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February 02, 2007, 09:13:11 PM - ORIGINAL POST -

Poster templates:
(For examples of how to use them/where I put them, see the Acme pictures below)

The one on the left is supposed to be cut at the bottom so people can rip the url off.

Places with posters already:
PiU - on the left side of the cabinet

All the Bemani machines, full sheets on the left sides of the dance cabinets; in the front of DM and beatmania.

UW Hub
DDR Machine - Left side of cabinet.

Places that need posters still:

Tons of places to put them! I never go to Narrows, so if someone could get them it would be great.

I never go here either... do you think GW would keep the posters up at all?

Where else?
Read February 02, 2007, 09:38:44 PM #1

Quote from: "BLueSS"
Alright, so couple things...

1) Color or B/W?  Obviously it'd be expensive if they were all in color, but a couple color ones could possibly be more eye catching at prominent locations (GW, Acme, Narrows).

2) Location on the machine? Bill was mentioning they were on the sides before... those would be good spots but they might be missed if people aren't the type to put stuff there, I'd think.
There's the prime spot where "Konami" is on the machine front to place a smaller flyer, do you think this would be effective at all?

3) How long are these flyers going to stay up before someone takes them down/best way of sticking them to the machine without arcade owners getting mad for sticky residue or anything related?

4) Any creative ideas?

white fo sho

(also would like some at All star lanes)

side's of the machine sounds good  the Konami on the front of the machine can go

i would use scotch or double stick tape

and maybe some glitter? or.....nvm
Read February 02, 2007, 09:39:11 PM #2

Color at the prominent locations (include TCB, I saw like 5 or 6 decent players there).

On the marquee or on the "Konami" spot for small flyers.

Use tape and attach them to the top of the marquee. That part of the machine is usually invisible, and you can wipe off any residue left.

I don't have any creative ideas yet, but I probably will come up with some by tomorrow.
Read February 02, 2007, 11:11:00 PM #3

If we make flyers, we'll pretty much have to go with Black ink. (Rainbow Flyers would be EXPEN$IVE) Plus, arcades are generally pretty low-light, so colors wouldn't show up much anyways. I was thinking (like my DDRevo2 flyers) that they could be just black on flourescent/brightly colored paper. Those things GLOWED at Narrows; very hard to miss.

Side/marquee/whatever works. It really depends on the placement of the machine.

BLUE MASKING TAPE. It sticks well enough to hold flyers on indefinitely, but comes off without any residue at all.
Read February 02, 2007, 11:43:51 PM #4

Make it like the job opening flyers that people put on community boards, with the little tabs.

On the tabs:

Pacific Northwest
Bemani Community

Replace the flyer when the tabs run out.
Place the flyers individually based on what the arcade managers want.
I think that's the easiest, most effective way to do it.

Make a colour one and a B&W one.  Those of us who feel like using up our colour ink in our printers should be able to.  Right to waste colour ink was left out of the Bill of Rights because they couldn't agree on whether to spell it "color" or "colour". Grin
Read February 03, 2007, 04:02:13 AM #5

Scotch tape on all 4 sides.  Best compromise between vandalism and residue.

Black and "white" on colorful paper.  Works well for low light.
Read February 03, 2007, 06:59:06 AM #6

I always used scotch tape years back with the DDR Freak signs.  Seemed to come off the cabinets okay after the vandals had torn the signs off.  But in most locations, those signs lasted about a year.  Not bad.
Read February 04, 2007, 01:19:40 PM #7

I say color for the dominant, high-traffic locations (Acme, Narrows, possibly HUB too) and B&W for everywhere else.
Sides of the machine (specifically, the left and right faces of the monitor) is where I remember flyers before, and I don't think there really is anywhere else we can put them on the machine.  People would get pissed if we put them on front of the monitor.

A little unrelated, but we should really start making flyers for tourneys as well.  It's been a pretty long time since I've seen one, and might be another one of the causes for the not-so-great tournament attendance we've been having.  A tournament would be a great place to get the word out about our community.
Read February 04, 2007, 01:23:18 PM #8

Quote from: "tada"
A tournament would be great for the community.

Revised, yes, but I think this is also accurate.
Read February 04, 2007, 01:28:55 PM #9

That completely does not get out what I wanted to say.  Actually advertising tournaments, instead of making them known only to us is what we need to do.  It would help us get entrants from outside the community, boosting the overall attendance, and gathering people all in one place that we could tell about our community.
Read February 04, 2007, 02:06:28 PM #10

I just want to chime in and say that everyone's saying almost the same thing about ideas... not that i'm discouraging them, but I'm saying that we should get on with the actual creating of said flyers.
Read February 04, 2007, 02:10:52 PM #11

Seeing as how I have almost no artistic talent, I'm out.

Also, I think I'm the only one who brought up flyers for tourneys.
Read February 09, 2007, 06:40:16 PM #12

You guys are all talk.

Read February 09, 2007, 06:44:47 PM #13

Sweet, looks nice; could you make it so that others can easily reproduce/print it?
Read February 09, 2007, 06:53:25 PM #14

I kept it simple so it's easy to read quickly. it's about the size of a bumber sticker so it'll fit on the narrow spaces on most games nicely.
Read February 09, 2007, 07:25:15 PM #15

Well so at this point I move that this topic becomes "I posted the sticker on the _____machine at the _____arcade."

Thanks Davyn!
Read February 09, 2007, 07:52:31 PM #16

I was all talk because I've been really sick all week and had two midterms on top of that.. but definitely nice and simple.
(Actually I was just waiting for someone else to do it... although I did start working on it today.)

(Just stating a question) How effective will the sign be in terms of communicating to a random non-internet nerd that likes music games that, "If you come and join the forums you can meet other players and hear about events and tournaments?"
I'm curious if they visit the forums without knowing what it offers first.
Read February 09, 2007, 09:24:13 PM #17

Honestly, I think it'd be difficult to describe the breadth of the forums and what they're about merely through a banner; I think in general when advertising it's better to use something simple to see and remember and make it look like something that's fairly prominent, and it will generally get people interested.  If a person can't see 1) music+ 2) game + 3) northwest + 4) website URL and put the pieces together enough to at least visit the site, even if they're not an internet nerd, I fear explaining the concept to them in person in detail, so...

Maybe we could modify a corner or side of the banner to give a short description: News, tournaments, events, peeps.  Or something like that? Probably at the bottom after the URL would work best.
Read February 09, 2007, 09:28:26 PM #18

For advertising tournaments, we should make a separate, full-size banner, instead of tacking it onto this one somewhere.
Read February 09, 2007, 09:30:10 PM #19

I agree, for seperate tournaments, definitely.

But there should be maybe a description of "news/events/tournaments/peeps" on that banner specifics, just broad things on the banner.
Read February 09, 2007, 10:10:18 PM #20

I'll probably try and help out with this once I'm done with my Nightshade animation.
Read February 09, 2007, 10:12:07 PM #21

Maybe we should get a group picture at the next get-together, and have that on the poster to make it look like there's a lot of us.

Propoganda: good shit.
Read February 10, 2007, 01:13:34 AM #22

We should also all have lots of money and a speech bubble below says "Join and you TOO can be this happy and filthy rich!" =D

But srsly, picture idea sounds cool.  I don't know if everyone on these boards is comfortable with posting their picture (I'm cool with it, and obviously dancingtofu has his pic viewable, but others..?)
Read February 10, 2007, 01:39:38 AM #23

That's not a good idea.
Read February 10, 2007, 01:48:48 AM #24

i say we put Lhet in a speedo and make him do disconnected disco expert Double
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