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The argument for digital vs. print is common across industries from internal processes to external product, but when it comes to signs you may be surprised to discover that the traditional and the high tech both have their benefits. Is digital really more expensive than fixed signage? That depends on the design and the materials used.

No matter the season, window displays require that you grab attention immediately, and that you get your message across shortly thereafter. Do you have a stock of temporary signs ready to suit your every sale? Have you started designing your 2018 holiday signs? Does your permanent window signage complement the plans you have? What will draw a window-shopper’s eye and convince them to stop for a closer look?

People are giving you hints all the time about how you could improve your signage. Are you paying attention? Sometimes you’ll get lucky and someone will flat out tell you, “You should have a sign.” Most of the time it doesn’t occur to them that there should – or at least, could – be a sign providing them with information, but they tell you anyway in the questions they ask and the choices they make. Here are our top tips to noticing the signs that you need more signs.

You’ve put a lot of time and research into building your new business up from the ground, but how much of your plan includes signage? You’ve registered your business name and leased space. Do you have a building sign out front? You’re scoping out local marketing initiatives; how does your trade show booth look? We’ve compiled a list of signs and reasons why you should add them to your marketing budget right here for you!

You’re throwing an event? That’s wonderful! You need signs! Doesn’t matter if you’re planning your wedding, family reunion, sports tournament, stag and doe, or corporate gala, your guests need information and signs are the best way to provide direction. You can have greeters and ushers and customer service on the floor to guide folks, and you can provide detailed instructions prior to the event, but the bottom line is that day-of, your guests will be overwhelmed with information and looking for literal direction. Strategically placed and crafted signs provide everything your guests need to know without wasting time or causing confusion.

Trade shows and conventions provide the ideal setting to get your brand out there and make new fans. The catch is getting noticed in the first place. Conventions and trade shows are also the perfect storm of advertising, freebies, and signs. How do you stand out? Start by identifying your booth’s end goal. This may change from show to show. Are you there to sell a particular product or service? Are you there to get noticed? Do you want people to come and take a business card, enter a draw, try out a product, or watch a demo? In choosing 1 focus you give your booth a better chance at being noticed by passersby struggling with information overload.

What’s in a building sign? Marketing strategy, team discussions, cost comparison, competitor analysis, and hours of agony spent choosing just the right spot to hang it. Your building sign is both a homing beacon to customers already on their way in, and an alert to everyone else that you exist. How big should your sign be? Should you use your logo? Is a lighted sign really worth the fuss? Don’t make snappy sign decisions, make permanent ones to make sure you’re getting the best sign for your business, your building, and your buck.

We’re big fans of vehicle wraps, how about you? If the thought of covering your beloved car, truck, or trailer with advertising makes you cringe, consider reaping the rewards of a partial vehicle wrap. What’s the advantage of a partial vehicle wrap compared to a full one?

It’s easy to get caught up in the hurricane of entrepreneurial tasks, but take a few minutes today and think about your exterior signage. Did you slap up a sign as soon as possible or did you have a professional create a work of art specifically designed to lure customers into your shop and subliminally message passersby to call you when they need your services?

There are 2 types of people in this world, those who gleefully approach designing retail signs and those who dread it. Whatever side you’re on everyone agrees that retail signs are a compulsory credit to your business. Grand River Sign Design’s got you covered!

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