As has been discussed in other posts, inflatables can be used for fun, as well as business promotional efforts.
In this post, I want to twist things around just a little bit. An example of this could be at carnivals, or even childrens birthday parties. Its no secret that children are not only fascinated by large brightly colored inflatables, but they also tend to be enthralled with animals. A birthday party featuring a giant inflatable animal, such as Curious George the monkey, would sure to be a popular with children.
Another take on the use of inflatable animal pieces could be for advertising purposes.
Even though you might expect to see an inflatable animal at a childrens event, its also possible to see an inflatable animal being used to advertise for a store. A possible example of this could be a pet shop with a giant inflatable puppy tethered outside of the store. An even better idea would be to feature a couple different giant inflatable animals to peak the interest in people with different tastes in pets.
A third option for getting an inflatable animal would be neither for parties nor stores. A giant inflatable animal could potentially be used in a parade. It could be tied down to a parade float to liven up annual events. Think of it as being similar to how parades sometimes use balloons shaped like different animals or cartoon characters.
From: (giant inflatable animals) http://idginflatables.blogspot.com/2012/04/who-would-want-giant-inflatable-animal.html