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Need some advice

nshopis
on how to advertise for an upcoming BIG event I am holding. I am running a 12 hour crafting retreat (yes, I know, ambitious right). I have no problem with the organizational part of the event but advertising/marketing it is another story. I have put it up on my blog and sent it out via my newsletter to anyone who has signed up for my newsletter and my customers. The problem is I have a small customer base. I have offered a $10 early bird savings which will end the middle of the month. I am thinking of adding a "bring a friend and receive $10 Gift Certificate to spend the night of the event" after the early bird offer expires.  I need about 17 people to attend just to break even.

The event is $89 ($25 of which is for the rental) which includes a $25 goodie bag, lunch and dinner, candy, raffles, games and a six foot table to work on. It is called a crafting event as I want to attract more than just card makers. Any crafter is welcomed as sometimes people just need to set aside a day to get things done without interruption.

I will be featuring boards with some 200 cards, 24-40 scrapbook pages, three D projects, that people can copy.
There will be 4 M &T's included in the price (which they will use product from their goodie bag to make) and optional classes for a fee (2 card classes and 2 scrap classes for $10/class).

The event promises to be a great one BUT I NEED ATTENDEES! I am putting an SU logo and contact info on my car, I am attending local scrap classes and will mention the retreat there to entice people to attend. I have a friend who runs a weekend retreat who has mentioned my retreat in her newsletter. I have contacted a few SU demos to ask if they would pass along information to their customers with a promise that any orders coming from this event FROM THEIR CUSTOMERS would be given to them to fulfill.

Sorry, long winded. So, HOW DO I GET THE WORD OUT THERE? What else can I do? The event is for March 29th, in Fairfield, CT. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Nicki
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Re: SU!: Need some advice

Debbie Dutchess

How about posting the information on a Community Board at grocery stores, the library, at schools, or the location where you are holding the event.

Debbie Dutchess
Carmel, In


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on how to advertise for an upcoming BIG event I am holding. I am running a 12 hour crafting retreat (yes, I know, ambitious right). I have no problem with the organizational part of the event but advertising/marketing it is another story. I have put it up on my blog and sent it out via my newsletter to anyone who has signed up for my newsletter and my customers. The problem is I have a small customer base. I have offered a $10 early bird savings which will end the middle of the month. I am thinking of adding a "bring a friend and receive $10 Gift Certificate to spend the night of the event" after the early bird offer expires.  I need about 17 people to attend just to break even.

The event is $89 ($25 of which is for the rental) which includes a $25 goodie bag, lunch and dinner, candy, raffles, games and a six foot table to work on. It is called a crafting event as I want to attract more than just card makers. Any crafter is welcomed as sometimes people just need to set aside a day to get things done without interruption.

I will be featuring boards with some 200 cards, 24-40 scrapbook pages, three D projects, that people can copy.
There will be 4 M &T's included in the price (which they will use product from their goodie bag to make) and optional classes for a fee (2 card classes and 2 scrap classes for $10/class).

The event promises to be a great one BUT I NEED ATTENDEES! I am putting an SU logo and contact info on my car, I am attending local scrap classes and will mention the retreat there to entice people to attend. I have a friend who runs a weekend retreat who has mentioned my retreat in her newsletter. I have contacted a few SU demos to ask if they would pass along information to their customers with a promise that any orders coming from this event FROM THEIR CUSTOMERS would be given to them to fulfill.

Sorry, long winded. So, HOW DO I GET THE WORD OUT THERE? What else can I do? The event is for March 29th, in Fairfield, CT. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Nicki

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