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.

Advertise with the Wind Banner


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 09-01-2009, 08:53 PM
majoe7 majoe7 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Florida
Posts: 184
Rep Power: 7
majoe7 is on a distinguished road
Default Advertise with the Wind Banner

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.

John
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 09-01-2009, 09:03 PM
majoe7 majoe7 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Florida
Posts: 184
Rep Power: 7
majoe7 is on a distinguished road
Default Advertise with the Wind Banner

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
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.

John

I forgot to add some pics of them if you don't want to check out the web sites.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg kite.jpg (2.8 KB, 3 views)
File Type: jpg kite2.jpg (4.0 KB, 4 views)
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-02-2009, 07:55 AM
arthur712's Avatar
arthur712 arthur712 is offline
Artie
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Cocoa FL
Age: 43
Posts: 731
Rep Power: 7
arthur712 is on a distinguished road
Default

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.

Thanks!
Artie Crowley
__________________
Artie Crowley
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-02-2009, 08:33 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,495
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

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.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg trailer-flying-banner-1.jpg (50.5 KB, 6 views)
File Type: jpg trailer-flying-banner-2.jpg (48.5 KB, 2 views)
File Type: jpg trailer-flying-banner-3.jpg (40.5 KB, 4 views)
File Type: jpg trailer-flying-banne-fall-leaf-cleanup.jpg (59.2 KB, 6 views)
File Type: jpg trailer-flying-banner-snow-plowing.jpg (57.0 KB, 8 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
  #5  
Old 09-02-2009, 11:29 AM
justin_time justin_time is offline
Justin
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: French River, ON, Canada
Age: 29
Posts: 1,801
Rep Power: 0
justin_time is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
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
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-02-2009, 07:13 PM
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 justin_time View Post
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.
__________________
Andy
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 09-02-2009, 10:21 PM
FloridaBoy's Avatar
FloridaBoy FloridaBoy is offline
FloridaBoy
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Age: 41
Posts: 154
Rep Power: 7
FloridaBoy is on a distinguished road
Default

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.
__________________
Welcome Advise, Incourage comments, and never stop Cutting. Geoff<img src="http://www.gopherforum.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=1595&d=1253928284">
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 09-03-2009, 03:53 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,495
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Quote:
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?
__________________
- 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 09-03-2009, 07:59 PM
FloridaBoy's Avatar
FloridaBoy FloridaBoy is offline
FloridaBoy
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Age: 41
Posts: 154
Rep Power: 7
FloridaBoy is on a distinguished road
Default

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.
__________________
Welcome Advise, Incourage comments, and never stop Cutting. Geoff<img src="http://www.gopherforum.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=1595&d=1253928284">
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 09-04-2009, 08:50 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,495
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

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.
__________________
- 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
after the wind storm englishtree General Talk 6 02-20-2009 02:11 PM
How to advertise your business here Steve Community Assistance 0 03-04-2008 02:12 AM
Wind that powers your home Steve General Talk 0 02-19-2007 03:32 PM
Cold Temps and Wind tiedeman Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 4 02-05-2007 08:15 AM
Do you use google to advertise? Steve Search Engine Optimization and Website Design Discussions. 0 01-26-2007 03:34 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Watch out for this -...
rootytalbot
07-22-2015 02:13 PM
Today 12:40 PM
by rootytalbot
6 171
Pricing issue
Mr. Mow
07-07-2015 06:15 AM
Yesterday 06:40 PM
by GreenWorx
17 568
scag SWZT review!
mattthelawnguy
07-23-2015 02:28 PM
Yesterday 06:38 PM
by mattthelawnguy
5 136
how to make customers...
Bradcook21
05-27-2015 05:04 PM
Yesterday 06:08 PM
by GreenWorx
15 2,735
Assessing the Market
NJDB60
Yesterday 03:25 PM
Yesterday 06:00 PM
by GreenWorx
1 53
NewVenture
NJDB60
Yesterday 03:38 PM
Yesterday 03:38 PM
by NJDB60
0 42
Need your help, Gopher...
Chilehead
07-23-2015 07:02 PM
Yesterday 11:28 AM
by Steve
11 206
Should I buy this Exmark...
googus
07-03-2015 09:22 AM
Yesterday 11:27 AM
by googus
8 404
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
01-11-2015 10:41 AM
Yesterday 11:22 AM
by Steve
94 10,209
Dogs
Mr. Mow
06-29-2015 02:37 PM
07-25-2015 07:50 AM
by Chilehead
12 2,232
Just about mid year, how...
GreenWorx
06-24-2015 07:05 PM
07-22-2015 07:31 PM
by Chilehead
14 2,296
Learning as I grow -...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
07-18-2015 07:46 AM
07-21-2015 10:53 AM
by Steve
3 151
Large dirt mound removal
purdue1973
07-09-2015 07:45 PM
07-20-2015 12:55 PM
by Steve
6 253
Hey everyone
Fantasy landscaping
07-09-2015 06:53 AM
07-09-2015 11:47 AM
by Steve
1 171
Quickbooks Online
jscarolina
07-08-2015 07:54 AM
07-08-2015 12:55 PM
by Nate10928
1 180
I dont know what to do...
Bradcook21
06-21-2015 08:49 AM
07-07-2015 09:48 PM
by SGL1
16 2,563
Start LIKING FACEBOOK...
rlclawncare123
02-26-2015 12:06 AM
07-07-2015 02:54 PM
by GreenWorx
13 3,504
Is it too late to do...
markty
06-16-2015 05:28 PM
07-07-2015 01:00 PM
by problem solver
9 2,310
Hi everyone
Mattw
07-06-2015 05:59 PM
07-07-2015 10:18 AM
by Steve
1 199
4th of July parade...
Steve
07-06-2015 10:35 AM
07-06-2015 10:35 AM
by Steve
0 144
Unemployment rates drop,...
Steve
07-02-2015 12:40 PM
07-06-2015 10:30 AM
by Steve
4 309
another newish job for me
holymoly
06-07-2015 08:34 AM
07-03-2015 02:06 PM
by American L&T
9 2,318
Before & After tree...
COREtreeservice
07-01-2015 09:20 PM
07-01-2015 09:20 PM
by COREtreeservice
0 236
Ready to learn and get...
Koley Lawn & Landscape
06-28-2015 05:16 AM
07-01-2015 11:26 AM
by Steve
8 2,085
Three Stripe Land Care...
hammr04
06-30-2015 07:19 PM
07-01-2015 11:24 AM
by Steve
1 211
Country Life Lawn Care
darleneh
06-29-2015 11:24 AM
06-30-2015 01:25 PM
by Steve
3 1,917
Rubber mulch...
avetslawncare
06-24-2015 09:28 PM
06-29-2015 09:23 PM
by Chilehead
6 2,089
» Popular Tags
accounting ad landscaping aerocore apartment bid apartment complex apartment lawn care estimate applying bark billy goat brushcutter blowout bob villa bush collections contract help curb appeal services deliquentaccounts demonstration design edging equipment dealer financials flyers foreman free advertising google growing a lawn care business hardscapes hiring how to hydro increase customers invoicing jobs landscape services landscaping landscaping training lawn care lawn care busines plan lawn mowing marketing more customers business mulch new business ordinance past due patio install per hour charge per hour service plowing pricing profit on employee quickbooks quickbooks online scag sell the vision seo shell shreaded snow plowing solo square foot swzt tree pics up sell employee walk behind web design website website design wood www.greenturion.co.za
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:10 PM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:10 PM.

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