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February 11, 2016

Events with Attitude in 2016

Be Bold in 2016

Happy New Year!

Yes, we know we’re a little late, but happy 2016! Now, we won’t start asking the usual questions: Set any goals for the year? Turning over a new leaf? And you don’t even want to know what we think of New Years Resolutions! Suffice to say that we are more the esoteric-type when it comes to our goals for a new year (we keep our cards close to our chest), that, and the fact that we like helping others achieve their annual aim, a little magnanimity goes a long way in this day and age. So - What To Do In 2016? Here’s a few fresh ideas and some novel approaches to all of our busy lives! ‘Fill Your Boots’ as they say, and don’t be shy to give us a shout - we’re a very handy bunch and we’re here to help.

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November 06, 2015

Summer events filled with colour and inspiration

 

Photo credit image: Cliff Brunk

Those lucky enough to find themselves in the southern hemisphere right about now are being treated to a whole lot of warmth and sunshine. Find inspiration in the season and think ‘outside the box’ to please your guests and make a lasting impression, whether it be a summer wedding or a sun-drenched corporate event.

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September 23, 2015

How to survive planning an event

We have 4 easy ways to help you survive planning even the biggest of events: 

1. Organise and have a clear plan

Failing to plan is planning to fail.” -Alan Lakein

Planning, checklists, and great organising is the holy grail for event planners. And with good reason! It’s well worth spending your time organising and planning to prepare for your event before you begin implementing. This allows you to have a clear timeline for when things need to be completed, gives you a list of tasks you can delegate to others, and provides a great overall blueprint for the event that can be handed over to someone else in case of emergency.

Having a clear plan also ensures you’re driving the event, rather than setting yourself up to be constantly reacting to things that come your way. Being in constant reaction mode is exhausting and a quick way to lose precious mental energy.

The type of event will dictate your timeline and to-dos, but you can start with this generic checklist and these scheduling tips.

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May 08, 2015

Our 4 top tips to generate creative ideas for your events.

                                                                          

Here at Stretch Structures, we always say that your imagination is your only limitation. We love providing our customers with exciting products that are a result of their creativity and vision. It’s always fun to deliver a product that simply started as a seed of an idea!

Of course we know that creativity can be a funny thing. We’ve all been victims to creative block from time to time where we are searching for something new, but it seems to elude us. We like to work with our customers to create products that are cutting edge and leading the way in fabric architecture.

So let’s have some fun with different ways to brainstorm creative ideas for your next event!

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April 01, 2015

February 17, 2015

February 17, 2015

Events As Communities

 

Feeling like you keep putting on the same event, over and over again?

Have the urge to create something bigger and better?
 
Want to keep up with the latest marketing movements?
 
Leveraging the community aspect of events is your answer!
 
There’s a growing desire of consumers to feel a part of something beyond one or two-day events. It’s human nature to love being part of a movement, connecting with others, and getting involved.
 

Why not serve your audience and your brand better by leveraging your event and expanding it out into a true community?
 
Event planners are beginning to see how events extend beyond the actual event, starting before the event begins and continuing long after the event has passed.
 
The event lifecycle has extended as social media, new marketing strategies, and more conscious consumers have flooded the marketplace and encouraged companies to step up their game.
 
The new marketing landscape is all about storytelling, connection, and relationship building! “Events as communities” is a great way to put these ideas into practice and increase the impact of your event.
 
You have the ability to capture audience attention on a much deeper level than ever before, encouraging consumer engagement outside of the limited time you have available to host an event.
 
There are three main things to consider when utilizing this strategy:

   1. Management
Who will manage the community? This strategy requires other marketing experts past the event planner in charge of the event. It takes brand ambassadors to truly nurture a community and ensure the community stays focused. Be prepared to invest the personnel to make this strategy effective. 

  2. Vision
What is truly the point of the community? What is the bigger movement that your audience relates to and can get behind? It could be environmental issues, conscious consumerism, buying local, or other big vision causes that your brand supports and believes in. Ensure the vision is aligned with your brand and is related to your event. 


   3. Goals
What is really the goal with creating the community outside of the event? Perhaps it’s increasing attendance at the event, fostering connections between attendees, building customers for life, continuing the community yearly, or changing perceptions. There are a lot of reasons communities exist, but if you aren’t clear on the purpose of your community, then your lack of true connection will show and it will be confusing why it exists in the first place. 

 
Consumers are intelligent and picky about how they spend their time and where they spend their money. If you want your event to truly stand out, link it to a larger community that serves a true purpose for your audience and your brand.
 
Connection is currency and your event community can prove to be well worth the effort. 

November 13, 2014

Let's talk safety at events.

PLANNING EVENTS IS FUN AND ADVENTUREOUS.
YOU GET TO CREATE SOMETHING FROM NOTHING AND WATCH IT COME TO LIFE!

In all of the fun planning around things like ambiance, it can feel burdensome to worry about something like safety. But it’s important to properly plan for such measures when you’re in charge of an event and the people attending.
When people attend events, they don’t think about things like safety – they expect that the organisers already have. So that if they do find themselves in an emergency situation, you will take care of them.

It’s an important part of your responsibility in hosting an event. We’ve put together this starting guide to the basics of safety at events, in case you don’t know where to start.

 

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September 24, 2014

Top 7 reasons for using Inflatable Structures

for using Inflatable Structures
 
There are a lot of decisions to be made when planning your event. Luckily we take the guesswork out of one big decision that can make or break your event. This one thing can set the tone for your entire function and create just the right environment for your needs. The structures! And not just any structure, but one that draws attention to your event, is inviting to our customers and creates an ambiance that is remembered!
The venue, setting, and environment are the biggest decision to be made and it all starts here. The decision you make here sets the tone for everything else. Inflatable structures made my StretchStructures make it easy to plan your event and create just the right setting. The decision is easy with these top seven reasons for using inflatable structures.
 
Highly customizable
As we like to say, your imagination is your only limitation. Inflatable structures give you more choices and control over the look and feel of your space than any other options available. From size to color to branding to shape – our design team are sure to create the perfect customized creation for you.

Easy installation and dismantle
They're portable and easy to assemble, which means you can save time and manpower. Some structures only require one person and 10 minutes to set up. The inflatable nature of the structure is meant to provide fast and easy set up that allows you to set the stage for your entire event faster. And get home at the end of the day.

Variety of shapes and sizes
Accommodate up to 500 people in our variety of structures. Shells, domes, arches, or cubes – the choice is yours. The variety of sizes and shapes ensures you find the perfect one to set the tone for your event and take care of all your guests.

Advertising made easy
The ability to print on these structures means you can save on other brand recognition efforts. No need for buying extra signage or figuring out how to attach banners to your structure to ensure they stay put and don't blow away. With inflatable structures, your logo and brand is represented right on the structure. You design your own logo placement with mockups and a graphic designer to assist.

Use anywhere
Inflatable structures are engineered tough to withstand the outdoor temperament, but can also be used to make indoor spaces pop. The modular nature of the structures, along with the variety of shapes and sizes, means you can use them anywhere you need that special extra something. Protecting guests from the weather or creating a pop of color indoors, these structures are fun to play with and are useable anywhere you need to go.

High quality fabrics and structurally sound
Because the safety of your guests and the life of your products are important, inflatable structures are made with standard or fire retardant fabric, plus are built to withstand strong winds and other elements. Mother Nature shouldn't crash your event and with a sturdy inflatable structure, your guests stay safe while your product does all the work and lives to see many more events.

Unique and fun
All of the above provide excellent reasons for choosing an inflatable structure for your next event, but we also believe you should play with your imagination and create products that allow you to stand out from the crowd. These structures are fun and unique because they give you the opportunity to let your imagination run wild. Where will it take you today?

Distinct and practical, inflatable structures give you choices and peace of mind like no other product available on the market.

Contact us today to begin your journey to your imagination and the perfect event.

 
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September 24, 2014

10 Reasons to choose a Stretch Tent for your next event

Whether you are a PARTY PLANNER, an EVENT PLANNER, a MARKETING AND ADVERTISING AGENT, a PARTY HIRE COMPANY or even a BUSINESS OWNER or part of an organization that holds events and fundraisers, you know that tent structures are often the centerpiece for your event. View full article →