To sign or not to sign??

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bastalker, Mar 1, 2003.

  1. bastalker

    bastalker LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 965

    How would you guys feel about driving down the road seeing a huge sign on a telephone pole with Lawncare plastered on it, complete with telephone #? Would ya want to jump out an yank it down? You wouldn't care? jus curious... Personally I felt a little threatened since it was in my area. Was tempted to rip em down but obstained and let my work speak for itself:drinkup:
     
  2. crazygator

    crazygator LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,048

    We have a new guy running around here. They are on every pole possible. I think it is tacky, but it must be effective or they wouldnt do it.

    I seperate myself and my company from this form of advertising. They might get more calls, but I bet I get more customers.....and the ones wanting me to come back every year too.

    I have felt nailing to a telephone pole makes you look cheap and will only get you cheap price shopping customers. This is my opinion.

    If you want to put out signs, why not get some printed up that look very professional that are on a metal wire frame and can stick into the ground? I have heard they can be made cheap and could be placed in your customers yards as well. Just an idea!
     
  3. wojo23323

    wojo23323 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 608

    I agree with you crazygator. I think it looks cheap also.
     
  4. bastalker

    bastalker LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 965

    Sorry bout that I had to edit the post. didn't want anyone thinking it was me who did it!! :)
     
  5. IBGreen

    IBGreen LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 726

    I think it looks cheap too. I think if you're company is making good money then you wouldn't need to nail a sign to a pole.
     
  6. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Posts: 4,254

    I've always heard that your not suppose to nail signs on telephone poles. I was told that the phone or power company that owns the pole , will charge you,if they have to pull your sign down. Theres a couple of signs near me , that have literally rotted apart while still being nailed to the pole.
     
  7. paponte

    paponte LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,366

    Thats cheap. To me that just says "I'm hurting for business". I duess whatever works in your area, but it's not for me.
     
  8. HOMER

    HOMER LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,183

    bastalker

    Be- a- Stalker...........wow...........you ain't got that on a personalized plate do you?

    Nobody nailing them in poles here...............yet............I have found a competitors flyer rolled up in one of my customers driveways the other day. They're throwing them out like newspapers now.

    It went to the truck with me.
     
  9. Get yourself some 18x24 signs
    They run about $10.50

    Place them in your customers lawns

    If you have 5 customers next to each other.
    Place one on each lawn.

    People will call you up saying

    Do you cut those 5 lawns on (bla bla bla street)


    I have purchased 12 of those signs
    Will let you know how it goes.

    Please do the same if you use this idea.



    PS
    If you need to know a place to get the 18x24 signs for around $10.50 let me know
     
  10. Randy Scott

    Randy Scott LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,915

    Wouldn't care. It's a waste of time and energy getting upset every time you see another company advertising. Did you think you were going to be the only one providing this service? Spend your energy on your own business and things will be fine. Competition is just a fact of life, regardless of what you do.
     

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