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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

No Marketing Needed

In small town America...or small town anywhere for that matter...one doesn't need yellow pages, Facebook, billboards, 60 second TV spots or a star athlete spokesperson to advertise one's wares.

A simple painted sign will let everyone know where the restaurant or orchard is located. After all there are only 2 or 3 streets. When the bakery closes down...just paint white over the sign and wait for another entrepreneur to step forward. I have seen the Megatron displays in Times Square advertising to millions of people and the computerized dancing fountains in front of Bellagio's in Las Vegas luring passer-byes into the casino. Compared to those....I think I like the simple direct method of a painted sign and a small town.

Dan

10 comments:

septembermom said...

There's something very comforting to know that the sign will point the way. Great picture Dan.

Sunny said...

You really have captured life uncomplicated. I'd love to look inside that store :)
☼ Sunny
P.S. I think your dreaded Aunt is a White Face Saki Monkey.

dianne said...

Great photo dear Dan, I like that shop front and its porch, I have always preferred 'small town', people are more friendly and care.
xoxoxo ♥

Dan Felstead said...

Thanks Septembermom...It is a great small town...Augusta Missouri. In the heart of Mo. wine country and several small antique shops such as this one.

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Sunny! Thanks for the research on our pudgy faced friend...I am going to check it out.

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Dianne...yes it is one of those towns where everyone knows everyone.

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Sunny...YES...that is our buddy! How did you find the monkey on internet...what search terms did you use?

Dan

Sunny said...

The eyes and nose looked like a monkey to me so I Googled 'black monkey white face', then I clicked on images until I found a picture that looked like your dreaded aunt.
☼ Sunny

Cynthia L. H. said...

You know I love the small towns.
;^)
VERY nice.
;^)

...... Bobbi said...

I love, love, love this one! Old towns like this are becoming a thing of the past, so it is such a treat to see all the signs and items on the front porch. Great job, Dan!