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Event promoters need to realize that they’re just not competing with other events – they also competing against movie theaters, cable tv, Netflix, video games, the web, home cooked meals, the economy, and sleep.
Gary Numan has a new album coming out on Oct 15th. The Prince and Michael Experience, October parties are as follows > Oct 5th at Madrone Art Bar in San Francisco, Oct 18th at Wilshire Restaurant in Santa Monica, Oct 19th at Beauty Bar in Chicago. dear Moo, those mini cards are never gonna catch on, just like the word “fetch” never did (Mean Girls). It’s not about luck. It’s about sacrifice, risk and failure that get you prepared for what is ahead. That way when an opportunity arises you are mentally ready and experienced. Playing it safe is being too scared to lose. If you don’t play the game, you can never win. “Faced with the opportunity to become the category of one, we almost always hesitate, almost always compromise, almost always dumb it down to play it a little bit safer. You may very well become a category of one in a market that’s devoid of customers. But you will never become a category of one if you run with the pack.” – Seth Godin
Some of you bars and clubs have gotten lazy over the years. You expect the promoter/dj to do everything. You just want to open your door and sell booze. Don’t ever think I’m not watching. If I don’t see you promoting online and if I don’t see the event posters up in the club when I arrive at the end of the night don’t turn to me and say “why wasn’t it sold out?” I can’t bring everyone, you have to pitch in and market & promote too.
A few books that I’ve added to my collection recently – Who I Am: A Memoir by Pete Townshend, Make Your Idea Matter: Stand out with a better story by Bernadette Jiwa, Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make Competition Irrelevant by W. Chan Kim & Renee Mauborgne, The Operator: David Geffen Builds, Buys, and Sells the New Hollywood by Thomas R. King