Welcome To Signs101.com: Largest Forum for Signmaking Professionals

Signs101.com: Largest Forum for Signmaking Professionals is the LARGEST online community & discussion forum for professional sign-makers and graphic designers.

 


  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Anybody see CBS Sunday Morning discussing business cards?

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by Pat Whatley, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. Pat Whatley

    Pat Whatley Major Contributor

    8,592
    86
    48
    Sep 29, 2003
    Wetumpka, AL
    Tags:
  2. laserman70

    laserman70 Very Active Member

    1,269
    1
    38
    Dec 25, 2007
    usa
    Great stuff there. We do alot of business cards and designs.
    Love he said flimsy card is flimsy business, it is so true.
     
  3. John Butto

    John Butto Very Active Member

    2,310
    3
    38
    Jan 9, 2007
    post it glue

    I am going to put some post it glue on mine and stick them to my forehead, great idea he had.
     
  4. SignManiac

    SignManiac Major Contributor

    8,494
    37
    48
    Mar 25, 2006
    Mars Florida
    Yep it was interesting but for most sign shops, not an easy sell to clients who balk at coroplast prices. I do agree that a good card makes a good first impression.
     
  5. john1

    john1 Guest

    Awesome!
     
  6. Pat Whatley

    Pat Whatley Major Contributor

    8,592
    86
    48
    Sep 29, 2003
    Wetumpka, AL
    C'mon Bob...you know most "real" contractors don't think twice about spending $5 per business card.
     
  7. omgsideburns

    omgsideburns Very Active Member

    2,180
    0
    36
    Apr 15, 2008
    what's wrong with the office depot $12.99 special?
     
  8. Gino

    Gino Premium Subscriber

    33,353
    2,339
    113
    Jun 7, 2006
    PA
    Not business cards, but along the same lines of what some of those people were saying......

    Had a customer call me this morning for a price on 100 - 18" x 24" yellow Cor-X signs with stakes.

    I asked him what was it going to say and how many colors ??
    • He said, don't worry about what's going on them.... I just want blanks.
    Why ??
    • We're going to use marker pens and make our own signs.
    You're not serious.... are you ??
    • Sure are. Our planning and marketing coach says we'll close more sales when people think they're dealing with a down to earth kinda person than someone getting signs made. They've done multiple research campaigns on this very approach.
    I said, I don't care where you get your signs, but that is a bunch of baloney. If you're looking for a lost puppy, trying to sell a litter of cats or sell your kid's bicycle.... you're right, but for crying out loud.... you're selling houses.... who do you think you're gonna fool in the long run ??

    Needless to say, he found blanks and stand on line for less than what I can get them for.



    Now, the competitiveness comes out and without loosing a beat... I said... Jimmie.... do you know what a font is ??
    • Yeah............
    Well, we have thousands of fonts. Many of them are to look like people's handwritten block letters or script. No one would ever know if it was genuinely hand written or printed by machine. After I gave him that idea... he comes back with.....
    • Hey, I'll give him that price because till we write out 100 signs on both sides... we're gonna be pretty tired.
    Not to mention, the legibility will start to suffer and then it will all be for naught.


    :banghead:
    I'm starting to get sick 'n tired of people, lately............​
     
  9. JR's

    JR's Very Active Member

    2,904
    105
    63
    Sep 6, 2007
    swansea Ma 02777
  10. John L

    John L Very Active Member

    1,468
    0
    36
    Apr 28, 2007
    Ironically, I havent had a business card or even a sign on my shop since 1983. I'm no Donald Trump but the phone rings.
     
  11. SignManiac

    SignManiac Major Contributor

    8,494
    37
    48
    Mar 25, 2006
    Mars Florida
    Same here John. No sign at all and I may have passed out eight biz cards over the past couple of years. I use mind control instead.
     
  12. ismoreno

    ismoreno New Member

    10
    0
    0
    Nov 3, 2010
    @Gino, its frustrating i know...

    Some people are not educated and although a business model that attempts to create relationships with consumers has had a huge impact due to economic conditions i feel that this guy was probably confused in the whole concept. Real Estate Signs with hand written marker, i don't think so. People would probably not even look twice at the sign or thing kids were selling lemonade.
     
Loading...

Share This Page

 


Loading...