FastSigns Downtown Cleveland wasted no time making an impression at the city’s new convention center. Bernie and Kay Doyle’s company made signage for the first-ever WKYC Health and Wellness Expo, the second event held at the new facility. In addition to recommending the correct sizes for signage to best use the large space, FastSigns made its debut in the world of dynamic digital signage. The company programmed 7-foot-tall digital kiosks that boasted the WKYC logo, the proposed event logo, and a series of slides with logos of the event’s prospective sponsors. Even before the event started, the WKYC team started pitching sponsors with a presentation in its boardroom. FastSigns loaned the station all of the sample signage from the event, including the digital kiosk, for a week. The prospective sponsors were “blown away” to see their logos scrolling on the digital kiosk,” Kay Doyle says. “The signage was a big help in signing sponsors.” On the more traditional front, FastSigns installed signage at the University Hospitals Case Medical Center Campus, which had been named one of the top hospitals by U.S. News. “While there was no proposed budget for the project, our customer knew that they wanted to go way beyond the usual,” Kay Doyle says. “The specific results were a unified, reassuring message of ‘best’ delivered across the campus.” The installations occurred on one Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. “Our clients were delighted with the smoothness of installation (for them), the attention-getting graphics, and the multiple facets of the solution,” Kay Doyle says. “Most will hang for the better part of a year.”
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