Questions about advertising?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by growearth, Dec 18, 2010.

  1. growearth

    growearth LawnSite Member
    Messages: 35

    This topic has possibly been covered many times before but with this ever changing economy and weather patters I have a few questions...

    When do you start advertising for the summer ?

    We run our online ads throughout the year ... but what about the traditional ad forms such as Fliers, Newspaper ads etc. ... when should one start those?

    has any one had good luck with Church newsletters?

    Any other new forms of advertising any one recommends. Thank you for looking... Have a great New Year.



    JSMLAWNCARE LawnSite Member
    Messages: 137

    My truck and website are my best two forms of advertising and of course my web site address is on my truck.
  3. rnd

    rnd LawnSite Member
    Messages: 248

    Visit to see hundreds of layout ideas to promote to existing customers add-on services. Advertising is a year long process and should be done aggresively.

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  4. JimLewis

    JimLewis LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,872

    What I do like right now:
    • Google AdWords
    • Microsoft Ad Center
    • Great logo / signs on Trucks & Trailers
    • Tent Signs on Curb at Jobsite
    • Angie's List
    • Constant Contact

    What I LOVE right now:
    • SEO

    What I don't see good results with anymore:
    • Any kind of yellow pages (especially paper)
    • Flyers
    • Craigslist
    • Door Hangers (limited success still)
    • Newspaper Ads
    • Post Cards
    • Circulars
    • Church Newsletters
  5. Adeas Printing

    Adeas Printing Sponsor
    Messages: 604

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  6. TheGoat

    TheGoat LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 273

    When I was trying to decide when to go out and hang flyers for my [url="]lawn service[/url], I consulted google.
    Google Trends can tell you how often a specific term is searched for on google. I figured if they are looking for lawn service on google, they are likely open to some advertising.

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