Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Business > Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review!

Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! Lawn Care Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations Discussion.

Trick or Treating & Marketing


Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review!

Lawn Care Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations Discussion.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 10-04-2007, 01:49 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,623
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Halloween is a great day to go out marketing and meet new potential customers. Why? Well because your potential customers will anxiously be waiting at the door to give out candy and great their neighbors! What better of a chance do you have than that to meet them and potentially make a sale.

So what do you do? On Halloween, schedule it to be a marketing day. You and your employees should all dress up in costumes and go out around the area to knock on doors, collect candy and hand out marketing material.

Meeting new potential clients face to face at their door is the best way for them to get to know you and for you to take a quick look at their property so you can give them a bid right then and there to either mow their property or provide a fall clean up or maybe even offer holiday outdoor decoration services.

When you go out walking around in a costume, maybe take your kids along or go with some of extended members of your family. Have fun with this. Show the potential client that you are a hustler and you are out to impress them. They will be impressed you took the time to dress up and get into the spirit of Halloween.

This is a very novel approach to marketing and I am sure your potential customers will think you are very creative for coming up with this idea.

You can also make some flyers especially for the occasion with a picture of you and some fun marketing text. This will be a fun thing to hand out to the people you meet. Make them a special Halloween offer that expires within x amount of days to get them to jump on the offer. You might also want to write down a bid for a job on the flyer as you walk up to the door. Another thing you might want to give them is a magnetic business card. People tend to hold onto these for a longer period of time so they are worth the extra money.

If you really don't want to do this, another idea is to pay some local kids to hand out flyers and door hangers for you, but this won't be nearly as effective as if you and your employees went out and did this together.

I know you are thinking this is nutty, but that's why the idea just might work!

Let me know if you try this out or plan on doing it.

I will include some marketing sample ideas.
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


  #2  
Old 10-04-2007, 01:49 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,623
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Here is one with a Superman costume.
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-04-2007, 01:50 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,623
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

How about Uncle Sam?
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-04-2007, 01:54 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,623
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Dog the bounty hunter?
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-04-2007, 01:57 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,623
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Yea I know this sounds stupid by why the heck not. It will surely stand out and that's the name of the game.

Stand out, get new customers, keep them with great service and your business will grow.

Don't just miss this opportunity!

What if you even pushed around your lawn mower and you dressed that up too!?

I be if you took pictures of this, you could even get in the paper as a local business owner who took advantage of halloween to promote his business!
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Thanksgiving cards
Steve
11-10-2008 11:57 AM
Today 03:25 PM
by stevef1201
4 8,652
Good help is hard to find
Hanks Lawn Care Services
11-19-2014 03:27 PM
Today 03:19 PM
by stevef1201
11 414
leaf removal
Double J LLC
10-03-2014 05:24 PM
Today 03:14 PM
by stevef1201
28 2,711
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 12:18 PM
Today 01:36 PM
by Just Cuts
1,196 349,472
New parking area
ExtremeLawncareServices
11-07-2014 09:47 PM
Today 12:31 PM
by jrs.landscaping
6 500
Hello from Kentucky
TRV
09-30-2014 06:42 PM
Today 10:49 AM
by Steve
13 1,483
Hi to you NOTHERNERS
stevef1201
11-11-2014 05:56 PM
Today 10:45 AM
by Steve
7 470
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-22-2014 10:12 AM
Today 10:23 AM
by Steve
179 14,400
Happy Thanksgiving!
Steve
Yesterday 09:48 AM
Yesterday 09:48 AM
by Steve
0 45
Contract or no contract?
TRV
11-20-2014 09:18 PM
11-26-2014 09:23 PM
by stevef1201
5 325
Pics for website
tbtigers03
11-21-2014 05:40 PM
11-26-2014 12:12 PM
by Just for Cuts
5 276
Hi from IL
steveinil
11-25-2014 02:07 PM
11-26-2014 11:21 AM
by Steve
1 105
WNY saying Hi.
Sargewesser
11-25-2014 07:27 AM
11-26-2014 11:20 AM
by Steve
1 111
How to: Use Thumbtack...
acrajchel
11-17-2014 06:39 PM
11-26-2014 11:19 AM
by Steve
18 702
Peco Bagger
AGPS
11-18-2014 02:20 PM
11-26-2014 10:58 AM
by Steve
10 443
Beginner Mistakes:...
Steve
01-31-2007 12:45 PM
11-26-2014 10:57 AM
by Steve
22 6,339
Billboards for marketing
ExtremeLawncareServices
11-16-2014 08:39 PM
11-26-2014 10:40 AM
by Steve
14 500
How much do you up sell...
Essex Groundskeeping
11-23-2014 07:13 PM
11-24-2014 06:29 PM
by stevef1201
8 269
This sucks...
Matther777
09-18-2014 05:56 PM
11-24-2014 05:49 PM
by biglee
16 3,309
Pressure Washing...
WesleySnips
07-31-2014 07:13 PM
11-24-2014 04:32 PM
by acrajchel
4 732
New website
Chilehead
11-20-2014 04:39 PM
11-23-2014 07:40 PM
by Just for Cuts
12 399
My site is on fronts page
tbtigers03
11-14-2014 05:58 PM
11-22-2014 10:49 PM
by Just for Cuts
16 624
Belt dealer problem
googus
11-21-2014 08:45 AM
11-21-2014 06:36 PM
by Steve
2 222
What is going on with...
biglee
11-14-2014 03:04 PM
11-20-2014 02:50 PM
by biglee
40 1,083
My advice for new guys
avetslawncare
11-15-2014 09:32 AM
11-19-2014 01:47 PM
by biglee
10 639
Lawn Care business...
crieg122
10-23-2014 02:23 PM
11-19-2014 12:39 PM
by acrajchel
28 2,003
raking leaves ?
robert8509
10-22-2014 10:19 PM
11-18-2014 04:24 PM
by acrajchel
14 1,569
Leaf removal
madmedic8575
10-24-2014 05:14 PM
11-17-2014 07:34 PM
by acrajchel
6 1,297
sod job
SGlawncare
10-30-2014 09:21 PM
11-17-2014 07:10 PM
by acrajchel
7 886
Customer wants me to...
Mr. Mow
11-09-2014 07:13 AM
11-17-2014 06:48 PM
by acrajchel
10 659
Hello!
Brian3137
11-11-2014 07:15 PM
11-17-2014 06:46 PM
by acrajchel
14 587
small biz in Phoenix,AZ
anthonyramos1
11-08-2014 09:35 PM
11-17-2014 05:59 PM
by acrajchel
2 410
Client won't pay...
WesleySnips
10-30-2014 03:53 PM
11-17-2014 05:37 PM
by acrajchel
22 1,510
Government contracts
avetslawncare
11-15-2014 08:50 AM
11-17-2014 12:59 PM
by Steve
2 371
Need help on deciding a...
Brian3137
11-10-2014 06:32 PM
11-17-2014 12:44 PM
by Steve
12 634
West cost lawn prices
SGlawncare
10-09-2014 10:51 PM
11-16-2014 07:54 AM
by stevef1201
8 1,716
So how do you guys...
Mr. Mow
10-26-2014 08:55 AM
11-15-2014 08:44 AM
by avetslawncare
14 1,840
Truck, Trailer,...
hawthornelawncare
12-23-2011 01:01 AM
11-13-2014 08:35 AM
by jrs.landscaping
81 32,064
The most dangerous part...
Steve
10-06-2014 03:45 PM
11-12-2014 05:05 PM
by stevef1201
14 1,804
A little hang up in snow...
stevef1201
11-08-2014 07:05 AM
11-12-2014 12:51 PM
by Steve
4 548
Bi-weekly winter...
lxarth
11-04-2014 08:37 PM
11-12-2014 10:06 AM
by WesleySnips
9 756
taking first steps...
sizemorelawncare
11-10-2014 08:24 PM
11-11-2014 01:21 PM
by Steve
1 430
Back Pack Blower
Ian Lovejoy
11-09-2014 08:41 AM
11-11-2014 08:12 AM
by Just for Cuts
4 504
Business Cards
crieg122
10-25-2014 01:03 PM
11-11-2014 07:56 AM
by Just for Cuts
12 1,468
How the unregister?
alive101
11-04-2014 07:39 AM
11-10-2014 01:48 PM
by Steve
4 706
Belt adjustment question
googus
11-05-2014 06:43 AM
11-10-2014 01:38 PM
by Steve
5 614
Podcast
Shark1611
11-07-2014 05:42 PM
11-10-2014 11:41 AM
by Steve
1 407
hi, from Minnesota
rjklohn
11-07-2014 02:21 AM
11-07-2014 01:44 PM
by Steve
1 424
New to snow plowing
SS.Lawncare
11-05-2014 04:00 PM
11-07-2014 01:21 PM
by Steve
6 690
New Member
tonyap
11-05-2014 10:35 PM
11-07-2014 01:15 PM
by Steve
1 467
» Popular Tags
4wd aerocore apartment bid apartment lawn care estimate applying bid billy goat brushcutter blades bush charge decorating deliquentaccounts demonstration ditches employee problems estimate ferris first truck foreman georgia gopherhaul growing a lawn care business hiring how much to charge how to installation introduction landscape services lawn lawn care lawn care busines plan lawn care business lawn care business seo lawn care business show lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care seo lawn care website lawn care website seo marketing mechanic monthly mulch mulch price new business new mower ordinance patio install per hour charge podcast profit on employee pto reo running a business scag v-ride shreaded snow snow plowing starting a business start up lawn care business steep lawns steve stihl toro toro grand stand trailer mate pro tree truck new used landscape walk behind won't return
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:45 PM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:45 PM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy