5 Characteristics of Effective Promotional Products

Promotional products are great tools for many businesses, but not just any promotional product will make the right impact. At Infinity Signs NW we offer nearly endless possibilities for promotional products, but to be effective, the right promotional product needs to be given to the right person at the right time.

Here are five characteristics that effective promotional products can have:

  1. Sentimental

Emotions are powerful, and when connected to a promotional item, that item serves as a reminder to those who received it.  These types of promotional products have more meaning, because of the event at which they were received. In this case they promotional item has less to do with the product itself, but the event attached to it, such as a charity event.

  1. Well Designed

Something that looks nice will always be desirable and valued more than something that doesn’t look quite as nice. The graphic design team at Infinity Signs creates beautifully-designed promotional items so they look their best.

  1. Useful

Practical items are more likely to be kept and used. That’s why pens are still such a huge promotional product. Find something useful to the audience and they will pull it out more often, keeping your business name in front of them more often and increasing brand awareness.

  1. Desirable

Not everyone is going to want a certain promotional product. The item needs to be desirable to your specific target audience. Consider their specific needs and interests when choosing the perfect promotional product.

  1. High Quality

Poor quality products can give a negative impression of the company. Talk to Infinity Signs NW about the variety of quality promotional items they have available. Promotional items don’t have to be expensive to be high quality.

A promotional item can have one or more of these qualities. Finding the right product for an event can be difficult, but Infinity Signs NW is here to help. Ask about their monthly promotional product specials and look at the entire promotional products catalog.

Marketing a Landscaping Business

Businesses that offer services, such as landscaping, have to be a little more creative when it comes to marketing. Attracting new clientele means getting the business’s name in front of the public using a variety of methods. Some ways of promoting a landscaping business include:

  1. Yard Signage

Upon completion of a project, ask clients if they would mind having a promotional sign in their yard. The sign should include the company name and contact information. A graphic or logo also makes a nice addition. Placing signs at completed job sites spreads brand awareness and also lets people know who made the landscaping look so great. Infinity Signs NW can create and produce yard signs in a range of sizes and styles.

  1. Trade Shows

Having a booth at home and garden shows or other local events is a fantastic opportunity to let people know about the landscaping services being offered. Hand out promotional items with the business’s contact information to potential customers. Landscaping businesses can take advantage of unique promotional items such as seed bombs or other yardwork and garden-related items.  Take a look at the large range of promotional items available in the catalog on the Infinity Signs NW website.

  1. Vehicle Wraps

Landscaping requires many different types of vehicles and trailers. Wrapping the entire fleet of trucks and trailers is a great way to make impressions on potential clients when driving to a job site and while parked at the job site. It also creates uniformity in the appearance of the vehicles. Whether a full vehicle wrap or partial graphic is needed, Infinity Signs NW can design, create and install the wraps on any type of vehicle or trailer.

The team at Infinity Signs NW can help with all three of the marketing efforts listed above. Visit our website to see some of the yard signs, examples of vehicle wraps, and more.

Businesses That Benefit from a Wall Graphic

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A well-designed full wall graphic can transform a space and provide many benefits for a business. Full walls graphics might not be right for every business, however. To determine if a full wall graphic could be beneficial, businesses need to look at these factors:

  1. Audience

As with every other marketing or advertising decision, businesses first have to identify their audience. Is the wall graphic, intended for the general public, a specific market segment or is it being used for the benefit of employees? A wall graphic meant for employees may have a completely different style than one directed at potential customers.

2. Staff Motivation

Instead of a wall graphic aimed at customers, it can be aimed at motivating the staff. It livens up the workspace, can increase energy, and make everything a little less drab. Including company mottos and mission statement also helps everyone remember what their company stands for.

3. Enticing Customers

A large, colorful, wall graphic can create interest, making new potential customers want to come in and learn more about the business. It conveys the company’s personality, it’s mission, and more. Using the right colors for a specific business can boost revenue by enticing the emotions connected to a certain color.

Full wall graphics created by Infinity Signs NW are more efficient than a painted wall mural. Graphics are easily and quickly installed by professionals, which means no drying time like paint.

Wall graphics can be installed in many areas of the business such as the lobby, sales floor, conference room, and more. They truly transform a space into a statement.

The team at Infinity Signs NW can help businesses decide if a wall graphic would be beneficial, where it should go, and the design. Visit our website to see some examples of wall graphics projects we’ve done.

Advertise at Festivals and Fairs with Promotional Items

Festival and fair season is just around the corner, which gives local businesses a whole new way to market themselves. Take advantage of these opportunities with promotional items geared toward these events. Here are some ideas for festival and fair promotional items that Infinity Signs NW can help create:

  1. Water Bottles

With the weather warming up, it’s even more important to stay hydrated. Hand out branded water bottles to help attendees stay hydrated while advertising your company. Infinity Signs NW has many different styles of water bottles to choose from and can customize them too.

  1. Sunglasses

You can never have enough sunglasses, especially when attending an outdoor event. With a large variety of styles to choose from, Infinity Signs NW can make sure the sunglass style fits the business’s brand or the target audience’s style perfectly.

  1. Cooling Scarf

It can get hot out in the Boise sun, so help event attendees cool off with the CooLoop Active Water Scarf. It is put around the neck and cools the body down to reduce heat stress. There are many colors to pick from and the cooling scarf can be customized with a message or business logo.

  1. Coolie

Keep beverages cool with a branded coolie. In Infinity Sign’s promotional products catalog there are numerous different coolies to choose from, a wide range of colors, and each can be customized with a logo.

  1. Drawstring Bag

With all of the awesome promotional items they get, fair or festival attendees will need something to put them all in. Hand out drawstring bags to help out with this. When people wear them around to carry everything, it’s free advertising for your business.

Festivals and fairs draw huge crowds, making them a great advertising opportunity. Let Infinity Signs NW help maximize advertising potential with some customized promotional items. Visit the website or contact Kyle at 208.473.2916.

5 Benefits of Channel Letter Signs

Channel letter signs are a very popular option among businesses for building exteriors. These signs can be designed to be visible both day and night with either front or back lighting. They provide a beautiful 3D effect. These bold signs help create an easily identifiable brand for any business, making them an excellent choice.

Five of the main benefits of custom channel lettering include:

  1. Excellent Visibility

The 3-D quality and lighting make channel letter signs visible from far away. Having an easily seen sign is important for businesses, especially those in multi-tenant buildings or large business campuses.

  1. Size Advantage

Some code jurisdictions put a limit on the size of certain types of signs, which means the text on the sign could be too small to be noticeable. Using channel letters to create the sign allows for the text to appear larger, while still staying within the permitted size. This is because channel letters are displayed as individual letters mounted onto the exterior wall. The background is then no longer considered in the size of the entire sign because actually the wall of the building is the background.

  1. Unique Style

While a large number of businesses in Boise and the Treasure Valley have channel letter signs in front of their building, no two are the same. There are many different styles of channel letters that can be coupled with different fonts and colors to make each channel letter sign unique to that business and their identity.

  1. Brand Boosting

Channel letter signs can be made to match the feel of the brand, therefore re-instilling the brand in customers’ minds. Using colors, fonts, size, fabrication, illumination, and mounting, Infinity Signs NW can make a channel letter sign to perfectly portray the business’s brand. Channel letter signs also look professional and aesthetically appealing, which helps to increase brand image.

  1. Mounting

There are several ways channel letter signs can be mounted to a building depending on the background they will be placed on. The most common mounting applications are:

  • On a Raceway: this provides support from just one side of each letter whether it be left, right, top or bottom.
  • On a Box: This provides support from the rear of each letter.
  • Directly: In this application, the letters are mounting directly onto the existing exterior of the wall.

Whether an old building sign needs replacing or a business recently moved into a new location, the team at Infinity Signs NW can create the perfect sign for that space and install it. Stand out and be visible with a custom channel letter sign from Infinity Signs NW.

Creating Promotional Signs for Retail Stores

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Promotional signs are part of every retail store. They can be promoting many things: a new product, a big sale, etc. When creating the perfect promotional signage with the help of Infinity Signs NW, keep these suggestions in mind:

  1. Color Value

This is a general rule for signage, that should be a high priority for promotional signage. Never use a low value color with a low value color. This means do not use light lettering, such as yellow, on a white background. It may seem bright because it is fluorescent, but it will not effectively contrast against a white background.

The same rule goes for high value against high value. No black lettering on a dark blue background. Contrast makes signs readable.

  1. Environment

Considering what is going to be surrounding the sign is an important first step in the signage process. With Boise and the entire Treasure Valley experiencing so much snow and ice, a winter outdoor promotional sign should not be white. There’s a chance it would blend in with the snow and ice and not be seen by the intended audience. You will want to avoid green outdoor promotional signage in spring and summer as well. If the sign is indoors, think about what products, walls and shelving it will near and choose a color that will stand out.

  1. Simple Text

Signs need to be readable, which means using a text that is easy to see. Promotional signs often use bold, capitalized letters to get people’s attention. They also use as few words as possible, but still attract attention. Think of “SALE” or “CLEARANCE” signs. They’re simple, direct and to the point.

Promotional signs don’t have to be fancy, they just need to have high contrast and be readable. The team at Infinity Signs NW can help retail businesses design promotional signs for any need. Visit our website to learn more about our sign services.

5 Digital Signage Statistics

A lot of business owners are starting to wonder about digital signage and if it could help their business. These five statistics might help with this decision:
1. Digital Stands Out
A 2012 study found that 71% of people felt advertising on digital billboards stood out more than online ads. They are also more prominent than television ads according to 46% of the participants.
2. Digital Signs Reach More Customers
Seventy percent of Americans report having seen a digital video display in the past month. Another interesting fact is that 75% percent of people recall seeing a digital billboard in the past month while traveling, which means the digital signs are reaching more than just the people who live in the particular town where the sign is located.
3. Digital Holds Attention
Drivers spend significantly longer looking at digital billboards than traditional billboards as they are driving. Giving these signs more attention helps viewers recall the digital advertisement later, especially when it has an animated and colorful display. Although driver distraction was a concern when these signs first became popular, experience has proven this is not a problem.
4. People Remember the Message
Of people who have recently seen a digital billboard, 55 percent could recall the specific message displayed. Advertisers frequently find it challenging to get people to remember a specific message through an advertising campaign, but digital signage has proven to be one of the better ways to reinforce the message.
5. Drive Sales
When people see an ad, it can make them want that item immediately. Digital advertisements can do the same thing when people drive by and see them. Nineteen percent of consumers claim to have made an unplanned, impulse purchase of products they’ve seen digitally advertised.
If your business has decided to use digital signage talk to the team at Infinity Signs NW. We will work to find the right digital sign for your business needs.