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Old 11-14-2009, 03:17 PM
JBLandscapes JBLandscapes is offline
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Marketing Blitz

I'm a new business and I'm looking to do a huge marketing blitz. Just wondering what is the best ROI in marketing? Any other ideas to get things moving as quick as possible? Any help would be much appreciated!!
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Old 11-14-2009, 06:30 PM
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I think you'll need to be considerably more specific...

Because the best ROI is obviously 100%

Now probably the best one-size-fits-all advice I have ever heard, followed, and found it to be true...
If I had to pick just one piece of advice over any other when I first started, if all I was allowed was one helpful bit?

That would be the saying "Just do a good job."
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Old 11-14-2009, 08:58 PM
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thats 100% true. Also dont just do like one thing to market. Do many things. It will put your name out in more places reach more people and cause people to see your name more often. Dont do the simple and obvious ones. I do postcards, door hangers, news paper, bulletins, then jobsite signs. and rotate them keep track of what your return is so you can do more of one thing than another when its not working.
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Old 11-14-2009, 09:15 PM
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We have done well with door hangers, do yourself a favor and spend the money for nice color flyers. My wife has been great about passing them out; she can to 100 to 150 in an hour. Also when we are slow I will have my guys pass them out to the houses around our current customers. Face Book and twitter have also been good as long as you have a professional website. We have mailed post cards with very little results. We plan on doing some newspaper and maybe some radio in the next year so we will see how that goes.
The best has been word of mouth; most of my new customers have come from current customers. It’s free and very reliable, do a great job and people will tell at least 2 friends. Do a poor job and they will tell everyone. Also keep yard own yard immaculate, I have a yard sign in my yard stating “This yard maintained by Creative Curb Appeal”. There are 26 houses on my street, we service 12 of them.
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Old 11-14-2009, 09:31 PM
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Sorry I meant to say "Also keep your own yard immaculate”.
One to many Coronas.
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Old 11-15-2009, 02:05 PM
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Because the best ROI is obviously 100%
How do you figure the best ROI is 100%???

Normally when marketing we are looking for a 10 to 1 return. That is 1000%.
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Old 11-15-2009, 02:40 PM
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WOW!!!
We are really doing terribly something wrong.
All you guys who are getting $1000 back for every $1 spent on marketing
(1000% return on investment) or even $100 back for every $1 spent (100% ROI), please tell us what you are doing.
We can all retire in a year or 2!
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Old 11-15-2009, 02:45 PM
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WOW!!!
We are really doing terribly something wrong.
All you guys who are getting $1000 back for every $1 spent on marketing
(1000% return on investment) or even $100 back for every $1 spent (100% ROI), please tell us what you are doing.
We can all retire in a year or 2!
Take $1 and times it by 1000%. That is $10.

1000% = 10 in decimal form

You have to convert to decimal form before multiplying
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