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Benz2328
03-25-2008, 10:49 AM
Warm weather is just around the corner and I still didn't start advertising... What do you guys recommend... full color postcards... or full color door hangers...

KrayzKajun
03-25-2008, 11:07 AM
Warm weather is just around the corner and I still didn't start advertising... What do you guys recommend... full color postcards... or full color door hangers...

HMMM... do both! you can never advertise too much. oh and hurry up!:hammerhead:

Benz2328
03-25-2008, 11:12 AM
Ha I wish ... Im very limited on advertising cost :-/

Enzo
03-25-2008, 11:33 AM
Use Door Hangers. I went the hard way and did flyers so sometimes the door would be locked and I would have to tape the flyer to the door it was a pain in the a**. I would do door hangers for myself next time. There is a website I saw the other day called
3000doorhangers.com

zz4guy
03-25-2008, 03:21 PM
I say mail postcards. Way more expensive w/postage though.

Nice thing about cards is people will save a nice little 4x6 card in their drawer but might not save an awckward door hanger flyer. I had people pull out my 4x6s months later last year.

DA Quality Lawn & YS
03-25-2008, 05:04 PM
Try both, as stated by others above. Then next year you can use the method that worked most effectively this season.

lawnandorderny
03-25-2008, 05:55 PM
I was in the same position and on a tight budget. I decided to go with flyers and inexpensive magnets and I put them all in a clear bag made for hanging on doors. They use them for magazines or flyers. I bought 1000 bags for like $40.00. They work great.

THRIFTY
03-25-2008, 09:18 PM
I bought door hangers this year from 3000doorhangers.com and am very pleased with the service, product, and effectiveness of them. The price was right too!

Harshman
03-25-2008, 09:33 PM
Marketing on a tight budget. Try this. Print your own postcards (4 per page) on a colored card stock (40-60 pound) both sides. Cardstock is 250 sheets is $8.00 at Office Depot. Cut them into 1/4s at Kinkos (2 cuts $1.25 per cut).
Then put them on doors. You know have a mailable postcard but distribute them yourself and save the postage. This is what I do and it works great!

A 1000 postcards for the cost of paper, ink, and cutting. Not bad.

I use Publisher to create mine and would be happy to send it to you. Just send me an email.

tony@everestlawn.com

A1Lawns
03-26-2008, 01:16 PM
Try www.gotprint.com. Could be right up your alley. Their website is pretty thorough and informative. Good prices. Everyone usually recommends the 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 post cards if your going to go that route.


Like your slogan "Harshman"! That's a good one!

rmarkham
03-26-2008, 04:37 PM
I have used full color door hangers for 3 years now. The first 2 years I have gotten 1.5 to 2% response both years (sign up). We just hit the street with 5000 this year hoping to add 75 to 100 accounts. I have looked into the post cards but have always opted for the door hangers. My business has grown from 15 accounts the first year to 59 last year and we hope to have a min 120 by this years end. We use 48hourprint.com for our hangers.