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The Bamboo Banner Stand November 29 2016

Bamboo is Cool

Years ago I traveled the world to discover the ultimate in green, eco friendly portable displays. On a trek to Shanghai to source bamboo banner material, I stumbled upon a surprisingly cool, and sustainable minded vertical banner stand manufacturer outside of that thriving Asian metropolis. The result was the only (along with our bamboo table top display) product we buy outside the USA that meets our requirements for sustainability. It's the Bamboo Lite, a bamboo vertical banner stand. Over the years it has been our number 2 biggest seller, right behind the only USA made vertical banner stand, the Eco Rolla.

Easy Set Up. Sustainable.
Stands Out.


Booth Pricing Update November 23 2016

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Custom Booth Design for Trade
Shows and Pop Up Stores

Our custom booths range in pricing from $175-250 per square foot. This includes design, fabrication and materials. Shipping and installation cost more and vary widely depending on location and size of booth.

Our first consultation is free, and after that, we require an up front design fee of 10-15% of the total project budget. Upon completion of the design to your approval, we require 60% of the remaining total; and the final 40% payment in hand before shipment.

Easy Set Up. Sustainable.

Stands Out.

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Full Service Design & Fabrication

  • Trade Shows
  • Conventions & Meetings
  • Fairs & Outdoor Events
  • In-Store Displays


Booth Design Ideas 2 November 18 2016

A Seasoned Brand Evolves

Dr. Praegers had been on the scene for a couple decades when they approached us to help them evolve their new brand into their trade show presence at Natural Products West. They needed a highly efficient and functional sampling solution; along with an exceptional kitchen aesthetic. They were as thrilled as we were at how the booth turned out. Take a look at these photos!

Simple. Sustainable.

Effective.

Full Service Design & Fabrication

  • Trade Shows
  • Conventions & Meetings
  • Fairs & Outdoor Events
  • In-Store Displays

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Helping Kate Farms Grow

5 years ago we helped Kate Farms, then a young company, start to define the meal replacement shake market with a simple farm stand themed booth. Since then we have continued to help them grow with innovative, highly functional and on point branded experiences. Get in touch with The Boothologist today to learn more about how we can help your company grow...

Simple. Sustainable.
Effective.

Full Service Design & Fabrication

  • Trade Shows
  • Conventions & Meetings
  • Fairs & Outdoor Events
  • In-Store Displays


Boothster Presents Bamboo Lite October 24 2016

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Bamboo Lite II - New Design

The Bamboo Lite II is now a simpler design, at a better price.
Formerly $399, we now offer it for $299  
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Booth design, exhibits, marketing glossary of terms September 05 2016

I look back fondly on the early years of my career, before I started calling myself "The Boothologist". Back in those first internal company and client meetings, I struggled to get what was going on. The problem was I didn't know the industry and company jargon. So I've put together this ongoing "glossary of booth design terms". If you want to add anything to it, let me know!

The Boothologist


File requirements for Vertical Banner Stands is Key! September 05 2016

Here's our updated graphics requirements page: http://www.boothster.com/pages/graphics-requirement. We hope this makes your life (and ours!) easier. On most of our products, especially our vertical banner stands, we offer graphic templates. For our custom projects we will provide the viewable dimensions and bleed information. Note that we provide graphic design as well. Call us for a quote!

The Boothologist


Vertical Banner Stand for Recork August 29 2016

One of our ongoing clients is Sole Footwear. They started a program called Re-Cork. We produced an Eco Rolla Vertical Banner Stand for them. Here is a description of what Recork is all about:

"Part of growing a business responsibly is diminishing the impact our actions have on the environment," says CEO Mike Baker. "We are thrilled to pioneer cork recycling because cork is such an amazing, natural raw material with benefits that extend beyond bottle stoppers."

ReCORK is an alliance of individuals and businesses working together to collect and recycle natural corks. With roughly 3,000 drop-off locations, more than 8,000 new cork trees planted, and over 70 million natural corks collected, we are off to a great start. ReCORK aims to be a point of interaction for education around cork recycling and sustainability.

With billions more natural corks to recycle every year, we need your help to continue to grow the program. Please join the ReCORK movement and make a positive impact with recycled cork.

https://recork.org/us/story

Vertical banner stand for Recork

 


The Day I Discovered Bamboo Banner Stands in Shanghai August 26 2016

Back in 2010, my world seemed to be converging on Asia, once again. We had just landed another booth design project for the US Forest Service, this time in Seoul, Korea. My dreams of being an international exhibition designer were coming to fruition. The one in Argentina was not just a fluke.

So I go to bro David Grove's house for a barbecue in the rustic wine country in Yamhil County, Oregon. A surprise visitor is Brian Clem, a State Representative, and our old buddy from college who talked me out of running for student body president back in 1992 (he was so better organized than me, I didn't have a chance). Brian tells me he's heading to Shanghai for the World Expo to represent the State of Oregon, and bring along business owners to engage in business opportunities for Oregon products. The dates were close to my trip in Korea. Both of our eyes light up, and we say "Roooooad Triiiiip". My brain is further clicking into high gear, and I text another old OSU bro, Blake Showalter, who owns nightclubs in Japan. Close enough to Shanghai, I'm thinking. Turns out Blake's buddy, a professional MMA fighter from Bulgarian, no less, lives in Shanghai, and owns a restaurant. So the Asian road trip starts to take flight. Blake adds fuel to the fire by adding Tim Griffiths, a dashing Japanese speaking attorney with flowing blond hair from Australia to the mix. He was a guy who bartended and dragon slayed with us in our old days in Japan.

It's always a good idea to do some booth design business deals when in a foreign country so I followed up with a cool Shanghai-ese portable display maker that specialized in bamboo. He had this cool bamboo banner material I wanted to buy and sell in the US. I made plans to tour his facilities, lunch and review his products.

So after absolutely killing it on the exhibit design for the USA in Seoul I fly to Shanghai, and Evan (a dead ringer for Kojak, but built like a brick house) has already lined us up with a fat condo overlooking the Yangtzee River. Blake has just finished doing a commercial for Toyota, basically playing himself, some kind of extra tall Japanese gangster with GQ looks. He had another casting call that week in Japan but said fuck it - I'm not missing out on this trip on the CHANCE I may get another gig.

Within hours we are partying on a rooftop overlooking the Yangtze River. The next day, hungover to the gills, we are getting VIP access through our politician friend to World Pavilions. Some incredible exhibit designs. Favorites were Norway and Korea. Honorable mention designs were Germany, Denmark, Sweden. Didn't get to see all. The big ones that I thought sucked were US and China.

The next day I met with the bamboo guy. It was nutty - as if Boothster had been inverted to the other side of the world, and instead of goofy American hipsters, it was all goofy Chinese hipsters. Instead of Walnut plywood, they were using bamboo plywood. I looked around and clearly, no pandas were being sacrificed, and people seemed to be well fed and gainfully employed. The owner had the same commitment to sustainability as I had, and shared in my vision for eco friendly, green trade show booths and displays. We had a great meal with his family, and I ordered a few pallets of bamboo banner material. And out of the corner of my eye noticed the Bamboo Lite Vertical Banner Stand, and the rest is history. It's been our #2 seller for 6 years. Here are some pictures of it. Click on the page if you want to buy yours today. $299 a pop. Quite a deal, and best of all your organization will look good in it.

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Baby Bamboo Vertical Banner Stand August 15 2016

We have these super cute bamboo banner stands that are perfect table toppers. They are in two vertical sizes - either 8.5x16.5 inches or 11x16.5 inches. A snap to set up, and they can fit in your computer bag! $50 each. -The Boothologist

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