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May 2011
This month we bring you some tips on marketing festivals, from planning and coordination to creating a buzz about your event with social media.

Have you listed any of your festival gear in the FNO Marketplace?

As always, if you have any particular topics you'd like to see covered here, or if you'd like to contribute an article to the FNO newsletters - drop me a line!

Happy promoting!
Carrie
FNO Newsletter Editor


Marketing Plan for Festivals
by Christina Inge

Marketing a festival is an intensive activity requiring specialized skills. A knowledge of the field or cultural interest group for which the festival is planned is a prerequisite, along with a knowledge of logistics, public relations and customer service principles, in addition to general marketing knowledge. Read more


Sell Tickets to Your Event Online!

FNO PROMOTERS! Sell your event tickets online! With our new partner, AttendStar, you never pay a fee to use their online ticketing software. Plus:

1. No set-up, monthly or percentage of your ticket price
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4. Use your own PayPal or Merchant Account to accept payments, or use theirs for 3%
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Are you a High Quality promoter with multiple shows?

Gain VIP status and get assistance updating your events, plus you will be part of a unique group of superior promoters that deserve special recognition! Benefits of being a VIP Promoter:

  • Assistance with keeping your events updated on the FNO site.
  • Deep Discounts on Featured Events & other FNO advertising.
  • Special designation as a VIP Promoter in all Festival & Events search results & in any Featured Events you purchase.
  • A graphic to display on your website distinguishing you as a FNO VIP Promoter.

Learn how to become a VIP Promoter. For further information, contact Judith.


Stay Connected on the Road!

FNO has teamed up with Rovair, a leading wireless mobile broadband provider.

What does that mean for you? You can now stay connected while traveling & working at shows!

We have partnered with RovAir to bring you temporary internet access allowing you to stay in touch with customers and business contacts and even accept & process credit cards over the internet via a laptop/net book and a wireless card!

Find out more about Rovair here.


FREE Marketing for Your Show!
Free marketing for your showOur market is your market. Co-promote FNO and earn free added exposure for your shows. Tap into FNO's audience of 600,000+ monthly visitors & 20 million hits! You want to make sure those people find your event, and we want to help. Select from one of the following options to co-promote with FNO.

  • Package A: Link to FNO from any two main pages on your website and receive a FREE Featured Event listing from FNO's general search (accessible to all web-visitors). $55.00 Value
  • Package B: Insert FNO marketing info (custom-designed coupons we provide) with your show applications and receive up to 2 FREE 1 year Featured Event listings & links to your site from FNO's general search (accessible to all web-visitors). up to $180.00 Value
Email Julie to sign up today.

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