Best places to hang up POSTERS/FLYERS to advertise your business? The library?

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Hi all,

I was just wondering what people have done in terms of offline promotion for promoting their business by putting up posters and/or flyers, and if so, where you've found are generally good or acceptable places to put them?

I was thinking the library however i'm not sure if it is legal as they are designed as "Community notice boards" rather than a place for people to advertise their business :confused:

Any advice would be appreciated
#internet marketing #advertise #business #hang #library #places #posters or flyers

  • Profile picture of the author Dalun
    what is your niche?
  • Profile picture of the author Ricky Parker
    i can tell you i am the guy that is always ripping the flyers down!
  • Profile picture of the author Dalun
    well anyways the best places to put flyers are places where people in your niche frequent
  • Profile picture of the author Ricky Parker
    Originally Posted by Dalun View Post

    well anyways the best places to put flyers are places where people in your niche frequent
    like urinals? I go there a lot!
  • Profile picture of the author mr2monster
    Originally Posted by Ricky Parker View Post

    like urinals? I go there a lot!

    I love urinal flyers... haha. they always have hot women, singles dating, adverntures2000 and Kart racing flyers at the bathrooms I frequent.
  • Profile picture of the author Calamaroo
    I guess you can insert your flyers inside books that your target audience would read. Dog training flyers inside pet books. How to earn passive income flyers inside Rich Dad Poor Dad.

    BTW, if you find a book that already has a flyer in it, move on to the next book. Respect the person that got there before you did.
  • Profile picture of the author GeezerXtreme
    Thanks for the replies guys.

    As for our niche, the one I'd be looking to promote is High Definition Wireless Surveillance cameras as it gives us a chance to show a visual sample of how much better the quality is than regular analogue surveillance. I've been swaying back and forth about the idea of putting flyers/business cards inside library books; it might work, but it just seems so "trashy", I'm not sure whether it would help or hurt the business image
  • Profile picture of the author Ricky Parker
    Originally Posted by Calamaroo View Post

    I guess you can insert your flyers inside books that your target audience would read. Dog training flyers inside pet books. How to earn passive income flyers inside Rich Dad Poor Dad.

    BTW, if you find a book that already has a flyer in it, move on to the next book. Respect the person that got there before you did.
    yes! lets liter up someones store with garbage. Great idea!

    How about tagging up your neighbors car too with your hop link so he gets the point you want him to buy thru ur aff. link. I would suggest that old one on how to run your car on water.
  • Profile picture of the author abednego
    Originally Posted by mr2monster View Post

    I love urinal flyers... haha. they always have hot women, singles dating, adverntures2000 and Kart racing flyers at the bathrooms I frequent.
    Those ads always interested me the most. I remember promotions where girls get to go free if wearing a bikini'

    Do guys really go to those kinda places to look at women? The thought just seems really odd to me, "man, I really wanna look at some cute girls... I should go to the kart racing place..."
  • Profile picture of the author GeezerXtreme
    Originally Posted by Dalun View Post

    well anyways the best places to put flyers are places where people in your niche frequent
    The only problem with that is the places they frequent aren't really places where you can put up flyers or posters, heh.
  • Profile picture of the author Always-A-Warrior
    Yea the Library. sell ebooks. lol

    For the time, money, gas, etc. to spend spreading your flyers all over the town you'd be better off spreading butter on bread. Flyers are for concerts, yard sales and things of that nature. You place a flyer about internet business anywhere and I'll bet someone will take it down to either bring it home for reference (1 person) and do nothing with it or tear it down because they think its another scam.

    If you want to do offline business you've got to go direct to the source which is the company's front door.
  • Profile picture of the author Always-A-Warrior
    High Definition Wireless Surveillance cameras?. Ok now we're talking. Here's the #1 people you should be talking to ... Real Estate Agents, Local Contractors, etc.

    I tried this niche before but my competition was too strong. They made a name for themselves in my local community.
  • Profile picture of the author E. Brian Rose
    Originally Posted by GeezerXtreme View Post

    Thanks for the replies guys.

    As for our niche, the one I'd be looking to promote is High Definition Wireless Surveillance cameras as it gives us a chance to show a visual sample of how much better the quality is than regular analogue surveillance. I've been swaying back and forth about the idea of putting flyers/business cards inside library books; it might work, but it just seems so "trashy", I'm not sure whether it would help or hurt the business image

    I'm pretty sure that people searching for high tech gadgets aren't researching by going to the library and reading five year old books. Your demographic is online. Save the fliers for your next yard sale.
  • Profile picture of the author GeezerXtreme
    Originally Posted by E. Brian Rose View Post

    I'm pretty sure that people searching for high tech gadgets aren't researching by going to the library and reading five year old books. Your demographic is online. Save the fliers for your next yard sale.
    I understand the best way to reach the appropriate audience is "online", but honestly it is a bit played out. You can only do so much SEO, Youtube, direct E-mail marketing etc etc and then have to basically sit back and hope for a reaction.

    Plus I figure that most of the slightly older people in middle-upper management are still prone to paying attention to offline marketing techniques as they weren't raised on computers like most of the rest of us.
  • Profile picture of the author E. Brian Rose
    Originally Posted by GeezerXtreme View Post

    I understand the best way to reach the appropriate audience is "online", but honestly it is a bit played out. You can only do so much SEO, Youtube, direct E-mail marketing etc etc and then have to basically sit back and hope for a reaction.

    Plus I figure that most of the slightly older people in middle-upper management are still prone to paying attention to offline marketing techniques as they weren't raised on computers like most of the rest of us.
    If you want to reach middle-upper management with your offline advertising, do you really think that fliers at a library will do the trick?

    AdWords is still the king if you are selling tangible products. If you are adamant on offline advertising, then buy some ad space in a relevant magazine.
  • Profile picture of the author GeezerXtreme
    Originally Posted by E. Brian Rose View Post

    If you want to reach middle-upper management with your offline advertising, do you really think that fliers at a library will do the trick?

    AdWords is still the king if you are selling tangible products. If you are adamant on offline advertising, then buy some ad space in a relevant magazine.
    Yeah, I've been doing research on advertising in a specific trade magazine targeted specifically at Management/Decision makers in the resort and accommodation industry, would work out to approximately $0.02 per view, now I just need to convince management that it's worth the investment

    Thanks for the advice anyway
  • Profile picture of the author JonAlfredsson
    Yeah.. Urinals would be great. LOL! people would never miss it. Anyway, first determine what is your niche then maybe you could be a research where to best place your flyers. Library could be a good idea but there are still other things that could help you.

    Example: about pets - post flyers in pet shops
    about vehicles - post them in car shops.
  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
    There aren't many, if any, public places that you can legally put flyers and posters. There are places of business where you can ask if you can put one up, but good luck with that.

    You also can't distribute flyers in a parking lot. Did that once a long time ago and was threatened with a lawsuit if I ever did it again.

    But think about it ... flyers laying all over public places isn't going to make your business look professional. Professionals will take out an ad in the newspaper or magazines, etc. They don't litter.
  • Profile picture of the author Kevin AKA Hubcap
    Instead of posting flyers in the library why not give a presentation in the library on online marketing for brick and mortar business?

    Kevin
  • Profile picture of the author marck_don
    Makes me think about way back when I was organizing and promoting party's. Learned a lot of "offline" skills back then that also apply to online marketing. Most imported: which group or you targeting? If you're selling books, the library would be fine. If you're promoting your restaurant it's better to advertise near your competitors. Just like online marketing it's all about targeted traffic!

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