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Florida: a renascence of Sand Castles and Sand Sculptures
With the predicted record number of people spending Spring Break on the beautiful shores of Florida this year Beach Sand Sculptures based in NW Florida is gearing up for a busy year. “Last year a great year, and with our rating on Tripadvisor going up with every review, increased presence on social media as well as several articles by local and regional media recently, we are looking to be busier than ever,” Rick Mungeam owner/lead sculptor of Beach Sand Sculptures explains.
Bookings for Spring Break Sandcastle Lessons have already exceeded last year’s numbers. Corporate logos for marketing and advertising seem to be following the same trend. Marriage proposal and wedding sand sculptures may be waiting for slightly warmer weather and are pick-up quickly as the beach season rolls in.
As more and more people and corporations learn about the exciting benefits of sand sculptures and Beach Sand Sculptures’ various professional sand sculpting services the demand for this Florida company seems to increase; a trend any company loves to see. For more information on getting information on getting involved with the Sandcastle Trend in Florida call 303-681-2631, visit www.BeachSandSculptures.com, “Like” BeachSandSculptures.com on fb and follow RickMungeam on Twitter.
BeachSandSculptures.com embrace Orange Ties and Sand Sculptures
Florida has just begun a new campaign to attract business to the Sunshine State. “The branding campaign will feature orange-colored neckties, strategically-placed sand-sculptures and the slogan: “Florida: The perfect climate for business” reports The Buzz from the staff of the Tampa Bay Times.
Florida: The perfect climate for business is exactly what Rick and Capri Mungeam of Beach Sand Sculptures discovered first hand over the last couple of years. Their business, BeachSandSculptures.com is a professional sand sculpting company based on The Emerald Coast of Florida. “We could have launched our business on any coast, but we chose Florida for a number of reasons” stated Mungeam, as a matter of fact.
A business is very much like a sand sculpture. Initially you have to choose where you are planning to build. A marketing sand sculpture would not be created on a remote beach; exposure is critical for success. Beach Sand Sculptures has discovered year round activities in Florida, making it the perfect location to build just about any business. The next important consideration when creating a business or sand sculpture is the foundation. It is an established fact that a strong foundation can make all the difference in the overall outcome of every endeavor. The Florida economy is the 21st largest economy in the world, that’s a great foundation on which to build a business. What sets apart Beach Sand Sculptures from the average sandcastle builder on the beach is their ability and capacity to create a sculpture that will stand taller than the rest. Businesses need room for growth and expansion. Florida’s residence and Florida’s tourism are two built in providers of growth for the businesses that make Florida their home. Heaven is in the details. When the unnecessary sand has been cast away it is the intricately carved details of the masterpiece beneath that cause people to say, “WOW!” The collective details of emerald green water, family friendly environment, warm climate, friendly locals and tourists alike, and the beautiful sugar white sand beaches create the enchantment of Florida’s Emerald Coast. It was this magic of combined details that caused the Mungeams to say, “WOW!” this is the place to start our business. Whether you are building sand sculptures or looking for a place to start, grow or move your business; Florida is the perfect climate!
This talented couple has literally carved out a niche for themselves by teaching sandcastle lessons to creating impressive corporate sand sculptures. Beach Sand Sculptures professional sand sculpting services include marriage proposals, weddings sand sculptures, corporate team building events, corporate logos, demonstrations and performance art, tabletops sand sculptures for the home or office, on the beach or bring the beach to you, say it in sand – hear the results. To learn more go to www.BeachSandSculptures.com or www.facebook.com/BeachSandSculptures.com
Couple Sculpts a News Scene
by Anne Bennett
BeachSandSculptures.com has hit the radar of Destin area media
Rick and Capri Mungeam are carving out a sand sculpting niche for themselves on The Emerald Coast of Florida.”Rick Mungeam, with the help of his wife, Capri, is finding a way to make a very happy living off of sand.” wrote Molly Mosher in The Walton Sun articles entitled Sand dollars: Rick and Capri Mungeam make a business out of sand sculptures.
Holiday Sand Sculpture in Seaside, Florida BeachSandSculptures.com takes to the beach with Master Sand Sculptor Mark Flynn to create a magical Christmas Sand Sculpture as a photo opportunity to delight Seaside, Florida visitors during the holiday season.
A favorite on Facebook, BeachSandSculptures.com’s fan page is filled with sand sculpture pix that regularly receive double digit virility! “Like” their facebook fan page to stay up-to-date on all their activities and sand sculpting events.
Newly released YouTube time elapse video condenses 4.5 hrs of sand sculpting into about 4 min, when Rick and Capri Mungeam created a beautiful piece for Rosemary Beach, Florida’s Chapel at the Beach logo in sand.
Tripadvisor is a trusted and highly utilized trip planning website that offers reviews of area attractions in every destination you can imagine. BeachSandSculptures.com’s 5 Star rating has catapulted their position in the Destin, Florida area to #8 in attractions, in less than 6 months!
Many people are thrilled by BeachSandSculptures sand sculpted masterpieces and look forward to hearing and seeing more about this talented Emerald Coast couple, Rick and Capri Mungeam, in the news media.
Are you ready to “Pop The Question”?
Here’s a distinctive, over-the-top romantic, and might we say; nearly irresistible, marriage proposal idea to win over the heart of your potential bride . . . a marriage proposal sand sculpture!
So you’ve decided to ask her to be your wife. You are understandably nervous, desiring this event to be ultra-romantic. A special weekend getaway to Florida’s beautiful Emerald Coast is your choice of location, because the beach is SO romantic. But, “How can I ask her to marry me on the beach?” you ask yourself. This is where BeachSandSculptures.com can help. TheSandman Rick Mungeam will walk you through the process, make suggestions and incorporate your unique ideas into the perfect marriage proposal sand sculpture for you and your bride-to-be. With a 100% “Yes” success rate, Rick can calm your nerves, quell your fears and help coordinate your special event. “When I first speak to a guy I can hear the energy and the excitement in his voice. These guys confide in me to help work through this process and then to see the event come to fruition is always exciting!” Rick Mungeam says beaming.
You will walk down the beach hand in hand with your lady and the two of you draw close to the sand sculpture. BeachSandSculptures.com will have sculpted a beautifully custom-made sand sculpture with the words “Will You Marry Me _______?” personalized with your bride-to-be’s name. You drop to one knee to present the engagement ring and wait for her response. Overcome with surprise, she, of course, will say “Yes”.
To schedule your marriage proposal call TheSandman RickMungeam @ 303-681-2631 or Email Rick@BeachSandSculptures.com
by Anne Bennett
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida The hand gesture, “thumbs up” has been a symbol for acceptance and approval for long time. Siskle and Ebert, as movie critics, used the thumbs up signal to inform the American population whether a movie was worth their time and money to view. Likewise Facebook has used their version of this iconic hand symbol with great success, creating an entire generation who “like it on Facebook”.
The pix of their elaborately detailed sand sculptures are what drive their fans to “Like”. People love sand sculptures. A picture of the 7ft tall “Illumination Castle” received 1,300 “Like”s in just 48 hours and a Christmas sand sculpture hit 500%+ virility – those numbers are HUGE in the social media stats. Capri is fond of saying, “Sand sculptures intrigue the mind, capture the soul, and delight the heart,” and it’s so true, there is something magical about sand sculptures.
Being creative in the sand is not enough; to be competitive BeachSandSculptures invests time, money, and energy being innovative in their social networks. Quickly it became obvious the BeachSandSculptures.com Facebook Fan Page would hit the 1.0K milestone within the first 6 months of its launch and as the 1000th “Like” approached, Rick and Capri knew they wanted to reward their fans for making the social media benchmark possible. So being the sculptors that they are, they created . . . a sand sculpture, took a picture and posted it on Facebook. It’s been said, “A picture is worth a thousand words” and so with one picture of a sand sculpture created exclusively for their first 1000 fans, Beach Sand Sculptures said, “Thank You” a thousand times.
Thumbtack Works for BeachSandSculptures.com
Is your family or group looking for a fun activity that will create memories of their Gulf Coast vacation for years to come? Beach Sand Sculptures provide inspiring individual, group, and team building sandcastle lessons. We desire to bring “the child” out in us all. Stimulating each sculptor’s imagination to draw out their unique artistic creativity, while providing an experience that is both memorable and FUN:-) “This is some of the best money we have invested in our vacation” – Tripadvisor Reviewer
BeachSandSculptures.com can provide an array of services beyond sandcastle lesson; from Marriage Proposals and Wedding Sand Sculptures to Corporate Team Building and Business Advertising. A Sand Sculpture can bring a unique ambiance to a Birthday Party, Family Reunion, Anniversary or Bon Fire Beach Party. On or off the Beach Sand Sculptures intrigue our mind, capture our hearts, and delight our souls. Call early to schedule your unique vacation memory today, the schedule fills up fast.
As a business owner and the sole marketing person I am always looking for place to list my our professional sand sculpting business at NO or a very low charge, but it needs to be effective. When I first became aware of Thumbtack I was hesitant. Would they give me a free listing and then incessantly pursue me to increase my listing to include a paid subscription. The first I heard from Thumbtack was when they had a client to refer. It was that simple; place the free listing and then wait for a referral. No barrage of of phone calls, or emails from the sales department. Just quick clean communication from someone who was a potential customer. I like that! If you are a business owner and would like to claim your free listing with Thumbtack, check out BeachSandSculptures.com’s free listing today.
Beach Sand Sculptures are intriguing art;
they tantalize the eye, confound the mind and capture the heart
Call today to learn how a Beach Sand Sculpture can enhance your event – 303-681-2631
SAY IT – IN SAND – FEEL the RESULTS!
Richard G. Mungeam
Lead Sand Sculptor and Instructor
by Anne Bennett
In a former life Rick Mungeam was renowned residential architect traveling extensively designing custom resort homes showcased in several architectural publications. But the economic changes of 2008 resulted in Rick and his wife, Capri, selling their home in Colorado to begin traveling.
South Padre Island, Tx, late 2010, under the tutelage of Andy Hancock, Master Sand Sculptor, Rick learned the basics of sand sculpting. By mid 2011 Rick was honing his sand sculpting skills on The Emerald Coast of The Florida Panhandle, near Destin, along Scenic Hwy 30A, when his sandcastle with a romantic heart was used for a wedding, and later for several family portraits, Rick realized his talent might develop into a business.
Nov. 2011, Rick won the Pro-Am Division of The World Championship of Sand Sculpting to further exhort his talents. 2012 watched BeachSandSculptures.com became the reigning Sand Sculpting Champions and a visible and known presence along Florida’s Emerald Coast.
Their boys are grown now, but through home schooling their two sons Rick and Capri learned creative teaching skills that Rick now utilizes as he offers design services in the form of sand sculpting creations. From 30A and Santa Rosa Beach business advertisements in sand to corporate team building at WaterColor or Seaside, a private party on the Dune Allen Beach to corporate events at the ritzy Sandestin resorts, Alys Beach wedding proposal or a Rosemary Beach wedding sculptures, and inspirational sand castle on Grayton Beach or sculpting lessons at Topsail State Park, Beach Sand Sculptures can create a sculpture to meet your needs and exceed your wildest imagination.
They say, “Behind every successful man their is a successful woman”, this is often said to emphasize that a man’s success often depends on the work and support of his wife. That may or may not be the case with The Mungeams, but one thing is for certain, they’ve been a successful business team for nearly 30 year now.
Initially sand sculpting was definitely Rick’s forte, Capri talk with the people on the beach, handed out business cards and promoted Rick’s Sandcastle Lessons. But over the last couple of years she has watched carefully and slowly absorbed many of the finer details of sand carving. She still feel like she has much to learn, but the alligator she sculpted on the Topsail Hill State Park Sand Sculpture caught the eye of many a “Gators” fans as one said, “that’s a good lookin’ gator”.
The design development is Rick’s department. “Rick is really the artist”, Capri is fond of saying, “but I come up with a lot of ideas and sometimes their pretty good”, she said with a smile. Typically when they begin a project Rick shovels and Capri hauls the water from the nearest water source – usually The Gulf of Mexico. They methodically work together to build their sculpture foundation and fill the forms. The couple has worked out their individual roles while they create a sand sculpture in order not to “step on each others toes” if you will.
The other major role that Capri takes is the “behind the sands” marketing. “I’m getting my marketing degree through Social Media. There is much to learn”, . With the ever changing advertising/marketing innovations and technology The Mungeams realize, that today, if you aren’t communicating with your the world via Social Media you are frankly “dead in the sand”. When BeachSandSculptures.com on Facebook received it’s 1000th “Like” in less than 6 months, Capri knew they were onto something very unique. They’ve even incorporated offering media and social media services to help clients to gain the maximum PR out of their Beach Sand Sculptures.
SAY IT – IN SAND HEAR - THE WOW! SAY IT – IN SAND HEAR – THE WOW!
Beach Sand Sculptures are captivating works of art
providing a fresh and unique MARKETING SOLUTIONS
CORPORATE LOGOS PRODUCT DISPLAYS TRADE SHOWS ARCHITECTURAL REPLICAS CARICATURES/LIKENESS NATURE SCENES LIFE SIZE WALK- THROUGH SCULPTURES FESTIVAL DISPLAYS PERFORMANCE ART SANDCASTLE DEMONSTRATIONS HOLIDAY DISPLAYS MALL CROWD PLEASER MEDIA MAGNETS & EVENTS LONG-TERM IN-DOOR DISPLAYS GRAND OPENINGS
On the beach or on location
small table-top pieces to 100+ tons of sand
Add THE WOW! Factor to your Marketing
What makes us different
Beach Sand Sculptures offers something VERY NEW and INNOVATIVE in Marketing and Advertising. We are a truly unique company with a personalized service that can provide sand sculptures to enhance and promote various events and activities, or supplement your traditional marketing plan. Our specialized services take an artistic approach to creating a one-of-a-kind sculpture to draw attraction to your Emerald Coast business or event.
“WOW” is what you will audibly hear!
Committed to THE WOW!
The perfect mix of innovation, technology, talent, dedication and hard work makes us a professional sand sculpting company offering our customer’s access to THE WOW! THE WOW! tantalizes your customers heart; enriching their lives and builds delight in your brand. It’s our passion for THE WOW! that drives us to create detailed awe-inspiring sand sculptures. We know it’s only when we consistently deliver THE WOW! that you will come back for more. As one of the few professional sand sculpting companies in the world we decided early on to set the bar for integrity and technology in our industry.
THE WOW! + Media
We are always looking to better our sand sculpting skills, to build a better sandcastle if you will. But our services don’t stop there; you can continue from advertising in sand -> straight into technology with Beach Sand Sculptures. After all, you want a sand sculpture to draw attention, right? Working together with your company and contacts we can prime the media with a pre-event press release, this might be the first step. We have discovered through the use of social media, such as Facebook and Twitter, we can create a media stir with pictures and/or video of a sand sculpture. In fact we are the pioneers in the sand sculpting industry to utilize technology to promote sand sculptures – real time! But be prepared, because a sand sculpture can draw crowds and media coverage you might not have expected!
Location, Location, Location
The Emerald Coast Beaches; Pensacola, Navarre, Fort Walton Beach, Destin, South Walton (SoWal) Beaches, Seascape, Sandestin, Miramar, Dune Allen, Santa Rosa Beach, Blue Mountain Beach, Grayton Beach, WaterColor, Seaside, Seagrove, Watersound, Alys Beach, Seacrest, Rosemary Beach, Inlet Beach, Carillon Beach to Panama City are the optimal location to take your marketing plan to the sand. With advanced notice we can sculpt sand anywhere in the world.
SAY IT – IN SAND
HEAR the RESULTS