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Team Gopher
01-14-2005, 07:01 PM
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Gopher Business Challenge January / February 2005 - Best Marketing Material

To kick off the new year let's see what everyone is using for their marketing material. Logos, Flyers, Door Hangers, Postcards, Signs, Phone/Newspaper advertisements, etc. Show us how you market your business.



- Please post your picture entries and thank you!





Review & Vote for Previous Challenges here (http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/cgi-bin/ikonboard.cgi?act=ST&f=1&t=833).

Review Points Leaders Here (http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/cgi-bin/ikonboard.cgi?act=ST;f=1;t=949)

Gopher Business Challenge Rules (http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/cgi-bin/ikonboard.cgi?act=ST;f=1;t=838)

walker-talker
01-14-2005, 07:34 PM
Here's mine.....the front first

MODERATORS......PLEASE DELETE THIS POST....THIS IN NOT MY REVISED COPY!!!

Carolina Cutter
01-14-2005, 07:36 PM
Ok well I believe walker talker smokes all of us but I will post mine....I made it...not a design company..........

The only way I can post it is with a link to an earlier post..........

Earlier Post (http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=91982)

walker-talker
01-14-2005, 09:23 PM
Ok....here is the final front of my flyer

walker-talker
01-14-2005, 09:26 PM
And the final back of my flyer.

two_planks
01-17-2005, 11:25 AM
Okay, heres my new logo...


http://www.lawnsite.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=30346&stc=1

I'll also submit my new website I'm building with one of gophers templates here soon.

Ben

iowa
01-17-2005, 08:13 PM
Here we go....

iowa
01-17-2005, 08:17 PM
http://www.lawnsite.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=31472&stc=1

iowa
01-17-2005, 08:20 PM
I'm not going to post just a logo on here either, I don't want people stealing it.

Why did I put my truck on here? Because what you see on the door is all two magnets, the bottom one I change with the season.

RedWingsDet
01-17-2005, 09:26 PM
I need a good logo.

But I don't know what would fit in good with the company. The name is "Mark's Premier Landscaping", LLC If that would help anyone with suggestions for a logo...

Here is my card from when it was called Premier Landscaping, I'm just using the rest of these cards, and my invoices, until their all gone (only like 400-500 left), then I will get my new Cards and Invoices, and hopefully have a new logo to put on them :)

Next-time I get the cards made I'll have my address on there as well.

Any Suggestions on a logo?

two_planks
01-17-2005, 10:21 PM
I haven't hosted the web page yet so I can't link to it. But I'll submit the new flyer I designed today. Should have about 3000 of these go out in the nest month as a precurser to the 10,000 fulll color 6x9 post card I'll be sending out in mid march.

RedWingsDet
01-17-2005, 11:16 PM
I need a good logo.

But I don't know what would fit in good with the company. The name is "Mark's Premier Landscaping", LLC If that would help anyone with suggestions for a logo...

Here is my card from when it was called Premier Landscaping, I'm just using the rest of these cards, and my invoices, until their all gone (only like 400-500 left), then I will get my new Cards and Invoices, and hopefully have a new logo to put on them :)

Next-time I get the cards made I'll have my address on there as well.

Any Suggestions on a logo?

Opps.... Heres the card... I edited it a little, I didn't want my phone #, email, and name advertised for the whole world to see (I'm paranoid about identity theft)

two_planks
01-18-2005, 02:40 AM
Okay, I shouldn't have been so eager to post that flyer. After about 6 hours of messing around heres what I've come up with. I'll be dropping it off at the printers in the am.

walker-talker
01-18-2005, 03:47 AM
Okay, I shouldn't have been so eager to post that flyer. After about 6 hours of messing around heres what I've come up with. I'll be dropping it off at the printers in the am.
Are you aware that in the pic where it says "New customers only", that the bottom half of that phrase is cut off?

two_planks
01-18-2005, 10:04 AM
Are you aware that in the pic where it says "New customers only", that the bottom half of that phrase is cut off?


Do you mean that the bottom half of " (New Customers Only) " is cut off, or something else? I'm not showing it as cut off and its not printing cut off. Thats why you always have them make a proof before printing the whole job.

Is it something else that your seeing? Either way thankyou, I'd hate to print off a big run of these and have a mistake in them.

Ben

walker-talker
01-18-2005, 11:20 AM
Ummm...that's weird...it's not showing it cut off now. Might of been my monitor at work or something. Last night at work when I viewed that .doc of your flyer, it should the bottom half of the text that was forementioned and it was a different font. Might of been because of a different version of Word or different Window platform...either way...it comes in fine now...so....nevermind!

twins_lawn_care
01-18-2005, 04:25 PM
I'll jump in with some of what we will be / are using....

While working this Spring, pushing for the best $ per hour work, and had a 18 x 24 sign made to post while working...

twins_lawn_care
01-18-2005, 04:27 PM
and since these worked so well for us last year, we will continue to use these door hangers. why mess with what works!

twins_lawn_care
01-18-2005, 04:29 PM
simple snow removal tear off numbers for the markets around town...

twins_lawn_care
01-18-2005, 04:31 PM
and last a flyer to pass out for snow removal....

Lux Lawn
01-18-2005, 05:16 PM
and last a flyer to pass out for snow removal....

Thats a cool looking snowplow flier.

Lux Lawn
01-18-2005, 05:32 PM
here is my logo

Team Gopher
01-18-2005, 09:05 PM
Logo Submission from Hamons

http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/iB_html/uploads/post-1-09057-hamons_gf_1.gif


Flyer submission from Hamons

http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/iB_html/uploads/post-1-09215-hamons_gf_7.gif


postcard submission from Hamons

http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/iB_html/uploads/post-1-14674-hamons_gf_6.gif

Team Gopher
01-18-2005, 09:06 PM
business card submission from Hamons

http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/iB_html/uploads/post-1-14726-hamons_gf_5.gif


postcard submission from Hamons

http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/iB_html/uploads/post-1-14779-hamons_gf_4.gif


postcard submission from Hamons

http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/iB_html/uploads/post-1-14822-hamons_gf_3.gif


postcard submission from Hamons

http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/iB_html/uploads/post-1-14863-hamons_gf_2.gif

walker-talker
01-18-2005, 11:03 PM
Here's my postcard entry

walker-talker
01-18-2005, 11:07 PM
And here is my doorhanger entry.

walker-talker
01-18-2005, 11:09 PM
And lastly....my logo.

Groundcover Solutions
01-19-2005, 01:12 PM
Hear we go....

Fall Flyer
http://www.supermotors.org/getfile/163828/fullsize/Fall%20Specials.jpg
Yard Signs
http://www.supermotors.org/getfile/146972/fullsize/Mulch%20Signs%203.jpg
The Jeep
http://www.supermotors.org/getfile/146959/fullsize/jeep%20side%202.jpg

Groundcover Solutions
01-19-2005, 01:14 PM
The ranger
http://www.supermotors.org/getfile/134555/fullsize/IM000189.JPG
http://www.supermotors.org/getfile/134556/fullsize/IM000190.JPG

Groundcover Solutions
01-19-2005, 01:15 PM
The TRUCK
http://www.supermotors.org/getfile/134552/fullsize/IM000184.JPG

Groundcover Solutions
01-19-2005, 01:16 PM
http://www.supermotors.org/getfile/134553/fullsize/IM000186.JPG

Groundcover Solutions
01-19-2005, 01:18 PM
http://www.supermotors.org/getfile/134554/fullsize/IM000188.JPG
And I will Stop there!!!! sorry for all the pics I could not help myself

Metro Lawn
01-20-2005, 02:02 AM
I will try to scan this post card. Scanner has been doing a crappy job with glossy stock.

Front

Metro Lawn
01-20-2005, 02:13 AM
Back of post card.

Metro Lawn
01-20-2005, 02:15 AM
Business cards.

FERT-TEK
01-20-2005, 06:45 PM
Here is my Logo, business cards front and back and letterhead. I hope they turned out they appear kindof graney. They are much more defined when in their original form.

Team Gopher
01-21-2005, 11:51 AM
Mailer insert submitted by Frontier-Lawn

http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/iB_html/uploads/post-1-16851-Frontier_Lawn_gf_1.gif

Frontier-Lawn
01-21-2005, 06:07 PM
Ill Try this again. heres 2 of my flyer's for handing out also. and thanks team g for the other post
http://www.lawnsite.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=31762&stc=1
http://www.lawnsite.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=31763&stc=1

two_planks
01-21-2005, 10:26 PM
Okay, i figured out how to save the homepage for my website as a .doc so I'll submit it as well. I should have it published within the next month.

Team Gopher
01-25-2005, 12:35 PM
Submitted by CreativeEdge

http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/iB_html/uploads/post-1-70756-CreativeEdge_lsf_1.gif

Team Gopher
01-25-2005, 12:35 PM
Submitted by Fine Lines Lawn

http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/iB_html/uploads/post-1-70820-Fine_Lines_Lawn_lf_1.gif

http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/iB_html/uploads/post-1-70861-Fine_Lines_Lawn_lf_2.gif

Team Gopher
01-28-2005, 11:52 AM
Submission from mtdman

http://www.gophergraphics.com/images/mtdman-gf-1.gif

walker-talker
01-29-2005, 01:48 AM
Gopher...when do the voting polls open?

Team Gopher
02-01-2005, 01:53 PM
Hi walker-talker,

Voting should occur a month from the date this was originally posted, so about 2/14.



Submitted by allseasonturf

http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/iB_html/uploads/post-1-71541-allseasonturf_lc_1.gif

http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/iB_html/uploads/post-1-71557-allseasonturf_lc_2.gif

http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/iB_html/uploads/post-1-71576-allseasonturf_lc_3.gif

Cut-Rite2
02-01-2005, 02:20 PM
Any room for 1 more??
doorhanger.jpg

Cut-Rite2
02-01-2005, 02:37 PM
I'm trying this again!doorhanger.jpg

Cut-Rite2
02-01-2005, 03:20 PM
dh.jpgwhy won't this thread post my image? I have used the same image elsewhere on this board and can't get it to go in here.

walker-talker
02-01-2005, 03:25 PM
dh.jpgwhy won't this thread post my image? I have used the same image elsewhere on this board and can't get it to go in here.
If you have uploaded a pic to this site already, it will not allow you to upload it again...unless you resize it by at least one pixel...dont ask why!!!

Grass Gator
02-01-2005, 03:42 PM
Latest version of our newspaper ad...

JKOOPERS
02-01-2005, 05:38 PM
here is the back of my post card

tonygreek
02-02-2005, 01:02 AM
Our Spring, 2005 postcard:

Cut-Rite2
02-02-2005, 04:11 PM
If you have uploaded a pic to this site already, it will not allow you to upload it again...unless you resize it by at least one pixel...dont ask why!!!

Thanks for the info.

Team Gopher
02-04-2005, 04:11 PM
Submitted by Christian grower

http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/iB_html/uploads/post-1-44487-Christian_grower_lc_1.gif

http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/iB_html/uploads/post-1-44510-Christian_grower_lc_2.gif

http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/iB_html/uploads/post-1-44526-Christian_grower_lc_3.gif

http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/iB_html/uploads/post-1-44543-Christian_grower_lc_4.gif

Team Gopher
02-04-2005, 04:20 PM
Submitted by daren_r

http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/iB_html/uploads/post-1-44572-daren_r_lf_1.gif

http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/iB_html/uploads/post-1-44593-daren_r_lf_2.gif

http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/iB_html/uploads/post-1-44617-daren_r_lf_3.gif

tonygreek
02-07-2005, 07:26 PM
6x9 postcard doubling as Insert and Flyer:

Team Gopher
02-08-2005, 03:21 PM
Submitted by greenman

http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/iB_html/uploads/post-1-88636-greenman_lc_2.gif

http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/iB_html/uploads/post-1-88674-greenman_lc_3.gif

http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/iB_html/uploads/post-1-88697-greenman_lc_4.gif

Team Gopher
02-11-2005, 04:48 PM
Submission from Sideline

http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/iB_html/uploads/post-1-56275-sideline_gf_1.gif

Team Gopher
02-11-2005, 04:49 PM
Submitted by scaper27

http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/iB_html/uploads/post-1-49178-scaper27_lc_3.gif

http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/iB_html/uploads/post-1-49248-scaper27_lc_4.gif

http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/iB_html/uploads/post-1-49279-scaper27_lc_5.gif

Lux Lawn
02-14-2005, 02:30 PM
Here is my spring flier for 2005..It is only a scanned picture.

Lux Lawn
02-14-2005, 02:37 PM
Advertising Magnets.

Lux Lawn
02-14-2005, 02:42 PM
My logo.......

twins_lawn_care
02-14-2005, 03:02 PM
Working on some spring hand outs, so I may as well add those here...

Critical Care
02-14-2005, 03:43 PM
Geeze, it looks like a tough judging job!

And, Team Gopher, out of curiosity, within your own database of designs and jobs that you've done, could you show us the one that you think is the best - or at least your favorite? Perhaps you would have to wait until this challenge is over, but as they say... "Inquiring minds want to know."

Team Gopher
02-15-2005, 05:36 PM
Submission from greenngrow

http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/iB_html/uploads/post-1-98176-greenngrow_lc_1.gif

http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/iB_html/uploads/post-1-98273-greenngrow_lc_2.gif

http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/iB_html/uploads/post-1-98352-greenngrow_lc_3.gif

twins_lawn_care
02-16-2005, 10:02 AM
Well, after working on many different designs, we're going to hand out a few different designs, so I'll post another here...

twins_lawn_care
02-16-2005, 10:03 AM
and here's one we'll be teaming up with a local pizza place.
We'll pay for an order of breadsticks, and they'll staple our card to the order delivered to the house. Never tried it before, but we'll see how it goes.

GreenMonster
02-17-2005, 05:04 PM
Some real nice postcards!

How many of you guys did your own, and how many used a designer? Let me know who you used. I've decided to do a direct mailing with p'cards.

twins_lawn_care
02-17-2005, 05:51 PM
I designed my own using Microsoft Publisher. real easy to teach yourself just messing around with it, and give me the ability to change any little detail to adjust for the time of year, or any specials.

What I plan to do with a lot of these is simply print out a bunch as digital prints at Sam's Club for $0.18 each, and leave at some businesses or on display on boards around town. Plus, I can have one, or a hundred made in just one hour! great little idea I thought for the smaller business needs.

going to hit the streets this weekend, and get some out before everyone does!

Team Gopher
02-18-2005, 08:42 PM
Submitted by maelawncare

http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/iB_html/uploads/post-1-67855-maelawncare_lc_11.gif

http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/iB_html/uploads/post-1-67907-maelawncare_lc_2.gif

http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/iB_html/uploads/post-1-67943-maelawncare_lc_3.gif

http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/iB_html/uploads/post-1-67991-maelawncare_lc_4.gif

http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/iB_html/uploads/post-1-68022-maelawncare_lc_7.gif

http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/iB_html/uploads/post-1-68071-maelawncare_lc_8.gif

http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/iB_html/uploads/post-1-68071-maelawncare_lc_9.gif

Team Gopher
02-18-2005, 08:42 PM
Submitted by NCSULandscaper

http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/iB_html/uploads/post-1-68268-NCSULandscaper_lc_1.gif

http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/iB_html/uploads/post-1-68293-NCSULandscaper_lc_4.gif

Team Gopher
02-18-2005, 08:43 PM
Submitted by ritchiem

http://landmarkdesign.on.ca/news.gif

Team Gopher
02-22-2005, 11:44 AM
Submitted by merlin

http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/iB_html/uploads/post-1-79820-merlin_ls_1.gif

Team Gopher
02-22-2005, 11:45 AM
Submitted by lclandscapes

http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/iB_html/uploads/post-1-79877-lclandscapes_lsf_1.gif

Team Gopher
02-22-2005, 11:46 AM
Submitted by Bousek

http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/iB_html/uploads/post-1-80530-Bousek_lc_1.gif

http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/iB_html/uploads/post-1-80549-Bousek_lc_2.gif

http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/iB_html/uploads/post-1-80574-Bousek_lc_3.gif

Team Gopher
02-22-2005, 11:47 AM
Categories and submission review. Please let us know if we made an error in your category submission. Truck picture submissions will be used in a future business challenge. We will start voting Friday, Feb. 25th.

Best Logo
ALarsh
FLC Dave
Fine Lines Lawn
Hamons
kaufmaninc
Lux Lawn
maelawncare
two_planks
walker-talker

Best Door Hanger
allseasonturf
Christian grower
daren_r
Grass Gator
greenngrow
iowa
Petr51488
twins_lawn_care
Wannabe2
walker-talker

Best Postcard / Flyer
Christian grower
CreativeEdge
Fine Lines Lawn
Frontier-Lawn
Grass Gator
greenngrow
Groundcover Solutions
greenman
Hamons
JKOOPERS
lclandscapes
Lux Lawn
maelawncare
merlin
Metro Lawn
mtdman
NCSULandscaper
tonygreek
twins_lawn_care
two_planks
walker-talker


Best Sign / Other Marketing Material
Bousek
Christian grower
daren_r
FLC Dave
Frontier-Lawn
greenman
Groundcover Solutions
iowa
Lux Lawn
maelawncare
mtdman
NCSULandscaper
ritchiem
scaper27
Sideline
twins_lawn_care
walker-talker

Best Business Card
allseasonturf
Bousek
daren_r
FLC Dave
greenman
Hamons
iowa
kaufmaninc
maelawncare
Metro Lawn
PremierLandscaping
scaper27

Team Gopher
02-25-2005, 02:46 PM
Submitted by Bousek

http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/iB_html/uploads/post-1-50884-Bousek_gf_2.jpg

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http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/iB_html/uploads/post-1-50903-Bousek_gf_3.jpg

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http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/iB_html/uploads/post-1-50923-Bousek_gf_4.jpg