Landmark’s Best of 2012 Inflatables

Landmark's Top 10 Inflatables of 2012Trying to choose our favorite inflatables from an entire year’s worth of projects is a bit like picking a favorite child. But after hours of agonizing over every aspect of what made these balloons ultra-special, we were able to accomplish our task.

Pay attention to what the best of the best have to offer… it might just give you some brilliant ideas for your own marketing.

Heidelberg Engineering Lens – Now here’s a sight for sore eyes. The ingenious use of video projected onto inflatable lenses at the American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting wins Heidelberg honors in our top 10.

Alexander Wang Igloo – Kudos to Alexander Wang for the creative use of this inflatable igloo which slipped over their existing display for the holidays. Glitz, glimmer and curiosity brought customers inside.

Minnesota Historical Society Bull – Here’s a new one for the history books! Inflatable Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox characters officiated the grand opening of the new exhibit “Then Now Wow.” A true photo opp, for sure.

Zombie Pub Crawl – For its sheer remembrance qualities, “Phil” the inflatable zombie made our list. The Zombie Pub Crawl broke the world record for the largest gathering of zombies and broke our top 10 for serious originality.

Desi Santiago – Inflatable Dog Head – Participating in a project that would turn a hotel into a giant dog named “Gypsy” is a first for us. We liked the creativity of this inflatable sculpture and the fact that it’s sort of cute (in a “The Black Lords” kinda way).

Smashing Pumpkin’s Inflatable Sphere – This unique stage prop was suspended above the stage during every performance of the band’s Oceania tour. We liked it for three reasons: (1) It’s pretty darn cool! (2) It functioned to illuminate the stage. (3) It worked as a screen to show images that were projected throughout the concerts.

Sesame Street “The Count” Giant Inflatable Character – To help celebrate “The Count’s” favorite holiday (Halloween), we had the sheer pleasure of creating a 20-foot inflatable that stands at the Sesame Place theme park in Pennsylvania.

Inflatable Finn Dive-In Movie Screen for Atlantis – Movies by the pool? We loved the idea! Especially when it involved creating an inflatable movie screen shaped like a cartoon character’s head.

Jeffrey Einhorn “Deflatable” Head – While most of our clients buy inflatables to, well… inflate, artist Jeffrey Einhorn had another vision. His deflatable head wins a coveted spot in the top 10 for its interesting and unusual take on life.

Dos Equis Inflatable Beer Bottle – Tell the truth… if you saw a giant beer bottle in the grip of a squid’s arm floating in the river would you get in? The athletes, professional surfers and celebrities of the SEAPaddle race did and all to benefit two very worthy causes. Two thumbs (er… tentacles) up!

And there you have it. Looking to secure your spot in 2013’s top 10? We’re here to talk!

View images of our top inflatables from 2012 in our Facebook album

View images of our top inflatables from 2012 in our Facebook album

About Stephanie Meacham

Stephanie Meacham is an advocate of smart marketing and having fun. Combining the two is even better! Helping large and small businesses find affordable and clever uses for their inflatables is one of her passions. Because inflatables offer the complete package (a marketing "holy grail" if you will), they have been repeatedly proven to achieving exceptional results for those who use them.