Listener John Adams sent in this question: “Is it really worth paying someone to hold a sign, and why is that allowed when putting a sign in the ground is clearly not (or else presumable that’s what companies would do?)” Holding giant cardboard signs, more than a dozen sign spinners stood at a Los Angeles intersection, trying to get drivers to honk, wave or smile at them. “Get the black Jeep,” shouted the “spinstructor” (as they’re known) to a trainee. “Now the gray minivan!” he [...]
Summer Sales Hot deals are going on all summer at the Honda Dealership in San Diego. Honda has put together this amazing commercial featuring All-Star Spinner Davis Davis. Get excited! If you are in the area make sure you check it out!
Larry Fuller Stars in” How to be a Latin Lover” Finding himself dumped after 25 years of marriage, Maximo (Derbez) a man who has made a career of seducing rich older women must move in with his estranged sister and start all over. Maximo’s runs into a little competition at his new sign spinning job. A battle between Maximo and AArrow’s Larry Fuller ensues taking a wild turn! Watch Larry destroy the competition in ‘How to Be A Latin Lover’. In theaters now!
Theo Davis is May’s Spinner of the Month The summer is here and the temperature is starting to rise across the country. For Sign Spinners, the summer is the peak our season. The days are longer and the shifts become more intense. For some, staying inside their way of beating the heat but for Theo Davis the summer presents no problems. Theo Davis, who is a well known AArrow Superstar and runner up for 2017 WSSC, made a major impact not only on [...]
Spin To Win Finding his calling in the most unlikely of places, Manny Espinoza, 20, just might be the best sign spinner in San Antonio. After competing in local competitions, he recently earned the title of number one spinner in the city. A soft spoken, flexible young man, he opens up and expresses himself with his over-the-top, sign spinning moves. Espinoza’s style includes jumping around like a kangaroo, spinning around like a dog trying to catch its tail, and contorting his body [...]
Kendric Washington was star-struck. The 19-year-old hid behind plastic sunglasses, scoping out where the competition would take place, along a pedestrian mall in downtown Las Vegas called the Fremont Street Experience. It wasn’t the Strip, but it is known as the second-most-famous street in Sin City, set amid older casinos, musty bars and tattoo parlors. “There’s so much talent here,” Washington said, pointing at a schlubby 20-something guy. “He’s the legend of sign spinners.” It was Washington’s first time competing in the [...]
They are sign spinners. “We hate it when you call it sign twirlers,” says Caleb Jordan, who has worked in the industry six years and is the general manager for AArrow Advertising. Come blistering heat or pouring rain, the team is outside spinning, flipping, throwing, smiling, posing and waving for all the passers-by to see.“We are out here rain or shine,” he says. “We are human advertisement. But it’s more than that.” Jordan says sign spinning has transformed from a creative way [...]
Sign Spinning World Champion Flips to Title You’ve seen them at intersections and outside strip malls spinning an arrow-shaped sign and trying to grab the attention of drivers and passers-by. Turns out, there’s more to it than just twirling the sign, and the ones with the most creative moves compete every year for the title of World Sign Spinning Champion. More than 100 of the human billboards broke out their best moves for a crowd in downtown Las Vegas last week. In [...]
IMAGE: MARCO TORRESSPORTING A BACKWARD ASTROS CAP AND A HUGE SMILE, Stephen Bell bobs his head, shakes his hips and twirls a Now Leasing! arrow-shaped sign as drivers zoom past him toward the I-10 entrance ramp off Yale Street. He’s on the clock promoting Alexan Condominiums. But, Bell says, he’s not really working. He’s performing. “Smiling at people makes me happy,” shares the slight-of-stature, 23-year-old Acres Home resident, who never stops dancing as he chats with us by the noisy [...]
Chattanooga sign spinner competes, travels for the artCHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — If you’ve driven down Amnicola Highway this week, there’s one man who’s probably caught your eye. Jamal Traub is a full-time, professional sign spinner. “My goal is make somebody laugh, entertain someone, make them go ‘wow,’ clap or honk their horn,” he said. He works 8 hour shifts, making $15 dollars an hour. But he says he’s paid his dues. “I got my start as a dancing chicken juggling in Murphiesburro,” Traub said. That’s when he [...]