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Sprinkler Buddy 01-24-2013 08:53 AM

Bench Advertsing
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Thinking of doing some advertising throughout the state of FL on benches. This is my new ad I'm considering running, yeah or nay?

Thanks for any feedback!

CHEESE2009 01-24-2013 10:05 AM

I think it would be cool.

Even if you don't get a response, take a picture of the bench with the advert on it, and use that in future advertising. It'll make you appear to be a bigger brand.


As for the ad itself, it will most likely be viewed more by kids/students vs seniors out on a stroll; I have no idea what your area is like, but if the price is right, why not? :D

willshome 01-24-2013 10:06 AM

what about mailing one to every lawn care business around you. What % of houses around you have sprinklers? what about in store displays

Sprinkler Buddy 01-24-2013 02:07 PM

I remember the excitement I had many years ago starting my own lawn care business. So many what ifs, my newest venture here, I believe is about 10x more the what ifs and excitement and about 20x more the investment.

Higher the risk, the higher the rewards I guess! lol

Think I just decided to try it, now to inform the wife of my decision. Lucky for me, she usually just says "it's your baby" "you figure out how to pay for it". lol

It's only $$$ and you can't take it with you.

Here goes nothing! lol

I would think a bench ad would work great for lawn advertising too, if your in the right area. All other promotions find their way to the trash, usually the same day they are received. That bench ad would stare at them every time they went by it. Just a thought of mine to the other lawn, landscaping, and irrigation guys and gals.

SECTLANDSCAPING 01-24-2013 02:17 PM

Its a good idea. Any place that has bus benches is in a high traffic area.

I though of advertising on buses themselves but the city that has them is pretty poor. I rarely get work there.

Another place is theres a small cab company that has a ad box on top. I considered that too but it was pricey.

stevef1201 01-24-2013 04:05 PM

I think "that only the poor use the bus." There is no return to this type of advertising for companies like ours, it's OK for bloodsucking lawyers who aren't looking to make money from customers but from the companies that they can sue.

CHEESE2009 01-24-2013 05:40 PM


Originally Posted by stevef1201 (Post 121173)
I think "that only the poor use the bus."

I feel the same.

We need the Mythbusters to solve this.

SECTLANDSCAPING 01-24-2013 06:00 PM


Originally Posted by stevef1201 (Post 121173)
I think "that only the poor use the bus." There is no return to this type of advertising for companies like ours, it's OK for bloodsucking lawyers who aren't looking to make money from customers but from the companies that they can sue.

Use and see are two different things. I wouldnt hand out pamphlets on a bus but the bus driving threw the city for 12 hours a day is going to be noticed.

Sprinkler Buddy 01-24-2013 06:08 PM

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Better image, The traffic driving by is whom I hope notices the ad. Not just those using public transportation. I'll let y'all know how effective it is in a few months. Wont be the first time I wasted money trying to advertise. lol

Image isn't showing up any better. lol Just checked it!

willshome 01-24-2013 07:04 PM

One thing I have learned is only market to people needing your service.
Are you using Google adword? I just Googled (sprinkler heads) (sprinkler parts) and you did not come up but, found you on amazon & ebay

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