Phoenix Sign Spinners Make their mark at WSSCX

Phoenix sign spinners competing in World Sign Spinners Competition PHOENIX –  You see them all over the Valley. They’re the young men and women spinning advertisement signs on street corners. Many using creative dances and tricks to grab passerby attention. “In order to become a professional sign spinner. it takes a lot of hard work and endurance,” said Jarrod Ray, the general manager for AArrow Sign Spinners in Phoenix. Ray and two of his employees are competing in the World Sign Spinners [...]

Houston Spinner Ray Rivera, comes home with 3rd Place Metal at WSSCX!

HOUSTON HOME TO MEDALIST SIGN SPINNER The Houston area claims two gold medalists from the last Olympics, but you may not know that there’s also a “medalist” sign spinner who lives in Houston. Fresh from the international competition sponsored by AArrow Sign Spinners, Ray Rivera took third place in what he considers the Olympics of his profession. “I won first place a few years ago, then second. This is the first time I took third,” he said. Spinners can be spotted at high-traffic [...]

AArrow isn’t just a job but a family as well

‘Like a family’: Sign spinners give Las Vegas competition a whirl Just three years ago, Joshua Clark was alone in his hometown of Flint, Mich., looking for both employment and a home. The then-24-year-old, a couple of years removed from his college career at nearby Saginaw State University, decided to leave the cold to move in with relatives and seek opportunity in Las Vegas. Now, as a manager with AArrow Sign Spinners, Clark is helping host the country’s largest sign-spinning competition for [...]

Sign Spinning Championships – Mercury News

LAS VEGAS (AP) — 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 multiple heats [...]

The Tampa Bay Times covers AArrow Tampa as they journey to WSSCX

TAMPA — On a cloudy afternoon in Tampa’s V.M. Ybor neighborhood, four young men with eyes squinted in concentration stood clutching duct-taped edges of signs printed with offers for a free Metro PCS phone. In the parking lot of AArrow Advertising’s Tampa office, they aspired to “the nunchuk,” “the Bruce Lee” and the “slip and slide.” But first, they’d have to master the basic combo: point, smile, wave, six count, point, smile, wave. Dennis Rogers, 22, was having a little trouble. [...]

Seattle Sign Spinners get prepared for the 2017 World Sign Spinning Championships

Local sign spinners train for world championships   KENT, WASH. – You’ve seen them on local street corners, spinning their messages. But did you know that these sign spinners are part of an elite crew that undergoes training at a little-known facility in Kent? The human directionals, as they’re known in the industry, are schooled in everything from the basics of creating a flashy presentation to preventing collisions with pedestrians. Richard Thesenga, the owner of AArrow Sign Spinners of Seattle, first got into the [...]

Laramie and Ethan make an Appearance on Fox 31 Denver !

The hype of behind this years competition is steady growing. 6 of our local Denver sign spinners will be competing in the 2017 World Sign Spinning Championships presented by Cricket Wireless.  In this news clip, All-Star Ethan Blecher and 2015 World Champion Laramie Rosenfeld stop by Fox 31 Denver to show them what sign spinning is about and what to expect on February 24th on Fremont Street! Watch this video to see if the anchors have what it takes to [...]

The Secret Life Of The Sign Spinner Featuring Stephan Bell

  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 [...]

Sign Spinning-An old marketing strategy that is still effective

Social media, push notifications and TV commercials may have taken over as the major marketing tools in the digital age, but some of the old-school marketing methods can still be effective. In fact, a good businessman knows how to supplement the new with the old and create a complete campaign for marketing and advertisement. Although everything won’t be applicable to every trade, it is advised that you don’t ignore the older ploys completely. Take a look at the ones [...]