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Anyone do this for advertising

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by humble1, Jan 23, 2008.

  1. humble1

    humble1 LawnSite Silver Member
    from MA
    Posts: 2,499

    Alright Im sure I am not the first to think of this, and if it was in a previous post I appoligize.
    My thought:

    1) have a 9x9 or so, lawn notification flag, but instead of notification have it be an advertisement w/ a promo on it, similar to c-lawn.

    2) you would stick it in by the driveway enterance every house in the neighborhood.

    3) it would be quicker than running up every driveway to do door hangers customer would see it. Sometimes people dont use the front door, they go in thru the garage and never see door hangers. You cant legally put flyers in the mail box

    4) possible neg side would be customers getting pissed because you left a piece of plastic w/ paper in their yard. You might piss off a neighborhood association w/ all that material blowing around. Is it a distraction to vehicular traffic?

    5) Posting signs are reasonably priced, cheaper than postcards or mailings.

    Any thoughts on this.
  2. crazy4green

    crazy4green LawnSite Member
    Posts: 50

    I think there is some law against this as well but not sure. I beleive though that while putting hangers IN mailbox is illegel putting hangers on flag on side of mailbox is not just a thought.
  3. mrkosar

    mrkosar LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 664

    that would piss tons of people off in my opinion. i'm thinking of doing something like this, but just putting them all over the place in high traffic areas. if the signs get taking down they get taking down. the signs are so cheap it would be worth the exposure even if it is for a few hours.

    LIBERTYLANDSCAPING LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 1,283

    I personally don't think it is a good idea... However this company does & has examples on their site. www.rndsigns.com
  5. Victor

    Victor LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,637

    I had RND make up 8 1/2" by 11" lawn signs for me. I put those adversing signs in the ground next my normal posting signs when I do an app for a customer. I've had really good luck with this method of advertising.
  6. Shades of Green LService

    Shades of Green LService LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,011

    I like it. I don't see how someone who gets a door hanger or a lawn flag would be any more pissed than the other. 6 of 1 as they say.
  7. humble1

    humble1 LawnSite Silver Member
    from MA
    Posts: 2,499

    see i had done door hangers about 10 years ago, and i would get the angry phone message on my machine. I also had yellow page ads so stopped w/ the door hangers. I also got bit by a dog once, anyway now i want to grab more lawn accounts. I could bang out alot of houses in short time. If it was a big neighborhood i could throw on my roller blades and BAMM im done quick.
  8. humble1

    humble1 LawnSite Silver Member
    from MA
    Posts: 2,499

    Plus you can hand pick property versus direct mail.
  9. Rayholio

    Rayholio LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,461

    for you, I recommend block leading... it was extremely effective for me last year.
  10. LushGreenLawn

    LushGreenLawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,121

    O.K, I'll be the one to ask...

    What is Block Leading?

    I have thought of the flags myself. I also cannot imagine anyone getting more upset than a door hangar, and people get those all the time any way.

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