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.

Pumpkin painting day.


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 09-14-2008, 09:36 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,395
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default Pumpkin painting day.

This October, why not have a pumpkin painting day in your neighborhood. You could either charge a couple of bucks to the parents per pumpkin, or even better would be to just do it for free as a way to build up good public relations in your area.

Create yard signs to promote this. Maybe ask the parents to r.s.v.p. to make sure you have enough pumpkins for everyone. Or you could say it will be free while supplies last. Offer everyone some soft drinks and halloween candies too while they are there. You could also create some flyers to promote this as well. This could really make you look like a local community hero for very little money on your part.

If you have kids that are around the age where they would find this to be fun, make flyers for them to hand out at school.

Take pictures of the event for your business website and send to the local paper. In fact you could probably put an ad in the local community events section. Say something like free neighborhood pumpkin painting day. Please rsvp, space is limited. Call Bob at 555-2432 to RSVP. The number of course would be your business number.

Set up a table and get some paints ready. Also have some sort of paper or shirts the kids could wear as so as not to get paint all over themselves.

You could do this in your driveway of your front yard and this would give you a great chance to get to know the parents in your area which are your potential customers.

Get this going your first year and build it every year until you have to close the street down and it becomes an outdoor community fall festival.

Does anyone have more ideas about this?

Attached Images
File Type: jpg newspaper**pumpkin-ad.jpg (52.2 KB, 3 views)
File Type: jpg pumpkin-painting-3.jpg (88.9 KB, 2 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 09-14-2008, 09:54 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,395
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Then you could take it to the next level. Take a picture of each kid there and print out the image. Then insert it into a Halloween themed picture frame you probably could get a bunch of these cheap at a local crafts store and give this to the parent. On the back of the frame put a sticker that promotes your business.

The parents would just love this. Being over the top will get people talking. Even if they don't use your service, they will tell all their family members and neighbors about this and you will build up a lot of goodwill within your community.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg picture-frame-back-1.jpg (33.7 KB, 1 views)
File Type: jpg pumpkin-picture-frame.jpg (31.7 KB, 1 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
  #3  
Old 09-14-2008, 06:47 PM
JamesOkla JamesOkla is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 14
Rep Power: 7
JamesOkla is on a distinguished road
Default

That's an excellent idea. Maybe hold a contest for the kids to win toys or something like that. Make it competitive and watch them flock in. I thought about during the summer offering a summer barbecue, which would also attract quite a bit of people if it is marketed effectively. The more attention you can draw to your company, the better.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-14-2008, 06:50 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,395
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Oh absolutely.

When I was a kid, I went to fairs and the best thing I could ever win was a gold fish! You can buy 100 goldfish for a dollar as feeder fish. That could be a great gift.

What other prizes can you think of?
__________________
- 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 09-14-2008, 06:58 PM
JamesOkla JamesOkla is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 14
Rep Power: 7
JamesOkla is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
Oh absolutely.

When I was a kid, I went to fairs and the best thing I could ever win was a gold fish! You can buy 100 goldfish for a dollar as feeder fish. That could be a great gift.

What other prizes can you think of?
Stuffed animals, I'm sure you can find some really affordable ones online. Balloons are great for kids, I know a lot of kids that can't get enough balloons.

Maybe even get a clown to do face-paint. I'm off the prize topic on this one but what kid doesn't like to get their face painted, unless they watch killer clowns before they go. That could turn into a nightmare. lol
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-15-2008, 07:30 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,395
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Very good 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
  #7  
Old 09-15-2008, 07:45 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,395
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Get some yard signs made and have some balloons flying from them to get attention on this. Put them at street corners in your area.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg pumpkin-painting-yard-sign.jpg (38.7 KB, 3 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
  #8  
Old 09-17-2008, 09:32 AM
quickcleanlawn
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

thats a great idea.
So we would suply the pumkins or would it be a bring your own pumkin?
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 09-17-2008, 10:27 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,395
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Well you could try a bunch of things. You could supply them, maybe charge a nominal fee for them or just do it for free as a way to build up good will within your community.

Which do you feel would work best?

Which would you be more inclined to visit as a parent in the area?

I don't know what the costs would be for a few dozen small pumpkins but I can't imagine it would be much.
__________________
- 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
  #10  
Old 09-17-2008, 03:30 PM
quickcleanlawn
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

yeah,I think supplying the pumkins would definetly be better, to give them away oposed to selling them. I am trying to find a pumkin patch to sell me some small pumkins .
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
Pumpkin trailer Steve General Business Discussions 0 09-13-2008 07:38 AM
Lawn Painting Steve Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 4 06-29-2008 09:19 PM
Painting Steve Promote your products or services 9 01-10-2008 05:23 PM
Pumpkin Launching Machines Steve Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 0 06-10-2004 07:43 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Hello from CNY
arazucontracting
Today 06:07 PM
Today 06:07 PM
by arazucontracting
0 1
Trying something new,...
ExtremeLawncareServices
Yesterday 09:07 PM
Today 04:57 PM
by Steve
2 130
Kohler command carb...
ExtremeLawncareServices
Yesterday 03:09 PM
Today 04:52 PM
by Steve
4 172
Not sure, but anyone do...
SnowRemoval2k14
Today 12:10 AM
Today 04:49 PM
by Steve
1 111
Tribulations of working...
stevef1201
09-13-2014 08:37 AM
Today 04:45 PM
by Steve
9 595
Mulching beds
Bradcook21
Yesterday 07:43 AM
Today 04:43 PM
by Steve
3 198
This sucks...
Matther777
09-18-2014 04:56 PM
Today 04:41 PM
by Steve
10 507
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-22-2014 09:12 AM
Today 04:37 PM
by Steve
121 8,473
Replacing a Shindi T-27
Dan Tanner
09-13-2014 12:59 PM
Today 04:36 PM
by Steve
3 600
Scag turf tiger hydrolic...
ExtremeLawncareServices
09-04-2014 10:55 PM
Today 04:35 PM
by Steve
12 959
30 Inch Push Mowers Pros...
Billy Goat
06-27-2013 08:07 PM
Today 09:04 AM
by CLB454
23 6,348
2014 Gie-expo
ExtremeLawncareServices
08-19-2014 11:22 PM
Yesterday 09:23 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
3 927
Mowing 7 acres
avetslawncare
08-31-2014 04:24 PM
09-19-2014 03:29 PM
by acrajchel
6 1,133
snowplowing
jshak40
09-01-2014 07:20 AM
09-19-2014 11:49 AM
by Steve
23 1,520
Looking for feed back on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
09-17-2014 08:38 AM
09-19-2014 08:17 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
9 537
Lowballers scrubs &...
Darksteel
01-13-2014 07:35 AM
09-18-2014 06:32 PM
by Northwoods Outdoors
58 6,929
Hello from upstate NY!
A&MLawn&Snow
09-18-2014 11:19 AM
09-18-2014 04:10 PM
by Sprinkler Buddy
2 387
Price to apply fertilizer
SS.Lawncare
09-15-2014 11:10 AM
09-18-2014 01:16 PM
by Steve
9 646
Trailer tires
J.A.S.LawnService
09-01-2014 10:17 AM
09-17-2014 09:57 PM
by curts lawn care
4 1,040
new to the forum
SGlawncare
09-16-2014 11:20 PM
09-17-2014 08:29 PM
by curts lawn care
3 461
Help With Snow Blowing...
Robertf31
09-13-2014 10:55 PM
09-17-2014 12:34 PM
by Steve
11 806
Non-Stop Summer?
SouthallMowing
09-14-2014 10:51 PM
09-17-2014 10:48 AM
by stevef1201
6 589
Poll - net income
Dan5082
11-15-2010 08:08 PM
09-16-2014 04:44 PM
by jrs.landscaping
12 3,324
Getting lowballed!
PineHillLawn
06-27-2012 07:23 AM
09-16-2014 01:25 PM
by jrs.landscaping
24 5,030
Compare this summer to...
Steve
09-03-2014 12:52 PM
09-16-2014 11:20 AM
by Hanks Lawn Care Services
15 1,241
thinking about throwing...
veteranslawncaresystems
09-09-2014 10:31 PM
09-15-2014 03:41 PM
by Steve
12 917
Hello
Robertf31
09-12-2014 10:34 PM
09-15-2014 03:17 PM
by Steve
2 501
Newbie......Again
Jibber
09-13-2014 12:17 PM
09-15-2014 02:54 PM
by Sprinkler Buddy
2 605
need help with starter...
GoGreenerKS
09-12-2014 04:23 PM
09-15-2014 02:25 PM
by Steve
3 524
Brake job!
kslawn
08-30-2014 07:49 AM
09-15-2014 02:16 PM
by Steve
12 1,239
Hello
jawnebgoode
08-28-2014 08:37 PM
09-15-2014 02:15 PM
by Steve
3 1,010
Employee uniforms
Gerardo_Landscape
01-21-2014 11:11 PM
09-15-2014 02:12 PM
by Steve
5 1,129
Greetings from the north
Northwoods Outdoors
09-13-2014 08:55 AM
09-15-2014 02:07 PM
by Steve
1 490
darleneh
darleneh
09-15-2014 12:33 PM
09-15-2014 02:07 PM
by Sprinkler Buddy
1 503
My 1st bid
WesleySnips
06-11-2014 03:13 PM
09-15-2014 02:05 PM
by Steve
29 1,914
New Aerator
Chaz
09-09-2014 11:43 PM
09-15-2014 01:50 PM
by Steve
9 748
Yearly contract Pricing
jrob0691
08-21-2014 08:57 AM
09-15-2014 01:23 PM
by stevef1201
8 1,409
getting ready to start
calebmoss
05-23-2011 09:35 PM
09-11-2014 12:21 PM
by Steve
34 11,396
Stihl pull cord replace
SGL1
09-03-2014 09:22 PM
09-10-2014 12:25 PM
by Steve
9 922
Softball field
kslawn
08-15-2014 09:28 AM
09-10-2014 12:16 PM
by Steve
18 1,682
Lawn Route Templates
Landscaper1165
08-30-2014 01:52 PM
09-09-2014 08:05 PM
by Landscaper1165
4 1,167
New truck and trailer...
Johnny Rocket
05-14-2012 03:41 PM
09-09-2014 07:23 PM
by Matther777
18 6,739
What gets you bad press?
Steve
09-09-2014 11:48 AM
09-09-2014 07:21 PM
by Matther777
2 617
Signs on your snow plow?
Steve
01-15-2007 01:07 AM
09-09-2014 11:42 AM
by Steve
19 6,367
Exmark Lazer Z S-Series...
BLC7
08-22-2014 10:18 AM
09-08-2014 08:08 PM
by avetslawncare
12 1,451
New to the business
flamingyouth87
09-05-2014 11:52 AM
09-08-2014 11:55 AM
by Steve
3 836
Hello from Ohio
kurtwin
08-28-2014 05:06 PM
09-08-2014 11:51 AM
by Steve
7 1,134
Facebook
element009
03-23-2011 08:36 AM
09-07-2014 07:35 AM
by avetslawncare
24 7,904
Help pricing cut down 7...
Bradcook21
08-26-2014 11:17 PM
09-06-2014 02:09 PM
by Bradcook21
8 1,226
billing matters
sbuchanan8154
09-05-2014 09:56 AM
09-05-2014 03:00 PM
by Steve
3 810
» Popular Tags
4wd apartment bid auger charge christmas christmas lighting credit card processing customers deliquentaccounts estimate exmark ferris first truck foreman fundraiser georgia gopherhaul grass gravely hills holiday how much to charge how to bid husqvarna introduction john deere quik trac kawasaki labor cost landscape services late 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 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 steve stihl theft tips toro toro grand stand trailer trimmer rack walker
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:56 PM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:56 PM.

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