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  1. Infamousdave

    Do you barter? If so,what for?

    I've bartered for an Ipad, hair cuts and coloring for my wife, and every year I barter with a fishing resort for a stay in their cabins.
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    Direct Mail EDDM New Postcard- Did We Make The Right Call?

    Don't need to, you already know it all.
  3. Infamousdave

    Direct Mail EDDM New Postcard- Did We Make The Right Call?

    If you already have your mind made up, why did you ask for opinions?
  4. Infamousdave

    Carpet Cleaning Software

    Oh yeah, I forgot to mention the best part. I like that it syncs with my google calendar. I live on my google calendar and I love having just one calendar source to have to look at.
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    Carpet Cleaning Software

    Sorry it took me so long to reply, I don't always check this forum very often. I am absolutely loving Customer Factor so far! I tried Razor Sync but unless I was doing it wrong it didn't appear to have the same marketing features such as automatic emails, etc. I just finally got all of my...
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    Direct Mail EDDM EDDM VS Door flyers response rate

    My problem is trust. I trust that the USPS will get postcards to each and every address I'm paying for but I have ZERO trust that a low wage hiree will complete the job.
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    Direct Mail EDDM EDDM VS Door flyers response rate

    No one here believes in tracking ROI, remember?
  8. Infamousdave

    Custom spotter bottles

    Come on Shane, how many of your customers don't use email vs. how many of them will ever pick up a spotter bottle and use it? I don't really disagree with any of this except the fact that if a business does it's due diligence it should be able to measure ROI at least to a certain degree...
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    Custom spotter bottles

    Click on "Here is another great way" in Steve's post.
  10. Infamousdave

    Custom spotter bottles

    And if she doesn't have a spot is she going to check her email or look at your spotter bottle? In a years time if you send her 1 email per month she will see your brand 12 times for free, how many times is she going to look at your spotter bottle?
  11. Infamousdave

    Custom spotter bottles

    Yes, I get that but shouldn't it also lead to phone calls, jobs and money?
  12. Infamousdave

    Custom spotter bottles

    The point is, I don't care which one she does as long as it leads to a phone call to me.
  13. Infamousdave

    Custom spotter bottles

    That's hardly the same but, yes, if I know for sure it will lead to a return on my investment I'm all for it. Hence the ROI question.
  14. Infamousdave

    Custom spotter bottles

    Emails are a tool also and cost nothing. There are many other tools that may cost less or may cost more than spotter bottles. Carrying up a newspaper costs nothing so I would suspect you may have a good ROI on that.
  15. Infamousdave

    Custom spotter bottles

    I can look it up for you later if you want exact figures but I can tell you that it is very low. I only spend money on business cards, a website, and a few Facebook ads per year.
  16. Infamousdave

    Custom spotter bottles

    All I am asking is "how many of those 1300 customers are you getting because of your free spotters? Wouldn't you want to have some idea of this? If you would still get 1300 customers in a years time without the spotter bottles, why would you want to drop the $2600?
  17. Infamousdave

    Custom spotter bottles

    Emotional ROI? That's the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard of. Being remembered is not necessarily the goal, selling jobs is.
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    Custom spotter bottles

    I find it a bit disturbing that business owners and industry leaders would laugh at the idea of keeping track of marketing ROI but hey, if you could keep some ROI records on your spotter program that would be very helpful.
  19. Infamousdave

    Custom spotter bottles

    I'm not saying that at all. If it is proven to work I like it a lot. I just would like more than a representative of the company who makes them telling me that it is a good idea. If I can't figure out a way to at least attempt quantifying a ROI, I'm probably not going to spend that much money.
  20. Infamousdave

    Custom spotter bottles

    Not if you are a single truck operator but what if you have 5 trucks doing 4-5 jobs per day 5-6 days per week? What if you also use them for 5 around marketing as is suggested by Mr. Toburen and others? And if handing out less spotter bottles per year is a good idea, wouldn't handing out more be...
  21. Infamousdave

    Custom spotter bottles

    All I am saying is that a multi-truck operation could easily spend $5,000 - $10,000+ per year in custom spotter bottles alone and no one bothers to determine if there is an actual ROI?
  22. Infamousdave

    Custom spotter bottles

    Really? How can it be the single best marketing idea you've ever come up with if you can't even quantify ROI?
  23. Infamousdave

    Custom spotter bottles

    I'm certainly not insinuating that the spotter program doesn't work but it doesn't matter if your number is kept in the house if they never use it to call you. I just thought someone would have some good numbers on this by now.
  24. Infamousdave

    Facebook Hi-Jacking

    Just delete. This is never the right answer: Although plenty of business owners seem to think it is.
  25. Infamousdave

    Custom spotter bottles

    No one has actual return on investment numbers on this? I see a lot of speculation but no proof.