Effectiveness of Sign Spinners

Sign Spinners

Everyone has seen those people that stand on the street holding a sign and dancing like crazy, or spinning the sign around, or dressed like a gorilla.  Do these gimmicks actually work?  Recent studies have found that having a person standing with a sign actually does improve customer responsiveness.  In fact it found that the response rate when the sign was being held was more than 150% higher than when the sign was simply standing alone at the road.  The driver responsiveness increased another 15% if the person holding the sign was doing some type of action – dancing, spinning, etc.

The study looked at a variety of other variables as well.  As you might imagine there are many do’s and don’ts associated with getting the attention of the public when using a temporary sign.  Here are a few of the ones most important when designing your street sign:

Simplicity – the most important thing to remember is to keep your sign and your messaging simple and to the point.  Your sign needs to use as few words as possible to give drivers enough time to read and comprehend your message.  Avoid using graphics and designs as these can detract from your primary messaging and make it more difficult for drivers to read your sign.

Color – selecting a color contrast for your sign will make a big difference in its effectiveness.  A bright color for the background or text contrasted with white or black works extremely well.  If you don’t want to use color at all a simple white background with black text was almost as effective in getting driver response during the study.

Text – it’s critical that you select a font that’s easy-to-read, bold, and sized appropriately.  You certainly can’t have someone holding a sign that’s ridiculously big so you’ll need to make sure that the number of words you print will fit in a standard size sign while maintaining a large font.  It’s far better for drivers to read 5 words and understand them than to see 20 words but be unable to read them all. The study found that short messages were over 90% more effective than longer ones.

The most important thing for business owners to take note of is that signs work!  People definitely notice signs when driving.  Their response to your sign is heavily dependent on its design and messaging, but they’ll definitely notice it.  In addition, it’s worth the cost to have an employee standing outside holding your sign.  If you can increase driver interest by 150% that will pay for your employee cost in a hurry.  Get your sign designed and printed today from Infinity Signs, NW.

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Custom Signage: Cost-Effective Marketing

Custom Business Signs

When opening a new business, or revamping an already existing one, custom signage is an important part of the process. Working with a local company, like Infinity Signs NW, to create custom signage can provide a company many benefits. One of the biggest benefits is cost-effectiveness.

A well-designed sign, that is placed for prime visibility, can translate into more revenue. It is considered the most cost-effective means of marketing a brand. This is because signs are a one-time purchase and are visible 24/7, 365 days a year. Once installed, they continue to constantly work for as long as they are visible to the public.

In many studies, it has been shown that customers come into a store simply because of the outdoor sign. Signs have also been shown to increase sales for many businesses. Even making improvements to your outdoor signage can result in an average increase of 10% in sales. Improved signage could be a newly designed sign, moving the sign for added visibility, or an additional monument or pole sign.

Many new businesses will use a banner style sign until they have enough funds for a custom, permanent sign. Although banners are effective at drawing attention to the new business, they should be replaced with a permanent sign as soon as possible. One study found that 34% of consumers associate the quality of a sign with the quality of a store or product. Investing in a quality, custom sign from Infinity Signs NW early will help a new business send the right message, build their brand and let people know they are here to stay.

Whether opening a new location, revamping a current sign, or updating your brand, Infinity Signs NW can create a unique, custom outdoor sign for your business.