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    Great tool

    I like this as a tool for the recruitment process. I like that the questions set the tone on how you manage and what directions past year's experience take you. On a management level I think this...
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    Message

    A top dollar market such as Northern NJ, can be insanely expensive, but something definitely sounds off on the effectiveness of your campaign if you are burning half your gross on advertising.
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    Been a joke for a while

    Shane,

    I walked away from RFR last winter because of these same questions. I learned more and more of sponsors receiving less and less, and so many people waiting for merchandise they paid...
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    Have seen most of it.

    Yeah I actually saw most of this video the night it happened. I forget the full details, but I think one of owners did video work and sometimes would do stock work for local news stations. I think...
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    Looks like a national trend

    Just form this small sample of posts it looks like Thursdays are a bust in most markets. Don't get me wrong, unless weather is a factor Thursdays and Sundays are still profitable nights, just not...
  6. I'll be at MHC, running around doing 100 things. ...

    I'll be at MHC, running around doing 100 things. But there are many unofficial meet ups on the 2nd level bar and lobby area. Always good spots at any time to pull up a seat and meet some cool...
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    Focus Group

    All the info you want is in the thread, it's just not what you wanted to hear. Your focus group of industry professionals were more energized and entertained about jokes regarding Bigfoot then the...
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    Best reality show ever!

    "Finding Bigfoot's Ghost" = Television ratings bonanza
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    reality

    Yeah, I have ranted on this recently after hearing some interesting stories from other productions. Personally the reality show of the haunt you put on each year should be your main focus. When...
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    Showing a broadcast of a major sporting event...

    Showing a broadcast of a major sporting event while charging admission and without the properly licensed equipment can leave you open to liability. Advertising that you plan too is even more...
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    Outdoors

    You will definitely need to check locally on permits and fire codes. You don't want Fire inspectors and building inspectors throwing their weight around on opening night. Local and state...
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    Hayrides

    You can't count on a peice of rope keeping patrons out of an area for safety reasons. If you have a walking and hayride attraction that close it will be an issue. And did you mean to have every...
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    Burlap

    We have had sucess using burlap. It's inexpensive and durable. It's one of the things we have a lot of acess too at the farm, well that and weedmat, which also works well.
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    Happy Brithday Shane

    Happy Birthday Shane!


    http://youtu.be/3GuMujw8s_s
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    Where to get airbrush paint

    I've found these guys have lots og good options and prices.

    http://www.tcpglobal.com/airbrushdepot/?gclid=CK-UhI-Tkq4CFQ8yhwodNRFHKw
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    Local laws

    Don't forget to look up the local laws about this. Can be very different state to state and even by county. Most likely the attorney general's website will help you find the guidelines on what...
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    Don't give it away

    Giving it away is tossing money out the door. If you are giving tickets to radio station you better be getting value in trade. We work contracts that include both cash and ticket trade. So you at...
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    Marketing Management

    Ricky,

    Depends on what you have running for a haunt. I tried looking your haunt up, Night Terror LLC search went to an attraction in NJ. So not sure about the size and what you have going...
  19. Not bad in New England

    First off, definately understand the pain with the world series. In New England we really feel the pinch with Red Sox getting in the playoffs. With a couple world series wins the hit has been a...
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    Lots of Variables

    There is a ton of variables here. Is your haunt indoor or outdoor. That will limit your gas / vs electric options. Sounds like you will need soemthign that can tow at least a ton (inc people and...
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    Nothing more to add

    Alright, unfortunately I don't have any more insight for you guys. Jonathan has had a lot on his table with health and work issues, but even to the casket crew deadlines of new shows come and go. ...
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    Good luck!!

    Definately good luck in your endevor. I do have to agree with some of the comments about a haunt start up being in the range of a 6 figure number. Things add up fast, especially marketing. I...
  23. Thread: Radio airplay

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    I don't think there is a single formula like X...

    I don't think there is a single formula like X placements + Y Stations = Z income that is going to work for every attraction. It's more of a fine tuning issue. The area you are in, they type of...
  24. Thread: MHC Bus Tours

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    Great to meet you, and Bus #3 was definately the...

    Great to meet you, and Bus #3 was definately the place to be.
  25. Thread: Mhc~wow!!!

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    Hahaha!! That's how crazy and fast the show went...

    Hahaha!! That's how crazy and fast the show went by, we were in the same class and I didn't get the chance to say hi.
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