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.

New Print add that worked for me...


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 05-08-2009, 02:43 PM
TJ930
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default New Print add that worked for me...

Here is a copy of an add I ran this spring, I got several leads from this one.
Attached Files
File Type: pdf MKTG 60342.pdf (215.9 KB, 115 views)
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 05-08-2009, 02:55 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

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Oh that is fantastic!

Can you tell us a little about it? Did you create it? In what kind of publication did you run it in? How long did you run it for?

What would you change on it if you changed anything?
__________________
- 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 05-08-2009, 03:19 PM
picframer's Avatar
picframer picframer is offline
Andy
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Posts: 2,885
Rep Power: 9
picframer will become famous soon enough
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TJ930 View Post
Here is a copy of an add I ran this spring, I got several leads from this one.
That is very well done and I am not surprised you are getting calls!

Print ad's in my experience are the way to go, followed by a professionally looking website.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-08-2009, 03:53 PM
TJ930
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Print Adds

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
Oh that is fantastic!

Can you tell us a little about it? Did you create it? In what kind of publication did you run it in? How long did you run it for?

What would you change on it if you changed anything?
Our Company is located in the tri-county area of Northwest Indiana and Southwestern Michigan, otherwise known as the Mich(iagn)(Ind)iana Area; hence the Name Michiana Turf. We ran this add for a couple of weeks in each of the three county’s major newspapers, Mid April.

I wrote and designed the copy myself. I purchased the copyrights to the photos, and put it together in my Windows Publisher program. As far as changes, I’m not sure, I think most of the time when it comes to print advertising, less is more.

You don’t want to bore the reader or have them miss something when the glance at the advertisement. The goal here is to grab the attention of the reader and not over think it. Keep it simple.

More often than not, you are over paying for your add space if you have too much info in the copy. Most people skim over the advertisement and do not read every line. So why waste your time effort and MONEY just to flood the consumer with too much information?

I hope this helps…
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-09-2009, 04:09 AM
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 fantastic! What was the image size when it ran?

Also if other lawn care business owners are considering putting an ad in the paper, do you have any advice as to going color or b/w.

What price range should they expect to pay for doing something similar?

Also, can you get the ad to appear in a certain section or does that not matter?

How long do you suggest running such an ad for?
__________________
- 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 04-05-2011, 03:23 PM
mulchrevitalizers mulchrevitalizers is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Clermont, FL
Posts: 15
Rep Power: 4
mulchrevitalizers is on a distinguished road
Wink Nice!

That is a nice an clean ad!

Quote:
Originally Posted by TJ930 View Post
Here is a copy of an add I ran this spring, I got several leads from this one.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-05-2011, 04:31 PM
jklawncare's Avatar
jklawncare jklawncare is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Indiana
Posts: 577
Rep Power: 5
jklawncare is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TJ930 View Post
Our Company is located in the tri-county area of Northwest Indiana and Southwestern Michigan, otherwise known as the Mich(iagn)(Ind)iana Area; hence the Name Michiana Turf. We ran this add for a couple of weeks in each of the three county’s major newspapers, Mid April.

I wrote and designed the copy myself. I purchased the copyrights to the photos, and put it together in my Windows Publisher program. As far as changes, I’m not sure, I think most of the time when it comes to print advertising, less is more.

You don’t want to bore the reader or have them miss something when the glance at the advertisement. The goal here is to grab the attention of the reader and not over think it. Keep it simple.

More often than not, you are over paying for your add space if you have too much info in the copy. Most people skim over the advertisement and do not read every line. So why waste your time effort and MONEY just to flood the consumer with too much information?

I hope this helps…

Where are you
Im in the same area here

Porter county to be exact..
__________________
Just Kut Lawn and Landscape
"Where Service is Always in Season"
Reach for the stars so if you fall you land on a cloud.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-06-2011, 04:08 AM
cruzgardening cruzgardening is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 277
Rep Power: 4
cruzgardening is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TJ930 View Post
Here is a copy of an add I ran this spring, I got several leads from this one.
great looking ad did you distribute it also? or did u only circulated in the newspapers?
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
Basic flyer that worked Steve Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 1 06-28-2007 05:54 PM
Triple Print tiedeman Gopher Software Support Archived Question & Answers - Read Only 11 08-14-2006 02:57 PM
Error when trying to print Gopher Software Support Archived Question & Answers - Read Only 2 03-23-2005 01:52 PM
Cannot Print Miracle Lawn Gopher Software Support Archived Question & Answers - Read Only 1 01-16-2005 06:20 PM
can't print LawnRescue Gopher Software Support Archived Question & Answers - Read Only 2 10-25-2003 09:26 AM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Nationwide lawn care...
Billy Goat
Yesterday 05:21 PM
Today 04:01 PM
by Billy Goat
7 107
What Fertilizer to Use?
acrajchel
04-07-2014 01:56 PM
Today 03:43 PM
by stevef1201
6 199
Accepting credit cards,...
Darksteel
03-17-2014 08:01 PM
Today 01:02 PM
by jymie
15 651
Instagram
Gerardo_Landscape
Today 11:28 AM
Today 11:28 AM
by Gerardo_Landscape
0 15
Help with weed liability!
Prolawnofchatt
Yesterday 09:10 AM
Today 11:20 AM
by kslawn
3 103
Trimec
acrajchel
Yesterday 08:24 PM
Today 11:10 AM
by Steve
3 61
leaf removal
tlf59263
Yesterday 10:00 PM
Today 11:05 AM
by Steve
2 70
Gopher Forum Discount!
BlackRain75
04-12-2014 10:44 PM
Today 10:50 AM
by Steve
9 212
hello
NFrailey
Yesterday 01:39 PM
Today 10:48 AM
by Steve
1 56
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-22-2014 09:12 AM
Today 10:45 AM
by Steve
23 852
Any greenhouse operators...
GoGreenerKS
Yesterday 11:21 AM
Today 10:43 AM
by Steve
3 81
Pricing a Mulch Job
dmcalpi
04-07-2014 02:16 PM
Today 09:40 AM
by jymie
21 520
google earth
CDLAWNCARE
04-12-2014 03:24 PM
Today 09:36 AM
by jymie
8 183
Looking for advice on a...
Tekeda1
04-13-2014 09:53 AM
Today 08:54 AM
by Tekeda1
12 226
There has to be an...
CDLAWNCARE
04-14-2014 12:59 PM
Yesterday 04:06 PM
by Dan Tanner
6 141
First Day Back!
BelleCityLawn1
04-09-2014 09:13 PM
Yesterday 11:16 AM
by Steve
11 276
Mow America
stevegredler
04-13-2014 01:02 PM
04-14-2014 09:53 PM
by kslawn
5 155
Power Broom
acrajchel
04-14-2014 07:46 AM
04-14-2014 12:47 PM
by CDLAWNCARE
2 79
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
04-14-2014 11:34 AM
by Steve
1,176 284,051
Equipment reviews
Greg'slawnandlandscape
04-09-2014 07:17 AM
04-14-2014 11:27 AM
by Greg'slawnandlandscape
13 359
Sulky and Turf Tracer
acrajchel
04-07-2014 01:44 PM
04-14-2014 10:51 AM
by Steve
8 260
Aerating Prices?
Dan Tanner
04-08-2014 03:16 PM
04-14-2014 10:31 AM
by Steve
13 369
Estimating help
acrajchel
04-11-2014 06:06 PM
04-14-2014 10:20 AM
by Steve
3 131
Lawn Renovation
stevef1201
04-11-2014 12:00 PM
04-14-2014 10:03 AM
by Steve
5 152
Need help bidding church...
GreenRidge Lawn&Landscape
04-07-2014 08:01 PM
04-14-2014 09:49 AM
by Steve
12 356
Hello all
Griff20114
04-12-2014 05:08 PM
04-14-2014 09:46 AM
by Steve
1 82
Step by Step Spring Lawn...
WarriorLawnscaping
04-10-2014 07:01 AM
04-14-2014 09:43 AM
by Steve
5 198
Jeff Cowden
jcowden
04-11-2014 07:27 PM
04-14-2014 09:39 AM
by Steve
1 87
Exmark Commercial 30...
Dan Tanner
04-11-2014 05:35 AM
04-14-2014 09:37 AM
by Steve
4 155
What Was Your Setup When...
superrman77
02-11-2014 10:53 AM
04-14-2014 08:04 AM
by acrajchel
21 1,518
Small guy time to get a...
googus
04-08-2014 08:16 AM
04-13-2014 07:18 PM
by A. Kulak Landscaping
9 283
Weekly vs. Bi-weekly
CDLAWNCARE
04-12-2014 01:48 PM
04-13-2014 06:03 PM
by kslawn
9 291
Weed ID help
TwinBrosLC
04-12-2014 10:39 AM
04-13-2014 07:40 AM
by stevef1201
4 125
Lexington, KY
acrajchel
04-07-2014 01:06 PM
04-11-2014 09:49 PM
by acrajchel
1 104
Food Plot Management
BlackRain75
04-11-2014 10:20 AM
04-11-2014 03:51 PM
by Steve
4 109
Estimating a job
acrajchel
04-08-2014 11:07 AM
04-11-2014 03:32 PM
by Steve
6 253
New Boomless Sprayer!
BlackRain75
01-03-2014 01:01 PM
04-11-2014 03:25 PM
by Steve
11 975
Hello....
SWFloridaLawns
04-10-2014 06:15 PM
04-11-2014 02:28 PM
by Steve
2 108
Truck, Trailer,...
hawthornelawncare
12-23-2011 12:01 AM
04-10-2014 10:33 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
78 24,937
Trading Accounts
goodtimez
04-09-2014 05:42 PM
04-10-2014 01:55 PM
by Steve
2 136
Grass that has...
erock289
04-09-2014 10:21 AM
04-10-2014 01:52 PM
by Steve
3 155
Prowrap Trimmer Engine...
Steve
05-24-2006 07:05 PM
04-10-2014 01:09 PM
by Steve
10 2,185
1st annual Easter egg...
Greg'slawnandlandscape
04-09-2014 06:58 AM
04-10-2014 01:07 PM
by Steve
1 99
Hello everyone
aceslawnandgarden
04-03-2014 06:54 PM
04-10-2014 01:06 PM
by Steve
9 342
Weed control programs
Mallard91
04-02-2014 12:25 PM
04-10-2014 12:56 PM
by Steve
6 318
homeowner vs...
GoGreenerKS
04-07-2014 10:54 AM
04-10-2014 12:52 PM
by Steve
8 256
Hello
smgibson
04-07-2014 10:06 PM
04-10-2014 12:39 PM
by Steve
2 105
33" Cub Cadet Walk...
Dan Tanner
04-07-2014 08:49 AM
04-10-2014 12:35 PM
by Steve
5 177
They may never even see...
Darksteel
04-05-2014 11:40 AM
04-09-2014 05:13 PM
by goodtimez
7 318
$300 and counting
acrajchel
04-04-2014 10:03 AM
04-07-2014 10:34 PM
by Steve
12 482
» Popular Tags
2wd 4x4 article marketing blower butterfly gardens care charge christmas christmas light service client craigslist credit card customers echo exmark fall ferris financing flower bed four wheel drive franchise gopherhaul gravely gravely 34" zero turn health holiday how much to charge installation invoice kansas city kawasaki labor cost late lawn care lawn care business podcast lawn care business show lawn clarksville lawn service clarksville tn lesco lighting brass outdoor lights llp marketing mow mowing mulch new and restored landscapes new buisness new business office management oil podcast promotion redmax savannah scag schedule selling seo snow sole proprietorship sprayer starting a business stihl story subcontractor 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 04:53 PM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:53 PM.

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