View Full Version : Should I send this to potential customers?

01-28-2010, 02:02 AM

I wonder if scare tactics can be used to build a larger client base?


I hate when they interrupt me from cutting down those pesky branches.


01-28-2010, 02:17 AM
I don't know what the effectiveness of your ad would be however I know scare tactics are used in marketing.

There is a blog article that talks about a security firm in South Africa that took pictures of people's homes with a polaroid camera and attacted a card that said 'with our closed circuit camera system, you would have seen us outside your home.' These were left at the houses.

Pretty creepy but it might hammer the point home.

Marketing scare tactics (http://blog.guerrillacomm.com/2008/02/guerrilla-scare-tactics.html)

Maybe some kind of scare tactic could be created and tied in with lawn care?

Would zombies running around with chain saws do it?
Absolutely :D

Maybe you could use this video to scare people from wanting to try and use their own lawn mower. Maybe you could say LAWN MOWERS WILL MAKE YOU CRAZY!

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01-28-2010, 02:27 AM
Holy crap that lady is nuts!

Usually if I'm that upset, I'd kick it, that will be all... But man, she really wanted to teach that mower a lesson!

I wonder why she was out there anyway? Looks like a shared lawn?

Either way, that woman should be a pro wrestler. Or something intimidating.

01-28-2010, 02:52 AM
HAHAHAH did you watch it to the end where she twirls around a bunch of times then launches it across the lawn?


In your marketing photo, you kind of had a little Conan the Barbarian face paint going on LOL nice


01-28-2010, 06:25 AM

Well basically, I own every single one of Arnold Schwarzenegger's movies lol.

Terminator was the first movie I had ever seen. To this day I've probably watched it over 3000 times.


01-28-2010, 10:43 AM
Did you ever hear this song?

It's taken from the Terminator movie. I need your clothes, your boots, your motorcycle.

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Here is the part in T2 where it's from. The bar scene.


01-29-2010, 10:05 AM

I hope nobody has video of me throwing my weedeater across a customer's lawn one time when it absolutely would not start. :rolleyes:

01-29-2010, 04:05 PM

I hope nobody has video of me throwing my weedeater across a customer's lawn one time when it absolutely would not start. :rolleyes:


Yeah your not alone, I threw my earmuffs across a customers driveway one time. Thank god they didn't see.

I bet they did to, it's the only time they didn't say hi to me lol.

It was a really bad day, & just to top it off, the garbage men came by & emptied my can of grass, & 20 some odd garbage bags $$$$... then they tossed my can a few houses down the street. ITS MY CAN!!!! LMAO

01-29-2010, 10:12 PM

It made me think, what if you had a page on your website of lawn care bloopers that caught all the times when things went wrong on one minute videos. With all the cussing bleeped out HAHAHHAHAHAHAH

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02-02-2010, 10:37 AM

That video is the best!!! I laughed at pretty much everything, then I cringed at how painful all of those accidents must have felt!

Edit: After i posted the above, I opened my door and walked right into it. My shirt also got caught in the mechanical part and winded me.