Posts tagged street team
Posts tagged street team
Driving home today, I began thinking about this upcoming astronautalis tour (of course… what else am I going to be thinking about?). We need to promote this anywhere and everywhere, but I really am going to need your help with this one.
Have you guys seen this poster yet?
I know that it’s for Flobots, but since it is technically their tour, I like it. Also, their name draws a crowd that might not know about astronautalis.
What do I want you guys to do? Simple. Print this off. Print off dozens (or more; I’m not judging). In that blank space below the picture, write down these items: Date of show, time, name of venue, cost of show, and if the show is all ages or not. If you’re having problems figuring it out, go to the venues website and to their calendar. Most of this information will be listed there. Also, if there is space, write in www.astronautalis.com just for good measure.
But there is more!
I want you to start networking in your local areas. You know that there are more of you in every city. Post on Twitter: “Hey, who out there is an astronautalis fan in -your city-?” and tag @STastronautalis. I’ll check my mentions, and RT each one. I’ll try to get astronautalis to do the same, since he still has so many more followers than the team page.
Network with the people that reply. Get together, get some coffee, get a beer, share a sandwich. Print and pass out fliers together and get yourself some new amazing friends. I’ve seen you guys do crazy amazing things. If you work together, the sky’s the limit, and that’s just if we don’t keep going.
The tour starts in Missoula, MT at The Top Hat on September 14. If you have anything you wish to add, or ask about, shoot me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org I am more than happy to start a conversation with you!
Follower count across the social media outlets:
Email list: 35
I know that there are crossovers here and there, but the numbers are looking good. I want to bring up Twitter the most, but if you aren’t following us over here on Tumblr, and you have an account, I suggest doing so. Since I don’t have to worry about character restrictions, big things are posted here.
Tell your friends, family, that stranger you see on the street from time to time but have never talked to (but you think s/he’s cute, so consider this an icebreaker) to listen to astronautalis, and to come and follow the team over here.
Giveaway at 500 Twitter followers! Even if you create a faceless account simply to follow the team, you’re a part of it! I might do a giveaway for Tumblr followers soon, since I know there are those that are against Twitter. Don’t want anyone to get left out!
So, as you all know, this team is near and dear to my heart. I very much want to put all of my passion behind this, and it’s going to happen more and more if this team grows, and more of you step up to help me out.
I want this team to do amazing things, because astronautalis deserves it, and I need you to help me with this.
Tell everyone and anyone you know to follow either here (where I try and post as much as possible, and I am going to work at it more) or over on Twitter at @STastronautalis. I know many people don’t have/don’t want Twitter, and that’s just fine. I try to post major things here, or I send out emails to the email street team (shoot me an email if you want to be added: email@example.com).
If I can grow the team, I can get more of y’all to back me when things happen. There are going to be giveaways at 500, and astronautalis is helping with the prize. I want to make more shirts, stickers, anything that can be used to get strangers interested in astronautalis and his music.
I’ve been a fan for a year now (give or take a couple of weeks), and he has introduced me to so many other musicians that I would have never known about before. I’d never heard of Doomtree (or any of the members), Ceschi, Busdriver, Bleubird, Dark Time Sunshine, and so on and so on. Rap wasn’t important to me; I overlooked it a lot. He showed me how amazing rap can be.
Let’s get him the recognition and fanbase he deserves.
Thanks to theway1seeit aka Jord
Astronautalis and I have chatted.
He wants to add to this package, but needs a bit more time thinking up something. I agree.
You’ve pushed us to nearly 300 SO easily, much faster than I had thought at all. So he and I have decided: 500. Why 500? The sketch can be finished. Some other goodies that I’m having made will be in my possession. And best yet? Astronautalis himself will be able to add to this.
I’ve been talking 300 for a little while, but 500. Get us to 500. Shock me again, like y’all are SO amazing at doing. You guys move mountains. Let’s make this street team something even better!
Also: know anyone that can make patches? Has silkscreen equipment for shirts or bags? Shoot me an email. I am very interested in making street team specific gear for you all to wear proudly.
Get us to 500! @STastronautalis
I’ve been planning some for the last few days, and I believe I am ready for your help!
As many of you know, Astronautalis is starting up his tour again very shortly. True, he might not be coming to a place near you, but that doesn’t mean you can’t help! There are fliers that have been made up (thanks, Jackson!) that can be printed off and thrown up everywhere you can get to. There are 3 different ones, depending on what you want to print. http://stastronautalis.tumblr.com/post/12314967228/hello-there-again-my-dear-crazy-fans-i-have I’ve posted about them before, but they’re awesome, and they are specifically for This Is Our Science. There are still so many people that don’t know about the album, so let’s get fliers thrown around for that!
Is he coming near you? Help make some simple fliers for promotion! Also with these posters, they must be able to be used in multiple cities, so don’t add city/date/cost to the actual poster. Instead, leave a white bar at the bottom so people from each city can write (or type) in the details for their specific show. Email them to me, and I will email it out to the rest of the team to use. Once you get those fliers, add YOUR city to the bottom, make sure you get the time and location right, and throw them up everywhere. Go to your local music store (Guitar Center loves when people put up fliers, so any local music shop is a perfect place), local CD store, everywhere that allows posters to be put up. Put them on lamp poles, on walls, everywhere. Blanket the city. I want to see shows selling out left and right!
I also come to you all asking for people with artistic talent! Can you draw? Paint? Are you great with Photoshop? Do you know someone that can make stickers? Shirts? Patches? I want to make some street team specific gear, and I’d love to get some stuff to giveaway in upcoming contests/raffles. Show off your talents a little! Any style of art is awesome, so show me what you’ve got. I want us all to work together on this, and that can only happen if we all help each other. Let’s make this tour amazing, and show Astronautalis once again WHY he is amazing and WHY his fans love him so much.
Y’all are amazing, and thanks so much for the help so far!
Shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to help, have questions, or anything!
Check out where he is going: http://www.bandsintown.com/Astronautalis
I am issuing a challenge to my fellow Trouble Hunters! And I know how much you all love a challenge. I mean, hell. Andy says he wants you guys to vote for him on MTViggy, and you dominate. So I know what I’m getting myself into by setting this up.
The Twitter street team (@STastronautalis) currently has 173 followers at my last check (but it has been going up steadily all night since I started my challenge yesterday). I want to break 300 followers, because that seems like a good amount for one challenge. If this is successful, I will do it again and again.
What do you win?
I am hand making a poster for the winner (which I will pick at random using an online generator, or drawing names from a hat). Now, I am not the fastest artist, and I am a perfectionist that will work for a long time at this. Yesterday, when I issued this, I felt that I would have plenty of time. But, I should have known better. The number has jumped 30 followers in less than 12 hours. I need to get this poster done and beautiful.
When I reach 300 (I’m going to say maybe 302, because I won’t be putting myself or Astronautalis into the drawing to be fair; I’m drawing the poster, I don’t need to hold on to it), I am going to put all of the names into a generator, or write it down on pieces of paper, or something. Whatever seems most fair. The name that comes up will win!
I’ll post a picture of the poster when it’s completed.
In the mean time, RT everywhere! Tell everyone! Let’s knock this out!