Pubs are renowned for luring customers with witty sales pitches and risky jokes on A-boards, and we want to see the best of them.
A-boards can lead to global recognition. Mick Quinn, leaseholder at the Fleming Arms, Ryde, Isle of Wight, hailed the impact of his controversial signs which boosted trade — despite public complaints to police.
Quinn featured in local and national newspapers around the world with his daring jokes.
He told the PMA the signs were the “most effective advertising I’ve ever known, and it’s free”.
But take it too far an attempted joke can land a pub in trouble.
The Monkmoor pub, in Shrewsbury, was forced to remove a “German porn” board after complaints led to a visit from police and environmental health inspectors.
Managing director of Inn-Dispensable, Martin Read, runs an A-board course, inspired by seeing some terrible examples of marketing (below).
Licensees are taught how to make bright, attractive a-boards to lure customers.
Email your best A-board pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org