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Are Photobooths still in?

Are Photobooths still in?

Well, it’s 2019 and at Strikey Posey,  we’re stoked to see what this year brings. We can’t say what the Billboard #1 song will be or whether cargo pants will actually be acceptable fashion again…But we can share what the top trends for photo booths will be this year. Because it’s kinda what we do (and we love what we do).

2019 is going to be a year of experiences. People don’t want to just step in front of a camera and say “cheese” anymore. It’s about so much more. It’s about capturing unbelievable moments, embracing minimalism and showing off your personality.

We at Strikey Posey can’t wait to help create and capture these experiences for you in 2019, so without further ado, here are the Top 5 Photo Booth Trends of 2019!

5) Video and GIF booths are in.

Like, really in. Like the 90s and my favorite velvet dress from elementary school are back in.

Both GIF and video booths are great for leaving a personalized message for the bride and groom, letting people know how much you’re loving the party, or capturing those moments of movement where you’re like, “Oh, THAT’S my best side!” (And if you’re like me, that totally depends on the day.)

4) Props – choose carefully…

Let’s talk about props for a minute. If you’ve ever been in a photo booth, you’ve probably held up a handlebar mustache on a stick or put on those huge clown glasses. They’re fun, quirky and definitely lighten up the mood.

But in 2019, minimalist props will be key. You’ll see a decrease in funny glasses and an increase in simple, themed props. Basically, if it was created exclusively for your party, definitely use that prop. But if you find yourself picking up glasses and a mustache on a stick and a funny hat…maybe it’s time to just put them all back and grab a drink and a friend to be in front of the camera with you.

Props can be a great addition, but make sure, when you look back on the photo, you’re remembering the experience of the event as a whole. And let me tell you, you’ll want to remember who you spent the event with and not what you look like with fake lips.

3) Set Designs: it’s all about the experience!

With props being much more streamlined and minimalist, we’ll be seeing the sets of photo booths becoming increasingly more unique!

And we’re not talking just fun backdrops (even though that’s still totally a thing). We’re talking full-on sets where the photo experience and the props are one. These work great with GIF experiences and are perfect for really capturing the vibe of your event.

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Why You Should Choose an Open Air Photo Booth Rental

Why You Should Choose an Open Air Photo Booth Rental

Say the words “photo booth” and you’ll almost surely draw up a feeling of nostalgia. Maybe it’s you and your middle school sweetheart pushing aside curtains, squishing into a tiny booth at the mall, grabbing that singular strip, and later sticking it to your mirror to swoon over. Maybe its you a friend at the movie theater arcade cramming into the enclosed box and spending less time taking photos and more time arguing over who has to go home with the one where you both aren’t ready for the flash. Maybe it’s at a quirky college bar where you spend the last five dollars in your wallet to attempt to fit as many faces as possible into a frame that’s built for two. Yes, the black box has reigned over your candid memories for some time now.

Professional Photo Quality
Some assume that photo quality is directly related to the quality of the camera, but that is only partly correct. From a quality perspective, the true strength of an open air photo booth is actually lighting. Open air photo booths mimic a professional lighting set up with the ability to adjust intensity based on environment and angle downward, rather than straight on, at the face. The result is a smooth, magazine style look that stands far and above the alternatives.

The More The Merrier
Modern events like a wedding or corporate party center around the idea of getting everyone involved so, the idea of sending two or at most three people to close themselves off in a tiny space doesn’t quite align. Photos taken in open air photo booths can fit more than a dozen people at a time which allows for better group shots and more overall involvement from your crowd. Because there’s not a curtain, spectators see what’s going on and get inspired to jump in and try it for themselves!

Props!
Props are one of the most adored parts of using a photo booth. Since guests stand rather than sit in an open air photo booth, there is tons of opportunity to fill the space with everything from wearing masks, to costumes, to bringing in full-size cardboard cut-outs. The list really does go on forever and it is highly encouraged to put your own mark on the event with your own unique props.

Custom Backdrop
With an open air photo booth, you can create a custom backdrop which your guests will stand in front of. A few pro-tips are as follows. For a wedding or party, find a textured shower curtain that matches your event’s theme. For a corporate or branded event, get a step-and-repeat printed on a fabric, rather than vinyl, for no reflection.

Attendant Included
At an event, an on-site attendant can be one of your greatest assets to keep everything running smoothly. This person will do everything from quickly fixing tech issues, to keeping the line organized, to making sure guests are behaving an being reminded their photos are going on the internet. Most open air photo booth companies include an attendant with their rental packages.

Compact Set Up
Open-air photo booths are often packed down into one or two cases and require only a single attendant to assemble. As a client, this means the process of set up and break down is minimally interruptive to your event. Additionally, open air photo booths are flexible for the space allotted and distance to backdrop, camera zoom, and booth height are all aspects that can often be adjusted.

Unlimited Do-Overs
You weren’t looking. You blinked. Someone tried to jump in at the last second and ruined your picture. We know it happens. That’s why open air photo booths are built for unlimited do-overs. Since everything is digital rather than film, feel no guilt in taking as many photos as you want!

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3 Ways an Open Air Photo Booth Will Improve Your Event Marketing Strategy

3 Ways an Open Air Photo Booth Will Improve Your Event Marketing Strategy

Visual content makes up 93% of all human communication, so it makes sense that a photo booth would resonate well with large crowds. Whether it’s a trade show, conference, or product launch party – an open air photo booth can help event marketers with lead generation, relationship building, and brand awareness.

 Guest Involvement

When event planning at a large scale, details are meticulously and rigorously planned out months in advance, but the detail event marketers often neglect is “What will the guests DO?” Trade show attendees wander for 8.3 hours a day on average and banking on music to keep a crowd entertained simply isn’t going to cut it anymore. An open air photo booth not only attracts guests, but also acts as the perfect icebreaker to engage them. Additionally, photo booths designed for large scale event marketing support lead generation by including the option to require e-mail addresses before or after each use.

Build Brand Community with Social Engagement

Taking the photo only has to be the beginning. Event marketers can increase social engagement by allowing guests to instantly share their photos via a variety of channels. A best practice is to set your photo booth social sharing to include pre-set text, such as the event or brand hashtag, to better track the ROI of your photo booth campaign post-event. Photos posted to Facebook generate 55% more likes than the average post, so there is large opportunity for a ripple effect in awareness for your online community with photo booth social sharing.

Generate Print Collateral On-Site

It wouldn’t be a photo booth if you didn’t get at print out! Luckily, we’ve evolved from the black-and-white strip days of yore and prints can do much more than hang on your fridge. Print templates are now made to be totally customizable and technology allows for delivery in under 20 seconds. That saves your attendees from awkwardly waiting around, or worse – walking away without their branded print. In addition to the event or company logo, event marketers can include a link that will direct guests to a landing page for measurable event-based lead generation.

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Photo Booths and Photo Entertainment as amazing branding and marketing tools

Photo Booths and Photo Entertainment as amazing branding and marketing tools

Photo booths are turning into the most popular form of entertainment at events of all kinds. Whether it’s for a banging music festival, a corporate party, or a private party, modern photo booths are packed with a host of marketing features that can be a great way to promote your business or remind guests about the fun they had at your event! Since everyone knows the photo booth craze is among us, we came up with the top reasons why Strikey Posey photo booths make amazing branding tools:


Increase your brand awareness with logos and messaging

Starting with the print layout as a mobile ad for your company can be a great tool for messaging. Think about it, the photos from your event will be displayed on desks and refrigerator doors with multiple daily views, so these prints are a great way to keep your branding and messaging in view long after the event is over. The amount of space people have for these memories is limited, so creating the best quality photos is key to win the best spot.

Maximize branding: Create a unique experience Traditional photo booths are great but imagine the impact your booth will have if you get creative with a more dynamic service.  Find the services that fits your event and brand, and remind clients about your brand by choosing your pictures design layout, backdrops and colors to compliment your brand and the event. Custom backdrops and sets can also act as prime ad space for sponsors or other stakeholders who would benefit from having their logos displayed at your event.

Increase your online presence : Broadcast your experience with social media  Social media is one of the most powerful marketing tools in this day and age. Your guests get to enjoy posting their photos instantly while it takes your brand viral on Facebook, Instagram, and the ability to post to other social media channels. Not only will adding social media integration to your photo booth generate great buzz but it will also give you data insights and event data capture for effective marketing campaigns. Your guests get to share their memories effortlessly and you get reliable and compliant guest data, it’s a win win!

Increase engagement Just imagine: fun props, good music, lovely people and a kick ass photo booth to capture all of the fun; your next event can act as the perfect platform to engage with potential clients.  Photo booths are an ideal attraction and talking point for you with your customers.  They provide a relaxed environment that leads to better engagement.  Better engagement means added opportunities to talk about your offerings and create a foundation for future relationships.

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We are now on SME !

We are now on SME !

Good News ! Strikey Posey Photobooth is now affiliated with 99% SME. You can find our best photobooth deals on their Small businesses eMarketplace – www.99sme.sg

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