Are rainy days good days to advertise?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Port City Lawncare, Jun 12, 2003.

  1. Port City Lawncare

    Port City Lawncare LawnSite Member
    from Alabama
    Messages: 75

    It's obviously down time, but is it a good time to get out and meet people?
     
  2. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    Every moment of every day is a good time to advertise. Everything you do is a reflection on you. I do estimates and talk with people on rain days all the time. Best time for me and I can give them extra time and attention on those days.
     
  3. Pape's Landscape Maintenance

    Pape's Landscape Maintenance LawnSite Member
    Messages: 54

    Ditto to that, and it is also a good day to bid on snowplow work.

    Steve :cool:
     
  4. fblandscape

    fblandscape Banned
    Messages: 776

    Or do fertilization, shrub pruning, mulch, etc. Like these guys said though, you should be meeting people each and every day.
     
  5. Rustic Goat

    Rustic Goat LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,194

    You can certainly use a perceived opportunity to distribute flyers, but in terms of Return On Advertising Investment you're not getting your best return.

    Simple rule of thumb for advertising = Don't advertise a product if it isn't possible for a potential customer to use it right now.

    The general publics mind will not associate the mowing of anything if it is raining.
     
  6. Ajays

    Ajays LawnSite Member
    Messages: 133

    I've had really good results with flyers right after several days of rain in a row.
     
  7. Ajays

    Ajays LawnSite Member
    Messages: 133

    I know it sounds bad but right after several days of rain is a time when other LCO's are backed up and haven't been able to mow for a while. Also a lot of LCO's don't call their customers when it rains to let them know that they will be asap. They just expect their cliets to understand.
     

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