The cheapest and most ridiculous way to get people’s attention

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I like to input text into sign generators. Then post these on Facebook to get the attention of friends and clients.  Put your message on a church sign, “For Dummies” book cover, stadium megatron, supermarket register, pawn shop, post-it note, or even construction signal.


Be memorable. Be humorous. Especially if you’re too cheap to buy a real card or thoughtful gift for that friend or associate who has everything.


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Mashable even created a list of their favorite sign generators.


And feast your eyes on a few hundred sign generators here, the motherlode of them. Don’t blame me when you blow a few hours playing with these.

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My favorite is perhaps the church sign generators here.


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There are a lot of choices.  Just fill in some text. Even the logos are customizable.


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If you’re a pizza restaurant, let fans customize a message on your pizza box.


If you’re in sales, amplify your message in a Facebook post that is workplace targeted to your custom audience. Snipe one person’s newsfeed.


Think of the killer marketing angles.


If you’re really enterprising, you can download the open source code and make your own generator on whatever image you like.  Or pay a freelancer on or elance.comperhaps $200 to tweak one for you.


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Give it a whirl and post your favorites here!


Dennis Yu

About the Author

Dennis Yu

Dennis Yu is the Chief Executive Officer of BlitzMetrics, a digital marketing company that partners with schools to train young adults. Dennis’s program centers around mentorship, helping students grow their expertise to manage social campaigns for enterprise clients like the Golden State Warriors, Nike, and Rosetta Stone.

He’s an internationally recognized lecturer in Facebook Marketing and has spoken in 17 countries, spanning 5 continents, including keynotes at L2E, Gultaggen, and Marketo Summit. Dennis has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, LA Times, National Public Radio, TechCrunch, CNN, Fox News, and CBS Evening News.

He’s a regular contributor for Adweek’s SocialTimes column and has published in Social Media Examiner, Social Media Club, Tweak Your Biz, B2C, Social Fresh, and Heyo. He held leadership positions at Yahoo! and American Airlines and studied Finance and Economics at Southern Methodist University as well as the London School of Economics. He ran collegiate cross-country at SMU and has competed in over 20 marathons including a 70-mile ultramarathon.

Besides being a Facebook data and ad geek, you can find him eating chicken wings or playing Ultimate Frisbee in a city near you.

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