Ways to Promote Your Band’s Show
Written by: Catalogs.com Editorial Staff
August 27, 2014
Filed Under Music
by Catalogs.com Info Guru Oliver Vandervoort
If you are trying to get your band’s name out there, you are in luck because there are so Many effective ways to promote yourself.
You can go the more traditional (and possibly costly) route that so many people have done before you, or you can go with something that might stand out a bit more. Whichever way you decide to go, just know that the first step is choosing one or more of the following top ten ways to promote your band’s show.
You’ve probably seen these kinds of stickers before all over the place promoting all kinds of things. There are a number of different companies that will put together whatever kind of sticker you need in order to promote your bands show. Put them on your backpack, your laptop case, or paper a bulletin board with them: they are multipurpose promotional tools.
9. Bumper Stickers
Bumper Stickers are another way that you can drum up excitement for your band, either just in general or for a particular show. You can have you and your friends slap these on your cars and just head around town, knowing the band name and the event is being seen by thousands if not millions of eyes.
It shouldn’t surprise you that Facebook is on this list. This is quite simply one of the most popular social media sites in the world. Social media has replaced quite a few other mediums when it comes to promoting content and events.
Much like bumper stickers or just regular stickers, T-shirts do the job because you will literally have a ton of people seeing the name of a band and seeing their next show just by walking around in public. Make the shirt something that will stick out and you’ll have a wearable advertisement.
This is one of those old reliable ways of getting your band’s show out there. Flyers have been around since the turn of the century (and longer) as a way to quickly and easily advertise something. You can just hand them out or tack them up somewhere there is a lot of foot traffic.
5. Pop-Up Ads
This is much more high tech approach that also runs some significant risks. Pop-up ads aren’t really all that popular and can create a bit of a backlash. On the other hand, if you can find a firm to make them, you know you’ll be forcing your way in front of a lot of eyes.
4. Plane Banner
Doing something truly outrageous is certainly one way you can get your band’s show promoted effectively. Having a banner flying from the back of a plane is one way that will catch people’s attention if for no other reason than it’s not done that often anymore.
This is another social media site that will get views in the millions, that is if you use YouTube right. You will need to have video production skills in order to do this, but if you do you can basically make a free ad.
While the billboard is also a form of advertising that has been around for quite a while, it is a form of advertising that has been around a while because it actually works. When people are stuck in traffic or just tooling around, they tend to look up to see what the billboard they are passing is saying. Have yours say when your band’s next show is taking place.
The king of advertisements is still going quite strong. As long as you have the money you need to buy an advertisement on television that can actually reach some people, this is the way to go out and promote your band. You can buy local, or you can buy large. In the coming years, this medium might actually get passed by the Internet, but it’s still a heck of a way to get promotion done these days.