I was talking with Kat Merrick recently about an event coming up soon for Ventura. She was already talking with the promoters and working on helping to get the word out about the event and making sure they agree in return to place her business, Totally Local VC on their posters. She’s an awesome businesswoman. I love her! She then told them they should do the same for VenturaRocks.com even though she knew we’d be happy to promote it anyways.
This idea of asking for something in return is a new one for VenturaRocks.com, but it makes sense no?
Does it cost anymore to place our logo on promo for events? No.
Are we keeping our word to never charge the Artists or the Venues to be on our site? Yes
Will it help get the word out about VenturaRocks.com when you do so? Yes.
Is putting VenturaRocks.com on promo a goodwill effort? Yes.
Is there an exchange – logo for free promo? Yes
Will getting the word out that VenturaRocks.com exists help the event? Yes/No.
And that’s something to think about. The more bands, venues, and promoters help spread the word about VenturaRocks.com, the more people will check in and find out what is happening. As a result, we hope to get more people out supporting music in our town. It may not be for your event at hand, they’re reading about the event already, but think in futures.
We believe it’s a Win-Win situation, no? Or clearly, it’s quid pro quo (something given or received for something else).
I’ve often thought it odd that we get so little thanks from the folks we help promote. The bands and venues are the best at acknowledging us, but rarely do we get any feedback from promoters who stage shows at the Fairgrounds, or the Ventura Theater, or at Mission Park. We see thanks to others, but not for us. That being said, we remind ourselves that we’re not in it for the thanks. We’re not in it for the free tickets. We’re not in it for free stuff at all! We’re in it to help our music-related community.
We want to help boom the music scene in Ventura, and the more people who know about VenturaRocks.com, the better! In fact, even if you’re not an artist, you don’t have a venue, or you’re not a promoter, but you’re a music lover like us, it would be in everyone’s best interested to help spread the word as well.Tell a friend or two about us!
So in the future, we may request our logo be placed on promo posters and items, but even if you say, “NO WAY” you can still trust us to get the word out, that Ventura Rocks!!!