Tuesday, December 18, 2012

It's Destiny

The holiday decoration installation at Destiny USA is complete!  The wells are filled with custom banners, ginormous 3-D snowflakes & twinkling ice light curtains. 

Patrons are bustling about doing their last minute holiday shopping & Christmas is in the air.  Next time you're at the mall in a panic searching for the perfect gift, take a second to glance up & be amazed.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Let it Snow

The pictures are starting to roll in & the holiday decor looks great!  Kathy's client at Poughkeepsie Plaza said:

Hi Kathy,

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the snowflakes!!! We have had so many compliments!!

Thank you!
They've also got some holiday swag going on:

It's looking like a glamourous Christmas-thanks Kathy!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

You Don't Smell Like Santa...

You smell like beef & cheese!
Santa got a brand new home at Shoppingtown Mall this year.  He doesn't sit on a throne of lies (a quote from Elf, I'm sure this is the real Santa, look at that beard), he sits on a velvet, custom made bench!
Look at that hedge fencing & the glitter boxes!  The bow toppers were hand made by our little elves.
The Downtown Decorations workforce is a little too old to visit Santa, but I know we all wish we had a photo shoot with him.  How does he keep those gloves so clean?
What's on your wish list this holiday season?  I'll be interviewing Santa's helpers throughout the next few weeks to see what they're looking for under the Christmas tree.  I'm sure everyone just wants world peace.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Hurricane Michael

Last week while everyone was preparing for Thanksgiving, our very own Michael Desorbo was busy bringing the Christmas spirit to Ocean City, New Jersey

Mike drove in with a Suburban filled with velvet bows & ready for a big installation.  He was sick as a dog as he strung up mini lights on bushes & garland on poles.  He sprinkled his holiday magic all over the city & made it home in time for the Thanksgiving meal. 

Mike was a real trooper-it's going to look like a winter wonderland once it starts snowing!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Construction Banners and Signage!

At Downtown Decorations - We LOVE construction! A very popular product line of ours are construction banners and signage. Possibly the single best way to spread the message of what is being built, when it will be ready, its purpose, and who is supporting the project.
We are always excited to support our clients in marketing their projects and highlighting their capital investments - check out the great looking construction banners seen throughout the campus of one of the nation's foremost educational hospitals in the nation!'
To learn more about construction signage, banners, and fence wrapping - contact the signage experts at Downtown Decorations:  877.369.6332

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Banners for your Downtown Main Street

It's not everyday that you drive through a small town and are pleasantly surprised by their attention to creating a warming and welcoming atmosphere for both its citizens and visitors. One of our clients in Tennessee recently had us design some custom light pole banners to enhance their downtown appeal. Wow - we were shocked when we saw how significantly the downtown environment was enhanced. Kudos to our friends in TN for caring so much about how their main street looks and feels, but more importantly for their commitment to their citizens and all of the visitors they welcome with open arms each year.

To learn more about custom light pole banners printed on either a Sunbrella fabric or durable vinyl, please call the experts at:  1.877.369.6332

Monday, August 20, 2012

Do you place more importance on interior or exterior decorations?

Wow - This is a great exterior holiday decor display!

The debate has lived on for decades. However, recent research suggests that exterior decor may have a greater impact on a property's bottom line. Drawing visitors into the property, forcing them out of their vehicles, encouraging them to explore, etc. etc. - exterior decorations are "front cover" of your book. They say not to judge a book by its cover - but in terms of holiday decorations and consumer psychology - the more visually appealing the exterior of your property - the greater likelihood that a consumer/visitor will want to "explore" to find out what might be visually stunning that they are missing. It is this eternal and subconscious search and desire to see more, that translates into creating an experience and memory. It is with the creation of this positive experience that consumers often unbeknownst to them "agree" to return. Not only to return - but to tell everyone they know about how pleasant, festive, and fun the property and decorations were.

Giant tree (beautifully ornamented and lit), Giant ornament stack, Custom topiaries, Architectural lighting, Building front wrap (to look like a present with blue bow), Standalone props, Lighting galore, etc, etc.

Kudos on a job very well done!

Contact the experts at Downtown Decorations to learn more about designing and implementing a completely custom decor package to accent your property, create a welcoming and festive holiday season, and drive the bottom line with greater numbers of visitors, return visitation, and higher average spends. Trust experiential marketing, trust decor done right, trust the experts. Downtown Decorations, Inc.

Phone: 1.877.369.6332
Email: info@downtowndecorations.com
Web: www.downtowndecorations.com

Friday, July 27, 2012

Wow! That's one BIG inflatable hanging ornament!

Now, we know it's tough to wrap our heads around - but the holiday season is QUICKLY approaching and we are already in the midst of preparing some of our larger decor packages!

Have you ever seen a 14ft tall 6ft wide hanging Christmas Ornament?  We are preparing a large decor package for a client in South America - this brilliant hanging inflatable ornament surrounded by stunning custom draped banners will delight visitors in the central atrium. To learn more about similar innovative and creative decor concepts contact the experts at 1.877.369.6332. We look forward to hearing from you!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Thank you to ICC for sending along this great pic of their new banners!

Another happy client :) We have been working double shifts the past two weeks in order to produce all of the banners for the upcoming FALL SEMESTER! Can you believe it's time to start talking back to school?

For more information or to get started with a custom banner project please call the light pole banner experts at Downtown Decorations:  1.877.369.6332

Thursday, July 12, 2012

ICSC New England Idea Exchange Conference - Visit with VP Garrett Peterson at Booth #335!

Are you going to ICSC's New England Idea Exchange in Boston, MA this upcoming week (July 16-18) at the Convention Center?

Vice President Garrett Peterson will be exhibiting at Booth# 335. He is eager to share some of the latest and greatest in light pole banners and commercial holiday decorations - stop by to say hello and learn more! Contact us toll-free at: 877.369.6332 to set a specific time to meet!


Holiday Season 2012 is Quickly Approaching - Check out a new contemporary wreath chandelier design!

Wow - with the July 4th holiday now behind us - we are beginning to ramp up production for the upcoming 2012 Holiday Season - we cannot believe it is upon us already! We thought we would share a photo of one of our latest creations. A clien...t contacted us needing white overhead wreath chandeliers, but with a traditional red and gold ornamentation theme.

The picture below shows a newly produced wreath chandelier undergoing mid-production quality control testing and evaluation. Before any order goes out the door - we make sure that it not only meets the clients expectations, but also exceeds industry standards in terms of manufacturing and safety specifications!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Are Your Patriotic Banners up for July 4th?

Happy July 4th!

Wishing all of our clients, contacts and friends (and all of their loved ones) a safe and enjoyable July 4th! P.S. - We hope you have all of your patriotic banners and flags up!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Monday, June 25, 2012

College and University Banners for Fall 2012

College and University Banners
Prepare for the Fall 2012 Semester by Getting Started Today - Call the Experts at:  877.369.6332

Wow - it's June 25th and we are already in Back to School Mode!

The fall semester kicks off anytime from the second week in August through the second week in September for colleges and universities throughout the US. In order to get those... campuses up to top condition we are eager to announce our Fall 2012 Banner Sale for College and Universities. Contact us today to learn more, get started, or take immediate advantage of 2012 Fall Semester Savings.

Don't wait until August - call the experts at Downtown Decorations today at: 877.369.6332

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Start a Banner Program like South Bend

Check out South Bend Indiana's latest publication detailing their banner program. A great example for municipalities nationwide - also important to mention that many municipalities and downtown associations also role a degree of fundraising into their programs to cover part if not all of their investment. Great exposure and curb appeal!


Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Great Looking Custom Banners for Downtown Brownsville, TN - Awesome Custom Banners by Downtown Decorations

"Here are some pictures of the banners – we love them! 
- Thanks Jo"

A very happy customer...

Friday, April 20, 2012

Time is running short on April's Free Delivery Promotion! Order Today!

Free Delivery on Any New Custom Banner Order Placed Prior to 04/30/2012!

Call for details: 1.877.369.6332

Friday, April 6, 2012

Quick Best Pracitces Guide to Help Determine What Size Banner is Most Appropriate for You

First things first: you’ll need to choose your material. One common material is opaque vinyl, which can be printed on at a high resolution (up to 720 DPI) and may be treated with a clear coat to resist scratches and UV rays. Another preferred material option for light pole banners is acrylic marine fabric (the same fabric used on boat coverings and awnings). Acrylic marine fabric also known as Sunbrella, comes in a variety of colors, and it’s resistant to water, mildew, and fading.

Next, you will want to examine the size of your mounting fixture and assess what size banner is most appropriate. Take a look at the chart below to get an idea of how letter size affects its viewing distance. Obviously, for better readability, you’ll want a bigger letter size, and therefore a bigger banner. However, you should resist the impulse to just use the biggest banner possible. The bigger the banner, the more secure it will have to be rigged/fastened to a light pole – sometimes requiring more robust mounting hardware. Environmental factors like wind, obstructing power lines, and local ordinances have the potential to steer your decision.


Letter Height (Inches)


Distance For Best Impact (Feet)
Maximum Readable Distance (Feet)

Wishing a fun and safe holiday weekend to all of our clients, friends, contacts and their loved ones!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Have you put up your Spring Banners?

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An exceptionally pleased client sent along this pic of their newly installed banners. Great eye catching design created complimentary by the expert in-house artists at Downtown Decorations, with a focus on seasonal branding.

Not just a beautiful picture - While the picture and banners themselves are quite stunning - the true beauty of this picture is that epitomizes the old line "a picture is worth a thousand words". From concept through creation - Downtown Decorations works with the client to develop clear goals, objectives, and preferences to create a unique one-of-a-kind custom design that is sure to please the eye and meet the budget.

Following the design phase - Downtown Decorations produced the custom banners in record time (typical lead time on custom banners is approx. 3 weeks) and further assisted in the implementation and installation of the banners by providing specific and detailed instructions as well as complimentary phone support (rarely taken advantage of as a result of ease of installation - however happily provided with each and every order).

As stated earlier - this is a great picture for many reasons - the banner installation was completed flawlessly and quickly. Banners appear taught and well mounted!

Contact Downtown Decoration at: 1.877.369.6332 to learn more or get started on a new banner project!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

President Ted Peterson to Exhibit at Booth #302 at National Main Street Conf. Baltimore - April 1-4, 2012

Stop by and say hello to Downtown Decorations President Ted Peterson. Ted will be exhibiting at Booth #302 at the National Main Street Conference in Baltimore, MD from April 01-04!

Ted would not only enjoy the opportunity to meet with you and discuss all things Banners and Decor, but also Ted acts as a thought and industry leader with over 20 years of executive experience working in the industry - feel free to pick his brain, ask any questions, or bounce any ideas you have off of an experienced ear!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Make a Great First Impression with Banners!

We thoroughly enjoyed helping our friends at Clarkson University in designing, producing, and implementing such a visually stunning banner program. Could you even imagine the pictures/campus below without the banners?

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Booth #141 - ICSC Mid-Atlantic Deal Makers - National Harbor - Feb 21-22

We are pleased to announce that Downtown Decoration's Director of Project Management, Tom Martin will be exhibiting at the ICSC Mid-Atlantic Dealmakers show at the Gaylord Convention Center in National Harbor, MD (South of DC proper). Stop by booth #141 to say hello to Tom and discuss anything and everything that is related commercial decoration and banners.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Presenting Rooftop Lighting of the Rosslyn Virginia Skyline During Holiday Season 2012 - Project Completed in Conjunction with Rosslyn VA BID and Downtown Decorations, Inc.

So, when we dispatched a nationwide network of photographers to capture some of our favorite and most custom decor projects of 2011 - we never thought we would get back some of the shots that we did. Included top among this list is a set of photos we shot while attempting to get a perspective view of the rooftop skyline of Rosslyn, VA where Downtown Decorations, Inc. partnered with Rosslyn, Virginia Business Improvement District to provide roof-line lighting for the high rises within the district.

Thank you to Abbie Rufener for capturing these spectacular shots of the skyline looking over the Potomac, as evening quickly turns to dusk. Some very frame worthy pictures. Thanks again Abbie!

Only downfall - our skyline is only part of these beautiful pictures - the eye tends to wander to the breathtaking reflection on the water - look closely and you will see an exquisite rooftop lighting extending throughout the metro region.  

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

So, where the heck have you been?

So - We are sure that some of our more observant followers have noticed that we have been a bit absent since the holidays. Well, we haven't been slacking or playing hooky... We have had over 50+ hrs of executive planning sessions, 80+ hrs of creative workshop/brainstorming sessions, 50+ hrs of vendor/product related analysis, and over 24+ hrs of full staff meetings - pfeww - we are exhausted. But, the course for 2012 has been set and we are eager to implement a number of changes, design concepts, new products, and new processes to make a huge splash in the 2012 holiday season.

The Downtown Decorations experience will be better than ever as we have added extra support staff and additional project managers to ensure that ANY project no matter how big or how small receives absolute white glove treatment. At Downtown Decorations - the customer is the #1 focus!

Don't forget to check out our Facebook and Twitter Sites to see the latest and greatest as well as see more of the humorous side of DDI:

Facebook: www.Facebook.com/DowntownDecorations

Twitter: https://twitter.com//DtDecorations

February 2012 Sales and Promotions From Downtown Decorations

Check out the latest and greatest sales and promotions for February 2012!

Giant Tree Sale "Highest Quality Trees at Unbeatable Prices": http://www.downtowndecorations.com/GiantTreeSale2012

Check out the sale page: Post-Holiday "Best Savings of the Year Sale":

Friday, January 6, 2012

The 2011 Holiday Season is Over :(

Presents have been exchanged, dinners cooked, waistlines expanded...its true - the 2011 holiday season is officially over.

Other than lots of leftover ham and about 10 extra pounds, we are left with many great memories of the 2011 holiday season. Hundreds of new clients, some very exciting custom flagship decor products, and many, many laughs along the way - 2011 was good to all of us and we are excited about the prospect of 2012.

Over the next few months the team at Downtown Decorations will be on the road going to trade shows, round tables, lectures, circuits, sourcing new products/vendors, developing new design concepts, and meeting with our most important contacts - our clients.

Stay tuned...we will keep you updated along the way showing pictures of our travels, articles acquired along the way, new products/concepts/designed, etc, etc...

For the interim - check back frequently as we will be posting many pictures from the 2011 holiday decor season - actual pictures taken by some of our extremely happy clients, as well as some professionally dispatched photography!

On behalf of the entire Downtown Decorations team - we would like to thank all of you for your continued support, dedication, business, and interest. If we can be of any assistance at any time, please do not hesitate to contact us. Wishing a very happy, prosperous, and safe 2012.

~ Downtown Decorations Team