Do you have a one-time event coming up and you’re not sure if a lot of people will come? Or maybe you are planning the soft launch of a restaurant and you want people to know about it? Aside from announcing the event on your official social media pages, you can go for rack cards printing as a way to advertise the event. You do need a mix of digital and traditional advertising if you want to reach as many people as possible. What’s good about rack card printing is that it is cheap without sacrificing the quality of material. It can also be easily distributed.
Printing and Distributing Rack Cards for One-Time Events
For your one-time event, here are a few important things to know when using rack cards for advertising:
- Printing Rack Cards
The first thing that you need to do if you want to use rack cards for advertising is to design the card itself. Rack cards measure either 4” x 9” or 3.5” x 8.5” and they are made from thick paper. For the design, you need to make sure that it stands out. Rack cards are designed to be displayed on brochure or rack stands. The idea is for people to pick them up, read, and hopefully take home for future reference.
If your rack card is displayed alongside other events held on the same date, do you think that the design will stand out? If you already have a business logo, you can incorporate its colors on the design of the rack cards. Use bright colors and blend text with professionally-shot photos or HD illustrations. There are some online printing services that offer rack cards with a tear-off business card option – you may want to go for this for that unique look.
- Distributing Rack Cards
After designing and printing the rack cards, how can you effectively distribute them to promote your event? First, make sure to have the rack cards ready two to three months before the event. This gives you plenty of time to display the rack cards to make as many people aware of the event as possible.
Second, display the rack cards in areas where there is high foot traffic. Think rest stops, clinics, hotel lobbies, reception areas, local landmarks, tourist centres, movie theatres, etc. Ask permission from the business owner if you can display your rack cards in their place of business.
Third, distribute the rack cards in other ways. Aside from using rack displays, you can also hand them over to people personally, still in high foot traffic areas. Or, you can include them in postcard mailers and send them to every household living within a five-mile radius of where the event will be held.
By following these tips, you can use rack cards to promote your one-time event, turning it into a resounding success.