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
Dennis Yu
Dennis Yu is co-author of the #1 best-selling book on Amazon in social media, The Definitive Guide to TikTok Ads.  He has spent a billion dollars on Facebook ads across his agencies and agencies he advises. Mr. Yu is the "million jobs" guy-- on a mission to create one million jobs via hands-on social media training, partnering with universities and professional organizations.You can find him quoted in major publications and on television such as CNN, the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, NPR, and LA Times. Clients have included Nike, Red Bull, the Golden State Warriors, Ashley Furniture, Quiznos-- down to local service businesses like real estate agents and dentists. He's spoken at over 750 conferences in 20 countries, having flown over 6 million miles in the last 30 years to train up young adults and business owners. He speaks for free as long as the organization believes in the job-creation mission and covers business class travel.You can find him hiking tall mountains, eating chicken wings, and taking Kaqun oxygen baths-- likely in a city near you.