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Old 08-26-2013, 08:10 AM
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I mean why not just call yourself God and be done?
Last time I painted that on my truck it kept getting hit with lightning. Weirdest thing.
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Old 08-26-2013, 09:52 AM
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I see a lot of PITA customers coming your way with this slogan.
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Old 08-26-2013, 09:10 PM
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"The best Lawn and Landscape company around" ---insert really small print "my neighborhood". People will never know. And if I'm the only landscaper in my neighborhood I'm not lying
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Old 08-27-2013, 04:16 AM
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Under promise.

Over deliver!
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Old 08-28-2013, 02:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Chuck Norris View Post
Better Quality, Better Equipment- Chuck Norris Lawn Care
Chuck Norris' beard will roundouse kick your testicles into outer space if he finds out about this...
52" Toro 3000 Z-Master
48" eXmark Metro W/Velke
Husqvarna 7021R s
RedMax BCZ2460
Echo PB 755T
RedMax SRTA hedge trimmer
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I'll probably be just an over-educated lawn guy. I love this stuff!
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Old 08-29-2013, 09:53 AM
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I agree with Sean on this. You also have to take the end of what he is saying as 90%+ of the tactic. For example, in our bids and in our presentation (which has become very useful) we don't necessarily say word for word "we are the best" but we do say things that do more than hint. Some of my presentation seems kind of snotty and "big shot" but it also explains why I have the attitude I have and it is a perfect jumble of words if you ask me. Then I'll go on to literally show my potential clients the actual difference between our work and their work. This is where I am very careful.

Over the last two years I have been developing ways to make my business run more like a machine. It is in this process that I can feel confident to send any potential client to any property at any given time for a reference and I know they will be impressed with what they see. This is a result however, of pretty much mind raping my clients in to the best service I offer. We stress weedless properties and guess what, our properties are weedless. We stress 0 irrigation issues because of how dedicated our techs are and guess what, we have 0 irrigation issues.

My point is this, if Sean is telling you to say your the best and you're not reading the part where he is telling you to also be the best, then you likely don't know how to be the best and you should learn or just do it. It can be tricky at first but you soon realize that it is a necessity. It's called putting your money where your mouth is.
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Old 09-01-2013, 11:31 AM
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Saying you are the "best" company in town does not hold any value and no it is not false advertising. Use it all you want, however, it is meaningless in today's consumers mind.

If you want to be an effective advertiser you need to use tangible statements. I.e. "we have over 200 positive reviews"! Or "we maintain over 200 residential properties".
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Old 09-19-2013, 01:58 AM
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I feel like being the best is a matter of perspective. Advertise your the best, then tell your customer why. Your cheaper, look better, show up sooner, more experienced, ect. If I don't think I'm the best choice for a company I just don't try for it. What's the point of loosing them in a month when I don't come through on my promise? Advertise it, but you darn well better believe it. If you don't think your the best option, why would they?
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Old 10-06-2013, 09:06 PM
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Definitely wouldn't advertise cheaper!
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Old 10-07-2013, 01:17 AM
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Definitely wouldn't advertise cheaper!
absolutely not! that is probably one of the worst things to advertise, which is why I don't have anything to do with price or being cheap in my company's name or any advertising...
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