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How does this ad look?

Discussion in 'Business Fundamentals' started by rm25x, Oct 1, 2009.

  1. rm25x

    rm25x Member
    Messages: 42

    Been playing with different ideas for a new flyer and post card for this year. Trying for something that might catch their attention. What do you think of this?

    GLPS Snow Shovel Ad.jpg
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2009
  2. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,760

    I like it
    it makes me chuckle.

    I'd get rid of the "for a free estimate"

    just say "CALL"
  3. smokejmpr

    smokejmpr Inactive
    Messages: 159

    Looks great hope it works for you

    EPPSLLC Senior Member
    Messages: 209

  5. Clapper&Company

    Clapper&Company PlowSite Veteran
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 4,413

    Get your own Photo DJ! Besides you theres no way in hell you guys would ever have that thyp of snow :D

    Hope things all going well for you in Ky
  6. BMWSTUD25

    BMWSTUD25 Senior Member
    Messages: 630

    I like it!!! nice idea. funny but still gets the point across. I think it will work good for you!
  7. wizardsr

    wizardsr PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,541

    That looks great! If I were a homeowner looking for someone, I'd call you!

    Are you doing postcards? Newspaper ad?

    That thing would look great printed on some glossy postcards and mailed out to targeted neighborhoods! :nod:

    EPPSLLC Senior Member
    Messages: 209

    Hey a guy can dream can't he ?
  9. Clapper&Company

    Clapper&Company PlowSite Veteran
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 4,413

    Thats why you presser-wash year around :D
  10. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Put a little ballon by him saying ,"Man I should of hired Great Lakes "!
  11. Seaway25

    Seaway25 Senior Member
    Messages: 165

    I like it.
  12. terrapro

    terrapro PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,868

    I would 86 the "We didn't think so", tooo ehh...I would be turned off by it. Just my opinion, you always need to be up-beat and positive in ads. If you force a customer into it they know and will feel negative about your services.
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2009
  13. rm25x

    rm25x Member
    Messages: 42

    Some good feedback, thank you.

    Probably post cards for this ad for direct mailing. Also posted it on Craigslist.
    Looking to do newspaper as well, but probably just the service section in the classifieds.
  14. snowman4

    snowman4 Senior Member
    Messages: 396

    I agree about deleting the "we didn't think so" or whatever it is that it says. Maybe replace it with something like "Let us do it for you" or nothing at all. You want something positive even though you are trying to appeal to their emotions of not wanting to do it themselves.

    Also, someone mentioned deleting the "for a free estimate" and leave the call. If you are going to do this I would recommend also deleting the call. It's usually pretty obvious that that is what the phone number is for. I would take advantage of deleting that line and adjusting the spacing at the bottom of the picture to space out the logo, tele number, email, etc.

    Love it though.
  15. juspayme

    juspayme Senior Member
    Messages: 116

    i like it too. makes shoveling look depressing and want to call you.
  16. rm25x

    rm25x Member
    Messages: 42

    Did a few minor changes to spacing, etc.
    I like the free estimate line myself, so I think I am going to leave it.

    GLPS Snow Shovel Ad 2.jpg
  17. 06HD BOSS

    06HD BOSS 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,611

    I think it looks great. and personally i like the "we didnt think so" line. Very catchy the way it is, nice work. :nod:
  18. AndyTblc

    AndyTblc Senior Member
    Messages: 681

    I think it looks great
  19. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Put in there " I don't think your wife is"!

    EPPSLLC Senior Member
    Messages: 209

    that picture isn't going to work in print ... I fount it online and it is only like 300x 400 .... not big enough it will print blurry .... sorry just didn't want you to spend a bunch of money on post cards and they come in blurry