For all businesses, and especially small business that cater to a local market, a good marketing strategy is key to creating a customer base. In some instances, a marketing strategy is devised in order to create the market itself. For example, think of a new sandwich shop that serves up a type of sandwich that no other sandwich shop in the region does. One sign advertising that sandwich can literally create the market for that sandwich in that city/region in a few days. Marketing is important, especially outdoor marketing.
Outdoor Marketing still Works
Even with the ascent of digital marketing, internet search engines and other forms of tech advertising, old fashion outdoor marketing techniques are still one of the best ways to lure potential customers.
Often, internet marketing is seen as annoying impediment to customer or user experience. Think about how annoying those stupid pop ads can be, especially when they ask you a question and demand an answer before you can proceed.
Because users are starting to ignore these ads, and because old fashion advertising works, internet advertising techniques are actually starting to align with more traditional, less intrusive outdoor advertising.
Take, for example, a quality exterior sign that advertises a business’s services. The sign does nothing to annoy or impede the potential customer’s day or travel. A internet pop up add, however, does exactly that. And research is beginning to indicate that most internet users are actually repelled from a product as a result of digital ads.
Outdoor marketing, by comparison is still strong and shows no sign of losing its effectiveness. Let’s take a look at a few of the most popular types of outdoor advertising.
Exterior Signs for Outdoor Marketing
The exterior sign is perhaps the oldest and most popular form of advertising. It has variations in nearly every venue; from billboards along the highway, to eye popping electric exterior signage in Times Square, it is everywhere. And that’s because it works. Exterior signs are cheap and create as many impressions as radio and TV advertising at a fraction of the cost. They are especially effective at targeting a local market, like the sandwich shop sign mentioned above. Take a look at this great infographic on the effectiveness of outdoor signage.
When it comes to outdoor marketing and advertising, car and vehicles wraps are king. They act as mobile billboard, bringing the message to where there is a large concentration of people: the roads. Of all the outdoor advertising techniques, car wraps offer the best cost per impression ratio, even exceeding that of radio and TV.
Returning to the sandwich shop example above, sandwich signs are great way to catch the attention of customers as they drive or walk past your store or restaurant. If your store is set back in a shopping center, a simple and fully customizable sandwich sign can let passing traffic know about your services, food and special offerings. They are cheap and easy to set up and are an essential outdoor marketing tool.
Outdoor Marketing with Grafics Unlimited
If you want to start or improve your outdoor marketing or outdoor advertising with car wraps, exterior signs, flags, window graphics or banners, Grafics Unlimited can help. Our professional and friendly staff will guide you through the process and help you set up the best signage for your needs. If you decide that a car wrap is what you need, the certified professional installers at Grafics Unlimited in Reno will ensure that your car is ready to carry your message to the driving public. Come check out our portfolio and contact us today! We look forward to hearing from you!
1002 C Street Sparks, NV 89431 (775) 331-1100 Mon - Fri 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat - Sun By Appointment [email protected]
Dear Bill, Jill, and Dan,
Thanks for your help in creating our big check to recycle with our future donors. It’s a great cost-saving way to recognize worthy contributions!
-Foo… Read more
Dear Jill & Grafics Unlimited Team:
Thank you for your generous donation of labor and materials for Ty’s car refurbishment wish! Ty loves his car and his wish wouldn’t have been possible without your… Read more
TO BILL AND ALL STAFF AT GRAFICS UNLIMITED,
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE AMAZING LOGO SIGN YOU DID FOR US…IT TURNED OUT BEAUTIFULLY! OUR BUILDING LOOKS GREAT AND THE SIGN JUST POPS AND HAS GIVEN THE BUIL… Read more
I can’t thank you enough for the beautiful Work Ethic posters your company made for us. By the end of the day, every classroom at Shaw Middle School will proudly display the poster. You are… Read more
We received many compliments on your company’s nice work on the cart. Let me know if I can help with any real estate issues.
Lee & Associates
Hi Jill,I just wanted to say that we got our graphics on our motor home done on Friday and it has totally exceeded our expectations. You and your staff have been amazing and did a fantastic job. … Read more
Just wanted you to know that we are very happy with the graphics job that you did on our truck. As you know what people say they can do and what they perform are often at variance with one anoth… Read more
Just wanted to say Thank You!! You guy’s are great!! It was so nice dealing with people like you. I’ll be back.
Thank you and your staff for working with us to produce the vinyl graphics for our upcoming Citifare bus campaign, not to mention turning out our concert banner in record time. Most of all, I ap… Read more
The decals you did for us turned out very nice! They went great with our light up pedestal display. Thanks again!