The best place to find great restoration marketing ideas, you ask? Obviously, I’m a little biased on this one… but, I’m woman enough to recommend some great websites to use as resources for marketing ideas in the property restoration, because, if we’re honest with ourselves, there’s no such things as too many marketing ideas, right?

Ok yes, that was a shameless self promotion, but let me explain – this website is SOLELY to provide restoration marketing ideas to sale professionals in our industry. Plain and simple. It was started because I saw a severe lack of a one-stop-marketing-ideas-shop where professionals from any company could come together and find solid marketing plans, websites, recommendations, and more. It was born from a need to find industry specific information – not construction information that has to be tailored to property restoration. You can also join our online Linkedin group here.

Chris Perry has no idea this blog exists, but I do find some of his tweets to be very geared toward restoration marketing. No, this isn’t a blog, it’s a micro-blog. 140 characters mostly choc full of interesting marketing facts, tips, and a few quality quotes. His website, www.morefloods.com - http://www.morefloods.com/ , is also a resource, but you’ll have to pay to attend various classes (hey, no such this as a free lunch, right?).

You’ve gotta love the sincerity and bluntness a forum-like environment brings about. It’s why I recommend my third resource as ContractorTalk.com. Contractor Talk came to light during a Google search for Marketing ideas when I happened upon a thread of “5 Marketing ideas that DO NOT WORK.” Ha! Uncensored and to the point – exactly what you need when finding marketing ideas. If they don’t work, they don’t work.

I’ll have to check in with Mark on how one can sign up for these newsletters, but connecting with him on newsletter - http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=25994318&authType=NAME_SEARCH&authToken=MdPK&locale=en_US&srchid=022c9f59-6406-485a-8d1c-8826d1508761-0&srchindex=1&srchtotal=1574&goback=%2Efps_PBCK_mark+gibson_*1_*1_*1_*1_*1_*1_*2_*1_Y_*1_*1_*1_false_1_R_*1_*51_*1_*51_true_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2&pvs=ps&trk=pp_profile_name_link" target="_blank">Linkedin should get you on the list … somehow. It’s how I ended up on there at least. Mark’s yay for newsletters!).

I love Linkedin. It’s a great place for people from all areas to network, share information, and collaborate. Restoration Business Owners and Managers group is no different. Comprised of nearly 2,000+ members, there’s a constant stream of information being posted in this group! Servpro, Servicemaster, Paul Davis, etc etc etc… doesn’t matter who you are, this place is for anyone in the industry looking for information outside their own little bubbles.

….. ok one more bonus round….

  • AskDickWagner.com - http://www.askdickwagner.com/

I don’t know how I missed this guy, but his marketing blog is probably the best bet in finding some really useful informative articles about restoration marketing. Check out his articles page for a list of a ton of blog posts on restoration marketing!

 

4 Comments

 

  1. May 2, 2013  10:57 am by Tish Reply

    GREAT website with crucial AND fun information. Check out mine to see if it rates with your top 5. I've marketing in the trenches for years and am dedicated to training those coming up to SERVE and not SELL their client base and new prospects. I look forward to hearing from you...Tish Hummer

    • May 2, 2013  11:01 am by MarketingGenius Reply

      Appreciate the support Tish! Always nice to hear from a fellow veteran of the marketing field. I wish I could get those words tattooed "Serve not Sell" ... in fact, if you were ever interested in guest blogging on this site, please let me know! Would love to have some more insight!! Chat soon :) - Kim

  2. May 14, 2013  1:34 pm by Chris Perry Reply

    Thanks for the shout-out! Glad you enjoy my posts & tips as much as I enjoy your blog :)

    This marketing stuff's fun, isn't it?! There's something about working with good people and transforming businesses (and lives) that makes our jobs fantastic! That Confucius guy really knew his stuff when he said “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."

    And as much as I'd LOVE to take credit for www.MoreFloods.com, I simply can't. I'm simply a piece of a much bigger pie. We transform our members through our proven marketing and operational methods and I help drive the marketing development and support side. We have a great team and some fantastic members that make my job easy (and make me look good)!

    Keep up the great work with the blog & reach out anytime!

    --Chris Perry
    866-667-3356
    chrisp@morefloods.com
    www.facebook.com/RestorationMarketer
    www.twitter.com/cc_perry

  3. May 14, 2013  3:19 pm by Mark Gibson Reply

    Hi Kim,

    Thank you very much for including me in this prestigious list! If someone would like to be added to my newsletter list, all they need to do is send me their name and email address. A lot of those articles also end up on my blog, "Any Major Dude Will Tell You", found here: http://1markgib13.blogspot.com/

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