July 21st Best Darn Yard Sale Sign Winner

 

July 2012 Best Darn Yard Sale Sign Contest

After Catherine’s Tour de Utah last week in search of a worthy Best Darn Yard Sale Sign winner, I didn’t have high expectations going into today. To my surprise, yard sellers were out in full force today and there were a lot of quality sign designs. It was interesting to note the sign competitions going on since a lot of sales where in the same neighborhoods. This made the need for good signage all the more important. Some rose to the occasion and well, some didn’t.

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Hey Baby, What’s Your Sign?

 

Zodiac - What's Your Sign

I often wonder how many people end up on our site by mistake. The word “Signs” does have more than one definition. Some people need signs in order to sell product, let people know about the existence of their businesses and point potential customers in the right direction. Other people who want to be pointed in the right direction might Google “Signs” for another purpose . . . one related to the alignment of planets and stars. Signs.com really only offers signs that stick to the first definition. But people might benefit from combining the two ideas.
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Coming to a Yard Sale Near You

 

July 2012 Best Darn Yard Sale Sign Contest

What contributes most to a successful yard sale? Well, here at Signs.com, we think that great signage is one of the most important factors of success. We’ve all seen some really horrible yard sale signs – you know, the ballpoint-pen-on-a-piece-of-cardboard sign that no one can read? But we’ve also seen some really great signage – clear and succinct with stellar design and placement.

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An Interview With Antique Sign Collector Jim Oswald

 

Antique Signs

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of meeting with Jim Oswald, an antique sign collector. I was prepared to go in and see a room with a few dozen old signs and hear a few stories. Boy was I in for a pleasant surprise! Jim not only has hundreds of signs, he has a wealth of knowledge about what he collects. I stayed for over two hours before I could tear myself away . . . I could have spent an entire week learning from Jim and enjoying his amazing collection.

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5 Signage Lessons From a Successful Yard Sale

 

Yard SaleEvery spring, I purge all the extra junk in my house. I clean out all the closets, tidy cabinets and pantry and generally rid my home of all the clutter and detritus that seems to accumulate over the course of a year. Then I host a yard sale, allowing my neighbors to purchase previously mentioned junk for pennies on the dollar and drag it to their homes to clutter their closets (one man’s trash is another’s treasure, I’m told). So I get rid of unwanted stuff and my daughter’s college fund grows a bit. I’m quite a yard sale veteran at this point, having hosted an annual sale for the past twelve years or so.

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4 Ways to Get Your Brand Out There

Today’s post comes courtesy of AJ Wilcox. AJ is a passionate marketer, blogger and all around lover of display advertising. Enjoy!

Storefronts

As a marketing director, I’ve had lots of experience with signage and display, and I wanted to share my experiences to help other businesses looking to get the most from their public displays.

There are several types of display I’d like to discuss for the benefit of those with brick and mortar locations:

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