In this present age of electronic data that flows without ceasing, digital marketers have made extraordinary advances in audience targeting with online advertising. The advertising industry’s ability to reach target audiences on a microscale is nothing short of astonishing. For example, Android smartphones come out of the box configured to operate as keyword-driven wiretaps that attempt to sell their owners’ products and services that they haven’t even shopped for yet.
While the ability of smartphones to capture the public with ever greater precision using personalized advertising is impressive, there is another, much lower-tech but often a far more effective way for businesses and other advertising clients to reach large groups of people who comprise similar clientele: yard signs.
City organization encourages similar types of people to cluster in far greater density than in rural areas. Unlike phone ads that often create unintentional resentment for the product, people often find their attention drawn to lawn signs of purpose, especially if they are well-placed. There are five things that everyone should know about highly effective yard sign leveraging.
Use Distinguishing Colors
Set your sign apart from those of the competition. This is important for anyone that is a political candidate in an election. Yes, red, white, and blue may be the most patriotic colors, but when everyone is using those colors, it’s hard to stand out. Choose a color that pops. This is especially important when candidates share similar or the same name.
Locate Signs Where The Targeted Audience Is
Place yard signs in places that attract the targeted demographic. Every city has something special about it. The places, landmarks, and attractions within a given area have much to do with the people who come through that area. Imagine a sign that advertises a home-delivery service for a pharmacy or a mobility scooter for the disabled. Where is the best place to put it to draw the attention of the people who stand to benefit most from the info? Try locating signs near a bingo hall, WMCA, VFW, or American Legion Post. A sign that advertises a daycare, little league, dentist office, or tax preparation service will perform well near community parks, greenways, grocery stores, and recreation centers. Always seek to place signs where they’ll be most effective.
Include A Visual Representation Of The Product Or Service The Sign Offers
This isn’t possible with every single sign, but even taking one sign to the next level is apt to increase sales. For example, a landscaping company would be smart to put their sign right next to an outstanding sample of their work, such as a freshly manicured lawn. If that isn’t possible, put it near a related object. When potential customers can visualize your service, they will be more inclined to work with you.
Outperform Your Competition With Precision Placement Instead Of Unproductive Excess
One of the greatest challenges of advertising with yard signs is that there will be times when your competitors will have thoroughly, and sometimes excessively, covered the same areas where you plan to place your signs. In cases such as this, it is best not to respond the same way. Signs that perform well in over-saturated areas have distinctive features, are larger than their peers, or have an advantage because of their placement. In a sea of small ground signs, a larger sign at the back on a pole will always shine brightly. A single, well-placed sign has the potential to be the one that a passersby remembers because it stands out from the others so well.
Create Associations With Yard Signs
Associate yard signs with anything that naturally draws onlooker’s attention. Something with enough visual appeal that it naturally draws the attention of a passing motorist is an ideal place for a yard sign. Therefore, if you are placing yard signs on a winding neighborhood road, take care to place them in front of the nicest homes. Keep an eye out for attention-grabbing landscape features and pop a sign there. Statues, murals, and landmarks are all optimal places for yard signs.
It’s easy to assume that adequate communication requires technology, but sometimes, just the opposite is true. Yard signs are a tried-and-true method of effective advertising. Don’t wait to see if someone will open your email advertisement—place an order for your custom made yard signs today.