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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 7:03 pm 
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Sending a christmas card to people who have booked you in the past year is a great way to help people remember you. Not that they'll forget you if they enjoyed your show but:

1) As time goes on, their memory of you may lower a bit

2) It can create an extra 'positive touch' with your past client(s) that may very well be your ticket to performing for them again and/or being recommended by them.

There is more to getting repeat clients (rebooked) and recommendations from past clients than simply just the show.

You may want to consider this for the upcoming holiday season (yes, I know it's still months away)!


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 7:06 pm 
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Good Idea! Will you send me a card?


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 7:38 pm 
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Be careful send Christmas cards out shotgun. If some of your clients were Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, or other non Christians they may be offended. A generic "holiday" card, not a Christmas card will solve that.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 7:41 pm 
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Nice catch Paddy. Have a card that says "Magic Holidays" or something like that.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 11:43 am 
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paddy wrote:
Be careful send Christmas cards out shotgun. If some of your clients were Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, or other non Christians they may be offended. A generic "holiday" card, not a Christmas card will solve that.
Yes, I am aware of that and should have mentioned it as such. My bad.

On a side note, your first sentence should read "Be care WHEN you send out christmas cards, shotgun." :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 11:44 am 
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PatrickS wrote:
Good Idea! Will you send me a card?
Only after you book me for a show!


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 2:00 pm 
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sneak wrote:
paddy wrote:
Be careful send Christmas cards out shotgun. If some of your clients were Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, or other non Christians they may be offended. A generic "holiday" card, not a Christmas card will solve that.
Yes, I am aware of that and should have mentioned it as such. My bad.

On a side note, your first sentence should read "Be care WHEN you send out christmas cards, shotgun." :wink:


Then I guess yours should have read, "Be careFUL when you send out christmas cards, shotgun."

Sorry sneak, I just had to do it. :lol:

~ Kristen :D


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 7:08 pm 
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paddy wrote:
Be careful send Christmas cards out shotgun. If some of your clients were Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, or other non Christians they may be offended. A generic "holiday" card, not a Christmas card will solve that.


Sad but true.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 9:20 pm 
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This is such a random thing to post about in the middle of August. Anyways, its a great idea.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 3:37 am 
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No Andrew, this is the right time for this post. Now is the time to get your mailing list updated and set up. Also to look for customized cards printed up with your picture and logo.

Like retailers, we have to prepare our sales campaigns at least a season before we can use them. I am now emailing festivals for Dec and Jan, but iit is REAL late so I don't expect to get any good ones. I'll start my campaign for spring festivals within a week.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 1:05 pm 
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kristenl wrote:
sneak wrote:
paddy wrote:
Be careful send Christmas cards out shotgun. If some of your clients were Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, or other non Christians they may be offended. A generic "holiday" card, not a Christmas card will solve that.
Yes, I am aware of that and should have mentioned it as such. My bad.

On a side note, your first sentence should read "Be care WHEN you send out christmas cards, shotgun." :wink:


Then I guess yours should have read, "Be careFUL when you send out christmas cards, shotgun."

Sorry sneak, I just had to do it. :lol:

~ Kristen :D
I apologize for bumping this thread back up - I haven't been on since august as I've been so embarrassed since Kristen had to catch this?

LOL, actually, I don't know why I haven't been on for months.

Anyways, boy, you got me and my big mouth on that one, Kristen!

And I hope you guys are all getting your cards ready now but wait until after thanksgiving until any are sent out (unless you're in the northern country of Canada where our thanksgiving is long gone now).


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 4:11 pm 
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Welcome back Sneak, it is good to see you!

~ Kristen :D


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2008 8:11 am 
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I send them to my repeat customers, and people who have referred me...and yes...mine are generic also!


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 12:53 pm 
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kristenl wrote:
Welcome back Sneak, it is good to see you!

~ Kristen :D
Thanks, Kristen. Glad to see you're still posting! :D


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