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Old 12-08-2007, 03:23 PM   #1
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US BANK WANTS TO PUT MY SIGN UP IN THERE BANKS: Part 2


I posted about this before. US Bank wants to put my signs up in the lobby's of the local branches. I never did get around to doing this because they want it to really be a good, eye catching display.

I was so busy with work that I just didn't have time to design a new sign, get it made and also put together some great display. They want the display to have items that the customer will pick up and look at, like examples of tiles or a fixture or something.

Their goal of this is to promote refi's and equity lines plus a little scratch my back I'll scratch yours hoping if I have a client that needs to secure financing I'll send them their way.

Things are a little slower now and I have a moment to breath so I want to tackle this but I've never done a display before. I noticed lots of you guys use home shows and it appears they are a staple of your advertising so I figured you could give me some ideas on what to do. They want me to take up about 5-8 ft right when you walk in their lobby. I was thinking maybe a window with nice features, some tiles with floor, counter, splash and colors. maybe a nice high end kitchen faucet but I want to make sure nothing walks away or gets broken.

The display will be unsupervised.

Also very important is the kind of promotions/incentives I'm offering and what kind of items are there for them to take with them: business cards, flyers, magnets?

Let the ideas floooowww......
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Old 12-08-2007, 03:31 PM   #2
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Can I say that I hate you, first!

I will see if I can work up something for you, using Sketchup!

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Wackman, if everything works out let me know! I would love to try it at my local banks.
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Can I say that I hate you, first!

I will see if I can work up something for you, using Sketchup!
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What dimensions are you thinking you have to occupy?

Also what do you want to focus on? Remodeling, Custom Homes etc....
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What dimensions are you thinking you have to occupy?

Also what do you want to focus on? Remodeling, Custom Homes etc....
From talking with them I'm imagining a sign about 5x 4 and then some sort of counter or another board with items for them to take with them and/or the items for them to look at (tiles, fixtures, whatever)

Mainly I want to go after remodels and additions for this. I think helocs and refis lend themselves well to that and not so much custom homes.

I'm really open to ideas and am curious what has worked well at the home shows.
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Ok, I will do some brainstorming.
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This is one of my brand new signs that I just had designed and made. It's not even up yet.

This one is for going in front of new homes. I'm imagining something similar but aimed at remodels/additions that I'd put in the lobbies. Maybe some space left at the bottom for brochures and cards.

I actually have a design for one of those already but I'm not sure if I like it. I'll dig it up and post it.
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Please post the other idea you have.

BTW- I like the sign, a lot!
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This is one of my brand new signs that I just had designed and made. It's not even up yet.
That is the first nice design I have seen on this board.

Well done.

Good for you in hiring a professional.
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Ok, now if it was me, I would probably do something like this:






I have no idea, where you were headed, but hopefully this will give you some ideas. Of course, on top of the granite, tile countertop, you could have brochures, business cards etc...

Edit: And I don't care who you are, if you walked into a bank and saw this display, I know that I could not resist seeing who did it and get some sort of contact info.

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Sorry had to go shoping, it's a mad house out there right now with the shoppers!

Wow, you're good with sketch up. I just started playing with it. How'd you get the pic of my sign into it?

I like the idea a lot. I definitely think I'm going to do something like that. It shows craftsmanship and how it can lay out plus incorporates my sign and leaves a place for handouts.

Yeah, I hired professionals for the execution of the sign but the design is all me. I'm glad you guys like it. I have another one made for remodel that shows some before, during, afters on it but the only copy I have of it is a huge one imbedded in my website so I can send it to the printers. I need to have my designer make a pdf or something for my computer so I can post it.
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Wow, you're good with sketch up. I just started playing with it. How'd you get the pic of my sign into it?
Import the image either as an image or a texture.

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like the idea a lot. I definitely think I'm going to do something like that. It shows craftsmanship and how it can lay out plus incorporates my sign and leaves a place for handouts.
Exactly what I was shooting for!

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I hired professionals for the execution of the sign but the design is all me. I'm glad you guys like it. I have another one made for remodel that shows some before, during, afters on it but the only copy I have of it is a huge one imbedded in my website so I can send it to the printers. I need to have my designer make a pdf or something for my computer so I can post it.
Will you please share your contact info for the sign person?
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I'd even go a little farrther with Cole's idea and add a "floor" to it, not only for display purposes, but to stabilize the entire display. You could do some nice tile patterns, or maybe tile and hardwood mixed. Mainly to show off floor choices, then you can get a little more elaborate with the counter area, like granite or tile. Maybe a nice soffit with a couple nice accent downlights, crown molding with a couple plants or greenery on top...
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I'd even go a little farrther with Cole's idea and add a "floor" to it, not only for display purposes, but to stabilize the entire display. You could do some nice tile patterns, or maybe tile and hardwood mixed. Mainly to show off floor choices, then you can get a little more elaborate with the counter area, like granite or tile. Maybe a nice soffit with a couple nice accent downlights, crown molding with a couple plants or greenery on top...
Mike, I was headed there too but I was worried about space issues.

I think if you have the room, a floor is a must!

Edit: I am going to do a very elaborate version and I will post it later!
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Some more ideas:






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I'd even go a little farrther with Cole's idea and add a "floor" to it, not only for display purposes, but to stabilize the entire display. You could do some nice tile patterns, or maybe tile and hardwood mixed. Mainly to show off floor choices, then you can get a little more elaborate with the counter area, like granite or tile. Maybe a nice soffit with a couple nice accent downlights, crown molding with a couple plants or greenery on top...
I like that idea too. I'll have to post a pic of some of my signs. I use nice columns with crown on the top and then the graphic in the middle. This will be like a much nicer, more elaborate, indoor version of those.

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Mike, I was headed there too but I was worried about space issues.

I think if you have the room, a floor is a must!

I like the dual idea of a floor showcase and a foot/platform in one.

Edit: I am going to do a very elaborate version and I will post it later!
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Exactly what I was shooting for!



Will you please share your contact info for the sign person?
I have two guys. One is very expensive, is a genius at design but not as good at the nuts and bolts plus can be rather slow.

The other is inexpensive, great at the nuts and bolts, super hard worker, great marketing ideas but a little lacking in the design department.

I had the expensive guy take my ideas to layout and make this sign. Then I had my inexpensive guy take it and do all sorts of other versions of it from ads to web site etc..


Expensive artistic guy Brian Gerny: brian@creativevibe.com

Inexpensive great bang for your buck guy Greg Gordon: nlemedia.com
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I really like the more elaborate ones. I'm gonna need to play with sketch up some more. I need to learn how to do all those things for my presentations.

I did a layout for a floor plan and when I printed it up it only had the outline of the out side. All the walls inside and toilets, sinks, etc... were missing.
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Ok. Here's a good example of how fast Greg Gordon is. When this thread started and I realized I didn't have a small version of the remodel sign that I could post, I emailed him so see what he could do. That was 3 or 4 hours ago on a Sat and he already has it back to me. I wouldn't normally expect that for days, maybe a week.

So here is the Remodel version of the sign. Similar, has my style, but totally different at the same time. This is the one I was thinking would go in the banks.

This one I'm torn on a bit, it's just not as elegant as the other....what do you think?
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I like the previous one!

It really jumps out at you.

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