Sunday, October 14, 2007

Great Marketing System


On Sunday mornings DH and I sneak over to a fantastic bakery in Minneapolis, the Rustica, on the corner of 46th Street and Bryant Avenue. As we left today we ran into Mark Vickerman, a realtor at Maple Lane Realty who gives away pumpkins each year to patrons of the bakery and coffee shop. We got two beauties for our grandkids. What a marvelous marketing system for his business. So, if any of you "out there" are in the market for a new residence or if you are moving to the Twin Cities, visit Mark's website at www.maplelanerealty.com.

25 comments:

  1. It is a great marketing technique.

    Nice photo too.

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  2. pumpkins everywhere hehe. how are u kate its been a long time since i last visit here.

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  3. Great idea!
    It's starting to look chilly up there :)

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  4. I love his idea -- sure that he does great business.

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  5. What a great thing to do. Realtors in this area give out flags around Memorial or Labor Days.

    By the way, Kate, I'm it, and I'm tagging you. To get more information on playing, go to Nashville Daily Photo

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  6. A very nice marketing idea. People will remember who he is.

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  7. If he's anything like the realtors of my experience, he'll probably tell you it's got 3 bedrooms, a luxury kitchen and an amazing view....!

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  8. Halloween is fast approaching. Amazing...only seems like yesterday, that I was carving the last pumpkin!

    Check out TORUŃ DAILY PHOTO today as we are running a special competition...with a prize!!!

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  9. They're beauties!
    Sorry I haven’t visited as much as I would like lately. I have been hellish busy, not least because I am standing for election as a presidential officer in our teacher union – lots of extra campaigning work, and also trying to keep the home fires burning, and the blog going!

    Sydney Daily Photo

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  10. Great idea for marketing....giving something back to the community.

    Thanks for visiting my NorthBayPhoto blog.

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  11. Pumpkins are everywhere now. I got a small one for my coffee table and have to still get one for outside.

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  12. A good idea indeed and some especially good looking subjects in your photo.

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  13. Great gimmick...but in today's real estate market, he'll need a lot more...Maybe a pumpkin pie? ;-)

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  14. You need to show the pumpkins once they have been "prepared" for Halloween!

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  15. pumpkins! we call them calabazas. and those are really huuuuge!!
    great catch!!

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  16. I wonder if he has a pumpkin field and these were his investments? And that cute little marketer alongside him - very appealing.

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  17. I'm sure you'll show us these pumkins when they will have been carved!

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  18. Great marketing idea and nice photo. I've never taken part in the pumpkin carving but that must be great fun.

    Thanks so much for your comments on Menton DP and Monte Carlo DP whilst I was away, Kate.

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  19. Giving away pumpkins. A very cute idea.

    Plus, if they grow there, like they grow here, it wouldn't be too much of an outlay for him, to purchase them, to give away. They are very prolific around 'my neck of the woods.' ,-)

    Mari-Nanci
    Photos-City-Mine

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  20. Nice picture and great idea. Thanks for visiting Ystad Daily Photo. It's interesting that you mention the muslim association. I guess we can blame the media. I think their often exaggerated focus on muslim issues, makes us react this way.

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  21. That is a great idea. Who doesn't love pumpkins? Just noticing the girl's shoes...is it still warm enough in St Paul to wear Crocs?!

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  22. Hi Kate! Just to let you know that I have tagged you over at Toruń Daily Photo. Pop on over and follow the instructions!

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  23. Nice photo, Kate!

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  24. It's almost invariably simple good things like this that restore my faith in humanity.

    I fully understand that many folks don't have the same beliefs and political views I do, but everyone can relate to plain old good heartedness.

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  25. Today's post on Hyde Daily Photo is Pumpkins Galore and I've included links to more than sixty pumpkin posts on blogs around the world including your own. Happy halloween to everyone.

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