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How To Hang A Banner Outside

Outdoor Banners offer a wonderful opportunity to promote your business or custom message... Do you know how to hang a banner effectively?

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12% Off Everything! Celebrating England's World Cup

For the rest of July, we're giving you 12% off everything on site! Use the code: 12GOALS at checkout or when calling to order.

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Charity Competition 2018 – Win £500 Displays!

Entering can take less than three minutes and one lucky charity will win £500 of marketing displays.

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Applying Window Stickers

Applying window stickers and decals is incredibly easy. Check out our easy to follow guide to achieve best application results.

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Ignoring exhibition visitors at your peril

Ignoring visitors at exhibitions is a dangerous game to play – and as experts in the exhibition industry, we can tell you this: You will be missing out on leads!

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Ignoring visitors at your peril

What makes a good exhibition stand?

It’s a common error to invest in an exhibition stand space without carefully thinking about what your exhibiting needs are.

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What makes a good exhibition stand

Creative tablecloth ideas to get your brand noticed

See three examples of printed creative tablecloth ideas from brands looking to get noticed. From sleek and simple designs to clever use of colouring and backgrounds, we’ve got it all covered! Includes bonus questions to ask your potential supplier…

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Creative tablecloth ideas to get your brand noticed

Blogger Competition: Win Your Printed Wallpaper

Are you a lifestyle blogger, looking to refresh a space with your own design of printed wallpaper? Find out how to enter Marler Haley’s blogger competition and enter by Friday 8th June 2018. Read more…

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Poster size guide

Need to know what’s what when it comes to poster and banner sizes? Check out our quick and helpful guide to find out what sized poster you need. Read more…

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Types of Outdoor Advertising

Learn what types of Street Advertising is available and how you can create an impact outdoors. Read our quick breakdown on advertising outdoors today. Reading time: 3 minutes.

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Types of Outdoor Advertising

Charity banner design – Benchmark report

Read our free charity banner design report to find out how you should be designing your charities pop up banners. We reviewed over 50 charity banner designs printed in 2017 and compared them against best practice to create this free downloadable document. Download it for free today…

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How to engage with influencers at events

Engaging with influencers, who have the ability to influence the buying decisions in your target market, is a great marketing technique at events and exhibitions. But how do you influence an influencer? Read on to find out more…

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Register an online account for 10% off

Register an online account and get rewarded with 10% off your online order. Follow our 5 easy steps to register today.

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Build a modular stand on a budget with our new pop up systems

We’ve launched a brand new range of pop up stands… Pop Up Systems. What are they? Read more about our budget based modular exhibition stands here.

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How to hang a banner

Find out how to hang a banner safely and securely with these top tips.

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Planning your 2018 seasonal marketing calendar

See our handy seasonal marketing calendar infographic and download our free PDF guide below to find out when you should be talking about the top events in the UK in 2018:

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Top 5 products of 2017

We’re very excited about the year ahead and have a number of exciting products coming to the site in 2018! These new products will be joining our already exciting line up which include these top 5 products of 2017…

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Top 5 products of 2017

Black Friday Food Bank Donation 2017

This year, we pledged to give away food parcels during Black Friday. With your support, we hand delivered hundreds of items to our local food bank. Find out more about our donation and how you have helped.

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Black Friday week of giving

In the lead up to Black Friday, we know that you want a great offer to stretch your budget and to have a feel good factor.

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UK Mobile Retail Search Statistics

Marler Haley have released sale and Black Friday statistics for search trends in the UK, detailing the rise in mobile searches and the implications for retailers – both B2C and B2B.

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Elf for Christmas Giveaway

Tis the season to share a little joy. As we had so much fun last year with our office elf, we’re giving one lucky office the chance to win a cheeky office elf. Find out how to enter…

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Halloween more popular than Christmas in the UK

Research carried out by Marler Haley has identified that in the UK, more people search for Halloween than Christmas. Read more about these findings...

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Halloween more popular than Christmas in the UK

18 Cheeky Elf on the Shelf ideas for the Office

With Elf on the Shelf being adopted in the UK, it was only a matter of time before their cheeky antics hit the office...

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How to upcycle your Banner

What happens when you need to change your message or update your logo though? Do you throw your banner away or do you recycle it? Or, do you upcycle?

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YoungDementia UK wins charity competition

Witney based charity YoungDementia UK have been awarded with £500 worth of display equipment in a charity competition.

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Charity Competition to Win £500 Display Equipment

This competition is now closed - keep an eye out for our 2018 competition

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Vote for your Charity Competition winner

We've reached the final of our charity competition and we're pleased to announce the following three finalists:

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Engaging Fabric Displays for Wimbledon

Share Draw some inspiration for your next engagement campaign by seeing what the Wimbledon Foundation did with a little help from one of our fabric display stands.

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How to Design a Banner Stand – Benchmark Report

Find out how to design a banner stand by downloading our free benchmark report.

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Why you need to think about outdoor displays early

Now is the best time to start planning your outdoor activity. From retail to events, thinking about outdoor early can save you money and stress. Find out how to spring clean your outdoor displays and how to take advantage of our latest offer.

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What you missed in 2016

A year can go by pretty quickly in the event and exhibition industry and it can be easy to forget all of the great things that have happened. Here, I’ve summarised some of the great products we’ve introduced that you might have missed in 2016:

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How we’re helping to spread Christmas cheer with Wellingborough Foodbank

We pledged to donate a food parcel to the Wellingborough Food bank – our local foodbank – for every order we received on Black Friday.

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When to give a sample and when to give a gift at events

For brands, it’s a hard balance to find as to whether you give away actual products or promotional products at events. It should largely depend on who you’re exhibiting to and what you want them to do with it afterwards.

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Charity Competition Voting 2016

Find out more about the 2016 Charity competition finalists

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Marler Haley’s Annual Charity Competition 2016

This competition is now closed for entrants...

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BBC Good Food Show 2015

Working our way through the exhibition hall, we joined the crowd who were gathering around a truly extraordinary exhibit - a Lexus car made from origami.

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Design Inspiration this Exhibition Season

Using their products to grab attention and create an aesthetically pleasing display, we thought that this selection of designs would be perfect if you were in need of some inspiration to ‘wow’ your visitors.

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What Ghoulish Exhibitor are you Most Like?

To celebrate Halloween, find out what would happen if 5 top spooky characters became exhibitors and how we think they could improve to increase their leads and sales.

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Behind the Glass Display

The glass display showcases some of the most precious and expensive products. From jewellery exhibitions to fancy antique fairs, the glass display enables you to look and not touch.

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Freestanding Displays vs. Shell Scheme Graphics

As exhibition season is approaching, we thought it might be useful to take a look at how to utilise your shell scheme space. The system is usually always provided by the event organiser so you need to decide whether you're going to opt for shell scheme graphics or fill the space with freestanding display equipment.

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A Board’s Uses - Say Goodbye to Boring Boards

A Boards and pavement signs are a very effective tool to catch the eye of a passer-by and they need to be able to do just that; they often sit in key locations and should be maximised because of this. We’ve taken a look at a couple of ways that people use A boards.

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Promotional Flags – Flying the Flag for Charities

Flags are capable of providing a wealth of messages and meanings, whether that be a country flying their colours, the earliest form of communication, giving visual instructions or even providing brand recognition!

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Starting to Plan for Exhibition Season

As we are in the midst of preparing to exhibit at the Elite Business Event next week, I’ve got a few tips to help you choose the right exhibition, equipment and messages to display to help drive sales and awareness:

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How Marketing Displays can Help your Restaurant Thrive

As a restaurant owner, if you’ve already developed a great menu with fantastic food and are getting people in the door, then now is the time to think about how to continue to promote your restaurant to entice passers-by to stop and take notice as well as to encourage repeat diners through marketing.

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Which Displays Make the Best Branded Press Backdrop?

As well as using display stands as a staple ingredient for exhibitions, they are also used to increase brand awareness for press and photo opportunities. If you’re looking to create a branded backdrop for your next event or press opportunity, follow these tips to choose the perfect stand and make it impactful.

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In a Hurry? Get your Banner Stand Within 24 Hours

We can now provide a faster, next day delivery for most banner stands!

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How to Gain a Good Return on Investment From Display Stands as a Charity

Choosing the right display as a charity can be tough. When funds could be used directly toward charitable aims, it can seem like a hard decision as to whether to invest in display stands.

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5 Best Kept Event Secrets to Increase the Lifespan of your Marketing Flags

By following our step-by-step guide, you can be sure to maximise its use and extend the life of your flag

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Competition for Charities to Win £300 Display Equipment

Our Annual Charity Competition for 2014 is now open for entries with a prize of £300 to be used toward display equipment.

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Setting Objectives for Exhibitions

How are you planning on measuring success at your next exhibition? Success can mean many things to many different people, but it’s important to make sure that you know what success means for your business and how you are going to measure it before the event has begun. This will help you to find out…

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Choosing the Right Exhibition for your Needs

How do you pick the correct exhibition or event for you or for your business? Some may jokingly say “With a finger in the wind”, but picking the right exhibition is the first step in making sure you have a successful, and profitable event. We’ve created a short series that follows our progress of picking…

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Prepare your Zombie Exhibition Apocalypse Plan

It’s a human-eat-human world on the exhibition floor and unlike a zombie apocalypse, you know exactly when it’s going to happen.

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Naughty Exhibitors Caught in the Act

We set out to answer one simple question: Are exhibitors following best practice? The short answer is not always. Below is our infographic on our key findings along with our top tips for how to avoid these exhibiting blunders.

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Does Santa Think you are a Naughty or Nice Exhibitor?

Answer these questions to find out if you’re on Santa’s Naughty or Nice exhibitor list this year.

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Five Top Charity Displays

Displays are great for making sure that you can be seen through a crowd, but it can seem difficult to know which display is right for your needs as a charity. Here are five examples of how displays can be used in different environments to gain greater visibility and awareness.

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3 Cost Effective Ideas of How to Refresh your Portable Display

It’s the New Year, and a great time to review and refresh your display equipment. Why not make this year’s resolution one that we can help you keep. We have 3 cost effective ideas of how to rejuvenate your display.

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Top 5 Pieces of James Bond Memorabilia

This Friday, Bond will grace our cinema screens for the 23rd time. The film, Skyfall, received critical acclaim at its premiere, and is generating excitement in Bond circles.

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When to use Shell Scheme Graphics

At most events the organiser will provide you with a walling system know as a shell scheme system. These are available in a variety of sizes with varying attachments. Your event organiser will provide you with all of the specifications of the shell scheme that you book.

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Selecting Colours for your Display Stand

When designing graphics for your display products, the colours that you choose can make or break the design.

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Selecting Colours For Your Display Stand

Top 5 Display Products Chosen by Charities to Promote Their Cause

Fundraising and increasing awareness for charities and their causes is always very important. Our experience has shown that there are core products to which charities show a certain preference. Roller Banner Stands We have seen roller banner stands being used by charities in a variety of ways, such as in the foyer of a headquarters…

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Top 5 Display Products Chosen by Charities

Replacing your Banner Stand and Pop-up Display Graphics

Graphics can be unruly. At the time they are designed they can be perfect, but within months they could be the factor that decides it’s high-time to buy a new banner stand to rebrand, refresh or change out of date information.

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Why Printed Branded Tablecloths are the Best Choice!

Branded tablecloths dress a table beautifully and can pull together your display while hiding a multitude of items below your table. You know that we all do it!

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Why Printed Branded Tablecloths Are The Best Choice

The Power of Promotional Products

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The Power Of Promotional Products

A Day in Janet's Life

Find out what a day in the life of our team looks like

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Reducing Carbon Emissions at Exhibitions – Infographic

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Reducing Carbon Emissions at Exhibitions

Five Steps to Great Exhibition Planning

If you’re new to managing events – or just want a confidence boost so you know you’ve got everything covered – we’re here to help.

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Five steps to great exhibition planning