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Spagnola/Art Guild Collaboration Featured in SEGD Magazine

The Stevens Institute of Technology (Stevens) – on the Hudson River across from New York - was the first university in the United States dedicated to mechanical engineering. It has been in the midst of a turnaround that is helping make it one of the most desirable...

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Tradeshow Design Trends: Booths That Aren’t Booths

There are several interesting design trends that you may have noticed on tradeshow floors these days - all created to help exhibitors standout from everything else around them. One is the “anti-tech booth” where there’s not a trace of anything digital to be found....

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Our 20th Lion’s Den for Companions In Courage

We’ve posted before about our work for the Companions in Courage Foundation, founded by National Hockey League Hall of Famer, Pat LaFontaine. We’re posting again because we’ve reached a memorable landmark – our 20th Lion’s Den installation. What’s a Lion’s Den? Kids...

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International Tradeshows: Meeting the Challenge

Around 2000, most exhibit houses came to the same conclusion. If they couldn’t help a customer take their program overseas, the customer would take their program to someone who could. So, the goal became to make the experience of going overseas just the same for a...

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Art Guild Helps Inspire Brand New Book: Pheel the Love

“I got a call one day from Tom Iacovone. Tom is head of the Trade Show and Events division of Art Guild, a high-end trade show and design company.” So opens the brand new book co-written by Tom Burgoyne, the man inside of the Philly Phanatic suit, and Evan Marcus,...

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Exhibit Fabrication: National Museum of Industrial History

No one can deny the impact of America’s industrial achievements on both the U.S. and the rest of the world. So, Art Guild is pleased to have played the role of exhibit fabricator for a museum celebrating America’s rich industrial heritage. The National Museum of...

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Art Guild: Pioneering The Home Depot Store of the Future

One of the things we firmly believe at Art Guild is that the breadth of experience we gain working on many different types of projects – tradeshows, events, lobbies, museums and retail displays – helps us bring more innovative and effective solutions to all our...

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Art Guild: Mobile Event Marketing’s New Value Equation

Tradeshows have always been about getting in front of your audiences where they are, but sometimes access to them just 3 days a year isn’t enough. And then, of course, there are all the audience members who don’t come to your shows at all. Enter mobile event marketing...

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Tradeshow Budgets – Making Every Dollar Count

In the movie Titanic, when Jack is having dinner with the rich folks, a toast is made to “making it count.” We understand that sentiment. In fact, its one of our credos. Every customer, no matter what their budget, gives us their business because they expect us to...

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Using Tradeshow Twitter Hashtags More Effectively

After hashtags first appeared in 2007, it didn’t take long for hashtags related to specific tradeshows and events to come into widespread use (e.g., #exhibitorlive) particularly on Twitter. These hashtags allow all kinds of random show-related chatter to be shared...

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AM Resorts: Overseas Tradeshow Exhibit Fabrication

AMResorts is the fastest growing luxury leisure company in North America, representing a collection of 44 award-winning luxury resorts throughout Mexico, Jamaica, Curacao, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica and Panama. AMResorts provides sales, marketing and brand...

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Building Value Into 20 x 20 Tradeshow Exhibits

Big, dramatic custom booths get the attention. But for many customer programs, the heavy lifting is done by the smaller exhibits. They’re the ones that go to most of the shows. They're all that many important audiences ever see. This puts a real premium on their...

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Exhibit Fabrication for the Louis Armstrong House Museum

"What he does is real, and true, and honest, and simple, and even noble. Every time this man puts his trumpet to his lips, even if only to practice three notes, he does it with his whole soul." That’s what Leonard Bernstein said about Louis Armstrong, and that’s why...

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Tips for Running a Better Tradeshow Program RFP

    There are all kinds of articles on how to run a better exhibit house RFP process. So we thought we'd offer these five not so common tips for making the process easier and more effective. A lot of RFPs get answered by people hired to answer RFPs. This...

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IVC: Simplifying the Marketing Supply Chain

In this hyper-competitive world the accuracy and consistency of an audiences’ experience with a brand has never been more critical. Trying to deliver this using multiple vendors can come at a high, often unrecognized cost; loss of control and unnecessary time and...

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The Steve Gleason Story Hits the Big Screen

You may remember Steve Gleason's name. He’s the former New Orleans Saints player who in 2011 revealed he had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Since then, Steve has bravely used his illness to propel ALS to center stage at every...

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American Bible Society: Faith, Hope and a Lot of Graphics

The American Bible Society's mission is simple. To ensure everyone in the world has access to God's Word, and to encourage more of them to engage with it. Their work includes distributing Bibles, and an effort to translate the Bible into every language. To support...

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2016: The Future Ain’t What It Used to Be

So said Yogi Berra and he's right as always. What’s in store for 2016? A lot of the same woes as 2015, but it promises some good, even extraordinary things too, plus the potential for a lot of entertainment. Here’s 12 things to watch for this year... SuperBowl 50....

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Marketing In Disguise – Literally

More and more, audiences are saying no to traditional marketing messages.  As Craig Davis, a marketing pundit put it, "We need to stop interrupting what people are interested in and be what people are interested in." Well, how do you do that when you have a product...

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MasterCard and Art Guild: Mobile Exhibit Hits the Road

MasterCard is transitioning from a payments company to a technology company. As they describe it, “MasterCard is thinking differently, designing products differently and innovating faster…to make sure every MasterCard account is as digital as the consumers using them...

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Creating A More Effective Retail Display Design Brief

  We get a lot of assignments for designing retail displays for “considered purchase” products – products where the decision process involves considerable investigation and deliberation. Think high-end carpeting, windows or custom leather for a car. This post...

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Axalta Coating Systems at SEMA: One Amazing Car Trade Show

If you love cars, you’re at this show. That is if you can even get in. The SEMA Show in Las Vegas is billed as the world’s premiere automotive specialty products event. It showcases the world’s hottest new automotive products and thousands of the most extreme and...

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Audience Empathy: Not About You. It’s Them.

If you stopped a visitor on the way out of your booth and asked her to rank the experience she just had in your booth against others at the show, what do you think she’d say? The laws of probability dictate that most booths will get ranked in the middle of the...

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JCK Jewelry Show: Continuous Improvement Lab

Excellent firms don’t believe in excellence - only constant improvement and constant change. – Tom Peters At Art Guild we face a lot of logistical challenges. Probably none as great as those presented by North America’s largest jewelry show, the annual JCK Jewelry...

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Art Guild Gets Its Hands Dirty at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Finished and construction photos From its humble beginnings as an ash dump in the late 1800s, Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG) has come to represent the very best in urban gardening and horticultural display.  The BBG includes many specialty areas such as the Fragrance...

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Going Viral: Cracking the Code

At ExhibitorLive a session presenter shared this fact; the average American man spends $2,000 on underwear across the course of his lifetime. The average woman spends $32,000. Within minutes, and while the session still went on, this piece of information had been...

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Brand Experience

Studies show brands that continually invest in improving the experience customers have when interacting with them reap many benefits. For starters, these include higher sales and margins, as well as more customers turned into brand advocates, a critical advantage in...

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The Penn Museum’s New “Beneath the Surface” Exhibit

Photos © 2015 Alusiv, Inc. The Rio Grande de Coclé river in central Panama has a long history of shifting its course, leading to stories of children playing marbles with gold beads found on its banks. In the late 1920s, one such shift led to news of the discovery of a...

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Rethinking Your Event’s Sacred Cows

By Shawna Suckow, CPM and Interface 2014 Presenter A funny thing happened on the way to our annual conference. I’ve spent years studying and speaking on the topic of audience engagement, but it was my own conference that recently schooled me on the subject first-hand....

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Events Then and Now – The Fundamentals of Success

Recently when preparing to expand our office space, we found some old binders with photos of tradeshow exhibits we had done in the 50’s and 60’s. This led us to reflect on how much has changed in this business. For instance, leads used to be collected on paper forms...

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A New Take on the B2B Decision Process

An article by David Court at McKinsey and Company breaks the B2B purchase decision process into four key phases, each representing “potential battlegrounds where marketers can either win or lose:” Initial consideration – winning here means being one of the few brands...

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Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year Awards

San Francisco Giant’s Pitcher Madison Bumgarner and Art Guild were both honored at Sports Illustrated’s Sportsman of the Year Awards, just in very different ways. Bumgarner won the award. We were just honored to be there and help bring the event to life.  It took...

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