View Full Version : What do ya think of my postcards?

03-23-2006, 09:23 PM
Tell me what you think.

03-23-2006, 09:34 PM

Carolina Cuts
03-23-2006, 09:39 PM
I understand the concept of the services 'lookin' like blades of grass. But, personally I wouldn't go with that...

Logo looks good... Grass looks good... color for the services looks good. I would just list the services and not make em' look like grass...

03-23-2006, 09:41 PM
Looks nice, but I would put the list of your services in the horizontal position with bullet points by each service and change from white to black letters on the bottom.

03-23-2006, 09:49 PM
I like it, creative and very professional looking. great job. Did someone do that for you at a shop or did you do it yourself?

03-23-2006, 09:53 PM
I had a guy i know who does this type of stuff on the side do it for me. On the back side of the card is my logo with the number under. Keep the replys coming.

03-23-2006, 10:03 PM
I like it... it is outside the norm and got my attention.

03-23-2006, 10:57 PM
I feel the same as billz. If everyone only gets .5 - 3% call back rate and you do the same as them, what call back rate do you expect? If you do something different you will probably get a better call back rate.

03-23-2006, 10:58 PM
Another thought, change please call for an estimate to "call by a certain date to get a free analysis and $10 off. You will get a better call back if you offer something other companies arent.

03-24-2006, 12:19 AM
wow! i think it is awesome, in fact, i'm going to send you a private message about something concerning it. i completely disagree with the other people who said they wouldn't use it, or it doesn't look good to have your services listed as blades of grass. i think, (and i look), this is one of the most "eye-catching" professional looking flyers, if not, that i've ever seen! the problem most of us have is the fact of getting both concepts in one good looking flyer. it is easy to get an eye-catcher, and people get professional-looking flyers made, but wow, this is both. i absolutly love your idea, and i think your flyer is set apart from the rest because it makes you say "what?". then people want to read your services so they turn it sideways, BOOM! AT THAT POINT YOU ARE ALREADY AHEAD OF BUSINESSES LIKE CAROLINA CUTS OR SOUTHERN LANDSCAPE. i personally wouldn't take to heart the advice of someone who doesn't even own a blower... i am highly impressed!!! i love the way some are lighter and darker than others. if i owned a house you'd have my yard!

03-24-2006, 12:47 AM
I think its great! Definitely something new and outside the box

03-24-2006, 06:36 AM
I think it does what you want it to. A potential customer will have to LOOK at it to really read it. Keep thinking outside the box.

03-24-2006, 06:41 AM
I like it. I am thinking of doing something similar.

I have a question on sending them. I have flyers that I could make post cards out of relatively easily. How do you address them?

Do you bulk mail a neighborhood? Target certain houses? Do property searches and send to addresses on one ortwo streets?

Do you write the addresses or type them?

What is the best ways some of you have found to bulk mail them?

03-24-2006, 08:55 AM
I like it and agree that maybe have a better closing, like the call before such a date. Other than that, I love it. How much would postcards like this cost, if you didnt get a break from your friend? Thanks

03-24-2006, 09:05 AM
I'm with Billz, very eye catching... Nice job.

03-24-2006, 11:36 AM
did you get my private message?

03-24-2006, 12:21 PM
Looks Great to me. And im impressed you are not doing the (stuff the flyer in the door , mailbox thing. I would be on the phone ASAP calling you but do you charge Xtra to do a quote in michigan. Very proffessional way to advertise. Yes i was curious on the bul rate price per piece also. We always send out 2 page letters with a buisiness card. Uor last mailing was 14.7cents per piece.

03-24-2006, 01:50 PM
I am actually not bulk mailing them, I wish I could but right now I am running low on cash and i am 18 years old so i dont really mind walking around on foot. I bought some door hander bags from lesco to deliver them. I paid 275 plus 25.42 for the shipping and this was for 2500.

03-24-2006, 02:01 PM
Bulk rate for postcards is between .18 - .20 a piece. Theres one member in arizona that can get it for .12 in his area but have not heard of anyone else getting a cheaper rate than .17.


03-24-2006, 02:05 PM
That doesnt sound to bad, i should have looked into that more i guess. Maybe next year. this year im :walking:

03-24-2006, 02:30 PM
Bulk mail is extremely beneficial if you play your cards right , avg direct marketing is like 2.5% chance of a call back . out 1st bulk mail was at 6-7% on like 30,000 mailing but we used a few tricks.

03-24-2006, 02:55 PM
Advanced,the only thing I would have done different is switched the words so they read down and not up.Very creative anyway and I like it very much.

Lux Lawn
03-24-2006, 03:30 PM
I like it,I think it will creative & will attract attention.

03-24-2006, 03:37 PM
Very nice, and Original.

03-24-2006, 07:19 PM
i like this alot...so ur just going door to door with these not bulk mailing them? For the veterans out there who have bulked mail how do u typically go about doing that? thanks

03-24-2006, 07:26 PM
I just got done passing out about 600 only about 2000 left :confused: . I should have bulk mailed them, i think it is more professional. I guess i will just have to see how this year gos.

03-24-2006, 07:46 PM
It depends. Passing them out can lead to face to face sales. Something I trust alot more then them simply sending a mailing.

03-25-2006, 01:47 AM
Sorry guys, but this is a postcard - and not a full logo. As far as that goes, I think it is A-1, top notch. This is pure marketing, and marketing at it finest. I can't really speak for the person who did this, but if he does his other stuff with the same type of ingenuity as what he incorporated ino this, then he is one the talented ones that just have a knack.
As far as the logo itself goes....Sorry again. This is VRY well thought out and again,....top notch. It is effective, easy to read, and carries a theme. You are on a good path as far as marketing goes. I wish you all the best of luck with it, and walk with confidence knowing that you have something this good going for you.

03-25-2006, 02:08 AM
Thanks for all of the replys, i really like the design and will definitely have him do all my other advertisements. if i pass out 2500 of these how many calls should i expect, would it be in the ball park of 25?

03-25-2006, 03:27 AM
So what is your response like thus far???

Where are you at?

03-25-2006, 08:27 AM
Looks awesome. If I was designing one to look like that, it would look exactly like that! Love how you have the services all abstract and sh*t

03-25-2006, 10:25 AM
i think its good... People love ******ed new methods ( no offense) but look at all the outrageous superbowl ads. u gotta try to be different than the standard advertisements of a logo and list of services

only comment is i think a lot of old people wont realize all the blades of grass

03-25-2006, 11:42 AM
If the ad is as good as we think it is, you should get atleast 75 calls or 3%.

03-25-2006, 01:19 PM
So far i have handed out 600 or more in the past two days, and haven't got one call yet. Got to go because im gonna hand some more out today.

03-25-2006, 02:29 PM
is it me, why doesnt any body put on the mailers or post cards that they are insured.

03-25-2006, 02:48 PM
I think it is becuase most people dont think "I hope theyre insured, since they may damage my car if a rock shoots from underneath their expensive lawn mower"

03-25-2006, 04:07 PM
I am actually not bulk mailing them, I wish I could but right now I am running low on cash and i am 18 years old so i dont really mind walking around on foot. I bought some door hander bags from lesco to deliver them. I paid 275 plus 25.42 for the shipping and this was for 2500.

Thats really expensive. I paid like $135 for 10,000 doorhangers, 15 3/4" x 16 1/2" i believe. If you need more you could buy some off me, because i may be switching to just standard door hangers. Email me at office@mowitlawns or pm me.

03-25-2006, 06:46 PM
I just priced out what a printer would charge me for full colour on card stock cut four ways - $2700 CAD (for 5000 sheets 8.5x11) so that was 3x what I estimated it would cost so I'm back producing my own flyers for now.

03-26-2006, 02:51 AM
Ouch that is stiff...

I have 20,000 full color single side fyers printed on 80# gloss white paper for less than $1300US it must be the cutting...

Lol thats where I would get my money from too if I could "from the cutting".


J&R Landscaping
03-26-2006, 02:01 PM
Very creative and original! I like it!