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flyers under winsheild wipers???

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by ToG, Mar 6, 2003.

  1. PaulJ

    PaulJ LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,776

    I think this is one of the tackiest forms of advertising.

    Plus you chance of reaching a prospective client are very low.

    You have know way of knowing who the car your putting it on belongs to .

    It could be a high school kid. a person in an apartment or rental. Someone who's yard looks like a war zone. someone from out of town. etc...

    I would never do this.

    I do use door fliers but I knock on the door and hand it to them and introduce myself if they are home. If they aren't home then I attach it to the door knob /handle.
     
  2. During the christmas season I whent to the mall

    When I came out I had a small Printed Post It Note stuck to my door handle.

    It was advertising a job for extra x-mas help.

    Might work for lawn care.
    I was working at the mall at the time and also found out the the 5 guys putting the post it notes on the door handles were hauled away in handcuffs.

    Because the mall is post no soliciting and flyer distripution

    So if you are looking to do your local super market.
    GET PERMISSION

    My Jewel, Dominicks, Cub, and Walts
    All said no because they have the cash register reciepts with advertisments on the back. They gave me a phone # to call to find out of to advertise on the receipts at the super market.
    They said that is the only advertising they allow.

    But here is an idea
    The 4th of July
    find out wear people sit to watch the fireworks.

    Take some flyers and start handing them to people.
    If people say no thanks dont give them one.

    Otherwise they leave it on the ground and makes you look bad.
     
  3. djsmokin

    djsmokin LawnSite Member
    Posts: 127

    Hud.....check your private messages. Dj
     
  4. lsylvain

    lsylvain LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 777

    If I ever catch someone touching my car they get more than a mouthfull. I think that is the most disrepectfull thing a person can do in advertizing even worse than telemarketing. I've had people put flyers on my windsheild when I was at work and it rained afterward and the ink ran and the paper was all stuck to the windshield. Really P***ed my off. don't do it there are far more respectible ways to advertize.
     
  5. drobson

    drobson LawnSite Member
    Posts: 237

    The worst part of it is that you get negative publicity when people see your name all over the litter on the ground.
     

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