wolverine wrote:Im not sure if RL posters is the proper advertisement for Genesis, but if you like to try it, go ahead.. Try Facebook ads or something similar, where its paid for clicks and visits.. The people that find Genesis have some sort of Tolkien/Fantasy interests and are often found "Online".. Staying In - Is The New Going Out.. attract online users first..
Make some adds where you recruit wizards aswell..
I don't think Gorboth was suggesting the funds go to actually printing them out. The funds would go to the artwork to CREATE the poster. Then we'd have to print these out on paper on our own and go canvas key locals. (Gorboth please confirm).makfly wrote:All in all, it's very nice to finally hear some concrete words on it. I still miss some kind of deadline, estimate of when things will kick into action.
There was one thing, though, that I really do not think is a good idea.
Using funds to create a large, physical, color poster as part of the promotion. I think this is a waste of money, considering that the funds will most likely be fairly limited. First of all, it's very expensive to create, and print. Then you need to ship a number of them ALL over the world to distribute the posters to the players. It is all very costly for something that could be done more easily, and with almost as big an effect.
Create a PDF A4 poster* if you will, put it up on the website. Let players themselves get those printed in their local area, and then hang those up.
This could significantly reduce the funds needed, and you will avoid waste by having printed too many, having send posters to places, where they won't get hung up anyways etc.
Personally I think with limited funds, Genesis should focus on a digital promotion campaign, spend the money where you can reach the most potential players.
*Also make a PDF of a A4 with bookmarks. Players can then download and print this, cut them out and sneak them into books in the local library/book shops. This was suggested quite some time ago, but it still a good idea, I think...
I actually love the idea of the posters.. And as someone living right next to NYC -- I have at least 10 universities whose campus I could canvas with posters. To me.. this is one of the prime spots to target as many of us started playing Genesis while we were in college... and this is an audience who likely have limited resources to play "pay for play" games.. but have a lot more time on their hands than many of us now. I think if you have a PDF link of the poster and I can print out a ton of them.. I'd definately go crazy here.
Just off the top of my head : NYU, Columbia, Montclair, Rutgers, Farleigh Dickson, Cooper Union, Baruch, Fordham, Princeton, Hunter
Not to mention spots like... gaming stores. My options are really endless. I really can't imagine not picking up at least 50 people from just the above spots.
I also really like the idea of the bookmarks. I think that would be a really cool idea. You could go to public libraries, university libraries, book stores. LOVE LOVE LOVE!
Not say that we shouldn't do an online campaign as well. Can we make a list of all the mudlisting websites? Make sure that the info for Genesis is accurate on those sites and up to date. Make a page listing vote for Genesis link. Lets also make a list of places we want to promote other than mudlisting sites. We should compile now. Can someone volunteer to pull this info together? Someone please speak up.