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About Pole Signs

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To place a Pole Sign, a sleeve is pre-installed at a specific agreed upon location. The pole sign is installed late Friday or early Saturday morning by slipping the pole into the previously installed sleeve and locking it in place. Sign removal is at the end of the day on Sunday.

Location specifications vary with local ordinances and enforcement. In some areas pole signs may be placed with land owner approval and the client will pay a ground lease. In other locations including public right-of-way areas, signs may be placed with a clear understanding of the potential fees, fines and enforcement exposure.

A Pole sign is the property of MSI (MSI owned).  The client purchases the fabrication of a custom sign face and pays a fee to install the sign on a weekly basis.

A Pole Sign can be run independently or in conjunction with other weekend services.

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Choose the Right Products

Advantages Example of good Uses
Higher Visibility: The height of the signs makes them very visible and easy for drivers to see. Drive Traffic: Attract attention and direct traffic to the location.
Larger, Stronger Format: The sturdy design of Pole Signs allows for larger sizes than many other types of signs. The solid construction also withstands a wide variety of conditions. Secure The pole being locked to the sleeve allows usage in sites where theft or vandalism may be an issue.
Directional: Guides and directs to a specific location, often used to indicate turns. Good Site Lines: Excellent for residential and rural routes with good site lines.
Eye-Catching & Easy to Read: Well-designed signs catch passersby's attention and are easy to read with a simple, clear message. Prequalify the Project: The inclusion of pricing and/or features helps prequalify the project for potential buyers.
Riders and Snipes: Messages are easily added or changed with the use of "riders" and "snipes." Integrated Marketing Strategy: Integrate Pole Signs with other weekend directional products as traffic enhancements in the overall marketing strategy.
Variable: The formats can vary and include die-cut, oversize, regular size, custom design and specific colors. Branding: Solidify brand and augment other branding efforts.
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Risks and Opportunities

Every product has its best uses as well as disadvantages. Our clients should be aware of potential downsides of the products and how MSI addresses those when applicable.

Potential Issues & Disadvantages   The MSI Approach
Fees and Fines: Pole Signs are illegal in many municipalities and are subject to fees and fines. arrow The MSI Approach: Educate the client of the risks and associated fines. Clients are responsible for all fines incurred.
Vandalism: Signs can be damaged, destroyed, knocked down or removed. arrow The MSI Approach: MSI attempts to place signs in the best possible locations and removes them at the end of the weekend.
Ground Leases: In some cases, MSI is able to obtain a ground lease for the pole sign and , in others, is not able to which makes the sign subject to enforcement or removal. arrow The MSI Approach: MSI carefully plans the routes and placements are made to maximize exposure. When a sign is removed, another alternative product or location is offered.
Heavy and Large: The pole signs need to be transported by someone with a vehicle large enough and a person capable of installing it. arrow The MSI Approach: Use weekend placers with appropriate vehicles and have the ability to lift and carry.
Weekend Issues: Issues can arise during the weekend when many offices are closed. arrow The MSI Approach: The supervisor of the area checks in with the client every weekend in person or via phone. In addition, MSI operates weekend hotline phone number and email to address clients' questions and issues.