File puptcrit/puptcrit.0503, message 85


Date: Tue, 15 Mar 2005 23:11:55 EST
To: puptcrit-driftline.org-AT-lists.driftline.org
Subject: [Puptcrit] Back of room goods



I'm interested in how many have or is using back of room sales in  their 
shows,
 One can gross more from these sales then the fees they receive  for the 
shows.
 
 Here are some ideas for those who may consider it
 Items:
 
 T-SHIRTS
 CAPS
 POSTERS
 AUTOGRAPHED PHOTOS
 DVD'S (PERFORMANCE, MAIN PUPPET ADVENTURES, INSTRUCTIONAL,  ECT..
 PROGRAMS
 BOOKS
 AUDIO TAPES ( MAIN PUPPETS WITH SING ALONG'S OR RELIGIOUS  CONTENT)
 BUMPER STICKERS
 INSULATED AND CERAMIC MUGS
 FLYING DISCS WITH IMAGES
 HOW ABOUT INSTANT PHOTOS OF ONE'S CHILD WITH MAIN PUPPET , MATTED  FOLDER 
INC.
 Custom coloring book with puppeteer and puppets in various scenes  along 
with a box of crayons 
 
Free Promotional ideas:
 
 Mailing advertisements promoting your service, obtain small brown or  white 
paper bags like what greeting cards
 are placed in, blank, obtain a rubber stamp that states "It's in the  bag", 
stamp your bags , place your
 ads in each and staple shut and address
 
 Mail postcards to all newspapers and magazines, TV stations ect..  
advertising your puppet show
 one or more reporters will get the idea to interview you., I did this  in 
the 1970's and had full page
 coverage in A new Jersey paper and also a piece in the New York times  total 
cost .15 cents postage
 
 "Birthday Club" - If you do home party shows, the kids join,  providing 
their birth dates and mailing address
  via a parent,  14-24 days before their birthday you send a  Birthday card 
with your promo insert that you are
 available for Birthday parties.
 
 
  Just a couple of ideas for you that hope will be of value
 
 Regards,
 Mark
 
 cahebay-AT-aol.com
 
 
 
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