Putting double entendre’ to work

double hung.jpgA friend/neighbor of mine has been putting a logo together for my business.  I have noticed that everytime I put one of my old, boring yard signs in a customer’s yard – they get swiped in a day or so.  Could have something to do with the name… I just don’t know.

That got me to thinking maybe I could put together some t-shirts and the like and maybe sell them to the preservation minded and the dirty minded alike.

I always get a rise out of folks when I tell them the name of my business, maybe this way I’ll make a few bucks also.

I’m taking pre-production orders now.  Any takers?

Update: One of my old-school, quickly-disappearing yard signs can be seen in this ConvergeSouth video by Tom Lassiter.

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16 Comments

  1. Posted July 20, 2006 at 12:01 pm | Permalink

    We will pimp your site on our blog in exchange for a shirt.

  2. Posted July 20, 2006 at 2:49 pm | Permalink

    DOUBLE hung! That’s it. I kept thinking “WELL hung.” Don’t know why.

  3. Mike K.
    Posted July 20, 2006 at 2:56 pm | Permalink

    Diversifying your revenue streams and creating nice logo. Steps many companies throughout the US and the world have taken to be successful. Now you just need a catchy slogan that people can’t help but remember and you’ll be good to go. As Mel Brooks said in the movie Spaceballs, it’s all about “moichendizing!” Anyone out there got some ideas because my brain’s not firing on all cylinders at the moment?

  4. Posted July 20, 2006 at 3:02 pm | Permalink

    At least http://www.doublehung.com is about your business and not JW’s thinking. Shame you couldn’t have gotten the website first.

  5. Dick
    Posted July 20, 2006 at 3:14 pm | Permalink

    Mike K.

    How about “Double Hung. Twice as good as Well Hung.”

  6. Dick
    Posted July 20, 2006 at 3:17 pm | Permalink

    Mike K.

    “The few. The proud. The Double Hung.”

  7. Posted July 20, 2006 at 3:26 pm | Permalink

    If you adjusted the sizes of the little rectangle thingies a little and put a slight curve on the big rectangle thingie, well, it’s not a darned Rorshach test, is it?

  8. Posted July 20, 2006 at 5:16 pm | Permalink

    I just bought “www.double-hung.com” What’s a “-” among friends?

  9. Posted July 20, 2006 at 5:53 pm | Permalink

    Or “Double Hung, Satisfaction Guaranteed or your money back. Twice. You just have to wait 15 minutes.”

  10. Posted July 20, 2006 at 5:55 pm | Permalink

    Or…”You think YOU’RE Hung,” on the front and “You’re not Hung ’til you’re Double Hung. ” on the back.

  11. Posted July 20, 2006 at 9:38 pm | Permalink

    Mr. Hoggard,

    may I have permission to make a commercial for you? You will have to let me put it on my blog. However, it would be free! I already have an idea. We get a sexy woman first. Ok….so….the commercial starts with her walking up some steps in a hurried fashion….she is half way up..and she says to herself “I just cant wait to see it!?” then she slows down to a tip toe and creeps to a door…and the view goes close to the door handle.her hand opens it..and she walks in…..camera goes close to upper body……and in a seductive manner she says….”mmmm…..I need mine double Hung”….maybe even have her lick her lips …you know that lip licking commercial move the ladies do? then the camera pans to the new window u just put in….u could be standing there w a tool belt on…smiling…..and the end would be a female voice saying…”When it is Double Hung…I cant wait to see it!”

  12. Posted July 21, 2006 at 5:58 am | Permalink

    Let’s do it Ben…

    Seeing as my customers are usually weighing the benefits of repairing their old windows or ripping them out and putting new, inferior windows in…my current “slogan” is pretty boring compared to the above suggestions, it reads: “Don’t replace… repair”

    But in the spirit of where you guys are going with this, here’s mine… “Double Hung… uncommon satisfaction guaranteed

    This might be a job for Mr. Sun…

  13. Ann Stringfield
    Posted July 21, 2006 at 8:20 am | Permalink

    “Don’t replace … repair”, along with your great new window logo, gets the message across immediately, David.
    “Less is more”, ya know.

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    Their annual price includes highly functional, easy to use software, the web site hosting , free web-based training, etc.
    Homestead always gets PC magazine awards for easy of use. I’ve used them for years. Easy to create and update your own website.

    Congratulations on the new logo!

    ann

  14. Keith
    Posted July 21, 2006 at 6:59 pm | Permalink

    Here’s a few more suggestions…

    1. “There’s nothing better than being Double Hung!”

    2. “Double Hung: Try it, you’ll like it.”

    3. “Double Hung my sash!”

    4. “We guarantee you’ll be pleased with Double Hung”

    5. “Double Hung…more than just a pane in your sash!”

    6. “Double Hung: We repair….do you dare?

    7. “With Double Hung….size doesn’t matter.”

    8. “Double Hung: We fix your panes…seriously!”

    Slogans for t-shirt….

    1. I’m Double Hung. Are you?

    2. I’m Double Hung. Don’t you wish you were?

    3. Women love a Double Hung guy.

    4. Double Hung…seeing is believing.

    5. Double Hung…see for yourself.

    6. Double Hung…ask me about it.

    7. Double Hung…check it out.

  15. Holly
    Posted July 24, 2006 at 1:49 pm | Permalink

    You could go a different route as well…..the old 4 fingered hand/thumbless hand joke….either way good stuff! (if I were in college I’d want your sign for my dorm room too..right next to the UI-69 sign!!lol!)

  16. LL
    Posted July 26, 2006 at 6:47 am | Permalink

    as soon as we get the Troy Lumber Company “GOT WOOD” t-shirts printed…we’ll have to make a trade!!!
    LL