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Hit the Repeat Button: 5 Surefire Ways to Keep Customers Coming Back

Repeat business is where it’s at. According to the book Marketing Metrics, businesses have a 60 to 70 percent chance of selling to an existing customer, while the probability of selling to a new prospect is only 5 to 20 percent.

Studies also show that repeat customers spend 33 percent more compared to new customers.

With the popularity of home improvement content on TV, YouTube and social media, your customer base is more sophisticated than ever. Even if they haven’t picked up a paint brush themselves, homeowners certainly know what to look for in a contractor.

In this article, we’ll take a look at five easy and effective things you can do in your everyday customer interactions to build your reputation and generate more repeat business.
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PCA Overdrive: ‘The Netflix of the Painting Industry’

Painting Contractors Association (PCA) has operated under a few different names over the years. One thing that hasn’t changed is the trade association’s mission to serve the coating and wall covering industry with standards, education, training, advocacy, and best practices essential to member success. Continue reading PCA Overdrive: ‘The Netflix of the Painting Industry’

Smart, Practical Marketing Ideas to Generate More Business Right Now

What kind of marketing should pro painters be doing now? PPC sat down with Al Pirozzoli, a marketing consultant who has helped numerous painting companies and other trades grow their business through good times and bad. Here is Al’s advice, along with some ideas designed to get you more business now.
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Marketing Strategies: 3 Quick Fixes to Make Your Website Stand Out

In today’s business environment, whether you serve homeowners or commercial accounts, it takes more than a good reputation to gain profitable painting projects. Among the pages on your website, three hold golden opportunities for you to connect with prospective customers, says sales and marketing specialist Al Pirozzoli: your about us page, bio page and contact us page. Continue reading Marketing Strategies: 3 Quick Fixes to Make Your Website Stand Out

How to Get the Most Out of the Top 5 Social Media Platforms

“Word of mouth.” That’s the answer you’d get if you ask many pro painters to name their favorite marketing strategy. They know that referrals from friends, neighbors and colleagues are some of the best advertising out there. In today’s world, word of mouth advertising isn’t just a person-to-person game. It’s gone digital as well. Continue reading How to Get the Most Out of the Top 5 Social Media Platforms

Contractor Q&A: Nick Slavik on Being a Master Craftsman and Hiring Right to Grow Your Company

Nick Slavik is a firm believer in the value of master craftsmanship, and he has carved out a profitable niche using “traditional finishing methods to create the best finishes for modern applications.” He’s also a savvy marketer and hosts a popular weekly Facebook Live show called Ask A Painter. PPC had a chance to sit down and talk shop with the owner of Nick Slavik Painting & Restoration Co. in New Prague, Minnesota. Here are some excerpts from our conversation:
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LinkedIn Company Pages: Are You Making the Most of Yours?

As a painting professional, you most likely have a personal LinkedIn page. But do you also have a LinkedIn page for your company? We sat down with Al Pirozzoli, a marketing consultant who has worked with numerous professional painting contracting companies, and asked him to help us understand the value of a LinkedIn company page, and how to make the best use of yours.
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Get Ready to Paint It Forward in 2018

Want to build your brand and give something back to your community? National Painting Week is a perfect opportunity to do both. This year’s nationwide event, sponsored by Sherwin-Williams, is scheduled for May 25-June 4. Continue reading Get Ready to Paint It Forward in 2018

How to Easily Make More Money on Every Estimate

Do you feel like the only way to make more money in your painting business is to find more clients, but you hate the thought of spending your extra cash on marketing?

This simple upselling strategy can add thousands of dollars (or more) to your personal income each year – without investing tons of money or time. Continue reading How to Easily Make More Money on Every Estimate