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Old 01-27-2013, 06:58 PM
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I dare you to toss your flyers on lawns and driveways in Suffolk County, NY. Emphasis added.

§ 270-3. Prohibition; exceptions.

It shall be unlawful for any person to throw, cast, drop or distribute or permit to be thrown, cast, dropped or distributed, any advertising matter, wrapped in plastic, in or upon any front yard, courtyard, lawn or driveway of any residential dwelling in Suffolk County or upon any street in Suffolk County. This prohibition shall not be construed to regulate the delivery of such matter by the United States Postal Service or the distribution of newspapers or other noncommercial matter. Further, nothing contained herein shall be deemed to prohibit the distribution of advertising matter by hand delivery or by affixing or placing the advertising matter on or in close proximity to a residential dwelling in a manner that will prevent the matter from being scattered or dismantled.

§ 270-4. Penalties for offenses.

Any person found to be in violation of this article shall be guilty of a violation and shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $500 or imprisonment of 15 days, or both, for each offense.

Many areas have similar regulations. Lets see....1,000 flyers times $500 each...got a 1/2 mil laying around to pay the fine? How's 41 years in jail sound?
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Old 02-10-2013, 01:49 PM
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I dare you to toss your flyers on lawns and driveways in Suffolk County, NY. Emphasis added.

§ 270-3. Prohibition; exceptions.

It shall be unlawful for any person to throw, cast, drop or distribute or permit to be thrown, cast, dropped or distributed, any advertising matter, wrapped in plastic, in or upon any front yard, courtyard, lawn or driveway of any residential dwelling in Suffolk County or upon any street in Suffolk County. This prohibition shall not be construed to regulate the delivery of such matter by the United States Postal Service or the distribution of newspapers or other noncommercial matter. Further, nothing contained herein shall be deemed to prohibit the distribution of advertising matter by hand delivery or by affixing or placing the advertising matter on or in close proximity to a residential dwelling in a manner that will prevent the matter from being scattered or dismantled.

§ 270-4. Penalties for offenses.

Any person found to be in violation of this article shall be guilty of a violation and shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $500 or imprisonment of 15 days, or both, for each offense.

Many areas have similar regulations. Lets see....1,000 flyers times $500 each...got a 1/2 mil laying around to pay the fine? How's 41 years in jail sound?
Dude no one is jailing you over flyers. Calm down what do u think the USA is socialist or something......wait..
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Old 02-10-2013, 03:14 PM
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You're mowing lawns. You're not running a day spa. 99% of our customers could care less what you look like as long as they don't have to do the work they're good to go. That's why they hire us in the 1st place...so they don't have to do it. It's hard, nasty work. That's why we exist.

This is a brilliant idea for mass marketing. I read about this in Sean's book as well and I'm definitely going to be doing this.
So your that lawn guy who mows without a shirt and cigarette hanging out your mouth with a junky trailer who advertises by throwing baggies in peoples driveways! !!

Your crazy if you think customers dont care how you look. Some don't, you can have those ones.
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Old 02-10-2013, 05:19 PM
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Yet another thread, brilliantly displaying why our industry will remain in the "illegitimate scrub" category.

Worst idea ever. It completely lacks any creativity or professionalism. Why Sean Adams would suggest doing it is puzzling. And yes, I WOULD care about pissing off 10 people to get 75-100 leads. Reputation is everything. If you need to resort to throwing marketing crap in someone's driveway (no matter their reaction) I feel sorry for your business and the customer you are trying to attract.
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Old 02-10-2013, 05:33 PM
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Just to let all of you who oppose this idea(some strongly I see) of tossing ads on driveways... I got this idea from Sean Adams himself!
I think the ones that oppose this so strongly as to respond with a useless, assinine response, are simply put, jackasses.
Again, as I believe Sean Adams stated, this way of advertising was "to get the word out in great numbers", or something like that. This idea was for BULK advertising. And if someone doesnt like it or doesnt respond to it because they are offended by something being thrown on their driveway, or they think that because of this type of advertising the person must be "LAZY", then I dont think I would like to be associated with this kind of person in business anyways. Give me a break!
Oh nooo, a plastic bag on your driveway!!!! CALL THE COPS!!
Yet, I always got a decent response just from putting the ads in mailboxes, which is suppose to be ILLEGAL.
Get real.
Is Sean Adams the guru? Or just good at selling you stuff
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Old 02-10-2013, 05:41 PM
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I think we shouldn't be worried about the lawns we dont get.
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Old 02-10-2013, 07:00 PM
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I had 15,000 ads printed up and would like to get them out all this month. I was going to put the ads(3 3/4 x 8 1/2) in a plastic bag and toss them on peoples driveways. This way I could do ALOT with the least amount of time and effort. BUT, I need ideas on what I can place in the bag that would hold some weight to toss it and not have it blow away.
Buying an extra 15,000 pieces of anything is going to get costly fast.
What are some absolute cheap ideas for adding wieght to these bags, aside from rocks??
Any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks

This is NOT marketing!
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Old 02-10-2013, 07:12 PM
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Is Sean Adams the guru? Or just good at selling you stuff
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He's a salesman.
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Old 02-10-2013, 07:13 PM
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I don't think I have ever seen a reputable business advertise this way. Lots of illegals offering to clean house do this. Mostly, low budget off the books type places seem to use this method.
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Old 02-10-2013, 08:03 PM
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He's a salesman.
I have a bachelors degree in business administration. I began in a marketing program before switching to business. I think I remember that semester where we spoke about litter mass marketing. Sean Adams. Give me a break. He's great but he's not the Jesus of marketing.
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