Tagging and Self Esteem

This picture is of a tagging in a bathroom at local eatery.

Is this a statement or cry for recognition of existence?

Is this a statement or cry for recognition of existence?

I find it so sad that some young adult wants and needs the world to know they exist bad enough to settle for putting their work on the bottom of a toilet seat. Along with another tagging of someone putting their work on a pipe near the floor.

Do they feel their lives are so trivial that this is the best they can do to make their mark on the world? They can not look up any higher than the bottom of a toilet seat and the bathroom floor?

I have always viewed tagging as a cry out to the world that the tagger exists. They have nothing but the clothes they wear, a marker or a can of paint.

What could they be doing with their lives if they had a better start on life, or could look a little higher?

How you Choose to Advertise

There are times and places for Company and Business advertising. Whether it be a company vehicle, sweater or hat, there are appropriate places you want your company logo seen.

The picture below, poor as it is, was taken in the parking lot of a casino. In the same casino I see people wearing company shirts, company logos, and company hats.

I watch company branded vehicles pass me on a busy street ten miles per hour over the speed limit, weaving through traffic. Company vehicles stopped at a liquor store and sometimes adult book stores are not uncommon sights.

Advertising in non-appropriate places are rarely, if ever large national companies. Usually they are small Mom and Pop companies, with an owner and a few employees. If you are one of these small companies, this post is directed at you. You are making poor choices where you allow your company vehicle or your employees in company clothing to be

What is your business image

Where do you choose to take your company?

I won’t be hiring you for a job because I saw your vehicle at the liquor store on a Wednesday afternoon. I won’t be hiring you because I saw you wearing a company shirt at the blackjack table. I won’t be hiring you because I saw your vehicle parked at an adult book store.

I am picky about who I allow to work on my house and property. I do not want someone doing a job for me that may be in a hurry to get the job done so they can get to the liquor store, a casino, or spend their money at an adult book store.

You may be the best in the city at what you do. Unfortunately, the choices you make, when and where you choose to advertise your company and product make you suspect. If you want to advertise on your vehicle, remember there is more to advertising than the tax break. Business owner beware, your prospective clients are watching what you do.