4 Non-Canopy Branding Tools

Over the last 30 years, we have perfected the portable pop-up canopy to help you put your business in front of people. We understand, a canopy may not fit your needs & that’s ok! We have created several other exciting products that have quality graphics for you to help draw those customers to your store, business or event. Here are 4 of our top sellers.

Teardrop Banner: Give life to your logo or brand through movement!

 

BannerStand: An effective graphic display featuring high-resolution digital printing and effortless hardware setup.

 

Spinning Dart Banner: An innovative branding and attention-grabbing banner that spins with a slight breeze.

 

Pop-Out Banner: Double-sided with digital printing, these compact banners are sure to get you noticed.

 

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TESTIMONIAL THURSDAY: ROCKY MOUNTAIN VINTAGE RACING

It’s no doubt that customer happiness is our number one priority. After all, fulfilling our loyal customers’ needs and wants is the reason for our business in the first place. We get lots of happy customer reviews and are happy to have the chance for another Testimonial Thursday.

Our customers are always satisfied with the overall quality of their tents. We strive to keep leading this industry with quality and innovation in pop up canopies, tents and other branding tools. Our knowledgeable team is always excited to help you market your business, whether it’s the artists who help you design your look or our sales team who will help you pick out the right product for your business. We are proud that you have chosen us and love helping you put your business in front of a crowd.

Our most recent testimonial comes from a club in our home state of Colorado, Rocky Mountain Vintage Racing. Find a glimpse of the happiness below.

Rocky Mountain Vintage Racing uses K-D , why?

Outstanding customer services

Superior product

Made right here in Colorado

Thanks!!

 

It may be short & it sure is sweet, their testimonial holds a lot of punch. We strive to continue to make customer service a priority. Our long list of return clients is proof that we don’t mess around when it comes to making sure each client has the superior product they need for their branding wishes.

The above picture is from a promotional event they did at Children’s Hospital. They even included an extra KD Kanopy advertising flag to help promote our business too. Thanks, guys!

Rocky Mountain Vintage Racing (RMVR) is a non-profit club whose primary focus is ‘the organization, production & sanctioning of vintage car races in the Rocky Mountain Region’. Interested in catching one of these races? Your timing couldn’t be more perfect!

This weekend (August 4th & 5th) you don’t want to miss the fun that is in store. These guys are hosting Race Against Kids’ Cancer, an event they have done for 7 years that has had a gigantic impact on the Morgan Adams Foundation (MAF). MAF is one of those organizations everyone should know about. They are dedicated to research that focuses on pediatric cancer and RMVR has helped raise just about $85,000 to help to continue to help doctors to understand, diagnose, and treat tumors. So, long story short. If you participate in this weekend’s event, you will be directly impacting the lives of children who are diagnosed with cancer. Whether you’re entered as a racer or wish to be a spectator this weekend, you are in for a great time. Check out all the goodness that awaits you.

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CAP’N CORN HOLE: A CLIENT THAT DOESN’T SHUCK.

Disclaimer: Obviously none of our client shuck, but especially not this one.

Of course, we love creating a way to help your business show off your brand using our custom branding tools such as flags, banners, table covers & our unique canopies. But coming in a close second, we love our clients. Whether they are a client from the past, the present or those lurking in the future, we thoroughly enjoy building a connection with them. Like ours, Cap’n Cornhole’s product is usually in the middle of all the action. They have all kinds of options for your next party whether it’s a tailgate, a corporate event or like ours, a charity event.

The custom canopy we created for Cap’n Cornhole does an outstanding job of showcasing their brand. Its bright orange color stands out from the crowd and naturally brings the crowd to them. Don’t worry, their product is just as exciting as their canopy. They ‘build custom, handcrafted, one-of-a-kind cornhole games just for you’!

Not sure what cornhole is? If you haven’t made it to a brewery or a friends backyard BBQ in the last few years here’s a quick rundown:

  Like so many great businesses, this one started in a garage. They started building a few sets for family members & friends back in 2017 and the rest is history. These guys are found in beautiful Castle Rock, CO but ship nationwide!

Remember how we mentioned, this is a client that doesn’t shuck? They went the extra few yards to craft an original KD Kanopy inspired Cornhole set for a charity event we did recently. We are so grateful for their fun, custom touches!

Looking to add a custom Cornhole to your life? Start your process here. Oh, and did we mention, they do rentals too!

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Our Customer Service is World-Class

As a leader in the pop-up canopy industry, our goal is to help you put your brand in front of people, in a memorable way.  Beyond that, we are proud to provide world-class customer service. We love seeing your custom canopy in action and always love to know that our clients are happy with the durable, high quality, easy-to-use branding products as well as our customer service.

Did you know this about your customer service?

-You can call our customer service team if you have any problems before you send anything back. Here is more info on returns.

-We have a dealer program for organizations that want to expand their product offerings by selling our products.

-Our team will help you make your vision come to life by helping you pick a product within your budget.

- Turnaround time for production is 14 business days + shipping depending on the product you pick.

-Our warranty is world-class too. Warranties vary depending on the product.

-Your canopy will be designed for years of use & enjoyment, make sure to follow these rules to get the most out of it.

-We have a FAQ section on our website. You can find answers to other questions there.

We are looking forward to helping you create your next custom canopy. Our products & our customer service lead this industry, thanks to our current & future clients who continue to use us for their needs!

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4 MORE DAYS until the Kids Mobility Network Charity Golf Tournament!

It’s without a doubt one of our most favorite summer traditions & you’re invited!  The Kids Mobility Network Charity Golf Tournament is a day you want to be a part of, trust us. Here’s a few details about next week’s event.

-Be a part of something big.

 Really big. Kids Mobility Network is drastically changing the lives of children with disabilities & their families by providing them with wheelchairs, walkers & other medical equipment. Why is this so amazing? Imagine not having access to this beautiful state we live in. Going outside, enjoying the park, seeing landmarks & spending time being a kid wouldn’t happen without the use of this type of medical equipment. Last year over $50,000 was raised to give kids ways to be kids. It’s incredible.

-Here’s the nitty-gritty.

This is one of those days where there’s no better reason to skip work.  If you like to golf & if you like to help kids, then this is your time to shine!

Monday July 16, 2018

Meridian Golf Club (Englewood, CO)

9am-Registration Opens

10:30am-Shotgun Start

After Golf-Dinner Party (this includes both a silent & a live auction and of course, no event in Colorado would be complete without some live music)

 

-There are lots of ways to participate!

Even if playing a round of golf isn’t your thing you can still make a big difference to kids across the country.

The most impactful way to do that is to sponsor the event.  By doing this you will be opening doors to so many lives. Kids Mobility Network serves uninsured & under-insured families who would have no other options to receive this critical medical equipment.  In turn, your organizations has the opportunity to demonstrate your commitment to your community, your brand will be associated with a very reputable non-profit organization, you will have the chance to provide samples of your product and give out coupons & other marketing materials to participants and of course, gain exposure for your brand in hopes to capture new customers.  

Of course, you can register to play in the tournament. When you register, this includes both golf & the ever-fun dinner party. You have the choice of registering as an individual or round up some friends and register as a foursome. Your ticket will include access to the range before the tournament,  greens fee & a cart, lunch on the course, a soft drink, a free Gatorade, a free beer while you play & a golfer gift bag. We know, it just keeps getting better!

You can also participate in this life-changing event by attending the dinner party. Your single ticket will include a gourmet dinner, a live auction, a silent auction & live music after dinner. Did we already mention, this is a gourmet meal? Your menu will include carved herb-crusted prime rib, grilled salmon in lemon butter sauce, garlic mashed potatoes, Caesar salad & green beans almandine. All of this is topped off with a delicious New York style cheesecake with raspberry sauce. Our mouths are watering just thinking about this meal! Step it up a notch & reserve a VIP table that seats 8 guests! Preview the auctions items here and get ready to bid big!

We haven’t been this excited for a Monday in a long time & we would love for you to come out & be a part of this year’s fun. See you on the course!

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TESTIMONIAL THURSDAY: BOB RICHEY PASTELS

Summer is in full swing & you know what that means, outdoor art shows. We, at KD, love a good outdoor festival & we wanted to take a moment to showcase one of our art loving, long time canopy clients, Bob Richey Jr. Nobody does pastels quite like Bob, trust us.

“I have been using my KD Majestic Kanopy for 22 years now & it has served me well in almost 500 shows through all kinds of weather conditions. Customer service has always been quick to help me if I need to order a replacement part.”

-Bob Richey Jr

Bob Richey has turned his childhood passion for creating works of art into his own business, living the American dream. After a long career in engineering, Bob became a full-time professional artist in 1996 & has been creating art ever since. Each piece of art, paintings done mostly in soft pastels, tells a story with a ‘simple theme & a subtle mood’. Bob has been awarded several different awards at both a regional and a national level.

Bob’s pastel collections offer something for everyone including Interiors, Rural Landscapes & Gardens, Urban Landscapes, Seashore Landscapes, Pastel Miniatures, Small Square Pastels, Small Panorama Pastels, Charcoal Concept Sketches & his Earliest Artwork.

Looking to catch Bob at his next show? He will be at State College, PA & the campus of PSU in Pennsylvania from July 12th-July 15th. Stop by his booth & experience his art for yourself.

We appreciate our long-time clients & Bob stands out amongst them. His Majestic canopy helps his art be displayed in a way that not only grabs the attention of passerby’s but the canopy keeps all these paintings safe from the weather. We know his art & his canopy are ready for another 22 years of display.

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Red, White & Blue: Our Clients Who Did it Best.

Happy summer! Officially. Today marks the beginning to what is sure to be a successful summer for your small business.  Plus, today we get more daylight than any other day in the year, who could complain about that! There’s no complainin when the sun is shinin, drinks are being poured, the grills are hot & we are surrounded by friends, co-workers, clients & family. With 4th of July on the horizon, we thought it would be fun to look back at some of our beverage loving clients who really got into the spirit for the 4th of July.

Back in 2016, Budweiser renamed their beer America. While it only lasted a few months, we can’t think of something more patriotic!

Our friends at Gatorade are quenching your thirst with their red, white & blue inspired sports drink (also known as fruit punch, glacier cherry & cool blue). 

 

These limited edition patriotic cans of Coca-Cola were released in 2016 as a nod to the nation’s Armed Forces members as well as the USO’s 75th anniversary.

And we can’t feature our beverage loving clients without a quick shout out to our friends and local favorites, Oskar Blues Brewery. Their Dales Pale Ale, permanently dressed in red, white & blue, was America’s first craft-canned mountain pale ale & has been winning over beer fans for over 15 years.

 

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The Star Shade Changes the Way you Do Events

Our Star Shade designs are one of our top sellers. Like our other world-class canopies, they are perfect for businesses & companies to use at tradeshows, markets or even conventions. But maybe you are looking to have a Star Shade for personal use! You are in the right spot. With their incredibly unique shape & an easy set-up, the Star Shade could change the way you do events. Here are a few ideas.

Jazz up your next outdoor party

Yes, our Star Shade design is unique to this industry & boy does it look cool when it’s set up at a wedding or other outdoor party! Did we mention, set-up is easy? Secure them to the ground with ground stakes or use our Star Shade plates to set them up on a flat surface. Either way, your guests will be wowed. Plus, they make the perfect place for guests to gather to stay out of the elements. We have a variety of sizes & colors to choose from for your next event!

 Create a stage

 Looking for an exciting way to create an outdoor stage? Our Star Stage 500  is ready to help. Acoustics are great & sightlines for an audience are too. This canopy will stand 21 feet high, will give you 550 square feet of covered space & requires a 55-foot diameter for set-up. Speaking of, set-up for this Star design is quick & simple. You will be ready for the show in 20 minutes! The whole thing packs into 3 bags that will easily fit into the trunk of your car. This canopy design is specific to KD Kanopy which we know will bring music to your ears.

Provide Shade

A good amount of shade is provided by this canopy, just as the name suggests. They are ideal to quickly set up in your backyard or at the lake when sunshine & high temperatures are in the forecast. When you bring a StarShade to the park or to the lake, not only is it easy to set up & break down, but you also create a great landmark for the rest of your group. It will be easy for them to spot you. At your next backyard party, it’s the perfect way to mark the place of the party. In the summer, temperatures are sure to rise & people will be looking for the shady spots to hang out. Outdoor gatherings are one of the best parts of summertime, we hope a Star Shade is on your next guest list!

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Testimonial Thursday: NICKEL BROOK BREWING CO.

Testimonial Thursday is back! Time to pour a little happiness on your day by sharing some happy words from one of our clients. We at KD Kanopy are grateful every day for the clients we have and those we will have in the days ahead. Thank you for choosing us to put your brand in front of others. Cheers!

“We just had all the new tents and back drops out over the weekend and they really stand out. Not to mention they have all our updated branding on it. Here is a picture do demonstrate how happy we are!”

Nickel Brook Brewing Co. is located in Burlington, Ontario where craft beer is as popular as it is here in the states. With a handful of breweries in this Canadian province, it’s important to stand out from the crowd & Nickel Brook has done just that with their creativity, making them a leader in their industry.

Their motto, “Beer, Down to a Science” has established a foundation for their beer making. Their brewers take the best ingredients as well as their innovative & technical expertise to create top-notch beers that have won them plenty of awards. Their creative ways of brewing have helped them grow into a community favorite in Ontario.

Are you a fan of sour beers? Then Nickel Brook just gained another fan. Back in 2016, they created a lab that was dedicated to both small-batch & sour beers. Again, this marked them as a leader as it became the largest of it’s kind in Canada.

Looking for more? Nickel Brook delivers with a gigantic barreling program. They have over 400 wine & whiskey barrels that age beer adding to the complexity of their brewery & gaining them huge popularity in Canada.

If you like beer & find yourself in Ontario this summer, this brewery is a must visit. Their long line up of beers is sure to help you quench your thirst. They have a fabulous variety of year-round & seasonal beers.

If you don’t get the chance to enjoy a draught beer straight off the tap, you are sure to enjoy a can of their good stuff. The outside of the can is just as exciting as the stuff on the inside with branding that is vibrant & eye-catching, just like their new KD Kanopy! We are incredibly happy to add these guys to our list of clients & look forward to the rest of the chapters in their already exciting story.

 

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Turn Your Summer Marketing Up!

Tis the season to be outside, fa la la la la. Summer may not officially be here until later in June but school’s out, Memorial Day is in the past & all of our calendars are filling up with BBQs, camp trips & festivals, right?

Summer is great but that’s not always the case for summer business. In fact, the summer months usually bring a slow down for a lot of companies. We can’t all be in the business of making ice cream cones or working at the baseball field.

Keep on reading for a few tips we have to add some heat to your marketing this summer.

Do As the Temperatures Do

Come June & July, even August in some places, temperatures start to soar. When the temperature gets hot, people want to cool down. Help them out! Summer promotional items like water bottles, drink cozies, & fans can all do the trick. Find a place in town (like the park, beach, pool, skate park, etc) to go hand them out. You can tell people a little bit about what your business does & they won’t soon forget you, especially if you leave them with a branded goodie that will serve them the rest of the day in the sun. Speaking of cooling down…this is the perfect reason to have a pop-up canopy. While you are all set up at your local festival, a canopy, like our Party Shade, is the perfect retreat. Another quick idea to go with the heat may include matching a discount to the temperature. Just make sure your place of business is nice & cool this summer, or else they might stay away.

Be Present At Local Events

Outdoor events, festivals & markets are a staple in the summertime. It’s the perfect time of year to interact with happy customers so get out there & be present! Get as involved as you can. Maybe this means you’re handing out pamphlets or business cards or step it up by putting your pop-up canopy in the midst of future customers. Concerts, farmers markets, sporting events & other summer happenings are great options for you to share your business’ story & put a face to your brand. Of course, all of this will depend on the nature of your event & your budget. We know you can get creative. If you want to explore more benefits of local event marketing check this out.

Enjoy Wacky Holidays

Of course, your marketing will be top notch for summer holidays like the 4th of July & Labor day but you can really celebrate a variety of days this summer. Some are surrounded by tradition while others are just plain ol wacky. Either way, this a great opportunity to have some fun with contests or sales at your place of business this summer. People will be out & about so make sure they remember your business as the one with the extra fun marketing. Check out all the wacky holidays in this monthly breakdown. With days like ‘Hot Air Balloon Day’,  ‘Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day’, and ‘National Chicken Wing Day’, there’s a something for everybody!

Say bye-bye to the notorious summer sales slump by turning up the heat on your marketing. Of course, you can use one of our ideas or be creative with your own. Go an extra mile and track the results so you know how & what to improve next summer.

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