I used to see sign spinners all the time when I lived in San Diego. They were generally for apartment complexes that had units for rent. Maybe for phone stores that had a sale. It seemed to be SoCal's answer to the youth job market. Growing up in the Midwest, I worked McD's, or various food service. I'm sure if I'd grown up in SoCal, I'd have spun a sign while listening to my Walkman. All of a sudden, I'm seeing this shit all over TV ads. Ford Focus. It's Always Sunny. It makes me respect them less. Focus: What are the worst advertisement techniques you've seen? Things that made you LESS likely to buy a product. Alt Focus: What are the best?