Marketing & social media

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stephanie barber
I'm marketing my business and I'd like to add some of the properties we maintain to my marketing materials and social media outlets. What steps should I take? I assume i must have their approval to post a photo of their business on my website, facebook page etc. How would you suggest I approach my clients with such a request? Basically, I just want to have some photo's taken of the fronts of the businesses and include those on my website and some photos of completed work
 

PistolPete

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Peter Dymond
You would in effect be asking them to recommend you so yes you need permission in writing.
I just post before & after pics of the work without any customer identifiable background like signs or logos.
I did a car dealership and photo shopped out the dealers name and car brand logos.
I did the same for a paint store.
People are most interested in the results not who you've done work for.
If you get written recommendations then you could set up a page with those testimonials and company names but I would make it clear on your intent to use them that way.

Several years ago I posted a FB post on my biz page with before & after pics of a kitchen floor at a 5* resort.
I made the mistake of using the 'check in' tag and the next day their legal Dept contacted me and made me take it down, even the photos with no tags.