3 Things To Think About When Choosing A Banner Bar


Proper banner setup requires some decision making. One decision involves the banner bar. The bar which holds up the banner is just as important as the banner itself. A good banner bar is one with specifications that fit its purpose. Here are three things to think about when trying to find the right banner bar.

First one is protection. Banners are mostly used outdoors. This means a banner bar will be exposed to elements. Rain and humidity can cause corrosion which can drastically shorten the life of the bar. The protection comes with the finish. Different kinds of finish offer varying levels of protection against corrosion. The best finish in terms of corrosion protection is chrome. The usual paint also provides good protection but wears easily and requires more upkeep.

The second thing to consider is aesthetics. Banners are used as ornaments or advertising apparatus. Therefore, it must be nice-looking and eye-catching. In terms of aesthetics, the type of finish and accessories play major roles. A pennant accessory can be attached to the end of the bar. Polished chrome provides a premium look. Anodic oxide finish comes in different colors.

Last but not least important is durability. The durability of the bar depends on type and thickness of the material. It is important not only for the longevity of the banner but also for the safety of the people around. The banner bar must resist breaking or bending during strong winds.


Promotional Flags For Valentines


February is one of the best months for businesses. Everyone is more willing to splurge to celebrate Valentine’s Day. If you think couples and wooers are the only ones opening up their wallets, you are wrong. Many single people also spend more during the month, indulging themselves in an attempt to chase off the loneliness of being alone. To sweeten the lemon, as my single friend used to always say.

Businesses that don’t see increased profits during this month have to be doing something spectacularly wrong.

Making your business a bigger target for Valentine spenders is very easy and does not need to be expensive. One of the best methods in terms of efficiency and affordability is with the use of promotional flags. Flags are one of the oldest advertising tools. Yet they are still widely used today.

The promotional flags for Valentines tell people you have something to offer for this romantic occasion. Something like a Valentines-themed flagpole and flag, and heart-shape pennant sends a very clear message. This will drive traffic to your business as people trying to come up with gifts or how to celebrate Valentine’s Day explore around. The more traffic to your business, the higher the chances of making sales or finalizing deals. That is just basic business sense.

Conventional Marketing As Well As Flags



The flags are several of the earliest marketing devices. Using flags is a conventional type of marketing that has been greatly neglected by today’s organizations. There many business that are so concentrated on contemporary advertising and marketing techniques that they cannot find the advantages of easier kinds of advertising.

A primary advantage of advertising flags is its lowered expense. You produce the style, you find the optimal areas where to install the flags and request permission from the right authorities, as well as afterwards you proceed with the real installation. There are also flag businesses that does all the called for job, from design and making to the installation of the flag.

The flags are best for local advertising and marketing and also advertising. There are great deals of kind of flags created to carry out such jobs. Banners are flags that are mounted on wall surfaces or across streets.

An additional major benefit of marketing flags is that there is little to no maintenance needed. Numerous various other flag components like flagpoles and also pulley-blocks can be made in such a means that they don’t need upkeep and also hardly ever requires substitute.

Installing A Flag



Flags are good accessories for houses, churches, gardens, and also organization establishments. No other decorations can provide off the mood that is given off by a flag flying energetically in the air.

Mounting a flag is very easy if you know just what it requires to finish the project. You have to have all the products and also tools prior to you start with the task. You need a flagpole set that contains the post and all the various other flag accessories like halyards and pulleys. The package typically has all the information and guideline for its setting up.

The initial step installing the flag building the foundation. You have to dig a hole with measurements of advised in the flag kit. The opening is normally regarding 50 centimeters vast and also 90 centimeters deep. Taller flagpoles may need broader as well as deeper openings. A pipeline is put in the center of the hole. The pipeline is where the flagpole will be put. As soon as the pipe is centered, concrete is put right into the hole. The concrete is allowed to set over night.

While waiting for the concrete to establish, the flagpole is constructed adhering to the instructions from the flag firm. The flag as well as various other accessories like pulley-blocks and also halyard are set up. Other accessories like a ball are mounted on the top end of the flagpole.

Once the concrete has actually dried, the pole can be inserted into the pipe. This maintains the flagpole in position. The entire job is extremely uncomplicated but needs some initiative.

What To Do With Rusted Flagpole?


Exposure to rain and humidity can cause any metal flagpole to rust. Even the ones with anti-corrosion finish will inevitably succumb to rusts as the protective finish deteriorates. Flag owners are advised to regularly check the flagpole for rust. The reason being that rust can weaken the flagpole. It would not be able to endure wind speeds it was originally rated for. This increases the likelihood of the flagpole failing during powerful winds.

What to do with a rusted flagpole depends on the severity of the corrosion. Minor surface rusts are nothing to worry about as far as structural strength is concerned. They can cleaned off with a metal cleaning solution. There are many metal cleaners available on the market. When working on a bare metal flagpole, find a cleaner that also provides protection. The difficulty of cleaning depends on the length, type of the flagpole, and foundation. Old painted flagpoles with worn paint can be repainted after cleaning to restore the protection and also the aesthetics.

For more serious corrosion, the flagpole can be reinforced. A sheet metal can be shaped and welded on to strengthen the affected areas.

A corrosion so severe that it has penetrated through the interior of the flagpole only has one solution. The flagpole must be scrapped entirely. Penetrating rusts turns sections of the flagpole dangerous brittle. In order to prevent injuries and damages to properties, the pole must be taken down and disposed of.

Flag, Nationalism, And Respect


Anything that happens in the United States resonates across the world.  A very heated debate is currently ongoing involving the National Football League (NFL) and the comments made by the US President Donald J. Trump criticizing athletes from the league that he claims are disrespecting the flag. The athletes from different teams who are protesting the deaths of black people on the hands of the police knelt during the singing of the US national anthem before games. The POTUS did not respond too kindly to the kneeling gesture. He went as far as to say that those athletes should be fired by the team owners. The league and its athletes did not respond nicely to his criticisms. Other athletes from other sports jumped in on the discussion.

Being a self-proclaimed nationalist and patriot, it is easy to see why the off-the-cuff POTUS said what he said. And while this incident has brought out some negative emotions amongst many and even if people will continue to have different sides regarding the matter, the issue has brought up the seldom talked about subjects of respect for flag and the what nationalism means.

The national flag is more than just a piece of fabric stuck on top of a flagpole. It is also more than a representation of a country. It represents not only the country as a territory but of its people and their entire history. The flag represents the camaraderie and sacrifices, both in the form of sweat and blood, that led to the existence and persistence of the country. It represents both the past struggles and future aspirations of the people.

Nationalists are people who cherish the entirety of what the national flag represents. They see themselves as having the responsibility to protect what previous generations have struggled for. That is why when they see the flag being disrespected, they cannot help but feel hurt. To them, it is like having your loved one insulted and disrespected because that is how they feel for the country.

Flags For Festivals



Plenty of festivals this time of the year. The pleasant weather makes it perfect for communities to go out and have fun. A way to make festivals more festive is with the use of flags. Flags are very simple ornaments that does a great job at livening up the atmosphere. The way the flag moves with the wind is energizing. The combination of graceful waves and violent whips with white clouds and blue skies in the background is a very nice sight by itself. Flags are affordable and are very easy to install. It is one of the main reasons that makes them so appealing as outdoor decorations.

Flags For Festivals

Planning and setting up flags for festivals is relatively easy. There are companies out there that offer complete services from design to installation. Instead of event organizers having to hire people, the flag company is able to take care of everything. And because they know their products and processes best, one can be sure that flags are made to meet specific demands from budget to quality and that they are installed properly as to make sure attendants to the events are safe.


Another benefit to working with a flag company is that they offer more customization. One has the ability to decide on various aspects of design from size, shape, colors, embroidery, material, and even the way the flag is installed.

Budget-Friendly Advertising for Small Businesses



Budget-Friendly Advertising for Small Businesses

Small businesses must explore various forms of advertisements that does not overly rely on the budget to be successful. Advertising flags displayed on top of a flagpole are an example of budget-friendly advertising for small businesses.


Budget is the greatest obstacle when it comes to small business advertising. Small businesses are usually of that size because of limitations in capital. If a small business can afford to spend big for an ad campaign, the owner or manager should probably consider redirecting the funds to the expansion or improvement of operations. Advertisements for small businesses does not have to be very elaborate or expensive to be successful or effective.


Aside from the traditional advertising flags, banners and other promotional tools, there are new and non-conventional forms of advertising that will allow small businesses to create presence despite budget constraints.


A website is one of the most cost-effective advertising tools a small business can have. So many people have access and rely on internet for shopping and hiring services that a website is no longer a luxury but more of a necessity. There are many websites that have functionalities that makes them more than just advertising tools but a business front itself.
An e-mail list is another budget-friendly tool for advertising. The idea is to create a list made up of people who are interested in certain products. There are companies that provide these kinds of list for a fee. This allows small businesses to contact customers who have previously expressed interest in the type of product or services that the business is offering.

Installing A Flag




Flags are nice ornaments for homes, churches, gardens, and business establishments. There is something unique about flags as ornaments. No other decorations can give off the mood that is given off by a flag flying energetically in the air. It enlivens a boring scenery. It contrasts well with serene views.


Installing a flag is easy if you know what it takes to complete the project. You need to have all the materials and tools before you start with the project. You need a flagpole kit that contains the pole and all the other flag accessories like halyards and pulleys. The kit usually has all the information and instruction for its assembly.


The first step installing the flag building the foundation. You need to dig a hole with dimensions of instructed in the flag kit. The hole is normally about 50 centimeters wide and 90 centimeters deep. Taller flagpoles may require wider and deeper holes. A pipe is placed in the center of the hole. The pipe is where the flagpole will be inserted. Once the pipe is centered, cement is poured into the hole. The cement is allowed to set overnight.


While waiting for the cement to set, the flagpole is assembled following the instructions from the flag company. The flag and other accessories like pulleys and halyard are installed. Some other accessories like a ball are installed on the top end of the flagpole.
Once the cement has dried, the pole can be inserted into the pipe. This keeps the flagpole in place. The entire project is very straightforward but requires some effort.

Small Businesses and Advertising





An effective advertising campaign can help businesses to remain competitive or get ahead with the competition. But with small businesses, the limited budget that can be spent on advertising makes designing a campaign much more challenging. A small business used to be identified through the value of assets, sales, profits and servicing capability. This meant that advertising of small businesses was targeted towards the local market. A flag flown on top of a flagpole was an effective and sufficient method of gaining attention from the local consumers. The banners and other flag accessories are cost-effective advertising tools. So are flyers, brochures and direct males sent to local residents.

But with the advent of internet, the servicing capability of small business was no longer limited to local markets. A business worth only a few thousand dollars can have the ability to sell products all over the world through online stores and more accessible international shipping. Someone can start a retailing business without needing an office, store or a warehouse. There are even people that sell products they have never touched or seen in real life.

Internet advertising allows small business to reach a wider audience and the cost is much lower compared to using mainstream media like television and radio. A savvy marketer can create viral videos or contents that can spread like a wildfire among internet users.

It used to be that the size of the business dictated the type of advertising used. But with the obliquity of the internet, what is  happening is the other way around. The ability to reach a wider audience for minimal cause are making small business entrepreneurs reconsider their business plans.