Now Hiring Signs: Create a Sign that Attracts Workers

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According to the Washington Post, there are 10 million job openings in America, with 8.4 million people unemployed as of June 2021. Job openings are outpacing unemployment levels in many industries, with the business and professional services sector at the top of the list. (Read full article here.)

So how can businesses attract qualified candidates to fill open positions? The first step is to put the word out. What does your company offer? Let potential new hires know! Easy to read, eye-catching business signage is the best first step! Many businesses are still overlooking important details such as posting “we’re hiring” signs.

What should be on your now hiring sign?

  • Your company name and logo:

A we’re hiring sign on your business property should feature your logo and name in large, easy-to-read graphics and text. Keep it simple. “Keep your words succinct and clear,” says HC Brands Chief People Officer, Sonia Postema. (Keep reading for more tips from Sonia!) Choose from yard signs and A-frame signs for outdoor.

Sonia Postema, HC Brands Chief People Officer
  • Make your signs pop:

Branding is important to let job seekers know you’re professional, so stay with brand graphics, fonts and colors. Don’t forget to post signs that pop! Make your hiring signs colorful and eye-catching.

 

  • Job title(s):

Your hiring signs are most helpful when they feature which jobs you’re looking to fill. Qualified candidates want to know they’re applying to a job that is within their skill set and pay range. If you have several job openings, create several signs!

  • Requirements:

Let passers-by know what it takes to land a job with your company! In today’s volatile job market, many inexperienced workers or new graduates are looking for experience in a new industry or field. Make it clear that you’re open to train and bring on new talent!

  • Application Process:

Let workers know the next steps. The full application process may be too lengthy to include on the sign itself, so create a web page with instructions for how to apply, and add a QR code to your now hiring signs to make it easy on potential applicants. If you don’t have the talent or resources to create a landing page on your website, create tear-off tabs or other materials that can be easily taken by applicants.

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Other helpful tips for your hiring signs and recruiting efforts:

  • Don’t leave your hiring signs up for too long!

This could send the message that your business has high turnover, or that no one is paying attention enough to remove signs when positions are filled. Remember to be organized and professional.

  • Remove we’re hiring signs if you don’t receive qualified candidates.

Sometimes job postings, online and offline, bring the wrong applicants. Either the job posting or signage is not accurately descriptive of the role, or the role or pay rate is not attractive for applicants. Be sure to re-evaluate your job postings and we’re hiring signs if you’re not attracting the right people.

  • Include them in your recruiting metrics.

Keep track of applications you receive from your hiring signs.

  • Make sure each phase of your hiring process is streamlined.

Help applicants understand the full process, and where they stand in the process. Be courteous and professional and follow up with all applicants, whether they make it to the job offer phase or not. This helps to build trust between your company and job seekers.

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The Benefits of Using Signs to Recruit:

  • “Yard signs are a cost-effective way to brand your company and recruit new talent,” says Sonia Postema, HC Brands’ Chief People Officer. “Posting jobs on online job sites can cost hundreds or even thousands of dollars,” she adds.
  • “We’re hiring signs are a great way to appeal to the local community about job openings”, says Postema. Small businesses can get creative with signage in order to recruit new talent, and signs are much more affordable for businesses on a tight budget.
  • Many recruiters may not be aware of how to get inexpensive signs for posting jobs. Businesses such as CustomSigns.com make hiring signage accessible and customizable.

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In 2021, recruiters are having to get creative with attracting talent. Although signage is one of the most primitive means of advertising, we’re hiring signs aren’t as accessible as one might assume. CustomSigns.com has been in the business of customized signage since 1954. Whether you’re looking for hiring signs for your business lawn, front door or checkout counter, CustomSigns.com makes many different kinds of professional signs. Start designing your sign now!

Amber Bailey HC BrandsResources:

Workable.com – Hiring Signs Tutorial

Washington Post: Labor Shortage

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Engraved Signs Sizing Guide

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At CustomSigns.com we offer engraved signs in a variety of shapes, materials and sizes. From name plates to door signs and everything in between, we specialize in creating high-quality engraved signs to fit your needs.

To help you find the right personalized signage, we’ve put together this Engraved Sign Sizing Guide with popular sign sizes and important info on each of our engraved sign types:

Engraved Plastic Signs

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Our laser engraved plastic signs are made of a durable, high-quality plastic and are available with over 40 color combinations. It only takes a few simple steps to create your own personalized plastic sign with your engraved text, symbols or logo. With CustomSigns.com’s straight-forward and simple design process, you can personalize your engraved plastic sign with round or square corners and two-color or full color options.

Plastic Engraved Sign Sizes

Check out our most popular plastic engraved sign sizes to find the right fit for you:

plastic sign 1" x 2"
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plastic sign 1" x 3"
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plastic sign 1" x 4"
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plastic sign 2" x 3"
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plastic sign 2" x 4"
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plastic sign 2" x 6"
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plastic sign 3" x 6"
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plastic sign 4" x 4"
                         4″ x 4″
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Plastic Sign Installation & Backing Options

There are a variety of ways to securely mount engraved plastic signs. At CustomSigns.com we offer the following options to make installing your plastic engraved sign easy:

  • Adhesive Backing
  • Magnetic Tape
  • Velcro®
  • Fabric Pins
  • Metal Foil
  • Holes with or without screws, suction cups, chains, or hooks

Popular Uses for Engraved Plastic Signs

Plastic engraved signs are a durable signage solution with a variety of popular uses. Here are some of the ways that you can use engraved plastic signs in your office, building or in any space:

  • Engraved restroom signs
  • Room number & building navigation signs
  • Hallway & projection signs
  • Policy & safety signs
  • Open & business hours signs
  • Custom plastic engraved signs with your logo, artwork or personalized text

Engraved Brass Signs

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Our engraved brass signs are made of a high-quality, heavy brass that’s completely customizable with your text, logo or images. At CustomSigns.com, we personalize brass signs with precise engraving in an oxidized or natural color style.

Brass Engraved Sign Sizes

Find the right brass engraved sign for you! Here are some of our best-selling brass signs in a variety of sizes to help you find the right fit:

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brass sig n1"x3"
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brass sign 1" x 4"
                        1″ x 4″
brass sign 1" x 6"
                        1″ x 6″
brass sign 2" x 3"
                         2″ x 3″
brass sign 2" x 4"
                         2″ x 4″
brass sign 2" x 6"
                        2″ x 6″
brass sign 3" x 6"
                         3″ x 6″
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Brass Sign Installation & Backing Options

Brass engraved signs are available with the following sign holders and durable backing options:

  • Adhesive Tape
  • Magnetic Tape
  • Velcro®
  • Fabric Pins
  • Metal Foil
  • Holes with or without screws, suction cups, chains, or hooks

Popular Uses for Engraved Brass Signs

Our engraved brass plates, plaques and signs are made of a heavy, .04″ thick high-quality brass. Here are some of the most common uses for custom brass engraved signs:

  • Professional plates for awards and placards
  • Engraved plaques
  • Durable outdoor signage (available with UV protective coating)
  • Custom name plates and desk signage
  • Engraved door signs for names and room numbers

Engraved Wood Signs

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Engraved wood signs are a unique signage solution with a variety of uses. At CustomSigns.com most of our wood engraved signs are available in the following high-quality wood styles: maple, red alder, cherry or bamboo.

Popular Wood Engraved Signs

Browse some of our top-selling engraved wooden signs to find the right sign for you or your business:

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We’re Open Business Sign
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Custom Engraved “Open” Sign
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Open & Pretty Awesome Wood Sign
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Custom Large Engraved Man Cave Sign
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Custom Round Man Cave Sign
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Personalized Wood Man Cave Sign
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Custom Engraved Walnut Desk Wedge
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Wood Sign Installation & Backing Options

Our custom wood engraved signs come in a variety of sizes and with a wide selection of mounting options to help you securely mount your sign. Wood engraved signs are available with some or all of the following backing options:

  • Attached string
  • Adhesive tape
  • Magnetic tape
  • Metal foil
  • Velcro®
  • Holes with screws

Popular Uses for Engraved Wood Signs

Engraved wood signs are a stylish and functional option for professional or personal use. Here are some of the most popular ways wood engraved signs can be used:

  • Engraved wood signs for the home, including custom man cave signs
  • Reversible open/closed business signs
  • Custom name plates and wooden desk wedges

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At CustomSigns.com, we specialize in creating the highest-quality engraved signs that are customized to fit your exact specifications. With a variety of engraved sign sizes, backing options and materials, we can help you create the perfect plastic, brass or wood engraved sign.

Start from scratch to design your own custom engraved sign, or browse our popular pre-designed options including engraved name plates, restroom signs, door signs, exit signs and more. All of our engraved signs are customized in-house and guaranteed to provide professional quality.

Visit our Engraved Signs Page to shop our full collection of customizable engraved signs.

Need help creating your custom engraved sign? Our customer focus team is always here to help!

Kyndall Oakley is an seo assistant and member of the hc brands content team, she is a florida gator grad with a bachelor of science in advertising Check out some similar blogs:

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Celebrating Pride Month with Pride Signs

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Pride Month is a colorful and bright celebration of equality for the entire LGBTQ community. To help you prepare and make the most out of your Pride Month celebrations, we’ve put together this go-to guide all about Pride Month and how your can put your pride on display with Pride Signs and Stickers.

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What is Pride Month?

Pride Month is a celebration of equality and support for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer community. This month-long celebration honors and commemorates the Stonewall Uprising in June of 1969 and the fight against LGBTQ oppression.

Today, Pride Month is filled with all kinds of colorful celebrations to promote visibility and acceptance of LGBTQ rights.

When is Pride Month?

Pride Month falls every year in the month of June. Many organized events, parties and parades fall on the last Sunday of the month to honor the day of the Stonewall riots that set the stage for the LGBTQ rights movement.

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How is Pride Month Celebrated?

Members and supporters of the LGBTQ community around the country proudly take part in Pride throughout the month of June with all kinds of celebrations, displays, parties and festivals.

Pride parades and marches are the most popular ways to celebrate and commemorate the history of Pride Month.

These large parades and gatherings are filled with colorful and proud displays of support, acceptance and recognition for all members of the LGBTQ community.

There are tons of ways to show your support or put your own LGBTQ pride on display for Pride Month, or all year long. Rainbow flags, banners and colorful striped designs are commonly used to represent gay pride, bisexual pride and inclusivity for all.

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Top 5 Signs & Stickers for Pride Month

Whether you’ll be taking part in a socially-distanced celebration at home or if you’ll be safely celebrating at a public event, yard signs are a great way to show off your LGBTQ pride. Here are some of our favorite Pride signs and designs to help you prep for Pride Month:

Equal Rights Signs

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Pride Month is all about recognizing, remembering and celebrating strides of progress that have been gained in the fight for LGBTQ equality. Show off your support and make a colorful statement with a Love Deserves Equal Rights Yard Sign! This Pride Month-inspired yard sign features colorful rainbow hearts and a clear, bold message to help you proudly show your stance.

Pride Bumper Stickers

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“Love is Love” has become one of the most popular phrases associated with LGBTQ Pride. Here are a few of the ways that you can use a Love is Love Bumper Sticker to promote equality and spread the love:

  • Classic Car Pride Bumper Sticker: Add some color to your car and put your pride on display everywhere you go!
  • LGBTQ Pride for Your Laptop: Place your Love is Love sticker on your laptop or computer case to proudly support equality
  • Love is Love Water Bottle: Put your LGBTQ Pride sticker on your water bottle to proudly show support at the gym, at work and everywhere you go!

Pride Flag Signs

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Colorful flags have become a staple for embracing inclusivity and celebrating LGBTQ pride. Represent your pride with a yard sign featuring your representative flag design, or promote inclusivity for all with a Progress Pride Flag Sign!

Yard Signs for Celebrating LGBTQ Diversity

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Pride Month is all about acceptance for everyone and embracing diversity. Show off your Pride Month spirit and celebrate inclusivity by placing a diversity-inspired yard sign front and center in your yard! Our colorful and eye-catching Pride Month designs are sure to help you celebrate throughout the month of June.

Design Your Own Pride Yard Signs

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Looking for a way to express your unique pride? At CustomSigns.com, we specialize in creating personalized and custom one-of-a-kind signs! Our Design Your Own Yard Sign tool lets you get creative by uploading your own images, text and creating your own design for a Pride Month sign that’s just as unique as you are.

Here are some of our favorite ideas and inspiration for DYO Pride Month Yard Signs:

  • Create a custom, colorful design by uploading your own one-of-a-kind images
  • Design a simple but bold yard sign with custom text to make a statement about equality and LGBTQ rights
  • Combine bright colors with an inspiring message to celebrate your proud pride and show your support

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Put your pride on display! At CustomSigns.com, we have a variety of gay pride and LGBTQ-inspired signs and bumper stickers to promote self-acceptance and support. Find the perfect Pride sign for you or design your own one-of-a-kind sign!

Snap a picture of your Pride sign and share it with us @CustomSigns, and don’t forget to follow us for more custom sign ideas and inspiration.

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Sources:

https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2019/06/harvard-scholars-reflect-on-the-history-and-legacy-of-the-stonewall-riots/ 

https://www.loc.gov/lgbt-pride-month/about/

Celebrate the Class of 2021 with Graduation Signs

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As of March 11th, 2021, 18.8% of the US population has received at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine. President Joe Biden has promised to have at least 1 million shots administered during his first 100 days in office through the end of April.

It remains to be seen how far along the United States will be in vaccinating against COVID-19 come graduation time in May. Some schools are still planning to air on the side of caution by hosting virtual graduation ceremonies for the class of 2021. Other schools and universities are having multiple sized-down ceremonies in order to provide their students with the sense of accomplishment of earning a degree and walking across the stage. The University of Oklahoma, for example, is welcoming 2021 and 2020 graduates to 6 separate traditional grad ceremonies!

Custom graduation signGraduation Signs Provide the Pomp & Circumstance for 2020 and 2021 Grads

Due to varying COVID infection stats and safety protocols across the US, grad ceremonies will be handled differently from state to state in 2021. Many schools will keep their graduation rituals virtual for 2021, but there are still ways to show grads the support they deserve. In 2020, graduation yard signs were a HUGE HIT for parents and loved ones of high school and college graduates. Decorated with the graduate’s photo, graduating class, school mascot, and congratulatory message, these grad signs and banners provided some of the pomp and circumstance that was missed at traditional cap and gown ceremonies.

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Whether your excited graduate is earning a high school diploma or a college degree, you can show your support so that he or she doesn’t miss out on the graduation excitement.

What to include on a custom graduation sign:

  • Graduate’s full name
  • School name
  • School mascot
  • Grad’s earned degree
  • Graduate’s photo
  • Well wishes or other congratulatory message

About our Custom Graduation Yard Signs:

  • Made of durable corrugated plastic that lasts outdoors
  • Customized with full color vinyl overlay that can feature ANY text, mascot or photo
  • Optional UV coating for extended life of the sign
  • Optional H-Stake for easily displaying the sign
  • Newly designed signs made especially for the class of 2021!
  • Bulk pricing is available

custom graduation bannerOther Ways to Congratulate your 2021 Grad:

  • A large custom vinyl banner with grad’s photo, a special message, school mascot, grad’s GPA or major accomplishment
  • A family-and-friends-hosted back yard graduation party complete with school color ribbons and balloons, and cap and gown for the proud graduate
  • A custom license plate with grad’s name, school and class
  • Order personalized grad gifts like glassware, Koozie® drink coolers, mugs and frames with grad’s name, school and class
  • A collection of congratulatory messages from loved ones afar edited together

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While there is much progress being made to beat the COVID-19 pandemic, many states may still not be in the clear to host traditional graduation ceremonies in May. Parents and loved ones of 2021 graduates can combine virtual ceremonies with gifts and custom signs that show support for the hard working students who earned diplomas and degrees during the pandemic!

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7 Desk Décor Ideas & Tips for Working at Home

The freedom to decorate your work space YOUR way is perhaps the greatest advantage of working from home! You set the rules. You create the aesthetic. There are a few popular desk themes we’re seeing since the beginning of the pandemic. If you’re short of ideas on how to update your work from home space, follow these tips and trends!

Go Green! Add a Plant or Succulent to Your Desk

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Bringing the outdoors in is proven to boost your mood. As you hack away at your daily work, especially now as people stayed hunkered indoors avoiding crowds, greenery has mood and health boosting benefits. Bring your work space to life with a faux or real house plant. Succulents are on trend, and they’re easy to care for if you don’t happen to have a green thumb. The faux ones, on the other hand, look just like the real thing and require no maintenance, while providing the same benefits as real plants. From colorful cacti to English Ivy, there are many beautiful plants you can add to your desk that will instantly boost your mood. Pair your plants with this botanical clear acrylic desk block, or daisy flower acrylic desk block, and your work from home space will feel like spring time year ’round.

Add Art: Colorful Signs or Personalized Plates

Customize with Your Name!

Many people working remotely do not have a designated office or desk. If you’ve had to carve out a corner of the kitchen or living room, make it your own with a personalized sign or license plate. Mark “Shirley’s She Shed” or “Oliver’s Office” with fun signs that feature your own unique message. Custom license plates are also a great way to personalize your desk or work space at home.

Clean & Clutter Free: Clear Your Head and Fight Germs

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Working remotely does drastically reduce the spread of germs, but we’re all still susceptible to illness. Keep your work from home space clean and clear! Add your own sanitizing wipes and a bottle of sanitizer. Also, keep extra items tucked away into drawers or cabinets. This way it’s easier to wipe down your work space at intervals throughout the day. Our new clear acrylic desk blocks also add to the clean and clear aesthetic! Designate your work space with a new clear desk block that features your name and job title.

Comfortable & Cozy: Add Blankets and Candles

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Add Warmth & Glow to Your Desk

Often times, employers have to limit the use of personal space heaters, fans, electric blankets and other comfort items that use electricity. When you’re working from home, you can use any of these items to keep yourself cozy all day! Set the mood every morning when you begin your work day. Light a candle, turn on your space heater, and grab your favorite blanket. With all the craziness in the world, you can control your work space and keep yourself comfortable! Also, while many employees may start to feel detached from their co-workers and their company, it’s also important to stay professional. Add your own custom desk plate to help remind you of your status, and your connection to your employer and your company’s goals.

Let in the Light! Position Yourself Next to a Window

Work with a View

When you’re working in the office, you often can’t control where your desk is placed. At home you can choose any space you like! Stay connected to the outdoors by taking breaks, practicing breathing exercises, and glancing out at nature. If you can’t work near a window, find the perfect desk lamp! From Himalayan salt lamps to custom candles, you can add comforting lighting to your work from home space. Also add an organic feel to your desk with a wood grain desk plate. You can customize this faux wood desk plate with your name, a title or a custom quote that inspires you.

Haute Hues: Add Pops of Color

A Pop of Color for Your Desk!

Sometimes all it takes to brighten your mood is a pop of color! Find desk essentials in crazy colors, like neon pink pens and pencils, a bright blue file holder, and a pink and orange acrylic desk plate. Show your artsy side and bring out all the color you can to liven up your work from home space!

Optimal & Organized: File and Stack with Purpose

Wipe it Away & Start Fresh!

Clutter is proven to cause stress levels to rise. Do yourself a favor and clear away unused papers and utensils. Take the extra coffee mugs to the kitchen. File away important notes and papers so they’re easy to find later. Keep out only the items you’ll need for your immediate task. Take 20 minutes each morning to organize your thoughts and plans, and jot down things you want to discuss in the day’s meetings. These quick, easy activities will provide mental clarity, and your desk will look impressively clean! There are a few desk staples that should always stay in sight, like your favorite pen, a desk light, and your custom desk plate. There are many professional desk plates to choose from! We like this new chalkboard desk plate. It’s great for writing your name, or a new quote or important reminder each day. Plus, it doubles as a handwriting practice tool for the young students who may be learning remotely.

decorate your desk, shop desk plates at customsigns.com, use code csign20 for 20% offThere are tons of great ways to personalize your work from home desk or space! From plants to candles and blankets, you have the freedom to create your own aesthetic for your work from home day. Our desk plates, signs and desk signs add the finishing touch!

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7 Top Benefits of Using Car Magnets for Business Advertising

Don’t let potential customers pass you by!

When starting a business or updating your latest marketing campaign, you’ll have to decide between different types of advertising. You’re going to question the best ways to reach your audience, how much you can spend, and the most effective ways to get your message across. Car magnets offer a straightforward, affordable way to attract customers. Whether you work for a small business or a booming chain, utilizing custom car magnets will help ring in the customers you have been asking for!

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Think of the last time you had a service provider come to your home. Whether it was the cable guy, plumber, or lawn service, they most likely drove a branded car. Car magnets are not just a form of advertising. They are an essential branding tool that you need to include in your business. If you’re wondering if these magnetic signs are right for your company, check out our top 7 benefits.

  1. Trust – Give your customers a sense of security with branded company vehicles. When your employees show up in marked cars, your business looks more legitimate. Branded car magnets show off your professionalism and ensure trust in your service.
  2. Low Cost – Commercials, newspaper ads, and billboards will cost you a pretty penny and must be purchased over and over again. While the exposure is great, will you make back your investment? With car magnets, you can buy a set of two for less than $60. Car magnets are a one-time buy, proving to be the most cost-effective way to market your business.
  3. Removable – Unlike vehicle wraps, the magnetic material these vehicle signs are made of allows you to cling, peel, and reposition them in a matter of seconds. Having a clean company car is essential. When you take your vehicle to the car wash, you can easily peel off your vehicle magnets, wash any dirt or dust particles off your car and place it back on. Having removable signage means you can move and replace the sign wherever you prefer!
  4. Easy to Order – Using other forms of advertising can be complicated and pricey. It can involve contracts, negotiations, and payment plans. Custom car magnets are simple to personalize and buy. Choose from templates or customizable magnet options. Add all the business information you wish to display and click checkout. These high-quality magnets are made to your exact specifications and ready to apply right when your order arrives!
  5. No Damage – Since magnetic car signs are easily removable, you do not have to worry about them causing abrasion to your vehicle. While other car advertisements like a vinyl wrap or stickers can add a fun element to your work vehicle, it can severely damage your paint job and requires a lot of upkeep. 
  6. Versatile – Magnetic decals work on any vehicle model. Whether you want to place your magnets on a sturdy work truck, small car, or an SUV, our car magnets are adaptable and come in multiple sizes to fit any vehicle. If separate work vehicles are not in your business’s budget, then placing your branded magnet on your personal vehicle can turn an ordinary car into a company car.
  7. Brand Awareness – Every marketer’s top priority is showing their company’s brand, name, and message to all potential customers. The more eyes on their ad the better! With magnetic car signs, your advertisement is always on the go. Your business will be seen by hundreds to thousands of people, from drivers to pedestrians and neighbors!

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Using a vehicle magnet is not the only important step in your business branding. To effectively market your service, you need to optimize the design and information displayed on your sign. No matter the industry, there are specific details that you must include on your car sign to receive the payoff!

  • Name – While this is self-explanatory, you must make sure your company name is front and center on your magnet. If all else fails, a simple Google search can help people find your business.
  • Logo – Images and clipart are great for drawing people’s attention. Vehicle graphics will attract eyes to your car sign. Your logo helps separate you from other companies that they may see on their drive.
  • Phone number – Your business phone number is a critical detail that you cannot leave out. Without contact information, you cannot expect potential customers to reach out for service. Providing a unique number or extension can even help you track the number of calls gained from your vehicle’s signs!
  • Address – Whether you have a physical address for business or a web address, clearly label it on your sign. People love to learn about a company before they invest their time and money. Make their decision in choosing your business easier by presenting your address!
  • Services Provided – While name, logo, and address are critical, you must inform customers of your type of service! Do not leave things up for interpretation. For example, including a picture of a dog instead of listing your trade can be confusing. A vague image of a dog could mean you work for a vet, groomer, or even a local shelter. Make your service clear.

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Attract new customers with magnetic car signs and give your business the exposure it deserves. Finding the right way to advertise your services can be a challenge. When using branded car signs, you can put your business out there without making a huge investment or taking a big risk. It creates a cohesive and professional look that your customers will appreciate. Creating a custom magnet is easy and comes ready to use! Highlight your unique logo and business information on a product that will bring you deserved clientele. We would love to see how you display your custom car magnets! Share your photos with us by tagging @customsignsco and follow us for more business inspiration!

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Christmas Signs to Fit Your Décor Theme

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Christmas lights and decorations are expected to be extraordinary for the 2020 holiday season! A family car ride to see Christmas lights is a safe holiday event that many people are excited about. Lights and Christmas signs will bring something magical to the end of a tumultuous year. Expect to see extra festive lights, displays, signs and lawn décor in your town!

There are many wonderful ways to decorate for the holidays, but we’ve narrowed our list down to our top 4 favorite themes. We have the signs and stencils to help you decorate with each of these themes!

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1. Prepare for Santa’s Landing!

Whether we’ve been naughty or nice in 2020, we will all be expecting something extra special from Santa’s Workshop! Kids and adults alike are excited to bring Christmas magic to their homes and yards to make Santa and his reindeer feel welcome. Here’s how you can get ready for Santa’s visit to your neighborhood, yard and home:

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Leave Santa Parking Room!
  • Lead the way to your home with festive street signs
  • Make sure neighbors know to drive carefully when flying reindeer are near
  • Mark Santa’s landing zone
  • Make sure there’s adequate parking for Santa’s sleigh
  • Prepare the kids for Santa’s arrival with a Santa Stop Here sign!
  • Make sure Santa knows which family and pets have been good or bad this year! Design your own yard sign.

reindeer lane sign on door

2. Create Your Own Woodland Winter Theme

If you want to make your yard look like a festive winter wonderland, go for classic reindeer, woodland creatures, pine cones and other forest inspired décor. Whether you’re in a mild or snowy climate, you can turn to mother nature for all the best décor!

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    • Create your own rustic reindeer wooden signs with white paint and a stencil! You can make them of all sizes, and lean them next to your front door for a warm welcome
    • Create pine cone mulch to make a festive entry to your cozy home
    • Find unique, creative décor like this reindeer mobile to hang on your front porch or mark your yard with a Reindeer Lane street sign
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  • Bring the outdoors inside and make your own pinecone garland!
  • Create your own picket-fence snowflakes, or rustic snowflake signs. Use store bought picket fence sections, or find natural elements from your own back yard to create a rustic version of this!

gingerbread cookie wall decals on window

3. Keep it Sweet with Whimsical Christmas Décor

  • Create your own decorative yard signs with friendly gingerbread man stencils!
  • Show neighbors (and Santa of course) that you’re on this year’s nice list and create your own yard sign!
Create Your Own Gingerbread Man Signs!
  • Post cute candy cane yard art, and let neighbors know you live on candy cane lane with this festive street sign!
  • Create your own durable and lightweight Christmas bells to hang near your front door. See Hallmarks’ ideas here.
  • Check out your local Dollar Tree or other dollar store and find lightweight plastic candy cane yard stakes and more affordable finds
  • Decorate your front door and windows with colorful candy decals and gingerbread decals!

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4. Celebrate Your Loved Ones with Personalized Yard Signs

Loved ones make the season bright! Celebrate your family with personalized Christmas yard signs! Add your favorite family photo and a message from you to everyone who passes by. Send well wishes and holiday happiness, or add a little holiday humor with this ugly Christmas sweater sign.

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There are countless ways to celebrate and decorate! If you have unique ideas we’d love to see them. Tag us on Instagram @CustomSigns!

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Social Distancing at School: Creative Decals & Helpful Tips

boy at school bus stop with social distancing decal

As many students head back to brick and mortar learning, schools are doing everything they can to enforce social distancing. From one-way entries and exits, and reminders on signs and decals, to designated COVID response teams, school districts and instructors are doing everything they can to ensure the safety of their students.

Many parents and educators fear the risk of depriving children of in-person instruction, as research shows that children experience learning loss, depression, anxiety and other symptoms as a result of lock down. Other educators and parents would rather continue distance learning to avoid the potential spread of coronavirus, and may have immunocompromised or elderly family members at home. There is no one size fits all answer to whether children should be back in the classroom.

USA Today Graphic for Schools During COVID
Source: USA Today

While the debate continues across the US, some schools have taken an educational and lighthearted approach to social distancing. To combine the best of in-person learning AND COVID safety, a school in Ithaca, New York, for example, is using educational floor decals to keep kids at a safe distance.

Check out these creative floor decals being used by a school in Ithaca, New York:

 

There are many safety procedures being taken to fight the spread of COVID-19.

Schools are implementing safety procedures such as:

  • Designating small groups of students who stay together throughout the day
  • These designated groups take recess and eat lunch together
  • Avoiding communal gathering in large groups
  • Planning a hybrid approach to learning (groups of students take turns learning remotely when possible)
  • Arranging instructional spaces so that students have distance between one another, and from the teacher
  • Requiring students to wash their hands several times per day on a set schedule, and using hand stamps to encourage hand washing
  • Requiring students to wear masks on buses, in halls and in communal areas
  • Designating a COVID response team or person. This person or group will handle coronavirus concerns and create a plan of action to prevent spread
  • Read the full article at EdWeek.org

There are also many ways to make COVID safety procedures educational, and helpful tips for teaching students of all ages about coronavirus. Whether you have chosen to send your kids back to school or you’re continuing distance learning, there are measures we can all take to stay safe.

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If you have a creative idea, or a unique sign in your home, office, or school, share it with us at @customsignsco on Instagram!

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The 2020 Republican National Convention is Coming to Jacksonville, Florida

The RNC is Coming to Jacksonville, Trump and Pence 2020 Yard Sign

UPDATE: Due to the continued outbreak of COVID-19, on July 23rd, Donald Trump and the Republican party cancelled the Jacksonville event. The Republican National Convention will instead take place in Charlotte, North Carolina, as originally planned.

With the 2020 presidential election racing ahead at full steam, there was a shake-up with the RNC. Originally scheduled to take place in Charlotte and due to disagreements between the White House and the North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper, the RNC Convention was moved to Jacksonville.

Here are a few notes to help you prepare for the event.

When is the Republican National Convention?

The GOP convention will take place from August 24-27.

Shifting on this short of a notice means the city has little time to prepare. Some pointed out how overwhelmed the city was for the 2005 Super Bowl. But, Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry and Governor Ron DeSantis are confident the city will be ready. According to Politico, Curry stated, “…additional rooms had been added to the metropolitan area.”

Where is the Republican National Convention?

Trump and Pence 2020 Front License Plate

Celebrations, such as Donald Trump’s acceptance speech for receiving the nomination, for the RNC will be held at the Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida.

The Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina was the convention site. And, more of the “official” business will still be done there due to contractual obligations. But, Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper insisted on maintaining social distancing guidelines, as recommended by health officials, for the rallies. To which Donald Trump refused to accept.

Many of Duval county’s voters are concerned about the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic. According to a survey conducted by Red America, Blue America, 61 percent of those surveyed are concerned the Republican Convention could cause a new outbreak of COVID-19 in the area.

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Do you want to show your support at home and at the convention?

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Commencement Ideas in 2020: Graduation Ceremonies and Parades

The class of 2020 has proven itself to be resilient and steadfast. While graduates are missing out on traditional graduation ceremonies, proms and other coming-of-age traditions, they’re also stepping above the difficulties imposed by COVID-19 with new, creative ideas.

Here are some of the best ways that 2020 graduates, teachers and parents are rising above and celebrating their success:

Students are Hosting Their Own Graduation Ceremonies:

University of Michigan Students Create a Make-shift Graduation Ceremony

Some graduates are coming together and creating their own, 2020 versions of grad ceremonies. This group of University of Michigan graduates, for example, created a front-yard graduation ceremony with a makeshift stage. Each sorority sister wore her grad cap and walked across the stage to receive her diploma. The ceremony was hosted on a video call for parents and friends to see!

 

Neighborhoods are Having Socially Distant, Drive-Through Graduation Parades:

A.J., a High School Grad in Kentucky, Gets Ready for Drive-Thru Parade

For younger graduates of kindergarten, middle school and high school, many neighborhood residents are coming together to create drive-through graduation parades! Each family that participates decorates the family vehicle and saddles up their grads to ride around and give themselves and other grads the attention they’ve worked for. Graduation decor for these 2020 grad parades includes custom banners, car flags, car signs, balloons and more! Residents are also putting up personalized graduation yard signs to give their grads attention that lasts all summer.

Some Schools are Hosting Drive-Through Graduation Ceremonies:

146 High School Grads Drove Through to Get their Diplomas

Some high schools across the US, like this Kentucky school, are giving graduates a unique experience that is the closest resemblance of a traditional ceremony as possible. At unique 2020 graduation ceremonies like this, families drive-through to get their graduate’s diploma. Staff and school officials are dressed in traditional regalia and wearing masks to promote safety. Cars are decked out with signs, balloons, streamers and more. Families can honk, wave and cheer, as long as there is no hugging or hand shaking.

Families are Honoring their Grads with Custom Yard Signs:

Proud of our Senior Yard Sign by CustomSigns.com

Whether or not some families have a block party or drive-through graduation ceremony to attend, they’re still showing their grads some love with custom graduation yard signs. Across many American neighborhoods, there are fully customized yard signs with graduate photos, names, Class of 2020, school mascots and more! These deserving graduates are getting the attention they’ve worked hard for. While it’s not the same as the important ritual of walking across the stage, it’s the best 2020 is offering to these excited new graduates!

 

Employers are Recognizing Their 2020 Grads!

Graduation Yard Signs for Publix Employees by CustomSigns.com

Some employers across the US, like this Publix in St. Johns, Florida, are posting signs to honor their graduating employees! Each 2020 graduate that works at this grocery store is being recognized with a custom graduation yard sign that features his or her name and the message “a 2020 graduate works here.”

It’s exciting to see companies rallying behind new grads who otherwise might not be recognized for their hard work!

 

Going Virtual:

While there are many real-life graduation celebrations happening across the US, there are also virtual ceremonies, video calls, online tributes, photo collages and more! The class of 2020 is showing its resilience by hosting virtual graduation events and parties that allow relatives and friends to join from afar.

Deserving 2020 Graduates with their Personalized Grad Signs

Congrats to Our Graduate Yard Sign by CustomSigns.com
Congrats to Our 2020 Graduate Yard Sign by CustomSigns.com

Graduation Yard Signs at CustomSigns.com:

At HC Brands, we care about honoring 2020 graduates of all ages! We’re producing hundreds of graduation yard signs every day and ensuring they are shipped next business day so that parents and new grads can celebrate their accomplishment!

You can trust that our custom graduation yard signs are made with precision and care. We offer easy-to-customize templates that feature the graduate’s photo, name, school name and Class of 2020. You can also find simpler layouts with your choice of background color.

If you’re hosting a party, or you live in an apartment or high rise building, you may be interested in large scale graduation banners that can hang on balconies, walls and more.

While social distancing is causing traditional ceremonies to be postponed or cancelled, you can still find new, creative ways to celebrate the Class of 2020.

Congratulations to Class of 2020 graduates! 

 

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