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    Quote Originally Posted by gadfly56 View Post
    What I like about your graphics are the name and phone number are clearly visible. It's also uncluttered.

    What I like less is, I don't know for sure who you are. If I had to guess, it's "Mel Electric, Inc.". The lightning bolt up front is cute, but if I saw you driving by I'd probably think you were "El Electric". IMO, save the bolt for the middle where it would act as a divider between "Mel" and "Electric". Or "El" and "Electric". Or "I El" and "Electric".
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    Quote Originally Posted by gadfly56 View Post
    What I like less is, I don't know for sure who you are. If I had to guess, it's "Mel Electric, Inc.". The lightning bolt up front is cute, but if I saw you driving by I'd probably think you were "El Electric". IMO, save the bolt for the middle where it would act as a divider between "Mel" and "Electric". Or "El" and "Electric". Or "I El" and "Electric".
    I never really noticed that before. So used to seeing it I guess. Thanks for the feedback. I can definitely see it now.

    Quote Originally Posted by JFletcher View Post
    Is that your real phone number? Seems odd they'd give out 666 as the first three...
    Again, this one is lost on me. I think I found it amusing the first time too, but I don't even notice any more.

    Quote Originally Posted by Coppersmith View Post
    I thought the same thing at one time. I always ask people how they found out about me. To paraphrase what I said before, nobody has ever told me they called me because they saw my truck sitting in a neighbor's driveway. However, I have been told many times that a neighbor has recommended me. I don't think there is any correlation between the two events, but I've never asked that question.
    Yeah, I wonder if the neighbor recommendation is ever prompted by the truck. "Hey neighbor, I saw you had an electrician out today. Are they any good?" Hmm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JFletcher View Post
    Is that your real phone number? Seems odd they'd give out 666 as the first three...
    Yellow Cab of Tampa has two phone numbers: (813)666-6666 and (727)666-6666. Considering the number of churches around here it always seemed like a poor choice. It's definitely a memorable one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoldDigger View Post
    Initially 555, and in particular 555-1212 was used as the standard "not a number" number that could be freely used in TV, movies, radio, etc. so that nobody would be harassed by viewers trying the number they saw or heard.
    like...... 867-5309......

    it woulda sucked to have that number then, but
    now, it's worth a lot of money. people fight for
    that number.

    you can't BUY recognition like that.

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    Have you ever seen a Mr. Electric van? Dead simple...... bright yellow van with a name and phone number, and the website address at the bottom.

    I used to drive one. It works. People would see me next door and call. People would pass me on the road and call the office. People would literally flag me down on the highway to ask if I could come out that day. Sometimes they would ask what I charged per kWh

    There was nothing on the van about what I did specifically other than that there was an electrician inside it.

    Keep it simple!


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    I also had the first thought of: "Is that "Mel Electric?" But it only took a couple seconds to realize it had to be. However, I did have that thought.

    Quote Originally Posted by GoldDigger View Post
    Initially 555, and in particular 555-1212 was used as the standard "not a number" number that could be freely used in TV, movies, radio, etc. so that nobody would be harassed by viewers trying the number they saw or heard.
    Actually, 555-1212 was the lone exception, as all other 555-xxxx numbers were not used.

    555-1212 was the number for directory assistance.

    867-5309 is a classic, though!

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    With a name like "EL ELECTRICIAN" I would expect it to also say "Se habla Espanol".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fulthrotl View Post
    like...... 867-5309......

    it woulda sucked to have that number then, but
    now, it's worth a lot of money. people fight for
    that number.

    you can't BUY recognition like that.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WTdTwcmxyo
    Imagine a mortuary with that number. Could have been some interesting conversations on both ends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barbqranch View Post
    With a name like "EL ELECTRICIAN" I would expect it to also say "Se habla Espanol".
    Lol, funny.

    I have a magnetic sign I slap over the closed door of the panel when I'm working. There are a lot of Spanish speaking tradesmen here so it's written in Spanish on top and English on the bottom.

    ¬°Peligro! Electricista trabajando. No toque los disyuntores.

    Danger! Electrician working. Do not touch circuit breakers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coppersmith View Post
    Lol, funny.

    I have a magnetic sign I slap over the closed door of the panel when I'm working. There are a lot of Spanish speaking tradesmen here so it's written in Spanish on top and English on the bottom.

    ¬°Peligro! Electricista trabajando. No toque los disyuntores.

    Danger! Electrician working. Do not touch circuit breakers.
    What, no LOTO?

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