SpeedPro Imaging – Small Business Owners Collaborate to Produce Big Results

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The 2016 Denver Broncos. SEAL Team Six. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. Rocky and Bullwinkle (we have to have some fun, right?). Just a few examples of some of the great teams defined by excellent collaboration that have been assembled over the years. SpeedPro Imaging, the nation’s leader in large format imagery, is another fantastic case.

SpeedPro Imaging has grown to more than 130 studios spread across the country. Many of those locations are owned and operated by the same people you see at your child’s school, your local grocery store, or place of worship. Our franchise owners take pride that their studios cater to the needs of the communities they live in. And, they love helping other franchisees deliver big-time results as well.

What are some traits of a great team? If you’re a basketball team, having someone such as, say, LeBron James helps. But sports fans know that just having the best player doesn’t mean you have the best team. It’s about cohesiveness and commitment to a similar goal. And that translates well in franchising.

Fast Company recently determined there are five factors that separate great teams from good ones:

  • They are committed to the vision, and achieving extraordinary goals
  • They share accountability for results
  • Their communication is transparent
  • They resolve conflict constructively
  • They have mutual respect, and strong camaraderie

The teamwork displayed by ALL franchise partners in SpeedPro’s nationwide network is what differentiates us from our competitors. We’re a team. Our network of 130 studios works together to produce stellar products. SpeedPro owners are never alone on an island. There’s always a hand extended when needed.

Collaboration allows our SpeedPro Imaging franchisees to fulfill orders not just at home, but on a national level. Most SpeedPro Imaging franchisees use the same equipment (including the game-changing HP FB550 UV Flatbed printer), to consistently produce high-quality graphics studio-to-studio.

Rand and Lorna Scherff, who own and operate SpeedPro Imaging, North OC (Tustin, CA) bear a fantastic example of collaboration between SpeedPro studios.

System Pavers - Portland ORWhen seven local vehicle wraps turned to seventy national projects, Rand and Lorna turned to their fellow SpeedPro owners to successfully meet the needs of System Pavers, a national paving company who leases their vehicles through Enterprise Fleet Leasing. Then, Eagle Print Dynamics, a promotional materials broker, provided SpeedPro North OC with two more vehicle branding national accounts – which now keep SpeedPros busy across the nation.

“I never would have been able to win bids with these companies if it wasn’t for the network,” says Lorna, who’s teamed up with studios in Colorado, Washington State, Oregon, Northern California, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Texas, and others. “Even though I could find third-party installers, it wouldn’t be the same. When I’m calling another SpeedPro, I know that I have a great relationship I can count on and that they’ll do a fantastic job.”

In Georgia, John Barber and Don Neder, co-owners of SpeedPro Imaging of Norcross, GA, also received an assist from their colleagues in Chicago and Dallas to help the cloud computing company Salesforce pull off a pair of spectacular events. With SpeedPro locations across the nation, the list of studio collaborations goes on.

SpeedPro Imaging can tailor solutions to fit your needs from coast to coast. Consider…

  • All in on Fleet Wraps: From state agencies in government to franchises operating across multiple states, SpeedPro Imaging can reproduce and wrap custom graphics onto any vehicle. Cars, trucks, vans or buses, our system is designed to provide the uniformity necessary to accurately portray your brand.
  • Serving multi-location Restaurants & Bars: Food quality isn’t the only consistency you’re looking to capture. Harmony within your chain’s multiple locations certainly achievable when you partner with SpeedPro Imaging. If your restaurant is situated in Seattle and Miami, SpeedPro Imaging studio owners will generate the same results.
  • Keeping it consistent in Retail: The next big thing in technology is weeks away from the big debut. You want to entice shoppers to purchase it at your stores. Partner with SpeedPro Imaging to create a graphics package that will produce Point-Of-Purchase displays, window graphics, decals, and in store-signage that will leave no doubt where shoppers nationwide should turn to make the purchase.
  • Staying on target with Event Graphics: If you’re an operator of multiple trade shows, there are times where the airport may lose an important banner. No fret! When you work with one SpeedPro Imaging studio, rest assured you’re working with all of them. Your main contact in Boston will make one phone call, and your replacement banner will be waiting for you in Phoenix with plenty of time to spare.

The possibilities are endless, so we’re confident we have a solution for your specific project. We’ll put our heads and resources together as a team to make it happen. No project is too small, and no account is too big for SpeedPro Imaging.

Let’s get the conversation started. You can reach us at speedpro.com, send an email or call us at (844) 274-4784.

SpeedPro Imaging – Graphics Solutions for Breweries That Quench Marketing Thirst

1-B BrewerySummer is winding down, the leaves are slowly starting to change colors, the days are getting shorter and the heat is giving way to cooler temperatures. It’s autumn! For beer enthusiasts, there’s nothing more satisfying than the anticipation of that smooth, fall blend and a little pumpkin spice.

SpeedPro Imaging, the nation’s leader in large format imagery, is just as pumped as you are for a new season. The months of September and October are loaded with beer-centric festivals. There’s Octoberfest Zinzinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio, Fremont Octoberfest in Seattle, Washington and the Great American Beer Festival in Denver, Colorado, to name a few.

For brewery operators, there isn’t a better or more competitive time to be in the business. We’re in the middle of a beer renaissance in America. Let’s digest some of these facts and figures: according to the Brewers Association, there were 1,803 breweries in America in 2010. In 2016, that number shot up to 5,301 – a 194% increase. The Beer Institute recently calculated that the combined economic impact of the brewery industry totaled more than $350 billion in 2016. And here’s an anecdote from Business Climate:

“Furthermore, just one job at a craft brewery will create an additional 45 jobs in other industries on average, such as packaging, business services, distributing, transportation and agriculture.”

As breweries become more of a familiar fixture across America, brewers need to start formulating a plan to stand out from the crowd. As we noted, it’s a competitive landscape. Just calling yourself a brewery isn’t going to cut it anymore. You need to show why patrons should give your establishment a visit. At SpeedPro Imaging, we partner with breweries who want to be seen.

You’ve got the right formula to make an outstanding product. Now is the perfect time to team up with SpeedPro Imaging to land the patrons who will keep the beer – and cash revenue – flowing.

Don’t take our word for it. Take a look at this testimonial from Jason Simonson, general manager at Rock Bottom Brewery in Denver, Colorado:

Just like your beer offerings, our Big. Bold. Solutions are never ending. Let’s examine five specific products and services SpeedPro Imaging offers to take your brewery to the next level.

Window Graphics: Crisp. Refreshing. Bold. That describes the graphics your local SpeedPro Imaging studio owner will design for your windows. We transform the ordinary windows into visual artwork that aligns with your brand. We offer both short-term and permanent impact graphics.

Flags & Outdoor Signage: Custom flags are sure to add flair standing tall outside your establishment. Our flags and outdoor signage are highly customizable and an effective advertising medium. We can help convey your message outside to draw customers inside.

Wall Murals: Let your walls entertain customers with coverings and murals. Brick, concrete, wood or your average sheetrock – no matter the service, we know how to add vivid colors and colorful display graphics. Leave your guests visually hypnotized as your beers captivate their taste buds.

Table Graphics: Often overlooked, but an essential player in your marketing game plan. This is where your patrons spend the most time. Reinforce everything that is special about your brewery with mesmerizing table coverings. Give notice to upcoming events, or show them how to engage with you via social media.

Decals: Small in name, big in stature. We’re not talking those little, annoying stickers you used on models. No matter the size, these bold, multi-dimensional graphics are durable and a cost-effective form of advertisement.

That’s just a sample of the exciting solutions we offer breweries and other companies. You can find the full menu when you visit speedpro.com, send us an email or call us at (844) 274-4784.

Let’s kick off the autumn season the right way: with a nice cold brew, and buckets of profits!

The Most Effective & Efficient Marketing Tool for Tradesmen: SpeedPro Imaging Vehicle Wraps

13 TradesmenThere are the certifications, the bookkeeping, the appointments, and – lest we forget – the customers. As a trade-based entrepreneur, there are many items you need to juggle.

Hey, we here at SpeedPro Imaging, the nation’s most trusted vehicle wrap provider, get it. We’re tradesmen at our core, too. Like you, our focus is providing excellent customer service. And in our case, that involves delivering superior printing and graphics solutions for a wide variety of clients – including hard-working tradesmen dedicated to improving their craft (if that sounds like you, click here to learn how we can help you).

Each of our SpeedPro Imaging studio owners across the nation are tradesmen just like you. Their focus is on delivering great service, not marketing themselves. They aren’t equipped with some big Hollywood marketing budget. Like you, many of our studio owners are working hard every single day to build their business. However, we at SpeedPro are marketers, too, and we know the importance of brand recognition. We have the time, equipment and personnel to deliver your message to consumers. And one proven way tradesmen are successfully bringing attention to their business with the help of SpeedPro Imaging is, indeed, through vehicle wraps.

Consider…

  • AAA’s latest survey determined the average American driver spends more than 17,600 minutes behind the wheel each year.
  • The Outdoor Advertising Association of America says mobile advertising is the most effective and efficient form of out of home advertising.
  • The American Trucking Association recently found 90-plus percent of respondents to its survey noticed images wrapped on vehicles.
  • More than 95 percent of people who see a branded vehicle wrap remember what they saw.

Industry statistics aside, here’s what makes SpeedPro Imaging’s vehicle wraps so effective: we can transform your bland work vehicle into a bold mobile marketing device. Whether you drive a sedan, SUV, crossover, pickup or cargo van, we have the perfect solution for you. This is where you ask, “is it worth the investment?” And we respond with an emphatic, “YES!” From an ROI standpoint, vehicle wraps have the lowest cost per impression.

We understand your funds are tight and that you may be short on time. Vehicle wraps allow you to go fishing where the fish are…without spending much time off the road (we’ll turn it around FAST). In no time, you’ll be sending your message to potential customers without saying a word.

We’re a visual society. 65% of people are visual learners. 90% of information that 16 Tradesmencomes to the brain is visual. Speaking of fish, it appears the average human attention span has fallen below that of goldfish. That means you need to get straight to the point. And partnering with SpeedPro Imaging, the nation’s most trusted vehicle wrap provider, can help you do just that.

Here are 10 specific kind of tradesmen we that we know we can assist with our state-of-the-art vehicle wraps:

  • Carpenters
  • Plumbers
  • Repair and Restoration Professionals
  • Electricians
  • Locksmiths
  • Lawncare Professionals
  • Independent Mechanics
  • Pool Service Professionals
  • HVAC Professionals
  • Painters

That’s just a small sampling of the tradesmen services we assist. If you’re a tradesman, we want to hear from you. SpeedPro Imaging doesn’t take a cookie-cutter, one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to vehicle wraps. We offer a variety of options that are tailored to your specific needs. Let us reemphasize—we’re tradesmen just like you. We take our craft seriously. And we have the perfect solution to help maximize your marketing needs.

We’ll get you and your vehicle in and out the door in no-time. Let’s get the dialogue started right now. Reach out to us online at speedpro.com, send an email, or call us at (844) 274-4784.

Back to School, in Focus: Exceed Expectations With SpeedPro Imaging

3-B School Bus WrapThe first day of school. It conjures up images of excitement for millions of students, and nervousness for an equal number of others. For parents, it’s the realization that summer is wrapping up and their tiny tot is yet another year older. School staff is refreshed and ready to welcome in a new batch of students.

Now is the perfect time to sit down and consider how SpeedPro Imaging, the nation’s leading printing and graphics franchise, can help boost your school’s spirit and coffers. Your local SpeedPro Imaging studio owner is ready and willing to make your hallways bold, colorful, inspirational, and awe-inspiring.

For example, let’s highlight the work of Ann Siburg. For Ann, the first day of school means new opportunities to reach out and improve her community. Ann is neither a teacher nor an administrator. In fact, she doesn’t work at the school. But her fingerprints can be found in schools across Scottsdale and Phoenix as an Arizona-based representative for SpeedPro Imaging, the nation’s leading printing and graphics franchise.

Ann is the co-owner and VP of marketing at SpeedPro Imaging of Scottsdale. For eight years, Ann and her team have supplied high-quality, big, bold graphics for various companies, organizations and individuals. However, Ann won’t think twice when you inquire about her favorite group of clients. “School’s, non-profits and churches,” says Siburg, without any hesitation.

Her primary focus specifically targets private and charter schools. “I’m a passionate advocate for private and charter schools, elementary through high school level,” says Siburg.

Unlike public schools, private and charter schools do not receive taxpayer funding. They’re left to their own devices to keep students educated. You don’t have to be a finance wizard to know operating a school isn’t cheap. From books to xylophones, operational costs rack up quickly for private and charter schools. That’s where Ann steps in to provide local schools with the best possible marketing tools – ones that won’t break their proverbial bank.

“We typically charge them half of what we charge retail. It’s our way to help local schools in need,” says Ann.

9-B School Window GraphicAs the industry leader of wide format imagery, SpeedPro Imaging’s wide range of services allows Ann and her team to be a one-stop shop for those schools to handle all of their graphics needs, whether administrators realize they need them or not.

“We do posters, banners, table tops and displays to encourage parents and citizens to give to the school,” says Ann. “It’s all about branding.”

Siburg has an eye for branding. She takes great pride in helping the schools realize the importance of marketing through graphic enhancements. Siburg says just the simple touch of adding dimensional lettering inside the front office, on vehicle decals and wraps, and on light pole banners along the roadway can make a major difference – and generate additional revenue – for the schools.

“It’s subtle, but critical, touches for private and charter schools that are necessary to attract enrollment,” says Siburg. “It’s all about their image, why they’re different and why they’re worth the cost for parents to send their kids there.”

One case study for Ann Siburg is a group of charter schools she joined forces with seven years ago. As they continue to open new academies, they always give Ann a call for their signage requests. Ann will provide mesh construction banners during the building phase, “Coming Soon” banners as the opening date approaches, and directional banners used to direct traffic as parents drop-off and pick up their children.

As time passes, Ann has picked up on one major theme with all of her school partners.

“They love their crests,” says Siburg. SpeedPro Imaging’s advanced production 23 Schoolstoolset, which now includes the HP UV Flatbed Printer, allows Ann to place crests on a variety of substrates. “I’ve put crests on steel to give it a pewter look. I’ve also done vinyl and gator foam. We provide the opportunity for schools to put crests in gyms, libraries, etc., all depending on how fancy they want to get and how much they want to spend.”

Ann’s hard work and dedication is paying off. In fact, she has even gone so far as to collaborate with a school to launch a postcard campaign. It involved sending out multiple postcards to parents detailing the school’s funding needs and how the parents could help. Ann says it was tough work, but it’s producing results.

“Last year, the school doubled its enrollment, says Siburg. “This year it appears they’re on pace to triple their enrollment.”

The approach Ann takes is simple – and it pays big dividends.

“I don’t have to sell you today, tomorrow or the next day,” she says. “If it takes a year or more, that’s fine. I’m all about the long-term relationship. Even if they hesitate or don’t need something immediately, these private and charter schools will keep you top of mind when they DO need help. As a salesperson, you can always pop in and see if the time is right.”

Ann Siburg is certainly teaching us the power of compassion and the power of local business owners doing great deeds in their community. We at SpeedPro Imaging are part of the same communities you call home. When our society thrives, we thrive.

We’re here to do what we can to help in students’ growth. Stop in and say hello. You can reach us online at speedpro.com, send an email, or call us at (844) 274-4784.

SpeedPro Imaging’s Vehicle Wraps: Helping Drive Eyes and Revenue to Your Business

Planet Fitness3It’s time to put your fleet to work! You paid thousands to equip your business with the best possible vehicle (or fleet of vehicles). Now is the time to team up with SpeedPro Imaging, the nation’s leading provider of vehicle wraps (and fleet wraps), to turn your investment into something more than just a mode of transportation.

Americans love to drive. It’s embedded in our DNA. And we do a whole lot of driving. AAA’s latest survey determined the average American driver spends more than 17,600 minutes behind the wheel each year. That’s more than 290 hours on the road, or – to break it down even more – 12 days a year spent in a car.

While those drivers are focused on driving, their passengers may be looking for something to grab their attention. When it comes to grabbing and holding attention, nothing is more effective than billboards. The Outdoor Advertising Association of America (OAAA) says more than 95 percent of Americans are reached by media targeting vehicle drivers and passengers. And, check this out – the American Trucking Association recently found that 90-plus percent of respondents to a recent survey noticed images wrapped on vehicles. Furthermore, more than 95 percent of people who see a branded vehicle wrap remember what they saw.

Vehicle wraps work! And SpeedPro Imaging, the nation’s leading provider for vehicle wraps, specializes in high-quality, high-impact, and low-maintenance vehicle wraps. If you’re an owner of a business car and/or a fleet of vehicles, we urge you to call your local SpeedPro Imaging studio. Vehicle wraps offer:

  • Lowest cost per advertising impression among outdoor advertising media
  • Largest return on investment

Look at this report the OAAA released earlier this year. It is preparing for the incoming wave of driverless vehicles. Imagine the power of mobile advertising, when people are no longer distracted by driving! Unlike stationary billboards, vehicle wraps offer the advantage of mobility. You can strategically target specific demographic groups, including by routes and zip codes. You’re only limited to your imagination and the size of your gas tank.

Let’s not forget how vehicle wraps serve as a force field for your fleet’s paint job. Most of you have a form of shield protection on your mobile phones. Vehicle wraps operate in the same fashion. Wraps protect a car’s paint from debris, rocks and other items that always seem to leave a scratch. In turn, when you prepare to resell your vehicle, the vehicle wrap has protected its value.

Your fleet is ready to go to work. Let SpeedPro Imaging help convert it into a marvelous work of art. An investment in a vehicle wrap allows your business, large or small, to bring awareness to your brand for a significantly lower cost compared to other forms of advertisements.

Don’t take it from us – take it from a few of our satisfied customers:

Sal DeMartinis, Jr. – Co-owner, Planet Fitness

“John Barber and SpeedPro Imaging’s process for printing vehicle wraps is far superior to any other vendor I’ve worked with. My vehicles just pop! The colors are brighter and the detail is fantastic, it’s just night and day.  It’s so good I just want to go back and re-wrap my other vehicles. SpeedPro Imaging has been a great partner, I couldn’t be happier with John and the SpeedPro team.”

Melissa Thompson – Customer Service Supervisor, Enterprise Fleet Management

“There are a lot of moving parts to managing our customers’ fleets. Dan and SpeedPro Imaging make the vehicle wrapping process very easy. The quality is excellent; we don’t get any complaints from customers telling us the signage is peeling, bubbling or needs to be replaced. On the off chance something does go wrong, SpeedPro will fix it. As a result, we really enjoy partnering with SpeedPro for our customers’ vehicle wrapping needs.”

Jason Marquis – President, NPL Homecare, Inc.

“Vehicle wraps provide the best bang for my advertising buck and SpeedPro Imaging makes the entire process easy for me. I looked and shopped around at other places as part of my due diligence and quickly determined SpeedPro Imaging had the best value. I think their vehicle wraps are of excellent quality. SpeedPro Imaging has a good eye for the colors and the graphics to not make it too busy but enough to draw attention.”

Reach out to us online at speedpro.com, send an email, or call us at (844) 274-4784 to ask us more about our industry-leading vehicle wraps and fleet wraps.

Cost-Effective Vehicle Wraps – the #1 Marketing Tool for Service-Based Businesses

Return-on-Investment – (ROI) – the acronym that sends many marketers into a tailspin when clients ask for it.   That’s not the case at SpeedPro, particularly when it comes to cost-effective vehicle wraps – the fastest growing marketing tool available in today’s world for service-based business owners.

Speaking of ROI and metrics, the industry growth numbers speak for themselves when it comes to the impact cost-effective vehicle wraps are creating for local business owners.   Consider:

According to Traffic Audit Bureau for Media Measurement (TAB), vehicle wraps generate 30,000 to 70,000 views per day and revenues for the US Auto Wrap market are expected to explode in the next six years – rising from $480 million in 2016 to $1.3 billion in 2022.

Vehicle wraps generate up to 70,000 impressions per day.

  • 97% of drivers remember ads on commercial vehicles (Only 19% remember billboards)
  • 48% of drivers view vehicle wraps as the most unique form of advertising
  • 27% of drivers buy products and services based on a company’s commercial graphics

As you can tell, we see things differently at SpeedPro.   We’re all about numbers, sales, and ROI.   We’re constantly searching for ways to improve the graphic solutions we offer our clients and are eager to show clients the marketing tools best-suited to elevate their marketing efforts.

And recently, we’ve noticed that nothing is outperforming cost-effective vehicle wraps.   Here are a few of the key advantages of SpeedPro vehicle wraps that are giving our clients a game-changing edge over the competition:

Vehicle wraps are cost-effective advertising – Vehicle wraps generate more than 2,500 impressions per dollar spent and are seen by 9 million other vehicles per year.

  • Vehicle wraps function as a powerful, traveling billboard – The average American drives over 300 miles each week, meaning your vehicle wrap possesses an incredible potential to reach and influence countless drivers in and around your community.
  • Vehicle wraps elevate the appearance of service-based businesses – Regardless of whether you’re a one-man-band or a multi-unit franchise operation, vehicle wraps provide you and/or your fleet with a clean-cut, professional appearance that enhances your reputation with current and potential customers.
  • Vehicle wraps are durable and long-lasting – Not only do vehicle wraps look good, they also preserve and protect paint and vehicle exteriors. Furthermore, vehicle wraps are easy to repair, patch up, and/or replace so your traveling billboard won’t be off the road for long!
  • Vehicle wraps can be custom-built for ANY vehicle – Bring any vehicle to us at SpeedPro and we can turn it into a powerful marketing tool for your brand. We wrap taxis, vans, trucks, boats, RV’s, trailers, buses, and everything in between!
  • Vehicle wraps are a mobile extension of your brand – Vehicle wraps aren’t just for service-based business owners. We love working with brick-and-mortar business owners seeking an opportunity to take their brand/products on the road.
  • Vehicle wraps are excellent for grand openings and announcements – Vehicle wraps are also an excellent way to spread the word on a new restaurant or business and/or showcase big changes/new announcements that your customers need to know.
  • And most importantly, vehicle wrap ROI is trackable and measurable – At SpeedPro, we work with our customers to ensure they include a custom phone number, e-mail address or landing page on their cost-effective vehicle wrap so they can track the number of leads they generate!

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Oh, and here’s the best news – we can turn vehicle wraps around in just 72 hours at any SpeedPro location around the country, besting the industry standard of 5-7 days by 2 days or more.   So, not only do we make you look good, we do it fast!