I am always surprised that one of the most common questions I get is about mic flags. This is probably because I have described the “magical” power of the mic flag in a number of presentations I have given. It is amazing how a square cube with a logo on it will open doors. People who might never take you seriously see that flag and suddenly gravitate towards you. I suggest them to all podcasters who are serious about their efforts. It is a great way to get your brand and name into the media as well as just creating general awareness and a professional appearance. We have used mic flags with great effect at Grape Radio. Up until now though, the question was always where to get a professional looking one. I never had an answer. The truth was I got spoiled early on when doing work for Disney, their Broadcast Services always supplied me with the appropriate custom made flag. For the Grape Radio flags we were left to making them ourselves using peel and stick labels placed on a mic flag “blank”.
I have found the solution. When looking for some new mic flags for GigaVox, Paul Figgiani pointed me to Impact PBS. All I can say is wow! These are nicer than the ones I get at Disney. Best of all for podcasters, there is no minimum order. You can get them one at a time if need be. As you can see from the pictures, they have a wide assortment to choose from including a unique flag made for the RE-20 shock mount. The graphics are sharp and clearly visible, all sides of the flags are finished and they use nice foam in the center to accommodate any microphone. I am really impressed. If you are looking to make a statement with your microphone, check them out. In fact, I like these so much I have asked Glenn who runs Impact PBS to be on Behind The Mic. [link]