand, Project Manager for The CE Group event marketing company, it was the "adorable" factor that landed these inflatable mascots their starring role at the race.

A fundraiser for Big Brothers/Big Sisters, this 5K road race took the form of an eight-city tour that spanned two months (from September to November). The country theme demanded cute pigs, piglets and cows to draw attention to the race and add yet one more element of cuteness.

An excellent backdrop for the event, these inflatable mascots were a big hit with the kids and offered a social media magnet (people just couldn't help taking pics and sharing them all over the Net).

While The CE Group could have used other materials for their animals, the fact that inflatables travel so well and make a huge impact gave them the edge. At the end of the tour, the Country Run raised over $1 million for its cause. That's something to squeal about!

Inflatable Monopoly HatNC Education Lottery Kicks Off A New Game With Fanfare And Fun

Supporting teachers' salaries in grades K-3, school construction and repairs, college scholarships and more, the NC Education Lottery is an important source of funding for the state.

To raise awareness and encourage ticket sales during the launch of its new MONOPOLY MILLIONAIRES' CLUB™ lottery game, the NC Education Lottery called on Landmark Creations. The project? To develop an inflatable marketing balloon shaped like the most iconic game piece ever made: the top hat.

Two key features of inflatables are that they can be easily transported and they're quick to set up. Within minutes after arrival, the hat was upright and visible to millions of people. According to Marketing Manager Cory Trotter, "The MONOPOLY MILLIONAIRES' CLUB™ Inflatable Hat helped support the launch of the MONOPOLY MILLIONAIRES' CLUB™ game at the North Carolina State Fair. The overall on-site marketing strategy, including the presence of the inflatable hat, resulted in 20% of on-site sales from MONOPOLY MILLIONAIRES' CLUB™ tickets."

The combination of a long-time favorite game, a wildly popular location and a highly visible inflatable made this event marketing project a huge success.

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Inflatable Snow Globe CostumeSnow Globes Come To Life As Inflatable Costumes For Christmas Parade

Remember snow globes from your childhood? Those small handheld toys could be shaken until the scenery inside was surrounded by a flurry of "snow" suspended in water. The effect was fascinating to watch. Now these whimsical toys have been brought to life through the magic of inflatable costumes!

The Snow Globe characters for Rudolph's Holly Jolly™ Christmas Light Parade at Silver Dollar City, Branson, MO, took some clever engineering, but the end result was nothing short of enchanting.

"Working with clear plastic was a challenge. Without showing any of the mechanics, we not only needed to keep our Snow Globes inflated, we also needed them to light up and circulate snow, all while being lightweight enough to wear for extended periods of time," explained Rondi Hillstrom-Davis of Rondi Costumes.

"Designed exclusively for Silver Dollar City, I wanted to create unique characters that conjured up memories of an old-time Christmas past. Part of the newly designed evening parade of illuminated floats and costumed characters, the Snow Globes wowed the audience nightly as the parade made its way through the streets during the holiday season."

Just looking at the parade attendees', we could see an obvious sense of fun and fascination. Mission accomplished!

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Inflatable CowgirlInflatable Cowgirl Character Turns Heads Everywhere She Goes

St. Louis country station WIL92 wanted to update their branding and also make a splash at local events. In a competitive market, they needed a mascot that would connect with their audience and command attention in a crowded venue.

"We chose Landmark Creations because of the creative design. We reached out about several ideas we had — a giant red Solo cup, a giant iPod, sexy cowgirl," said Kelly Rebal, the station's promotions director. "[Landmark] integrated all our ideas into one single inflatable [and] went above and beyond to make sure everything was just the way we wanted."

The results are definitely impressive. "Lacy" is a sassy young lady with fashionable ripped jeans, signature WIL92 red tank top and cowboy boots. With a drink in one hand and an iPod in the other, this 20-foot-tall cowgirl invites everybody within seeing distance to start the party. And draw a crowd? You bet your boots she can!

These days, Lacy is a busy girl, spending her time traveling to concerts and other events, and is happy to be the new face of WIL92.

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- What Others Say About Landmark

"[There was] fun, excitement, and encouragement for everyone to actually walk under/through [the arch] and it worked.  We have cheerleaders and small children at the finish line by the arch handing out stickers, saying ‘I did it.’ Before we had the arch, [people] would straggle in anywhere."

- Jackie Allen, March of Dimes