Monday, March 16, 2009

Physical spam


On our dog walk this evening, we found that two neighborhoods to the south of us have been targeted by a new sort of marketing technique--in each yard was a bag containing a few rocks and a business card, apparently dropped by someone driving by who was too lazy to deliver them to the front door. In one neighborhood, these were like the ones pictured, in a ziploc bag with a card advertising a landscaping service. In another neighborhood, they were in twist-tied baggies with a piece of paper advertising a cleaning service.

This doesn't seem to me like a very effective method of advertising. The door hanger flyers are annoying already, but these are worse--it's like tossing trash into people's yards.

4 comments:

Eamon Knight said...

Well, obviously you need to hire their landscaping service to pick up the trash that people throw into your yard....

Or something.

Jim Lippard said...

My thought was printing up flyers saying "I've cleaned up your yard of junk that people have thrown into it, if you need any other yard service, please call ..." and then taking all of those baggies.

John Lynch said...

We've been getting this in Tempe for years. I had assumed it was happening everywhere.

Gridman said...

I suppose a complaint to the city might be in order... they conveniently left their name for you...