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Post Fri Jan 30, 2004 2:04 pm

I don't wanna ruffle too many feathers but...

isn't it time that we, as alleged signmakers and guardians of the nation's sticky-backed plastic, stopped sticking vacuous dull ginger garbage like the following on our unsuspecting customer's vehicles etc.

For example:

1 For ALL your (whatever) needs.
2 Your One-Stop (whatever) Shop
3 Specialists in ALL types of (whatever)
4 Creative (whatever) Solutions
5 You've tried the rest, now....(Yaaaawn)
6 Um
7 That's enough for now

We'd all be better for it if we could...
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Post Fri Jan 30, 2004 2:18 pm

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If my client requests any of the 'mantra' you mention, they can have it.

We of course point out that everybody has the same,but it has little / no effect.
Thay are after all unique,........like everyone of us!!!!!!
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Post Fri Jan 30, 2004 2:56 pm

Some good ideas for slogans there :roll:
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Post Fri Jan 30, 2004 2:59 pm

Cabbage....
What a name! HAHA
How's your head?
I put it on if the customer wants it.
What I have a problem with is:

*CALL
*PHONE
*TEL. (or any abbreviation)

by the darn phone number.
To me, it is redundant. I ain't that dumb!
If I see a phone number, I know to call it! DUH!
Also more than 1 number bugs me.
Love-JILL (spin)
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Post Fri Jan 30, 2004 3:07 pm

Jill

Between us, we have the makings of a cracking van...!

My head hurts...

I thought this would look nice on of our vans

CAT SIGNS ...leave stupidity to the experts...

but I was overruled.

Cabbage
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Post Fri Jan 30, 2004 3:22 pm

Don't forget the asian builders mantra...

"You've tried the cowboys, now try the Indians!"
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Post Fri Jan 30, 2004 4:28 pm

"And I want my sign to be noticed!" ......

.....from the guy in the Kebab shop who's situated amongst a foray of illuminated boxes, flashing lights, strobes and whizzing tops, that stretch as far as the eye can see. :o :o (<( (<( *hair*

The typical Hong Kong Christmas Tree and Fairy Lights High Street :lol:

I've got to drive down my high street with 'shades' in the night :cool:

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Post Fri Feb 20, 2004 6:50 pm

Is this the worst one...??!

"Let us help you meet your deadlines" (Oh, I'm just kidding) (Sort of)
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Post Fri Feb 20, 2004 9:30 pm

My pet hate is companies that include either "Logistics" or "Solutions" as part of their business names. :P

A few years ago the craze was to have "Millenium" as part of the business name - I bet they feel a bit stupid now though :-?

I must check companies house records and see if there is a company called Millenium logistic solutions Ltd. (Bet there is :wink: )
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Post Fri Feb 20, 2004 9:38 pm

Just checked - there's a company called "logistic solutions ltd" :lol: . And hundreds of companies (most of which dissolved :wink: beggining with the name "Millenium" :lol: :lol:
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Post Fri Feb 20, 2004 10:21 pm

Even worse if they only spelt it with one 'n'
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Post Sat Feb 21, 2004 12:34 pm

There's loads of "Millenium" companies spelt with one "N" :lol:

When I tried looking for Millennium Logistic Solutions (Using the proper spelling) I found "Millennium Logistics" and "Millennium Solutions" but the elusive "Millenium Logistic Solutions" doesn't exist (yet)..Maybe I should register it for myself given that I'm so obsessed by it all :-? :oops:
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Post Mon Feb 23, 2004 12:46 pm

Best to register that name quick. Beat the rush in 2999.


You could have "Your One-Stop Millenium Logistic Solutions Shop for All your Millenium Logistic Solutions-age needs. Specialists in ALL types of Millenium Logistic Solutions" all over your company vehicle........Great....
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Post Mon Feb 23, 2004 1:31 pm

Millennium Logistic Solutions.
Experts in logistic solutions for the Millennium.
No job too big - no job too small!
Telephone: 01234 56789
Fax: 01234 56789
Mobile: 071234 56789
Email: info@millenniumlogisticsolutions.co.uk
Website: http://www.millenniumlogisticsolutions.co.uk
Contact us now!!!
"Simply The Best!"
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Post Mon Feb 23, 2004 3:42 pm

Jill,

I put your "Tel" argument to one of my customers this morning and asked him if the thought his clients were so dumb that they wouldn't realise that it was a telephone number.

His one word answer was "YES"

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Post Thu Feb 26, 2004 12:58 pm

I don't know about you but my life is too short to have people phone me who don't know their local telephone code.

If you live in Gloucester, if you don't know the code is 01452, and can't recognise a group of numbers beginning with 01 and looking something like this 01452 789789, then don't call us, we'll call you. And don't vote or drive a car but check yourself in to the nearest home for the bewildered.

Top Tip: If you feel tired while driving, DO NOT stop, put on your pyjamas and slippers, grab a pillow, a teddy bear, and a mug of horlicks, tune in Lullaby 101.5 FM (or similar) and then continue driving...

Hmmmmmmmm
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Post Thu Feb 26, 2004 1:16 pm

Hi johnchilds!
Any chance your client was from Butler?
HOME OF SUMMER TEETH
(some are missing, some are brown, etc. etc.)
You know, two years ago the area code thing bit me in the butt.
Not only am I opposed to "Call" "Phone", & "Tel.",
but I also used to talk folks out of adding the area code.
(I thought "Any idiot knows if ya see 625 it's Mars")
Then the blasted phone company made a new rule
that you HAVE to dial the entire area code & number with every call.
This is because of the fools driving with a cell phone in one hand
and the steering wheel (or super-sized Mickey D's fries) in the other.
I did make a bit of $$ adding the area codes to old signs tho...
Love- JILL (:) :roll:
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Post Thu Feb 26, 2004 2:41 pm

Hi Jill (cool picture is it you?)
What do you think about the redundant "www" at the start of (almost) every web address.
I reckon we should make signs in short hand - it would save on vinyl costs AND weeding time.

What about "01745 812448 SIGNS" for a company name - learn the company name and you've already got the phone number stored.

Col

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