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Category Archives: Identity

Three Types of Managers

When talking with one of our new managers, Derek, he indicated that he noticed three different types of managers at North American Signs. He provided details and insight on why each manager is vital to the company’s success. Detail Manager Derek started off describing what he calls the detail manager. As stated in the job […]

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The People at North American Signs

While conducting interviews with employees in various departments within North American Signs, we came across a common theme. When asked, “What is your favorite part of working at North American Signs?” The most popular answer was the people. Long Time Employees Thais Ladas worked at the company for more than 30 years, and has since retired. She saw many employees […]

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How to Buy a Commercial Sign Infographic

This infographic provides an overview of commercial sign purchasing issues with connections to related materials.  It is based on information from How to Buy an Electric Sign by Noel Yarger and the associated blog posts at North American Signs.  We hope it is informative and helpful to everyone purchasing commercial signs. Created using Visme. An […]

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National Manufacturing Day

In 2014, the International Sign Association (ISA) started promoting National Manufacturing Day. The National Association of Manufactures concieved the event, and ISA saw the value in the event for the sign industry. The event has grown into an annual affair for North American Signs (NAS), occurring every October. It has been a great way to show […]

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Importance of Commercial Signs in Branding

A commercial sign is an easy and smart way to emphasize and advertise a business’ brand. A clear focus on branding the actual site of your bricks and mortar business will help ensure it is distinctive and memorable. Because signs are available to all consumers passing by them, they can be a memory jogger, and […]

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The Commercial Sign and Pre-Attentive Processing

What do we mean by the pre-attentive processing of a commercial sign?  The idea of a “commercial sign” you probably get.  A sign that identifies a company or goods and services. Pre-attentive processing refers to the workings of the senses and mind prior to a realization of what we are experiencing. The combination holds significance for our […]

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The Essence of Commercial Signs

The essence of commercial signs is to communicate an invitation to an audience to enter a transaction.  Breaking this down into component parts can yield new insights for your commercial signage. For this first article in a series, we start with the phrase “communicate an invitation to an audience.” Visibility The first step for any […]

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Three Most Reported Signage Failures

The three most reported signage failures can reduce the effectiveness of your signage.  Avoiding these issues increases your marketing success. What are your guesses? Hard to read? Too dim? Actually, research on consumer perceptions identified the most reported reasons that signs fail to function properly.  Here are the top three – starting with number 3. 3. Not sufficiently lit […]

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Marketing Functions of Signs

Signs serve multiple marketing functions that are easily overlooked by Business schools and retailers. Signs serve as communication, enhancing, and branding the site. This article is about the different marketing functions that on-premise signs serve for a business. Communicating the Location Signs tell people where a business is located. When placed on a highway, signs serve as […]

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The Two Most Effective Business Signs

The two most effective business signs are carefully tied into the overall business and look of a site as Signature Building signage and Sign Centric integrated site design. There are many forms of signage, but these two have proven to work the best over time. This article will detail the two types of signage. Signature Building […]

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