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.

Your Thoughts on Church Bulletin Advertising?


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 02-17-2011, 09:18 PM
Hedgemaster Hedgemaster is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 2,772
Rep Power: 0
Hedgemaster is on a distinguished road
Default Your Thoughts on Church Bulletin Advertising?

I've been playing with the idea for three weeks now. Part of me says it would be a good place to "start", and part of me wonders if anyone actually looks at them.

They are a bit more expensive than I had anticipated, but since I haven't researched rates for other forms of advertising, I don't know how this compares.

Price for a "1 Block" ad (about 1 3/4" x 1"):

$195 for 26 wks (6 mo.)
$325 for 52 wks (1 yr)

With the one year run, you may make 4 changes per year. (Think "seasonal" ads)
(I didn't ask if changes can be made with 6 mo. run, but I would assume so)


It's a Catholic church, so in addition to "Sundays", they will be distributed during weekday mass services as well.

There are currently no other "lawn service" advertisers listed. There is one "landscaper" who runs a 2 block ad, but he's an established, well-known business that does larger scale work.
If I'm going to do it, I need to do so before spring arrives.

Any thoughts on this subject? Firsthand experience?
I'm all ears.

Last edited by Hedgemaster; 02-17-2011 at 09:20 PM.
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 02-17-2011, 09:45 PM
wandfsmall wandfsmall is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 925
Rep Power: 5
wandfsmall is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
When I did commercial cutting years ago I never advertised, my father thought it would hurt his business if his son was trying to take work from his customers. But with the shop I have never really gotten enough work to really pay for placing adds. Word of mouth and business cards are the only thing that seems to work. In your line door hangers I am sure would work well too.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-18-2011, 03:36 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,386
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Is there anyway you can test it out first? Maybe try a one month ad?


Quote:
There is one "landscaper" who runs a 2 block ad, but he's an established, well-known business that does larger scale work.
Could you call him and see if he found it worthwhile or not? Or maybe even talk to other advertisers and see what they say?
__________________
- 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 02-18-2011, 08:30 PM
Hedgemaster Hedgemaster is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 2,772
Rep Power: 0
Hedgemaster is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
Is there anyway you can test it out first? Maybe try a one month ad?




Could you call him and see if he found it worthwhile or not? Or maybe even talk to other advertisers and see what they say?

As far as I know, it's 6 mo, or 12 mo.

Not a bad idea about calling some of the advertisers.



Anyone else? Nobody has done this type of advertising before?
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-18-2011, 08:59 PM
LawnMoore's Avatar
LawnMoore LawnMoore is offline
Mr. Moore
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Suwannee River Florida
Age: 29
Posts: 288
Rep Power: 5
LawnMoore is on a distinguished road
Default

Im 50/50 on this idea.

Half of me thinks its good because they might want to use you since you go to their church, if you do.

and half of me is thinking, what the hell, ive never heard of a church charging to advertise..

im sure there are 15 more churchs around!

Get this, back last year i read somewhere in gopher forum, about a guy wanting to get into gated communities.. he couldnt figuere out how to, untill one day he thought ill offer the association to pay for printing a weekly newspaper for the community and ill just have my add in it.

Maybe you can offer a church to pay for there printing of a newsletter with your add in it
__________________
(352)682-3094 Suwannee River, Florida 32680

Visit my site, http://www.lawnmoore.com, Thanks!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-19-2011, 12:45 AM
Hedgemaster Hedgemaster is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 2,772
Rep Power: 0
Hedgemaster is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by LawnMoore View Post
Im 50/50 on this idea.

Half of me thinks its good because they might want to use you since you go to their church, if you do.

and half of me is thinking,
what the hell, ive never heard of a church charging to advertise..

im sure there are 15 more churchs around!

Get this, back last year i read somewhere in gopher forum, about a guy wanting to get into gated communities.. he couldnt figuere out how to, untill one day he thought ill offer the association to pay for printing a weekly newspaper for the community and ill just have my add in it.

Maybe you can offer a church to pay for there printing of a newsletter with your add in it
You aren't Catholic, are you?



Neither am I, but my wife is. She's a member - I am not, I just warm the pew and give them my money. (No issues taking money from non-Catholics I've noticed)

Sure, I guess I could check out other churches, but I would rather advertise in one that I attend.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-19-2011, 01:06 AM
LawnMoore's Avatar
LawnMoore LawnMoore is offline
Mr. Moore
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Suwannee River Florida
Age: 29
Posts: 288
Rep Power: 5
LawnMoore is on a distinguished road
Default

Yea, now that i think about it, the catholics are the ones that have been around since the medival times, etc..

Now i know why

I would strongly consider how many attned the church first.. and call thee landscaper see what he gets return on there. and tell him about yourself too, he migth can kick you something when he doesnt do it.
__________________
(352)682-3094 Suwannee River, Florida 32680

Visit my site, http://www.lawnmoore.com, Thanks!
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 02-20-2011, 12:14 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,386
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Ultimately, if you can't test it out month to month, there are probably other avenues you should consider.

When money is tight, you really want to get the most bang for your buck. The way this is set up, it would allow you to experiment.

I would be interested in hearing what the landscaper or others that advertise say but beyond that, I would probably experiment with something else.

When you go to church, can you get their early and park your truck up front with your business card dispensers and signs on it? I bet that could be really helpful.
__________________
- 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
  #9  
Old 02-21-2011, 02:22 PM
Ducke's Avatar
Ducke Ducke is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: The Duck Pond
Posts: 844
Rep Power: 4
Ducke is on a distinguished road
Default

I am kind on the fence with this one.
I found when I use to go to Church that 85% of the guys there were there to get leads for their work. (salesmen)
I also noticed that the ones that read the bulletin are the seniors the sector that will bring you the most work.
It really a hard call I think it would get you some clients but I think it will be a hard fought sell.


Graham
__________________
Ducke's lawn Care and Introducing Duck's Seasonal Decor.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 02-23-2011, 01:52 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,386
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Did you make a decision on this yet? Which way are you leaning?
__________________
- 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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Myspace bulletin advertisement idea Steve Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 7 02-18-2011 12:21 PM
I need help bidding this church rparker11 Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 7 09-05-2008 08:10 AM
church bid Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 8 04-10-2008 08:32 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Not sure, but anyone do...
SnowRemoval2k14
Today 12:10 AM
Today 12:10 AM
by SnowRemoval2k14
0 15
2014 Gie-expo
ExtremeLawncareServices
08-19-2014 11:22 PM
Yesterday 09:23 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
3 869
Trying something new,...
ExtremeLawncareServices
Yesterday 09:07 PM
Yesterday 09:07 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
0 38
Kohler command carb...
ExtremeLawncareServices
Yesterday 03:09 PM
Yesterday 07:57 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
2 78
Tribulations of working...
stevef1201
09-13-2014 08:37 AM
Yesterday 10:10 AM
by stevef1201
8 540
Mulching beds
Bradcook21
Yesterday 07:43 AM
Yesterday 10:03 AM
by stevef1201
2 115
This sucks...
Matther777
09-18-2014 04:56 PM
09-20-2014 07:19 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
9 435
30 Inch Push Mowers Pros...
Billy Goat
06-27-2013 08:07 PM
09-20-2014 06:40 PM
by SGL1
22 6,266
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-22-2014 09:12 AM
09-20-2014 05:39 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
120 8,326
Replacing a Shindi T-27
Dan Tanner
09-13-2014 12:59 PM
09-20-2014 03:16 PM
by kslawn
2 554
Scag turf tiger hydrolic...
ExtremeLawncareServices
09-04-2014 10:55 PM
09-19-2014 05:59 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
11 908
Mowing 7 acres
avetslawncare
08-31-2014 04:24 PM
09-19-2014 03:29 PM
by acrajchel
6 1,077
snowplowing
jshak40
09-01-2014 07:20 AM
09-19-2014 11:49 AM
by Steve
23 1,470
Looking for feed back on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
09-17-2014 08:38 AM
09-19-2014 08:17 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
9 472
Lowballers scrubs &...
Darksteel
01-13-2014 07:35 AM
09-18-2014 06:32 PM
by Northwoods Outdoors
58 6,870
Hello from upstate NY!
A&MLawn&Snow
09-18-2014 11:19 AM
09-18-2014 04:10 PM
by Sprinkler Buddy
2 325
Price to apply fertilizer
SS.Lawncare
09-15-2014 11:10 AM
09-18-2014 01:16 PM
by Steve
9 585
Trailer tires
J.A.S.LawnService
09-01-2014 10:17 AM
09-17-2014 09:57 PM
by curts lawn care
4 995
new to the forum
SGlawncare
09-16-2014 11:20 PM
09-17-2014 08:29 PM
by curts lawn care
3 406
Help With Snow Blowing...
Robertf31
09-13-2014 10:55 PM
09-17-2014 12:34 PM
by Steve
11 766
Non-Stop Summer?
SouthallMowing
09-14-2014 10:51 PM
09-17-2014 10:48 AM
by stevef1201
6 550
Poll - net income
Dan5082
11-15-2010 08:08 PM
09-16-2014 04:44 PM
by jrs.landscaping
12 3,286
Getting lowballed!
PineHillLawn
06-27-2012 07:23 AM
09-16-2014 01:25 PM
by jrs.landscaping
24 4,977
Compare this summer to...
Steve
09-03-2014 12:52 PM
09-16-2014 11:20 AM
by Hanks Lawn Care Services
15 1,195
thinking about throwing...
veteranslawncaresystems
09-09-2014 10:31 PM
09-15-2014 03:41 PM
by Steve
12 880
Hello
Robertf31
09-12-2014 10:34 PM
09-15-2014 03:17 PM
by Steve
2 463
Newbie......Again
Jibber
09-13-2014 12:17 PM
09-15-2014 02:54 PM
by Sprinkler Buddy
2 566
need help with starter...
GoGreenerKS
09-12-2014 04:23 PM
09-15-2014 02:25 PM
by Steve
3 482
Brake job!
kslawn
08-30-2014 07:49 AM
09-15-2014 02:16 PM
by Steve
12 1,182
Hello
jawnebgoode
08-28-2014 08:37 PM
09-15-2014 02:15 PM
by Steve
3 954
Employee uniforms
Gerardo_Landscape
01-21-2014 11:11 PM
09-15-2014 02:12 PM
by Steve
5 1,089
Greetings from the north
Northwoods Outdoors
09-13-2014 08:55 AM
09-15-2014 02:07 PM
by Steve
1 453
darleneh
darleneh
09-15-2014 12:33 PM
09-15-2014 02:07 PM
by Sprinkler Buddy
1 441
My 1st bid
WesleySnips
06-11-2014 03:13 PM
09-15-2014 02:05 PM
by Steve
29 1,869
New Aerator
Chaz
09-09-2014 11:43 PM
09-15-2014 01:50 PM
by Steve
9 711
Yearly contract Pricing
jrob0691
08-21-2014 08:57 AM
09-15-2014 01:23 PM
by stevef1201
8 1,354
getting ready to start
calebmoss
05-23-2011 09:35 PM
09-11-2014 12:21 PM
by Steve
34 11,357
Stihl pull cord replace
SGL1
09-03-2014 09:22 PM
09-10-2014 12:25 PM
by Steve
9 879
Softball field
kslawn
08-15-2014 09:28 AM
09-10-2014 12:16 PM
by Steve
18 1,625
Lawn Route Templates
Landscaper1165
08-30-2014 01:52 PM
09-09-2014 08:05 PM
by Landscaper1165
4 1,110
New truck and trailer...
Johnny Rocket
05-14-2012 03:41 PM
09-09-2014 07:23 PM
by Matther777
18 6,695
What gets you bad press?
Steve
09-09-2014 11:48 AM
09-09-2014 07:21 PM
by Matther777
2 578
Signs on your snow plow?
Steve
01-15-2007 01:07 AM
09-09-2014 11:42 AM
by Steve
19 6,325
Exmark Lazer Z S-Series...
BLC7
08-22-2014 10:18 AM
09-08-2014 08:08 PM
by avetslawncare
12 1,392
New to the business
flamingyouth87
09-05-2014 11:52 AM
09-08-2014 11:55 AM
by Steve
3 790
Hello from Ohio
kurtwin
08-28-2014 05:06 PM
09-08-2014 11:51 AM
by Steve
7 1,077
Facebook
element009
03-23-2011 08:36 AM
09-07-2014 07:35 AM
by avetslawncare
24 7,865
Help pricing cut down 7...
Bradcook21
08-26-2014 11:17 PM
09-06-2014 02:09 PM
by Bradcook21
8 1,171
billing matters
sbuchanan8154
09-05-2014 09:56 AM
09-05-2014 03:00 PM
by Steve
3 768
Thoughts
googus
09-05-2014 07:28 AM
09-05-2014 02:23 PM
by Steve
2 710
» Popular Tags
4wd auger butterfly gardens charge christmas lighting credit card processing customers estimate exmark ferris first truck foreman fundraiser georgia gopherhaul grass gravely growing a lawn care business hills holiday how much to charge how to bid husqvarna introduction john deere quik trac kansas city kawasaki labor cost landscape services lawn lawn care business book lawn care business seo lawn care business show lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care website lawn care website seo leaf cleanup leaf removal lesco lighting marketing mowing mulch estimate new and restored landscapes new buisness new mower podcast property management company pto reo rotating scag scripts season seo small engine repair sprayer starting a business starting a lawn care business start up lawn care business stihl theft tips top dresser toro toro grand stand trailer trimmer rack walker
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:49 AM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:49 AM.

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