We hear this question all the time, and it’s 100% valid: is Facebook really any good for lead generation, or is it just a branding tool?Read More
Adam Zobel | A David Creation
There’s no doubt about it. We live in a digital world, with digital media pressing in all around us.
Marketing strategies are rapidly changing too, accommodating and keeping up with the times. 25 years ago, an ad in the yellow pages was a valuable tool, while today we’re on social media, uploading photos, videos, blogs, and more.
So, is print dead, or should it have a place in your marketing toolkit?Read More
Well, since you’re reading this, I guess you already know where we stand!
But in all seriousness, this is a huge question, especially as best practices for online marketing continue to evolve. The winds of change are always blowing, and we’re big on devoting time and resources to the methods and strategies that will work best for you and your contracting business.
So, with that said, here are a few thoughts to keep in mind.Read More
As a contractor, regardless of whether you’re in the roofing, painting, or remodeling industry, we know you’re always thinking a season or two ahead. And if you aren’t, you really should be.
Right now our clients across the country are prepping for winter, particularly in those areas that are most impacted by inclement weather. While you might assume that’s a problem only for those on the east coast, it really tends to hit our west coast friends too. After all, weeks of rain can halt production, creating similar issues to those facing snow and ice.
Bad weather is bad for business, no matter where you live!
So, what can you do about it?
I recently got off the phone with a new client, and in the course of the call we discussed social media strategy, photos, and video content for his commercial painting company.
He raised an awesome question: “Can’t we just use stock images?”
The idea makes sense! Stock images are abundant, pretty cheap, and can be stunning. Conversely, getting photos from your team can be tough, especially when everyone is busy and focused on just getting through the day.
So, why wouldn’t you make life simpler and go stock?
David and I have been receiving more and more requests for help with hiring efforts. From California to New York, Alabama to Oregon, painting companies need quality applicants, and many needed them YESTERDAY.
After 3 fruitless months trying to convince young people at local high schools and colleges to explore a painting career, Elsie Hobbs, business manager at Pristine Painting, had a unique idea.
I often hear this question while working with our clients in the contracting and painting industry: “Where should I be posting on social media?”
I love this question, mostly because it means that the asker knows that “everywhere” isn’t the right answer. You’ve got to plan your social strategy based on your target audience, the level of visibility you can expect, and where your current clients are hanging out online.
More on that another time…
For now, I wanted to share a couple quick tips about a resource I hope you ARE using: your Google My Business page.