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Steve
12-04-2007, 09:19 PM
Bob at Plan-It Graphics (http://www.plan-itgraphics.com) wanted to stress the importance of marketing through the winter. There are a few good reasons for this. One is that it helps build name recognition for your company, and will help you sell accounts easier in the future. Itís also important because most of your competition will be advertising as well. Itís still important to do you main marketing push closer to the springtime. If you wait until the weather breaks you are probably too late, for your main marketing campaign. Thatís when you should start doing your ďcontinuousĒ marketing.

Donít get frustrated, with marketing; you donít always see the results you might have hoped for but stick to it.. Think of Pepsi and Coke, I think we all know by now who they are, but they still continue to advertise.

So to get you in the mindset of marketing, Plan-it Graphics is offering a design idea contest. What were hoping for is some unique ways to grab attention for either, postcards, door hangers, flyers, whatever, something different from the traditional marketing pieces that are normally seen.

Submit your ideas. The 2 most creative design ideas will have their idea created and printed. This contest may end at any time.

Steve
12-04-2007, 09:21 PM
Another creative example to get you going.

The winner(2) will receive 1000 door hangers, or 2500 postcards (4x6)or, 2500 flyers.

Steve
12-04-2007, 09:22 PM
Creative Example #3

Steve
12-04-2007, 09:22 PM
Creative Example #4

ritchiem
12-05-2007, 08:36 PM
well here is my entry

http://thelawnblog.com/gopher/murphy_door.jpg

Steve
12-05-2007, 08:38 PM
Very nice! That would be a door hanger?

ritchiem
12-05-2007, 08:39 PM
yes sir a door hanger that is.

AMW Graphics
12-05-2007, 09:43 PM
Nice work!
Looks good.

pmblair
12-06-2007, 02:13 AM
Count me in.....

FRONT of 4x6 Postcard:
http://www.greenandcleanga.com/misc_images/picnic_front.jpg

BACK of 4x6 Postcard:
http://www.greenandcleanga.com/misc_images/picnic_BACK.jpg

Steve
12-06-2007, 02:19 AM
Now that is creative. Nice job!

Also just a note to everyone adding designs, they don't have to be as professionally done as these, you can draw something out too and that will count just as much.

Steve
12-06-2007, 03:52 AM
This is so much fun, I am gonna throw in some ideas too!

ABurlison
12-06-2007, 05:09 AM
Well it doesn't look I can compete, I don't have those high dollar software programs like those others. Looks like the contest is over, LOL!

Steve
12-06-2007, 05:12 AM
You can enter simply by cutting and pasting images or just draw something with a catchy headline.

Try it out!

ABurlison
12-06-2007, 06:32 AM
Well, here's my attempt.

AMW Graphics
12-06-2007, 08:07 AM
Quote[/b] (ABurlison @ Dec. 06 2007,7:32)]Well, here's my attempt.
Not bad!
Here is a FREE program that will let you do a lot of this stuff.

http://www.gimp.org/downloads/

I dont use it so i will be of little help with it though.

Plan-It Graphics
12-06-2007, 08:46 PM
TO ALL THE CONTESTANTS!

PLEASE PLEASE understand...
You do not have to do anything graphic wise. You can simply submit your ideas in text.

If your idea is to have a guy riding his motorcycle with the caption, "This is much better better than lawn work!" then that's all you have to do.

We are not looking for the best designer, we are looking for the best/unique way to market. Hopefully we can come up with ideas that are "outside the box" of the traditional lawn/landscape marketing material.

It's my job to convert your idea into print form.

Hope this clears some things up.

Keep the ideas coming, so far they are great, I like the picnic basket idea alot!

Bob
www.plan-itgraphics.com (http://www.plan-itgraphics.com)

Steve
12-06-2007, 08:53 PM
Yes that helps a lot Bob. You gave us some better direction.

So cmon everyone you don't have to be artistic to enter! You can just tell us your idea too!

pmblair
12-07-2007, 11:44 PM
Thanks Bob! If I'm one of the winners, feel free to modify the theme a bit... = )

Steve
12-08-2007, 02:54 AM
I'd like to add another entry. http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

Steve
12-08-2007, 03:13 AM
Does the thought of another year of lawn care make you want to scream?

ABurlison
12-08-2007, 03:18 AM
where do you keep finding those?

Steve
12-08-2007, 03:30 AM
LOL if you like the ideas, use them http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

Or come up with something crazy and post it!

pmblair
12-08-2007, 11:56 AM
Here's an idea..... This is an official idea for the contest... DON'T steal it and use it as your own to win the contest! lol

In a neighborhood... two houses side by side... separated by a fence... one lawn is immaculate! Green, perfectly striped, REALLY looking good... the other lawn looks like junk! Bald spots, brown grass, weeds, etc... There's a person propped up on the fence on the bad side looking really sad over at the good side...

The top quote: "When the grass is greener on the other side..."

The bottom quote: "...it means we've been there!"

Then the company info.

Plain and simple...

Could be a door hanger, post card, anything...

ABurlison
12-08-2007, 02:35 PM
I've already seen that idea somewhere, LOL.

pmblair
12-08-2007, 03:56 PM
I haven't... where'd you see it?

ABurlison
12-08-2007, 05:20 PM
I think is what that guy who talked about that google earth program and how you could zoom in to peoples properties and compare the difference in the appearence of the lawns. That start a lawn care business guy, I think.

Steve
12-10-2007, 06:44 AM
Don't put off your lawn mowing until the cows come home.

Steve
12-10-2007, 07:02 AM
Relax this weekend.

realhuntin
12-10-2007, 02:24 PM
Here's our Mailer/flyer we sent out in Sept 07

Steve
12-10-2007, 05:37 PM
Here is a screen shot of the mailer!

Nice work Tim

pnplawn
12-10-2007, 10:26 PM
wait for me ill post something soon! didnt even see this!!!!!

Steve
12-10-2007, 11:18 PM
I am looking forwards to it! You can submit as many ideas as you'd like! It improves your chances of winning!

pnplawn
12-10-2007, 11:46 PM
Quote[/b] (Team Gopher @ Dec. 11 2007,12:18)]I am looking forwards to it! You can submit as many ideas as you'd like! It improves your chances of winning!
does it have ot be my lawn care website ? or can it be for my lawm company products site?

Steve
12-11-2007, 12:06 AM
This would be to promote a lawn care business.

Here is a quote from Bob of plan-it graphics.

"If your idea is to have a guy riding his motorcycle with the caption, "This is much better better than lawn work!" then that's all you have to do.

We are not looking for the best designer, we are looking for the best/unique way to market. Hopefully we can come up with ideas that are "outside the box" of the traditional lawn/landscape marketing material.

It's my job to convert your idea into print form."

Let me know if this helps.

justin_time
12-11-2007, 12:26 AM
Here's one of my idea... I'm not sure how I would do as graphics but here it goes

Don't wait for spring to get to you

Just in Time to the rescue

Steve
12-11-2007, 12:33 AM
And then what if you had a picture of you in a superman costume on a lawn!

pnplawn
12-11-2007, 01:56 AM
A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and your mower is broken.So PNP LAWN CARE can mow your lawn!


Removing the beer cap and watching the football game should be the hardest work you do this Sunday leave the lawn mowing to PNP LAWN CARE!

StartALawnCareBusiness
12-11-2007, 06:27 AM
OOoooooo....I want to take a try at this...

http://www.startalawncarebusiness.com/images/bushoutofcontrol1.gif


Hee Hee:

Keith

Steve
12-11-2007, 06:30 AM
Very Creative Keith!

http://www.aerotraining.com/applause.gif

pnplawn
12-11-2007, 07:39 PM
Quote[/b] (StartALawnCareBusiness @ Dec. 11 2007,7:27)]OOoooooo....I want to take a try at this...

http://www.startalawncarebusiness.com/images/bushoutofcontrol1.gif


Hee Hee:

Keith
good job!

Steve
12-12-2007, 04:12 AM
We give all new meaning to the phrase lawn chair.

caseyshields
12-13-2007, 02:20 AM
When the presidential election gets closer, I was planning on having election signs made that said:

Shields Lawn Care
For President
(Phone # here)

I think it would be memorable.

Steve
12-13-2007, 04:00 AM
Lawn make you yawn?

pnplawn
12-17-2007, 01:17 AM
OK I got mine her is link to it. Its for your website! LOOk at top right hand conner http://www.orlandolawnandlandscape.com/index.html



You can use this to market your website and services you offer. Make post card of it.

http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/iB_html/uploads/post-8-00947-orlando_lawn.jpg

Steve
12-30-2007, 11:37 AM
I'd like to add this one for Tim.

"Dinner on US!
Outback or Longhorn!
Refer a Friend Program
When your referral signs up for a one year
service agreement, dinner is on us,
You will receive a $35 Gift Card of your
choice for Outback or Longhorn Steak House.
No Limit on number of referrals.
Gift Card has NO cash value.
R & R Lawn Care Landscape Services"

pmblair
12-30-2007, 11:57 PM
Do we have any idea when these contests are going to end?

Plan-It Graphics
01-03-2008, 08:35 PM
Just about everyone who submitted ideas is already a designer, or from gopher. I just wish we could get some entries from so start up guys! Come on everyone... I'm giving you free stuff!! Even if you don't think your idea is "unique" or "outside the box" I'd rather give these to someone who cant design it themselves.

Spread the word!

makbootzy
01-04-2008, 01:17 AM
Here is my entry took awhile to do but its done! Im not to sure about top half of design but I like what else I came up with.

realhuntin
01-04-2008, 01:38 AM
Quote[/b] (makbootzy @ Jan. 04 2008,2:17)]Here is my entry took awhile to do but its done! Im not to sure about top half of design but I like what else I came up with.
All I can say is SWEEEEEET! I like it! Great idea and great pitch, this is an election year.

makbootzy
01-04-2008, 03:07 AM
Quote[/b] (realhuntin @ Jan. 04 2008,2:38)]Quote[/b] (makbootzy @ Jan. 04 2008,2:17)]Here is my entry took awhile to do but its done! Im not to sure about top half of design but I like what else I came up with.
All I can say is SWEEEEEET! I like it! Great idea and great pitch, this is an election year.
http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/thankyou.gif Here is a post card I just finished...Front

makbootzy
01-04-2008, 03:08 AM
Back

Plan-It Graphics
01-04-2008, 01:58 PM
I really like the "Uncle Sam" idea alot. I might be tough to find a high enough resolution image of uncle sam, but we can sure try.

makbootzy
01-04-2008, 02:59 PM
Quote[/b] (Plan-It Graphics @ Jan. 04 2008,2:58)]I really like the "Uncle Sam" idea alot. *I might be tough to find a high enough resolution image of uncle sam, but we can sure try.
http://www.gophergraphics.com/forum/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/thankyou.gif I like that one too...it took forever to though. Im just getting to know how to use Jasc software and my font was stuck on some setting and I couldnt change it. But yeah thats what I came up with glad you like it.

Steve
01-06-2008, 08:07 PM
This one was designed by Grn Mtn www.greenmountainlandscape.com

Steve
01-06-2008, 08:08 PM
This one is submitted by Adam of MuirView Landscape

http://www.muirview.com/

Steve
01-06-2008, 08:11 PM
Here is one designed by Chris cgland

Steve
01-06-2008, 08:12 PM
Here is another one from adam of http://www.muirview.com/

makbootzy
01-09-2008, 10:09 PM
I wonder when this contest will end?

Steve
01-10-2008, 01:55 PM
Send an email to Bob at customerservice@plan-itgraphics.com and see when he wants to wrap this one up.

makbootzy
01-22-2008, 12:31 PM
I emailed him....I will check my email to see if he recieved it.

EARLY BIRD MOWING/LANDSCAPING
01-23-2008, 10:26 AM
Here is one, Lawncare is for the birds so leave it to me!