Tossing ads on driveways..Marketing question

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by A1Lawns, Mar 3, 2007.

  1. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
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    I dare you to toss your flyers on lawns and driveways in Suffolk County, NY. Emphasis added.

    § 270-3. Prohibition; exceptions.

    It shall be unlawful for any person to throw, cast, drop or distribute or permit to be thrown, cast, dropped or distributed, any advertising matter, wrapped in plastic, in or upon any front yard, courtyard, lawn or driveway of any residential dwelling in Suffolk County or upon any street in Suffolk County. This prohibition shall not be construed to regulate the delivery of such matter by the United States Postal Service or the distribution of newspapers or other noncommercial matter. Further, nothing contained herein shall be deemed to prohibit the distribution of advertising matter by hand delivery or by affixing or placing the advertising matter on or in close proximity to a residential dwelling in a manner that will prevent the matter from being scattered or dismantled.

    § 270-4. Penalties for offenses.

    Any person found to be in violation of this article shall be guilty of a violation and shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $500 or imprisonment of 15 days, or both, for each offense.

    Many areas have similar regulations. Lets see....1,000 flyers times $500 a 1/2 mil laying around to pay the fine? How's 41 years in jail sound?
  2. Mahoney3223

    Mahoney3223 LawnSite Senior Member
    from midwest
    Posts: 995

    Dude no one is jailing you over flyers. Calm down what do u think the USA is socialist or something......wait..
  3. justanotherlawnguy

    justanotherlawnguy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,251

    So your that lawn guy who mows without a shirt and cigarette hanging out your mouth with a junky trailer who advertises by throwing baggies in peoples driveways! !!

    Your crazy if you think customers dont care how you look. Some don't, you can have those ones.
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  4. PerfectEarth

    PerfectEarth LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,734

    Yet another thread, brilliantly displaying why our industry will remain in the "illegitimate scrub" category.

    Worst idea ever. It completely lacks any creativity or professionalism. Why Sean Adams would suggest doing it is puzzling. And yes, I WOULD care about pissing off 10 people to get 75-100 leads. Reputation is everything. If you need to resort to throwing marketing crap in someone's driveway (no matter their reaction) I feel sorry for your business and the customer you are trying to attract.
  5. 205mx

    205mx LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,355

    Is Sean Adams the guru? Or just good at selling you stuff
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  6. 205mx

    205mx LawnSite Silver Member
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    I think we shouldn't be worried about the lawns we dont get.
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  7. 205mx

    205mx LawnSite Silver Member
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    This is NOT marketing!
  8. jsslawncare

    jsslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,674

    He's a salesman.
  9. Will P.C.

    Will P.C. LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 965

    I don't think I have ever seen a reputable business advertise this way. Lots of illegals offering to clean house do this. Mostly, low budget off the books type places seem to use this method.
  10. 205mx

    205mx LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,355

    I have a bachelors degree in business administration. I began in a marketing program before switching to business. I think I remember that semester where we spoke about litter mass marketing. Sean Adams. Give me a break. He's great but he's not the Jesus of marketing.

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