PDA

View Full Version : Holiday Decoration Marketing idea & contest


Steve
11-08-2007, 08:25 AM
Let's all get into the spirit of the holidays. I created this flyer you can edit and hand out in your area. The idea of this marketing concept is that you are going to position yourself as the go to lawn care business in your area. You are going to be the one that is leading this outdoor holiday decoration contest. If local residents dont have time to put up decorations, then you can do it for them and include some coupons at the bottom of the flyer to promote this.

Then go around your area and take pictures of homes with outdoor holiday decorations and put them on your website. Or put them on your myspace page. Then promote where these pictures will be and how local residents can visit your page to vote for their favorite house.

How can they vote? Either post something below the picture in your myspace site or send in an email.

Then you will choose a winner near Christmas time and possible hand out some gifts

What kind of gifts? How about three trophies to the best decorated houses? Or ask around town and see if any other business owner would like to donate a prize to the winner.

Send out a press release to your local paper to let them know you are conducting this contest and how readers can submit their pictures to you by emailing you.

I also want to see the picture you take or are submitted. Maybe we can have a vote here for the best overall holiday decoration pictures.

Here is a screen cap of the flyer.

You can download the flyer here (http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/cgi-bin/ikonboard.cgi?act=ST&f=31&t=3456&st=30&&#entry27750)and edit it with a free program called openoffice.org (http://www.openoffice.org). <span style='color:Red'>Make sure you logged into the forum to download all files</span>

Steve
11-08-2007, 08:49 AM
Post the outdoor holiday decoration pictures you take or are submitted to you!

I got some prizes to give away to the winners we choose!

- I have 2 free logo designs to give away compliments of Blair Productions (http://blairprod.com/)

- I have a 1 month
Platinum membership to Chestin's Champion's Circle. Compliments of http://www.lawncarechampionscircle.com/

- I also have "The Full-Bore version of Keith's Lawn Care Business package includes tips on how to keep a Lawn Care Business running 12 months per year." compliments of http://www.startalawncarebusiness.com

- "1 set of 2 full color truck graphics/lettering for the doors.
They will also get a set of 3 "we are insured and pay taxes" stickers." compliments of Tony from http://www.amw-graphics.com
"up to 27" x 18" per door. Laminated and contour cut (cut around it) if needed depending on the design."

pmblair
11-08-2007, 11:31 AM
Cross promotion rocks!

Here's a screenshot from Blair Productions' site to promote the free logo contest!

http://www.blairprod.com/misc_images/gopher_promo.gif

Steve
11-08-2007, 11:37 AM
How sweet! Thank you!

Just so you know I am adding more prizes and you should consider submitting some holiday decoration photos!

pmblair
11-08-2007, 11:41 AM
I'll definately see what I can come up with. = )

Steve
11-08-2007, 11:58 AM
I have more prizes to include in this!

Steve
11-08-2007, 03:03 PM
Oh check this out! More prizes!

"1 set of 2 full color truck graphics/lettering for the doors.
They will also get a set of 3 "we are insured and pay taxes" stickers." compliments of Tony from http://www.amw-graphics.com

"up to 27" x 18" per door. Laminated and contour cut (cut around it) if needed depending on the design."

Steve
11-09-2007, 11:07 AM
How cool would it be if you could set up a website that could turn on and off christmas lights and then charge someone for setting up such a service! Or maybe have this service at your home and have a link through your website site to turn your holiday lights on or off!

Maybe you could put a yard sign out front that would tell people what site to visit! This could be a great promotion!

Check out his website at http://www.komar.org/

<object width="425" height="355"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/eBL0sfEVqQ8&rel=1"></param><param name="wmode" value="transparent"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/eBL0sfEVqQ8&rel=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" width="425" height="355"></embed></object>

Steve
11-09-2007, 03:34 PM
Photos sent to us from from United Environment.

http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/iB_html/uploads/post-1-55271-unitedenvironnment_gf_1.gif

http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/iB_html/uploads/post-1-55288-unitedenvironnment_gf_2.gif

http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/iB_html/uploads/post-1-55354-unitedenvironnment_gf_5.gif

pmblair
12-15-2007, 11:06 PM
So I've had a busy week.... here are my submission photos... from my neighbor's house. We took 5 1/2 days to do this...

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b144/MaggiBlair/misc/img_2263.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b144/MaggiBlair/misc/img_2259.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b144/MaggiBlair/misc/img_2254.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b144/MaggiBlair/misc/img_2247.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b144/MaggiBlair/misc/img_2236.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b144/MaggiBlair/misc/img_2234.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b144/MaggiBlair/misc/img_2222.jpg

Steve
12-15-2007, 11:10 PM
Nice Work! Patrick is in!

pmblair
12-16-2007, 07:16 PM
Steve, how long will this contest run?

Can we enter more than one set of pics?

Is there REALLY only two of us in the running so far?

pmblair
12-21-2007, 11:21 PM
Well... looks like it IS just the two of us... and Christmas day is only 4 days away... when we gonna call this one, Steve? ;-)

Steve
12-22-2007, 08:57 AM
Yes please enter your other pictures as well!

pmblair
01-02-2008, 06:16 PM
Hey Steve... we're already into January now... I think everyone should have had plenty of time to get pics in... what say we call this contest finished?

realhuntin
01-02-2008, 07:20 PM
I vote for Patricks Display VERY nice lighting display!

pmblair
01-03-2008, 01:24 AM
Thanks Tim! We went back today to help take the lights down... took us 4 hours... then another 2 hours to organize, box and store the lights and other stuff.... wow... Got paid a good check from it all, though... =)

Thanks for the vote!

Steve
01-04-2008, 03:26 PM
Here are some pictures Luke sent in.

Steve
01-04-2008, 03:27 PM
More pics from Luke.

Steve
01-04-2008, 03:27 PM
More pics from luke

Steve
01-04-2008, 03:30 PM
More pics from Luke

Steve
01-06-2008, 07:50 PM
Ok let's hand out the Christmas gifts for this contest.

Patrick I want to give you the


Unless you already bought this from him, let me know.


<hr>

Luke I want to give you one logo designed by Blair Productions

"I have 2 free logo designs to give away compliments of Blair Productions"

and some free signs from Tony

"1 set of 2 full color truck graphics/lettering for the doors.
They will also get a set of 3 "we are insured and pay taxes" stickers." compliments of Tony from http://www.amw-graphics.com
"up to 27" x 18" per door. Laminated and contour cut (cut around it) if needed depending on the design."

Merry Christmas and thank you for taking part in our fun contest.

realhuntin
01-06-2008, 09:56 PM
Congrads yo guys jobs well done.

pmblair
01-06-2008, 11:10 PM
Thanks, Steve... and congrats to Luke!

I don't have either of those prizes, yet... thanks!! = )

rodneygardenscape
01-09-2009, 11:17 PM
Is that a blow up snow man with a blower on the roof in the pic? Where did you get that snowman? Cool!:p