Marketing Ideas for 2010 - Anyone ?

Discussion in 'Landscape Lighting' started by seolatlanta, Dec 23, 2009.

  1. seolatlanta

    seolatlanta LawnSite Member
    Messages: 176

    I was thinking about my marketing plan for 2010 and I am trying to figure out which direction to go.

    A few years ago I would have done an RSVP or City Publications card deck , which were 50K cards going to a zone where the income is over $125 k.
    I would get quite a few calls from those and grew a lot of business from those.The cost for that was over $3k. That gets to be expensive through the whole year esp if you do a couple of zones for each season , which is real easy here in Atlanta due to the urban sprawl factor here.

    Anyway what i am getting at is where would you spend $3k right now if that was your budget? Internet stuff , website(s) , Google and Yahoo ads , direct mail , whatever ?

    Let me know your ideas , lets hear it!
  2. Classic Lighting

    Classic Lighting LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 512

    My marketing focus for 2010 will be improvements and additions to my website and lettering the enclosed trailer.
    I tried direct mailers last year with minimal response. I barely broke even with the targeted areas.
    My New Years resolution is to frequently contact current/past customers and keep my name fresh in their head. I am also focusing on upselling and reminding customers that I am always looking for new leads.
    I am not expecting a banner year with the current economy, just trying to maintain what I did in 2009.
  3. INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting

    INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,102

    David. If I had $3k to spend on marketing for 2010, I would use some Winter slow time to enhance my contact lists and networks, then develop a nice e-newsletter template that could be updated (monthly/quarterly) to send out to all of my clients and contacts.

    This can mostly be done inhouse for very little money.

    Take the rest and invest it in a "Remarkable Campaign". One that will make people talk about you in your market place. There are many ways to achieve this.

  4. Lite4

    Lite4 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,187

    We have another mailing going out 2nd week of January. (probably about 15k pieces of 4 x 6 cards). I have never done a mailing at this time of year, but then I have never been with a company who believes in relentless marketing either. I think we are going to incentivise new installations until the end of February.

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