3 ways brands engaged with bloggers at Blog On 2016

Just three months until Christmas and bloggers from around the country came together at the Manchester Museum of Science and Industry for a blogging conference called Blog On.

Dressed in festive jumpers, t-shirts, antlers and a few santa-outfits, the theme for this conference was clear: Christmas.

With Christmas being the busiest season for brands that sell toys, festive treats, party supplies and more it’s an important time to engage with bloggers to increase brand awareness.

Here are three ways that brands engaged with bloggers – to get them talking about them during this busy season – with their exhibition stands at the event: (more…)

Charity Competition Voting 2016

Vote nowThe time has come to cast your vote to decide which charity will win £300 Marler Haley displays.

Voting closes at 12pm on Friday 7th October 2016. The voting form can be found at the bottom of this page.

We’d firstly like to thank every charity that submitted a competition entry – we’re always amazed at the response we receive and every year the entries become more creative and engaging. This year we’ve been especially impressed by video submissions. Of course with so many submissions, it’s hard to select just three finalists, but we’re always happy to help charity’s do more. In fact we’ve now launched a free banner offer for charities.

It’s now over to you, to decide who will win from our three finalists: (more…)

10 ways marketers can do more for less

How to do more for lessAs marketers, we’re sometimes tasked with what seems like the impossible.

We’re asked things like: “I want you to do more, with less budget!”

“Impossible!” We might think. “I can’t do it.”

But is it really impossible? Probably not.

Whether the ‘less’ refers to money or time, it’s all a necessary resource and one that every business constantly battles with.

Doing more for less isn’t impossible, it’s just about clever planning.

Here are a few ways you can do more for less: (more…)

Focus on: charity competition winners of 2015 Animal Rescue Cumbria

Since winning our annual charity competition last year, Animal Rescue Cumbria have been using their chosen displays to raise awareness of the important work they do and to help raise vital funds.
With their £300 prize winnings they purchased a printed branded tablecloth, a pavement board sign, a feather flag and a banner stand!

last year's charity competition winners (more…)

Office Games – Olympic Game Edition

As everybody around the world is avidly watching the Olympic Games, we thought it would be a fun idea to think about how we could use displays and items you’ll find around the office to create your our own Office Olympics… (more…)

Marler Haley’s Annual Charity Competition 2016

MH charity competitionThis competition is now closed for entrants… voting is now open until 7th October here.

We’re excited to announce that our sixth annual charity competition is now open for entries.

One prize is available for a charity or community group of £300 to be used toward Marler Haley display equipment.

To enter, registered UK charities are being asked to say what impact winning the competition would have to their charity on social media.

All entries that fulfil the terms and conditions of entry will also receive a complimentary 10% off their next purchase to be used until 31st December 2016.

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We Love Wimbledon

It’s that time of year when us Brits pour a glass of Pimms and tuck into a bowl of strawberries and cream.

Yes, it’s time for Wimbledon.

So to celebrate, here’s a look at a recent campaign run by the Wimbledon Foundation with a little help from one of our display stands.

Tennis fans pose with replica trophies whilst at the Wimbledon Foundation Tent during the Wimbledon Guild Village Fair. Wimbledon Common, Wimbledon.  Day -9 Saturday 18/06/2016. Credit: AELTC/Jon Buckle

Tennis fans pose with replica trophies whilst at the Wimbledon Foundation Tent during the Wimbledon Guild Village Fair. Wimbledon Common, Wimbledon. Day -9 Saturday 18/06/2016. Credit: AELTC/Jon Buckle

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Celebrating our first birthday banner

First birthday bannerFirsts are always important, momentous occasions worthy of celebrating.

So for my daughter’s first birthday, we decided to have a party – and to have a party we needed a birthday party banner.

I wanted something that was big enough to act as a centre piece for our entire party theme of fairy tale /princesses.

Luckily enough, we’d just created a few banner designs using our online artwork creator tool so I was eager to try one out.

With a mixture of designs, I could have chosen pirates, bunting, dinosaurs and more… but my heart and party theme was set on pink princesses.

So, I gave the tool a test drive to design my very own birthday banner. (more…)

Assembling a stand is child’s play

Ever wondered how easy it really is to assemble one of our displays? We’ve all had those moments where we’ve been caught fumbling with a fiddly display that just won’t go together.

But it really is easy when you know how. In fact, we know it’s child’s play. But don’t just take our word for it. (more…)

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