5 Movies To Watch With Mom On Mother’s Day

Posted by Paul Murray on Sunday May 13, 2012 Under Movie Articles

Mother’s Day is a special day to honor the woman that does so much for you throughout the year. Celebrate Mom and spend some special time together this Mother’s Day. Choose from these appropriate Mother’s Day selections.

Freaky Friday
Freaky Friday is an excellent choice for a teenage daughter and her mother, or a mother and daughter who have survived the teenage years. In this movie the teenage girl, Anna, and her mother, Tess, are dealing with typical mother and teenage daughter issues. After being given special Chinese fortune cookies, the two wake up on a Friday morning having switched bodies. In the end, both gain an understanding an appreciation for what the other goes through, and come out of the strange day with a stronger mother and daughter bond.

My Big Fat Greek Wedding
In this movie the main character, Toula, struggles with her traditional Greek family, especially after she meets and falls in love with Ian Miller, who is not Greek. The time leading up to the wedding is both funny and frustrating as Toula struggles with her family’s strong opinions. Toula ends up with a large, traditional Greek wedding, but everyone ends up enjoying themselves. She sees that, like most mothers and parents, hers just want what is best for her.

Because I Said So
In this movie, the mother struggles with letting go when it comes to her daughters. She is concerned about one of her three daughters in particular, Milly. After Milly’s relationship ends her mother secretly begins matchmaking for her daughter. After much frustration, the mother finally sees that choosing a mate for her daughter is not her job, and she must step back and let Milly make her own choices.

Georgia Rule
This movie is about three generations of women- a grandmother, a mother, and a daughter, who are all struggling in their relationships with each other. Lilly, at a loss, decides to bring her out of control daughter Rachel back home to live with her mother, Georgia. Rachel ends up confessing that, tragically, her stepfather has taken advantage of her sexually in the past. When she sees how this news effects her mother, she convinces her mother that she was lying. Lily goes back with her husband briefly, but then finally realizes and accepts the truth. The three women reconcile at the end, and the strong bond between a mother and a child are made clear.

Steel Magnolias
The title of this film seems to appropriately describe the female main characters. They are beautiful like Magnolias, but incredibly strong. This description could be used to describe many women and mothers, perhaps even your own. The women in this film are good friends who have fun and face tragedy together. One, in particular, suffers. She loses her daughter after her daughter’s body rejects the kidney her mother donated to her. This film celebrates the bond between mothers and children, the incredible strength of many women and mothers, and the value of friendship. A wonderful choice for Mother’s Day viewing.

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Fundraising With Outdoor Movie Events

Posted by Paul Murray on Saturday May 12, 2012 Under Tips

Today I want to talk to you about fundraising with outdoor movies.

A fundraising event should be:

  1. Fun & Stress-free to organize
  2. Easily raise money for your organization
  3. Be entertaining and memorable for your audience

Outdoor movie events make for great fundraiser because:

  1. They appeal to children and adults of all ages
  2. Are stress-free and easy to organize with the guidance of our “Outdoor Movie Planning Guide”
  3. Easily are promoted with our promotional materials
  4. Raise valuable dollars for your charity or cause

Here are 3 Tips on how you can make money with an outdoor movie event:

  1. Sell concessions at your outdoor movie event – movie snacks such as popcorn, drinks and candy
  2. Pre-sell dinner packages such as pizza or hot dogs. Pre-selling packages before your event will help you estimate the right amount of items to purchase for your event.
  3. Silent Auctions
    Setup a table of items that were donated by local businesses
    Announce the winner before the start of the movie
  4. Use the pre-movie time with activities you can sell tickets for. Consider renting a dunk tank and offering your audience the chance to dunk someone of importance or high profile such as the principal of a school, politician or sheriff.

For additional tips on How To Raise Money With An Outdoor Movie Fundraiser, text FREEGUIDE to 22828.

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Event Marketing and Consumer Purchase Decision

Posted by Paul Murray on Saturday May 12, 2012 Under Event Productions

Marketing is always changing. Chances are, a strategy that has worked for you in the past will not always bring the same success. To stay competitive in the dynamic marketing arena, it is important to stay on top of current marketing trends and learn how to use them to best promote your brand.

A new study released by the Event Marketing Institute presents some interesting data on Experiential Marketing. The study reveals that spending by companies on Experiential Marketing and Experiential Marketing events is growing; and with good reason. The figures show that this type of marketing is highly successful; with 58% of event attendees making a purchase following the event, and 86% of those who made a purchase turning into regular customers.

What exactly is Experiential Marketing? Experiential Marketing attempts to create a connection between potential customers and the brand using meaningful experiences. Experiential Marketing aims to entice customers to make a purchase by appealing to both rational and emotional behavior. Successful Experiential Marketing is highly impactful. Consumers need to come away with a positive feeling about the brand that they will remember and talk about. The idea behind Experiential Marketing is not to be an advertisement for the brand, but rather, a fun and memorable experience that consumers will connect with the brand that will encourage them to make a purchase.

Modern technology has made this type of marketing easier than ever. In order to host a successful event, consumers must be aware of it. The Internet, and, specifically, social networking sites are playing a large role here. Companies can get the word out about an event quickly and easily by using social networking. A buzz is created about the experience before it even takes place.

This past year, several large companies creatively reached out to consumers and promoted their brands using outdoor movies. In Bogota, Colombia, commuting is usually a pretty miserable event; with drivers spending about four hours per day in traffic. Coca-Cola decided to reach out to these commuters and transform the highway into an outdoor cinema- complete with a large movie screen, popcorn to snack on, and, of course, Coca-Cola to drink.

This move by Coca-Cola truly embodies what Experiential Marketing is about. Commuters stuck in miserable traffic who were then offered a cool drink (Coca-Cola), and entertainment (short movies), will almost definitely experience a positive emotional response they will connect with the Coca-Cola brand.

Best Buy made a comparable move in 2011 on Black Friday. Approximately 120 Best Buys across the country came to the rescue for Black Friday shoppers waiting in long lines, and offered a big screen outdoor movie event featuring the new Blockbuster film Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows Part 2.

For the 25th Anniversary of the classic Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Groupon decided to host a screening of the film at Wrigley Field. The location was perfect since most of the movie was filmed in Chicago. Three huge screens were set up, and Groupon, a daily deal site, fittingly offered a deal on the tickets. $10 was all it took to get a bleacher seat for the event.

To promote the release of the new Fiat 500 and 500 Cabrio, the brand hosted a drive-in movie event in Times Square featuring free entertainment, food and drinks. The best part was that attendees could sign up and view the film from inside one of the Fiat’s. After the initial Times Square outdoor cinema event, it was taken on the road to other cities like Chicago and Los Angeles. Since the Fiat 500 and the 500 Cabrio are re-makes, the films chosen were also re-makes; selections included Ever After and Romeo and Juliet.

Experiential Marketing Events like these are enjoyable for those who attend and are meant to create a positive buzz about the company. When successful, the experience has an effect on not only those who attended, but all of the people the attendees tell about the event.

Hosting an outdoor movie event is one of many ways to promote your brand and create a positive buzz about your company. If you are trying to make a big impact, an outdoor movie event is certainly an Experiential Marketing approach worth considering.

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Tips for Creating a Poster for Your Outdoor Movie Event

Posted by Paul Murray on Thursday May 10, 2012 Under Tips

Marketing or advertising for your outdoor movie event is one of the most important tasks you need to complete if you want your event to be successful. Creating a poster for your movie event is one of many simple marketing strategies you can use. Here are some helpful tips for creating a poster for your outdoor movie event.

Timing

Do not put up posters the day before your event. It is important to begin marketing or advertising your event early, at least a couple of weeks before the movie event, possibly even sooner. This gives you a better chance of achieving a higher turnout, since people will have time to make plans to attend your event.

Location

Choose where to put up your posters based on your target audience. If this is a family friendly event, hang your posters on bulletin boards at local parks, pediatrician’s offices, libraries, and other local family friendly hangouts. For an event on a college campus, advertise on bulletin boards around campus including residence halls and dining areas. Be sure to ask permission before hanging up any promotional materials.

Design

As you begin designing your poster, you will be faced with many decisions. Should you use color or not? What type and size font should you use? Should you include a picture? A few simple guidelines can help you make these decisions. Using color is a good idea to make your poster stand out. You should choose a large, simple font so that people can easily read your poster; keep the information you include simple and to the point so there is enough space for a larger font.

Content

Be sure to include the most important information; the date, time and location of the event are absolutely essential pieces of information. For a movie event you should also include the movie being shown and the recommended audience. For example, if the event is good for young children, teenagers, adults only, or appropriate for all ages.

Be sure to carefully proofread your poster. Another set of eyes for proofreading is a great idea even if you have a firm grasp of spelling and grammar, since it can be easy to miss your own mistakes. If you choose to include a picture, make sure it relates appropriately to the outdoor movie event you are hosting, and that the picture stands out on your poster.

If there is a website for the event or a contact person, be sure to include that information for those with questions about the event.

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Movies In the Park: A Money-Saving Movie Experience

Posted by Paul Murray on Monday May 7, 2012 Under Event Productions

As summer approaches you might be looking for money saving ways to have fun and entertain your family. Fortunately, cutting back on spending does not have to mean missing out on fun. In many towns there are plenty of cheap or free summer activities available.

This summer plan a stay-cation and enjoy a movie in the park. Spend your days checking out the cheap and free activities your town has to offer, such as parks, beaches, or the local pool, and then spend relaxing evenings enjoying an outdoor cinema.

Movie events outdoors are growing in popularity in towns all over the country. A large inflatable movie screen and a powerful sound system are used to create a movie theater experience under the stars. Companies host outdoor film events to show appreciation for their customers and to increase their visibility in the area. Organizations like churches and schools also host movies under the stars events. Many local parks and recreation departments are beginning to offer summer outdoor movie events at parks as well. These events offer a money saving, often family friendly, entertainment option.

Many outdoor cinema events offer cheap or free admission. Sometimes events are paid for by corporate sponsors, other times open air film events are provided by a town’s parks and recreation department. You will be able to enjoy a unique film experience, sitting outside with friends and family, and avoid paying movie theater prices.

Many events include pre-show activities in addition to the movie. Sometimes there are bands that play, or children’s activities like face painting, balloon art, or crafts.

Snacks are an important part of a movie experience. Many outdoor flick events feature cheap concessions with popcorn, candy and drinks available for a reasonable price. Or, if you prefer, you could bring your own picnic along with you. Be sure to also bring along something comfortable to sit on like an air mattress, blanket, or low-back lawn chairs.

Since outdoor movies are hosted in large public venues, they are often family friendly. A family friendly outdoor movie event is a great way to bond as a family and enjoy time together without spending a lot of money. Even pets are often allowed.

If, like many people, you are trying to find ways to cut back on spending, you might be worried about how the changes will affect your family. You might be worried that spending less will mean missing out on fun activities and disappointing your family. Outdoor movie events are the perfect way to entertain the whole family without breaking the budget.

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