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Poll Electric Sign Indsutry Trade Magazines (8 member(s) have cast votes)

Do you think the trade magazines check facts before publishing?

  1. Yes (1 votes [12.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.50%

  2. No (5 votes [62.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 62.50%

  3. I don't know, I never even thought about that one (2 votes [25.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 25.00%

Which magazines do you think, checks facts the MOST before publishing today?

  1. Sign & Digital Graphics (1 votes [12.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.50%

  2. Sign Builder Illustrated (1 votes [12.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.50%

  3. Signs of The Times (6 votes [75.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 75.00%

Do they publish articles pushed to promote their Vendors & Advertisers?

  1. Yes (8 votes [100.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 100.00%

  2. No (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. I don't know, I never even thought about that one (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

Which magazine do you think publishes the MOST articles to promote their Advertisers?

  1. Sign & Digital Graphics (3 votes [37.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 37.50%

  2. Sign Builder Illustrated (3 votes [37.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 37.50%

  3. Signs of The Times (2 votes [25.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 25.00%

Have you ever seen "investigative" journalism? If so, by who?

  1. Sign & Digital Graphics (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  2. Sign Builder Illustrated (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. Signs of The Times (1 votes [12.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.50%

  4. None of them (7 votes [87.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 87.50%

Have you read articles that would hurt our trade more than help? if so, by who?

  1. Sign & Digital Graphics (4 votes [30.77%])

    Percentage of vote: 30.77%

  2. Sign Builder Illustrated (4 votes [30.77%])

    Percentage of vote: 30.77%

  3. Signs of The Times (2 votes [15.38%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.38%

  4. None of them (3 votes [23.08%])

    Percentage of vote: 23.08%

What magazine actually carries more legitimate information not aimed at product promotion?

  1. Sign & Digital Graphics (1 votes [12.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.50%

  2. Sign Builder Illustrated (1 votes [12.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.50%

  3. Signs of The Times (6 votes [75.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 75.00%

  4. None of them (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

Where do you get MOST of your hard to find electric sign trade infomation that aids you in your buying decisions?

  1. Trade Magazines artciles (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  2. Trade Magazine advertising (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. Trade Association Seminars (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  4. Websites such as The Sign Syndicate & posts written by other sign companies (5 votes [62.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 62.50%

  5. Other (3 votes [37.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 37.50%

Magazines at one time started out with good intentions for the trade, does that continue? If so, which does that?

  1. Sign & Digtal Graphics (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  2. Sign Builder Illustrated (1 votes [12.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.50%

  3. Signs of The Times (4 votes [50.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 50.00%

  4. None of them (3 votes [37.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 37.50%

Do you think articles are written in a way or ommited, as not to offend their advertisers?

  1. Yes I do, advertising money dictates (7 votes [87.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 87.50%

  2. No, I think their truthful (1 votes [12.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.50%

  3. I don't know (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

Which does the better job of telling it like it is, forget the advertiser journailsm come first!

  1. Sign & Digtal Graphics (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  2. Sign Builder Illustrated (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. Signs of The Times (4 votes [50.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 50.00%

  4. I don't think any do, advertising will always dictate (4 votes [50.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 50.00%

Do Trade Magazines spread a lot of mis-information, mis-characterize and are biased to products and light sources?

  1. Yes (6 votes [75.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 75.00%

  2. No (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. I don' t know (2 votes [25.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 25.00%

As of right now 2014, which magazine is serving the electric sign industry better based on content and preserving our traditions for those to come?

  1. Sign & Digtal Graphics (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  2. Sign Builder Illustrated (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. Signs of The Times (5 votes [62.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 62.50%

  4. None of them, I just use my free magazines as a fly swatter! (3 votes [37.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 37.50%

With current 2014 topics where should our magazines hit on the most on topics you may not be aware of or would like to see reported on more?

  1. Electric Sign Industry Politics (2 votes [13.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 13.33%

  2. With unbias, light sources...compared and measured by electrical engineers (4 votes [26.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 26.67%

  3. Sign Association topics and agendas, in a journalistic perpective with no bias (3 votes [20.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.00%

  4. Get more investigative about the products we use (5 votes [33.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 33.33%

  5. I don't care (1 votes [6.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.67%

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