Billboard Advertising?

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by icex, Mar 28, 2011.

  1. icex

    icex LawnSite Senior Member
    from WV
    Messages: 389

    I have a problem with a new guy in town.. stealing all my work and tearing down every damn sign I got. I figured, hell, lets try a sign he CAN'T touch.. a bill board!

    The advertiser offered me a advertisement for $300 bucks a month, plus a one time fee of $150 for the cost of the advertisement. I was wondering if anyone has tried this and if it is effective?
  2. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,251

    It would depend on the traffic count and size, height, and saturation of other advertising. Also would depend on the type of traffic, is it locals going to work everyday or is it interstate travelers that will never need your services?
  3. icex

    icex LawnSite Senior Member
    from WV
    Messages: 389

    It is all local traffic. Going from one town to the next, two lane road. They have had Mcdonalds and a local pharmacy on there for a long time, with Mcdonalds having it hogged yearly, so I am just wondering if it will do good for a excavation business.
  4. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,251

  5. ksss

    ksss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,168

    Seems like a good deal. As far as the new guy goes, I think my cousin Vinny is looking for some bone breaking work.
  6. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,137

    Put a bikini girl on there too and watch the traffic jam.
  7. Swampy

    Swampy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,435

    Honestly, I can't remember what the last billboard on a road looks like or what they where selling. I'd think it would just get ignored as most drivers are focused on just driving.
  8. castlerockmo

    castlerockmo LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 867

    Focused on driving!? There too busy texting to see the billboard!......or on lawnsite!

    But in all honesty I look at every billboard I pass.
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  9. icex

    icex LawnSite Senior Member
    from WV
    Messages: 389

    Yeah, I don't have a problem with the guy but when he goes around stealing jobs I already had planned (no lie) and is tearing down $4-500 worth of advertisements something has to be done. The local trade paper is a good place to advertise but I need more sources of advertising. I may put a advertisement on the local tv station.. $30 a month with 3000+ views per month localy.
  10. treemover

    treemover LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 427

    you have very very very cheap advertising rates! I would be using all them! I am in a town of 400,000 billboards go 1500/month +, I did a 15 sec radio ad couple years back ran two weeks and 200 times, cost be $450

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