The best marketing in the world.

Hello everyone-

While visiting Denver last week scouting for the next Mission Repair Express location, and as we were driving downtown, I spotted a “Hollywood Posters” store. Not that I was looking for any posters, but their signage just jumped out at me:

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Read it and think about it. At first I laughed it off as just a ridiculously bad way to convey that they had a lot of posters. But I found myself thinking about the sign, the message (clearly they must have a lot of posters in there) and it stuck with me.

I do a lot of marketing every day. I think about my messages. Maybe it’s time for a little guerrilla marketing at Mission Repair. To be honest, business is going quite well, but it never hurts to mix it up a little.

So I’m thinking about changing our slogan from:

“Mission Repair, The Intelligent Choice”

To:

“Mission Repair, we’ve serviced more iPhones than there are in the world”.

Or something to that effect. Any ideas for me? Until it appears in a vision, I’ll talk to you again soon.

Ryan

Looking for a coupon?

Hello everyone- we sent out a newsletter yesterday to our local region, and if you missed it, we’ve got the special right here for you.

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We are offering 20% off on any repair now through Friday at closing time (which is 7:00 pm, CST) if you visit our location in Mission, Kansas. The address is 5604 Johnson Drive, Mission Kansas 66202, and you can get directions here.

Please note that this is NOT valid on mail-in orders; don’t worry for all of our customers in other areas of the country we will make sure to offer you a special shortly. Rather, this is valid on new walk-in repairs at our newest store. Why? We are celebrating the “near” completion of the downtown district redesign and if you remember the “old down town”, you’ll see that the streets have been improved, the sidewalks are wider and well designed, and the parking is much better. This store of ours is downtown in a great location and now you don’t need to walk through a construction zone to get to it 😉

It’s a customer appreciation sale and all you need to do to get this special pricing is print out a copy of this blog (or the newsletter if you’re a subscriber), walk in to our Mission Repair Express location now through tomorrow evening at 7:00pm, show your customer service representative this special and place your repair order to receive the 20% discount.

Thank you.

Ryan

Did you see us on the news?

Good morning friends-

We had a short spot on the Channel 41 news late last week in conjunction with the iPhone 6 release. The news crew came by our Mission Repair Express location to discuss iOS 8 and it’s new security features. My manager Jake Bayes got 10 seconds of fame!

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You can check out the entire spot by clicking here.

Jake, you ready for the big screen? I’d start working on your autograph.

Just having a little fun today, thank you to all that visited a Mission Repair location this weekend. Even during the football games we had a line of customers – I promise to add TV service to our waiting rooms!

I’ll be back soon…Ryan

Correction: It’s Constructive Construction.

Hello friends-

When I say there’s construction going on at our Mission Repair Express location in Mission, Kansas…it’s true and it’s hit us hard today!

The streets are demolished and the safety cones are up. Please do be careful when you visit this location. It’s a bit of a bear especially since it also started raining today. Yikes, it’s kind of a mess.

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But if you read my blog late last week, you might remember that this is constructive. The City of Mission is tearing out the old…and in with the new! We are getting new streets and sidewalks – it’s just our turn at Mission Repair Express. They knocked down all of the mature trees which bums me out a bit- but they are replanting with more trees than ever with with more planters and beauty than the city has ever seen. It’ll be a nice facelift to the City of Mission and a sign of the times. We just have to endure a few weeks of mud and muck.

Thank you for your loyalty to our business and to all of our locations. We are happy to have you, and we’re open normal business hours. I promise you won’t need a hard hat to get into the front door…stop on by and say hi!

Take care, Ryan

News about the construction at our Mission Repair Express location…

Hello again, it’s been a busy blog morning!

My wife just forwarded this link to me. Some of our customers have inquired about the construction on Johnson Drive where our newest Mission Repair Express location is located.

You can click this video link to see the article and video.

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It’s fortunate that our building is at the end of the construction area making it easier for customers to enter and exit our shop; however we feel for the entire city of businesses being hit hard by the diversion of traffic. We all knew that this city “revamp” was coming, but for those businesses that are 100% local like Twisted Sisters Coffee Shop it’s especially tough because they rely mostly on walk-in business…

We happen to be 2 doors down from Twisted Sister’s which is an awesome coffee and lunch spot. I LOVE their chicken salad when they have it!

As the video explains, the completion of the downtown Mission Shopping District is currently on schedule and will be 100% completed by November of this year. The bad part is that we have a couple more months of dust and debris; the good part is that we are going to have an amazing downtown area with new sidewalks, streets, landscaping and even electric car “recharge” parking stalls – which all adds up to a fun shopping experience for everyone.

Luckily we haven’t seen a decrease in business as of yet at Mission Repair Express; and we are OPEN in downtown Mission with our normal business hours. It’s what we do!

Take care Ryan