Top 10 Signs You’re in New York City
by Catherine R, January 18th
There is just something about New York City that’s addicting. Maybe it’s the food; maybe it’s the shopping; maybe it’s the signage. In any case, there are tons of things that make NYC unique and special. Here are the Top 10 Signs You’re in New York City.Continue reading...
Signage as Art: The Mosaics of the NYC Subway
by Catherine R, January 17th
Though signage can certainly be artistic, we don’t often think of it as true “art. New York City is a great place to find millions of signs, many of them true works of art and technology. But to find some of the most beautiful signs, those that combine art and function and also speak of a rich, storied history, visitors go underground to the subway.
When the New York City subway system opened on October 27, 1904, each station was delineated with a mosaic-tile identification sign. Creators George C. Heins and Christopher Grant LaFarge thought that the ceramic tile signage would be long-lasting and easy to keep clean. Which they obviously were: they still grace each subway stop, more than 100 years later.Continue reading...
Times Square Signage Through the Years
by Catherine R, January 15th
When you think of the bright lights of New York City, chances are that you’re thinking about Times Square. The most popular tourist destination in the city, Times Square has 39 million visitors every year. The famous, brightly lit signage gives the square its personality and has helped make Times Square a New York icon. It’s always been a place for signage; but the signs have evolved over time to capitalize on the latest technology.Continue reading...
Top 10 Signs You Need a Beach Vacation
by Catherine R, January 11th
So the winter doldrums have set in and you’re feeling kind of cranky. It’s six degrees outside and the walk needs to be shoveled (again!) While you’re suffering, some folks are basking in the sun. So get on a plane already! Need some validation before you drop a couple thousand bucks on a trip to Hawaii? Here are the top 10 signs you need a beach vacation.Continue reading...
The New Rules of Sales Relationships
by Daniel R, January 9th
Today’s guest post comes from Brad Manuel, founder of nothing knew, a sales consulting firm focused on communication and equipping others with practical principles that will contribute to their success.
“39% of B2B buyers select a vendor according to the skills of the salesperson rather than price, quality, or service features.” – Harvard Business Review 2012
Let’s Do Lunch
In many industries, the common practice of taking current and potential clients to lunch 3 times per week is obsolete. And while I love a free meal or a free round of golf, I was never too keen on spending money to meet a quota. Those client “entertainments”, however did serve a very important function: building customer connections.Continue reading...
The Best of Signs.com 2012
by Daniel R, January 7th
At Signs.com, 2012 was a huge year. We launched this blog, we created an incredible new website for designing and purchasing custom signage, and we managed to have a lot of fun doing it! In 2012, we posted 255 articles on the Signs.com blog, tweeted 1,340 times on Twitter, gave away 16 mini-billboards during our Facebook Sign Quest Contest, and created 1 sweet video on how to install perforated vehicle window decals. But today, we wanted to recap some of our most popular stories and articles from last year. So, we hope you enjoy our best of Signs.com 2012.Continue reading...
Top 10 Signs You’ll Never Keep Those Resolutions
by Catherine R, January 4th
Every year, you make your list of New Year’s resolutions. And every year they just don’t seem to happen. Why? Well, we won’t go into all your psychological failings here but here are the top 10 signs you’ll never keep those resolutions.Continue reading...
Three Shopping Resolutions For the New Year
by Catherine R, January 3rd
It’s that time of year again… time to declare resolutions that I know I won’t keep for more than a week. But today, instead of sharing with you all my big plans to lose weight, learn Mandarin Chinese and stop texting at the dinner table, I’m going to share a few shopping resolutions. Ones that I will do my best to keep… at least until May.Continue reading...
7 Ways to Give Your Business a Fresh New Look
by Catherine R, January 2nd
At the beginning of a brand new year, we’re often compelled to think about fresh starts. A brand new list of resolutions is stuck to our fridges (which we’ve cleaned out and filled with healthy vegetables). We’ve put away our holiday decorations and cleaned out the closets at the same time. And the truly dedicated have frozen the credit cards in blocks of ice (or cut them up) in resolve to clear out the debt and make a fresh start financially.
Your business could use a fresh start this month, too. And often a fresh start begins with a fresh new look. Here are a 7 ways to freshen up your business without spending tons of money.Continue reading...
Happy New Year – Now Make Some Resolutions
by Daniel R, January 1st
Everyone has their New Year’s resolutions and most of them revolve around weight, some form of exercise or discontinuing a behavior detrimental to their health. Admittedly, my resolutions may include some of these too but all too often they are neglected by January 31st. This year I decided to go in a different direction. So here are my 2013 New Year’s resolutions and how you can apply them to your life or business.Continue reading...
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