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Coupon code is fixed, and I got your order.

Thanks for everything, I can not wait to see that picture!

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Coupon code is fixed, and I got your order.

Thanks for everything, I can not wait to see that picture!

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OK, it was just a kid, but she took a card none the less. LOL!




I was taking photos of a client's lawn and didn't even notice the kids walk into the frame as I pressed the button. When I put the camera (cell phone) down, I saw the girl open my card holder. I checked afterward, and sure enough, one was missing. I have no idea why she took one, but maybe she was just doing what the magnet says - "TAKE A CARD!"




Here's my truck with the card holder complimenting the lawn signs...

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It should be interesting to see if you get a new call tomorrow.
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A more extensive cleaning revealed its presence under some crap on the floor under the back seat in my truck.

Love the magnetic holders. You can slap them on where they will have the most impact.

I have fixed mine to the rear side flip window with some super two sided tape.
I do highway speeds and have had no problems.
When I first got it I used the enclosed tape and the first rain it fell off.
So I got some commercial two sided carpet tape , It wont come off now even in a car wash or a hurricane.
Now that I have the logos on the truck I hope to see some cards taken.
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I have no idea why she took one, but maybe she was just doing what the magnet says - "TAKE A CARD!"
I think another point to make of this is that it is an example of how 'non-confrontational' it is to distribute your business cards this way. A teenage girl walking home from school, might not feel comfortable approaching a man mowing a lawn for a business card, but here we see, she is fine with taking one home to her parents.

It's an important marketing lesson to remember.

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You know, I was thinking about the "How many cards do you see being taken?" question...

Honestly, no matter what someone says in response to that question, it's mostly irrelevant, because everyone will have different results. There are SO many factors that come into play when determining the effectiveness of such a marketing tool.

The way I see it, if it gets your info in the hands of just a handful of people, it has paid for itself. If you gain just ONE client as a result, do you not think that would cover the $6-$13 investment? I do.

I don't look at the card holders as a marketing plan in themselves - just like the lawn signs I use, I see them as one of many pieces of the marketing puzzle.

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I get more cards taken when I am not working - usually on the weekend when I am out running around.
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My order arrived today. (Thursday)

I placed the order late Sunday night.
Monday was a holiday.

Do teh maths.





Gonna start calling you "Fast Artie".
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Damned kids took more cards today.

Different kids at the same stop. I put my new "neon yellow" card holder on and that thing is like a magnet to the eyes! They were drawn right to it. I happened to see them and they went right for it. Why the second one had to take one is beyond me. I saw the second kid ask the first one what it was and he showed it to her. Cripes, it's not like they are free passes to an amusement park - what the heck would they want the card for? I'm waiting to get crank calls now. LOL



That neon yellow lid is amazing. I took some pics today and I'll see if I can get them uploaded to show how much more noticeable they are than the green lid.
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I had two people ask for cards today.

One was driving and stopped as I was unloading the mower. He gestured to the card holder and asked if he could have a card.

The second guy lives across from where I was cutting amd I stopped to talk to him for a minute at one point. Later, as I was loading up, he and his wife were leaving in the car. He started up the street, stopped, and backed up to where I was at and said "Hey, can you give me one of your cards?" Again, gesturing toward the card holder.

Neither one "took a card", but both were prompted to ask for one after seeing it. Something I had never thought about before.
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