SOR 027: Marketing Your Promotions

Listen Now:

Play

Subscribe for more episodes:
iTunes Stitcher

You need promotions that are interesting and creative enough that even people who are not interested in buying a ticket to your show will talk about your promotions. That can take the form of contests, special appearances, creative sourcing of costumes and set pieces, or anything else that stands out as a novel way to let people know about your production.

 

I share in this episode that I’m exploring the idea of introducing some smaller products. Reaching a New Audience is a fantastic solution for anyone who wants some help coming up with the big picture of how they are approaching marketing a production. But I believe some of you reading this probably have many pieces of your marketing strategy in place.

So I’m looking at creating some incredibly focused solutions that address a specific question. That’s where you come in. I’d love to hear if there are any topics that you’d be interested in seeing this type of solution for. Do you need help creating press releases? Posters? Something else? Let me know in the comments section.

In this episode:

  • no one cares – in fact this is why you need marketing, the fact that you are putting on a production doesn’t matter, and you need to help people understand why they should stop and take notice of your production
  • jump start word of mouth – people can see something real about your production (and start talking about it) long before opening night
  • the three criteria for a noteworthy promotion – a promotion that you can effectively promote is going to meet these three criteria
  • spread the word – now that you have a promotion worth talking about, where do you go to get it out there

Items mentioned:

Have a question?

Have a marketing question (or comment) that you’d like to hear featured on a future episode of the podcast? You can leave me a voicemail.

I could use your help

An important part of being discovered by new listeners on iTunes – far and away the most pervasive podcast directory – is to get reviews from your listeners. If you think this podcast is valuable, I would very much appreciate you taking just a minute or two to leave a review. It’s incredibly easy:

  1. Go to the Sold Out Run page in iTunes.
  2. Click the number of stars for the rating you think this podcast deserves.
  3. Write a sentence or two about what you like (or don’t like).

Thank you for taking the time to listen to this podcast. I hope you find it useful.

Want More Stuff Like This?

Get my best tips and insights delivered directly to your inbox. Plus I’ll send you a free copy of the marketing calendar template I start with to build the marketing plan for every show I promote.

Learn How

Your Thoughts?

* required field