Where Do You Use a Retractable Banner?

Summary: Today we outline the best occasions for using a portable banner in your advertising efforts.

You might have been thinking about your advertising options recently. A very easy way to get some exposure with a minimal outlay is by purchasing a retractable banner. Not only are they easy to set up, but they’re also easy to transport, making them the perfect option for businesses that see a lot of movement.


Do you have your own market stall? These banners make even the smallest operation so much more professional for passers by. A banner will catch the eye and add a legitimacy to your business that a chalkboard sign just simply cannot. At the end of the day you can just pack up easily and be on your way. It’s also handy if you’re building business across a few markets to grab a few copies to add continuity between each.

At your event

Whether you’re holding a work party, or you’re an events promotions agency, there’s no better way to attract attention at an event than a banner or two. Employing banner stands, especially at the entrance and exit of your event will draw the crowd in and let them know when the action is!

Specialist tradeshows

Do you need to showcase your business or service at a tradeshow? Retractable banners can make a terrific (if not essential) addition to your stand. Alongside all your marketing material, such as flyers, giveaways, demos, videos, and staff outfitted in company clothing, a professional banner or two for your booth will provide a great focal point for those attracted to your booth.


If your business is either sponsoring a conference, or you have people that will be speaking at multiple times throughout the conference, then it’s a must to have a pull-up banner (or multiple if you’re the sponsor!) to obtain visibility for your company amongst the conference attendees. This is particularly useful if it comes out at multiple times across multiple different speakers – repetition can make your brand stick more readily in your potential customer’s minds.

Speaking arrangements

If you often have to give speeches at other businesses, then a banner will be a great advertising tool for while you’re giving your speech. Simply pop it up behind you while you’ve got the floor to draw people’s eyes to something other than the clock on the wall!

Retractable banners have so many great uses for advertising. They come in all different sizes, ensuring you’ll be able to find the perfect one for your use. Reusable and portable, you just can’t go past one for hassle free advertising.

Resource Box: Banner Bug has a large range of quality retractable banners for all your advertising purposes. Have a browse through their site today!

Are Your Ads Being Ignored? What’s the Best Technique?

Did you know?

Consumers see around 2,700 advertisements per day.

It’s true. We see so many ads, our minds usually don’t register when we see one. Are your company advertisements among the thousands of ads being seen and ignored by consumers? Here, we will look at five advertisement techniques that have been used effectively by other businesses. Depending on your business type, any of these techniques could be utilized in driving up sales and awareness of your products/services.

However, before, we look at these techniques, we should note the importance of considering and defining which groups of consumers your advertisements are targeting. If your advertisement does not appeal to a certain group, the likelihood of the ad being rejected and viewed as not important to the viewer is increased dramatically.

It’s a cliche, but still applicable to the world of marketing and advertising: “First impressions last a lifetime”. Your company’s advertisement is often the first publication a customer will see related to your business. If your advertisement has a high likelihood of causing annoyance, it will reflect on the values and intent not only of your advertisement, but also your business. Caution and careful consideration is essential when choosing an advertisement type. You don’t want your advertisement to have the opposite effect of it’s intended purpose.


The title (or first line) of your advertisement is the first contact customers have with your promotion. According to the Professional Advertising website, the headline is 70% responsible for how effective your advertisement will be. Whether you are promoting your product from content marketing articles, the Internet, or TV, if the attention of the audience is not attracted within the first 5 to 10 seconds of listening or reading, you will lose the customer’s attention. Questions, topics of strong interest, and controversial subjects if written in a way that causes interest are useful methods of attracting attention. For example, the title, “Are Your Advertisements Attracting Customers?” is a fairly attractive title, however, “Are Your Ads Repelling Customers?” is more eye-catching because it capitalizes on something all companies seek to avoid: repelling customers. Furthermore, “7 Most Hated Ad Techniques – Are Your Ads Repelling Customers?” is most effective because it empathizes with strong feelings or opinions many people have.


Accessing customers through social networking is an excellent method of advertising and widely utilized by businesses. According to recent data, over one billion people actively used Facebook in 2015; 100 million people use Instagram; and according to the Wall Street Journal, 974 million people used Twitter (although some of these members were inactive.) What does this mean for your business? You have an incredibly large number of people who are easy to access online, and many times, reaching these people can be free. Many companies post articles, videos, and other publications on their account page. If their publications are interesting to viewers, they have a greater chance of getting shared. Additionally, your company website is another Internet tool that should be updated and ready to be used by viewers.

The demands and preferences of the upcoming generation of consumers is quickly changing and your company needs to be ready to meet these changing demands. According to Paw Research, 72 percent of Millennials (also known as Generation Y) research and shop online before going shopping at a store. Paw Research also found that Millennials are the largest group of consumers to surf the Internet while in the store to take advantage of the best prices. These statistics helps companies to realize their potential they have to compete with other companies online. Many companies recommend including SEOs (search engine optimizations) into your website to increase the traffic to your website.


A cross-promotion is when two or more companies who sell similar services/products pair up to fund an advertisement. This type of marketing has obvious benefits including cutting the ad prices in half and broadening the reach and potential of your company’s information. Your company might sell gardening seeds, another company might sell gardening tools or decorations. By teaming your resources together, both businesses can support the growth of the other.


Have you heard of the word, “premiums”? Premiums is the marketing word for commonly used items that bear your company’s name, logo, or catch phrase. Many companies invest money printing these elements on various items, such as hats, t-shirts, flash drives, or cups; these items are highly likely to be used repeatedly and will form a lasting subconscious memory of your company in the mind of your customers. As your customer uses the item with your logo, they will be reminded again and again of your company.


Want customers to remember your advertisement? Humor sells. It has been said, “people will forget what you say to them. People will forget what you look like. But they will remember how you made them feel.” This concept strongly applies to marketing. Furthermore, humorous materials have greater chances of being shared on social networking sites.

Does your company stand out from the other advertisements? How can your product/service advertisement become the one ad of the day day people remember?