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  • Paul Hughes

    Member
    July 18, 2020 at 12:53 pm

    I have customer enquiring about ideas for staking sponsors signs around the boundary of a local cricket pitch. Might even consider temporary/movable/collapsible frames or similar. Any ideas/suggestion would be gratefully received and given careful consideration.

  • Robert Lambie

    Administrator
    July 19, 2020 at 12:26 am

    There are lots of great outdoor advertising options paul, but the problem your customer is always going to have is the price. especially this type of signage.

    I have friends that buy this kind of sign from us and to be honest, if there were not friends at several different clubs, raising money for good causes. I doubt I would be providing them because the “price” they want to pay is ridiculous.

    Anyway, the sort of standard sizes are “approximately” 10ft x 700mm deep and 20ft x 700mm deep for trackside adverts. any smaller and they just would not be able to be read from across a park. These are not my sizes but those that appear to be standard for trackside adverts.

    Correx at 8mm – 10mm appears to be often used also.
    now take those sizes and the lightweight material and your problem are going to be fixing them to something temporary without the wind being able to lift them.

    if you do not have some form of a parameter fence then the trouble starts because the next cost is securing the sign.

    A simple cost-effective way is to build a frame to hold them is using something like 2×2 wooden batons as framing. screw them together in a Toblerone type shape and secure the sheets to the face and rear if required.

    You will, of course, have to move them as and when required, so you now have to have an area for storage.

    This is just one of many ways. as I said, there are loads of cool options to advertise outdoors but it comes down to price and clubs like this just do not have the budget required because they cannot demand high prices for the exposure they do not get unless televised or whatever.

  • Jean Oakley

    Member
    July 22, 2020 at 1:31 pm

    Hi Paul, I do a local cricket club near me and i would say I always insist they use aluminium composite panels. cricket balls are hard and move fast when hit. Ive seen customers try and use other media but within the first season they are broken and have holes in them. The club near me got inventive and as they have a long tall hedge along one of the boundaries the ball would disappear frequently. They bought a load of railway sleepers and fitted batons 3 to a sleeper. Then screwed the signs to the batons. Mine are 3050 x 750 in size. Being on the sleepers also means they can tip them forward when cutting the hedge.

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