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.

Prank ads?


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 07-07-2008, 01:45 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,371
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default Prank ads?

I recently saw an article about an airlines that created this prank ad for April fools day.

Do you think some kind of crazy prank ad could get you press attention? And get an article about you and your company in the local paper?

What about, if you promoted that you are the only lawn care business in town that runs robotic controlled lawn mowers. Then have a picture of a lawnmower with a robot sitting on it.

Or if you said you are the first lawn care business in the country to harness wind energy to power your mowers and then have a fake picture with a mower and a windmill on top of it.

Would that grab attention? Or would that be a negative?

The crazy ad seemed to get this airlines some free press so maybe it was good after all?

Airline's passengers punk'd - We call this a stupid jet trick: Canada's second largest airline this week offered passengers a small "sleeper cabin" in its planes' overhead luggage bins, available for a modest extra charge of $12.

Continuing its irregular tradition of April Fools' Day press releases, Calgary-based WestJet said passengers would be able to stretch out and relax in the luggage rack.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg sleeper.jpg (12.6 KB, 5 views)
__________________
- 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 07-07-2008, 06:22 PM
VPS Lawn Care
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Funny

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
That is funny, Steve.
What if it was Advertised like, you did not even use a mower, you had a NEW secret grass shrinking potion that all you did was spray on the grass, with a caution notice at the bottom of the ad that said something like, CAUTION! has been known to shrink human feet.......really out there.....lol

Last edited by VPS Lawn Care; 07-07-2008 at 06:26 PM.
Reply With Quote
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-07-2008, 09:12 PM
musician/lawnman's Avatar
musician/lawnman musician/lawnman is offline
Chuck
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: South West Florida
Posts: 919
Rep Power: 7
musician/lawnman is on a distinguished road
Default

What if you showed up to mow a lawn with a trailer full of hungry cattle? That might get some press attention huh? ".... yeah, times are tough & fuel on top of repairs and maintenence are just too much for us anymore besides, these cows work cheap, the only other tool I carry anymore is a shovel & a trashbag. So when a customer asks do we bag the clippings the answer is, technically..... yes ? "
__________________
AAA QUALITY CLEAN CUT, LLC.
LAWN CARE & LANDSCAPING
Visit us here:

  #4  
Old 07-08-2008, 04:06 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,371
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

LOL I love both of those ideas. Do you think it would be worthwhile if by creating some kind of ad like that, it got you press coverage and it got people talking about you?

Would that make it worth it?
__________________
- 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
Help With Snow Blowing...
Robertf31
09-13-2014 10:55 PM
Yesterday 09:04 PM
by Robertf31
7 271
Getting lowballed!
PineHillLawn
06-27-2012 07:23 AM
Yesterday 05:18 PM
by jrs.landscaping
21 4,623
Tribulations of working...
stevef1201
09-13-2014 08:37 AM
Yesterday 05:16 PM
by stevef1201
3 203
Non-Stop Summer?
SouthallMowing
09-14-2014 10:51 PM
Yesterday 05:12 PM
by brian'slawncare
2 111
Lowballers scrubs &...
Darksteel
01-13-2014 07:35 AM
Yesterday 04:34 PM
by SGL1
52 6,366
Poll - net income
Dan5082
11-15-2010 08:08 PM
Yesterday 03:53 PM
by jrs.landscaping
9 2,982
thinking about throwing...
veteranslawncaresystems
09-09-2014 10:31 PM
Yesterday 03:41 PM
by Steve
12 600
Compare this summer to...
Steve
09-03-2014 12:52 PM
Yesterday 03:39 PM
by Steve
13 893
Hello
Robertf31
09-12-2014 10:34 PM
Yesterday 03:17 PM
by Steve
2 228
Newbie......Again
Jibber
09-13-2014 12:17 PM
Yesterday 02:54 PM
by Sprinkler Buddy
2 198
snowplowing
jshak40
09-01-2014 07:20 AM
Yesterday 02:41 PM
by Steve
19 1,090
Replacing a Shindi T-27
Dan Tanner
09-13-2014 12:59 PM
Yesterday 02:31 PM
by Steve
1 169
need help with starter...
GoGreenerKS
09-12-2014 04:23 PM
Yesterday 02:25 PM
by Steve
3 250
Brake job!
kslawn
08-30-2014 07:49 AM
Yesterday 02:16 PM
by Steve
12 940
Hello
jawnebgoode
08-28-2014 08:37 PM
Yesterday 02:15 PM
by Steve
3 735
Employee uniforms
Gerardo_Landscape
01-21-2014 11:11 PM
Yesterday 02:12 PM
by Steve
5 852
Greetings from the north
Northwoods Outdoors
09-13-2014 08:55 AM
Yesterday 02:07 PM
by Steve
1 183
darleneh
darleneh
Yesterday 12:33 PM
Yesterday 02:07 PM
by Sprinkler Buddy
1 50
My 1st bid
WesleySnips
06-11-2014 03:13 PM
Yesterday 02:05 PM
by Steve
29 1,625
Price to apply fertilizer
SS.Lawncare
Yesterday 11:10 AM
Yesterday 01:56 PM
by SS.Lawncare
3 81
New Aerator
Chaz
09-09-2014 11:43 PM
Yesterday 01:50 PM
by Steve
9 453
Yearly contract Pricing
jrob0691
08-21-2014 08:57 AM
Yesterday 01:23 PM
by stevef1201
8 1,109
Scag turf tiger hydrolic...
ExtremeLawncareServices
09-04-2014 10:55 PM
09-14-2014 03:06 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
8 646
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-22-2014 09:12 AM
09-13-2014 09:14 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
116 7,816
getting ready to start
calebmoss
05-23-2011 09:35 PM
09-11-2014 12:21 PM
by Steve
34 11,105
Stihl pull cord replace
SGL1
09-03-2014 09:22 PM
09-10-2014 12:25 PM
by Steve
9 654
Softball field
kslawn
08-15-2014 09:28 AM
09-10-2014 12:16 PM
by Steve
18 1,382
Lawn Route Templates
Landscaper1165
08-30-2014 01:52 PM
09-09-2014 08:05 PM
by Landscaper1165
4 866
New truck and trailer...
Johnny Rocket
05-14-2012 03:41 PM
09-09-2014 07:23 PM
by Matther777
18 6,458
What gets you bad press?
Steve
09-09-2014 11:48 AM
09-09-2014 07:21 PM
by Matther777
2 367
Signs on your snow plow?
Steve
01-15-2007 01:07 AM
09-09-2014 11:42 AM
by Steve
19 6,106
Exmark Lazer Z S-Series...
BLC7
08-22-2014 10:18 AM
09-08-2014 08:08 PM
by avetslawncare
12 1,157
New to the business
flamingyouth87
09-05-2014 11:52 AM
09-08-2014 11:55 AM
by Steve
3 565
Hello from Ohio
kurtwin
08-28-2014 05:06 PM
09-08-2014 11:51 AM
by Steve
7 847
Facebook
element009
03-23-2011 08:36 AM
09-07-2014 07:35 AM
by avetslawncare
24 7,616
Help pricing cut down 7...
Bradcook21
08-26-2014 11:17 PM
09-06-2014 02:09 PM
by Bradcook21
8 930
billing matters
sbuchanan8154
09-05-2014 09:56 AM
09-05-2014 03:00 PM
by Steve
3 542
Thoughts
googus
09-05-2014 07:28 AM
09-05-2014 02:23 PM
by Steve
2 502
Backflow Tester
flowcheckllc.2014
09-03-2014 04:37 PM
09-05-2014 02:15 PM
by Steve
3 581
Collections & collection...
jscarolina
09-03-2014 04:39 PM
09-04-2014 03:14 PM
by Steve
2 603
Sod
RosalesLawnCare
08-27-2014 03:47 PM
09-04-2014 02:42 PM
by RosalesLawnCare
4 851
Lawn needs top soil What...
jymie
08-26-2014 11:01 AM
09-03-2014 12:07 PM
by Steve
7 925
Hello! New here and...
CaliforniaFriendly
08-29-2014 11:30 AM
09-03-2014 11:15 AM
by Steve
4 827
Trailer tires
J.A.S.LawnService
09-01-2014 10:17 AM
09-02-2014 03:27 PM
by Steve
3 741
Mowing 7 acres
avetslawncare
08-31-2014 04:24 PM
09-02-2014 03:11 PM
by Steve
5 815
New to the industry-...
Lsmain
08-31-2014 10:53 AM
09-02-2014 02:58 PM
by Steve
1 741
Walk Behinds and Texas...
SGL1
08-26-2014 03:53 PM
09-01-2014 11:36 PM
by SGL1
7 927
Stihl engine isn't...
Marcintosh
08-12-2014 08:30 PM
08-28-2014 09:28 PM
by Marcintosh
12 1,227
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
08-27-2014 08:33 PM
by kurtwin
1,187 333,688
How do I approach...
Bradcook21
08-21-2014 01:48 AM
08-26-2014 05:08 AM
by Billy Goat
12 1,336
» Popular Tags
4wd apartment complex auger birdscaping blades charge christmas lighting collections credit card processing customers decorating ditches exmark ferris first truck foreman fundraiser georgia gopherhaul grass gravely growing a lawn care business holiday lighting how much to charge how to bid husqvarna john deere quik trac kansas city kawasaki landscape services lawn lawn care lawn care business podcast 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 leaf removal lighting marketing mulch estimate new and restored landscapes new buisness podcast promotion pto redmax rotating running a business savannah scag scripts season seo small engine repair snow sprayer starting a business start up lawn care business stihl top dresser toro toro grand stand trailer trimmer rack turfgrass consulting walker
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:10 AM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:10 AM.

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