Usually, come October, most of the yards in your neighborhood are going to have at least one lawn sign. Maybe it’s for the top spot in the government, maybe it’s for a senator or representative, maybe it’s for some local officials the homeowners think have their heads screwed on straight.
Sometimes, however, people just want to put up some signs. Dan Payton has the right idea here – make a sign for yourself, even if you don’t want to have a spot as a lawmaker. Maybe you’ll get a chuckle. Heck, you might even get a few votes. For something.
A Sign of Passion
With so many people turning their front lawns into advertising grounds for presidential candidates, it is so refreshing to see at least one house uses theirs to advertise something completely different. You know, not all signs were created to ward or tell off, some were created purely out of love, passion, and the need to spread the truth.
This one here is a prime example of the latter one. Simply put, these people wholeheartedly believe that 2007's "Michael Clayton" is vastly underrated, as they put it. With so much devotion to the cause, how can we not want to join?
Getting Topical and Physical
We've heard it said that one must strike the iron while it's hot, as nothing draws customers in more than a relevant reference. In this case, we presume the sign was put up right after a certain Oscar incident that will be remembered forever. That is quite the hot iron to strike if you ask us.
What can you do? If you're offering smack-down prices, you gotta let the public know you're offering smack-down prices. Only Will himself can be aggressively enthusiastic enough to deliver the news! We also kind of wonder what dear Mr. Smith would have to say about the sign if he ever found out.
Dark, but Memorable
There are lots of signs out there. There are studies about the amount of advertising we get on a daily basis, and it's something like four thousand to ten thousand each day – and that might just be online! For a display to truly stand out, it has to grab the viewer's attention.
Publicly saying that your gramps has just passed and you're getting rid of all his stuff is certainly one way to do it. We can't say for certain if it's the best way, but it's certainly a way. It's not the worst tactic for spreading word of mouth. Remember, all press is good press.
What Exactly Are You Selling?
Fabio – that's Fabio, isn't it? Yeah, we're pretty sure that's Fabio. Fabio is definitely the kind of guy that draws the eye, especially when he's shucked his shirt and is carrying a couple of fistfuls of a chain. No doubt this caught plenty of eyes while people were driving through the neighborhood, and that's the entire point.
Fabio was an icon on book covers, movies, and magazines for so long because of his impressive physique, so why not utilize him to get shoppers at your place, too? There might be a legal question or two, but most people don't care if a yard sale uses a trademarked image.