You know your marketing stinks..when!

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You know your marketing stinks...when!

We all go to a lot of effort in our attempts to make sure our marketing efforts and dollars have the most impact for our target audience.  I thought this engaging entrepreneur hit the nail on the head with his creative marketing tact!  Hey you may think his marketing is just a pile of pooh but this guy knows how to grab his targets attention.

I know the photo stinks but I was on the move doing something I should not, taking a photo with my iPhone while driving.  BTW I think I will stick to my line of work.

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Robert Bob Gilbert
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties - Katy, TX
Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert


That kind of marketing always gets attention and many times a lot of business. Some how I can imagine a Realtor being able to generate leads from advertising like this but who knows.. People are strange as we all know. I like your picture but be careful taking the picture while driving as this might end up being a grande no bueno!

Sep 05, 2012 08:03 AM #18
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Thanks for the laugh...It really speaks volumes, have a great rest of the week, and thanks for reminding it is wordless wednesday,my how time flies. A

Sep 05, 2012 08:29 AM #19
Ron Marshall
Marshall Enterprises - Saint Michael, MN
Birdhouse Builder Extraordinaire

Smart idea!  Maybe I can put a birdhouse on the top of my truck.  No, that would be shades of Seamus...can't do that to the poor birds who want to live there!

Sep 05, 2012 08:56 AM #20
Kathy Stoltman
Rockwood Realty - Ventura, CA
Ventura County Real Estate Consultant 805-746-1793

There it is in plain sight, no guessing what line of work he does, I bet he gets business from it.

Sep 05, 2012 09:08 AM #21
Carie Shapiro
North Shore Suburbs & Chicago Real Estate - Evanston, IL

Now that's what I would call visually effective marketing.  No question what he does for a living and/or what his business is all about.  Definitely gets your attention and isn't that what advertising is all about :)

Sep 05, 2012 09:11 AM #22
Wayne Bennett
One Home Team Realty/Charlotte,NC 704-293-3931 - Charlotte, NC
Real Estate...As It Should Be

Creative marketing, etched in my mind....the only thing funnier would be seeing it in person...certainly never foget it

Sep 05, 2012 09:11 AM #23
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

I think I prefer the real estate business.  However, some real estate marketing could be in the same category as dog poop.

Have a great week and be sure to have your camera in hand to capture the special moments.

Sep 05, 2012 09:12 AM #24
Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

John, this one is too funny!    Sometimes our jobs stink, but theirs DOES ALL THE TIME!    LOL  THX for sharing!

Sep 05, 2012 09:13 AM #25
. 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC
What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779

whoaaa-ah...doggie!  now that is one fine photo you snapped, John.

Sep 05, 2012 09:13 AM #26
David Burrows
Classic Realty - Fairfax, VA
No Pressure, Just Seriously Devoted to Real Estate

John, the picture truly says it all. I'm with you..... I want to stick to my line of work, too! Thanks for sharing.

Sep 05, 2012 09:26 AM #27
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

John, He is getting the attention he wants. I would surely write his number down.

Sep 05, 2012 09:32 AM #28
Janis Borgueta
Key Properties of the Hudson Valley - Newburgh, NY
LIC RE Salesperson

John.. I've seen something like that before... but there is no way I' driving around in a truck like that.. ever!

Sep 05, 2012 09:53 AM #29
Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale
Coldwell Banker, Tahoe City, CA (530) 414-1260 - Tahoe City, CA
Tahoe Real Estate Agent Helping Buyers and Sellers

John - I have dogs so I'd be writing down their phone number to be on their service route.  Poop be gone!!!

Sep 05, 2012 10:16 AM #30
Richard Weisser
Richard Weisser Realty - Newnan, GA
Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional


Wow, that is some big pile of poop, and a very odd marketing ploy, but I'll bet it works.

Sep 05, 2012 11:09 AM #31
Ralph Janisch ABR CRS Broker
Janisch & Co. - Conroe, TX
Selling Northwest Houston to good people like you!

LOL John!!! Certainly not a job to aspire to.  At least Im not gonna aspire to it.

Sep 05, 2012 11:45 AM #32
Nick T Pappas
Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Hun... - Huntsville, AL
Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
John, good shot...very funny...and yes, I think I'll stick with my profession!
Sep 05, 2012 12:10 PM #33
Rose King
UTR, Texas Realtors - Friendswood, TX
Friendswood / Pearland / Houston Bay Area

LOL! I wouldn't want to drive around town with that pile of poop on top of my car, but the marketing is very effective. Sounds like a yucky job, though!

Sep 05, 2012 02:38 PM #34
John McCormack
Albuquerque Homes Realty * - Albuquerque, NM, Albuquerque Homes Realty

Believe it or not dog poop scooping is a booming business in the Albuquerque, Rio Rancho NM areas.  This guys is taking full advantage of the market :)  I'll stick to real estate ...

Sep 05, 2012 02:42 PM #35
Kathryn Maguire (757) 560-0881 - Chesapeake, VA
Serving Chesapeake, Norfolk, VA Beach

Hey, if your work is poop then why not have some on the roof of you car? 

Sep 05, 2012 09:59 PM #36
Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor
Keller Williams Realty - Redlands, CA
(909) 557-6966, GREEN, SFR, CHS-Redlands/Loma Lind
Hi John, I did not know there was any businesses that clee=aned up doggie messes. In my yard, it is either me or my gardner, Very creative though.
Sep 14, 2012 01:02 PM #37
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