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Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by robct, Jul 25, 2008.

  1. robct

    robct LawnSite Member
    from ct
    Posts: 52

    Hey, I am wondering what you guys think the most affective form of advertising is

    Thanks - rob
  2. Green Team Landscaping

    Green Team Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,089

    I want to hear some other people's opinions too. I personally use craigslist, the local newspaper, the local store's buletin board, and door to door signs.
  3. billslawn89

    billslawn89 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,364

    i use the local newpapers, works good for me here!
  4. pasto_guy

    pasto_guy LawnSite Member
    from VA
    Posts: 119

    Hate the yellow pages.

    Best for me is
    word of mouth
    trucks and trailers lettered
    yard signs while on site doing landscaping or irrigation

    Also interested in others ideas
    Thinking about a good website - currently using go daddy (Cheap but looks cheap too) want to improve this but just too busy to do it in season, I'll wait until the fall or winter
  5. Green Team Landscaping

    Green Team Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,089

    Oh, also the internet works too. like having a homepage.
  6. zz4guy

    zz4guy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 901

    Direct mail, but it's quite expensive.
  7. punt66

    punt66 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,538

    I no longer advertise but when i did yard signs worked the best. Local ads worked as well but signs produce more.
  8. Dunlaps LawnCare

    Dunlaps LawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 400

    the local newspaper

    TJLANDS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,669

    Direct mail, by far the best and cheapest(in return per dollar spent).
    Get hold of an address list and only mail to specific neighborhoods.

    Lawn signs are a close second.
  10. punt66

    punt66 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,538

    I tried that when i first started. Didnt get 1 call. Spent like $150 on mailings. I thought it was a good idea at the time because i could target neighborhoods.

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