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    Hey everyone,

    Recently I have been getting alot of gigs at a variety of defferent bars around my area. Mostly clubs and others are more like pubs and lounges in my hometown area.

    I usually just make an event and send it out to my entire list. But lately it seems it's feeling more and more like spam. I still want to be genuine and not overkill everyone so that every time I post an event it just seems reduntant to people. To me in recent years it seems events on facebook or the like are so common that less and less people check them unless its a huge event because people are spammed with them all week.

    Anyone have any facebook or other media tips for DJ's to seem more like an engager and less a spammer.
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    i created a list, with nearby friends and people how might be interested.. no point of inviting anybody who's living on the other side of the world to an event in your city..
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    I think the best way to promote yourself is tweeting, facebooking or bloging your agenda.

    Make a Facebook page where people can "like" and follow your updates, keep your agenda up to date and talk to people on facebook chat inviting them mouth to mouth (or keyboard to keyboard ).
    Tell them to invite their friends too and if you can, offer free drinks or a discount when buying a bottle of vodka or wisky.

    I'm a raver, I'm used to these types of self promotions and I guarantee that works for me.

    You need to try beign personal and not general when talking to your audience.

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    I like the idea of being a bit more personal for certain events..
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    I agree. Study most of the other blurbs produced today and avoid 80% of the adjectives and verbal constructs, or telling how you started by the age of four playing piano or something similar cliche-centric. Write about music rather than about yourself.

    If you make your promotions personal, people will like them.

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    personally i dont check any facebook 'events' anymore. too many to be bothered checkin daily. i seem to get 4-5 events a day :-/

    i would set up a group that people can 'like' as V-Hoff said. way less intrusive in my opinion.
    everytime you write a new post, it will show up in the user's feed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by josh@firestorm View Post
    personally i dont check any facebook 'events' anymore. too many to be bothered checkin daily. i seem to get 4-5 events a day :-/

    i would set up a group that people can 'like' as V-Hoff said. way less intrusive in my opinion.
    everytime you write a new post, it will show up in the user's feed.
    Facebook events are overused and I always seem to have a huuuge list of events, especially now in the summer.
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    Better off going with a core group of personal invites. If you are good enough, other people do the promotion for you.

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