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Newspaper called me

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by LawnsRUsInc., Feb 16, 2004.

  1. LawnsRUsInc.

    LawnsRUsInc. LawnSite Senior Member
    from midwest
    Posts: 916

    While i was chatting today to you guys a reporter called me and asked if he could talk to me in regards to posting some nformation about lawn care programs and what we as companys should do to get customers yards looking beautiful in the spring. I talked to him as if he was a customer wanting to spend money LOL. He came out here to take a picture of our me and my truck. It is for a article he is writing in regards to lawn care and a spring expo, He asked for my name, company spelling, and where we perform services. It comes out in march, It is for a larger paper in the community. Maybe that will drum up some business?

    Jason
     
  2. LB Landscaping

    LB Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 1,309

    Gotta love that!!! probably better than any advertising you could do on your own and it's even free!!! Congrats I hope it lands you a ton of work.
     
  3. Lux Lawn

    Lux Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,267

    Sounds like it could be some good advertising there.You should get some calls.You get your name and picture in a large paper in the month of March and best thing about it is it was free. Good luck
     
  4. LawnsRUsInc.

    LawnsRUsInc. LawnSite Senior Member
    from midwest
    Posts: 916

    LOL, thanks to all i hope you all a great safe, year. I want to see all of you here next winter.

    Jason
     
  5. j fisher

    j fisher LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 296

    Some people have all the luck!!
     
  6. FFMED74

    FFMED74 LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 242

    I keep getting in the paper, but not for lawncare, LOL
     
  7. LawnsRUsInc.

    LawnsRUsInc. LawnSite Senior Member
    from midwest
    Posts: 916

    Now now eric stay out of trouble lol. We had a larger business near here the owner would get dwi's all the time finally he lost it one night drinking with an employee and his employee ended up dead at his house. Well i think its still at trial but no one will ever do business with them again! If he ever gets out of jail? Their is more to the story but his story sounds fishy.

    Jason
     
  8. JimLewis

    JimLewis LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,830

    Congrats! You can't beat free advertising like that!

    Last year we got a killer TV spot 3 times in one day on the largest News Channel in Portland. It was great P.R. I know for sure we got one excellent customer from it. But that's about it. But tons of our existing customers, suppliers, friends, etc. saw it. I still get comments about it to this day.

    A few years back we got a small spot in a big newspaper. But that didn't seem to generate much interest. That was several years ago though and we weren't nearly as well known.

    But it's all good! Congrats!
     
  9. FFMED74

    FFMED74 LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 242

    Jason,
    I do stay out of trouble, it is those crazy dwi folks that run into trees and other people that keep me busy. You wouldn't believe that stupid things that get done and people wind up in the back of my ambulance. LOL it is s great time LOL!
     
  10. LawnsRUsInc.

    LawnsRUsInc. LawnSite Senior Member
    from midwest
    Posts: 916

    Ohh good deal FFMED i thought it was for other reasons. Well that good that you are a medic. I thought at first you were a trouble maker, LOL

    Jason
     

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