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while I was on my job I saw a lawn service with the number 1800 lawn cut so I called, it also had the same website. When I when to the web they had a demo. after watching I enteredmy info and a rep soon called me
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Actually, Synergetic Marketing Sales was much better. Your service charged you $10 per zip code. But, if you are like us, you service 60 zip codes. Synergetic would give you the area exclusively so there can't be two with the number in the same area. We subscribed to all 5 of our counties. This also entitled us to discounted service for setting up mailers and marketing pieces. Our problem was that we did not feel that they followed through with us. And, I still don't think you need a vanity # to "brand" your services and market your brand. It's just another gimick. I also think that, being the professionals, they should have guided us better in choosing a number that fit us. Also, I don't think we got the support that the 1-800-LAWNCARE or 1-800-PESTCONTROL subscribers did. Also, I felt the support through the web site was poor. Lots of also's.

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I am not saying Synergetic Marketing Sales wasn't better. However what do you really get beside a big bill? The service that I have I only pay 9.95 per month and it's not per zip. Synergetic is per zip. Has your company grown while using their service? Do you think that it was a good investment?
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Say you wanted purchase a service like this. What do you all feel is a fair price to pay? How about a lower bill during the off season months? Good vanity numbers are getting harder to locate and acquire at a reasonable price.

I am trying to locate such a service but I would like to hear some opinions on what you think the worth is? What other things should I look for as far as added services / advertising?
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In the bigger picture, who really cares about a vanity number though? Off the top of your head, how many vanity numbers stand out for products or services you like?

How important are vanity numbers now when instead you can put a web address on your vehicle that is memorable?
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The reason that I am looking into this is that over half of my customers live in the real world and not in the online world. Only the younger generation uses the web that I find and they usually do not have the same amounts disposable income.
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I am not saying Synergetic Marketing Sales wasn't better. However what do you really get beside a big bill? The service that I have I only pay 9.95 per month and it's not per zip. Synergetic is per zip. Has your company grown while using their service? Do you think that it was a good investment?
Leon, Exactly my point. I think if you find a marketing company that follows up and gets you results, they can be invaluable. SMS talked a great game to get us to sign the two year contract, but when it got down to actually helping us create and market our brand the way that they told us they would, they fell short. I am sure it has worked for some but it just did not for us. We were left with the impression that they were more concerned with the monthly fee than really making us sucessful. And, like I said in the beginning of this thread, it is not like we did not try.
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With all of this said, does anyone feel it would simply be better to hire a marketing company who's goal is to help you gain more customers, not sell you an 800 service?

Also a marketing company that won't have a 2 year contract but instead a pay as you go agreement?
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I don't know I guess if you are a very big company then yes you should hire one. With me I am a very small I can't see hiring a marketing company. After my meeting with Synergetic I just took what the was shared with me a did my own marketing. I guess you can't beat the word of mouth, door to door game. My vanity number does help people to remmber my company. I think it help if a customer is driving down the street an see the truck/roadside sign. What number will you remember 301 555 3571 or 1888 412 LAWN.
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