It may be tempting to rely purely on digital channels to market your event, but certain methods of promoting events offline can still be very effective at reaching target audiences. People of all ages and interests see billboards, read flyers, are exposed to billboards, see TV ads or hear radio ads.
Any marketing method for events must be affected by the target audience and not all offline methods work for all events. Part of event planning is audience analysis to understand who you are marketing your event to. Those findings should inform your event marketing strategy. From there, you can build a picture of your target market and do everything you can to attract as many of them as possible! Here are some tried-and-tested ideas for promoting an event offline.
Signs are one of those marketing methods that works well. Using signs to market your event could be a billboard for a big event like a festival, or a sandwich board outside a pub for an event taking place at that venue. Furthermore, you can also print on dibond signs (dibond bedrukken) to promote your event or business. Before you get anything printed, make a sample of your sign on paper first. If you want the sign to be readable from the street, this test should tell you how big the letter height should be. You can also experiment with the placement and discover where the sign is most visible.
Flyers and mail advertising
Flyers can be handed out when crowds are leaving similar events, placed in local shops or used as targeted mail advertising. If possible, find shops related to your event. You can then give their customers discounts on tickets in exchange for placing your flyers next to the cash register. For example, you can give discounts on your fitness class to customers of a local sports shop. A flyer is often something your audience can take with them and look at later. As such, it should contain all the important information they need to buy tickets and attend your event.
Banners and flags
Offline, you can easily display a banner or a flag plus a logo. You can put a banner in front of the door and stick a logo on the window. You can also choose to print a beach flag (beachflag bedrukken) for your company and display it at other events. Online, you can place your company in various banners on sites. It is also possible to work through google shopping. In Google Maps, there is also a feature to name your business.
Radio can still reach a significant audience. Like most of the methods already mentioned, it is essential to carefully select the right medium to reach the audience you are trying to attract. The scale of advertising should match the scale of the event. Local radio for local events. National or regional radio for larger events.