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  1. Marketing & Sales
    No, I'm not going to tell you something about myself. My screen name says it all. I'll let my words do the talking. I will state that I have been helping contractors with marketing for over 30+ years. I see sooooooooooo much bad information here, it makes me cringe knowing some of you who...
  2. Online Leads Services
    Hi, We are a company specializing in stamped asphalt. We are able to transform regular asphalt into authentic looking brick, stone, or slate, but with additional benefits. We are looking to expand our business and enter new territory. What are some good online sources to advertise with? Free...
  3. Marketing & Sales
    FYI - I am not talking about fan pages etc. This is about FB paid advertising. I decided to do some paid advertising through facebook. You can supposedly target your market really well. I designated my market as a 50 mile radius around a few close cities. I watched the traffic to my website...
  4. Marketing & Sales
    Here's a YouTube video of a plumbing contractor I came across on the internet. They made a creative video and posted on YouTube and from the style of it, its a good fit. Contemporary style ad targeting generation Y prospective clients seeking to differentiate themselves from the stereotypical...
  5. Marketing & Sales
    I didn't find this list by myself; it was at the end of Seth Godin's book "Meatball Sundae". (the book was approachable, interesting and short) http://adage.com/power150/ Good stuff for your news reader. Given the readership of Advertising Age, I was surprised by the number of SEO feeds listed...
  6. Marketing & Sales
    Greetings. I am a new member to CT, and recently became Marketing Direcr for an air duct cleaning company. I've already found some interesting discussion on marketing, websites, etc. on this forum, but want to ask specifically about advertising. What has worked for you? ValPak - direct mail...
  7. Websites and SEO
    I use craigslist in my local area to post ads relevant to my remodeling construction work in Hawaii..... my question to all of you here at the contractor talk forum is hollow effective is your craigslist ads in your local area. Please explain..... here is a sample of my Hawaii remodeling...
  8. Marketing & Sales
    Adage has an interesting article titled, "Is Luxury Dead". A lot of the article may apply more to the retail space than the contractor space, but I think some of the basic tenets are important.
  9. Marketing & Sales
    We are out of CT working from Danbury to Torrington to Hartford and beyond. Currently about 75% of our projects are coming for Service Magic and the quality of these clients is as you would expect. Always looking for the low bid rather than quality. My partner and I are both LEED AP's with the...
  10. Marketing & Sales
    I've been in construction for 17 years now and in business for myself for 5, however I took the last year and a half off. I just got re licensed and have contacted some of my old accounts but they all claimed to have Nothing, nada, zip! So for the first time ever I may have to advertise. I'm a...
  11. Marketing & Sales
    Hi, We are a small remodeling/improvement company in FL (West Palm Beach area) that is interested in growing our business, but have a limited budget. There are so many advertising avenues that I have no clue where to start without losing too much money. Does the "post card" direct mail avenue...
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