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Tossing ads on driveways..Marketing question

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

  1. dKoester

    dKoester LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,340

    No matter what you do, you will always have haters in this business. They see your lawns, landscaping, equipment, way of advertising and they hate on you. I do doorhangers myself but i aint knockin putting a rock in a plastic bag with an advertisement either. If it works don't break it. These are lawn guys giving you post on this issue about advertising. They're not going to like it to begin with.
     
  2. tinman

    tinman LawnSite Bronze Member
    from ga
    Messages: 1,346

    grass seed will weigh it down. Tackey maybe but it does work to some degree.
     
  3. A1Lawns

    A1Lawns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 217

    To those who actually have done the ads on drives thing, what was your response/retainer rate?
    Just curious.

    Thanks
     
  4. lawnjockey56

    lawnjockey56 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 227

    way better than door hangers or direct mail, which is a joke, im sure the market differs in each region, i actually get my best response of all from neighborhood newsletters, and trust me ive tried every form of marketing, yellowpages, etc, but in the end word of mouth will spread if you are reliable and do a good job, but in short, tossing ads next to the sunday paper has always worked for me.
     
  5. A1Lawns

    A1Lawns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 217

    Aside from rocks, which can be filthy, what are other cheap weights to possibly use?
     
  6. echeandia

    echeandia LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,131

  7. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,708

    Ok for throwing weight: How about glass marbles?
    Don't forget to mention that this free plastic bag is ideal for properly and safely discarding pet waste.
     
  8. clean_cut

    clean_cut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,327

    Golden dollars work a little better, they add a little more weight. :rolleyes:
     
  9. A1Lawns

    A1Lawns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 217

    You two are truly my heros.
     
  10. New2TheGreenIndustry

    New2TheGreenIndustry LawnSite Senior Member
    from GA
    Messages: 925

    Do you advertise a price on your flyers??
     

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