|Posted: 15 December 2003 at 4:19pm | IP Logged
Flyer Submission FAQ
If you're planning on sending flyers to us here's some things you need to know:
Helping those who help themselves
We will only take flyers that will be either passed out or hung up
around town. You know, because that's what "flyers" are... they're for
flyering. We offer this service free so that bands can reach an
audience that might not be downtown to the flyers or at the shows to
pick one up.
But with that said, most flyers are only black ink (who can
afford color flyers?). if you want to have a diffrent color version for
our site, that's fine. Just be sure that the ones you actually pass out
or hang follow the very important "payment" rule:
Small Fee (dont worry, it virtually free)
Unlike other sites that do the flyer-on-the-front-page-thing for
free, GainesvilleBands.com requires a small "fee" to be paid by the
band (or whomever is distributing the flyers). Far be it from us to
accept any type of monetary compensation from bands. No, no, no! The
only "fee" we require is that "GainesvilleBands.com" appears someplace
on the actual distributed flyers.
Why? Well, think of it this way...
We make no money off of anything, therefore no advertising
budget for us. The only way we're able to help the local bands (i.e.
YOU) is to for you to help us.
If someone sees someone else's flyer with
"gainesvillebands.com" on it, and comes to the site, there's a pretty
good chance that person will notice your upcoming shows as well. It's
like free advertising for you! So, the smallest thing that can be done
to help out us will, in the long run, help out you as well.
Width: 500px MAX
@ 72 DPI
as small as you can
Flyers should be sized around 500 points (pixels) in width. Whatever we receive will be resized to something that will fit on our front page.
should be under 100k. But the smaller you can get them the faster
they will load, and more of a chance to be seen)
||GIF, JPG, GIF...
||if you have the size and
resolution right, JPG's or GIFs are fine. If not, send a .PSD
(photoshop) file. To be honest, we'll take damn near anything (BMP,
GIF, JPG, TIFF, PNG), you're just making glyph do more work
||Yep or B&W
||I know that most of the flyers that are made will be in in Grayscale, but the online version you send us can be in Color.
||Somewhere on the flyer
appear anywhere on the flyer. Small text at the bottom is fine or (if
you really want to) big letters accross the top. As long as you're
promoting us we'll promote you. Remember that it should appear on the
flyers that you HAND OUT or POST! Dont just send us a version
with GB.com on it and then distribute another without it. That will
only piss us off, and make sure you wont have your flyers here again.
||Some people get miffed that
their flyer will be in rotation with other flyers. Deal with it.
GainesvilleBands.com is an equal oppertunity type place. If we have 3
flyers that week, you will be seen by 30% of the visitors (but probably
more since most people refresh the splash page to see all the flyers)
||at LEAST one week before
||I like to get things up and going one week before a show starts.
|Submit all flyers to this address |
NAMING: Plese name ALL flyers using this scheme:
YY_MM_DD_VenueName.jpg (or gif or whatever)
NOTE!!! YEAR FIRST!!!! and please use underscores!!!
If flyers are not named and sized properly i wont be able to put them directly up. They may need to wait a few days.
Edited by glypher on 24 March 2005 at 11:36pm