In the gray and cold winter, we often long for the warm breezes and bright sunshine of the coming summer months. With a punch of color and a tropical theme, 808 Island grill is making a splash around town. Effective vehicle wraps are a great way to grab the attention of potential customers. With a great wrap design team on your side, your business could stand out as much as a tropical truck in the winter.
First impressions can make a big difference in any aspect of life, and especially when it comes to the sign outside your business. Your business sign is the first thing a potential customer sees, so it’s worth the time and effort to design the perfect one that reflects your products, services and overall brand. You may not realize how many different types of signs there are until you start looking; however, once you’ve selected the perfect combination of features, you will have a sign that accurately reflects your brand and drives customer traffic for years to come.
Your company’s signs, awnings and enclosures do much more than simply tell people where your establishment is located. When designed and displayed correctly, quality signage can instill trust in your brand, attract new customers and even provide familiar physical and conceptual landmarks for existing customers. Whether for retail, corporate, hospitality, healthcare, or education, a reputable sign company should be able to complete just one piece of your sign project or handle it all. They should also be able to finish […]
Signs and the Downtown Experience
Throughout cities and downtowns, signs play a vital role in how residents and visitors interact with the space around them. Whether it’s a directional wayfinding sign, a storefront, or a sign identifying a building, signs contribute greatly to the downtown experience, playing an important role in the brand identity of cities, retailers, and institutions. Because of this the quality of signage has greatly improved over the last decade including design innovations (many […]
How can you bring your brand to ADA signage when creating new signs or bringing your current ones into compliance? While ADA signage requirements are first and foremost intended to improve safety and accessibility for customers and building visitors, many companies are pleasantly surprised at how the required signage can also support branding. We’ve helped large and small companies get a better understanding of ADA signage and to see how they can incorporate it into their interior design and include […]
When signage goes above and beyond its basic “job description” and becomes an architectural element, we refer to it as functional signage, or more informally, specialty signage.
Awnings, vestibules and enclosures are obvious examples, but they have some surprising benefits. For example, they can help manage heating and cooling demands, among other things. And while most developers understand how branding can be incorporated into exterior facades, when it comes to interior design we often find our team working alongside architects to bring […]
Earlier this year, a report by the Outdoor Advertising Association of America showed that outdoor advertising not only remains tops in terms of cost-effectiveness, it continues to be one of the strongest drivers of online searches.
How Outdoor Advertising Fuels Online Searches
According to the report, outdoor advertising was as successful in spurring Facebook activity as were TV ads, and results were similar for driving traffic to Twitter and Instagram.
If it sounds surprising at first, when considering your routine behavior it’s easy to […]
Whether you’re in the early planning or construction stage of a new residential or mixed-use development or starting to think about a new sign (or
signs for a new location) for a local business, at some point, you have to request a quote for that signage.
In order to take your sign ideas from early brainstorming sessions into installed signage reality, there’s a process called “budgetary reality.” It’s probably safe to say that requesting a quote – and getting estimates on signage […]
Can you see me now? Verizon Wireless, and many of its authorized dealers, depend on Metro Sign & Awning to see that their signage represents the company well on many sites.
For some time now, Metro Sign & Awning has been an Authorized sign manufacturer for Verizon Wireless. And while the company has a comprehensive, 200-plus-page book of branding standards, there’s a surprisingly large “gray area” and much needed flexibility built into the process of design review.
Accurate Information is Key to […]
When the owner of One-Stop Country Pet Supply planned to move to one of Keene, NH’s biggest retail centers, she knew she needed a big, bold sign to help her reach more shoppers. Patrick Grizzard, Sales Manager at Metro’s Keene location, was delighted to help her bring her vision to life.
Big Sign, Big Impression
“The overall height of this one came in at just under 8 feet, and the overall width came in at 25 feet,” Grizzard said. “And the custom shapes […]