The venue for your bingo event is booked and your prizes are ready, the only thing left to do is to promote your event. Promoting a bingo event, whether for charity or pure fun, can be a difficult job since there is a bulk of work that needs to be done. More often than not, there is not enough time to get them done and it’s even more difficult for first-time promoters.
Joining online communities from different websites especially social media networks can help spread the word. If you are on Facebook or Twitter, you can put on a lot of effort sharing and retweeting the details of your event to keep bingo aficionados updated. Seeing the event on their timeline and tweet deck appear all the time can ignite curiosity thus people will be tempted to click on that link and hopefully attend the event. If you have been playing at CheekyBingo.com or other online bingo games, you can invite some of your online buddies to join in the fun. You can ask them to bring other people to the event such as their friends and family to play bingo and get the chance to win the jackpot prize.
It is a good idea to promote the social aspect of playing the game rather than its competitive side. When you are printing your poster ads, it is better to incorporate expressions such as “Become part of an exciting event!” or “Come and join the fun!” This can easily grab the attention of the public. Your promotional ads will be more effective if you use images of people celebrating their winnings or simply having a grand time. You can also encourage non-bingo players to join your event by assuring them that there will be experienced bingo players on the floor that can help them play their game.
Don’t limit yourself by using posters. Advertise using different forms of media, but make sure that they fit your budget. You can put ads in local newspapers, recreational and entertainment websites, and radio stations. You can also send press releases to known local media outlets so that they can publish your event in their calendar section.
And finally, hiring a guest host for a “celebrity bingo night” is a sure-fire way to attract more players. For example, having a local television news anchor, the chief of police, a national recording artist, or a reality TV star calling the games, would create quite a buzz and add another level of excitement to the event.
For information on booking a celebrity host for your next event contact our entertainment booking agency today.
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