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Complete the Crossword Puzzle. Win a $15 Starbucks Gift Card

November 24th, 2020 COMMENTS
Classic Exhibits Crossword Puzzle

It’s time to grab a pencil (or pen if you’re feeling really brave) and have some fun. You deserve some fun, right? Below is a Classic Exhibits Crossword Puzzle with many common trade show terms, including a few new ones. There are several tricky questions, but don’t panic if you get stuck. Send an email to mel@classicexhibits.com and I’ll provide you with a clue or clues.

Win a Starbucks Gift Card

When you complete the crossword puzzle, email it to me and you’ll be entered into a drawing for one of (3) $15 Starbucks Gift Cards. Entries must be received by Friday, December 4. To download a PDF version of the crossword, CLICK HERE.

Classic Exhibits Crossword Puzzle

New Galleries in Exhibit Design Search: Video Review

November 24th, 2020 COMMENTS

Tim Patterson, aka Tradeshow Guy, takes us on an informative tour of the newest galleries in Exhibit Design Search. In this video, Tim navigates through TradeshowBuy.com, his branded version of EDS.

Are You Experiencing Virtual Exhibit Paralysis?

October 9th, 2020 COMMENTS

A Simple, Straightforward Explanation

Many trade shows have shifted to the virtual world because of the COVID-19 pandemic. So, what does that mean for exhibitors who want to continue to connect with existing and potential clients via trade shows? They need a presence via a trade show virtual exhibit.

Unfortunately, most virtual solutions are not “fully baked” by show organizers. What they offer is limited and proprietary to their show and doesn’t allow the exhibitor to fully show their products and services nor does it provide the attendees with an engaging and immersive experience.

The PlaceLyft 3D Virtual Solution has three distinct benefits compared to those provided by the show.

  • First, it’s comprehensive, allowing exhibitors to embedded media, social media, chat, polling, Zoom, and even tracking.
  • Second, it’s portable, meaning the virtual exhibit can be taken from show to show since it’s URL based.
  • Lastly, it’s both immersive and cost-effective.

For more information, www.classicexhibits.com or call us at 503-866-2100. With over 200 Distributors in North America, Classic can put you in contact with an virtual exhibit expert right in your backyard.

Sandboxes and Tonka Trucks

August 7th, 2020 COMMENTS
Custom Trade Show Exhibit

When I was a kid, there was nothing better than Saturday mornings.  I’d wake up bright and early, plop myself in front of the television set, and watch my shows (Magilla Gorilla or Astro Boy, anyone?). After a few hours, my mom would turn the set off and push us to “go play outside.” 

Once outside, the first stop was always the glorious sandbox where I kept my Tonka Trucks. 

Ahhhh, my Tonka Trucks… These classic metal toys were absolutely made for sandbox play. Dump trucks, Front-End Loaders, Bulldozers – all were at home in the sand. I spent hours creating and building in my imaginary construction sites. 

Turning an Idea into a Concept

While that was a lifetime ago, this past February I had an opportunity to revisit the box.  I received an email from AE Lena Jones (Deckel and Moneypenny in Louisville, KY) asking if Classic “wanted to play with some trucks.” 

Seems her Client – Chevron – was looking for something unique for an upcoming show. D&M’s shop was jam-packed and so she reached out to Classic for some support. She said Chevron was looking for a way to have attendees actually “walk-through” one of their Diesel Particulate Filters (DPFs). Time out! I can’t even say DPF let alone know what the heck it is or does. But I soon learned. If you’ve ever seen a semi or big rig driving down the highway (or had a Black Hawk Tonka Truck), chances are you’ve seen a DPF. Take a look at the Tonka below. I’ve circled the DPF.

Diesel Particulate Filter

I have since learned that Diesel Particulate Filters, found on just about every big rig in the country, captures significant amounts of the toxins that a truck generates and stops them from spewing into the air. Chevron’s idea was to have attendees actually walk-through one so they could see why their DPF works so much better than the competition’s filter.    

So that was the assignment. Create an over-sized version of Chevron’s Diesel Particulate Filter large enough for attendees to walk through.

Enter Classic Designer, Kim DiStefano

We were not given any build drawings or designs. Just a verbal description and a dusty old Tonka truck. Enter Classic Designer, Kim DiStefano. 

Kim loves these types of assignments. What designer wouldn’t? Little to no info on how the product actually works. No idea as to available budget.  Rendering and ballpark pricing due in a couple of days. Ahhhh, the perfect assignment. 

In just a few days Kim came back with the following renderings looking for input from client.

Lena shared the renderings with her client and of course… Chevron loved it!  The order was placed and a few weeks later… Voila!!

Actual vs. Rendering

Chevron Diesel Particulate Filter Exhibit

Crazy cool, right?! Take a look at how close Kim’s rendering and the final DPF that Classic produced match up.

Classic Exhibits Designs

Got a funky opportunity and not much time to get it through your own system? Consider letting the Classic Team take a whack at it. These sorts of custom projects now represent a whopping 65% of our business. 

And remember… you’re never too old to play.   

Modifying Your Open Office with Low-Cost, Flexible Solutions

June 23rd, 2020 COMMENTS

Discover (4) new galleries in Exhibit Design Search: PlaceLyft Office Solutions, Office/Retail Lightboxes, Hand Sanitizer Stands, and Safety Dividers. In a recent New York Times article about virus-proofing offices, the authors state, “Companies are quickly trying to reverse the (open office) trend in a low-cost and flexible way. They want to remove chairs and desks and install screens or other dividers between remaining desks.”

Contemporary Office and Retail Solutions

Virus-Proofing the New Office

COVID-19 has forced most businesses to review their work environments as they plan for their employees to return. What they’ve realized is that most, if not all offices or retail spaces, do not protect employees from airborne or surface viruses. Deciding on next steps, however, can be confusing (and expensive) for many organizations.

The Contemporary Office and Retail Solutions galleries in EDS are designed to make those decisions easier. The four galleries show attractive and cost-effective solutions for any office or retail environment. They include office partitions with easily sanitize-able surfaces, protective safety barriers, durable hand sanitizer stands, and customizable LED lightboxes. There are no hidden prices, and the designs can be customized to any situation.

One of the easiest and most cost-effective solutions is to simply extend the height of existing cubicle partitions from 12-24 inches. Cubicle Height Extenders are designed to provide additional personal protection without extensive modifications. As a bonus, the Height Extenders allow for graphic branding.

Contact Classic Exhibits for more information regarding design and delivery options.