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Three Recent Gravitee One-Step Modular Island Videos

February 6th, 2018 COMMENTS

Gravitee Trade Show Island Exhibit

Over the past several months, Kevin Schuhl, a Classic Exhibits designer, has perfected 360° “Fly-Through” videos of Gravitee One-Step Islands. It hasn’t been easy, but the results are truly remarkable.

I won’t pretend to understand the process, but I know from talking to him that it’s time-intensive. For each one, he has to create the flight path and the specific lighting. Then there’s the computer rendering, which he often launches before heading home or going to bed. After that, Kevin tweaks it multiple times to get it just right. Then it goes to Glenna Martin, our Graphic Design Manager, who adds the title slides, music, and text before uploading it to YouTube.

The results are impressive as you can see below. Each video shows a full 360º view. Sort of like having a hovercraft on the show floor. HUGE kudos to Kevin and to Glenna.

Below are three recent ones. To see them all, visit the Classic Exhibits Channel on YouTube.

–Mel White


Classic Exhibits Inc. designs and manufacturers portable, modular, hybrid, and custom exhibit solutions. Classic Exhibits products are represented by an extensive distributor network in North America and in select International markets. For more information, contact us at 866-652-2100 or

The Gift of Knowledge | EDS Tutorial Videos

December 23rd, 2016 COMMENTS

exhibit design search video tutorial

In the movie, Only the Lonely with John Candy (as Danny Muldoon), Danny’s signature line is “Sometimes it’s good to be a cop.” I often feel the same way except, “Sometimes it’s good to be the Marketing VP.”

Recently, a tech savvy Classic Distributor created four Exhibit Design Search tutorials. These 2-3 minute tutorials cover:  Exhibit Specials, Advanced Search, My Gallery, and Photo Galleries. You can find them in our Video Library and on YouTube, but I’ll make it even easier by posting them below. Enjoy and let us know your thoughts.

Exhibit Design Search — Search Options

Exhibit Design Search — Retail, Rental, and Custom Displays Photos

Exhibit Design Search — My Gallery

Exhibit Design Search — Lightning Deal and Exhibit Specials

–Mel White


Short and Sweet EDS Video by Tim Patterson

October 28th, 2016 COMMENTS

Every week, I’m impressed by the creative marketing of Classic Distributors. Sometimes it’s an insightful blog post. Other times it’s a Linkedin update. Or it’s an email broadcast with a clever twist. From one marketer to another, the variety, creativity, and breathe of your marketing is astonishing and inspiring.

Last week, Tim Patterson, a.k.a. the TradeshowGuy, created a terrific three-minute video for his clients on recent Exhibit Design Search updates. It’s concise, informative, and interesting. The trifecta in video-world. As a fellow marketer, I think you’ll enjoy.

–Mel White


Classic Exhibits Town Call Meeting — Q3 Recorded Video

November 12th, 2012 COMMENTS

Every quarter, Classic Exhibits conducts a Town Hall Meeting with the Classic Distributor Network via GoToWebinar. In this meeting, we review sales and and design trends, new products, rental program changes, and industry news. The video is approximately 60 minutes.

In this Town Call, we also share our 2013 predictions, as well as details about our new iPad Kiosks and enhancements to Exhibit Design Search.

There is a minor audio glitch with feedback for about 40 seconds. Our apologies. Every time we think we’ve figured out GoToWebinar, something new happens.

Please let us know if you have any questions.

Watch the video at YouTube at

–Mel White


Based in Portland, Oregon, Classic Exhibits Inc. designs and manufacturers portable, modular, and custom-hybrid exhibit solutions and engineered aluminum extrusions (ClassicMODUL). Classic Exhibits products are represented by an extensive distributor network in North America and in select International markets. For more information, contact us at 866-652-2100.



Classic Exhibits: EXHIBITOR 2012 Video — Part 2

February 22nd, 2012 1 COMMENT

From Tim Patterson (a.k.a. the Tradeshow Guy):

“Still on the track of what the heck Classic Exhibits is up to for EXHIBITOR 2012 (March 4-8, 2012 at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas). I made another quick visit to their manufacturing facility this week. The result? A disagreement among the bigwigs, a rescue by a new designer, and the ‘inside scoop’ (perhaps!) from a Russian . . . ”