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Bret Mileski
Family Man, Entrepreneur, Pastor, and CEO. President & Founder of Ackland Media Frames. Co-Founder of Brand Alliance Media, and Undeniable Advertising. Serving at The Rock Church of Temecula Valley, Murrieta, CA.
Interests: entrepreneurship, mixed martial arts, the undeniable truth, and being the best husband and father I can be., helping people to reach their potential.
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Scroll Down for the 6 Major Reasons Frames Outperform Decals -- Sign Shop Spotlight -- Graphitek, Hoosick Falls, NY Eggstra-Ordinary! Great Job, Al! (2 Advertisers - One Truck) Farms, Ranches and Produce Companies Nationwide all rely on trucks for distribution, and ALL have a need for inexpensive mass exposure. You... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2014 at Ackland Frame Guy Blog
They say that I’m not human; And they speak it as though it were true .But “Before I formed you in the womb,” My God said -- “I knew YOU.” “Behold children – a gift from the Lord. The fruit of the womb, a reward.” But something’s gone wrong; This wasn’t God’s plan - They’re using the word “ABORT”. He is the Potter; We are the clay. That’s the message that God has sent. I thought I‘d be viewed as a precious gift; Instead, I’m reviled – like punishment. Do away with me? Cast me aside, like trash? I really do not understand. “I formed your inward parts,” God said. “You’re the work of your Father’s hand.” I sleep and I play and I get hiccups. My head, I’m starting to raise. I can kick and twist and flail and grab; And it’s only been a hundred days! Can a “clump of cells” point its finger? Can it open and close its jaw? If I’m fearfully, wonderfully made by God - Where is the sense of “Awe”? My heart has had a heartbeat, since before day twenty-five; Doctors say it beats like yours; Believe me – I’m ALIVE!!! Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2014 at Bret's Blog
Here's an excerpt: "Transportations Companies are looking to increase profits, just like everyone else. Equally important, decision makers are surprisingly accessible. Of the estimated 1.2 million trucking companies in the U.S., 97% operate 20 or fewer trucks, while 90% operate 6 or fewer. Getting to the top of the food... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2013 at Ackland Frame Guy Blog
"We did our first swap-out from last year's batch. A Student Driver from our Truck Driving School (client) took out a STOP sign and tore the vinyl about 9 feet. 1 side swapped - Start to Finish 40 minutes! We're getting good with this stuff! 15 down, 3 more to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2013 at Ackland Frame Guy Blog
Awesome idea for long-term income stream! Had to pass it along. I know someone who retired very nicely (8 figures!!) in his late 30's from selling his billboard inventory. Download AMF BB Ebook Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2013 at Ackland Frame Guy Blog
I thought this Wallscape by OAI Corp (FL) was an awesome example of creativity! Why does every billboard have to be a rectangle? Why not modernize, and flow with the lines of the existing architecture? The angles can be figured out with a good old fashioned protractor from your junior... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2013 at Ackland Frame Guy Blog
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Sep 4, 2013
Our Sign Company of September is The Baldus Co, out of Ft Wayne Indiana. They were chosen because of the STUNNING transformation they produced at the Community School of the Arts in Marion, IN. (Wait 'til you see the 'Before' and 'After' shots!) Each of the framed wallscapes is 20'h... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2013 at Ackland Frame Guy Blog
Amazingly, yes. “Every twenty-four hours, the body recycles the equivalent of forty thousand glasses of water to maintain its normal physiological functions. Without a regular replenishment of water, the body can’t deliver nutrients to the cells or properly eliminate waste products through the kidneys and bowels.” (Dr. Batmanghelidj, author of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2013 at Lucinda's Small Changes, Better Life
In my experience. removing decals is a royal pain. Removing and then replacingthem is even worse, due to the surface prep required, and the time involved. Ugh! The cost just to remove is sometimes more than the entire cost of a brand new wrap. I grabbed this example below from... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2013 at Ackland Frame Guy Blog
Case Study #1: Southern CA Supermarket Chain – owns small Fleet, offers (Food Co) Vendor an Opportunity to pay for the Advertising on 15 Box Trucks. Vendor Foots the Bill, each truck features Food Company AND Super Market logo. Everybody wins! Case Study #2: PA Independent Trucking Co – Father... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2013 at Ackland Frame Guy Blog
Medical Centers Casinos Pharmacies Banks July 10, 2013 YOU CAN'T SELL FROM AN EMPTY CART That's why we're having a mid-summer sale, specifically for people who DON'T yet have the job sold. We all know how many customers wait too long, and then expect things "yesterday.". If you have Ackland... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2013 at Ackland Frame Guy Blog
" Frames & New Vinyl... --Like Lipstick and Nail Polish." From Drab to Fab with 1 Can of Spray Paint, 3 New Digital Prints, and a Couple Hours of Labor! (Friday Afternoon) (Saturday Morning) Before After Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2013 at Ackland Frame Guy Blog
Client says, "It Simply HAS to Look Antique!" How do you Install a Shiny Modern Attachment System, on an Antique/Historic Brick Building like this? (without messing up the appearance and FEEL of the Place...?) #1. Figure out where they want to put the new Sign/Graphics: 2. Find some other decorative... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2013 at Ackland Frame Guy Blog
The "Before" Before Installation - Building is actually a smooth stucco surface - "WRAPPED" like a vehicle. The Challenge: To cover the building TEMPORARILY, so Nike can unveil its new HYPERVENOM Athletic Shoe for a set promotional period - and then return the building to its previous "Adidas" display. There... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2013 at Ackland Frame Guy Blog
Begin Slideshow... *** Press Release*** "What's in a Frame?" Great Question... As large format digital printing continues to prove itself in new and colorful ways, sign companies are creatively scrambling for new opportunities to PRINT BIG. Increasing sales volume in a down economy is a serious endeavor which calls for... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2013 at Ackland Frame Guy Blog
Customers often want to know,“How long will it take to install the Frame & Vinyl on a truck?” or “How much should I charge for labor?” I feel like asking them “How long is a rope?” Answer: “It depends… on the length.” (Know what I mean?) The amount of time... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2013 at Ackland Frame Guy Blog
Step 1. Sell the Job Step 2: Print the Vinyl Step 3: Install (Of course, there's a catch --You have to have some Ackland Frames IN YOUR SHOP!) TODAY... TOMORROW! This Wallscape of the Week was produced by The Matrix Dept, Leesburg, GA Fantastic Work, guys! Thank you for your... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2013 at Ackland Frame Guy Blog
Ackland Times Herald Sign Companies Making Life Better Top 10 Examples ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ #1. Helping to End World Hunger This “18 Wheels of Hope” Trailer graphic/frame system was donated by Ackland Media Systems just after hurricane Katrina. The vehicle regularly picked up and delivered food donations to hurricane victims in desperate... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2013 at Ackland Frame Guy Blog
All that New Signage Technology is Nice... (LEDs, Translucent Films, Stand-Offs, Vehicle Templates, POS Software, etc.) But, seriously - the Bucks are on the Trucks. (Here's why:) In This Issue • Truckside Facts • Advertising Stats • Real Case Studies • Revenue Opportunity • Frames vs PSV Comparison 90% of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2013 at Ackland Frame Guy Blog
OK, maybe just 2.... "BEFORE" and "AFTER" 1. 2. Photo Fuzzy? Click for Insatllation Video Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2012 at Ackland Frame Guy Blog
I remember back in the day when I started my first of many websites that represented my business on the internet. In those days, I spent a lot of money for a colorful advertisement and didn’t really know how to make it bring more business in. I started putting the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2012 at Ackland Frame Guy Blog
Before After Step 1: Find a City with a Friendly Sign Code. We know this is easier said than done, but those cities are out there, (as well as "County" properties) which have workable permit processes, or are more "Sign-Friendly". Step 2: Find a Building on a Busy Street or... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2012 at Ackland Frame Guy Blog
I'll keep this one short. How does this sound?: (4) Local Theaters Each with (6) Big Movie Marquees (framed, of course) You change out all the graphics 1x/month You can do the exact math, but I'm guessing an extra $50K, annually in service revenue alone. Get the printing contract and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2012 at Ackland Frame Guy Blog
Sometimes tradition can be a real pain. When Sign Companies buy products at wholesale prices, one of the first questions that gets asked is, "How much is suggested retail?" Answer: We don't have one. Seriously. We do not suggest a retail price. Our reasoning behind it is simple: We only... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2012 at Ackland Frame Guy Blog