London, ON Promotion Idea

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  1. jedidougcdn Jedi Youngling

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    I was thinking about the idea of producing postcards with info about the club on it - like the logo and website, similar to what we're thinking of doing with the sign/banner. These could be given out at events that we do to promote the club, sort of like larger and prettier business cards. And we could also leave stacks of them at places like comic book and hobby shops for customers to pick up as another way to get the name out there.

    They aren't as expensive to have made as you might think. Here is the pricing at a place I've dealt with, for 4" x 6" full-colour (single side) postcards, on glossy cardstock:
    100 $25.00
    250 $32.00
    500 $46.00
    1000 $77.00
    2000 $125.00 (etc.)

    We could also have the back printed - perhaps just in black, with a blurb about what the club does. This would be a bit more expensive.

    Any thoughts?
  2. DarthPapa Jedi Youngling

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    The back could be printed on a home printer for just the cost of some ink (if we already have the fronts done)
  3. jedidougcdn Jedi Youngling

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    Here is the pricing for full colour, both sides

    100 $29.00
    250 $46.00
    500 $71.00
    1000 $127.00
    2000 $232.00
  4. Lord_Robert Jedi Padawan

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    This sounds really good but I think it's a little up scale for our group just yet. It would be great if we could get a booth at a festival like sunfest or something where we could promote the group they would be great.
    I'm going to suggest a test run with this idea. We can have comic book stores put flyers in thier gift bags for free comic book day. This way the cost can be low and we're hitting the demographic that would be more likely to respond. If we can get a increase in members from that I would completely agree with higher quality cards.
  5. jedidougcdn Jedi Youngling

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    Well I like to think big. :)

    And I'm prepared to offer my design expertise in any way it's needed to help the group grow. I want it to be a success.

    Good idea on the bags, btw. Perhaps we can insert a flyer regarding the Spring party.
  6. Rabellaka Jedi Padawan

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    We just handed out flyers the last two years, but this way we would be able to get to a LOT more people.
  7. darthsolvo Jedi Youngling

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  8. Lord_Robert Jedi Padawan

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    So, we need to talk to the store owners and get a figure on how many bags they give out.
  9. jedidougcdn Jedi Youngling

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    How about we wait until we have the posters done (March 1st) and then approach the shops to put up the poster, and ask about inserts at the same time. That still gives us almost 2 months until Free Comic Day.
  10. Lord_Robert Jedi Padawan

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    Sounds good.
    Can we make a day that we can go to the stores in costume. If someone wants to drive my van then I can do Commander Fox, I should be able to sit in the back by the door.
  11. jedidougcdn Jedi Youngling

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    I'll be able to drive in my X-wing Pilot costume.

    March 1st is the only day I can't do it (as I'll be in Hamilton). I realize weekends are out for you, Lord_Robert. Maybe we could do it on a Friday?
  12. Lord_Robert Jedi Padawan

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  13. jedidougcdn Jedi Youngling

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    OK. Friday February 27, or Friday February March 6? Either works for me. I believe March break is the 15th - 21st.
  14. Lord_Robert Jedi Padawan

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    Both are good for me.


    Does anyone still have Rogers cable TV?
  15. jedidougcdn Jedi Youngling

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    Both dates are fine for me as well. What if we plan for the 27th?

    I have Rogers Digital, BTW.
  16. Lord_Robert Jedi Padawan

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    Do you get the local station?
  17. jedidougcdn Jedi Youngling

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  18. Lord_Robert Jedi Padawan

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    I'll look into getting us on Daytime again.
  19. Rabellaka Jedi Padawan

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    That would be fun. I can usually get days off or a different shift if I have about 1 week notice. Are you planning on visiting the stores during the day or around 4-6 pm?
  20. Lord_Robert Jedi Padawan

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    What's the best time for you?
  21. jedidougcdn Jedi Youngling

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    I can make it any time, so just let me know what the plan is.
  22. Lord_Robert Jedi Padawan

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    I'm good for anytime, as long as I tell my boss I'm not avalible to work. This may take some time, there is a lot of stores to go to.
  23. jedidougcdn Jedi Youngling

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    Have we decided on a date and time for this yet?
  24. Lord_Robert Jedi Padawan

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    Well try Friday March 6 2009 at 4:00 PM. Everyone good for that?
  25. jedidougcdn Jedi Youngling

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