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Tic-Tac-Tag’s “O” Booth Brought Fun, Engagement and Innovation to the 2019 Global Leadership Summit

2019 Global Leadership Summit X Tic-Tac-Tag

The 2019 Global Leadership Summit brought a batch of new and innovative leaders into the forefront. From Craig Groeschel to trailblazing marketers such as Bozoma Saint John. Along with an impressive resume of speakers for this year’s event, there were over 7,000 attendees spanning over 50 countries.

Amongst all of the ethnicities, language barriers and different types of people, Tic-Tac-Tag filled an area that is common between all the attendees — everyone loves photos! Especially when it involves taking photos of themselves or with their old and present friends, friends that they’ve just met at the GLS or other guests just hanging around the area.

Our “O” Booth gave the opportunity for the attendees to create single shot photos, GIFs and Boomerangs with just a few clicks. Guests definitely took advantage of everything we had to offer while having a blast watching themselves on the real-time slideshow displayed on multiple displays around the venue.

With our technology we were also able to give the hosts an inside look at the event’s activities through the form of metrics and analytics, sharing information such as total impressions, downloads, shares, our Advanced Visual Analytics (AVA) and so much more.

Here is a quick glimpse of our activation:

Advanced Vision Analytics (AVA):

Our “O” Booth is a great addition to any corporate event or brand activation looking to create engagement. With the social sharing capabilities within our system, we also make it easy for guests to quickly and easily share their photos or videos on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

We have an Experiential Team that is always looking for fun and innovative ways to get your guests more involve and for our clients to hit their marketing goals. With our real-time dashboard, clients can quickly view our activation’s activity, download photos and repost and grab the captured data at anytime.

The on-screen experience for guests is also fully customizable — from the splash screen to the overlays, background and digital props — we can fully immerse your brand into our activation.

New Year Brings New Vendors

New Year, New Vendors

With 2018 behind us and as we are moving forward into 2019, we are always on the look out to help your event succeed.  We don’t only try to find new ways of bringing fun and excitement to your next event with our products and services. But we also want to help you find great vendors that can help make your event ideas come to life.

Cut through the clutter of vendor hunting

Its definitely a task to sort through all the great vendors out there.  It’s also definitely a task to make sure these vendors follow-up on their promises. We want to be sure that we do our best to not only help you execute perfectly on the photo activation part of your event, but give you as much advice on the vendors that we’ve had the pleasure to work with and know to keep you informed on some of the industry’s best vendors.

Here’s our top picks for January 2019

Now our list of vendors are not the see-all end-all list, because we know there are so many others vendors to know and work with. But it’s a nice short list of vendors that we’ve worked with in the past that we really feel have done a bang up job in executing events alongside our activation.

Now our list of vendors are not the see-all end-all list, because we know there are so many others vendors to know and work with.

Download our list of vendors here

“O” Booth – Our cloud-based open-air photo booth

O Booth - Open Air Concept Photo booth

After three years of hashtag printing, we wanted to bring in a service that will not only add to a guests’ experience at any event such as a church function, sporting event, wedding, birthday parties, but to also come up with a tool that will help expand our clients’ ability to build a marketing strategy and campaign around during their brand activations. That is when we brought in the “O” Booth – our first cloud-based open-air photo booth.

add to a guests’ experience at any event such as a church function, sporting event, wedding, birthday parties

O Booth - Open Air Concept Photo booth

O Booth – Open Air Concept Photo booth

Capture photos, capture data

Data is key and we understand that, that is why our “O” Booths have the capability of capturing email addresses and phone numbers. The user-flow is seamless, as guests take their photos, make gifs or boomerangs, our system simply then asks for an email or phone number to send their photos to, simple. To get even more information from your guest we can also toss in a few questions before the experience is finally over. (e.g. “Who is your mobile provider?” or “What age group are you in?”)

O Booth - Open Air Concept Photo booth

O Booth – Open Air Concept Photo booth

This photo booth is in the “CLOUD”

Where our system really takes a leap in technology is how our system is setup, processed and stored. Yes… our system is “cloud-based,” what does that mean to us and how does our clients’ benefit? We will always have full remote access to your event(s) no matter where our booth or your event is, because of that we can:

  • Update elements of your event(s) at any time
  • Add or remove components to your event(s) on-the-fly
  • Create a new event(s) under each client to use. This is especially great for clients with longer leases and plans to activate various events throughout the year.

Because the events are on the cloud, we also have access to a real-time dashboard where we can monitor how many photos have been taken, how many photos have been shared and gather many more informative metrics for our clients’ marketing team to use.

Need more information? No worries we have it! Just ask.

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O Booth - Open Air Concept Photo booth

O Booth – Open Air Concept Photo booth

More features means more fun

Our “O” booths come action-packed with many new innovative features:

  • Crazy Cool Photo Effects: Animated GIF, Boomerang, Bursts, Single Shots, Face Altering filters, Green Screen GIF, Animated Green Screen, Magic Green Screen (magically removes the background and replaces with your custom background)
  • Face Tracking Digital Props and Animated Digital Props: Add face tracking digital props and animated digital props to any Single Shot or GIF photo – just like SnapChat!
  • Fully Brandable Everything: Branded attract screen, branded image overlays, branded image galleries, customizable email and sharing language – all for increased exposure.
  • Instant Social Sharing: Share via social media, text (SMS) or email.
  • Live Gallery: Your live image gallery is updated instantly after every photo taken for easy and quick sharing to social media.
  • Fully Brandable: Brandable start screen, image overlays, image galleries and customizable email and social sharing language – all for increased exposure.
  • Photo Queuing: Our software queues photo uploads when your internet connection is slow or drops so you never lose an image from an event.

Great for any occasion

The “O” Booth is a great feature to bring to any event. Our system sets up in 5-minutes and your guests will be taking photos within seconds. With its sleek design and ominous “O” ring who can say no.

With its sleek design and ominous “O” ring who can say no.


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Digital Mosaics Can Now Be Created with Your Event Hashtag

Real-Time Hashtag Created Digital Mosaic

Its been in the talks for a while…now its finally here!  We are rolling out a new service to our clients — Digital Mosaics*.

Along with the real-time print-outs of your guests’ Instagram or Twitter posts, your guests can now enjoy the challenge of revealing a mosaic image through their collaborative efforts of social posts.

This type of engagement within any brand activation or corporate event can definitely amplify and increase the social footprint in a small amount of time; building this sense of wonder will also develop community within your event through the common goal of completing a task through a joint effort.

How it works

The implementation is quite simple, because the mosaic is built digitally.  A true installation is not necessary—the mosaic can be displayed on a monitor, projected to a wall or shared on various screens throughout a venue.

After the setup is complete, just like before, all your guests would need to do is:

  1. Take their photo
  2. Post it to Instagram or Twitter with the event hashtag (public accounts only)
  3. Pick up their photo and watch the mosaic populate. Simple.

Here are a few example screens:

Digital Mosaic Wall

Amplify Brand Activations


Digital Mosaic Wall

Build Community within your Organization


Digital Mosaic for Weddings

Come Together at Weddings


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Advantages of a Digital Mosaic

Clients are always looking for a fun and different way to build buzz and engagement within the experiential space. Many times, executions are not very versatile and because of that cannot be transferred from one execution to another without major adjustments.  Because our mosaics are digital, they can be projected on a wall for one event and then, depending on the footprint, displayed on a monitor for the next.

Goals can also be adjusted before every event making sure the image is attainable for any size event. If the attendance is smaller than other events, the goal can be adjusted (i.e.”300 posts to complete the image to 80 public posts”).

How We’ve Helped Brands in the Past

Tic-Tac-Tag Brands is the experiential marketing arm for Tic-Tac-Tag. We have helped various brands strategize, implement and execute their on-site activations through our services and technology. Our efforts in real-time hashtag printing alone, have had much success in building an open dialogue between the brand and user in a space where brands needed to tread lightly in the past.

Digital Mosaics is another way to create buzz and excitement, in a space where brands want to engage with their users in a more personal & creative level.

Here are some sample implementations of the digital mosaic:

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*Digital Mosaics is in the final phase of beta-testing. Launching in Summer 2018.

5 Key Elements to Help Jumpstart Your Wedding Planning

Dance Floor

Wedding planning can be tough, but these days there are five key elements you should establish to ensure that the rest of your wedding planning goes smoothly. We’ll run through them real quick right here so you can get back to your planning.

Pick out your wedding theme

Wedding Theme

Wedding Theme

This is important  because it sets up the rest of your planning—from the colors that you use to the dress that you wear—the theme dictates the tone of your entire wedding.  Here is a quick guide that will help open your eyes to the endless possibilities.

Colors and fonts

Colors and fonts

Colors and fonts

Believe it or not but aesthetics really plays a large role in motivating you to continually progress in your goal of achieving your perfect wedding.  This is a great flow right after you’ve figured out your theme, because this will now help guide you in picking out the right color dress for the bridesmaids as well as the colors for the groomsmen and ultimately the groom.  The Knot actually has a great assortment of tools to help you decide on the right color and get you on the right track.




Why is the venue a pinnacle area to decide?  The venue helps reinforce everything that you have decided up to this point.  Take for instance, if your theme was rustic, the only thing that would help take it to the top and reinforce your whole vision is by having your wedding at a barnfactoryvineyard, etc.  Although a banquet hall may work as well when decorated correctly, but let’s be honest, a vineyard be a great solution to give that real, rustic feel without having to create that feel in a banquet hall.

Wedding hashtag

Wedding hashtag

Wedding hashtag

Couples these days have pretty much grown up in the cusp of technology and with that comes social media.  So why is having a wedding hashtag important? This helps centralize all your guests posts and communication when sharing your event on Instagram or Twitter.  Whether your wedding is plugged or unplugged, guests will not miss their chance to take photos with long-time friends and families.  Give them the chance to share those special moments and connections with you—because that’s what weddings are all about—the bringing together of friends and families to celebrate a special time in your life, capturing every moment.  Look at hashtag printing companies such as Tic-Tac-Tag to help enhance your guest’s experience.

Budget… Budget… Budget



Before you get caught in your wedding fantasy, you should know your budget. Once you know what number you need to stay within, it will help decipher how you are going to approach the wedding planning phase and where you will need roll up your sleeves and get creative with your support team (bridesmaids, groomsmen, sponsors, etc.) to get the job done. Weddingwire has a great tool to help you get started.

via The Bride Guide

Tic-Tac-Tag Launches “The Box”: Packaged Hashtag Printer Systems You Can Own

Own Your Own Box

With the tremendous popularity of hashtag printing in the age of social media, Tic-Tac-Tag is making it easy for individuals to start a hashtag printing business in their city or existing businesses to add this great service to their current offerings.

“Hashtag printing is not a new technology, it just hasn’t been presented the right way.”

Tic-Tac-Tag has used and activated their hashtag printing service for various brand activations — it truly makes sense from a digital marketing perspective, having guests amplify a brand’s #hashtag and really create that open dialogue while being rewarded with a print out; their main objective is to push this technology into the consumer market.

Markets such as the wedding industry, birthdays, anniversaries and even corporate holiday parties have really embraced the use of #hashtags…but to bring in a hashtag printer into the mix as an alternative to a photobooth is still unheard of.

Paving the way

Tic-Tac-Tag has really paved the way into this market by simply presenting the hashtag printer in a different style. “Hashtag printing is not a new technology; it just hasn’t been presented the right way” says Jason. “For example, when we deal with a bride or groom, they are envisioning their reception with an elegant look-and-feel in-mind — if we presented our system without our box and just a printer, it’s a hard sell.”

Tic-Tac-Tag creates a look that really fits into any situation, combining innovative technology with a simple style and minimal design. Their rustic boxes do just that while bringing a sense of charm into any event — with its simple lines and natural stains their boxes are non-intrusive and very inviting.

Interested in getting your own “Box” Take a look at the packages we have.

“We’ve been doing this now since 2015 and feel that we have found a formula that really works” says Jessica. “We now want to share our experience with up-and-coming businesses that want to get involved with hashtag printing.”

With their packaged system, anyone can be up-and-running within hours. “We make sure that everything is connected and working properly before our package ever leaves the warehouse. It’s just another service that we do to give our clients a peace-of-mind” says Jason.

Elevate Hashtag Printing

If more businesses take the time and really enhance their hashtag printing services the right way, Tic-Tac-Tag can aid in creating awareness and increasing the demand for this type of service within the consumer market. By selling their packaged systems to new business owners as well as the existing ones, they hope that they can equip these businesses with the tools they need to really give this service the spotlight it deserves.

Get more information about our “Box” Take a look at the packages we have.

Official Press Release: Tic-Tac-Tag Honored for Excellence in 10th Annual WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards®

Tic-Tac-Tag Honored for Excellence in 10th Annual WeddingWire Couples’ Choice AwardsⓇ

Chicago, IL — January 11, 2018 — Tic-Tac-Tag today announced its recognition as a winner of the esteemed 2018 WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award® for Photo booth rental and experiential marketing in Chicago.

WeddingWire Inc., the leading global online marketplace for the wedding and events industry, annually recognizes the top five percent of wedding professionals on WeddingWire who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism. The top local wedding professionals in more than 20 service categories from venues to florists are awarded the prestigious accolade.

Tic-Tac-Tag was recognized as a recipient solely based on reviews from newlyweds and their experiences working with them. Award-winning vendors are distinguished for the quality, quantity, consistency and timeliness of the reviews they have received from their past clients.

“This is the tenth year we’ve celebrated our top-rated vendors who have helped millions of couples celebrate one of the most important days of their lives,” said Timothy Chi, CEO, WeddingWire. “This group of dedicated and acclaimed wedding professionals, such as Tic-Tac-Tag, not only make wedding planning simpler for engaged couples, but also serve as a trusted partner in helping to make WeddingWire the go-to place for wedding planning. We congratulate all of this year’s winners on their achievement.”

Tic-Tac-Tag is thrilled to be one of the top Photo booth rentals in Roselle on

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To learn more about the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards®, please visit

About Tic-Tac-Tag

Tic-Tac-Tag is the leading real-time social media printer for the wedding industry—their system allows guests to print out their posted photos from Instagram or Twitter in real-time using a unique wedding hashtag. Tic-Tac-Tag operates within Chicago and the surrounding Chicagoland areas.

About WeddingWire, Inc.

WeddingWire, Inc. is the leading global online marketplace connecting consumers with event and creative professionals. Operating within a $200 billion industry, WeddingWire, Inc. hosts 10 million monthly unique users across its mobile and web platforms. Consumers are able to read over 3 million vendor reviews and search, compare and book from a database of over 400,000 businesses. Globally, it provides these businesses the technology they need to serve their clients through advertising, marketing and business management tools such as websites, payment processing, invoicing and contracts. Founded in 2007, the WeddingWire portfolio of sites serves couples and businesses across 15 countries in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia, making it the worldwide leader in weddings with brands including,, and more. The company employs more than 900 and maintains global headquarters in Chevy Chase, MD and international headquarters in Barcelona, Spain.


2018 “Couples’ Choice” Awards Recipient by

2018 Couples' Choice Award

WeddingWire Winner 2018
We are so excited to announce that we have been chosen to be recipients of the 2018 “Couples’ Choice” award from This award recognizes the top 5% vendors on Weddingwire. It’s all thanks to you, our client’s that we helped out in the past year. We are so humbled and pleased to see that we have received this great recognition.

About the Couples’ Choice Awards®

The WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards recognize the top 5% of local wedding professionals on WeddingWire that demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness, and professionalism. Winners are selected solely based on reviews from more than a million newlyweds and are determined by a combination of excellence in four factors: overall rating, total number of reviews, review performance from 2017, and consistency of reviews from year to year.

Thank you once again to all our past clients’ and for all your encouraging words and support. We are driven once again to continue our excellent service and make 2018 another great year. Please spread the word and service of Tic-Tac-Tag as well as hashtag printing in general. With more-and-more wedding hashtags being created by couples for their special day, we want to let them know that this service exists and is a great option to have at their wedding.

We’re the Official #Hashtag Printer for Indie Wed 2018

The time of year has come again for all those couples who are looking for “something unique” to have at their wedding. What is that service, product or gift that will make your special day truly stand out, come and find out. Indie Wed will be in Chicago on February 3, 2018 at the Ravenswood Event Center from 10a–4p. So come early and stay till they close as there will be over 100 vendors ready to share with you how they can make your day unforgettable.

Do you have a wedding hashtag? Are you looking into having a photo booth? Then you’ll love what we can provide. Your guests will already be sharing your wedding on Instagram or Twitter all day, give them another good reason and a “thank you” gift whenever they use your unique wedding hashtag—when guests posts to Instagram or Twitter with your special wedding hashtag, a 4×6 photo will print out automatically from our printer in seconds for them to pick up and enjoy.

Tic-Tac-Tag will be activating on the second floor of Indie Wed with the hashtag #IndieWed — Booth #59 — come up there and see how we can make your day extra special and while your up there try out our printer.

Plenty of free parking available along Ravenswood Ave. The venue is also 1/2 block north of the Irving Park brown line station.

Indie Wed will feature:

  • Amazing vendors from the Midwest and beyond
  • Three (3) full floors of vendors
  • Food & beverage tastings
  • Musical performances
  • Wandering models featuring spectacular bridal fashions
  • Reusable canvas swag bag to the first 50 brides/grooms-to-be in line (1 per household)
  • A special Wedtoberfest-themed lounge with lots of surprises
  • and much more

Please note that online ticket sales end at 12 pm on Friday, February 2, 2018

Tickets are priced as follows:

  • Advanced Online = $15/single or $25 /couple
  • Day Of / At The Door = $20/person cash or through app online
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10 Awesome Photos Shared to A Wedding Hashtag

Guests sharing images to the wedding hashtag on Instagram

There are only so many photos and moments that your photographer can capture. From being pulled left-and-right, taking detail shots, pre and post wedding shots, etc…..couples just have a TON to do.  At the end of the day, you’re going to get some fabulous shots in the form of an album that you will be able to cherish for the rest of your life.

There is also another resource at your wedding that’s taking photos, photos that you may never have been seen because it can get easily lost in the shuffle of “social media” — these are the photos that your 150—200 guests may be posting on Instagram or Twitter; sharing quick snippets, stories and even detail from your wedding to their circle of friends, co-workers and network; capturing moments from your wedding that really take you into the ground floor of how it was being a guest at your wedding.  What did they see? How did your wedding look to them? What caught their attention? And what memories did they walk away with?

Here are 10 photos that were taken from actual guests at some of our clients’ weddings and shared to Instagram or Twitter.  Luckily, these couples had a wedding hashtag, so guests were able to share these photos to their network of friends while at the same time making them easily accessible for the wedding couple to cherish forever.


Beautiful shot of the couple after the ceremony

Beautiful shot of the couple after the ceremony.


A real fun shot of all the couple's cousins in one place. A rare occurrence captured for all to share.

A fun shot of all the couple’s cousins in one place…a rare occurrence captured for all to share.


The bride silently watches as her bridal party lines up for the introductions.

The bride taking in the moment as her bridal party lines up for the introductions.


The groom quietly prepping as he gathers his thoughts for the moment.

The groom quietly prepping as he gathers his thoughts before the ceremony.


The bride anticipating the arrival to the reception.

The bride anticipating the arrival to the reception.


Touching embraces from close family and friends.

Touching embraces from close family and friends.


The bride and groom was able to get some alone time before the guests arrived into the reception room.

The bride and groom sharing a special moment before guests arrive for the reception.


The bride and groom gets tossed up in an old cultural tradition.

The bride and groom get tossed up in an old cultural tradition.


The bridal couple sharing some silliness before their big day.

The bridal couple sharing some silliness before their big day.


Finally the couple was able to take a breather, before heading back into the madness of the reception.

The newlyweds sharing an intimate moment before heading back into the madness of the reception.