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Advertise with the Wind Banner. I am starting to see this pop up all over in my city and they defiantly caught my eye. You could set this up in a snap on your job site or lawn care site to gain some advertisement for your business. This way when people drive by and see the banner flying in the wind, they will know who is doing the job. You could put your business name and phone number on it so they can contact you in the future. You could also attach one of those business card holders to your vehicle/trailer and they will have access to a card too. You might need a local permit to use this in your area, but I am not too sure. I thought of a way of getting around this and I came up with this idea. Take an orange hazard cone and slide the pole into it and put in back into its base, place it out next to the road by your trailer. You can also just purchase the outdoor base and hammer it into the ground and save some money. If the local authority tells you that you need a permit, just tell them that it is your hazard marker to prevent accidents from occurring to your trailer. Call it prevention mechanism.

It does cost a good penny but the return can be priceless. Look at what you spend in your budget on advertising and see if it is affordable to you or a better way to market your business.

Here are some web sites to look at. The first one has a lot of different styles, but no prices. The second one shows styles and prices. You have to determine if it is worth it. If you want to search for more, just Google – Wind Banners. There are a lot of companies doing this and maybe one right in your backyard.

www.boulderexhibits.com/outdoor-banners.htm
On this site I like the Kite Banner

www.bcdisplays.com/WindBanners.html


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Advertise with the Wind Banner. I am starting to see this pop up all over in my city and they defiantly caught my eye. You could set this up in a snap on your job site or lawn care site to gain some advertisement for your business. This way when people drive by and see the banner flying in the wind, they will know who is doing the job. You could put your business name and phone number on it so they can contact you in the future. You could also attach one of those business card holders to your vehicle/trailer and they will have access to a card too. You might need a local permit to use this in your area, but I am not too sure. I thought of a way of getting around this and I came up with this idea. Take an orange hazard cone and slide the pole into it and put in back into its base, place it out next to the road by your trailer. You can also just purchase the outdoor base and hammer it into the ground and save some money. If the local authority tells you that you need a permit, just tell them that it is your hazard marker to prevent accidents from occurring to your trailer. Call it prevention mechanism.

It does cost a good penny but the return can be priceless. Look at what you spend in your budget on advertising and see if it is affordable to you or a better way to market your business.

Here are some web sites to look at. The first one has a lot of different styles, but no prices. The second one shows styles and prices. You have to determine if it is worth it. If you want to search for more, just Google Wind Banners. There are a lot of companies doing this and maybe one right in your backyard.

www.boulderexhibits.com/outdoor-banners.htm
On this site I like the Kite Banner

www.bcdisplays.com/WindBanners.html


Just thinking again.

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I forgot to add some pics of them if you don't want to check out the web sites.
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John, These are great! I use them, But one bad thing is that they rip and brake with in a couple months. I do leave them out all the time, maybe if I took them in at night they would not get that bad.

I mostly use the Yard Sign. They do not look as good but for the price deference. I can get a ton more exposure.

Don't get me wrong I still like and use the Wind Banners.

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That is a great idea! What if you fabricated a mount that allowed you to pull the banner up to being vertical on a swivel and lock it into place while you were stopped. Then you could unlock it and drop it into a channel between some wood or metal so it didnt get ripped apart when you were driving?

You could change these banners all year round for different services you might offer. Snow plowing, mowing, leaf cleanup, gutter cleaning etc.
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That is a great idea! What if you fabricated a mount that allowed you to pull the banner up to being vertical on a swivel and lock it into place while you were stopped. Then you could unlock it and drop it into a channel between some wood or metal so it didnt get ripped apart when you were driving?

You could change these banners all year round for different services you might offer. Snow plowing, mowing, leaf cleanup, gutter cleaning etc.
Hmm Joe's lawn care.. is that your new business Steve LOL
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Hmm Joe's lawn care.. is that your new business Steve LOL
And his trailer is SOOOO Clean, times must be tough...lol

Interesting idea, personally I think the cost of these units is far too high but if it's new and there is no mass production that would explain it.

I saw a notice by our mail boxes yesterday that there is a community get together to trim trees, shrubs etc at our community park this Saturday and they want residents to help, so I called this morning and said I would donate a chipper and two staff to run it, then I called a local promotion company and ordered 500 baloons, I will rent a tank to fill them with and personally hand them out to the kids. I do next to no work in our community, never advertised here and we have had so much work I never bothered but I was thinking there are so many tree clean up jobs around this area I should so we will see how this goes. I'll bring one of our bigger tractors for show with the chipper attached.
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I love the banner idea attached to the trailer, but if Arty says they break down fast, then the investment wouldn't be good enough for me. All us florida companies know what the brutal sun and rain do to every work shirt,and piece of equipment, i'm sure the fabric is tough but i don't know if i would try it.

That idea Picframer has is smart marketing right there, you are in the peoples face, letting them see you and your equipment in action, and doing valuable work for your community.

I have a meeting with my daughters school principal to volunteer my services to maintain the grass and landscaping in front of the school offices, and parking areas( high visibility to teachers and parents), going to ask if i may place a company sign in that area. May be a little cheesy to volunteer and advertise at the same time, but business is business.
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I have a meeting with my daughters school principal to volunteer my services to maintain the grass and landscaping in front of the school offices, and parking areas( high visibility to teachers and parents), going to ask if i may place a company sign in that area. May be a little cheesy to volunteer and advertise at the same time, but business is business
Keep us posted on how this turns out. Also how did you line up that meeting? Was this your idea or theirs?
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First off it was my idea because it looks like crap,( thank you to the fine cut backs in Florida education, leave the pot holes alone and teach are kids the right way) Thats another hole thread in itself, haha.

But i just brought it up to the Principal one day when i was picking up my daughter from school, she was so excited that someone would volunteer to do that, so i told her i would stop in one day, and she was like please, please do.

At first it was in my head to just be nice, but the more i thought about it, if i can get any advertising out of it, why not.

So, after i meet with her, i will let you all know what happened.
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Very good! I am looking forwards to this. If you do get this happening, someone should contact the local media too so you can get on tv or in the paper.
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