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Showcase Your Brand on Your Terms
Digital signage provides the ability to showcase your brand on your terms. You are in complete control of the content without the limitations that go along with traditional marketing materials such as posters, flyers, pamphlets, etc. It goes without saying that these outdated marketing platforms don’t support moving text, video, flash, html, or RSS, and they certainly don’t connect to the internet. Digital signage removes these limitations and puts tools in your hands to increase brand awareness and positive perception.
Digital signage is powerful, but placement is key to its effectiveness. The placement of your digital sign will be determined by a number of factors including traffic, and the number of digital signs you plan on employing. The following are a few basic guidelines to proper sign placement.
Consider the foot traffic in your store and place menu boards where they’re most likely to do the most good. One example of good traffic placement comes from the retail giant, Walmart. Recently, Walmart has launched a campaign to utilize digital signage at aisle caps. Their platform is extremely simple: One medium sized screen placed in the center of product playing a personal video ad about the surrounding product.
Relaying information to customers has been a battle since business was born. Companies have spent countless dollars in an attempt to capture consumer’s attention and communicate their message. Traditional marketing has required companies to print newspaper ads, mail ads, flyers, posters, and billboards, all of which have a significant impact on the environment. In the old days, consumers tended to be either unaware or uncaring, but in the last 15-20 years, an environmentally conscious movement has been making its way to the masses. Consumers are becoming increasingly aware of the impact they have on the environment, and many are electing to support companies who show environmental responsibility.
Many businesses are sitting on the fence about digital signage. Some don’t seem to see the point, while others claim it’s too expensive. The one thing that remains clear is that digital signage is not going away, and there are countless reasons why. Before your dismiss digital signage, consider the potential return on your investment
Say goodbye to printing fees.
First, consider the limitations of traditional media. Printing signage takes time, and if supply or prices change, costly reprinting fees are often impossible to avoid. Flyers are costly, and it’s almost impossible to track how well they perform. These problems limit most small business owners in the ways they communicate with their customers. Digital menu boards, on the other hand, are sleek and agile. They lend necessary marketing tools to small business: The backbone of our economy.
Digital menu boards represent a leap forward in the level of technology available to restaurants and retail stores. Depending on the service, they can be remarkably simple to change on the fly, and can help your business stand out among the competition. However, if you’re not careful, this power and flexibility can lead to potential confusion for your customers.
Just because you can change your prices, menu items, and specials, doesn’t mean you should make a habit of doing so. Changing things too often can conflict with your customer’s expectations and lead to frustration. Consumers in general expect consistency in the businesses they frequent. Among other things, they expect clean facilities, stable prices, and a relatively consistent menu that they can easily navigate.