advertising ?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by fblandscape, Jan 9, 2003.

  1. fblandscape

    fblandscape Banned
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    Does anybody here advertise through caterers or MC's? I have been thinking over the past couple of years to create a simple, yet detailed pamphlet for MC's and caterers to hand to people that they work for. I realize that most of the work would be a one time thing... but I also think that it would pay well, due to the need for perfection. Some of the services I would think to advertise are: iron chelate apps, aeration after the party, planting annuals, trimming shrubs, mulching, etc.

    What do you all think?
     
  2. precisionlawn

    precisionlawn LawnSite Senior Member
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    fblandscape quote
    "I realize that most of the work would be a one time thing... but I also think that it would pay well,"

    Think about what you just said! You might not even ever make the money back that you put into the advertising. :dizzy:
     
  3. fblandscape

    fblandscape Banned
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    I think that for the money put into advertising... it would be WELL worth it. From the caterers I know, coupled with stories I have heard... throwing parties is not a small deal, planning wise, or money wise. Obviously I am not talking about people who just want a 6' wedge. I am referring to people who are going to be spending $10,000 + on a party...
     
  4. precisionlawn

    precisionlawn LawnSite Senior Member
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    well if you can find the people throwing those parties. hell yeah go for it.
     
  5. Sean Adams

    Sean Adams LawnSite Gold Member
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    It works! Partnering with other service providers is a great way to develop your business. If the caterers you are referring to work for upscale clients on a regular basis, and you do as well, it only makes sense to form a "back scratching" opportunity.

    They also perform regular functions for commercial clients as well. In other words, thinking outside the box on this one is a good thing. Don't just try and work with other contractors. Think of the profile of your client- who are they, where do they eat, where do they go to church, where do they get their car washed, etc...?

    Another great one.... dry cleaners. A lot of great prospects there as well!
     

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