Lets Get Crafty- How to pull off the best Marketing Campaign for your craft beer Company

With press releases of grand openings, beer samples of your top brews, glassware of the brewery, brewery tours, swag, and lessons on the market of craft brews, getting people the knowledge of your brewery is work in itself. Getting all of this completed and still getting time to brew the beer is a whole other subject, so how do you get it all completed fast enough to make your product relevant?

Well, getting the correct marketing completed when your brewery opens OR when you create a new brew is key to launching your products and creating a name for yourself in your marketplace. Did you know there are over 4,100 craft breweries in the U.S.A currently? What will you do to separate yourself from all of those other brands?

Anheuser-Busch Method-You can use the Anheuser-Busch/ InBev NV Anheuser-Busch InBev NV BUD, -0.59% Strategy. Anheuser has bought brewers like Elysian, Goose Island, Breckenridge, Blue Point, Four Peaks, etc for their brew stock (different brews offered within each brand), relativity within their own market space, The known “Name” within their individual markets, and their quality of products. If you can stay relevant within your market and can stay up to par with brands like these, then you are on your way to success.

Marketing Strategy-So do you create loads of swag to give away? NO. The best way to create more sales for your product and to create a true name for your brand is to SAMPLE your products to the masses! Even if you don’t get a ton of sales every time, The consumer will learn your products and remember the time they went to the liquor store and got to try your brew, or went to the festival and tried your products. You can give away some bottle openers or a glass WHEN product is purchased and that will help boost sales, however SAMPLE SAMPLE SAMPLE and you will see your sales grow in your market.

We here at Lucky415 are staffed with an In-house Beer and Liquor expert. We not only provide support and training for each event, but our team behind the scenes is constantly training on new brands (Major brands with Anheuser-Busch and MillerCoors and smaller Craft brands as well) in both Beer and in Liquor each month, so as new brews, wines, and liquors come out, our team is on top of it. We can support our team in the field with the proper training on all brands that come through to us. If you are looking for a new way to build your brand, send us a message with your request today and we can create a custom quote for you and your brand!

How to increase sales by using Flyering

Lucky415 creates flyering campaigns for customers all across the nation for clients all over the country (and world). We use these type of campaigns to distribute hand to hand, door to door, and also at sports games and events. These types of campaigns are typically large scale and can see a great return for the hours that are spent working for our teams and for the amount of flyers that are typically ordered.

The great thing about flyering campaigns is in business, it works! We know it works even if the return is low. You, as the business owner will always see a return. Flyers are fast to be printed and low cost to be made. The hardest part for most clients is getting the right people to distribute these flyers into the right hands, or in some cases, the right doors. That’s where we come in. We hire the correct people, for the right amount of hours, for exactly what you need. Say you are looking to flyer for an upcoming new night event and want a specific type of look? well.. We have that. We can prepare the teams, have them pick up the materials (Or have it sent to them), and have everything taken care of for you, so there is no stress in the preparations.

Flyering is a simple marketing method but so many business owners fail to utilize flyers to their full potential. When it comes to marketing for flyers, a message must be visualized by the end buyer. Depending on the print medium chosen, the message must be visualized in different ways. You must think of what will pop out first. What is going to catch their eyes first? What is going to make them keep that flyer vs. throw it away?

The key to flyering now-a-days is making sure the customers know what you are going to offer them! Make sure you offer it up and that message is right up front! Then, along with that, our ambassadors will share that message along with how they can get this special offer. These key things can grow your business even more than the average 1% return rate that most events will see.

Want to know how to make an even more successful event? Give us a call and see if we are the right team for you!

Comic Con Street Teams, San Diego Event Staff and Comic Con Event Help (Lucky415.com)

 

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Are you looking for promotional reps to work your events at Comic Con, but your not sure how to pick a agency or if you should book the events your self. One of the first things you should ask yourself is do you have the time to find, interview, screen, handle all the legal and tax paper work for each ambassador you book to work. Booking your own teams is extremely time consuming and the paper work can be endless.  So your best bet is to use an agency to find your event teams. Why? Because event staffing agency’s book teams 365 days a year. That is what they do each day every day. So they know the ends and outs of finding and booking the best event staff for your event. Now how do you choose an event-staffing agency? Well there are a few ways to go about this. First has the agency been around awhile and do they have a lot of experience. Second do they have good reviews from brand ambassadors online? Third do they use a massive data base and send out emails and that is all or do they use a data base and also phone screen each ambassador that works the event. This is a very important question. Many agencies take on as many contracts as possible and just send out emails and who ever shows up shows up. This is not a great way to receive top not ambassadors. The best way is to find an agency that screens each ambassador.  Another great reason to use an agency is because all you have to do is write one check not hundreds of checks.  Also when choosing an agency be sure to ask them how long they take to pay the ambassadors. Many agencies take months and will have the ambassadors call you or worse your client about payment.  However some agencies actually pay the ambassadors in 2 weeks. This way they ambassadors know when they are getting paid and can relax and give your event 120%.

 

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Feel free to give us a call at 415-365-0041

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Is Lucky415 Right for your company?

When you are in need of a Marketing company for your events, let us handle the details for you!

I know you are asking yourself, Why Lucky415 instead of these other companies that google pulls up for me? Well, I am here to give you the reasons why Lucky415 is there for you.

Lucky415 has been in the industry since 2003. Since that time we have built up a nationwide database that can bring in ambassadors in nearly every city in the US and even in Canada. We have specialized in nearly every type of event and event style and will strive to make your event exactly what you need with the ambassadors that love to be in this industry. Lucky415 really works one on one with every client that comes to us to give them the best service possible. We invest our time to ensure that these events go off without a hitch so these days are easier on our clients.

We spend extra time interviewing and asking our event staff the right questions to make sure they are the right fit for every team they are on. If the event is for a Yoga product, we make sure the ambassadors not only come in already knowing about Yoga, but typically, many of them will be Yogi’s.

Not really sure on what type of event you need, but know you need the marketing to get the word out on your brand? Well our in house team can assist you in creating the right project/event for your company. We want what is best for our Clients and we can help you get to the right event for you.

Do you need an event staffed for this weekend and have nothing in the works yet? Well send us a message and see what we can do for you!  If you are in a large city, because we have such a large data base, we can typically staff events with just a 1-2 day notice. If it is a smaller city, we just ask/request a little extra time. However it never hurts to ask as we can always try to work our magic.

Lucky415 is working around the clock to make sure our clients are happy. We work with our on-site teams at all hours to make sure everything they need is in place and check in several days early to make sure that all materials and event needs are taken care of so all events can take place with no issues. We do everything we can to get a fantastic event for both our clients, but also make sure our ambassadors are happy so they make the best impression on everyone in site while they are in the field.

One thing that will make nearly every client happy, we have competitive rates that are lower than most in the industry. We even offer discounts when booking multiple events at once. All of our quotes are customized to fit your needs and the event at hand. We get as much information as possible up front, so we are as accurate as possible with our quotes, because no one likes surprises, especially when it comes to event costs!

So- We ask.. Is Lucky415 right for your company? Send us an email or give us a call to find out!

For a quote, email info@lucky415.com or give us a call at 415-365-0041.

 

The In’s and Out’s of Comic Con San Diego 2017

Comic Con San Diego is the Largest Comic convention in the world that takes place every year in sunny San Diego. It brings in Comic fans, art fans, and culture fans alike into one city to celebrate all things from new television shows, movies, comics, and art and lets everyone celebrate together in every way possible. This year, it takes place July 20th- July 23rd.

Comic Con isn’t just for those in the convention center either like most of these shows that take place every year. At the San Diego International Comic Con, The entertainment flows to the outdoors so everyone can partake in the excitement. I have personally had some of the most fun in some of the events going on outside.

Originally SDCC began in 1970 and it was primarily comic books and science fiction/fantasy related film, television, and similar popular arts in the time however the convention has since now grown to include a range of popular culture and entertainment in television and movies across all genres, not just comics. This includes horror, animation, toys, collectibles, card games, video games and more. Comic Con has even now been known to create special edition collectibles that are only available at Comic Con and can only be picked up second hand by everyone else who did not attend.

Comic Con is known for all of the special events that take place during the weekend. These include special panels, previews for upcoming feature films, review sessions for upcoming comics or video games, workshops for comics, and more. At night, many events include evening parties held by some of the upcoming film and game teams (some even open to the public if they get special tickets handed out at the convention), award ceremonies, costume contests for those in Cosplay, short film views, and feature length movie sessions that may not have a full distribution deal.

Many people inside the convention space also get to go experience all the exhibitor events and activities. The comic book writers and artists set up booths where many people can go and see their spaces and speak to them in person. This is called Artists’ Alley. You may even be able to walk out of here with a little personal sketch to call your own, all while having a conversation with your favorite artist.

Many major TV networks set up booths and people get to experience a scare space and up front time with the dead, like on the Walking Dead booth, which is a top hit year after year. This booth even has the cast come to it to do the panel instead of having it in a separate room, which is always a hit. You can even see many of the movie memorabilia that you would never think you could see anywhere else. In 2015, when the Batman vs. Superman movie was filming, they had the Batmobile out for all to see up close and personal.

In the back area, you can pick up those collectibles you are after and get some that you will never find outside of Comic Con. You can even get a steal depending on when you are in the booth. Want a comic you cant find in your own state? You could probably find it here.

Comic Con San Diego brings out the young and the old and it brings out everyone just looking to have a great time. There are activities there through out the days and nights alike. If there was one major event in the US that I would recommend anyone go to if they got a chance, SDCC would be it. There is something for everyone.

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WANDERLUST Street Teams San Diego

Lucky 415 Marketing & Promotions is looking for a few street team ambassadors for Wanderlust – San Diego!

Event Dates:
Sunday May 8, 2016
9:30am-1:30pm

Event Location: NTC Park – (San Diego 92106)

Pay Rate: $22/per hour

Scope: Street Team Ambassadors will work with our small street team, passing out samples, flyers, information for our client’s products (Natural beauty products) to participants at Wanderlust.

If you’re interested in working, please email your resume/photos to lmerlin@lucky415.com with the subject line ‘Wanderlust’

Guerrilla Marketing at Comic Con, Street teams and brand ambassadors

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Comic Con Event Staff

Are you looking for promotional reps to work your events at Comic Con, but not sure how to pick a agency or if you should book the events yourself?

One of the first things you should ask yourself is do you have the time to find, interview, screen, handle all the legal and tax paper work for each ambassador you book to work. Booking your own teams can be extremely time consuming and the paper work can be endless.  So your best bet is often to choose a reputable event staffing professional agency to find your event teams.

Now how do you choose an event-staffing agency? Well there are a few ways to go about this.

  • First, ask the agency how long they have been in business? If they’re a new agency with little to no experience, they’re probably not your best bet.
  • Do they have good reviews from brand ambassadors and online? This is important because you want to see that their clients have been pleased as well as their ability to keep their staff members happy and paid.
  • Ask how about their process for screening and booking brand ambassadors. Do they speak with each person booked? Do they take the time to do phone or skype interviews? Many agencies take on as many contracts as possible and just send out emails and who ever shows up –  shows up.
  • Find out the agency’s policy on payment to brand ambassadors. Do they pay their ambassador quickly or do they have them wait the industry standard 6-8 weeks? Many agencies take months to pay and will have the ambassadors call you, or worse your client, about payment.  However some agencies actually pay the ambassadors in 2 weeks.

If you find yourself adding promotional marketing and/or guerrilla marketing to your Comic Con event, we would love to work with you! Please contact us any time for a free quote!

Feel free to give us a call at 415-365-0041 or info@lucky415.com

Lindsay Merlin

Senior Account Manager, Lucky 415 Marketing + Promotions

415-365-0041 ext 3

lmerlin@lucky415.com

Street teams and sampling event teams (Lucky415.com) Guerilla Marketing

Sampling teams and street teams!

We love street teams and sampling teams. We have been providing street teams and sampling teams all over the nation since 2003. Street teams and sampling teams are a fantastic way to get a product into consumers hands quickly. Plus it leaves a positive impact. We have the ability to provide street teams all over the nation.

info@lucky415.com or 415-336-1455

Lucky 415 Marketing and Promotions Inc. is a nationwide event-staffing and promotions company that works day and night to make sure brands and promotions will be represented to perfection by the best brand ambassadors, talent, and event teams. With a data base of over 25,000 event staff, brand ambassadors, street-teams, models, trade show hosts, market managers, and tour managers, we provide all types of talent for events anywhere in the US or Canada for any kind of event or promotion. info@lucky415.com

Lucky415.comSince 2003 we have specialized in nationwide event-staffing, street-teams, bar teams, guerilla marketing, buzz marketing, trade show hosts, beverage sampling, grand opening teams, concert staffing, mobile tour staffing, sampling teams, college sampling teams, costume teams, labor teams for events, mobile tour teams, tour managers, trade show teams, bar promo models, as well as providing brand ambassadors for large and small scale promotions anywhere in the U.S. and Canada. We have also designed many promotional programs for clients.From large markets to small markets we provide brand ambassadors to represent sponsors and products at all kinds of events and promotions. From Home Depot Grand Openings to Duran Duran Concert events, we have the ability to provide teams to make these types of events a success.
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Street Teams,Grand opening event street teams, Guerilla marketing event teams

Nationwide street teams and grand opening street teams

Street teams are a great way to increase brand awareness by putting information directly into the consumer’s hand.   In most major cities such as Seattle, San Francisco, Chicago, San Diego, Ny,  Dallas, Vegas, Boston, Atlanta, etc. and even in small towns consumers can easily identify street teams in action and many times they realize that a street team is associated with free promotional items. Who doesn’t love to receive something for free in this day and age?  This is one of the main reason street teams are a wonderful way to generate an instant form of brand recognition.(Instant Gratification for the consumer.)

If someone is on the way to work and they receive a free sample of a new beverage or a t-shirt by someone representing the brand with a smile and nothing more than maybe a few key words..this creates a lasting positive impression.  In addition that person might go to work holding the item and tell his co-workers that he received a free promotional item. Thus spreading the word and positive feedback.   (word of mouth)

I have had the opportunity to see street team events across the country first hand and the smiles it brings to consumers faces.   Many times consumers will flock to the street teams since they realize that often they are associated with free items. Thus a crowd draws a crowd.  It is usually best to give out free promotional items associated with the brand. Such as hats, shirts, pens, key chains, etc. Or small samples of the product. If the teams are handing out good items usually the consumers will come to them.

In the past nine years we have had street teams hand out, branded disk drives, t-shirts, hats, baseballs, plane tickets, cruise ship tickets, beverage samples, food samples, and all kinds of promotional items just to name a few.

If you have questions about street teams or grand opening teams feel free to email us directly at info@lucky415.com or take a look at our website at Lucky415.com

Street teams to promote grand openings. 

 

Street teams are an awesome and inexpensive way to promote a grand opening.  Usually it is best to have the teams give out some kind of gift card or contest card to get the consumers into the store. For instance, you might want to give out small promotional items and a card for a contest. If the consumer brings the items into the store with in the next few days they can enter into a drawing for a free items etc… Another way to drive consumers into the new store is to give out gift cards that they can scan or check at the grand opening table at the entrance to the new store. (This usually works very well)

When they arrive at the store they can check to see what kind of prize they might have one.   These are great ways to have consumers become familiar with the new store and location.  You also want to do some research to find your target audience. For instance if you are trying to promote a hardware store grand opening you might want to send street teams to construction sites and offer chances to win power tools or other really nice items dealing with a hardware store.

Street team events to promote a new product

Lets say you want to drive consumers to your new website.  You can send out teams to a well-researched area to give out promotional items that have the website listed. Another example is for instance would be airlines. Airlines sometimes send out street teams to give out tons of free promotional items in a city to help let consumers know they are now flying out in and out of that city, and also a few random consumers are given free no-stings attached round trip domestic flight tickets.

Can you imagine going to work one morning and you see a street team and are given a free round trip ticket.  Think how many people you will tell about the gift.  Thus promoting the airline for years to come. Another example is beverages. The large beverage companies figured out long ago that street teams are a fantastic way to bring smiling faces and promote the beverage.  Beverage street teams usually are little tricky to operate since usually you can run out of product quickly. Consumers love free beverages.  Many times beverage street teams will show up to a certain location with ice cold beverages and give out as many as possible and then quickly move to another location.   The more creative the better. Maybe there is a line waiting for a ferry boat after work on a hot day and the beverage street teams shows up and gives a bevaege to everyone standing in line. (This is another very positive lasting impression)

George Hayes
CEO Lucky 415 Marketing & Promotions, Inc.

info@lucky415.com

 

If you have any questions feel free to give us a call 415-336-1455 or email info@lucky415.com  We have been providing street teams across the country since 2003.

San Diego street teams, talent, event staffing (Comic Con)

Lucky415.com has been providing street teams in the southern California area since 2003. We love to provide street teams and teams for Comic Con! Street teams are a great way to increase brand awareness by putting information directly into the consumer’s hand.   In most major cities such as San Diego, consumers can easily identify street teams in action and many times they realize that a street team is associated with free promotional items. Who doesn’t love to receive something for free in this day and age?  This is one of the main reason street teams are a wonderful way to generate an instant form of brand recognition.(Instant Gratification for the consumer.) If someone is on the way to work and they receive a free sample of a new beverage or a t-shirt by someone representing the brand with a smile and nothing more than maybe a few key words..this creates a lasting positive impression.  In addition that person might go to work holding the item and tell his co-workers that he received a free promotional item. Thus spreading the word and positive feedback.   (word of mouth) I have had the opportunity to see street team events across the country first hand and the smiles it brings to consumers faces.   Many times consumers will flock to the street teams since they realize that often they are associated with free items. Thus a crowd draws a crowd.  It is usually best to give out free promotional items associated with the brand. Such as hats, shirts, pens, key chains, etc. Or small samples of the product. If the teams are handing out good items usually the consumers will come to them. Street teams for grand openings   Street teams are an awesome and inexpensive way to promote a grand opening.  Usually it is best to have the teams give out some kind of gift card or contest card to get the consumers into the store. For instance, you might want to give out small promotional items and a card for a contest. If the consumer brings the items into the store with in the next few days they can enter into a drawing for a free items etc… Another way to drive consumers into the new store is to give out gift cards that they can scan or check at the grand opening table at the entrance to the new store. (This usually works very well) When they arrive at the store they can check to see what kind of prize they might have one.   These are great ways to have consumers become familiar with the new store and location.  You also want to do some research to find your target audience. For instance if you are trying to promote a hardware store grand opening you might want to send street teams to construction sites and offer chances to win power tools or other really nice items dealing with a hardware store. Street team events to promote a new productLets say you want to drive consumers to your new website.  You can send out teams to a well-researched area to give out promotional items that have the website listed. Another example is for instance would be airlines. Airlines sometimes send out street teams to give out tons of free promotional items in a city to help let consumers know they are now flying out in and out of that city, and also a few random consumers are given free no-stings attached round trip domestic flight tickets. Can you imagine going to work one morning and you see a street team and are given a free round trip ticket.  Think how many people you will tell about the gift.  Thus promoting the airline for years to come. Another example is beverages. The large beverage companies figured out long ago that street teams are a fantastic way to bring smiling faces and promote the beverage.  Beverage street teams usually are little tricky to operate since usually you can run out of product quickly. Consumers love free beverages.  Many times beverage street teams will show up to a certain location with ice cold beverages and give out as many as possible and then quickly move to another location.   The more creative the better. Maybe there is a line waiting for a ferry boat after work on a hot day and the beverage street teams shows up and gives a bevaege to everyone standing in line. (This is another very positive lasting impression)     Lucky415.com has been providing street teams since 2003. If you have any questions about street teams or if you need street teams in the bay feel free to contact us at info@lucky415.com (Lucky415.com) George Hayes

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