21 May 2018

Why our portable banners are easy to use

Portable banners are an extremely important marketing tool, for ANY type of business. It doesn’t matter what your *goals* are – advertising at a local festival, fete or market, or wanting to draw attention at a conference, trade show or other event. A well-placed banner is the best way to do it. Portable banners are, without a doubt an effective marketing tool that every business owner should have in their tool kit.

Portable banners, are, like their name suggests – portable, they are also eye-catching and very simple and easy to use. These are an all in one promotional or advertising tool that can be customised to the business owners needs and specifications, to draw in customers and make sales. They are extremely popular because they are self-contained and are an all-in-one advertising display. Banners are mounted into stands that can be erected and popped into place in seconds and they ensure visibility for your product, service or business.

Portable banner stands can be used inside and outside, which makes them extremely popular, inside you can place them in the middle of a crowd, or outside to grab the attention of passers-by.

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If you want a portable banner that is easy to transport and quick to set up, retractable or pull-up banners are a good choice. If your business has you out on the road a lot, travelling from trade show to trade show or convention to convention, you need a portable banner that unfolds quickly and shows your message easily. Portable banners also don’t require sand bags, ropes, hooks or anything to hold them up. At the end of the day, when it’s time to pack up, simply retract the banner back into the stand, and then slide it into the transportable banner stand and you’re done. Your banner is packed away neatly, safety and quickly for the next time.

Rollup or pull up banners can be taken with you on the go, you don’t need a team of people to hang bulky banners, one person on their own can roll their banner to where it needs to be, remove it from the case, pull it up and all the work is done. They are portable and only have a small *footprint* which is perfect if your trade show or event kiosk has limited space. You can place your banners at the back and have them as a back drop or put them to the front or side of your display for maximum impact.

At Trade shows and expos, the event is full of companies all vying for everyone’s attention, so you need to have the proper banner, you want something that’s easy to transport and fast to put up and take down, our banners are so easy to use, and quite lightweight. Roll up banners are extremely practical, and, as they roll back into their own protective stand, you don’t have to worry about damaging your banners every time you use them.

16 May 2018

The best banner kit for your Winter events

Just because it’s raining outside doesn’t mean your corporate event should be ruined. If anything, lousy weather may ensure you have a captive audience, because once they reach your venue, they can’t leave. As you plan your event, be sure there’s plenty of shelter in case it starts to rain. Your potential prospects will be far more likely to respond to your brand messaging if they’re warm and dry.

In the meantime, you want to use a banner kit that can withstand the weather. You want a comprehensive set of banners to create the full event booth experience. Start with a media wall. It can be as big as 3m and makes a great backdrop for your exhibition stand. They can take full colour printed graphics and are interchange-able when you want to change your messaging without addition expenditure.

A media wall is a fully retractable banner than can be set up in seconds, and when you’re done, you can roll them up and stash them in their wheeled nylon carrier bag. You can accompany your media wall with desk bugs, smaller desktop retractables that can be positioned on service desks. All our banners can be stored in nylon cases or hard cases, which are optional at an added fee.

Banners for every situation

On a cloudy day, or in a dimmer corner of your exhibition centre, you can try our PiX banners. They’re pull-up banners that can be lit up from the inside using specialised fixtures designed for that purpose. They work especially well at night, and can be used to draw attention to a particular aspect of your product offerings. They’re light at just 3.5kg and have a fully serviceable 2-year warranty.

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It’s not necessary for your whole banner kit to retract. Some units are fit for standing banners, and the Banner Buddy fills that position nicely. It’s still portable, because you can fold it up and store it in a nylon case. It’s only printed on one side, but it allows you to advertise when you have limited room. CS800 is a standing banner as well.

Our range of Banner Bug displays can be mixed and matched depending on the type of display you’d like to set up. Their key advantage is that their printing is waterproof, so you don’t have to worry about the rain. We have different kinds of printing ink, including water-based colours, EcoSolvent, and sublimated dye that can withstand rain damage.

Long-lasting vinyl warranties

These designs don’t chip off or scrape, even in intense heat. The vinyl doesn’t tear easily, and its ink has UV protection to prevent sun damage, as well as anti-reflective properties so the banners can easily be read, even in bright sunlight and strong indoor lighting.

The carry cases of the banners keep them from physical damage in transit, extending their lifespan, and many come with warranties. We have designed our banners to save you money, because once you buy the frame, you can replace the printed media without having to buy a new frame. You can keep replacing the vinyl indefinitely, so it’s a solid investment.

To order a banner kit for your corporate event this winter, call Banner Bug today on +61 02 9663 5333.

17 Apr 2018

The beauty of our pull up banners

The beauty of using our pull up banners is that they are the perfect tool for any small business and are a great way to attract attention and make people aware of your product or service at any event. Pull up banners are extremely versatile as they can be used anywhere and everywhere – sporting events, dinners, trade shows, exhibitions, conferences, school events, product and corporate launches.

One of the best things about pull up banners is that you can display them anywhere which means you can grab the attention of passers-by.

Advantages of using pull up banners

  • • They are an affordable way to market your business, service or products while attracting the attention of your target audience. They are a great way to show off your logo, event, special offer, promotion etc, whatever your message a pull up banner is the perfect way to get your message out there.
  • • Pull up banners are so easy to set up, pull them up and they are ready to go. You just need one person to set them up, you don’t need any technical skills or tools and when you are done for the day they retract down into their carry case, ready to be used again.
  • • Pull up banners are very compact, and this makes them so easy to use and display. You only need a small amount of floor space to make a big impression, this is perfect when space is limited. Pull up banners are also very easily stored.
  • • If you are looking for a banner that is portable – pull up banners are portable and that makes them perfect and easy to use again and again. They are very lightweight which means it can be transported from one event to another.
  • • If you want a promotional banner that’s made to last, while giving you great value on your marketing investment, pull up banners are printed on materials that have been designed not to crease, which means your banner will look just like brand new every time you use it. Your pull up banner can be used for years to come.
  • • Pull up banners are fantastic promotional and branding tools – a must have in your *advertising kit* – they draw attention quickly wherever you use them – from your office or place of business to a shopping centre or school fete.
  • • If you travel to trade shows and events frequently pull up banners are one of the best ways to promote your business, goods or services.

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In a *nutshell* pull up banners are perfect for your business because they are –

• Lightweight

• Quick to assemble

• Convenient

• Easy to store

• Durable

• Effective in promoting your business

• Professional

• Portable and easy to transport from one event to the next

29 Mar 2018

Sydney Events over Easter to Consider Attending as a Business

Easter is just around the corner, which means that you have furthering your business over the holidays at the forefront of your mind. In this post, we take you through 3 events that you might consider showcasing your business at, or simply attending for a bit of fun with your friends or family.

Sydney Royal Easter Show

One of the biggest events of the calendar year in Sydney has to be the Sydney Royal Easter Show. The show itself runs for two weeks over the Easter holidays and attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors over its run. That’s some great foot traffic! The show features rides, food stalls, exhibitions, and competitions, as well as sponsorships opportunities, so head on over to the website to see whether your business might have a hand in the whole affair in some way.

Rabbits Eat Lettuce

Is your target market 18-30-year-olds? Could your business be successful in a party-type environment? Rabbits Eat Lettuce is a camping music festival just outside of Byron Bay that’s attended not just by Sydneysiders but people from all over the country, and the world. While applications for market stalls have now closed, you may still be able to get in on the action as an event sponsor. Contact the organisers of the event for more information.

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Easter Long Weekend at Hunter Valley Gardens

Venturing further afield again, Easter Long Weekend at Hunter Valley Gardens is looking like its going to be an absolute cracker. With families from all over the region, both locals and those visiting, attending the event, this will be a good regional event to attend for that family market. The event hosts activities like a gingerbread workshop, rides, and huge Easter egg hunts on both the Saturday and Sunday of Easter. Contact the Hunter Valley Gardens to see whether you can advertise your business or provide sponsorship of the event.

Of course, there are plenty of other events that you can get along to over the Easter holidays, either as a stall holder, sponsor or simply as an attendee. Remember that if you’re attending an event, it can be a great way to do reconnaissance on your competitors, or network with people about your business. Don’t just let the Easter weekend slip by as just a time for fun when you can use it wisely to better your business too!

If you do manage to host a stall or become a sponsor of an Easter event in Sydney, make sure to get your advertising right by using your best pull-up banners. We make banners for businesses all over the country from high-quality materials with high-resolution designs to make your business stand out.

28 Mar 2018

Why your banners need to be portable and easy to travel with

When you order banners from Banner Bug, you get a lot more than promotional material. We don’t just focus on the pictures and words you’d like to share with your customers. We think about the entire process and how we can make it easier for you. That’s why a lot of our products have vinyl carry-cases to protect them from dust and rain.

Sometimes, we put wheels on the carry-cases, turning them into instantly portable banners. This may seem like an obvious feature, but it’s not as readily available as you’d think. Many banner providers start and stop the process at printing, but we like to go a little further. We understand that your banners need mobility, and here’s why.

Ease of set-up

Retractable banners are often used for festivals, exhibition events, trade expos and road shows. There will be thousands of guests and massive foot traffic. Your brand wants to make a good impression that will convert into sales. If your banners are easy to transport, they can easily be carried to the venue and set up in minutes, creating the picture of efficiency.

Plus, the faster you can set up, the sooner you can focus on serving customers, which means you have more time available to pitch prospects and boost profits. If your promotional gear is easy to transport, you have more versatility in terms of venue and location. Travel out of town and make it a road trip, widening your scope and increasing the volume of your leads.

Lower transport costs

Banners that are conveniently packaged are a blessing that saves time and money. Foldable banners that squeeze into carry-cases occupy less space in a van, so you can carry multiple banners in a single drive, reducing the expense of repeat trips and additional vehicles. You can also use fewer labourers to do the heavy lifting, which saves even more money.

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With security requirements constantly increasing, your light-weight, nicely packed banners could shave hours off your check-in, whether you’re at the airport or the entrance to a building. Security personnel can quickly unzip the bags and inspect your banners without causing unnecessary hold-ups or unwarranted panic.

Improved efficiency

Often, after an expo or public show, your team is too tired to properly dismantle your gear. It’s a lot more likely they’ll do a shoddy job, or leave everything there and deal with it in the morning. This is a security risk because your banners could be damaged or stolen. Portable displays are much easier to deal with, and it only takes a few minutes, so your crew will be less likely to procrastinate.

Similarly, heavy banners are unlikely to be re-used because it takes too much time and effort to move them to a new location. They can only function as permanent fixtures, which limits the number of times and places they can be used. This translates into increased expenses in erecting new banners each time. Mobile banners are far more versatile and cost-effective.

To order our portable, light-weight, easy-to-assemble banners, call Banner Bug today on 02 9663 5333.

27 Feb 2018

Why your banners need to be versatile

Pull up banners have been used for all sorts of events and occasions, and if you really want to catch the eye of lots of people at your outdoor display, fair, markets or event, pull up banners are the perfect option. Pull up banners add versatility and flexibility when it comes to your advertising campaign, they can be used inside and outside and are perfect for any event.

Pull up banners add variety to your outside marketing. In the past you could only use signs made from plastic, wood, vinyl or aluminium. Today you need signage that is versatile, that can be moved quickly, doesn’t need a ladder or a team of helping hands, something that one person can put up and pull down in a matter of seconds. You also want signage that is robust and easy to transport.

Pull up banners can be fully customised for your advertising needs, from graphics to text, your banner *speaks* for you. These banners are perfect for use at community fairs, markets, trade shows, exhibitions and conferences. They add colour and are highly visible, you can use a few different one’s side by side as the back-drop for your stand. You can have a range of banners with your product, slogan, contact details where people can see them. Well designed banners will bring people to you, they’ll be eager to see what it is you do or offer.

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The great thing about pull up banners is you can use them inside and outside, and the best thing is, you don’t need to find anywhere to hang them. If your display is inside a building and you don’t have access to a wall, it doesn’t matter, your pull up banner is ready in seconds. It doesn’t matter if you are at an indoor or an outdoor event, you don’t have to worry about tying a banner to a table or trying to find a fence or wall to tie your banner to. Pull up banners are ready to go! You can place these banners outside your shop or place of business, or inside to display a new product or upcoming event.

Pull up banners have been used for all types of events and occasions, from sporting events and markets to trade shows and conference and they are a great way to attract attention. If you want a reach a lot of people quickly, this is the way to do it. You don’t have to worry about finding somewhere to hang a banner, just put it on some level ground and a few second later your advertising is up and working, there to catch everyone’s attention. They add flexibility to your marketing campaign, today you need an advertising media that flexible, robust and is a banner that works!

26 Feb 2018

Why your display systems need to be innovative and on-trend

Are you looking to transform your exhibition booth into a traffic-stopping destination? Display systems need to be innovative, you need to turn heads and attract attention whether you are at a conference, trade show, market or exhibition. Having a good stall or exhibition is perfect, it shows you are a professional and dedicated to what you do, your product or service and that will draw people in. But, there is always room for improvement.

Having the right display system at your booth will make all the difference. The right display system will highlight what’s good and unique about your business, product or service. A display system should highlight what it is that makes you or your business unique. The information used should be easy to understand and visually appealing, your pull up banner needs to leave attendees with a lasting impression.

When preparing to attend your next trade show or event, to be successful you’ll need to have:

  • Pop up banners – to be used for promoting and advertising your product, services or business.
  • Booth Furniture – this will create an appealing and inviting booth setup that will attract visitors.
  • Accessories and supplies – if you want to take your booth to the next level consider offering promotional materials, a prize or prizes, and any promotional merchandise, pens, magnets, key-rings etc.
  • Equipment, along with your pull up banners, this could include a media wall, this will give you a promotional edge. It is one of the fastest pop-up stands available today and you can have one massive print area up to 2900mm, it will show your audience you are an on-trend business that is going somewhere, you know what you are doing, and you stand behind your product or service.

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Today, keeping up with the competition is tough, depending on your business you may competing with just a few, or, with many and GOOD advertising is the key. Proper use of pull up banners, will get your message out there, in the right way.

Pull up banners and media walls are completely portable, lightweight and easy to assemble. You can set your advertising up in seconds, all by yourself. You don’t need any special tools, or fancy gadgets, while everyone else is unfolding banners your banners are up and working for you. You can set up your booth faster and pull it down faster at the end of a long day. The convenience pull-up banners and media walls offer means you can get from event to event quickly, and all the *setting up* is no longer a chore. Whether your banner is in a nylon bag with wheels, or a hard case, it’s super easy to transport, and on wheels makes getting from your car to the event and back again a breeze.

26 Feb 2018

Banner ideas for 2018

BannerBug is the home of outdoor advertising. We offer a variety of banner options that include desktop units, media walls, and retractable banners. Each pull-up banner has a specific situation where it shines, and while it can be unclear which type of banner works best, your options are numerous. We’re banner experts, and we’ll gladly guide you.

However, an effective banner is so much more than the fabric it’s printed on. You could buy the largest portable banner or rent the biggest billboard in your area. But if you don’t have the right messaging, your ad is nothing but spam. As we go into a new year, here are a few recommendations on how to design a good banner.

Pictures speak louder than words

Sizing isn’t as complicated as it sounds. The real challenge is what to put on your banner. The instinctive choice for marketing departments everywhere is to squeeze as much text as possible onto a banner. They want to put the physical location, all their phone numbers, their mission and vision, and the contact person’s details.

Customers rarely read anything beyond the headline, and only if it’s in a large bold font. If the copy is catchy, they may read more, but the more words you use, the smaller the font, and the less likely they’ll read more. For most people, once they see all those tiny words, they lose interest. This year, aim to make your banner more visual.

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Bring the outdoors indoors

Use one large image that tells a story. Action images work better, so use a man walking instead of someone standing still. You could have them walking around in an outdoors setting, because that arouses curiosity. Your prospective customer will wonder what the person in the picture is doing, where they’re going, and how they’re related to your product.

Telling a story through pictures doesn’t have to complicated. In fact, you should avoid busy pictures. So, for example, a family having a picnic is more effective than fifteen kids doing different things in a playground. If there’s too much going on, you’ll lose your customer’s focus because they won’t know where to look. Keep it engaging but simple.

Get creative in the year of the dog

The internet attests to the power of cute kittens and cat videos, but there’s another direction you can take. Puppies are just as cute as kittens, and they’re less intimidating because they don’t have killer eyes and shredder claws. 2018 is the Chinese Year of the Dog, so that’s a good excuse to get connected with your inner puppy.

Take advantage of the trend and use lots of friendly dogs in your banners. Their irresistible cuteness and contagious joie de vivre will infect your sales prospects. Since the puppies are on banners advertising your brand, the clients will associate that positive feeling directly with your brand. Plus, it’s really hard for a happy puppy to offend anyone.

For more tips on how to make the most of your banners this year, call Banner Bug today on +61 02 9663 5333.

23 Dec 2017

We understand that the print quality of our banners reflects the quality of your business

For many prospective customers and business partners, your advertising displays are their first point of contact. They might glance at your flag banners next to an event you’re sponsoring, or see one of your billboards on the highway. They might even see a brochure lying around somewhere, or pick up one of your business cards.

If someone isn’t actively seeking to interact with your brand, you have to grab their attention. You need to catch their eye with bold graphics, bright colours, and intelligent design. You could hire a professional consultant to advise you on capturing your audience through the layout. They can help you make the right choices for your visuals and pick effective fonts.

It also helps to select the right kind of portable banner for your advertising scenario. Service counters can be backed with wall-to-wall displays, but they need little desktop units that can guide customers on where they need to go. However, none of this matters without the right print quality. You need printing presses that produce sharp, bright, permanent images.

The primary factor is ink. Retractable banners are often used outdoors, so you need them to be waterproof and resistant to the elements. Our banner fabrics are built to withstand sun, rain, wind, and natural damage, but it goes beyond the banner’s constituent material. The ink itself should bond well enough to prevent peeling, flaking, scratching, or fading.

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Another factor is crispness that traverses size. Our Banner Bug products range from tiny Desk Bugs to 3-metre media walls, and your design should reflect equally well in both micro and macro displays. Poor print quality might smudge details in small sizes or pixelate in larger formats. Here at Banner Bug, we are fully equipped to avoid both.

Our banner process doesn’t just involve sturdy re-usable stands. We cover every aspect, from developing print-ready designs to providing storage solutions. Many of our banners come with lightweight, portable, waterproof covers that will extend the life of your banners. The covers protect your banners from dust, dirt, water damage, and manual spoilage.

Regarding printing, we offer crisp, full-colour printing options in both small and large formats. Our colour range will exactly match the Pantone of your brand, and if you prefer greyscale or black-and-white design, we have that as well.

Our Banner Bug experts have been in this business for a long while, so we are well in tune with customer perceptions and behaviour. When a business prospect sees a poorly done banner, they won’t blame the banner company. Any typos, inappropriate content, or blurry visuals will be seen as a brand flaw rather than an error in execution.

When it comes to advertising banners, your reputation depends on the level of our work, and we guarantee cost-effective banners that paint you in the best possible light. Speaking of light, some of our banner stands have back-lit options to make your ads more visible in darkened exhibition halls or nighttime displays. Whatever you need, we have it in stock.

For a wide variety of banners with premium print quality, call Banner Bug today on +61 02 9663 5333.

21 Dec 2017

The BannerBug Black

Are hosting an event, or showcasing your products at tradeshows, markets or exhibitions? You want to stand out from the crowd and attract attention. The BannerBug Black is a stylish, affordable solution for your retractable banner needs. These banners use the famous BannerBug hardware featuring a quick change graphics system using their super sticky micro Velcro system that allows you to change graphics on the fly in no time at all. The fully interchangeable retractable banner has two bases to offer full exposure to your product or POS.

They are simple to set up so you’ll be sitting back drinking coffee watching the traffic flock to you while your competitors are fumbling around with their cumbersome displays. The BannerBug Black bases not only look great but they are light and portable. Built sturdy with logistics in mind the Banner Bug Black is compact and fits into a handy travel bag to make your life easier. Installation is simple.

Take your Banner Bug Black out of the back. Attach the support rod and roll out your banners. This can be done in under a minute and is the perfect no-fuss option for all your banner needs. The BannerBug Black is available is 850mm and will give your product the visibility that it deserves. BannerBug has been in the game for over ten years and is constantly striving for improvement and innovation to deliver high quality and affordable banners that are quickly erected. They can be used individually or combined with other banner bug products to make your display memorable and stand out from the crowd. The BannerBug SWAP system featured on the BannerBug Black allows you to swap cartridges or combine them to give you the full functionality and coverage required for that perfect display.

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BannerBug Black’s solid construction and lightweight portability make the perfect choice for outdoor events and are designed to stand firm even in the windiest conditions. The black base is subtle and stylish and blends in – while your products stand out – giving complete exposure. BannerBug Black stands are strong enough to attach small lights to, so you can really get that display popping. BannerBug is an Australian owned company that work hard to produce high quality pull up and banners. It’s a one-stop shop, and BannerBug looks after you and works with your budget so you can get the best value for money and the best coverage for your event.

The BannerBug Black range is perfect for delivering a more distinct and sophisticated feel with an element of solidarity and power. BannerBug portable banners are manufactured in Sydney to stringent quality standards and the team have a wealth of experience to help you every step of the way. So if you’re after a more sophisticated look at your next event give the BannerBug Black a run. You’ll be set up in minutes and looking your best. Then sit back enjoy a coffee and pat yourself on the back for a job well done.


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