By Alison Kent The businesses you see succeeding are jumping at opportunities and keeping ahead of the competition. How do they do this? Staying up-to-date on trends, technology, market news and, most important, interacting with those who can help you. They also keep their teams educated — continuously drawing upon the experience of subject matter […]

ISA International Sign Expo 2017 is in the books — the record books. The sign, graphics and visual communications’ industry’s leading event, which closed today in Las Vegas, broke attendance records. In all, more than 20,500 saw the latest products across the breadth of the industry. In addition to overall attendance, ISA International Sign Expo […]

Bob Daniels, director of field services for Philadelphia Sign Company, has been around the industry for 34 years. So when he says that he knows “everyone,” he is not that far off. But when he attended the ISA Networking Reception for National and Custom Sign Companies one year, he asked his company leadership, “How come […]

By Iain Mackenzie Throughout 200,000 square foot of trade show space at ISA International Sign Expo 2017, innovative products are used for the show itself. These range from floor graphics to bar tables; from entrance units to charging stations; from kiosks to ADA-compliant maps among many others. In-kind sponsors are vital for creating a dynamic […]

By David Hickey, VP of Advocacy, International Sign Association While the sign, graphics and visual communications industry professionals look forward to April 19 – 22 for ISA International Sign Expo 2017, there is another date that should be circled on the calendar: November 10, 2017. That’s when Occupational Safety & Health Administration’s (OSHA) crane safety […]

Jessica Brearley, sales and marketing manager at NW Custom Signs & Graphics, says growth for the company has come by following opportunities. ISA International Sign Expo has been instrumental in helping the company determine next steps, thanks to its networking, trade show and education. “I can connect with people in the same industry and learn […]

Nick Wilson grew up in the sign, graphics and visual communications industry. “It’s kind of all I’ve really known,” he says. His father, uncle and grandfather ran a company that focused on screen printing. His father ventured off into digital printing and launched Oxford Graphics. Wilson worked there in the summers, but was focused on […]

Innovation as a Mindset

March 28, 2017

Google the definition of innovation and this is what pops up: in·no·va·tion inəˈvāSH(ə)n/ noun 1. the action or process of innovating. Synonyms: change, alteration, revolution, upheaval, transformation, metamorphosis, breakthrough; More ● a new method, idea, product, etc. I bet if you were a proverbial fly on the wall in most company team meetings today, it […]