Sunday, December 27, 2009

Banners VS LED Sign

Several weeks ago I put up a topic called Nix Event Banners.  There was some discussion about the pros and cons of LED signs replacing the event banners that our strung across Church St.   This morning I received the comment below and thought the poster brought up some good points.


Anonymous said...

If you tally up the constant maintenance cost of re-doing the banners every year to add and subtract sponsors and the replacement cost when banners are worn out you can justify part of the cost of the sign. It would also be way more efficient to update considering sometimes sponsors don't get on board until the last minute making it necessary to do last minute adjustments. If the electronic board were availble it would be a simple matter of updating it rather than running a banner back to the banner maker for adjustments.
The current location of the banner does not attract Route 12 traffic at all since it is to far away to be seen. It is also too hard to view while driving into town as traffic moves to fast to read it. I have had tourists comment to me that the banners are pointless because the print is so small they can't read it as they drive through. One even told me he parks at the old Kinney's location to get out of his car and read it.
I also think they look pretty sloppy up in the current location when they get twisted by the wind or torn by the wind.
December 27, 2009 10:31 AM

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

An LED sign on top of the arch

Anonymous said...

I'd personally like to see the arch updated and perhaps the LED could be made a part of it then.

J.C. said...

The arch is seen when "driving" towards the downtown area. Church street is already congested with delivery trucks, buses, and cars. The LED sign would not be effective if placed on the arch. Ideally the LED sign would promote future events and would not be easily [or safely] read while driving down Church St. A new LED sign should be placed in a location that has the most "Foot Traffic".

DoTsTeR said...

Aside from where the led sign or signs go I just want to let people know that most of those led sign units can be wired up to the internet via a network jack.. (and the village gets free wifi from ridgeviewtel) therefore someone can easily remotely update the signs.. (from home or wherever) you could even have more than one led sign and easily send the same animation/text information to all of them.. which is pretty handy because it would be a pain to ahve to physically go to them and connect a laptop just to change what they say..

Anonymous said...

Put it where the yellow hut is on the corner near the giant checker board. This way it is near the docks and at the busiest corner of the strip. Doesn't need to be big and expensive either (no different than the ones in front of most schools these days). Get local businesses to buy yearly signage on it to help pay for it too.

Anonymous said...

the village does not own that property with the yellow hut

Anonymous said...

I am sure Jim Donagan who owns that corner would rent some of his corner to the village for a price!