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Back By Popular Demand BigUp Marketing Summit 2013

BigUp Summit 2013Imagination Center Inc. and the BigUp Creative partners bring you a powerful day of marketing education Join us June 11, 2013 for a day-long explosion of seminars addressing the needs and concerns of creative and corporate communications professionals. Revised and re-imagined for 2013, with new ways to implement broad marketing strategies and powerful tactics such as social media, video for web, and trade show exhibiting.

Revised and re-imagined for 2013, you’ll learn new ways to implement broad marketing strategies and powerful tactics such as social media, video for web, and trade show exhibiting.

Keynote Speakers:
Ed Callahan, Planit, - “It’s Time to be Bold Again”
Amy Burke Friedman, ProfilesPR and Kate Hendrickson, National Aquarium, “Don’t Let Your PR and Social Strategy Swim with the Fishes”

Seminars Include:

  • website creation blunders to avoid,
  • how to create amazing vendor teams,
  • top trends in trade show exhibits and displays,
  • and why it’s time to be bold again.

Event Info:
BigUp Summit
June 11, 2013
Holiday Inn – Frederick Conference Center At Francis Scott Key Mall

Registration is limited, register today by going to to see a list of seminars and to register. Enter promo code BUSFRIENDS to receive a $ 20.00 discount from admission! We look forward to seeing you there!

Acrylic Digitally Printed Signs - Impact and Panache!

acrylic muralWhether customers are seeking indoor lobby graphics or outdoor signage that is color safe and eye catching, more and more clients are choosing printing on acrylic signs. These clear acrylic signs create a variety of affects. The image can be centered so it is floating on the acrylic, can be backlit to create the appearance of stained glass, or can be tiled with additional pieces to create an impressive and powerful display. The pic shown was a job for Mount Saint Mary’s for the Grotto. A series of 4’ wide x 54” tall panels were used to create a 20’ wide display as you enter the Grotto. The images on the display give the visitor a preview of the sights they will see along their walk.

The acrylic is attached to the wall using stand-offs, which add a look of elegance to the display.

For more information on Acrylic printing or other lobby graphics solution, contact Doug and 301.695.0086

Stretch Fabric on Steroids!

Stretch Fabric DisplaysStretch displays on steroids! The conventional Stretch Fabric displays have more impact now than ever for stage back-walls, step and repeats and larger show booths. These displays provide much more punch for the dollar than extruded aluminum fabric displays and greatly reduce or eliminate I & D costs at shows.

Everyone is familiar with pop-up style stretch fabric displays for smaller trade show booths. Clients have adapted this popular solution to be used for larger displays. 17’ wide x 8’ tall stretch fabric back walls have been used for the UMUC commencement ceremony and as a stage backdrop for Nickelodeon. Large 20’ x 10’ stretch fabric back-walls have been used for Greenbiz and other companies for stage backdrops as well. Stretch fabric displays at the sizes mentioned above range from $ 3,500 - $ 5,000 including the frame and graphics. The setup takes about 15 minutes and have a total weight of about 50 - 70 lbs.

The fabric produces stunning graphics but creates no glare, making it ideal for scenarios where photography or video recording is likely.

For more information on these and other display solutions, contact Doug at 301.695.0086

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