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.

A google ad that stood out.


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 03-07-2009, 11:14 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,840
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default A google ad that stood out.

I thought this google ad was pretty good.

"Free Report-8 Ways You Are Wasting Money on Your Lawn
www.TopTurfLawncare.com"

Check out their site too.

By offering this free report, they get the reader to submit their contact information so future marketing material can be sent to them.

I think it is pretty smart.

What do you think about 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

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 03-08-2009, 06:58 AM
picframer's Avatar
picframer picframer is offline
Andy
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Posts: 2,885
Rep Power: 10
picframer will become famous soon enough
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Personally where I live I doubt people would us it, there is no Privacy Statement on their site, being a commercial business it's the law in Canada, most people will not give their email address out due to spam, a simple contact form on your website I believe will yield better results, it's working for me.

Andy
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-08-2009, 11:36 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,840
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

That is very interesting! I had no idea Canada had such a law! Very good point to bring up.

Do you send out any marketing material to the database of people who have contacted you through your site?
__________________
- 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 03-09-2009, 05:39 AM
picframer's Avatar
picframer picframer is offline
Andy
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Posts: 2,885
Rep Power: 10
picframer will become famous soon enough
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
That is very interesting! I had no idea Canada had such a law! Very good point to bring up.

Do you send out any marketing material to the database of people who have contacted you through your site?
Morning Steve, It was a way to stop companies from giving out any personal information about you, the fines are very stiff and they take this matter very serious.

Most of my contacts so far are can you do this, may I have a quote, can you provide a reference etc. I respond to all of them with a when would it be a good time for a visit to discuss your needs, personally I do not provide quotes over the phone or email, I like to see what I am being asked to do and it's so much easier to close a sale in person.

I will start sending marketing material mid April and hope to be on the ground by the first of May, things should be dry enough by then.

I had another marketing idea last night, our Spring Home Shop is 10 min from my house, about 30,000 +/- people attend, my cargo trailer should be here and the signage on it done by then. The show is sold out for spaces so I will go very early each morning and park the truck and trailer very close to the entrance doors, then get my son to pick me up so that I do not have to be there all day. I will make some type of holder that will hold marketing material and or business cards, if it's not raining I will keep them full.

Since the cargo trailer has so much space I am going to go all out on the lettering etc., well within a budget but I want it to be a real attention getter.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-09-2009, 09:24 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,840
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Quote:
I will make some type of holder that will hold marketing material and or business cards, if it's not raining I will keep them full.
Where would you put this?

Could you get a bright colored tshirt that says ask me about lawn care? Or something like that and walk around at the show?

Or maybe put a whole bunch of magnetic business cards on your trailer for people to take as they walk by?
__________________
- 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 03-09-2009, 11:20 AM
picframer's Avatar
picframer picframer is offline
Andy
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Posts: 2,885
Rep Power: 10
picframer will become famous soon enough
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
Where would you put this?

Could you get a bright colored tshirt that says ask me about lawn care? Or something like that and walk around at the show?

Or maybe put a whole bunch of magnetic business cards on your trailer for people to take as they walk by?
Just returned from the city picking up wood supplies, I spotted two suction cup type rack holders that will be perfect at a big box store, one for post card's and one for business cards. I will have a couple of magnetic signs done in very bright colors that say, Take a Free Flyer or something along those lines.

I was thinking driving home, guys and yes ladies love tractors, beside my Cargo trailer I think I will pull the new 2720 John Deere in and leave it on the trailer and truck, it's a pretty big tractor and really gets your attention, has a hoe and loader, especially people with Children or Grandchildred that want to see the tractor....I will have to put up a sign saying keep off. Had thought about putting the wood chipper on the 3 pt hitch for display, maybe I will switch after a day or two.

I thought about taking it a step further and offering kids free rides on the tractor but there is no way the organizers would allow this and it's too busy anyhow, then my insurance company would probably freak.

Anyhow I suspect every city must have these shows, we have at least 4 a year, it's something worth considering, I know even I will stop in a parking lot to read a truck sign or look at a piece of equipment.

Sometimes free advertising works very well.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-10-2009, 10:44 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,840
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Quote:
I thought about taking it a step further and offering kids free rides on the tractor but there is no way the organizers would allow this and it's too busy anyhow, then my insurance company would probably freak.
How about free pictures of kids on the tractor?

Bring a digital camera and have the kids climb up on it and sit behind the wheel. Then upload all the pictures to a photo gallery and have a link on your website for the parents to download the full sized picture? Or let them take a picture themselves?

It would be a great way to meet the parents.

Also, you could give away free baseball caps to the kids too? Or free balloons! Have a small helium tank right there on the trailer. Kids LOVE balloons
__________________
- 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
Google pnplawn General Talk 6 12-04-2007 02:02 AM
Google Rank #1 ritchiem General Talk 16 11-25-2007 02:28 PM
Craigslist ad that stood out Steve Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 4 10-31-2007 10:35 AM
Google Earth pnplawn General Talk 6 10-10-2007 01:15 AM
How Google got big Steve General Business Discussions 0 04-09-2006 10:26 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
whats this briggs?
uppercut
Today 12:40 AM
Today 12:40 AM
by uppercut
0 16
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
01-11-2015 11:41 AM
Yesterday 10:54 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
12 639
viking cyclon.
uppercut
Yesterday 09:12 PM
Yesterday 09:12 PM
by uppercut
0 24
Crunch time 2015!
Chilehead
Yesterday 08:57 PM
Yesterday 08:57 PM
by Chilehead
0 22
TaskEasy & Plowz & Mowz...
jrwalker333
01-25-2015 01:02 PM
Yesterday 08:14 PM
by lxarth
8 231
Landscapers from hell!!
Chilehead
Yesterday 03:55 PM
Yesterday 03:55 PM
by Chilehead
0 49
adding something new...
veteranslawncaresystems
01-28-2015 12:13 AM
Yesterday 03:00 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
4 135
Contact last years...
googus
01-28-2015 09:13 AM
Yesterday 02:29 PM
by Steve
6 135
Looking for advice on...
berryjam
01-21-2015 07:37 PM
Yesterday 02:21 PM
by Steve
15 433
Government contracts
avetslawncare
11-15-2014 08:50 AM
Yesterday 02:10 PM
by Steve
8 825
New to the forum
LCRobert
01-26-2015 10:21 PM
Yesterday 09:11 AM
by ringahding1
7 191
What happened to Better...
Steve
01-27-2014 04:07 PM
01-28-2015 12:26 PM
by Steve
21 3,180
Lawn care truck
Steve
10-10-2009 03:40 AM
01-28-2015 12:23 PM
by Steve
44 16,053
Bidding to get other work
Rodriguez11
07-21-2011 11:52 PM
01-28-2015 12:08 PM
by Steve
29 9,442
How many contracts...
5StarLawnscaping
01-12-2015 03:51 PM
01-28-2015 11:04 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
10 584
"Part Timers", "Low...
doug1980
06-10-2009 12:55 PM
01-27-2015 09:01 PM
by jrs.landscaping
43 10,305
Is anyone doing mosquito...
BWild
01-27-2015 12:30 PM
01-27-2015 07:24 PM
by avetslawncare
4 124
New to group
ron@alpine
01-27-2015 08:45 AM
01-27-2015 01:29 PM
by Steve
1 93
please Help with none...
Lawnboyman1170
01-09-2015 09:46 AM
01-27-2015 01:27 PM
by Steve
13 632
does this sound good or...
Bradcook21
01-22-2015 09:24 AM
01-27-2015 07:42 AM
by ringahding1
9 323
second year advise
cmdlawncare
01-23-2015 06:22 PM
01-27-2015 07:31 AM
by ringahding1
6 281
need advise
rawssrob
02-23-2010 02:45 PM
01-23-2015 06:40 PM
by cmdlawncare
7 2,596
New to forum
ROB N
01-23-2015 08:35 AM
01-23-2015 01:53 PM
by Steve
1 157
Extending the life of...
rmccutchan
01-17-2015 12:37 AM
01-23-2015 01:43 PM
by Steve
8 401
osceola lawn service
jasa@wildblue.net
01-22-2015 03:23 PM
01-23-2015 01:38 PM
by Steve
1 168
Tax Question
Wolf4dk
01-20-2015 01:11 AM
01-22-2015 02:28 PM
by Steve
4 302
Billy Goat Vac
Mr. Mow
01-19-2015 07:42 AM
01-22-2015 02:18 PM
by Steve
6 293
Property Pricing
GVL
01-19-2015 02:46 PM
01-21-2015 02:18 PM
by Steve
5 349
Landscapers Source For...
breadcrumb
01-16-2015 02:44 PM
01-21-2015 05:55 AM
by breadcrumb
14 517
Hoa advice
Bradcook21
01-16-2015 09:36 PM
01-20-2015 04:30 PM
by Steve
4 327
My Invention
biglee
01-11-2015 07:51 PM
01-20-2015 10:16 AM
by biglee
16 671
How to beat the pre pay...
stansg1fresh
01-13-2015 04:33 PM
01-19-2015 03:38 PM
by ringahding1
3 404
Hello from Md
homey
12-17-2014 06:55 PM
01-19-2015 01:37 PM
by Steve
12 1,195
Hi from Illinois
burtle
01-02-2015 09:46 PM
01-19-2015 01:22 PM
by Steve
3 572
Hello from SW FL!!
5StarLawnscaping
12-05-2014 02:35 PM
01-19-2015 01:20 PM
by Steve
14 1,507
Lost my @#$ blower
stevef1201
01-11-2015 08:31 AM
01-17-2015 02:21 PM
by lxarth
2 433
Another Illinoisan.....
barhopper
01-11-2015 05:38 PM
01-16-2015 04:29 PM
by Steve
10 486
marketing with pizza...
apmAkron
01-15-2015 09:57 AM
01-15-2015 06:29 PM
by Steve
4 310
CRM and Quickbooks?
5StarLawnscaping
01-15-2015 08:06 AM
01-15-2015 08:06 AM
by 5StarLawnscaping
0 241
New Member, Indiana Iraq...
Timbo
07-14-2011 09:44 AM
01-14-2015 06:14 PM
by Steve
10 3,838
check this box truck out!
BLAZIER-1991
01-07-2015 07:40 PM
01-13-2015 03:06 PM
by biglee
8 692
My community only ad...
googus
01-12-2015 09:55 AM
01-13-2015 02:44 PM
by Steve
5 376
12 Years in Business!
Chilehead
10-23-2014 09:07 AM
01-13-2015 09:37 AM
by Chilehead
18 1,869
use a small business...
BLAZIER-1991
12-25-2014 12:21 AM
01-12-2015 06:32 PM
by BLAZIER-1991
30 1,641
tips on creating a...
BLAZIER-1991
01-08-2015 07:22 PM
01-12-2015 06:19 PM
by BLAZIER-1991
4 518
During Your Down Time
achri12
12-24-2014 03:03 PM
01-12-2015 03:54 PM
by Steve
10 1,149
Leaf cleanup
Bradcook21
01-09-2015 02:21 PM
01-12-2015 12:22 PM
by Jamesw86
4 508
Has Anyone Used Plowz ?
dpld
01-08-2014 12:14 PM
01-11-2015 02:17 PM
by burtle
20 3,490
What to pay help
Bradcook21
01-07-2015 01:32 PM
01-08-2015 07:01 PM
by Steve
1 529
Need a trailer
googus
01-07-2015 09:40 AM
01-08-2015 10:24 AM
by Upscale2
7 644
» Popular Tags
2wd 4wd 4x4 apartment bid apartment complex apartment lawn care estimate applying bark bob villa collections commercial demonstration ditches door hangers edging employee problems estimate first truck flyers google gopherhaul grass gravely hardscapes hills hiring how to hydraulic jobs landscape services lawn aeration lawn care lawn care busines plan lawn care business podcast lawn care business seo lawn care business show lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care website lighting brass outdoor lights managing a lawn care business marketing mr dave new mower ordinance past due patio install per hour charge podcast profit on employee push versus ride running a business scag v-ride scripts search engine optimization seo shreaded snow plowing sq ft starting a lawn care business sulky toro tractor auger trailer mate pro truck new used landscape walk behind web design won't return wood wright stander rh
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:05 AM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:05 AM.

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