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post #1 of Old 09-07-2006, 05:29 PM Thread Starter
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What was the coolest product you have ever used to get a potential client's attention. I've been looking at a lot of promotional items and can't make up my mind which would be more effective in marketing. I like the printed note pads, i do commercial cleaning and post-construction of new buildings have not done any houses yet.

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I use magnets, they seem to stick with people for awhile

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I use magnets, they seem to stick with people for awhile
I just got a magnet with the Redskins schedule on it... it went right up

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I have though about getting some business cards magnets, i've heard they don't work good if you do commercial or construction cleaning.
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I have though about getting some business cards magnets, i've heard they don't work good if you do commercial or construction cleaning.
I don't know why they wouldn't work for commercial, I've had PM's stick them right on their file cabinets. One guy had my magnet on his file cabinet by his desk when I went in to give an estimate. I had sent the magnet to his realestate management company a month prior. Next year I'm also doing coffee mugs.

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What was the coolest product you have ever used to get a potential client's attention. I've been looking at a lot of promotional items and can't make up my mind which would be more effective in marketing. I like the printed note pads, i do commercial cleaning and post-construction of new buildings have not done any houses yet.

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Hi Mindy, just want to let you know I supply promotional products. Check out our site www.crsilk.com.
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I had a company send us a sample pen with our logo on it. First off it was broke when we got it. So I just threw it in my purse. Today I was at the bank and digging in my purse for a pen and grabbed that particular one and the whole thing fell apart! I am so glad I didn't buy those to give to customers. That would have been embarrassing. I like the coffee mugs with our logo on them. Then we fill them with candy and other goodies to give to customers. It is good to walk into someone's office and see them with your cup in their hand. I am sure other people see it to.

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First off it was broke when we got it. So I just threw it in my purse. Today I was at the bank and digging in my purse for a pen and grabbed that particular one and the whole thing fell apart! .
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Awesome promotions!

Do check out Promotional Bags they are offering. They are really great !
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I just find business cards and magnets to be the best form of promotional items.
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I put this answer in another section, bought thought it might be relevant here

All great advice. What shot my business through the roof is the advice my mentor gave me. He is closing his shop after 30 years and thankfully has taken me under his wing in the last two months. He was watching to see how serious I was at first lol.

Anyway a business card is a must, so is a webpage....however what my advice was :

Get a package together with the following:

An introduction letter - outlining what you can do for THEM
Pictures of before and after ...incredibly effective
A copy of your insurance form - they know you are professional
Business Number - accredited is important.
WSIB, WHMIS, any and all safety certificates you have
One or two letters of recommendation
A few business cards
A survey for the client to fill out "AFTER" you land them, it shows you really want their business....add a prepaid return envelope....then they don't have to do anything but fill it out and send it off
A starter discount, maybe one day free or one week...its up to you.

This way when you go into a home or business you don't look like you are just showing up hoping to get a contract, you are saying to the client...I know you are busy but when you get a chance I will leave a welcome package for you to look at. It shows that you are very professional and serious. Hell if you take the time to put together a sales package and not simply a 30 second sales pitch....you improve your chances 10 fold.

My friends this works for me and I know it will work for you!
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All product plays a great role in promotion but cost effective promotional products give more benefits like pen, pencils, caps, bags, key chains and many more.
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Mine all time favourite promotional products are many few like : Printed Pens and Printed Pencils with attached eraser printed with company name on it. Generally people are using other promotional products like : tiny flashlight that fits on my keychain, Promotional Lanyards, Printed Block Pads and many more.
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post #14 of Old 08-02-2013, 10:47 AM
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There are many different types of promotional products available to use and can help businesses boost brand awareness. Some of the most popular as well as cost-effective promotional products are mugs, pens, mouse pads, bags, T-shirts and key chains.

promotional drinks - http://www.coolerwater.co.uk/
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I think Promotional items are becoming increasingly popular for business marketing of promotional products and corporate gifts. In business Promotional Product Marketing Blog. Learn the best ways to market your brand with the use of promotional marketing products.
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post #16 of Old 09-20-2013, 12:39 AM
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Promotional Products

Promotional Products are the best way to promote your business.You just check out promo4kids.com .You can see different promotional products such as Personalized Piggy Banks, Custom Crayons, Custom Yo Yos and Personalized Pencils at cheap rate with free shipping.
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All great advice. What shot my business through the roof is the advice my mentor gave me. He is closing his shop after 30 years and thankfully has taken me under his wing in the last two months. He was watching to see how serious I was at first lol.

Anyway a business card is a must, so is a webpage....however what my advice was :

Get a package together with the following:

An introduction letter - outlining what you can do for THEM
Pictures of before and after ...incredibly effective
A copy of your insurance form - they know you are professional
Business Number - accredited is important.
WSIB, WHMIS, any and all safety certificates you have
One or two letters of recommendation
A few business cards
A survey for the client to fill out "AFTER" you land them, it shows you really want their business....add a prepaid return envelope....then they don't have to do anything but fill it out and send it off
A starter discount, maybe one day free or one week...its up to you.

This way when you go into a home or business you don't look like you are just showing up hoping to get a contract, you are saying to the client...I know you are busy but when you get a chance I will leave a welcome package for you to look at. It shows that you are very professional and serious. Hell if you take the time to put together a sales package and not simply a 30 second sales pitch....you improve your chances 10 fold.

My friends this works for me and I know it will work for you!
Hi TS that's an excellent package to get bids or foot in the door. I'm in process of putting a cleaning company and I'm at beginning stages. However I have no before and after pictures. Is the anything else you might add to the package? Thanks
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the best thing that customer search for is the quality of your work
To me after using this machine which bought from amazon i get high impression and good reputation with my clients ,

"BLACK+DECKER BDH1725SM SmartSelect Steam Mop"
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Nathan, This is BRILLIANT: "I just got a magnet with the Redskins schedule on it... it went right up"

Stress balls are easy, but it's like pens everyone has one they are handing out. I think the slightly personal approach works best (really love the Football Team Schedule approach).
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I like business card magnets and pens.
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