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 TORRES SPORTING 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 art CHATTANOOGA, 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 [...]
The Wisconsin Lottery just got cooler The Wisconsin lottery has never looked this cool! Here is this amazing commercial from 2016 that is filled with excitement and complete just awesomeness! Allstar spinners Rico El-lis, Kadeem Johnson, Justin Brown, Laramie Rosenfled star in this one. Check it out!
COO of AArrow Inc., visiting Korea! Mike with some AArrow Korea sign spinners Starting from Gangnam in Seoul, Mike had toured Myungdong, Jongro, Sinchon, Hongdae or Hongik Univ. Road, and Yeo Yui Do. Mike was definitely impressed by Korea’s sign spinning! (more…)
By now everyone’s seen the sign spinners out on the road. They hold up signs for apartments, strip mall restaurants, and all manner of stores to get your attention, and your money. They seem like cheap gimmicks, because surely they’ve never gotten you to go wherever it is they wanted you to. Right? But sign spinning, or “human directional” as it’s called in the business, actually works. The trick, as is the case with most advertising, is getting a good [...]
By Tanja M. Laden on Aug 30, 2013 2:30pm Long before ads hit newspapers, radio, TV, and the internet, there was the sandwich-board man, who Charles Dickens once dubbed “a piece of human flesh between two slices of paste board.” More than 150 years later, human billboards not only still exist — in California, the fringe occupation is spawning an entirely new subset of sign-spinners who are redefining the way these “sandwich men” do business. Each week in North Hollywood, a group of 21st-century so-called [...]
AArrow South Africa demonstrated their best sign spinning skills while launching a two week campaign for Steers Burgers, the first AArrow campaign held in Capetown. The Steers campaign commenced to raise awareness about the “King Steer” range topping burger. Based inside the Golden Acre Mall, four of AArrow South Africa’s strongest sign spinners faced a difficult challenge. “The foot traffic is unbelievable through the area and our two most experienced spinners, Thato and Tankiso made the best of this opportunity,” said Rhett [...]