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Welcome Alliance Franchise Brands!

10/21/2019

AFB's Sign & Graphics Division franchisees will receive membership in the International Sign Association which provides access to ISA's industry-leading government advocacy, training, technical resources and industry networking events. Read More »


Economy Starts to Stall [QER Q3 2019]

10/08/2019

All good things must come to an end and booming aspects of the sign, graphics and visual communications industry are showing signs of a slowdown for the remainder of 2019. That is according to the ISA Sign Industry Quarterly Economic Report for the third quarter of 2019. Read More »


Strategic Insights Paper Explores Impact of 5G

09/25/2019

The coming of 5G, expected to be fully implemented next year, will mean sweeping changes for the sign, graphics and visual communications industry, according to the latest ISA Strategic Insight paper. "Strategic Insights: 5G In Signage Technology," written by Dexter Johnson, contributing editor, Institute for Electronic and Electrical Engineers (IEEE) Spectrum, explains how 5G will allow advances in virtual reality, autonomous vehicles and the Internet of Things. Read More »


Over 80 Companies Will Participate in Sign MFG Day '19

09/25/2019

ISA's Sign Manufacturing Day continues to showcase the diverse career opportunities in the sign, graphics and visual communications industry. This year, 88 companies will open up 92 locations. The event is held October 4, though some companies will select another date to better accommodate local school schedules. Read More »


ISA Builds Partnership with The Wrap Institute

09/16/2019

The International Sign Association and The Wrap Institute in partnership with Justin Pate will build on the successful ISA Wrap Experience to provide ongoing programs that further expertise and advocacy for wraps professionals. Read More »


STATEMENT ON THOMAS V. BRIGHT RULING

09/16/2019

A significant federal court case has been decided that could change the way that signs and graphics are regulated. In Thomas v. Bright, the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed that the government cannot distinguish between on-premise and off-premise signage because it is an unconstitutional content-based distinction. Read More »


Quarterly Economic Report Shows Lower Commodity Prices and Uncertainties Impacting Industry Segments

07/15/2019

The sign, graphics and visual communications industry is expected to face a tightening market in 2019 and perhaps under-perform in 2020, the report anticipates. The second half of 2019 will be marked with uncertainty and potentially a flattening of several specific industry sectors. But bright spots include a surprising drop in steel prices—well below the 25 percent tariff premium—and lower pulp prices. The overall global economy faces uncertainty, with struggles in China and Brexit-related concerns in Europe. Closer to home, gross domestic product topped 3 percent in the first quarter, but is expected to weaken throughout the rest of 2019 into 2020. Read More »


Troy Crocker Awarded for Service

04/25/2019

Troy Crocker, co-owner of Faces in Pelham, Alabama, was presented the Kirk L. Brimley Distinguished Service Award at ISA International Sign Expo® 2019 in Las Vegas. ISA Sign Expo is the sign, graphics and visual communications industry's leading tradeshow. Read More »


Mark Stein Named Sign Code Champion

04/24/2019

Mark Stein, second-generation owner and president of ESCO Manufacturing and Stein Sign Display in Watertown, South Dakota, served on his community's ad hoc sign committee and volunteers on his community's planning commission and board of adjustments. His active involvement with and passion to help ensure reasonable sign regulations, earned him the 2019 ISA Sign Code Champion award, presented during ISA International Sign Expo® 2019. Read More »


New Strategic Insights Paper: Extended Reality

04/22/2019

ISA has released its second Strategic Insight paper, Extended Reality: Expanding the Definition of Sign Interaction, exploring the impact of mixed/extended/augmented/virtual reality. This Strategic Insights paper is authored by Jonathan Josephson, founder of Quantum Interface. Read More »