@FairyGodfeather, yeah I won’t be plunking down another $150 until the second convention, and yes I’ll have to figure out how it’s best spent. I’ve been reading a lot of “how to stage your booth” articles and people disagree about giveaways. Some folks say, “yes, anything to draw traffic to your booth,” while others say, “freebies just clog up your booth and waste your time with people who aren’t really interested in your product, while distracting you from those that might actually want to talk to you about your product.” I’m not a marketing guru, so who knows who’s right?
@Yippie, Okay I will stick with the black tablecloth and strive to add more color around it. I will definitely invest in some small stands for the prints to get them vertical. They are actually pretty colorful, especially the color block one (the cover to Issue #1), so that should help bring more pop. And yes I know my banner is pretty bland. I think I spent a grand total of $16 on it (it was a special on one of the online banner stores). If you’d be kind enough to design something for me to look at, of course I’m going to say yes. Thanks for the offer! This is great community. PM with any questions, etc.
Keep in mind that the app’s artwork, while awesome, was designed specifically for the app and isn’t large enough to blow up into huge signs, although the 8x10 prints turned out well. The Dirty Girl/Crook image is a much larger image, and I could use that one for larger promotional signs in the future, but the image doesn’t include the app title, so I’d need to work with my artist to add the title if I was going to use it for signs, etc.
@Melzzi_d, I’m already on it!
@Tree, those sound like pretty flimsy excuses to me! School! Ocean! Bah!
@Jacic, Okay I’m convinced to make the fourth option also positive but perhaps a bit sillier as FG suggested. That’s great feedback. I thought about doing a little promotion but I wanted to at least loosely tie it into the game, so that gives me something to brainstorm. Right now the only freebies are the Lifesaver mints (I was going to write a little hokey note by the bowl saying something like “Become a lifesaver! Be a Community College Hero!”
And maybe with the two signs to the right (price list and app intro), I could use colored paper instead of white. Perhaps a light green or light blue or something?