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Old 02-23-2012, 06:56 PM
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Newspaper Ad?

I have never ran a newspaper ad before. I have this ad made up and it just seems like it needs something more. It looks kinda bare to me. Am I missing anything? Should I add something else?
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Old 02-23-2012, 06:58 PM
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Here is a little bigger picture if you cant see that picture.
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Old 02-23-2012, 07:06 PM
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what does it cost to run?
how big is the add?
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Old 02-23-2012, 07:21 PM
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It is not the actual size that I am going to run in the paper. I am not exactly sure of the cost. I have been in contact with the newspaper office but I have to get the ad to them before they can come up with a price.
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Old 02-23-2012, 07:27 PM
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What are these newspapers you speak of? And where do I find them online?
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Old 02-23-2012, 07:39 PM
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i have never had any luck with a paper
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Old 02-23-2012, 07:45 PM
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Years in business if you've been around a while. Insured. You could also list some specific services you offer such as mowing, fertilization and weed control, etc
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Old 02-23-2012, 08:51 PM
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a newspaper ad has worked better for me than anything else. i just posted an ad in the classifieds. no pic. worked great for me.
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Old 02-24-2012, 05:26 PM
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What size are you going to run? I have always ran what my paper considers an eighth of a page. 3.25" high x 4.75" wide. The only jobs I have gotten from them are one time work. When I am looking to pick up jobs like spring/ fall cleanups, hedge trimming, or mulching I run an ad for a few weeks. If you are looking to pick up maintenance accounts I would recommend either postcards or door hangers. If you do decide to go with the paper make sure to ask where in the paper your ad will be placed. I have always had better luck when my ad is placed closer to the front. If you don't ask, chances are you will end up towards the end or on a weird page that not as many people read.
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Old 02-26-2012, 12:24 AM
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sometimes a paper will run a home and garden section insert around March or April. You could do a business card size ad or bigger depending on your budget. If you pick up one good account, it is worth it. If you cover a city, county or several towns, I would list that at the bottom below your number.
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