Give Your Outdoor Advertising an Extra Push with Banners and Flags

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Banners and flags have been used as a means of promotion for years. Baseball fans will remember when the Cubs stadium used to be draped in giant banners with the star players of the day beaming at them. Since then, these flexible custom banners have become a lot smaller and a lot more versatile. Businesses, event organizers, and marketers in Chicago use them to a significant effect on outdoor advertising.

According to some experts, nearly 90% of your customer base lives within five miles of the business! And flags and banners are the perfect local advertising tool. Instill curiosity in local shoppers by ‘changing the local scene’ with this affordable advertising signage. Find out how you, too, can energize your outdoor advertising with banners in Chicago.

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1. Deploy in Quantity

Because they are affordable, you can deploy them in large
numbers. Feather flags (the ones with a curved spine), seen so commonly at a car
dealership, are great examples. Businesses tend to install 10 or 20, depending
on how big an area they need to cover. That’s a lot of visibility for a minimal

2. Easy to Install

Advertising of any sort needs to be deployed rapidly. You
cannot be fiddling with a complex sign that takes forever to install or
requires a professional team. Custom banners are designed to be installed by
just one person, meaning you can get your advertising effort on the road
sooner. Just make sure you tell us how you will be mounting the sign when you
come to place your order for vinyl banner printing.

3. Portable

Outdoor advertising is most effective when the message repeats; your banners need to keep up with your marketing efforts’ speed. Flags and banners are light and easy to carry. Roll them up, put them in the bed of a pick-up or the trunk of the car, and be on your way. Unlike some other custom signage, you don’t need a large van to haul them around.

4. Perfect for a Pop-Up

Are you hosting a pop-up in Chicago? Need flags for a small
commercial event? Flexible custom banners are the perfect thing. They can be
printed on short notice and will be with you before you start welcoming guests.
Add custom branding at your site quickly and affordably. Best of all, since you
don’t need a permit to install them (assuming it is your land), you can have
them up in no time at all.

5. Affordable

The first rule of outdoor advertising is to opt for something
that you can afford. Being out in the open, signage may be damaged by weather,
vandalized, or fail after it has reached its operational limits. Flexible vinyl
flags and banners are affordable. It means if a few are blown away in Chicago’s
winds, it will not be the end of the world.

During the age of social distancing, many businesses in the city have found flexible flags, and banners are helping them recapture lost business. Speak to a representative at Surely Signs about your marketing needs.

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5 Things You Need To Do To Maximize Your Pop Up Store Including Same Day Banner Printing

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Pop Up Stores are a strong way to access harder to reach markets. Increasingly, people are more interested in the shopping experience than the actual shopping. You can use creative window signs to tap into new markets in new locations. Here are five important ways to get the most out of your pop up store.

Location is The Most Important Part

Where you choose your location can be the difference between success and failure of a pop up store. Nike and Comme Des Garcons pioneered the pop up store experience. They started in areas that were unknown or abandoned but you can bet they had good signage. Who knows if they used a same day banner printing service, but they got their banner printed somehow, and that’s the point.

Today, many pop up stores appear at those same inner-city places. The potential success of your location is often underestimated. Your location is the first step in communicating your insight into current trends, in addition to your willingness to think outside the box. Keeping your location unique and choosing a location that your competitors are not associated with appeals to the opinion makers and trend-setters. In addition, you can create a “moment of surprise” that will keep your target group focused on your brand even after your pop up event is over.


Make Your Store Interactive

Creative window signs will get your customers’ attention, but you’ll need to do more to close sales. Touching and holding products is still the best motivator for a purchase. Try to use creative displays and floor plans to encourage your customers to interact with the products. One way to do this might be to solicit thoughts and feedback. Get your customers engaged with your products and you’ll see your sales grow tremendously.


Use Your products to Create Relevance

Shoppers today are used to transparency and availability. Using the internet, they can get dozens of price comparisons for a product at a moment’s notice. in addition to on demand price comparisons, these online stores are 24/7, availability can seem unlimited to. Select and display your products to create a sense of urgency and relevance. Create limited editions of your product. That is, create products that are either in limited supply or only available at specific locations for specific times. By offering these time sensitive products you will encourage your customers to come by before the event is over. In addition to the sense of urgency these offerings will create, their limitation will make them comparable to collectors’ items.


Break Up the Monotony

Permanent stores for brands are characterized by their uniformity. They use the same interior designs and shop layouts. Their window signs are all the same as well. This has the advantage of building brand recognition, but fails to create awareness from the customers. You can take advantage of this by creating a strong contrast with your décor. Using unorthodox product carriers or displays will catch consumer attention. Use visually distinctive window signs to set your store apart.


Maximize Your Social Currency

The temporary nature of the pop up store lends itself to creating the kind of unique experiences that will set one apart from other businesses. In today’s world where everyone seems completely in the know about every new trend, knowing about or experiencing something before everyone else creates what can be called social currency. If your pop up store offers generous social currency you’ll draw in new customers in a short amount of time.


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What Sets the Top Ontario Signage Companies Apart?

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What sets the top signage companies apart from the rest? Find out in today's post.

We've been in the custom sign business for over 10 years in Ontario and we'd love to share our expertise and experience with you.

We'll take a look at the key points that you should look for when choosing which signage company to work with for your business. So let's get started.


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Signage Companies - What the Top Ones Have in Common


Top signage companies will have extensive experience making and installing high quality signs. Check out how many years they have been in business and how extensive their experience is.

You'll also want to make sure that they have experience making the particular type of sign that you require. The best signage companies will also be so well-trained that they will be able to do custom signs if you are looking for something unique.

Even the highest quality signs will need servicing from time to time so it's a good idea to work with a company that will be in business for a long time. Ask how long the company has been in business and avoid working with one that has only just begun.


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Top signage companies can make any type of sign your need


Locally Owned

The best signage companies to work with are usually the ones that are locally owned and operated. Because you will need to have your signage installed at your location, it is important to work with a local signage company that is close to you and can physically come to your business to do the installations.

If anything goes wrong, it's easier to contact a local company than one that is located far away. If you work with a company that isn't local, you or they will have to hire another company, that you don’t know, to do the installation. This is not a good idea because they will not be familiar with your wishes.

Working with local signage companies also makes sense because they will know the regulations regarding signage in your particular area. Double check that their office is actually located within their stated service area and that the physical location of the business is the same as the address stated on their website.




It’s better to use locally owned signage companies



Many sign companies merely design a sign for you and then they have it made and installed by someone else. The top signage companies will offer all the services you require for your signs, these include:

Working with a full-service signage company means that you are working with professionals who know every aspect of the signage industry, not just the design stage.

That means that they will know the best materials to use for your particular situation, the right size you need, and they type of signage that will work best for you. In addition, they will also know how to properly and safely install it and able to keep your sign looking its best for years to come.




A full-service signage company can design, manufacture, install and maintain your signage


Online Presence

Website: The best signage companies will have an up-to-date, easy-to-navigate website that is professionally made and shows past and recent examples of their work. The information on their site should be complete and full of helpful details.

Check to see if they have a way to make an online appointment as well and that there contact information is accurate including their address, phone number and email.

Gallery: The top signage companies will have a photo gallery that accurately showcases the work that they do. When looking for a sign company to work with, make sure that the one that you choose has a wide variety of original and authentic images of the signs that they have manufactured and installed.

Social Media: They will also have a good social media presence using platforms such as Instagram and Facebook. Check that these sites are also regularly updated and that they have a high number of followers.



Top signage companies have a good social media presence



The top signage companies will have great online reviews and star ratings. They will also have a large number of reviews, not just one or two. Take a look at the online reviews of the signage companies to see what previous customers think about them. In particular look for comments such as:

Make sure that the reviews are legitimate and come from third party sites such as Google reviews or the Better Business Bureau. Try to determine if the reviews are coming from actual people. Take a look at whether or not the owner replies to the reviews, especially the way they reply to negative reviews.



Check the signage companies’ online reviews


AGC Signs: One of the Top Signage Companies in Ontario

If you want to work with one of the top signage companies in Ontario, contact the professionals at AGC Signs. AGC Signs is a full-service sign manufacturing company that can design, manufacture and install any type of custom sign you require.

We are locally owned and operated and have over 10 years of experience in the signage industry in Ontario including the Toronto, Durham, Clarington, Ajax, Pickering, Bowmanville and surrounding areas, so you can trust us to do the job right.

We strive to exceed industry standards by providing our clients with superior signage solutions. All of our technicians are highly skilled and extremely hard-working so we can make the best quality signs for your needs.

We do all of the work ourselves and never subcontract it out. Contact us today for a free quote.


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Cornwall Sign Project: How a Great Sign Is Created

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Cornwall Sign Project: See how it was done


Cornwall Sign Project

AGC Signs recently had the privilege of doing a special sign project for the city of Cornwall. Here is how we did it.

Follow our progress through images and videos as you see this project come to life. You can also contact us if you are inspired to create custom signage for your business!


Cutting out the Letters

We used our state-of-the-art CNC (computer numerical control) machine to cut out the letters and shapes for the Cornwall sign project.


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Check out our CNC machine in action


Using the CNC machine for making custom signage gives you more precision with your cuts and greater efficiency in production.









Sizing of the Letters and Images

We used 1” thickness for the letters and images for this sign project. This is a great size because it shows more depth allowing the letters to “pop” off the surface.





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Preparing the Letters for Mounting

Each letter was tapped at the back so that pins could be inserted into the back of the letter.

Each letter was then stud mounted to provide a sturdy installation. We drilled holes into the back of each letter for the studs to thread into. They were then inserted into the brick wall face.




At the Installation Site

Below is a picture of the blank monument sign base, ready for the installation of the letters and symbols.



The walls are prepped for installation



Drilling the holes for the letters


The letters are mounted on the wall


Watch the Finishing stages in about a minute


The finished product





Trust AGC Signs for your Custom sign project

At AGC Signs, we are proud to have helped The city of Cornwall create such a beautiful and memorable monument sign for their city!

We can do the same for your business. If you are located in Ontario and are interested in custom signage - from large storefront signs to small interior office signs, we’ve got you covered. Contact us today for a free quote.


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