Spelling mistake on flyers

Discussion in 'Advertising Offline/Online & Canvassing' started by Kevin kiernan, Mar 2, 2014.

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  1. Kevin kiernan

    Kevin kiernan Newcomer
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    Just got 5000 flyers printed at a pretty penny. And have spelt the word "guarantee" wrong.Very stupid mistake i know!

    I had an idea tho. Was to post them with an accompanying competition that says something along the lines of "we have spelt a word wrong on this flyer, find the mispelt word and enter it on our website to be entered in to our monthly draw. Winner will win a free gutter, fascia and soffit clean"

    I was thinking this would be a good save? It would also get them to read the whole flyer too ?

    Whats ur thoughts?
     
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  2. TolishAPurd

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    Just ditch em fella and put it down to experience. Btw, are you sure it was you that made the mistake? If you spelt it right in your proof then the printing company would be liable for it.
     
  3. Kevin kiernan

    Kevin kiernan Newcomer
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    I thought these cost me 100 quid. A gutter clean is gonna cost me 30 so that was my logic. I typed up the text but did not have an automatic spell checker on their site :-(

    Would potential clients think as less of the conpetition idea as u ? Lol
     
  4. TolishAPurd

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    Don't get me wrong, I like your spirit, but I just think you are highlighting a problem and making it worse. That and no one wants to hand there details out, especially for the 'chance' to win a £30 clean. Sorry mate, but I think its just going to tell 5000 potential customers that you cant spell. lol ALso, the last time I signed up my services for free (charity auction) the winner ended up being a guy with a house the size of 4 normal houses, leaded and georgian windows, and never been cleaned in 2 years- be careful with stuff like this, you could get more then you bargained for.

    Get in touch with the printing firm again and see if they can do you a reduced rate since they already have the artwork. They might just feel sorry for you and do you a good turn.

    Just my opinion.
     
  5. Kevin kiernan

    Kevin kiernan Newcomer
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    Haha what about handing them and see if anybody notice? Haha

    Seriously tho ill speak to printers tomorrow,
     
  6. TolishAPurd

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    You could just TipEx them all? ;)

    Seriously though, wait to see what others here say, I might just be being a bit picky.
     
  7. cheapncheerful

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    great idea but poss wouldn't bother i cant spell guarantee either....hey i got it right...my spelling be seriously **** but me got spell check for chrome ap and it does all the work...i don't think anyone would notice....its what your offering that counts....don't bin them...
     
  8. Smurf

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    I always get my worm in a mucking fuddle so my advice is just use them if the printers wont do a reprint for free.
    If anyone picks up the spelling mistake just say something like " Many thanks for pointing that out as I'm dyslexic and did not notice so will speak to the printers as they must be dyslexic too" :D
     
  9. shazzy692002

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    Don't throw them, half the people will throw them, I bet less then 10% will even notice
     
  10. Tuffers

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    What are you garanteeing?
     
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