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Project Spotlight: Learning Undefeated’s Drop Anywhere Labs

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Challenge In today’s rapidly evolving digital age, capturing and holding the attention of a young audience requires a creative approach to education and usually a healthy dose of integrated technology. Enter Learning Undefeated, a nonprofit organization that brings STEM education to underserved communities. While Boxman Studios has worked with the organization in the past, this […]

Project Spotlight: Kane Realty

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Challenge For developers, office space is typically confined to rental trailers capable of traveling from site to site. While the units are functional, they are usually far from visually pleasing. When Kane Realty, a developer located in Raleigh, sought a new approach to traditional construction offices, they selected Boxman Studios. The task at hand? Design […]

Quick Trends Pushing Restaurants in the Next Decade

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Quick Trends Pushing Restaurants in the Next Decade Life seems to move at an ever-increasing pace that impacts everything from how we work to how we take care of our families. That pace especially impacts the way we eat, with leisurely meals in dine-in restaurants giving way to quick service and fast-casual restaurants to accommodate […]

Charleys Philly Cheese Steaks

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Challenge  With nearly 600 locations across 46 states and 17 countries, Charleys Philly Steaks is one of the largest Philly Cheesesteak concepts in the country. Since their first space opened in 1986 near Ohio State University, they’ve rapidly expanded and can be found in university food courts, retail shopping centers and airports worldwide. While successful […]

Shipping Container Structure Trends for 2020

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As we sit on the cusp of 2020, it’s interesting to look back over the last decade and see how the container building industry has evolved. This time last year we reflected on what we thought some of the biggest shipping container business ideas would be for 2019. As we approach the new decade, what […]

5 Ways Shipping Container Construction Gets Your Business Open Faster

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Traditional construction is not known for being expeditious. Weather can wreak havoc on a construction schedule, labor shortages are common and delayed materials impact the schedule and budget. Here are five reasons shipping container buildings save time in the overall construction process, getting products to market an average of 30-50 percent faster than bricks-and-sticks construction. […]

How Brands Benefit from Election Activations

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When developing marketing and advertising campaigns, experts are looking to make authentic connections with their customers, communicate their value propositions, and motivate their audience to take action. One technique for building connections with an audience is to leverage special events or cultural changes to frame the brand in a certain light. These larger phenomena are […]

Temporary Cities: Teaching Us a Better Way to Build

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In today’s world of skyscrapers and monuments, it seems that most people will agree, bigger is better. Impressive buildings leave a more lasting impression, right? Traditional construction has drawn our iconic city lines and marked important changes in history and culture. It also raises some important questions. How does this mentality impact our earth and […]

11 Psychology Secrets Behind Exceptional Experiential Marketing Activations

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We’ve heard it argued that an experience with a brand has three phases. To start, a person has a first-hand experience with a brand. Second, they purchase an offering from that brand. And finally, the customer shares their experience with the product or service with others. Experiential marketing is powerful beyond other channels because it gives […]

This Krispy Kreme Store is a Masterclass in Experiential Design: Here are 7 Important Lessons.

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The Krispy Kreme just off Concord Mills Boulevard in Concord, NC has all the trappings of the doughnut shop we know and love. Their signature forest green, red neon fixtures, and iconic Krispy Kreme signage have all made an appearance.  But this isn’t the Krispy Kreme of old. Their first redesign in over a decade […]