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    Monster Media is proud to announce that we will be attending Southern California's biggest and bestest Surf/Skate/Snow trade show this year. That's right, we're going to be at the Agenda Trade Show, taking place over two days (January 7th & 8th) at the Long Beach Convention Center.

    Where will our booth be located? *Cue nervous laughter* Ha ha... er... um, funny story about that. We don't actually HAVE a booth per say, we're going in punk rock! "Punk Rock" as in we're heading to the trade show with a bag full of mini desktop wood prints so we can hand them out to anyone who comes up to us and says "Hi." (Not "punk rock" as in panhandling for money outside of Taco Bell to buy a $150 dollar leather jacket)

    The elusive (and incredibly handsome) Derric from Monster Media will have his boots on the ground for the two day event, so if you see someone looking like the image provided below, come up to him and introduce yourself.

  • A Lesson from Comic-Con

    Today marks the beginning of Comic-Con once again! Sounds the trumpets please!

    San Diego is my hometown and it always makes me giddy when Comic-Con week rolls around. It’s as though the whole city gets dressed up in all it’s nerdy best to visit the chapel that is the Convention Center. The effects of all the new visitors can be felt as far north as Carlsbad, and it never gets old.

    But it’s not just the attendees that are putting on their best costumes...the vendors have rolled up their sleeves and gotten down to business in booth design. In fact, some designs become so iconic at the con, that they are described by the booth then the actual brand name. For example, "Hey I'll meet you by Adventure Time!", "Meet me at The Walking Dead!" Sadly, I can’t put pictures up just yet, but I will as soon as I get back!

    But let’s talk about what’s been revealed so far:

    AMC - The Walking Dead

    AMC has once again returned with The Walking Dead themed booth (definitely going to check it out!). Judging from the pictures already online, this new booth design is incredibly interactive with the fans! Its a recreation of the prison, where the protagonists were last hiding out at the end of Season 3. There’s a guard tower, the room of Walker heads floating in tanks, and some zombie actors to take pictures with! No word yet on if they’ll stay for the whole weekend, but here’s to hoping. What I love most about this is how they recreate a set that fans have come to recognize immediately. It’s a smart move, going outside the standard square booth with some plastic zombies like last year. The more you can connect with you audience directly, the more they’ll return that back to you.

    Cartoon Network - Adventure Time

    Cartoon Network’s hottest show has to be Adventure Time. And much like in previous years, it’s back with a vengeance, taking over the booth. The entrance is the entire Ice King’s head! You walk through his mouth to get to the good stuff. Again, it connects with their direct audience, albeit without the zombies.


    One last fan favorite at Comic-Con are, of course, the “mega-booths!”. These ones, including AMC’s and Cartoon Network’s booths, are designed to be seen above and beyond your field of vision. You can spot that sign, that tower, that screen above them from anywhere in the Exhibit Hall. These giants include the Nickelodeon booth, Fox, Lego, Lucasfilm, and the list goes on.

    Stay tuned next week! I’ll be posting my pictures and walking you through what sets all the booth designs apart, as well as some trade show do’s and don’t’s. And take a look at our Trade Show Banners to get an idea of what's in store.

  • Banners and Booth Transportation!

    You've done it! You've designed a spectacular trade show or convention booth. It's been constructed, looks marvelous, and everything is printed, polished and ready to go.

    The question is, how do you get it all there?

    We're going to take a teeny break from custom banners and designs, and look at some of the logistics of getting your great display from Point A to Point B.

    If this is your first time to a trade show, it's generally advised that you don't transport your display yourself, especially if there are lots of bits and pieces that are fragile. If you're going cross-country, it also gets mighty expensive, with all the display and demonstration materials needed. What's awesome, though, is that you can hire someone to transport it for you. How?

    For those who don't know, there are many companies out there that specialize in transporting event materials only. They have the means and the manpower to make sure that your display, no matter how complicated gets to the Exhibition Floor on time and in one piece. Whether by train, plane, or truck, these guys know how to handle your business' delicate first-impression piece.

    I've researched a couple of these trade show and event transportation businesses, and organized it by region. Most are not limited to a specific region of the country, but just so you know where the nearest one would be to you. Click on the company name to get to their website!

  • Riverside Community Health Agency

    This banner for a demonstration booth shows the versatility of the banners we can do. Not only does it incorporate graphics and several high resolution photos, it has been hemmed using velcro hooks instead of grommets so it can be affixed to the carpeted booth wall behind the presentation. If you'd like to spice up your trade show booth or presentation display with a custom banner, please call Marc at 951-684-1111.

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