Would this upset you?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by LB1234, Feb 17, 2005.

  1. LB1234

    LB1234 LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,210

    If you walked out your front door to see a bright colored piece of paper in the middle of your lawn and found it to be an advertisement for lawn care.

    Apparently, an LCO put his flyer's in a clear plastic bag...tied a knot...placed some white decorative stone in the bag...tied another knot...then just drove around throwing them onto potential customers front lawns.

    Just curious what all of you think about this method of advertising?????
     
  2. Gene $immons

    Gene $immons LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,028

    I don't think that is a very professional way to advertise. I'm not saying that you might not get an account or two that way, but you won't see us doing our advertising that way. I think most people might get a little annoyed as well. I bet a few people would call and complain.
     
  3. marko

    marko LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 963

    Tacky and unprofessional
     
  4. mtdman

    mtdman LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,137

    One of those weight loss advertisers did this last year. I kept finding those "Lose 500 lbs in 5 days" fliers in bags with rocks in them all over my neighborhoods. The thing was, whoever did it only tossed them out far enough to hit the end of people's driveways and they ended up in all the gutters. I think it's not only tacky and unprofessional, but a waste of time.

    Hell, I used to get complaints from people when I did door hangers.
     
  5. LB1234

    LB1234 LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,210

    I thought it was unprofessional also. Just curious if I was alone on that opinion.

    I'm wondering this...Can you get the guy for littering?
     
  6. suprman9019er

    suprman9019er LawnSite Member
    Posts: 112

    i think it is unprofessional but one year i had a guy go through my entire sub around easter and put his flyer in easer eggs and just tossed them out of his car window
     
  7. gwwilson

    gwwilson LawnSite Member
    Posts: 89

    one lco company tried something like this last year.......
    several people called local twp.........

    and lco was charged for littering
    ps: no longer in business
     
  8. Woody82986

    Woody82986 LawnSite Silver Member
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 2,128

    I was about to say it sounded like littering to me.
     
  9. HayBay

    HayBay LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Posts: 846

    Well 500LB in 5 days seems like alot. But having the homeowners walk down to the bottom of the driveway may help in the weight loss.
     
  10. Branchland

    Branchland LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 354

    Very unprofessional IMO. Looks like the person is littering.
     

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