Calgary South Blog http:// Blog en-us 5/17/2022 1:25:26 PM Is Your Lobby Wall Naked? In this month's blog, I write about the different kinds of signage you can use to make an impact when your clients enter your lobby. This is the opportunity to send a welcome message and make a warm impression. Don't let your lobby walls stand empty! Have a read! Calgary South Sun, 10 Apr 2022 12:00:00 EST Meet Tiff & Genn, the Purveyors of Cool: April E Newsletter Here's this month's e-newsletter where we introduce you to Genn and Tiff the "Purveyors of Cool" and we celebrate the expansion of Black Canadian Businesses In Action (BCB In Action) to their new location in Calgary. Calgary South Fri, 01 Apr 2022 12:00:00 EST Building Your Perfect Tradeshow Booth In this blog I share with you the 4 simple things you need to think about to build your perfect tradeshow booth. Calgary South Sat, 12 Mar 2022 12:00:00 EST You Light Up My Life: March E Newsletter Introducing you to more of the characters from the 'Image360 Calgary South' community -- this month, we'd like you to meet the team from Watts Lights. Also, we share a couple of our recent vehicle graphic projects with you so you can see what works well! Calgary South Wed, 02 Mar 2022 12:00:00 EST February Is Frost Month: February E-Newsletter In our February e-newsletter, we introduce you to another member of our Image360 Calgary South community, property manager Irwin Rajesky, and we celebrate the month of frost…. Window frost, that is! Calgary South Tue, 01 Feb 2022 12:00:00 EST Understand Safety Signs Hi! Here's my January Blog. This month, I've written just a little about safety signage. My goal here is to encourage you to intentionally think about the safety signage in your place of work. Next time you want a little exercise, go do a little walkabout and have a look at the safety signage you do have. Calgary South Wed, 26 Jan 2022 12:00:00 EST White Paper: A Guide to Light Pole Banners Light Pole Banners, a.k.a. street pole banners, are used frequently along streets and avenues in municipal areas, on university campuses, tourist areas, sports venues, malls, parks, and downtown areas. Learn more by downloading our Whitepaper Calgary South Thu, 20 Jan 2022 12:00:00 EST A Sweet Story: January E-newsletter In this e-newsletter, we tell the story of Ten Degrees Chocolate. We refer you to our blog where we wrote about parking lot signs and how they help our friends at Independent Glass. And finally, we encourage you to visit and subscribe to our YouTube channel. Calgary South Sat, 08 Jan 2022 12:00:00 EST Sign Of A Recovering Economy: Parking Lot Signs In this blog, I write about parking lot signs — why we want them, the value the bring, and what they are made of. Calgary South Wed, 15 Dec 2021 12:00:00 EST December E-Newsletter: A Special Holiday Message from Image360 Calgary South Happy Holidays and Merry Xmas! In our newsletter, we share a little story about two of our favourite characters, The Prince of Tales and Crazy Diamond Johnnie! We talk about the power of promotional products, our new Youtube channel and introduce you to our client, Liquids Matter. Have a read! Calgary South Thu, 02 Dec 2021 12:00:00 EST Promotional Products Are A Smart Marketing Investment We've recently expanded our product & service offering as a result of feedback from some of our clients. We can now supply promotional products and branded apparel. Have a read of our blog this month to learn more about why this is such a great marketing investment for any business. Calgary South Sun, 07 Nov 2021 12:00:00 EST November E-newsletter: Time for Promotional Products! In this month's e-newsletter we talk about the change in seasons and how that impacts our ability to install exterior window graphics. We share some info about our new promotional product offering and celebrate the opening of Dr. Devon Lyons new Elevate Chiro location in SE Calgary. Calgary South Tue, 02 Nov 2021 12:00:00 EST Window graphics If you have a physical space for your business, your windows are one of your strongest marketing assets. In our blog this month, I’ll tell you why your windows are a marketing super power, what to put on them and how it’s done. Calgary South Sun, 17 Oct 2021 12:00:00 EST Our October Enewsletter Here’s a link to our October newsletter. This month we are looking forward to municipal elections, showing off our new router and talking about labels. Our client focus is on Ape Canada. Check it out! Calgary South Fri, 01 Oct 2021 12:00:00 EST All I Have To Say About Labels This month I've chosen to write a little bit about the labels we have produced for some of our clients. These colourful little specimens serve many purposes and as it turns out, there's lots to write about. Have a read! Calgary South Sun, 19 Sep 2021 12:00:00 EST Vehicle Graphics: Lessons Learned In this month's blog, I share with you some of the lessons we learned through our experiences in August installing graphics on the fleet vehicles of our valued clients. Calgary South Tue, 17 Aug 2021 12:00:00 EST The Joy of Meeting Face to Face In this blog I share some thoughts about how meeting in person is a real boost and how I look forward to more face to face engagement with our community! Calgary South Mon, 19 Jul 2021 12:00:00 EST Inspired by Central Memorial High School In this month's blog, I write about our experience creating custom yard signs and banners for the families and friends of the 2021 graduating class from Central Memorial High School in Calgary, Alberta. Calgary South Mon, 21 Jun 2021 12:00:00 EST Measure Twice, Cut Once This month, in my blog, I remember my father and write about the value of a 'measure twice, cut once' philosophy. Calgary South Sun, 23 May 2021 12:00:00 EST It can be done! Successful small business launches during COVID At one point last spring, Dan and Emma were selling and fabricating signage, all while building out their new business space and completing training virtually all at once. It was a perfect storm of stressors that might have left even a seasoned business owner looking for help. But Image360 Calgary South opened their doors in July, and has been thriving ever since. Calgary South Fri, 30 Apr 2021 12:00:00 EST It can be done! Successful small business launches during COVID Having the Calgary South team in the area to provide guidance and camaraderie has also been a boon for Vladimir and Tanzilia, and the centers have shared experiences and advice with each other to build on their respective successes. Calgary South Fri, 30 Apr 2021 12:00:00 EST Someone 'borrowed' our funny little sign! This blog is some ramblings describing our life running Image360 Calgary South. This month I philosophize over the positive aspects of having your sign stolen! Calgary South Sun, 18 Apr 2021 12:00:00 EST The Power Of A Magnet Whether it’s for your vehicle or for your fridge, magnets are one way to get your message out in the world. Magnets are a wonderful little freebie that can be a great help in promoting your brand. They make a great promotional item that people can use. Calgary South Sun, 21 Mar 2021 12:00:00 EST Wall Graphics: Things you didn't know you didn't know In this month's blog I share a little about one of our projects -- the client's visual communication goals and the different sign and graphic solutions we created with specific focus on some ultra cool wall murals. We used a few different design techniques to generate interest and tell the story of the client's brand throughout their office space. Have a read to learn more! Calgary South Sun, 21 Feb 2021 12:00:00 EST Vehicle Graphics ... Hard to Say No In January we worked with our client to decal their fleet of vehicles. In my blog this month, I write about that experience and the compelling case for you to decal your vehicle. Calgary South Fri, 29 Jan 2021 12:00:00 EST My Favourite Window Treatment: Privacy Window Film All about privacy window film and how cool it is in residential and commercial settings. Calgary South Tue, 22 Dec 2020 12:00:00 EST Spelling Counts with Visual Communications When you work fast, mistakes will happen. Relax, that's what makes you human. And it's good practice to ask someone to check your work. Calgary South Sat, 21 Nov 2020 12:00:00 EST It’s Time to Audit Your Company’s Signage As your city, county and state enter another phase of safe reopening, have you taken a hard look at the messages you’re sending customers and visitors? Calgary South Fri, 11 Sep 2020 12:00:00 EST How Effective are Your Signs? A good sign will help you grow your business and a bad sign can hurt you. I read a piece of research the other day that had shared very compelling data on effective sign design. The research was conducted back in 2012, so arguably a little dated, but I believe the conclusions are still valid today. Calgary South Fri, 21 Aug 2020 12:00:00 EST 10 Spaces Every School Should Update With Signs Before Reopening Create a safe environment at every school and University with updated signage for students, facility and education workers. Calgary South Tue, 23 Jun 2020 12:00:00 EST Alliance Franchise Brands Signs Agreements to Bring Two New Image360 Businesses to Calgary Image360 Calgary South was recently featured in an article on! Calgary South Thu, 18 Jun 2020 12:00:00 EST Rebranding Your Venue For a One-Time Event So, you’ve secured a facility or grounds to host a special event for your company or organization. Perhaps it’s a charity fundraiser or new product launch. Before we consider the best way to rebrand the location for such an occasion, begin by considering the special event’s brand itself. Calgary South Mon, 18 Nov 2019 12:00:00 EST Infographic: Signage Visibility Guide The point of creating, producing and posting most outdoor signage is to catch the eye and communicate a message to motorists and pedestrians. Improving the visibility of your signs will be key to reaching your goals, and these suggestions will help you to do so. Calgary South Tue, 15 Oct 2019 12:00:00 EST Infographic: 8 Ways to Improve Corporate Environment It doesn’t always cost a lot to upgrade a corporate space, but it usually pays to enhance your office décor, branding, morale and wayfinding with the creative application of signage and graphics. Consider any one or two, several or even all of these opportunities. Calgary South Tue, 10 Sep 2019 12:00:00 EST Infographic: The Fast Track to Wayfinding Success Guests appreciate good wayfinding, and so will you. It results in more on-time appointments and fewer interruptions to your staff by visitors seeking directions. Check out these best practices... Calgary South Mon, 05 Aug 2019 12:00:00 EST 10 Reasons Why Vehicle Wrap Advertising Is Great for Your Business There's no better way to show your brand is going places than when your brand is actually going places! Vehicle wrap advertising is a great and cost-effective way to get your brand out there. Learn more with these 10 great reasons why you should give it a try! Calgary South Wed, 10 Jul 2019 12:00:00 EST Infographic: The Ins and Outs of a Rebranding Project So, you've renamed your organization or refreshed its identity and are ready to apply its new logo, colors, typeface and overall "look" to your facility. To make the most of the opportunity, check out our infographic below on rebranding your location. Calgary South Tue, 09 Jul 2019 12:00:00 EST Extra Credit! 5 Great Ways To Recognize Students With Signs As an educator, how can you spur your students on to greater achievement in the classroom, through extracurricular activities and within the community? Recognition is key. Everyone likes to be acknowledged for their good work, and students of every age are no exception. The good news? With a little imagination — and not a lot of budget — you can recognize your achievers with signage. Calgary South Thu, 27 Jun 2019 12:00:00 EST How Often Do You Need To Replace Your Business Signs? There are many reasons that a business sign might need to be replaced - damage, age, changing branding or design trends. With a little help from Image360, you won't need to worry about replacing them any more often than is necessary. We'll help you get maximum life out of your signage. Calgary South Wed, 19 Jun 2019 12:00:00 EST Back-To-School Retail Opportunities When thinking of popular shopping seasons, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, or Mother’s Day may immediately spring to mind. But don’t overlook the lucrative opportunity that the back-to-school season brings. Calgary South Mon, 17 Jun 2019 12:00:00 EST Now's The Right Time To Think About The New School Year Even though one school year is just wrapping up, it's never too early to look at signage and graphics solutions to help you take advantage of the second-biggest shopping season of the year or prepare your facilities to welcome back students and staff in the fall. Calgary South Wed, 12 Jun 2019 12:00:00 EST Vehicle Lettering, Partial Wraps Or Full Wraps: Which Way To Go? Honk if you like vehicle graphics! There’s a lot of good things to be said about adding advertising on your car, truck, trailer or even your bus, boat, motorcycle and aircraft! Learn about the differences between vehicle lettering, partial, or full wraps. Calgary South Mon, 13 May 2019 12:00:00 EST Infographic: Vehicle Graphics -- What's The Best Way To Go? Not sure what the right graphic solution is for your vehicle or fleet? This infographic from the experts at Image360 provides you with an overview of the different lettering, decal and wrap solutions available to you. Calgary South Thu, 09 May 2019 12:00:00 EST Top 5 Vehicle Graphic Ideas Perhaps because they stand out so prominently compared to plain, one-color cars, trucks, vans and trailers, people take notice of vehicle graphics. More importantly, they like them, too! Calgary South Mon, 06 May 2019 12:00:00 EST 5 Reasons Why Regular Sign Reviews Are Critical Business owners across the United States invest in big, bright and bold retail signs for one reason: They work! Here are five reasons you should schedule regular reviews of indoor, outdoor and even temporary or event-based signage. Calgary South Mon, 22 Apr 2019 12:00:00 EST Updating Your Signs: Repair, Retrofit or Replace? Attractive, quality signage is key to any business. It often has to catch the eye of motorists and pedestrians alike. Of course, it must also communicate quality. A sign that’s outdated or in disrepair says to prospects and customers that quality is not a key concern of management, which could discourage visitors and even diminish sales. Calgary South Mon, 15 Apr 2019 12:00:00 EST How to Conduct a Sign and Graphics Audit of Your Building Your visual identity is the face of your business and what gives customers and clients their first impression. If you’re not maintaining your investment and you’re letting that identity look tired, it can easily convey an unwanted message. Calgary South Fri, 12 Apr 2019 12:00:00 EST How to Audit Your Company’s Signage To gain maximum value from your outdoor and indoor signs, it’s an excellent idea to audit them regularly. Most sources recommend a review at least once a year or even more frequently if you’re a retailer. It’s likely you change your messages often and are heavily reliant on signage to not only identify your location but also promote your goods or services seasonally or during the holidays. Calgary South Mon, 08 Apr 2019 12:00:00 EST Clearly A Winner: 5 Useful Applications For Window Films! Popular solutions for offices and other facilities, window films are constructed of a thin, strong sheet of polyester laminate that’s treated in a number of ways to improve the look or performance of existing windows and doors. Calgary South Tue, 19 Mar 2019 12:00:00 EST Answered: 8 Commonly Asked Questions about Privacy Window Films Privacy window films — which are often called etched window films and frosted window films — are thin sheets of vinyl with graphics. They transform plain glass to capture the look of cut or textured glass but at a fraction of the price and without any sacrifice in appearance. Calgary South Mon, 11 Mar 2019 12:00:00 EST Does Your Worksite Need a Warning Sign Update? Here are six good reasons to review and renew your safety signage. Image360 can help you with updating your worksite safety signage - contact us today! Calgary South Fri, 08 Mar 2019 12:00:00 EST Two Ways You’ll Benefit With Frosted Window Films For Offices With glass surfaces on interior doors, executive offices, conference rooms, cubicle dividers and stairwell railings, there are no shortages of places to apply frosted window films in many workplaces. Calgary South Mon, 04 Mar 2019 12:00:00 EST 7 Tips: How to Make the Most of Your Trade Show Display Opportunity | Image360 Blog You’re headed to a trade show, excited to show off your new product, but do you have what it takes to get noticed? Have you prepared enough to take advantage of this opportunity? Trade shows give you the possibility of new clients, new partners, new customers and new suppliers. Calgary South Mon, 25 Feb 2019 12:00:00 EST 6 Tips for an Effective Trade Show Banner | Image360 A trade show is one of the best places to promote your business and interact with consumers. Having the right marketing materials, such as trade show signs and banners from Image360®, can make a difference between being seen out on the floor and being passed by. Calgary South Mon, 18 Feb 2019 12:00:00 EST Exhibit Your Smarts! Tips For Eye-Catching Trade Show Displays Exhibiting at an upcoming trade show or event? Download our latest whitepaper for insightful tips that can help to drive more traffic to your display. Calgary South Fri, 15 Feb 2019 12:00:00 EST How to Stand Out Like A Pro At Your Next Trade Show | Image360 Blog At trade shows, you’ll also have an opportunity to distribute information by way of flyers, brochures or flash drives directly to interested parties, collect promising sales leads or, better yet, make a sale right on the spot! Calgary South Mon, 04 Feb 2019 12:00:00 EST 5 Ways To Make the Most of Wall Graphics for Your Business | Image360 A wall can be much more than just a blank space; for many, it's an empty canvas waiting to be filled with a creative vision. A blank wall presents an opportunity to connect with customers, inspire employees, promote your goods and services, or beautify your building through custom vinyl wall graphics. To allow a wall to remain blank is oftentimes a waste of valuable promotional, informational or decorative “real estate.” Calgary South Mon, 21 Jan 2019 12:00:00 EST Advertise, Inform, and Point the Way with Vinyl Floor Graphics | Image360 What's beneath your feet right now? Carpet, wood, concrete or tile? All valid responses, but there’s more than just flooring: an opportunity to connect with your customers which you may not be utilizing to its full advantage! Calgary South Mon, 14 Jan 2019 12:00:00 EST Discover 4 Great Ways To Go With Graphics While graphics for your windows and walls are tried-and-true, the newest solutions for ceilings and floors from Image360 can be an excellent complement to them. Logos, designs and messages that are displayed where people least expect them often gain the most notice! Calgary South Wed, 09 Jan 2019 12:00:00 EST Businesses Can Add a Touch of Class With Frosted Glass It’s not just that it looks great, frosted glass can be used to promote your brands, provide privacy and attract visitor attention. Calgary South Mon, 07 Jan 2019 12:00:00 EST