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Jonathan
08-28-2006, 09:09 AM
Listen to this weeks show. If you are a haunted attraction, or event...we are GIVING AWAY A $2000.00 PRIZE PACKAGE THIS WEEK ONLY TO HAUNTS!!!!


So Sit Back, Rlax and Rot Away....and WIN!!!!!!

Jonathan
08-29-2006, 09:27 AM
Just letting everyone know...we didn't pick a winner yet...so email us and tell us how your haunt would benefit from a Marketing Package from Scream Queen Marketing?

Simple as that. Sit Back, Relax and Rot Away...

bcragirl
08-29-2006, 07:03 PM
i can't find your guy's e-mail anywhere on the site, my haunt sure could use that prize

SCAREcrow22
09-03-2006, 05:52 PM
Can home haunters get it??!!!!!??? That would be awesome!! I might just turn professional with that pack!!!!!!! I WOULD APPRECIATE IT SO SO MUCH!!!! Not to suck up.

Haunted Illinois
09-03-2006, 08:37 PM
What exactly does their marketing package include? I think that would help if we knew what they were offering.

drfrightner
09-03-2006, 09:30 PM
Personally I don't know how it would help either...just because someone says they do marketing doesn't mean they know anything, or can help you in another city. Every city is different, every city is unique and no one knows how to market your haunt better than local people or yourself.

People have unique idea's and those are good to learn, but trust me nothing works the same for one guy in one city like it does for another in a different city.

Larry

Haunted Illinois
09-03-2006, 09:51 PM
True, Larry. I do my own Haunt Marketing in Illinois, but that doesn't mean it will help the folks in Arizona. What works here doesn't necessarily work there.

So, what exactly does Scream Queen Marketing have to offer us for that $2,000?

Jonathan
09-04-2006, 08:33 AM
Great point Larry. But I do work in Advertising and Marketing for a living and location does a play a key role in marketing. So in that aspect you are right. But in another, advertising companies and marketing companies know what to look for in targeting which demographic is in your area, what promotions will work and items like that.

It's kind of like having commercials on TV, they are all specific to a central region and will differ from those say in CA, but most if not all were created, marketed and designed by one place and agancy. That is where their expertise falls into play. It's like someone giving you advice on stocks. IF you only know liitle about stocks you can go far but with someone who does this day in and day out you will come out better.

But I do agree with your points. Very valid and makes sense. But I am speaking from my end since I work for an Advertising and Marketing Agency as Creative/Art Director and Graphic Designer. But Larry, good points to be taken into consideration.


Well, anyhoo, after my long winded typing spell. Here is what she offered.

Help, Ideas, Education and more on...
1)Press releases
2)Grass Roots Advertising
3)Paid Advertising
4)Promotions
5)Attracting Large Scale Media
6)Working Trade Sponsorships

Raycliff Manor
09-04-2006, 08:58 AM
I'd love to see a non-profit win this. I like the idea, which has been discussed here before, of seeing non-profit haunts assisted in changing the perceptions of the public toward non-profit haunted attractions. Although we're a for-profit haunt, I believe helping non-profits with this would be beneficial to the industry as a whole. With haunts like the ones Emp and Scar host, it's obvious that being a non-profit does not mean a haunt is not a professional haunted attraction! :wink:

Kel

Jonathan
09-12-2006, 08:46 AM
We do a random draw for every contest on the show.

But as the cards would have it, Kelly, it was a charity haunt that won.

For those of you who care to know or not care to know:

Chaos Haunted House, in Arlington, TX won.

A charity haunted house, where proceeds go to local Special Olympics teams and Special Needs teams in the Tarrant County area.

Empressnightshade
09-12-2006, 09:37 AM
With haunts like the ones Emp and Scar host, it's obvious that being a non-profit does not mean a haunt is not a professional haunted attraction! :wink:

Kel
Sweetie,

That's exactly the message I'm hoping to get across to everyone as the seasons go on.

Jen Sharlow, who IS Scream Queen Marketing has helped us greatly with marketing advice. It is true that we know our own market and each is different, but there are certain tidbits of advice that works for us all. Jen knows her stuff!

Raycliff Manor
09-12-2006, 10:41 AM
Awesome news Jonathan! Congrats to Chaos! :D

Kel

MDKing
09-12-2006, 06:47 PM
I agree with Larry. I would think that the Scream Queen of marketing would have a major event herself that she runs and has marketed successfully but I didn't see anything like that online. Am I missing something?

Empressnightshade
09-12-2006, 07:00 PM
I agree with Larry. I would think that the Scream Queen of marketing would have a major event herself that she runs and has marketed successfully but I didn't see anything like that online. Am I missing something?

Yes.

She's with the Minnesota State Fair Haunted Mansion.

www.myspace.com/minnesotahauntedmansion

MDKing
09-12-2006, 08:20 PM
Yes well, I was kinda expecting to hear of big nationally known names of haunts like Rocky Pont, Thrillvania, Darkness, Netherworld etc....

Jim Warfield
09-12-2006, 08:54 PM
Renowned success is an elusive thing in many fields of work, like art or advertising.
When I was starting out here I developed a new fan who wanted to promote me AND she had a degree in such things too! Bless her heart, she wrote letters to every radio station, Tv station, newspaper in the Chicagoland area!
Results :One phone call from a student radio station in some high school who never called back.
Then someone comes up with a slogan for a beer and becomes famous overnight , the slogan being advertised for 20 years in association with that product!
Most artists are struggling artists then a guy copyrights a yellow smiley-face and the rest is history.
You never know?

Empressnightshade
09-13-2006, 08:34 AM
This is so true, Jim!

I've never been one to follow the crowd. I always seem to find what I need or desire from elsewhere. I don't know about all the mega haunts, but Jen has helped me tremendously without all the big name backing.

Jonathan
09-13-2006, 08:54 AM
Well, MD King, because she is good at marketing doesn't mean she can organize a haunt. That is like saying to an actor of a film, why aren't you directing it or making the props? Everyone has what they are good at.

As for Art/Advertising and Design...like I said, I work in that field, everyday. And we create slogans, ideas, promotions, media packets, designs, commercials and more.

It isn't that it doesn't work...its you need to find people who are good at what they do, know how to specifically target your audience, customers, age group and also the best ways to market you.

Just because someone has a degree in something doesn't mean they are good. Like your help on your event Jim. She wrote letters etc. Well, those methods never really work. Ever.

Now I am not a pro, or the best either. But I will say, if it didn't work....then 90 percent of everything we buy, sell, have in our homes, clothing, radio commercials, sales and more wouldn't be here.

Think your memborable commercial. Something you always remember, marketing was there. And even the crud commercials like "Head On" I hate that ad but we all know Head On.

So you make valid points, but also need to look at what it really does from people who have been proven successful in the Marketing, Advertising, and Design field.

Well, nothing left to say..."San Deimus High School Football Rocks...Wyld Stallions"