Choosing the right Car Magnet Company

I just Googled the search phrase “car magnets”, and I received 116 million results! A lot of those are for “car door magnets”, and those are intended for advertising your small business (contractors, realtors, etc.).

Google “fundraising car magnets” or “school car magnets” and you begin to find the companies that you will want to reach out to. “Fundraising car magnets” returned 548 Thousand results and “School car magnets” returned 57 million results. Not sure about you, but I don’t have time to go through every one of those to pick the best company.

To thin the herd, Google makes it a little easier. Google ranks all searches by relevance, company history, and other factors. So, not going too deep (only search the few top pages) should show you the companies who have been around the longest and have a positive reputation. Personally, I never click on the “sponsored listings”. These are the ones that have the small square with the word “Ad” in the heading. These companies have done nothing to earn this placement; they merely paid a lot of money to Google to get this listing at the top of the page. I could open a new company today and have my listing at the top of Page 1 tomorrow by doing this. Then I could go out of business in a week and never return any money for product that is unproven. So, avoid the “sponsored ads”.

Now that you’ve brought those 57 million listings down to 30 or less (only the first 3 pages), you can begin looking at their websites. There are a few (very few) companies like ARC Marketing that offer a full-service art department to help with you design your magnet for free (with a real live human working with you). Most have a computer-generated on-line design-tool that might work if you are happy using the same clip art and templates that they offer to everyone.

Okay, so now we know that there a lot of companies out there offering “car magnets”. With so many choices, how do you choose a company that won’t let you down? How can you tell a high-quality car magnet from a low quality car magnet?

Let’s “Bottom Line” this… is the least expensive car magnet the car magnet that you want for your fundraiser? Companies that advertise “Cheap Car Magnets” are not just talking about their price, they are also talking about their quality.

Saving 10 cents or 20 cents on your fundraising car magnets is going to make you look like a hero… for about 2 months! After that, those less expensive magnets begin to fade and fall apart. You see those cheap magnets on cars everywhere… only you can’t read what they say! Are you ready to start refunding money to the people who bought your magnet and now are complaining that it has fallen apart?

ARC Marketing makes the best car magnets in America, and we guarantee that they will not fade or fall apart. Request a sample magnet from us and compare it to any other car magnet. The difference is obvious. Don’t ruin your fundraiser by using the cheapest magnets you can find!

Are you ready to start making money for your group? Then give me a call at 760-743-6340 or email me at russell@arcmktg.com immediately!!!

Custom Car Magnets

 

Custom Car Magnets

Custom Car Magnets…

When you search for “custom car magnets”, Google returns more than 5 million results. Each company offering custom car magnets has a different definition of the word “custom”.

Quite a few of these companies, to reduce staff and payroll expenses have eliminated their art departments completely. They now have you design your own magnet using software that they have built into their website. I guess their philosophy is that over a year or so, the money that they saved by firing their artists will pay for the new software. The downside to that is their software is not ready for prime-time. It really doesn’t work well. When it does work, you get a choice of maybe a dozen fonts, and perhaps a few pieces of clip-art. The resulting finished magnet is anything but appealing.

At ARC Marketing, our definition of “custom car magnets” is different. When you first request a free magnet design from ARC Marketing, a living, breathing human will work on your magnet. We will choose an appropriate font from a selection of thousands. We will use your logo if possible so that this new custom magnet is truly custom; unique to your school or team.

That same artist will continue fine-tuning your design, working closely with you, until you have a design that you love. You want your new car magnet to be something you will be proud of, not something spit out by a computer program and from a company without a design-staff.

Honestly, go to one of those websites and try designing a magnet. Your 4-year-old can do better with a sheet of construction paper and a box of crayons.

Here’s our advice, leave the magnet design to the experts at ARC Marketing. You have better things to do than stress out over how to center your text, and change the color of some random piece of clip art while trying to navigate a poorly designed graphics program.

Here’s the best part; all artwork is free at ARC Marketing. We don’t charge you anything for the first rendering, the next revision or the next dozen revisions. It’s all free, and you also have no obligation to buy our magnets even after we’ve invested hours in your project.

Want to get started on your new car magnet right now. All our artist needs is a little info about what you have in mind (colors, shapes, logos, etc.) and you can give your artist all of this info by filling out a simple form that we call at “Virtual Magnet Request”.

This is where the fun begins. After submitting the form, one of our artists will create your initial design. More than likely, this first design will be perfect, and you’ll want to go with that. But if it’s not perfect, you just let us know what to change and we’ll take care of that too.

Let’s get started! Click here to meet your artist!