Advertising

Discussion in 'Lincoln, NE' started by Jedi_Liz, May 4, 2003.

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  1. Jedi_Liz Force Ghost

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    Apr 24, 2000
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    We REALLY need to get down and think of ways to advertise. If you don't advertise, they won't come. And if they don't come, then what is the point in having a FanForce?



    We really need to make this the top priority at the next meeting. And I mean NOW.


    I'd prefer not to advertise my email address anywhere. (which is what most city reps do on the fanforce pages)





  2. DarthJurist Admin Emeritus

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    Dec 10, 2000
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    What about making up a general Email account, like LincolnStarWars@hotmail.com or something... then have it autoforward to someone that can respond.

    Other suggestions: flyers at comic book stores, book clubs sponsored by Borders/B&N, etc.

    ~H~
  3. Obi-Wan's Apparition Jedi Grand Master

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    Jan 10, 2000
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    If I'm correct we all already have an email address that is something like Lincolnff@fanforce.net. We just need to get that out to people.

    We also talked about advertising a lot at the last meeting, Liz, but I don't know if anyone has Pm'ed you the details yet. If they haven't, just tell me and I can write them up. :)
  4. Arwen_Evenstar Jedi Master

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    Nov 6, 2000
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    oops [face_blush] I think I was supposed to do that. I'll get on it ASAP, but this is my last week of school so I'm a bit busy.
  5. Jedi_Liz Force Ghost

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    Apr 24, 2000
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    Ash, you promised to post the stuff regarding advertising that you came up with. Its been 2 months.......so can you do this soon please?

    My ideas:

    -Student Union Bulletin Board

    -Library (we'd have to have permission)

    -Maybe an advertisement at Hobby Town or Cosmic Comics


    We need to get this done if we want to be able to do what other fanforces do.

  6. Rogue_Squad_Leader- Jedi Master

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    Aug 9, 2001
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    I'm the one from Grand Island but why don't you guys put some fliers in Comic World on 56th and O, I believe. Or else Trade and Tape comics on 9th. Just my two cents.
  7. Jedi_Liz Force Ghost

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    Apr 24, 2000
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    Those are good ideas, but we don't even have a flier made up.


  8. Jedi_Tenken Force Ghost

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    Actually one of the best way of advertising I found is just having group meetings but bring your neatest toys. Like carry around your Vader or Luke FX lightsabers... Then people will come up and ask questions and then you can tell them about your club, etc... Another key thing is to have events and see if you can talk to other clubs like the 501st and Rebel Legion in your area. I'm sure they'd like to help you guys do costuming and stuff and then you can particpate in more events all decked out. ;)
  9. Jedi_Liz Force Ghost

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    Apr 24, 2000
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    This topic is still very important and I don't want it to get autolocked for not being posted in for 3 months.

    Am I the only one that still wants to get word out? :(
  10. Obi-Wan's Apparition Jedi Grand Master

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    Ashley put some flyers up around campus. It's better than nothing at the moment, I guess. :)
  11. Jedi_Liz Force Ghost

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    How about putting a flyer up (and I'd like to see what the flyer looks like before its put up to make sure the information is complete) on the bulletin board in the student union? Its right by the entrance and would be seen by many people.



  12. Arwen_Evenstar Jedi Master

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  13. Rogue_Squad_Leader- Jedi Master

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  14. Obi-Wan's Apparition Jedi Grand Master

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    Ok, thanks for that lovely spam. Now, could you tell me why you had to post it in a thread about Advertising in the Lincoln FF board?! Really, I could care less about your political feelings. [face_plain]
  15. rogue_09 Jedi Master

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    Agreed. Away with your crazy political crap.

    In terms of advertising though, if anything gets set up, I'm more than willing to make some posters to advertise it on the campus.
  16. Rogue_Squad_Leader- Jedi Master

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    Sorry guys, I was on a PC in our schools library and I needed to throw that information on the net some where so that I could access it in a different room on mac. Nothing personal, hope you guys understand.
  17. Obi-Wan's Apparition Jedi Grand Master

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    Did you think about PMing it to yourself?
  18. Arwen_Evenstar Jedi Master

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    What OWA said (yet again)

    Or the Cantina - there'd be no problem with a political discussion there (as long as you keep it nice).


    back on topic...
    rogue_09, that would be fantastic if you would do a poster for us. I don't when we'll get another meeting set up... as you have probably noticed there's just a bit of *gasp* drama going on.

    Do you think it would be a good idea to just advertise the forum and see if more people sign on? That might make it easier to set up a meeting, if we knew there was more interest and all :)
  19. Jedi_Liz Force Ghost

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    Apr 24, 2000
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    advertising the forum is a good idea. How to go about doing that is now what we must decide. :p

    Maybe a small advertisement pinned to the bulletin board in the student union? Something small and simple, just saying "Join the Lincoln FanForce" and put the address of the message board. At least we could try.
  20. Jedi_Dajuan Admin: FanForce and Games

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    If I may add something? Have you tried printing up your own business cards to hand out to people you meet who sound interested in SW? You can get really nice punch out business cards pretty cheap. Might help and be really cheap. You could even stick them on cars in parking lots or on tables in the University.

    Just a thought. I've been considering doing for my FF for some time. I always seem to meet people who I want to tell about it, but it's so hard to remember the whole web address ya know?
  21. Jedi_Liz Force Ghost

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    business cards sound good - but I think there are some rules about soliciting and putting stuff on cars......a business card would just fall down into the inside of the card unless held in place by the windshield wiper and I don't know how many people would appreciate getting that sort of stuff on their windshield.........


    The flyer that was on campus........do you remember what you put on it? Just the name of the fanforce? and "Go to theforce.net" for more details? or was there a little more?


    A good place to advertise might be the public library downtown - just talk to the head librarian or something - maybe they'd let a flyer be put up. That would attract a lot of interest I'd bet.


    More ideas for advertising anyone?
  22. Obi-Wan's Apparition Jedi Grand Master

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    business cards sound good - but I think there are some rules about soliciting and putting stuff on cars......a business card would just fall down into the inside of the card unless held in place by the windshield wiper and I don't know how many people would appreciate getting that sort of stuff on their windshield.........

    Yeah, I don't know if that would be such a good idea. We are a rather niche group... but business cards to give out to people who seem interested isn't a bad idea.

    The flyer that was on campus........do you remember what you put on it? Just the name of the fanforce? and "Go to theforce.net" for more details? or was there a little more?

    IIRC it said something like "Like Star Wars? Want to get together with other's that share your passion yadda yadda... Visit this URL" Ask Ashley, she made it. :p

    A good place to advertise might be the public library downtown - just talk to the head librarian or something - maybe they'd let a flyer be put up. That would attract a lot of interest I'd bet.


    That actually sounds like a very good idea. It certainly sounds better than putting the flyers in the books at a bookstore. :p
  23. Krash RSA Emeritus

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    Oct 11, 2000
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    It certainly sounds better than putting the flyers in the books at a bookstore
    Most bookstores frown upon groups adding advertisments to their inventory. Has the occasional JKOC business card found it's way lodged among the books in a Cleveland area "Borders"...who can say? ;)

    Business cards are great! I pass them out to folks I meet in toy stores, book/comic stores, video game stores, someone wearing a SW t-shirt. Strike up a conversation with them, let them know there are other fans (like them) in the area. Introduce yourself (and FF) to some of the local buisness owners that carry SW-related stuff. You are their source of income...and maybe they can help generate more interest in SW.

    As for flyers, keep it simple: a FF logo (if you have one), local website URL and/or Fanforce.net, and maybe some the name of your Fanforce.

    If you're stuck on ideas...chek out my sig, and just change the details ;)
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