Your Guide to Inflatable Advertising in 2022

Your Guide to Inflatable Advertising in 2022

Today, companies are moving away from expensive outdoor advertisement methods like billboards and choosing those that truly get the job done at a decent rate.

Inflatable advertising, a unique, inexpensive, and surefire way of getting higher brand visibility, is rapidly changing the advertising game.

Inflatable advertising involves unique and attractive made-to-order air-filled structures called custom inflatables. They come in all shapes and sizes and are perfect for any business. 

Their effectiveness, affordability, and versatility have made them a top choice for marketers and business owners.

At trade shows, charity events, or seminars, inflatable advertising pulls crowds to you, which raises your brand’s awareness and visibility.

Learn more about inflatable advertising today, including: 

  • Various types of advertising inflatables
  • Benefits of inflatable advertising
  • Price range for custom inflatables
  • How to set up your custom inflatables

Types of Inflatable Advertising Products

There are numerous types of advertising inflatables. MVP Visuals offers a range of nearly limitless shapes and designs.

Check out some of them below:

  • Inflatable Arches - Easy to use, aesthetically appealing, and work across different fields, from marathons to fundraisers and trade shows
  • Inflatable Bottles and Cans - Elevate your brand by creating a refreshing experience for your customers. They come in all shapes and sizes, from small 6’ inflatables to giant ones that can wrap around a building
  • Inflatable Mascots - Colorful, large, and three-dimensional, making them an excellent way to capture your audience’s attention and build brand awareness

Next we'll go through each of these examples in a little more detail.

#1: Inflatable Arches

Custom inflatable arches are powerful visuals that create a massive impression of your brand at a fundraiser, trade show, or tournament.

customized inflatable arch

They’re incredibly versatile and can be used for different events all-year-round for higher visibility, particularly when paired with Custom Advertising Flag Banners, as shown below.

inflatable arch with advertising flags

Important Features of Custom Inflatable Arches

  • Varying shapes - Standard inflatable arches are typically rounded, angled, or squared, but they can also be designed in different custom shapes depending on your needs.
  • Easy to set up - Inflate in just a few minutes!
  • Different material options - Made using either denier polyester or PVC. Both materials are high quality and rated for outdoor use, but PVC is more durable.
  • Unlimited colors and design - Print whatever you want, wherever you want!

How Custom Inflatable Arches Compare with Other Advertising Inflatables

  • Operation - many inflatable arches are constant-air, meaning they must have a continuous power source to remain inflated, like an outlet or portable generator. However, 
  • They may have quicker production - With custom shape inflatables, it might take longer to prepare and fabricate the item. Arches are so commonplace with set templates, so the turnaround time might be shorter.

#2: Inflatable Bottles and Cans

Custom inflatable bottles and cans are ideal choices to easily win your audience's attention and gain maximum brand exposure in the beverage or drink industry.

They can be used both indoors and outdoors and are super lightweight, allowing you to transport and set them up anywhere.

Important Features of Custom Inflatable Bottles and Cans

  • Durable and long-lasting - Made with sturdy denier polyester or heavy duty PVC to stand the test of time
  • Unlimited customization - can be designed in any shape or size to best replicate your real-life product
  • Easy to set up - Inflates in less than 5 minutes
  • Portable - Super lightweight and easy to transport to different locations

How Custom Inflatable Bottles and Cans Compare with Other Advertising Inflatables

  • Industry-specific - This is a great option for booming craft beer and canned cocktail brands.
  • Lightweight - Since these are smaller than most inflatable mascots and arches, these are incredibly lightweight and easy to pack up & transport between events.

#3: Custom Inflatable Mascots

Erecting a custom inflatable mascot at a trade show or business event is an excellent way to draw crowds to your advertising booth.

As people take photos with your branded mascot and post them online, you’ll get free advertisement for your brand through user-generated content (UGC).

Important Features of Custom Inflatable Mascots

  • Sturdy construction - Made using heavy-duty PVC or denier polyester material that withstands daily wear and tear
  • Comes in various options - You can also opt to go for an inflatable mascot costume or inflatable mascot tunnel. Learn more here >
  • Customizable - Color, size, and design are completely adjustable to fit your brand's style.

How Custom Inflatable Mascots Compare with Other Advertising Inflatables

  • Versatile - they can be virtually any size or shape, and our team works hard to replicate your exact mascot design into an inflatable structure.
  • 2-in-one - A custom inflatable tunnel and mascot inflatable can be velcro'd together to create a huge advertising inflatable at your events.

Advantages and Benefits of Inflatable Advertising

Large Visual Impact

Unlike most signage options like conventional billboards that are one dimensional, inflatables are legible and visible from all angles

Custom inflatable advertising helps you achieve maximum visual exposure and gain invaluable attention. 

Because of their uniqueness and photographic lure, the inflatables stand out from the crowd and increase foot traffic, resulting in increased sales.

inflatable sign

Increased Brand Recognition

Advertising inflatables are usable in areas where other outdoor ads aren’t, like on water. This enables you to promote your brand in unique spots and grab everyone’s attention.

Given its intriguing color and designs, prospective clients will instantly recognize an inflatable mascot or arch, whether from afar or nearby. It’s difficult to ignore such kind of advertising, and that will make you stand out from competitors.

Cost-Effective Marketing

Compared to fixed advertising banners or billboards, inflatables are more affordable. 

Their multidimensional nature makes them highly effective and reusable while costing as little as $1,000.

Moreover, custom inflatables are highly durable and will serve you for years, offering an impressive return on investment.

Price Range for Custom Advertising Inflatables

Custom advertising inflatables cost between $1,000 and $20,000, depending on your specific needs and preference.

The pricing varies depending on the:

  • Inflatable's size
  • Complexity of the design
  • Method of inflation
  • Material used

For instance, a basic rounded inflatable arch will start at $1,500, while a more personalized shape, say, a 3D replica of your brand’s logo, could cost $5,000 or more.

Fortunately, all our inflatables are highly durable and reusable. They’re made with durable materials that can withstand regular indoor and outdoor use, making them a one-time investment for lifetime profitability.

Request a quote for your inflatable today, and we’ll tell you how much it costs.

How Do I Set Up My Custom Advertising Inflatable?

Setting up your custom advertising inflatable is as simple as pie and takes roughly 2–10 minutes.

Here’s all you need to do:

  1. Unpack your custom inflatable, then lay it flat on the ground.
  2. Attach the ropes and blower and guide the inflatable upwards as it inflates.
  3. Once inflated, secure the ropes and weight source. 

And voilà! Your inflatable is ready for use.

Learn More: How to Properly Set up Custom Inflatables for Events and Occasions

Does the Material of My Inflatable Really Matter?

Yes. Your inflatable’s material will determine its durability and appearance.

Poor-quality material like vinyl might cause your inflatable to deflate abruptly in the middle of your event.

The best materials are highly durable and weatherproof to withstand harsh weather like rain, hot sun, and snow.

At MVP Visuals, we never compromise on quality. Our custom inflatables are made with durable denier polyester or PVC tarpaulin to ensure that regardless of your material choice, your product will last long to give you a lifetime of service. 

Check out some of the most commonly used inflatable materials and their features below.



PVC Tarpaulin

  • Most durable
  • Resistant to harsh weather and chemicals

Denier Polyester

  • Resistant to abrasives
  • More affordable than PVC tarpaulin
  • Higher grades are stronger and heavier

Poly Fabric Coated Vinyl

  • Made using lightweight vinyl covered with fabric
  • Branding is done on the fabric


  • Cheapest and lightest
  • Not as durable


Here at MVP, we exclusively use varying weights of denier polyester and PVC tarpaulin for our inflatables.

Invest in Inflatable Advertising for All Your Events

Inflatable advertising is the greatest way to increase your brand’s visibility and drive traffic at any event or occasion.

Custom inflatables are versatile, eye-catching, and ideal for any business; whether you’re in the food and beverage industry or the sports sector.

At MVP Visuals, we’re confident you’ll find only the highest-quality custom inflatables at the best prices. With over 15 years in business, we’ve gained tremendous experience working with all kinds of businesses.

So reach out today for a quick quote, and our professional and dedicated sales reps will help you through the entire process, from design to delivery.


"Everything we've ordered from MVP has come out looking SO GOOD! Highly recommend!" Kristen, Verified Buyer

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