Wednesday, December 30

15 Useful Event Promotion Tips - Stepcase Lifehack

15 Useful Event Promotion Tips - Stepcase Lifehack

In a recession, the entertainment industry thrives. So if you are thinking about trying your hand at event promotion, I have some suggestions for you:

  1. You need at least two weeks to advertise. Use different color flyers with different ads for the same event. Use original artwork and be creative. Be brief: Too much information is bad information in modern advertising.
  2. Contact local stations, websites, and newspapers to see if they’re willing to plug your event in exchange for promoting them on flyers and other announcements. This is known as a “media sponsorship”. Always phrase your pitch in terms of how they benefit, not you.
  3. You should always include college media in your advertising campaign because in most cases, it’s free.
  4. Do not solely use MySpace or other social networks to promote your event. MySpace is dead, and there is too much clutter to fight through on other networks.
  5. Make sure you advertise where your audience is, not just where the event is. Never violate local posting policy and town / state regulations. Call the town / village / city before you post.
  6. Tell people about the show in person. Americans are increasingly shut in and need convincing to come out. Tell your friends, have them tell their friends. Don’t be annoying. You can tell quickly if someone wants to learn more. If they don’t, thank them and leave.
  7. Band and performer selection is crucial. Since you’re not likely to have a major band performing at a small venue, for example, you need quality bands. Don’t just book a performer because they’re going to bring people. The performer’s “Suck Factor” outweighs drawing ability. You have to keep people at your event, not send them away screaming.
  8. Having an ego is the worst thing this business. Check your ego at the door or pay for it later. Be polite. Always.
  9. Ramming your head into a concrete wall because of frustration is not recommended. Drinking lots of coffee is. Trust me. Concrete hurts.
  10. Make sure you tell people when the event starts. People want to enjoy themselves and get on with their life.
  11. Events should not be more than three hours. Be mindful of setup and tear down times, it will always take longer than you think.
  12. Make sure you and the venue know who is doing what, when, why, and how. A simple, one page agreement should detail who does what and for how long. Do not ever work with a venue, band, or promoter without something signed by both parties explaining responsibilities.
  13. If you’re hosting a major tour with its own crew, be helpful, be polite, and get out of the way.
  14. Something will go wrong. If you’re prepared, you’ll be fine.
  15. With large concerts, don’t assume people are coming. Never, ever assume people are going to come out to anything. You do the best with what you have and plan for the worst.
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Monday, December 28

Sunday, December 20

Actress Brittany Murphy dies at 32 of heart attack: report

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Actress Brittany Murphy dies at 32 of heart attack: report



Brittany Murphy was in a beloved Hip Hop Movie with Eminem. Its now easy to see how easily Eminem Could have passed away but made it through. Why does the creator force spare some of us while some seem to not make it. On this Sunday let us give thanks for the blessings unseen. We should be wise and humble enough to be thankful for those seen so let us want for others what we want for ourselves.
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Saturday, December 19

What are you doing for New Years Eve?

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What are you doing for New Years Eve? There are so many events throughout the United States of America. Will you be out clubbing in New York City. Thanks to some nifty research and problem solving, Vicks Events was created to serve Las Vegas, L.A., New York City and Miami covered.


From Lady Gaga in Miami at Poolside-at-Fontainebleau-Resort-New-Years-Eve-2010 with 3 HOUR PREMIUM OPEN BAR 9PM-12AM to Tao-Las-Vegas-Las-Vegas-New-Years-Eve-2010 hosted by Christina Aguilera with 2 HOUR OPEN BAR 9PM - 11PM many star studded events have tickets for sale now. 


It makes sense to look up New York City New Years Eve Events on Vick Events as well. All relevant New York City Night Clubs, Lounges, Bars, Ballrooms, Event spaces,  Rooftops, Cruises are available. We also have the best AFTER PARTY tickets available (Greenhouse). 


The Yard (formerly Porky's)



Cain Luxe



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Times Square's Legendary Nightclub Hosted by Danielle Staub of The Real Housewives of New Jersey


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Rated NYC's #1 Luxury Mega-Yacht Party Cruise. Picture Perfect Skyline Views & Midnight Fireworks!

Mother Earth's #1 New Nightclub & Lounge for New Year's Eve 2010. Go Green!


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Host By Kelley Bensimon Of The Real Housewives Of New York!! Voted #1 Celebrity Event For New Years Eve 2010!!



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Friday, December 18

Doing my best to stay sane in this crazy world...please keep a young brother in your prayers/meditations.

Monday, December 14

BOB MARLEY - THANK YOU LORD

No matter what happens, no matter what you may be going through at this very moment.

Remember you have everything you need to make IT!

Thursday, December 10

Pink Elephant Changes Its Name

Pink Elephant Changes Its Name

Following a legal spat over its five owners, Pink Elephant is about to undergo a number of changes; starting with its name. That’s right, our favorite celebrity elephant is officially dead.

Joey Morrissey, who is now sole proprietor, has changed the name of his Chelsea hot spot to simply "Pink." According to the Daily News, Morrissey spent the whole weekend removing the world Elephant from outside the building.

Due to the legal separation, Pink Elephant isn’t the only place undergoing a name change. David Sarner and Bobby Montwaid will be taking overRoom Service and naming it Pink Elephant. Clubgoers are going to have to make sure they have the right address, and name for that matter, when planning their next evening out.

It is also rumored that Morrissey is in talks with the building’s owner about opening a sister club for Pink in 2010.


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