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Yellow Pages

Posted by denzle (Denzle), 16 January 2004
Hi everyone,
My new Yellow Pages add came out 2 days ago, and already had 2 very lucrative jobs come from it. So far with what those 2 jobs will earn over the coming 12 months it has paid for over half of the advert cost.
Something for the guys that want to get more in, to think about.
Denzle
Posted by Terry_Burrows (Terry_Burrows), 16 January 2004
Winkhope your right we have just done the same ours comes out in march Shocked in  2 editions and then in august all different areas plus we are on yell.com which has done nothing Huh Sadso we are going large with them Huh
Posted by shinnyshinner (shinnyshinner), 16 January 2004
Hi terry.
You not had much luck either,
All I got was 4 enquires, one I called you about, the other 2, too far away and one I done.Just about covered add.
Next year will go for the free advert which I'm sure you can still do on yell.com.
What sort of price did they quote you with the yellow pages as got a meeting with them on the 22nd Jan.
Cheers
Alan


Posted by Majestic (Majestic), 16 January 2004
Shinney,
I have just sorted out my add with then , when they called me they quoted me a price and I told them that I was not interested as I had enough work  from my last years add, so they gave me a new quote which was even better than  last years one . If you let them think that you are not to keen you could end up with a better deal  Cool
Posted by shinnyshinner (shinnyshinner), 16 January 2004
Hi majestic.
What sort of size add you got and what sort off money is it? a lot? I wasted a bomb on adverts last yr so not going to do the same this year.
Cheers Mate
Alan
Ps do they do free listings on yellow pages and if so is it just a name address under category. Cheers

Posted by Majestic (Majestic), 16 January 2004
Hi Shinney,
I have a business card size add and it cost 170 ,
I dont know if they do a free add , do you have a thompson local as they do one  Cool
Posted by shinnyshinner (shinnyshinner), 16 January 2004
Hi majestic
I went on the thompson online site and there was a link for a free listings on there.
Filled details in no one got back though.
Is this directory any good as good as yellow pages?
The size you got would they normally want up to 300. for it?
They make some money out of a page we are in the wrong business mate
Cheers
Alan
Posted by Majestic (Majestic), 16 January 2004
Hi Shinney,
The same happened to me with thompson it was weeks until they phoned me and then it was just to make sure that I was who I said I was and  was not someone winding them up. I have had the odd call from it , more luck with the yellow pages. its just another place to get your name

Posted by shinnyshinner (shinnyshinner), 16 January 2004
Hi majestic
A mate of mine spent 1500. with yellow pages last year and not getting the returns  Embarassed on most areas, but came up with a idea he had his advert placed on a red back ground bottom middle quite catching stands out from the rest. was thinking on this idea.
Not 1500. though no way, I too was thinking around 200 mark.If lucky
Alan

Posted by Majestic (Majestic), 16 January 2004
They offered me a add within the Fed block add it was about 5 lines 2 of them in bold print  ,the other 3 normal for 80 and every other line I wanted  was about 15, but I have the fed logo in my add so I did not bother with that. Have you thought of having your add on the back of a bus , I dont know what sort of money they charge .
John
Posted by shinnyshinner (shinnyshinner), 16 January 2004
Hi majestic
Interesting one with the bus. quite expensive I would of though??
I'll have to look at the fed one will the rep that comes around mine know about it you thinkHuh
Will have to ask.
Cheers
mate
Alan

Posted by Majestic (Majestic), 17 January 2004
Hi Shinney I should think so mine told me that the fed are trying to promote themself and are putting a few quid into the pot  so you get it for less .Are you a member, I think that they put a advert for it in th envelope with  our last window talk .
John
Posted by shinnyshinner (shinnyshinner), 17 January 2004
Hi majestic.
Yes I'm a member did receive something about it have not had time to look through yet with work.
I find good reading on the throne for half hr nice and quiet. no disruptions.
Will ask the lady when she comes round
Alan


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