Bandit Signs in Illegal areas

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I'm a newbie investor and just launched my business and am thinking about putting out bandit signs. I checked with my city municipality and they said the bandit signs are illegal. I've heard a lot of people say they post their signs anyways but I'm not sure what to do. If I have a $1,000 a month budget for marketing (part of which goes to direct mail), is it worth it to put out signs that could be taken down a few days after I put them out? Any input is greatly appreciated! Thanks

Don't break the law to promote your business. End of story. If bandit signs are illegal in your city, don't put them out.

Actually, it's hard to believe, but you get the best response rate if you place them downtown, right around city hall. I don't know why, but the phone really rings.

Lots of people have to go see their alderman or city councilor, so right across the street from his house is probably the best place to post bandit signs.

@Jon Holdman is right. Do you really want to risk heavy fines, or something on the record (remember you're in business, people will research you at some point if you want loans etc) ? There may be a permit you can get from the city to post signs, which would be a much better option.

@Wayne Brooks - I can't tell if you are being serious or not... cause I laughed out loud because you'll get some nice calls from the City, threatening fines. Just clarifying if that's what you meant! :)

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