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Reverse Graffiti Advertising Offer

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vitalise

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I am making this post to offer the services of Vitalise to everyone on the board!

In particular this is reference to the much discussed reverse graffiti/dirty street thread where some of you will have seen this advertising method for the first time.
http://www.scottishbusinessforums.co.uk/forums/marketing-my-business/2031-heres-new-way-advertise-dirty-street.html

At vitalise we specialise in this innovative type of advertising. Not only do we create and apply the adverts..we create a strategy to determine the most effective placement of them in the areas you would like them.

As a exclusive offer to SBF members I'd like to offer 10% from the normal price. So for example if you would like 20 adverts in the busiest streets of Glasgow city centre the normal rate is £899 but we are happy to go with £810 and increase the number of adverts to 25 on top of that.

We also love bigger projects... if you have a brand or a company and you want your name to be in every main street over the central belt in Scotland then that is something we can do for you. Glasgow Stirling Edinburgh...we can apply 20 adverts in each city for £1799 less 10% = £1620 for blanket coverage throughout the country.

If you have any questions or wish to speak to me about this you can mail me at [email protected] or contact me direct - 07976 417 178


Cheers, Neale
 
stugster

stugster

Active Member
Verified Member
Hi Neale,

Just out of interest, what length of time are the adverts legible for? What happens if they are defaced; do you guys do a "respray" for free?

Have you got any previous clients that have shown the viability of this kind of advertising?
 
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vitalise

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We've found that they stay legible with a great degree of clarity for around 2 months. If the situation arises that they are defaced or fade at an unforseen rate then we respray for free within that 2 month period :)

Our most recent client crepe a criossant were very satisfied, and we also had previously carried out a trial with our own logo in our local area and it works well.

Hope thats of some help!

cheers,

Neale
 
stugster

stugster

Active Member
Verified Member
Neale,

As you know, i think this is a fantastic idea. Just makes it even better to have some guarantees behind it (like you do) when pushing it out :)
 
Mike Lewis

Mike Lewis

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So, why is it called reverse graffiti? Looks like any other graffiti to me.

Mike
 
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vitalise

New Member
It's referred to as reverse because the effect is achieved without paint :) Instead it is water cleaning a temporary design into the ground. Not to everyones taste i know :laugh:
 
Mike Lewis

Mike Lewis

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it is water cleaning a temporary design into the ground.
Ah, so you're saying the ground was previously dirty, and the design consists of the spots where the dirt has been washed away? I didn't realise that.

I suppose that's better than applying paint to the surface, but personally I'd rather see the entire dirty area cleaned.

Mike
 
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adman

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great idea, I have seen this around - supposedly invented by a guy from Leeds called Moose. Do you mind me asking what kind of equipment is used to achieve this affect? I was thinking it is probably a cold water pressure washer but wouldn't that be too powerful for some surfaces?
 
but personally I'd rather see the entire dirty area cleaned.
I suspect many of us would... But it's not happening! Which is why there's an opportunity for these guys... Can't say I really 'approve' of the idea, but if the local councils were doing their job properly it wouldn't be possible, so this might be the kick up the backside they need!

I have to say I admire these folk's enterprise. And their bottle... Operationally this must be hard work in every sense. It's likely to slot in well to many marketing campaigns though, and I wish them well with it...
 
Mike Lewis

Mike Lewis

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Matt, yes I guess I agree with that. I certainly don't blame these folk for exploiting the opportunity.

Mike
 
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Baldeagle

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what's to stop me or anyone else from setting up a rival business washing away your adverts for any local competitors of your clients? I dont even need a steel template just a steam cleaner..
 
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Baldeagle

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just another niggle. Do you specify a time period that the advert will be visible for? If so what is to stop me, or anyone else for that matter, ordering an advert using a credit card then "removing" the advert ourselves with our own steam cleaner before the period has expired and then claiming the credit card payment from you under the "non-receipt of goods and services" condition on a credit agreement?

There is a risk with this method of advertising to any client in that you dont own the advertising space and therefore have no control over the advertising period in a similar way to fly posting.

I think it is a great idea, honestly, but I am just picking at the downside or ways to manipulate it
 
what's to stop me or anyone else from setting up a rival business washing away your adverts for any local competitors of your clients? I dont even need a steel template just a steam cleaner..
I feel a Bill Forsyth Style comedy coming on...:001_tt2:

...Hypothetically ....What's to prevent me and a bunch of other journalists springing on this mean-spiritedness and supplying you with a whole raft of negative publicity that gets you and your clients blackballed for years?

The councils will shut it down soon enough... But this just adds to the entertainment...
 
And yes it IS a great idea.... But one with a finite life to it which could net someone with the right set up and exit strategies a tidy sum..
 
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vitalise

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what's to stop me or anyone else from setting up a rival business washing away your adverts for any local competitors of your clients? I dont even need a steel template just a steam cleaner..
That would be very very harsh! haha! true it is possible..although maybe more hassle than its worth...i.e find where all the designs are, hire equipment to get rid of them etc...hopefully nobody will be doing that to me :p
 
Scottish Business Owner

Scottish Business Owner

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Anyone want to invest in my new concept. Reverse Reverse Graffiti? :p

Totally agree with vitalise tracking the ads down etc would make it totally not worth while.
 
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Baldeagle

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you wouldnt really need to track them all down just the ones "on your own turf". Ideally an add for Costa would be at the doorstep of Starbucks, Starbucks could easily either retaliate with their own add and clean their own step. All you would have to do is to ransom the coffee shop... go to Starbucks and write the words "Costa" in the pavement, give them a call next day offering your services and away you go.

Dont blame the player, blame the game

I dont really see a massive valuation in a company doing this simply because you dont own anything, not the space or the ability to do it. It needs to be a cash cow, milk the short term for all you can.
 
you wouldnt really need to track them all down just the ones "on your own turf". Ideally an add for Costa would be at the doorstep of Starbucks, Starbucks could easily either retaliate with their own add and clean their own step. All you would have to do is to ransom the coffee shop... go to Starbucks and write the words "Costa" in the pavement, give them a call next day offering your services and away you go.
:lol::lol::lol:

Well I might as well buy the Filmstock and book the cinema for the Premiere....

Ewan McGregor and Bobby Carlisle star in

"Karcher Us If You Can"
 
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Baldeagle

New Member
how long have you been waiting to crack that one? mods? lock this thread.

if you are going to carry around a pressure washer all day make sure its not a heavy un (evian get it?)
 

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