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.

Matt's magazine ad


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 10-10-2008, 06:51 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 35,737
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default Matt's magazine ad

Here is an ad Matt sent me.

Matt can you give us the low-down on it and also, you might want to tell everyone the story on how you made a trade to get the ad. I think that was a great story.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg matt-magazine-ad.jpg (174.2 KB, 17 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 10-10-2008, 08:03 PM
landonkade's Avatar
landonkade landonkade is offline
Matt
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: alabama
Age: 31
Posts: 447
Rep Power: 7
landonkade
Default Magazine Ad

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
Here is an ad Matt sent me.

Matt can you give us the low-down on it and also, you might want to tell everyone the story on how you made a trade to get the ad. I think that was a great story.

Steve,

I went into her office a while back before anything about the ad, getting prices on things such as advertising and all. I came back in a few months later, she had said i am getting ready to do the fall / winter issue of my Dream Big Home Builders Magazine, are you interested in a trade of a 1/2 page ad, cause we dont keep our yard up.

the magazine ad is worth $500 on a 4 month cycle. So i can just cut her lawn bi-weekly at $50 a service for 5 months, her lawn is probaly a quarter acre. I can use my exmark 60in in her yard, probaly total time there, 20 minutes. The house is in a good neighborhood, i can probaly gain yards off her yard, I already do some homes in there anyway, so its not hurting nothing. She had said the magazines fly off the shelves, which is a true fact, cause i see them in the stores all the time full and not full, and sometimes gone. The magazines are free to the public to grab

She had said YOU DO NOT WANT A AD TO LOOK BUSY, meaning to much information will hurt you. Make it look simple, clean, and crisp


The pics on the ad are fall clean-up pics from last year, before and after.

She designed the logo also at no charge

Background is a striped lawn, she darken it.

She and I agreed to have bright colors so it can stand out

A "Mention this Ad' for 5% off, so i can know i am getting hits off of it

She said put you name so they know who they will be talking to before they call


P.S. There is a small error on the ad in the License part, which is fixed now

Last edited by landonkade; 10-10-2008 at 08:06 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-10-2008, 09:52 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 35,737
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

That is awesome. This is a great example of how important it is to talk to your customers. Otherwise you would never have known they publish a magazine and can offer you ad space in trade for lawn care!

Do they have a website where we can see the magazine?

Do they just publish a magazine or are they are marketing company as well?
__________________
- 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 10-10-2008, 10:32 PM
landonkade's Avatar
landonkade landonkade is offline
Matt
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: alabama
Age: 31
Posts: 447
Rep Power: 7
landonkade
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
That is awesome. This is a great example of how important it is to talk to your customers. Otherwise you would never have known they publish a magazine and can offer you ad space in trade for lawn care!

Do they have a website where we can see the magazine?

Do they just publish a magazine or are they are marketing company as well?
Here is her website, not sure if it explains anything, i havent really looked at it
http://karmacreativegroup.com

Meri is the lady i talk to

i think they publish magazines as well as a marketing company
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-11-2008, 03:17 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 35,737
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Are you keeping track when people call you for service, where they initially heard of you from? To see if these ads are working?
__________________
- 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
  #6  
Old 10-11-2008, 03:30 PM
StartALawnCareBusiness's Avatar
StartALawnCareBusiness StartALawnCareBusiness is offline
Keith
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 731
Rep Power: 0
StartALawnCareBusiness is on a distinguished road
Default Lincensed?

Matt, that's a great ad.

Am I wrong or is licensed mispelled in the ad?

Get that taken care of before it goes to press.

Keith
__________________
Start a profitable lawn care business.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-11-2008, 04:29 PM
landonkade's Avatar
landonkade landonkade is offline
Matt
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: alabama
Age: 31
Posts: 447
Rep Power: 7
landonkade
Default magazine ad

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
Are you keeping track when people call you for service, where they initially heard of you from? To see if these ads are working?
Steve-
The magazine comes out at the beginning of next week

Keith-
We was awear of the misspelling on LINCENSED, what you see was just a proof

what do you think about the ad for the magazine, bright color, big fonts, website, mention this ad for 5% off, pics, full name so they know who they will be talking to before they call.


When someone does call for services we ALWAYS ask how they heard about us so we can know where the call came from when we advertise

Also i was going to ask if i can get some reviews on my local business center ad, pretend you are a customer of mine telling how great the services was and such. The link is below, i am the letter D, also look at the search engine 1-10 and tell me what you think, see how many of them are me just on one keyword

http://www.google.com/search?sourcei...care+in+dothan

Last edited by landonkade; 10-11-2008 at 04:37 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 10-11-2008, 06:18 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 35,737
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

I like the ad a lot. Does the magazine have a website too?

I am trying to give you a review but currently it keeps telling me.

"There was an error submitting your review. Please try again later."
__________________
- 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 10-11-2008, 07:45 PM
landonkade's Avatar
landonkade landonkade is offline
Matt
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: alabama
Age: 31
Posts: 447
Rep Power: 7
landonkade
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
I like the ad a lot. Does the magazine have a website too?

I am trying to give you a review but currently it keeps telling me.

"There was an error submitting your review. Please try again later."
Not sure if the magazine has a website, she hasn't said

The local business center review board might be down, not sure

I have 7 out of 10 search engines on the one keyword
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 10-12-2008, 09:03 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 35,737
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

If you talk to them in the future and you find they have a website. I'd love to see it.

Also you mentioned to me that they offer other marketing services "such as pens, direct mailing postcards, business cards, and more."

Have you thought about any of those ideas and what might you experiment with?
__________________
- 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
New green industry business magazine? Steve General Business Discussions 0 12-01-2006 11:14 AM
Trade Magazine tiedeman Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation 13 11-24-2006 08:57 AM
Lawn & Landscape Magazine tiedeman General Business Discussions 5 05-15-2006 11:57 AM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Instagram
Gerardo_Landscape
Today 11:28 AM
Today 11:28 AM
by Gerardo_Landscape
0 1
Help with weed liability!
Prolawnofchatt
Yesterday 09:10 AM
Today 11:20 AM
by kslawn
3 91
Trimec
acrajchel
Yesterday 08:24 PM
Today 11:10 AM
by Steve
3 47
leaf removal
tlf59263
Yesterday 10:00 PM
Today 11:05 AM
by Steve
2 55
What Fertilizer to Use?
acrajchel
04-07-2014 01:56 PM
Today 10:55 AM
by Steve
5 185
Nationwide lawn care...
Billy Goat
Yesterday 05:21 PM
Today 10:53 AM
by Steve
3 85
Gopher Forum Discount!
BlackRain75
04-12-2014 10:44 PM
Today 10:50 AM
by Steve
9 203
hello
NFrailey
Yesterday 01:39 PM
Today 10:48 AM
by Steve
1 41
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-22-2014 09:12 AM
Today 10:45 AM
by Steve
23 837
Any greenhouse operators...
GoGreenerKS
Yesterday 11:21 AM
Today 10:43 AM
by Steve
3 73
Accepting credit cards,...
Darksteel
03-17-2014 08:01 PM
Today 10:31 AM
by kslawn
14 634
Pricing a Mulch Job
dmcalpi
04-07-2014 02:16 PM
Today 09:40 AM
by jymie
21 505
google earth
CDLAWNCARE
04-12-2014 03:24 PM
Today 09:36 AM
by jymie
8 177
Looking for advice on a...
Tekeda1
04-13-2014 09:53 AM
Today 08:54 AM
by Tekeda1
12 214
There has to be an...
CDLAWNCARE
04-14-2014 12:59 PM
Yesterday 04:06 PM
by Dan Tanner
6 138
First Day Back!
BelleCityLawn1
04-09-2014 09:13 PM
Yesterday 11:16 AM
by Steve
11 272
Mow America
stevegredler
04-13-2014 01:02 PM
04-14-2014 09:53 PM
by kslawn
5 153
Power Broom
acrajchel
04-14-2014 07:46 AM
04-14-2014 12:47 PM
by CDLAWNCARE
2 77
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
04-14-2014 11:34 AM
by Steve
1,176 283,989
Equipment reviews
Greg'slawnandlandscape
04-09-2014 07:17 AM
04-14-2014 11:27 AM
by Greg'slawnandlandscape
13 349
Sulky and Turf Tracer
acrajchel
04-07-2014 01:44 PM
04-14-2014 10:51 AM
by Steve
8 254
Aerating Prices?
Dan Tanner
04-08-2014 03:16 PM
04-14-2014 10:31 AM
by Steve
13 363
Estimating help
acrajchel
04-11-2014 06:06 PM
04-14-2014 10:20 AM
by Steve
3 128
Lawn Renovation
stevef1201
04-11-2014 12:00 PM
04-14-2014 10:03 AM
by Steve
5 146
Need help bidding church...
GreenRidge Lawn&Landscape
04-07-2014 08:01 PM
04-14-2014 09:49 AM
by Steve
12 348
Hello all
Griff20114
04-12-2014 05:08 PM
04-14-2014 09:46 AM
by Steve
1 80
Step by Step Spring Lawn...
WarriorLawnscaping
04-10-2014 07:01 AM
04-14-2014 09:43 AM
by Steve
5 195
Jeff Cowden
jcowden
04-11-2014 07:27 PM
04-14-2014 09:39 AM
by Steve
1 84
Exmark Commercial 30...
Dan Tanner
04-11-2014 05:35 AM
04-14-2014 09:37 AM
by Steve
4 150
What Was Your Setup When...
superrman77
02-11-2014 10:53 AM
04-14-2014 08:04 AM
by acrajchel
21 1,511
Small guy time to get a...
googus
04-08-2014 08:16 AM
04-13-2014 07:18 PM
by A. Kulak Landscaping
9 276
Weekly vs. Bi-weekly
CDLAWNCARE
04-12-2014 01:48 PM
04-13-2014 06:03 PM
by kslawn
9 286
Weed ID help
TwinBrosLC
04-12-2014 10:39 AM
04-13-2014 07:40 AM
by stevef1201
4 122
Lexington, KY
acrajchel
04-07-2014 01:06 PM
04-11-2014 09:49 PM
by acrajchel
1 100
Food Plot Management
BlackRain75
04-11-2014 10:20 AM
04-11-2014 03:51 PM
by Steve
4 107
Estimating a job
acrajchel
04-08-2014 11:07 AM
04-11-2014 03:32 PM
by Steve
6 248
New Boomless Sprayer!
BlackRain75
01-03-2014 01:01 PM
04-11-2014 03:25 PM
by Steve
11 969
Hello....
SWFloridaLawns
04-10-2014 06:15 PM
04-11-2014 02:28 PM
by Steve
2 104
Truck, Trailer,...
hawthornelawncare
12-23-2011 12:01 AM
04-10-2014 10:33 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
78 24,929
Trading Accounts
goodtimez
04-09-2014 05:42 PM
04-10-2014 01:55 PM
by Steve
2 133
Grass that has...
erock289
04-09-2014 10:21 AM
04-10-2014 01:52 PM
by Steve
3 149
Prowrap Trimmer Engine...
Steve
05-24-2006 07:05 PM
04-10-2014 01:09 PM
by Steve
10 2,182
1st annual Easter egg...
Greg'slawnandlandscape
04-09-2014 06:58 AM
04-10-2014 01:07 PM
by Steve
1 97
Hello everyone
aceslawnandgarden
04-03-2014 06:54 PM
04-10-2014 01:06 PM
by Steve
9 335
Weed control programs
Mallard91
04-02-2014 12:25 PM
04-10-2014 12:56 PM
by Steve
6 314
homeowner vs...
GoGreenerKS
04-07-2014 10:54 AM
04-10-2014 12:52 PM
by Steve
8 253
Hello
smgibson
04-07-2014 10:06 PM
04-10-2014 12:39 PM
by Steve
2 103
33" Cub Cadet Walk...
Dan Tanner
04-07-2014 08:49 AM
04-10-2014 12:35 PM
by Steve
5 174
They may never even see...
Darksteel
04-05-2014 11:40 AM
04-09-2014 05:13 PM
by goodtimez
7 308
$300 and counting
acrajchel
04-04-2014 10:03 AM
04-07-2014 10:34 PM
by Steve
12 477
» Popular Tags
2wd 4x4 advertisement article marketing birdscaping blower care charge christmas christmas light service credit card customers echo exmark fall ferris financing flower bed four wheel drive franchise gopherhaul gravely gravely 34" zero turn health holiday holiday decorating how much to charge installation invoice kansas city kawasaki labor cost late lawn lawn care lawn care business show lawn clarksville lawn service clarksville tn lesco lighting brass outdoor lights llc llp marketing mowing mulch mulch price new and restored landscapes new buisness new business office management oil podcast promotion redmax scag schedule selling seo snow sole proprietorship starting a business stihl story subcontractor theft of services tree care unreasonable walker winter money making ideas zero turn
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:29 AM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:29 AM.

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