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Of course, in times of COVID, the sign should also point out for the recommended protocols...


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Bored? We”ll change your tune

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We have the keys to help your dis ease

Life a Sad song? Change your tune here

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COVID schmovid. Unmask your inner melody. It’s fun!

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We have the keys to this sad disease

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How about: "What's in your parlor? " Cunningham Piano Company.

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For a sign posted on a 55 mph multi-lane freeway, I think the message has to be very brief yet understandable by all who get the chance to read it as they zoom on by. Terse and to the point. That said, I'm still thinking ....

"We Have the Keys!"

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Originally Posted by BruceD
For a sign posted on a 55 mph multi-lane freeway...

Yeah, just a grand piano graphic, a directional arrow, and the name Cunningham, that's it.


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A picture of a pig wearing a graduates mortar playing one of your instruments. “cunning ham piano”


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Great suggestions so far! I think it’d be good to have a visual background. Something like a light colored grand piano silhouette under the message?

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" Merry Gliss-mas "

" It won't be a Silent Night with a Cunningham Piano! "

Maybe something that connects the twelve keys in an octave with the twelve days of Christmas? That only counts as half an idea though smile

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I may be a "ham" but at least I'm "cunning"


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My catchphrase would be:

If you want a
Matchless
Holiday
make it
Grand!

The way I'd do this is to have it far away (before the relevant exit), repeated a couple of times, arousing curiosity as a teaser (and without any piano graphics, unlike others have suggested), and then, only closer to the exit, I'd have the "solution":

Take next exit
and try our
Matchless
Grand piano!

(perhaps with a piano graphic if you so desire). If possible on this last one I'd add details in smaller fonts, which might be obvious for you but not for all customers. Something like

No obligations
Fully sanitized
Masks & social distancing

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Thank you all for the contributions.

So now I need help choosing a winner. Please vote for your favorite suggestion by posting the name of the PW member who wrote it right here on the thread.


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There were so many good ones I'm not sure I can pick one. Would it be possible to do a ranked choice of our top 3 (or some number)? That means more work for you to figure out the winner, but would result in a win favored by the majority. Also, I'd prefer sending you a PM with my votes if that would be OK.


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If I can I have the followup to my previous, to the same tone and you could alternate between them since you like to change the ad:

Teaser:

If you want a
Matchless
Holiday
stay upright
late!

Solution:

Take next exit
and try our
Matchless
Upright piano!

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Originally Posted by MarkL
There were so many good ones I'm not sure I can pick one. Would it be possible to do a ranked choice of our top 3 (or some number)? That means more work for you to figure out the winner, but would result in a win favored by the majority. Also, I'd prefer sending you a PM with my votes if that would be OK.

That sounds like a stellar idea! I will go through the suggestions and choose 5 or 6 finalists.

I also think PM'ing votes would work just fine. Thank you for the feedback MarkL.


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Originally Posted by MarkL
There were so many good ones I'm not sure I can pick one. Would it be possible to do a ranked choice of our top 3 (or some number)? That means more work for you to figure out the winner, but would result in a win favored by the majority. Also, I'd prefer sending you a PM with my votes if that would be OK.

That sounds like a stellar idea! I will go through the suggestions and choose 5 or 6 finalists.

I also think PM'ing votes would work just fine. Thank you for the feedback MarkL.


You should reveal the winners by having people drive past your store to see what signs are up! wink


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I've got a graphic for you! smile

This is from an advertisement for a 1915 piece called Ragging the Scale. The ad appeared on the back page of several other pieces of sheet music from that same era.

I really like this artwork so I spent a little time editing it. After removing the text of the advertisement and cleaning up the graphic, what I ended up with is thisl. You could use it for the background for a sign or an ad or a flyer for anything piano related, and since it started out as a graphic in an early 20th century advertisement it's public domain and everything.

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