Tossing ads on driveways..Marketing question

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by A1Lawns, Mar 3, 2007.

  1. workinallthetime

    workinallthetime LawnSite Member
    Messages: 105

    ok im sorry didnt mean to get your flyers in a wad. My response was due to the fact that i live in a estate area and all of our driveways are about 1/8 mile long, we all pull up in our cars to get our mail straight from the box then head up the driveway. the trash guys who are some freaky lookin dudes drive their 4wheelers up to our house to get the trash for an extra 1 buck a month. i get these free news papers in my drive once a week during peek season and it just pisses me off because now they have caused me to go an extra step to get a piece of trash off my driveway. Now with that said if you were doing this drive by flyering in a residential hood then that may work better for you and a zip lock bag full of planting soil might not be a bad idea considering they may use the soil on their house plants which would get your propoganda in the house at least where it might sit on the tabel and get some thought. you were thoughtful enough to provide them w/ a little free potting soil so they might be thoughtful enough to consider you. That might actully be a good idea, i duno might be a waste of dirt. include some tips in the bag of dirt if you can to show you know your stuff.
    thats just sam adams talking here though
  2. echeandia

    echeandia LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,131

    It looks like everyone thinks the idea sucks. Let us know how it works out.
  3. General Landscaping

    General Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 801

    When I have that litter show up in the drive, I call them back for an "estimate" and instead have them pick up thier trash on the way out.

    Have some class.
  4. A1Lawns

    A1Lawns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 217

    you were thoughtful enough to provide them w/ a little free potting soil>>>

    Nope. For the record that was'nt my idea. An aweful idea at that.
    I do agree that tossing them can come across as unprofessional and tacky, and it may look like 'trash' is being thrown onto the properties.
    Like I mentioned before, I will probably end up just passing them out another way. :walking:
  5. A1Lawns

    A1Lawns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 217

    I know seemingly everyone here hates this idea but I just wanted to ask for an update and if anyone has tried this yet this year and if so, what the results were.
    I have'nt done this myself yet. Not sure I will either. My 2 helpers wont be available this week so it looks like I'll be walking by myself this week. I need to lose a "few" pounds anyways so I guess it's for the best. lol :cool2:

    Oh, and btw, again, this was in Sean Adams book as an idea to get TONS of ads delivered the quickest way so ease up on the "get some class",etc. comments. I also did not say I was defintely going to do this and was just an idea. :usflag:
  6. lowballer17

    lowballer17 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 184

    put flyer under or in the newspaper.....
  7. dannyboy20

    dannyboy20 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 78

    Now that is funny..
  8. dmc337

    dmc337 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 49

    one word...Littering
  9. causalitist

    causalitist LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 610

    i would never do that .. and i neeed accounts.

    i feel bad enough hanging crap on their door ... but i bet the majority would just be pissed that u threw it in their drive..

    i simply would not want to be seen doing this. seems like people would be yelling at me etc.

    plus i bet the response rate is better if they are hung on doors, and then you dont have to find something heavy to put in it.
  10. TheKingNJ

    TheKingNJ LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 781

    sounds like littering to me.

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