Winners Announced in the 2009 Best New Skyline Trade Show Display Products Contest

Eagan, MN (PressExposure) June 24, 2009 -- To help launch its largest batch of new displays in its 29-year history, Skyline has completed a contest to pick their best new product by offering a free new display.

During April and May 2009, exhibitors were directed to an online contest page to choose their favorite new Skyline trade show display products. The “voter turnout” was huge, with 890 people judging the 6 new Skyline products.

The big winners? The Mirage Backlit Display, which received the most votes for the Best New Skyline Product, and Dan Graham of Spintek USA, Inc., who won a free display of his choice from among the 6 new Skyline products in the contest.

Here are the results of the judges’ voting, including some of the comments about the products they picked.

1st Place: Mirage® Backlit Display Votes: 1st Place: 248; 2nd Place: 185, 3rd Place: 156.

Judges praised the visual impact of Mirage’s backlit graphics, and how clean it would look without visible light fixtures. Here are some of the comments from the judges:

• “Love the backlit display - it would really pop!” • “I like the fact that the Mirage Backlit Display would leverage our existing booth, plus the LED lights would solve the problem of halogen lighting bans at the Las Vegas Convention Center.” • “Mirage Backlit Display is definitely an eye-catcher.”

2nd Place: DesignViewâ„¢ Presentation System Votes: 1st Place: 210; 2nd Place: 147, 3rd Place: 107.

While it won the Buyer’s Choice Award at EXHIBITOR2009, DesignView came in a strong second place in our online contest. Judges wrote more comments praising DesignView than any other product. They admired its ability to rear-project a large moving video and to change graphics quickly at no cost. Several judges even said they had been looking for a trade show booth like this for years.

Here are some of the judges’ comments about DesignView:

• “The Design View Projection Backwall System is the hands-down winner. Video attracts attendees, is flexible to suit your audience and can communicate your message so much better.” • “Due to the cost of producing graphics, any method such as the Projection Backwall which allows total customization per show with no additional graphics costs is a home run!” • “I love the projection system! This gives the eye-popping dimension that you rarely see when walking through the crowded 10x10 exhibits. I'm upset because we just invested in 5 old systems.”

3rd Place: Myriadâ„¢ Inline Banner Stand Votes: 1st Place: 149; 2nd Place: 156, 3rd Place: 157.

The Myriad 10-foot Display came in third. However, the Myriad Banner Stand (shown on its own as a single banner stand) came in fifth. Combine their scores, and Myriad would have been in first place. Myriad impressed the judges with its versatility, design, portability, and merchandising capability.

Here is what the judges said about the Myriad Inline Display:

• “Myriad 10-foot Backwall is the winner for me because it provides for a full-sized booth at the same portability of 2 banner stands. Size is what exhibitors give up when they want portability so this solution solves the one big compromise that is often made.” • “I really like the shelving integrated into the banner stand - reduces the need for additional counters, etc. at the show!” • “Love the way the Myriad 10-foot backwall system provides a connected back wall display image and provides an easy way to swap out the side graphics to convey different messaging for specific show needs. Smart idea!”

All the displays are winners Besides the top 3 choices, judges also reviewed other new Skyline products including the Myriad Banner Stand, the Duet Double-Sided Banner Stand and the Shapes Collection Banner Stand. Many judges repeatedly described the new Skyline displays as innovative, versatile, eye catching, easy to set up, and portable. This is a surprisingly small sample of the praise for the entire set of new Skyline display systems:

• “They are looking nicer and easier all the time!” • “All look great. Well done!” • “Your new products look wonderful and it seems as though you've thought of client's needs for portability, design and cost-effectiveness.” • “Very unique in design. Love your products!” • “They all look very sharp and the thing I like best is they look like they would be very easy to carry and set up. Keep up the great work!” • “Very nice! I would be proud to display any of those for my company.” • “I think they're all fabulous!”

Online Contest Judge Winner of a New Display The judge winner of a new display is Dan Graham of Spintek USA, Inc. Dan’s first prize choice was The Mirage Backlit Displays System, about which Dan said, “I like the backlit model, it's eye catching.”

To meet exhibitor's needs for more innovative trade show displays, Skyline completely retooled its new product development approach. The expanded and revitalized team rallied around a design-centric philosophy that puts solving exhibitors' urgent, yet unmet needs at its core.

That renewed effort has paid off in spades, as Skyline has nearly simultaneously released the largest batch of innovative new products in its history.

From these positive reviews of their new trade show display products, it appears that Skyline succeeded in its efforts to create better displays for trade show exhibitors. In their comments, 53 judges actually used the word “love” to describe their feelings about the new products.

To see more information on the top 3 winners, and all Skyline’s new products, go to:

About Skyline Exhibits: Skyline Exhibits is North America's leading brand of exhibit systems. Known for high-quality manufacturing, cost-saving portability, innovative functionality, creative design and exhibitor education, Skyline has nearly 100 Design Centers in North America and representation in 38 countries. The company manufactures a broad range of products for trade shows and events–from banner stands and pop-up displays to large custom modular exhibits. With over 20 integrated exhibit systems, state-of-the-art production of large-format graphics and options for exhibit rental and services, Skyline provides exhibit solutions for virtually any size or budget.

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