Marketing Tidbits

Advertising is not marketing, but advertising is part of the marketing plan…

Evergreen Chapter
Marketing Advisor

Greg Kronlund, the Evergreen District Chapter Marketing Advisor is a 41-year Sales and Marketing Consultant for commercial broadcast radio. A 17- year Barbershopper and 14-year NASCAR Official.   

LOOK AT CHAPTER MARKETING

Product, Price, Place, and Promotion are the four principles of marketing. What is your Product and what sets it apart from other entertainment organizations? How does Price encourage or discourage your audience? Place is how your customer will find you, both physically and emotionally. Once you’ve decided those three you can move to Promotion (advertising). Each activity of your Chapter will require a distinct set of P’s.

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MONTHLY MARKETING ARTICLES

JANUARY: Planning

Planning can happen anytime, but sooner is always better than later. Here are five thoughts you can start with anytime.
START YOUR PLANNING EARLY
My suggestion is to make a pledge to get it done.

FEBRUARY: 4-Ps

Understanding the 4-Ps fully, will help you build your marketing plans which will then make it easier to create the action plan. 
THE 4-Ps SPELLED OUT
Keep in mind that advertising is NOT the beginning,  it
is a result of the first three Ps.
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March: Think SWOT

SWOT is a method of finding your Chapter’s qualities that you can build upon. It is an unflinching look at your weaknesses, areas you can improve and opportunities you might miss.
Thoughts About S.W.O.T 
We often find that we “don’t see the forest for the trees”, a SWOT will help you clear away the clutter. 
NEW- SWOT Your Chapter Flipbook

April: Show Planner

So, it’s time for your annual show. If you have a summer show, now is the time to start making your plan of action.
April: Thought Starters
Build your first three P’s to guide you on the promotional side.
Work ahead of your event

May: Leadership

The VP of Marketing and PR should be proactive. The VP M/PR is responsible to advise each “department” how best to approach their assigned activity.
VP M/PR is
Leadership Position 
Learn how to become a ship-builder in your chapter.

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June: Best Marketing Tool?

This month contains thoughts on Best Marketing Tool, What if you held a guest night and nobody came? Plus you can sing too.
June: Marketing Ideas
Why do we keep barbershop to ourselves?
We stay cloistered in our rehearsal space, we entertain each other singing tags, and we rely on one or two members to sell sixty tickets each.  Sing to your community  and sing it well.
July: External Relationships

The VP of marketing is also in charge of Public Relations which means developing the Chapter  Externally:

 

External Relationships

and 

5 Tips for Internet Press Release

August: Review and Expand

It’s August and things slow down. This makes it a great month to review your plans, your goals, your accomplishments, and your setbacks.

Review, Review, Review

and

Expand Chapter Projects

Review your Marketing plan. Does your action plan remain the same or does it need modification?

Are there any chapter events you can expand on right now?

September: Elections and Social Media

Fall is a time for new energy. Elections of Officers is a month away. Christmas Shows and events are in the works… This month Marketing Tidbits takes a look at:

How to Find Your Next Marketing VP

AND

Notes from Social Media 101 Workshop with Amy Rose

October: Advertising

Let’s Talk Advertising and Promotion

This Month think about how you plan to advertising, how much budget to provide for advertising, and how to stretch your advertising dollars.

Check out these

Dollar Stretcher Ideas

 

 

 

November: Singing Valentines Month

Seems a little early? Not really- Pre-planning and organization are your best friends.

Don’t wait until February 1st to start your plan… get your members excited NOW….

Here’s a new look at an old event: 

 Singing Valentines Planning Months

View Singing Valentines ZOOM Workshop

11-18-22

View Singing Valentines ZOOM Workshop

11-19-22

If your chapter would like to do some “Random Acts of Harmony,” consider submitting an application to the Bud Leabo Memorial Fund to help with expenses.

RANDOM ACTS OF HARMONY

Now’s a great time to start taking our gift of music back out into our communities and surprise folks with spontaneous “Random Acts of Harmony” songs with at least four singers!  
THE PLAN:  At an appointed time, the singers randomly walk into a business to shop and just casually meet (maybe while standing in a check-out line – or around the vegetable bins) and start singing a fun, short song to the amazement of everyone around.  After the song is over, the singers pass out “RAH” cards (sample below) with their chapter contact information on the back and an invitation to come visit a chapter meeting.