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Minnesota Cabinets New Location

ABC sign just finished the signage for Minnesota Cabinets new location in Clive Iowa.

They have day night channel letters and an awning to protect the door from rain, snow and make the entire front of the showroom pop.

Congratulations on your new location!

Stop out to see them at:

9351 Swanson Blvd | Clive, IA
P: 515-278-5289 | F: 515-278-6010

http://minnesotacabinets.net/

monarch caterpillars

monarch caterpillars

Monarch Butterfly

Monarch Butterfly Caterpillar

Monarch Butterfly Caterpillar

We have been leaving all the milkweed growing around our building this year to see if we can help the Monarch Butterfly.

We are excited to that we have found 3 caterpillars on our plants.

Hopefully they will make it to full grown Monarch Butterflies.

The Monarch population has dropped steeply as much as 80% down from just a few years ago.

You can help keep them from extinction by leaving some milkweed growing.

The pella wildlife company can send you milkweed seed and caterpillars http://pellawildlifecompany.org/ for a small donation.

Monarch Butterfly Caterpillar

Monarch Butterfly Caterpillar

Monarch Butterfly Caterpillar

Monarch Butterfly Caterpillar

Monarch Butterfly Caterpillar

Monarch Butterfly Caterpillar

Monarch Butterfly Caterpillar

Monarch Butterfly Caterpillar

Monarch Butterfly Caterpillar

Monarch Butterfly Caterpillar

Monarch Butterfly Caterpillar

Monarch Butterfly Caterpillar

Floor Graphics guide your customers

This is a video from one of our suppliers on the various floors that graphics can be applied and some hints on installation that our graphic designers and professional installers always use to give you the best solution with great results.

If you are interested in Floor Graphics give us a call!     (515) 270-8200

 

Floor Graphics

Floor Graphics

Floor graphics are the new playground of large-format marketing. Everyone has to watch where they walk; why not put your logo or product message in their line of sight? Put your product message at the customers feet during the critical moment when they make their purchasing decision. Guide the customers eyes (and feet) with compelling images and visual treats that lead them right to where you want them.

The Iowa Clinic – Urgent Care

Signage is good for marketing  and for safety.   When it is an emergency you want it to be easy to read.

The Iowa Clinic is opening an Urgent Care facility and they want to make sure people can easily see the entrance.

Iowa Clinic chose internal lit channel letters so that day or night, the letters will be easy to read from a distance.

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Thank you for Choosing ABC Sign and Display to create and install your sign!

ABC Santa visits Patty Pat’s

ABC Santa visits Patty Pat’s

ABC Santa was out visiting some of our customers and he could not pass up visiting Patty Pat’s,  home of the greatest sandwich in the world.

ABC Santa (Tom Wheeler) and Patty Pat’s Elf (Pat Langel) have some fun!

If you have not had the Italian beef combo at Patty Pat’s you have missed a great experience!

 

It’s Wild! – Pella Wildlife Education Center – Vehicle Wrap

It’s Wild! – Pella Wildlife Education Center – Vehicle Wrap

See the Wild vehicle wrap for the Pella Wildlife Education Center!  You can’t miss it! 

Pella Wildlife in the Merle Hay Mall recently had their animal transport vehicle wrapped with a digital print at sponsor ABC Sign’s shop in Urbandale.

Stop out at the newly expanded Merle Hay Mall store to view (all live and in person) the wide variety of animals that can be found in Iowa; Bears, Mountain Lions, Cougars, Coyotes, and more!

Pella Wildlife is a non profit committed to the preservation and conservation of wildlife. Visit them today and show your support!

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Grand Opening!

Grand Opening!

Dear Friends of Pella Wildlife Company:

GOOD NEWS! The Grand Opening is tomorrow (Nov. 1st)  and goes all weekend long.

The bears, wolves, and cougar, foxes, etc are all on exhibit. You won’t believe how much the “baby bears” have grown.

The remodeled Academy of Wildlife Education (AWE) is located inside Merle Hay Mall – just across from Target.

AWE is a non-profit, non-government organization — admission is only $5 adults/$2 children – and includes live animal programs.

Bring the family! Bring a camera!

Pella Wildlife Company/Academy of Wildlife Education is on Facebook.

Turn Signage into a Visual Sales Aid

Turn Signage into a Visual Sales Aid

Turn Signage into a Visual Sales Aid

We walk past signs every day, but do we see their potential to drive sales?

Think about it. When people see a stop sign, they stop (sorta). When they see a caution wet floor sign they avoid the wet floor. People are used to taking direction from signs. Why not use signs to lead customers towards a more profitable sale?

Today’s empowered consumer doesn’t like to be sold to. Overtly upselling or cross-selling can quickly turn off a customer. Signs and displays are passive and do not interrupt like text messaging, email and commercials. Signs are a natural part of your environment and are somewhat expected.

A well-placed sign can generate sales at times when you or your employees are conducting business and can’t be in front of everyone. Think about those times when you have a captive audience like your waiting room or check-out line. It’s a perfect opportunity to upsell or cross-sell or just sell period.

The sign becomes your salesperson without the commission to pay or the overhead. They don’t leave the same “I’m being sold to” feeling with your customers.

When creating signage to sell, remember that people are looking for direction, so lead them to the next step. A strong call to action is a must in order to capitalize on these opportunities. If you are targeting patients in a waiting room, add the line “ask your doctor.” If you are targeting those waiting in line to checkout, tell people to ask an associate.

Not everyone who sees your sign will be talking to you or your associates immediately afterward. If you find yourself in that situation, try a mobile call to action. QR codes can deliver additional information or have people sign-up via email or text message for updates (read: additional sales opportunities).

Sold yet on signage? Talk to your Newton Representative about the opportunities with signage inside or outside your place of business.

Promotion Opportunities for October

Promotion Opportunities for October

Scary Good Promotion Opportunities for October

If you have waited for the perfect time to promote your brand, then October is what you have been waiting for. Think about it, vacations are now over, the kids are back school, and it falls right before the rush of the holiday season. Your target audience has a little more attention to spare in October, so take advantage with one of these promotion opportunities.

National Book Month

National Book Month is designed to encourage reading across the country. While the term “book” now covers more than the bound printed pages, there are still plenty of ways to promote this cause and your brand. For those who still like the feel of a book in their hand, imprinted bookmarks, magnifiers or book lights will quickly find their way into a favorite reading spot. For those that prefer e-readers, cases, stands and screen cleaning cloths make it easy to enjoy a book on their favorite device.

Halloween

Candy and dressing up in your company mascot costume may be what first comes to mind when promoting your brand during Halloween, but other ways do exist. For example, full color plastic bags make great trick-or-treat bags with a large canvas to showcase your brand. Safety items like flashlights and reflectors get the attention of parents who appreciate your concern for their children’s safety.

Here are a few more Halloween promotion ideas that don’t involve candy.

National Dental Hygiene Month

Well-played dentists. Educate about good dental hygiene before the kids partake in the teeth-rotting sugar binge of Halloween. You can get the word out with a practical promotional product like a toothbrush or anti-bacterial toothbrush holder. Or, since dentists recommend brushing for two minutes at a time, hand out a timer with your logo as an easy way for kids, and adults, to brush for the right amount of time.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Few brands or causes own a color the way breast cancer awareness owns pink. Because of this, just about any promotional item that is pink or has a pink imprint will fit any breast cancer awareness promotion or campaign. To help focus attention on the cause itself, find items with customization options that allow the canvas to educate women about prevention.

Self-Promotion Month

Unless you are selling promotional products, promoting self-promotion month may not resonate with your target marketing. However, it’s serves as a time to re-evaluate your marketing and self-promotion strategy. Promotional products are great self-promotion tools, but you don’t have to take our word for it. Watch the video below for some of the benefits of using promotional products for self-promotion.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8QIEKkjhi4&feature=relmfu