Darrell Backen Digital Marketing: British Columbia

The evolution of the magazine from print ...to online ...to mobile!  Instead of truckloads of magazines ... a simple app on mobile!!! Always There When You Need It. No Waste, No recycling, No Damage to the Environment... Totally Green Instead of the page in a magazine you get your complete information. Websites LinkedIn Facebook Featured In the News Pinterest Google+ Networking Associations Email Right Converts your viewers to instantly view your mobile website if you have one Direct connect to any employee you choose to list

THE $30 PAINT JOB

THE $30 PAINT JOB. On this older vehicle that was not in the greatest of shape I didn't want to invest the $1000 it would have taken to put the body in shape and paint it. I decided to try an experiment and paint it by BRUSH AND ROLLER! This sounds ridiculous but it was only my rough usage truck that had cost me next to nothing and it looked so bad I had to do something. I tried the brush and roller method out first on the interior of the box and the results weren't that bad so I finished the truck off in about 3 hours with a brush, a FOAM roller (to leave no visible roller marks), and two gallons of Hi-gloss oilhouse paint! I followed the body lines and made the paint job a two-tone with my company colors. The amazing thing was that it looked great from 10 feet away which is as close as the customer usually comes to the truck when it is on the job site. I actually had compliments on how bright and clean my truck was! When you put your signs on the truck people tend to regard your vehicle as a company truck. It seems more professional to have an older painted up truck with signs on it than a shiny new vehicle that is 'anonymous'. Something I could never understand is why so many tradesmen service their customers without a sign on their vehicle. They lose thousands of dollars worth of in-the -area business this way. As we can see by this example it doesn't have to cost a fortune to look like you really are in business.

Comment balloon 1 commentDarrell Backen • March 08 2010 11:47PM
THE $30 PAINT JOB
share
THE $30 PAINT JOB. On this older vehicle that was not in the greatest of shape I didn't want to invest the $1000 it would have taken to put the body in shape and paint it. I decided to try an experiment and p aint it by BRUSH AND ROLLER! This sounds… more
RESTORED VINTAGE VEHICLES.
share
RESTORED VINTAGE VEHICLES. I have had more fun and profit by restoring older pick-up trucks and using them for my company vehicles than by utilizing any of the new vehicles I have bought. These vintage trucks are real eye-catchers and put my company… more
RESTORED VINTAGE VEHICLES.
share
RESTORED VINTAGE VEHICLES. I have had more fun and profit by restoring older pick-up trucks and using them for my company vehicles than by utilizing any of the new vehicles I have bought. These vintage trucks are real eye-catchers and put my company… more
COMPANY VEHICLE PARADE.
share
COMPANY VEHICLE PARADE. This is such a simple concept, I don't know why more companies don't do this. If you have 3 or more company vehicles that are painted up in company colors you should stage an informal parade or convoy. To see 3 or more… more
PARADE PROMOTIONS
share
PARADE PROMOTIONS. This is the time to have some people in your uniforms handing out $5 gift certificates to the crowds as your float goes by. You may want to have one of your aerating machines [clean of course] on display as well. more
PARADES
share
PARADES. This is a outstanding time to show off any unusual vehicles you have acquired. Of course, they will have your logo on them even if it is only a banner for the day! Many of the large companies restore and build specialty vehicles just for… more
ENVELOPE SPONSORSHIP.
share
ENVELOPE SPONSORSHIP. This unique idea may be beneficial to local charities and other groups on a tight budget. You could approach them and explain that you would be willing to purchase all of their stationary sup plies provided you could place a… more
Choosing Business Phone Systems Business Phone Systemsby TMSI… Oval…
share
Choosing Business Phone Systems Business Phone Systems by TMSI… Oval Living Interview TMSI's mission is to deliver communications solutions to Small and Medium businesses across Canada by offering the latest telecommunications hardware and… more
Quality European House Painter of Homes in West and North Vancouver,…
share
Quality European House Painter of Homes in West and North Vancouver, West Vancouver Neighbourhoods and Vancouver Westside nluding Dunbar, Kerrisdale, Southlands, Shaughnessy, Park Royal, British Properties, Hollyburn, Ambleside, Chartwell, Glenmore,… more
Quality European House Painter of Homes in West and North Vancouver,…
share
Quality European House Painter of Homes in West and North Vancouver, West Vancouver Neighbourhoods and Vancouver Westside HOME PAINTERS IN VANCOUVER BC.. HOUSE PAINTING TIPS FROM Z. C. PATOC, PAINTER OF FINE HOMES SINCE 1974… Oval Living… more