Meet Mark Dandridge, Aka “Rad Dad”: The AArrow Sign Spinner Increasing Smiles and Home Sales Throughout San Antonio


December 20, 2017

SAN ANTONIO, TX – Mark Dandrige can often be seen at a busy intersection in San Antonio doing a sign spinning jam with his sign. A military veteran, BMX flatland hobbyist, and a father of four, it’s no wonder he has gotten the nickname “Rad Dad” from his fellow sign spinners at AArrow, a global leader in the advertising industry.  

A stand out amongst the company’s 2,800 employees, Dandridge creates his own client highlight video reels, consistently receives raving client testimonials, and has the best customer service rating in all of Texas. But perhaps his biggest accomplishment is that he is dramatically increasing sales for home builders and occupancy rates for rental companies across the valley. Sign spinning–with show stopping talent like Dandridge–is just one of the many ways real estate businesses can win in today’s ecosystem.

“One customer came in to Park Ridge just because she saw Mark with the sign. The customer didn’t even know we were there before seeing him,” Park Ridge Sales Counselor Nick Kelley said. “We always notice a significant increase in traffic when Mark is spinning for us.”

Dandridge has been sign spinning with AArrow for two years and documenting his journey every step of the way. From his first shift and everyday thereafter, “Rad Dad” has had the cameras rolling. AArrow puts together case studies to help clients measure the impact that advertising is having on their sales, but when Mark is on the corner, the impact is immediate.

“We received more than five phone calls for pricing info and set appointments for the following week,” Kristin Garcia, assistant community manager at Rustico at Fair Oaks said. “We also had a lady and her son stop in to take a tour for her daughter and son-in-law after seeing how amazing Mark is.”

Dandridge’s story has been one of determination and hope that you can turn any passion into a career. After serving in the Army from 1987-1995, he has been looking for opportunities to utilize his military background and discipline to keep him athletic, active, and youthful. At AArrow, he is able to use artistic expression and harness his creative energy in each of his sign spinning shifts to make people smile everyday. That positive energy turns into positive results for Mark and AArrow’s clients.  

There are thousands of other sign spinners like Dandridge across the world who share a similar passion. AArrow employs young people traditionally between the ages of 16-24 to provide sign spinning service and outdoor advertising to businesses around the world.  AArrow has Texas offices in San Antonio, Austin, Houston, and Ft. Worth, with 20 additional domestic and 10 international offices.  

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