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Digital Signage Is The Perfect Medium For Employee Engagement: Here’s Why

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Many businesses overlook the importance of employee engagement and as a result end up losing money from high turnover rates. Digital signage improves employee engagement through understanding and connecting to the company's brand. It also enhances empowerment, identity and a sense of belonging.


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To turn communication strategies into energetic, dynamic, and engaging conversations, organizations need content that is diverse and relevant, visually stimulating and viewable across multiple locations: digital signage displays (DSDs) are the answer.

Palmer Signs, Baltimore Graphics wrap island-themed vehicle graphics

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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.


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Vehicles + Vinyl: Palmer Signs (Roseville, CA) and Baltimore Graphics (Glen Burnie, MD) deliver island-themed vehicle graphics for clients.

Storefront Signs – How to Choose the Right Sign for Your Business

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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.


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p>A storefront sign gives your store a good first impression and ensures that people can see your business day or night. There are various options in terms of materials, size, and design. Because your signage is one of the first things a potential customer sees, you must choose one that reflects your brand, products, and services.

Deerfield Academy Athletics Complex Sports A New Look

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The competition was stiff, but Metro Sign & Awning won the job. The challenge was to design and engineer a very high-end architectural sign package for the new $68 million, state-of-the-art athletics complex at Deerfield Academy in northwestern Massachusetts. Partnering with project development giant Skanska USA-New England, our team embarked on a major upgrade to the existing facility situated on the bucolic campus. A new, three-story facility was to be added to an existing building to provide 130,000 square feet of additional space. The centerpiece of the plan was a new 20,000-square-foot structure where every sport could be played including...

Why Working with a Comprehensive Sign Company Helps Establish Your Brand

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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 your project on time, on budget and compliant with property and local ordinances. A Design to Support & Enhance Your...

Environmental graphics are critical to the design of the modern workplace.

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An environmental graphic design throughout an office building can transform the entire work space. Modern buildings today have to provide much more than simply a desk, computer and a cup of coffee. Incorporating environmental designs provides employees with inspiration, motivation, purpose and a way to relate to the company brand. Plus, attracting top new talent is much easier with a modern office design rather than being stuck in the past with no true image. When employees and job candidates are impressed and inspired by the graphic designs throughout their work space, they are more likely to remain motivated and appreciate the brand they work for.


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Image Craft is one of the leading producers of high quality, color popping, culture creating environmental graphics for the workplace.

4 questions to answer before buying an outdoor display | Digital Signage Today

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Buying an outdoor display to show off your business brings value and gives customers a brand to relate to. When investing in a high quality display, it's important to know exactly the quality you're getting, how to maintain it, how good it will look for years to come. Working with an established and reputable sign company will help you navigate those concerns and ensure you know exactly what you're getting in return for your investment. Once the main questions surrounding quality, maintenance, performance and budget are answered, you'll be ready to enjoy your new sign for years to come.


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Before selecting an outdoor display, you need to answer a few questions such as: How will it hold up in the sunlight? How can I handle overheating? And how will I afford it?

Delaware Valley Corporation – Case Study

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Sign of a Fitting Tribute From putting greens to Bose speaker screens, you’ve seen and touched their industrial fabrics manufactured for over 65 years to meet a myriad of consumer and commercial needs. Still, the Delaware Valley Corporation is not a household name you’re likely to hear even in passing. But now anyone passing 600 Woburn Street will surely notice the name on the new sign flanking the entrance to Dom DiMaggio Industrial Park in Tewksbury, Massachusetts.   Consolidating two manufacturing plants and moving their corporate headquarters here from Lawrence, Massachusetts, occasioned the new signage. The customer hired Metro Sign...

Hundreds of Complaints Flood In About New York Store Signs, but From Whom?

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When a sudden spike of anonymous 311 calls started coming in to report improper signs or awnings on establishments, business owners in New York began scrambling to take theirs down. Now, many areas have unrecognizable businesses due to the lack of signage. The motive of the caller or callers is unknown, but businesses aren't taking the chance of having to pay a significant fine. Metro Sign & Awning is committed to protecting your business by ensuring compliance with regards to local regulations.


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The calls to 311 started to pick up steam about a year ago. They were complaints about an arcane New York City statute requiring special permits for businesses to hang signs or awnings larger than six square feet. The caller — or callers — was clearly targeting certain commercial strips, making complaints in batches, as on Nov. 26, when calls came in reporting 25 businesses along a two-block stretch of Eighth Avenue in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. The businesses did not have a license for their signs, the complaints said.