Friday, March 14, 2008

See a camera... JUMP IN FRONT OF IT!

Just so you know I'm not all talk when it comes to advice on promoting your product or band... I did my own little free advertising push on Wednesday night in the middle of 6th Street in Austin, Texas.

If you know music.. you know there's a band or 10,000 in Austin, Texas every third week in March. A few thousand are playing a festival... and about 8,000 are playing free shows in every nook and cranny of the city.

Well, as Managing Editor of INsite Magazine I was out there personally handing out the March 2008 issue, featuring the FREE Texas Rockfest, rock band Vallejo, punk-hop band Spin Alley, columns from local radio personalities Jason Dick and Chuck Loesch, and much more. If you're not in Austin to pick up a copy at one of over 300 locations for free... download your own copy in PDF format by clicking these fantastic words.

I saw a video camera crew that had some official-looking credentials filming... and I jumped in front of their camera. It happened to be folks from Austin's Door Number 3 filming for their blog - Advertising Anarchy. I made the video (Note the opening picture is the magazine) on their Wednesday, March 12, 2008 blog.

Now, here's a word to the wise. If you are going to bogart a camera crew... don't be an ass. Have something to say. Make sure you are pitching your product or band in a way that sounds interesting to them. Yes.. it's about you... but it's about what YOU can do for THEM not the other way around. Oh.. and always find out who they are... follow up... thank them for their time... and offer any additional information. 

Here's the YouTube Video. I'm at about the 1 minute mark.
Yeah... I rock like Slayer.

Where will I be tonight? Texas Rockfest at 7:30p.m. to see Mike Truth and the Replacement Killers at the Guitar Hero III stage on 7th and Trinity for starters. If you see me stop by and say hello.

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