advertising

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by LawnsRUsInc., Jan 22, 2003.

  1. LawnsRUsInc.

    LawnsRUsInc. LawnSite Senior Member
    from midwest
    Posts: 916

    Iam curious where some of you guys do your best advertising and yes i know word of mouth is the best? and most advertising?
     
  2. viper88

    viper88 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 15

    Yellow pages works for us.
     
  3. PtsLwnCr

    PtsLwnCr LawnSite Member
    Posts: 13

    I have had good luck in the local newspaper. I tried radio and only got 1 call and it is extremely expensive ($800.00)
     
  4. ksland

    ksland LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 927

    Flyers have given best results, local newspaper, then yellow pages (terrible results).
     
  5. PtsLwnCr

    PtsLwnCr LawnSite Member
    Posts: 13

    I have never tried flyers. What do you do with them, put them in peoples doors, or grocery stores?
     
  6. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 4,771

    Roll them up and put them in the door handle, put them in a plastic bag (1000 for $25 from Real Green) and hook them on the door knob or but them in the bag with a 1/2 cup of grass seed and put them at the base of the mailbox.

    Just a few ideas
    MATT
     
  7. LawnsRUsInc.

    LawnsRUsInc. LawnSite Senior Member
    from midwest
    Posts: 916

    i have been advertising in the newspaper and that seems to be the best i have used the radi no work at all i just never used the phone book with an ad myadvertising on my trucks and trailers havent got me any calls but i think they are noticing to see us all over which that is good flyers are hard becasue do i tlak with my employees and have them work on it with me or how about direct mailing


    And what is the best way to get commercial people to see us and are they looking for a lawn company??
     
  8. scott's turf

    scott's turf LawnSite Senior Member
    from NH
    Posts: 949

    LawnsRUS, Please use some puncuation so we may all read your threads with a bit more ease. Thanks.:dizzy:
     
  9. LawnsRUsInc.

    LawnsRUsInc. LawnSite Senior Member
    from midwest
    Posts: 916

    Sorry about punctuation. Never really excelled in english,
    sorry about that good thing for a part time secretary. lol
     
  10. Popsicle

    Popsicle LawnSite Member
    Posts: 189

    ...And what is the best way to get commercial people to see us and are they looking for a lawn company??

    I'm new at this, however, I have had some success with contacting property management companies. Write a nice cover letter for each firm (make phone calls to get names of the property managers), include a flyer explaining your services, and put it all together with a business card. Dress up a little and hand deliver them. This way you can put a name with a face and answer any questions they may have.

    ;)
     

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