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Want to “Go Green” for Your Next Trade Show?

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In 2010, Newsweek named Office Depot as the greenest retailer in the US, and the 18thgreenest company in the country in 2010. Their expanding “Green Fleet” makes deliveries via electric vans and cargo cycles; the company buys and sells sustainable products; they partner with other environmentally conscious companies. They “walk the walk” in every aspect of their business and […]

Trade Show Trends for 2013

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Jack Kerouac wrote, “Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion.” We all want to be trendsetters, not followers. So why learn about what’s current in the trade show world? Why not create your own trends, forge your own paths? You should! With a caveat. You could be a […]

Get Your Motor Runnin’

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For the second year in a row we were part of the Porsche Driving Experience in Amelia Island, Florida. Our 20′ Hospitality Suite was the staging area for 100 Porsche owners and fans who arrived at sunrise to enjoy a light breakfast before driving, caravan style, from Fernandina Municipal Airport to the Ritz Carlton Amelia Island – headquarters […]

What is Shipping Container Architecture?

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Shipping Container Architecture is a style of architecture that has been around for several decades and has been gaining popularity in recent years. By repurposing the large, steel containers that carry imported goods from Asia and Europe onto North American shores, Shipping Container Architects are able to leverage a huge number of these sturdy, standard-sized structures that are too […]

How It’s Made: From Shipping Container to Brand Experience

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The transition from shipping container to exhibit is, essentially, the process of taking a strong, sturdy, blank canvas, and transforming it into a cool, immersive experience. To do this, we work with a diverse and extensive team to cover all areas of expertise from furniture selection and material choice, to hands-on fabrication and construction, to […]

Why Consider Shipping Container Architecture?

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Remember when you were a child and could make anything with a cardboard box? Inventive kids can make dog houses, rocket ships, forts, theaters, kitchens, cars… Give them two or three boxes, and watch out. Shipping container architecture takes us back to that innate imagination, that drive to create, the willingness to experiment, the resourcefulness […]

Shipping Containers vs. Tents: What Makes the Best Event Space?

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An increasingly important factor in the success of your branded events is the temporary “home” in which you choose to host them. Traditional pop-up event tents have been a go-to for years. But if you’re looking for an onsite execution that is easy to customize, transport, set-up, AND wows your customers – is a tent […]

Where Do Shipping Containers Come From?

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Our import-based economy brings over 21,000 shipping containers into the United States each day. The problem – or the solution, depending on your viewpoint – is that it isn’t financially feasible to send the containers back to the country of origin, which is often in Asia or Europe. What to do with these orphaned containers… […]

3 Reasons Today’s Biggest Brands are Using Shipping Containers for their Campaigns

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Why are companies turning to shipping containers for semi-permanent structures and creative campaigns? Because they work! Here are a few reasons why: They’re new in the world of exhibits and experiential marketing: Half of the battle is catching the attention of your desired audience when you want it. Our approach makes this a lot easier […]

What are the Limits of Shipping Containers for my Event?

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People are exposed to as many as 5000 forms of branding and advertising every day. Most of us have learned to tune this out like we tune out the soft music in an elevator. It’s background noise. The brands trying to reach us have to step into the foreground. They have to figure out how […]