Church Bulletins

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by zz4guy, Jan 29, 2008.

  1. zz4guy

    zz4guy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 901

    Any of you guys ever advertise in a church bulletin?

    I've got an opportunity to advertise on the back of a bulletin for $380/yr and reach about 4000 people. Plus it is a church with a major parochial school. How do you think the results will be?
  2. dougaustreim

    dougaustreim LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 488

    It's a donation to the church, not much else. I've done if for years, but I would be giving them money anyway.

    Austreim landscaping

    SDNCLAWNCARE LawnSite Member
    Messages: 232

    I thought about doing the same thing. I wonder how much business it would get.
  4. hoyboy

    hoyboy LawnSite Senior Member
    from Chicago
    Messages: 346

    Somehow advertising in a Church bulletin just doesn't seem right. Something about Jesus and the moneychangers just keeps coming to mind. Anybody else feel this way?
  5. 06HD BOSS

    06HD BOSS LawnSite Member
    Messages: 96

    i was thinking about this a few weeks ago. hoyboy- i can see your point. but in mine there are advertisments for pizza shops, dry cleaners and even coupons for dunkin donuts. i think landscaping would fit perfect :cool:
  6. dougaustreim

    dougaustreim LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 488

    At our church the money that comes from the advertisers on the back pays for the printing of the bulletin, thus saving the church that expense. Like I said before its nothing more than a donation to the church.

    Austreim Landscaping
  7. lawn

    lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 344

    We Tried, It Did Not Work, Plus Is Very Expensive!!!

    A No No No!
  8. zz4guy

    zz4guy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 901

    I'm starting to feel the same way. For $400 I could send out some nice direct mailers to almost as many people, and not compete with 140 other ads on the bulletin. Plus who knows how much $$$ the church actually gets. They might only get free flyer printing w/no kickbacks.
  9. Gene $immons

    Gene $immons LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,028

    Oh I'm sure you could pick up some accounts from it. It would probably work even better the more involved you are with the church . Some of the best accounts don't always come from advertising, but rather, personal relationships that you develop with people over the long term.

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