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Subscribe to LandmarketingThe Quarterly Newsletter from Landmark Creations

There's no question about it. Inflatables draw crowds. But when it comes to generating new and creative ideas for the use of your event advertising balloons, it's always best to have a little help.  Landmarketing is a quarterly ezine published by Landmark Creations that delivers insightful articles on the use, care and maintenance of commercial advertising inflatables. You'll also find numerous case studies so you can learn from the successes of others.

Recent Issues of Landmarketing

From marketing to maintenance, each issue of Landmarketing provides insightful information designed to improve the overall performance and ROI of your event advertising balloons.  Feel free to browse the most recent issues. Want Creative Ideas for Using Custom Inflatables Delivered to Your Inbox Every 3 Months? Subscribe!

Landmarketing Issue 26 - Summer 2008

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Landmarketing Issue 26 - Creative Inflatable Ideas You Can Use

Stephanie MeachamWelcome to Landmarketing Issue 26 | Inflatable Marketing Ideas You Can Use

Does it seem that life gets busier during the summer?  With graduations, weddings, family vacations and all those weekend barbecues; your calendar can get full quick!  In the rush, don't forget that you'll need to look ahead in order to get your inflatables designed and delivered in time for: Fall Events, Product Launches or Grand Openings, Football Season and Exhibitions at:

AAPEX Automotive Aftermarket (in November)

SEMA Automotive (in November)

In Store Marketing Expo (in November)

In case any of your promotions entail rooftop installations, we're offering a detailed look at the process from start to finish. You'll be strapped down, blown up and ready to sell in no time. 

And away we go!!

Case Studies: Creative Ways Our Customers Are Using Custom Inflatables

Inflatable Trade Show Display

Unique Inflatable Globe Breaks New Ground

When you think "inflatables" the first things that typically come to mind are product replicas, tents and sports tunnels. However, at Landmark Creations we recently used our capability to produce digitally printed artwork to craft a distinctive inflatable globe. Not the usual 360-degree round version, but a backlit unique inflatable with one flat side that was hoisted to the ceiling.

 

Inflatable Bucky Badger

Bucky Badger Inflatable Mascot Really Gets Around

Thanks to the University of Wisconsin's Wisconsin Alumni Association (WAA), the school now has a new inflatable mascot that's been turning heads all over campus. With student organizations, the homecoming committee, the alumni association and the athletic department clamoring for the Bucky character inflatable to make an appearance at their events, this 20-foot-tall tough guy has really been getting around.

 

Valenzano Inflatable Win

Valenzano Winery Product Replica Edges Out Competition

Anthony Valenzano had a problem. "We wanted to be noticed as a prominent winery among 25 competitors. We needed visible signage that stood out and made a grand impression. These events are always on open fields so wind has always been an issue with signage making many banners and stands not practical." What's a winery to do when they need to stand out in a crowd and be noticed? Of course, this is a perfect application for giant advertising balloon.

 

Tiger Mascot on Dealership

Mando the Inflatable Mascot Sells Suzukis

Over the course of several months, Suzuki car dealer, Pete Sanchez, and his young artist friend developed the concept for a mascot they could use in several ways. The reality of their efforts was Mando the tiger.  He started out as a costume and then moved into a caricature that stands in front of the children's play area at Katy Mills Mall (the most visited area of the mall since its grand opening in may of 07).  But Mando didn't stop there. Next he was transformed (with the help of Landmark Creations) into an inflatable mascot that towered 20 feet high.

 

The Professional's How-to Guide for Rooftop Installations of Inflatables

Rooftop installations of cold-air inflatables are not something to be taken lightly. They are not the same as helium rooftop installations or ground installations. Because of the sheer height involved and the special considerations a rooftop installation entails, you'll need to be extra cautious. This article will outline the necessary steps for rooftop installations.  However, if you own an inflatable or are thinking of buying one, I strongly suggest you hire a professional to conduct at least your first install.

McCain and Obama Inflatable Punching Bags

Sometimes Politicians Say the Dumbest Things!

Whether it's McCain flubbing the names of the Shiites and Sunnis or Obama saying he doesn't take special interest money then taking it; this historic election between experience and change is bound to get down and dirty before it's over. When you feel the tension building, we've got a fun-loving solution.

Sincerely,

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Stephanie Meacham

Landmark Creations International

Landmarketing Issue 23 - Autumn 2007

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Landmarketing Issue 23 - Creative Inflatable Ideas You Can Use

Stephanie MeachamWelcome to Landmarketing Autumn 2007 - Inflatable Marketing Ideas You Can Use

Summer is usually a lazy time when school is out, things slow down and families take vacations. But this summer has been a tremendously busy one for us here at Landmark Creations. Now that fall has arrived, we've got exciting news on several fronts.

New Brochure - We've updated our brochure with new projects and information. We'd be delighted to send you one. Simply request it online and we'll get it right out. 

2008 Discover Great Landmarks Calendar - We're getting closer by the day to finishing the new 2008 calendars.  Be the first in your office to have one! Pre-order today and we'll ship yours hot off the presses.

And … drum roll please…

New Landmark Creations Website - After countless hours of personal toiling and sacrifice, I'm proud and pleased (and relieved!) to announce the publication of our new website!  An updated design accompanied by easier-to-use functionality and expanded information will mean a better experience for you.

Whew! That's a lot as it is, but there's still more.  I've got case studies for you and a new free guide to help you effectively buy and use inflatables.  

Let's get to it!

Case Studies: Creative Ways Our Customers Are Using Custom Inflatables

RE/MAX Celebrates 30 Years Using Inflatable Advertising Balloons

When Re/Max wanted to celebrate their 30th anniversary, they hired Corporate Balloons, an agency specializing in hot and cold-air balloon programs. They also booked the elite Chicago Navy Pier Ballroom with a breathtaking ceiling height of 80 feet.  In order to decorate a facility of that stature, you have to have something that delivers a definite wow factor yet is still suitable for the occasion.  Custom inflatables from Landmark Creations filled the bill.

University of Minnesota Inflatable Sports Tunnel Builds Excitement

Goldy the gopher was jumping for joy the day the University of Minnesota decided inflatable sports tunnels would be added to their lineup.  No doubt, Goldy already knew how valuable inflatables are when it comes to building excitement and increasing fan support.  That's one smart gopher!

Warriors Fans Can't Keep Their Seats When Players Burst Through Custom Inflatable Tunnel

The Waubonsie Valley Warriors are serious about football!  So are their fans.  So when they had the opportunity to buy custom inflatable tunnels they were excited.  Sports inflatables offer some unique features other products don't.  Custom designed, inflatable tunnels can take any shape and color you want. Naturally, the Warriors wanted something with an Indian motif.  They decided on a headdress adorned in school colors.

"The Beast" Invades Youth Football Program

When football season hits, it's time to pull out all the stops when it comes to keeping team spirit high.  For one youth football league, that meant unleashing The Beast on its teams and their families.  The Beast is actually an inflatable tunnel created in the shape of a yellow cougar that players burst through as they run onto the field at home games.  And boy has it had a positive impact on the program.

TIPS AND TRICKS - Reference Guide for Buying and Using Custom Inflatables

Want an easy reference guide for buying and using inflatables effectively?  We've recently taken a "best of" selection of past LandMarketing articles and compiled them into a convenient users guide.  Complete with questions to ask, checklists and charts, this manual is a quick-read you can print and keep on hand for future inflatables purchases.  Download your free copy today!

Sincerely,

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Stephanie Meacham

VP of Operations 

 

Landmarketing Issue 20 - Winter 2007

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Landmarketing Issue 20 - Creative Inflatable Ideas You Can Use

Stephanie MeachamWelcome to Issue 20 of Landmarketing - Inflatable Marketing Ideas You Can Use

Are you still writing 2006 on your checks?  Yeah, me, too! Hopefully, looking at your new 2007 Discover Great Landmarks calendar will help you make the transition to 2007 more easily. What? You didn’t get a calendar? Well, I can take care of that! If you want a Landmark calendar or you need additional copies just email me and I’ll get them right out to you.

In this issue you’ll find three interesting inflatables case studies. Learn how the Eagan Fire Department will get a break from the blaze, the Army National Guard got racy during recruiting and the Chicago Bears broke out onto the field in style.

Can You Help Save New York? Our two international travelers, Rex and Buddy, are on their way to La Guardia Airport... and couldn't resist a little one-on-one combat. Buddy's got his biplane all gassed up and there's a special guest appearance of the 'evil' goat if you're quick enough to make it past the first level. See if you have the skill to maneuver Dino through all the action. You can tell your boss it helps get your creative juices flowing and improves your hand-to-eye coordination. You'll have a blast!

Enter To Win A Free Apple iPod Shuffle ($79 Value!) We want to make Landmarketing an even more valuable resource for you in 2007. In order to give you what you want you’ll first have to tell us what that is!  If you’ve got five-minutes to tell us what you think, we’ll offer you the chance to win an Apple iPod Shuffle valued at $79! Just answer five quick questions (most are multiple choice) letting us know what changes you’d like to see made to Landmarketing. It’s that simple!

Click over to the survey today to participate! Be sure to provide your name and email address in the last field so we can notify you if you’re the winner. Drawing to be held Feb 28, 2007.

Happy New Year!

Case Studies: Creative Ways Our Customers Are Using Custom Inflatables

The Chicago Bears Generate Excitement With Their Inflatable Sport Tunnel & AirTent

When the Chicago Bears came to Landmark Creations, they were looking for a way to get their brand in front of fans in a strong way.  One important aspect of professional sports is marketing yourself and your players well.  Since practically all other professional teams (college and high school teams, too, for that matter!) were using an inflatable sports tunnel, the Bears wanted to give it a try.

Firefighters Get A Much Needed Break With On-Site, Portable, Mobile Shelters

Firefighters have one of the most stressful and dangerous jobs on earth.  In constant fear for their lives, firefighters desperately need a place to take a break, recoup and rejuvenate during the course of putting out a blaze.  Until now, there were no portable, mobile shelters.  To date, firefighters depend on old school buses (or similar vehicles) to serve as their rehab stations: Not very comfortable or roomy.  others. Learn more about our portable shelters.

Army National Guard Custom Event Tents

When the Army National Guard wanted to increase exposure, they turned to Landmark Creations.  Taking a message of leadership, education and service to our country before schools, sporting event attendees, and parade and fair goers, the Guard really needed a way to stand out.  With custom tents, their presence is well known.

"I Want To Be An Inflatables Dealer!"

It certainly is flattering!  Anytime we get requests from businesses that want to distribute our products we take it as a testimony to the quality and service we provide.  That’s what makes it difficult to explain that we don’t have dealers - exclusive, territorial or otherwise.  Since the advent of the Internet, it’s nearly an impossible feat.  We do, however offer distributorships for those who are interested. This allows you to get the quality, custom and stock shapes you need at a discount in order to resell them to your customers.

We Need Your Feedback

Enter To Win A Free Apple iPod Shuffle ($79 Value!) We want to make Landmarketing an even more valuable resource for you in 2007.  In order to give you what you want you’ll first have to tell us what that is!  If you’ve got five-minutes to tell us what you think, we’ll offer you the chance to win an Apple iPod Shuffle valued at $79!  Just answer five quick questions (most are multiple choice) letting us know what changes you’d like to see made to Landmarketing.  It’s that simple!

Click over to the survey today to participate! Be sure to provide your name and email address in the last field so we can notify you if you’re the winner. Drawing to be held Feb 28, 2007.

Sincerely,

Stephanie Meacham

Stephanie Meacham

VP of Operations 

Landmarketing Issue 25 - Spring 2008

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Landmarketing Issue 25 - Creative Inflatable Ideas You Can Use

Stephanie MeachamWelcome to Issue 25 of Landmarketing | Inflatable Marketing Ideas You Can Use

As a marketing professional, you know it's vital to have long-term vision and see the big picture. To do that, you must always plan ahead. Let me help you with a little prodding about who should be thinking inflatables right now and why.

Football Teams - High school, college or pro. Why? Because you need to order inflatable sports tunnels early in order to get them back before your season starts.  Begin thinking about what shape and colors you want to include in your tunnel and get the necessary approvals so you can place your order by early June.  Need help with funding?  Contact us for information on how your sports tunnel can actually pay for itself.

Product/Service Promoters - If you have summer events scheduled, now's the time to start the process of creating your inflatables.

Trade Show Exhibitors - Planning to attend one of these (or other) popular trade shows in the next few months?  That doesn't leave much time. Contact us today to place your order.

  • Supermarket Retailers, Food & Beverage Market: FMI Show (May)
  • Team Retailers & Sporting Goods Distributors: SGMA (June)
  • Exhibit & Event Professionals: TS2 (June)
  • Telecommunications: NXTcomm (June)

Did you attend ASI in Las Vegas this month? We're now members of ASI/66233 and would love to hear from you if you were at the show.

Think inflatables are strictly inanimate objects? Certainly not! I'll show you when and how you can bring your inflatable costumes to life. As always, I've also got some idea-generating case studies for you.

What have I been doing in my spare time?  I've been glaming it up a bit with some new headshots from photographer Amy Zellmer. I've also been working furiously to improve the user friendliness of our website. Take a peek at the new Inflatables by Market and Inflatables by Usage sections of the site. What an improvement!

Let's get to it!

Case Studies: Creative Ways Our Customers Are Using Custom Inflatables

Inflatable AirTent

KHCW TV Inflatable Tent

KHCW-TV wanted something non-traditional that would increase their visibility at the many events they attend each year.  After visiting Landmark Creations' website, they were impressed with what they saw and decided a custom inflatable tent would work well for their purposes.  They haven't been disappointed!

 

Inflatable Mardi Gras Dog

"Mardi" the Mardi Gras Parade Float

The bell of the ball for sure, "Mardi" made her debut at the 2008 Mardi Gras on Main Street parade in DeLand, Florida.  Sponsored yearly by Krewe of Amalee, this event features parade floats, dogs and people all dressed in festive Mardi Gras attire.

 

Inflatable Costume

Bringing Your Inflatable Costume to Life

They swing.  They sway.  They walk up and hug you!  Most people are familiar with cold-air inflatables that are tethered to the ground.  Many are also familiar with newer dynamic inflatables that are still tethered, but can flap and wiggle in the wind.

Making their way up on the popularity list are inflatable costumes.  What's the difference?  Inflatable costumes let your character move around freely wherever he wants.

 

Sincerely,

Stephanie Meacham

Stephanie Meacham

VP of Operations

 

Landmarketing Issue 22 - Summer 2007

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Landmarketing Issue 23 - Creative Inflatable Ideas You Can Use

Stephanie MeachamWelcome to Issue 22 of Landmarketing - Inflatable Marketing Ideas You Can Use

Case studies seem to be all the rage these days. And no wonder! They give excellent inspiration for creative ideas, they prove whether a product or service really works and they make for all around good reading. I guess that's why Landmarketing keeps dishing them up issue after issue. (We have 4 for you today!) To keep the stockpile full, we need your help.  If you own a Landmark Creations inflatable and have a success story to tell, we encourage you to submit your details and photos on our site.  There are 9 simple questions to complete and 2 options for sending your photos or video. That's it! Yours may be one of the companies featured in an upcoming issue of Landmarketing!

Also, if your business markets with inflatables, sells or rents them, you'll want to pay close attention to our Feature Article that points out major differences in professional inflatables and yard inflatables.

Case Studies: Creative Ways Our Customers Are Using Custom Inflatables 

Event Marketing for EPA: National Drinking Water Week

The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Office of Water recently engaged in some heavy event marketing as they celebrated National Drinking Water Week. The festivities were designed to educate children and adults on issues related to the safety of drinking water as well as gain media attention for the EPA. To make the event fun, marketing materials such as multimedia games, on-site computers and more were provided for attendees. In addition, EPA staff volunteered to speak on a variety of topics related to water safety and cleanliness. The EPA's marketing agency, The Track Group, also turned to Landmark Creations to develop a mascot that would appeal to kids and adults.

Mizuno Inflatable Archway

As a sporting goods manufacturer of baseball, softball, volleyball, golf, and running equipment and apparel in the United States, Mizuno was looking for a way to improve brand recognition. Using an inflatable arch during their footwear and apparel sponsorship at the ING Georgia Marathon and Half Marathon in Atlanta, GA provided an excellent opportunity.

Lincoln Kids Triathlon Inflatable Arch

Since its debut in 2004, the Lincoln Kids Triathlon "Splash, Mash and Dash" has been a big hit with kids and parents. Created to get kids moving, the June 30th race included swimming, bicycle riding and running as its three events. Marketing / advertising opportunities were offered to sponsors to help offset costs. Race Director, Karen Lewis reported, “This year we will have an inflatable arch which we can use to promote our major sponsors of the race.

Leonard Tigers Sports Inflatable

Boosting team spirit and having loads of fun are always the goals when schools approach Landmark Creations to produce custom sports tunnels. That's because, time after time, and team after team, these creative sports inflatables drive crowds crazy.

Professional Inflatables vs. Yard Inflatables

With the introduction several years ago of yard inflatables, we've seen our share of questions about the differences in what we offer and what can be bought at a local Wal-Mart store. In an effort to clear up some confusion, we've created a comparison that will help you determine which is the right option for you.

Sincerely,

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Stephanie Meacham

VP of Operations

Landmarketing Issue 19 - Autumn 2006

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Landmarketing Issue 19 - Creative Inflatable Ideas You Can Use

Stephanie MeachamWelcome to LandMarketing Autumn 2006- Inflatable Marketing Ideas You Can Use

'Tis the season! Halloween has come and gone and we're fast approaching the official launch of Holiday Season 2006 and it's slated to be B - I - G! In fact, US online retail sales this holiday season will reach $27 billion, a 23 percent increase over last year, according to Forrester Research. Are you ready to get your slice of that pie?

If you haven't done so already, it's time to pull those inflatables out and give them a good going over. Check for anything that might need repairing. Also consider the size of your inflatables inventory. Do you have enough to cover trade shows, storefronts for all locations, parades, special events and the like?  If not, you'll want to act quickly. Are you using helium inflatables during this busy season?  If so, be sure to read this issue's feature article for excellent tips.

I'll also give you the scoop on the new 2007 Landmark calendars plus invite you to test your turkey shooting skills playing Lurkey In The Straw: A Thanksgiving Day Turkey Shoot.

Wintertime Tips for Helium Inflatables

You don't see helium-filled inflatables used outdoors as frequently in the wintertime. That's because helium behaves differently as the weather turns cold.  When the temperature falls helium contracts making it difficult (but not impossible) to use.  If you need your helium inflatables for parades or for indoor fairs or exhibits patience is going to be the key.  Here are some tips that will help you remain afloat.

Case Studies: Creative Ways Our Customers Are Using Custom Inflatables

Bike Race Uses Inflatable Arch With Inflatable Mascot for Twice the Crowd Appeal

The Hotter 'N Hell bicycle race was originally created in 1982 by the Wichita Falls Bicycle Club as a way to celebrate Wichita Falls' 100-year anniversary.  It is now the largest single day 100-mile bicycle ride in the nation attracting over 10,000 racers from all across the globe.  In celebration of their 25th anniversary, the club wanted to do something truly spectacular for this year's race. That's why they teamed up with Landmark Creations, designer of inflatable mascots, arches and more.

Inflatable Advertising Helps PGA Golf Sponsor Raise Millions for Children's Charity

Years ago, Valero Energy Corporation (owners of Beacon and Ultramar Diamond Shamrock gas stations) began participating as a charitable sponsor of PGA Tournaments. In order to increase exposure of these worthwhile efforts Valero commissioned Landmark Creations to develop an inflatable advertising piece for them in the shape of a golf bag. This cold air balloon stood 20-feet high and bore the Valero logo as well as the name of the tournament: The Valero Texas Open.  It is during this tournament that the Benefit for Children Golf Classic is also held.

Happy Holidays!

Sincerely,

Stephanie Meacham

Stephanie Meacham

VP of Operations

 

Landmarketing Issue 24 - Winter 2008

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Landmarketing Issue 24 - Creative Inflatable Ideas You Can Use

Stephanie MeachamWelcome to Landmarketing Issue 24 - Inflatable Marketing Ideas You Can Use!

With the holidays over, it seems life is starting to take a turn toward the quasi-normal again.  If Santa left a little something in your marketing stocking, now's the time to think about how to best invest those funds. 

Are you in an industry that should be promoting heavily with inflatables right now?

  • Tax Preparation - Get the attention of those in a hurry for your services. With competition from freelance tax preparers and do-it-yourself software packages, you'll want a way of making a lasting impression. Inflatables deliver!
  • Financial Services - For those who extended themselves a bit too much over the holidays, loans and other financial offerings will be welcome.  Put your best foot forward with custom inflatables from Landmark.
  • Trade Show Marketers - Spring is coming and thoughts are moving toward boating, home renovations, landscaping and other outdoor activities.  If you're promoting a trade show or exhibiting at one, let Landmark show you how to increase your foot traffic.

Case Studies: Creative Ways Our Customers Are Using Custom Inflatables

Royal Caribbean Inflatable Bull Horns

Royal Caribbean's Inflatable Longhorns

Talk about giant inflatable advertising! This was one for the books for sure. When Royal Caribbean Cruise Line announced their ship, Voyager of the Seas, would call Galveston, Texas home, there was quite the buzz.

 

Miley Cyrus Inflatable Logo at Concert

Miley's World Inflatable Globe

Taking the teen crowd by storm, Miley Cyrus (aka Hannah Montana) needed a way to organize all those fans at each event. As kids and parents gathered - sometimes hours before each show - they could look for the Miley's World inflatable advertising balloon to direct them to merchandise sales and special offerings.

 

Inflatable Car Battery

O' Reilly Inflatable Battery Replica

O'Reilly Battery is one of the largest specialty retailers of automotive aftermarket parts, tools, supplies, equipment and accessories in the U.S.  Serving do-it-yourselfers as well as pros, they needed a creative way to rise above traditional branding methods.  After all, when one of your brand names is SuperStart, you need a super way to promote products.

 

Tweety Bird Inflatable Billboard in Times Square

Tweety Bird Inflatable Billboard

Look!  It's a bird.  It's a plane.  No… it really is a bird.  At least part of one!  Onlookers at the Macy's Day Parade in Times Square got quite a shock when they noticed poor Tweety had flown south… right into a billboard.  Fage Yogurt along with Atomic Props concocted this eye-catching inflatable billboard that demonstrates just how thick Fage yogurt products really are.

 The Pros and Cons of Ropes and Tethers

If you've been around inflatables for long at all, you know cold-air and sealed inflatables need some apparatus to hold them upright.  Because of their height and other physical attributes, these types of inflatables require stabilization.

There are two common methods for anchoring inflatables: ropes and tethers. Both are essentially made from the same materials: polyester, cotton, nylon or a blend. [Let's take a look at the pros and cons of each.]

Sincerely,

Stephanie Meacham

Stephanie Meacham

VP of Operations

Landmarketing Issue 21 - Spring 2007

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 Landmarketing Issue 22 - Creative Inflatable Ideas You Can Use

Stephanie MeachamWelcome to Issue 21 of Landmarketing - Inflatable Marketing Ideas You Can Use

Wow!  What a jam-packed issue we have today! Because of all your great feedback from the survey, we've made a couple of changes. The most significant is to give you even more case studies. While most people said they read the newsletter from beginning to end (thanks!), case studies were obviously one of the favorite features. Do you have a Landmark Creations inflatable you want to highlight? Give us all the details and you might be included in a future edition of Landmarketing. We also need your input on a different matter of great importance - computer games. You'll find detail in the Fun Stuff section.

In this issue you’ll find five (count 'em… five!) case studies plus an insightful checklist to use when choosing an inflatables vendor. And… drum roll please… we'll announce the winner of the iPod Shuffle!

Creative Uses for Custom Inflatables:

Playing It Safe: A Checklist for Choosing An Inflatables Vendor

Let’s face it: Inflatables are an investment, not an impulse buy.  That's why it only makes sense to purchase inflatables from long-standing companies who have proven track records with design quality, on-time delivery, customer service and more. But honestly, how would you know?  If you contacted an inflatables company (or they contacted you), how could you determine with a fair amount of certainty that your project would turn out exactly the way you wanted? find out how to choose an inflatable vendor...

And the Winner Is…

Blue iPod
First, thanks to all who took a few minutes to answer our survey about improving Landmarketing.  We promised to give away an iPod Shuffle and we have made good on our word.  Congratulations to Richard Barrett.  Richard's response?

Very nice!  I think that is the second thing I've won in my 61 years.

Maybe he's on a roll now. You'll know Richard when you see him because he'll be the one shuffling along bobbing his head with a spring in his step. Happy humming!

Sincerely,

Stephanie Meacham

Stephanie Meacham

VP of Operations

 

Landmarketing Issue 18 - Summer 2006

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Landmarketing Issue 18 - Creative Marketing Ideas You Can Use

Stephanie  MeachamWelcome to Issue 18 of Landmarketing - Inflatable Marketing Ideas You Can Use

Ah! Summer!  Also known as "Inflatable Season." With more people outdoors during summertime, it only makes sense to ramp up your outdoor promotions. That means using your existing inflatables in innovative and creative ways or ordering new inflatables to add to your fleet. This newsletter can help with the former. Landmark Creations can help with the latter. Contact us today for details.

In addition to today's issue, we have two exciting releases for you to look forward to in the fall issue of Landmarketing.  Anybody who was able to get one of our prized 2006 Landmark calendars will be excited to know there's a 2007 version in the works. Yes, you'll get more Landmarks On Location inflatable marketing ideas and also more fun between our lovable mascots. Never had a Landmark calendar?  You've been missing out! Stay tuned and I'll keep you posted on when and how to get yours.

Discover Great Landmarks - Empire State Building

Last - but far from least - it's time to start pumping up your mouse-clicking finger.  You'll want to be in shape for the new release of our next animated game.  Dino and our creative engineers are at it again and there's no telling what they'll come up with.  The suspense is killing me!

Even A Girl Can Do It:  My Inflatable Installation Adventure

Often when people call Landmark they ask how difficult inflatables are to set up.  We usually tell them that basic installations require one to two people. Now, I'm not a large woman and I was able to do these set ups and take downs with minimum assistance. Don't get me wrong, I probably wouldn't attempt a rooftop installation alone and I'd certainly advise a do-it-yourselfer to get professional help for their first install.  As for tradeshows or ground installations, however, it's a very simple process and I was out to prove that once and for all.

Custom Inflatable Case Studies

Landmark Creations In The News

In a six-page spread in the June 2006 issue of Sign Builder magazine, Landmark President, Tom Meacham got some excellent coverage while discussing creative inflatables.  Outlining some of Landmark's most challenging projects, Tom talked about the Heisman Trophy, interactive inflatables. He also gave excellent advice to those trying to break into the inflatables rental business: be creative - don't follow the crowd.

A Walk Down Memory Lane - A Brief History of Landmark Creations

There are two birthdays coming up in August.  Baby Calvin (our son) is turning one and Landmark Creations will be 20!  Both are cause for dancing in the streets and both bring about an unexplainable urge to reminisce.

Enjoy this issue and I'll see you again in the fall.

Wishing You Success,

Stephanie Meacham

Stephanie Meacham

VP of Operations