Velocity Signs on Shark Tank
Sign Waving Machine - Episode 519 - 4/10/2014
|Velocity Sign Waving Machine|
with life-like Mannequin
The two entrepreneurs who invented the Velocity Sign mechanical sign twirlers, are Scott Adams and Josh Faherty, who will also be appearing in this Episode 519 on April 10, 2014. Obviously, this product doesn't have the appeal a lot of Shark Tank Products have when it comes to the masses wanting to buy one, but for any business that's already paying employees to stand outside twirling a sign, investing in a Mechanical Velocity Sign makes perfect sense.
The cost for the standard model Velocity Sign is $1599.00 which can easily twirl signs just as good as any human sign spinner. The moving signs require no breaks and never complain about the weather or working 15 hours in a row if need be. You just plug in your new employee, and watch it go to work pulling new customers off the street and into your business.
The standard model does do a good job replicating a human twirling a sign, but it lacks the visual appeal of the unlucky person designated to do this not-so-pleasant job. Josh and Scott also came up with a clever solution to replicate a human sign spinner with life-like Mannequin's for only a few hundred dollars more per sign waving machine.
Velocity Signs before Shark Tank Update:
Even though Velocity Signs is a little different than most Shark Tank Products with mass appeal to the general public, this invention clearly solves a very real problem for businesses using human sign twirlers. I know for a fact using this advertising technique to get people in the door really does work, especially if you have a motivated and experienced twirler. I must have driven by a Little Caesar's Pizza for a solid month always seeing different employees outside twirling a sign. I never paid much attention because they always looked like they would much rather be doing anything else than twirling a sign on that busy street corner. Then one day we were driving by and there was a new twirler throwing that sign in the air and looked to be having a very good time putting on a show for everyone to see. It wasn't until the second or third time I saw him back out on the corner full of just as much energy and motivation as the first time I witnessed his sign twirling abilities. That time we did stop and bought a few pizzas, and I made sure to let the manager know exactly why. I also told him he needs to give his new sign twirler a BIG Raise for doing such a fantastic job pulling us right off the street.
Obviously, most businesses do not already employ professional sign twirlers, and this is where the Velocity Signs come in. As far as this company getting a deal on the Shark Tank Show, all the Sharks are experts in the advertising field, and should easily see the benefits using a mechanical sign waving machine versus a human twirler.
The one thing about this business where I see a lot of money being left on the table is you can only buy the Velocity Sign with no option to rent a sign waving machine. Grant it, investing a couple grand in this advertising medium may seem like peanuts, especially if you have already experimented with human sign twirlers, but what about thousands of other businesses that may only want to use a sign twirling machine occasionally? I could easily see a lot of smaller businesses renting this type of advertising for a few hundred bucks a week, that might not even consider investing a few grand until the concept was proven to bring people in the door.
Deal or no deal, Josh Fahery and Scott Adams, are very much looking forward to being Featured on the Shark Tank, and will be hosting a viewing party at the Mix Downtown in Sacramento, CA this Thursday Night during Episode 519. Considering a lot of Shark Tank Contestants don't announce their viewing party to the public, this has me almost convinced the Sharks just might take a bite out of the Mechanical Sign Waving Business.
Velocity Sign Website