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October 2016 E-Blast
Marching into fall are we. Just now putting the September edition to bed and then we're on to the prequel of the holiday season...October. And have we got some fun things in store for YOU!
SPOOKTACULAR FUN GUIDE
A special section devoted to our advertisers that are planning festive and fun activities in October sliding into November. Think pumpkins, corn mazes, hayrides, spooky costumes and parties, fundraisers, holiday special events, holiday family retreats and dare I say this...advertisers that are looking to get a jump on the Christmas season. Last year a number of our current advertisers spooked up and enlarged their ads for October. This year we are even offering a tremendous prize for the most spooktacular ad. Great fun for everyone! We are filling up fast, a Christmas tree farm and some retail folks have already reserved space to get an early start on Christmas.
Deadline for reserving your space will be September 12th.
Contact us for a hauntingly scary good deal! And be sure to talk to us about promoting your business and/or event or Halloween special on our Facebook or Twitter feed.
CHRISTMAS IN OCTOBER... Santa's discounts just ahead of the holiday rush!
All new and returning advertisers (defined as having been out of The Kid's Directory for a year or more) are being offered a holiday package at substantial savings...at or below our 12 month rate! The savings for our most common sized ad will be over $100 and for, say, a full page, the savings will climb to over $250. There is a catch however; you've got to run for 3 consecutive months (Oct., Nov., and Dec.). Contact your sales rep. for some additional promotional offers.
ALL ADVERTISERS INVITED!!! This also means that The KD will be overprinting our publications to accommodate these events...i.e. More Bang for Your Buck!
The Birth Fair, now in its 15th year, is a small and highly targeted event. For those of you looking to market to pregnant and expanding families, this is a great venue. The atmosphere is intimate, relaxed and educational. We've supported and sponsored this event for years. The event will be located on Waugh Drive just north of Memorial Drive between River Oaks and Downtown. The contact website is www.houbirth.org. The contact person for booth space is Andrea Moran at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will have a booth there and we will of course be handing out The Kid's Directory. Attendance is expected to exceed 1500 folks.
15th Annual Northwest Private School Preview. This too is a well established and successful event. As the title implies, it is a collection of over 20 private schools from Northwest Houston who are there to meet and greet perspective parents and students. It is well attended with crowds of about 300. Represented schools offer educational programs to kids from pre-school through high school. The KD will be there as both a vendor and the sponsor of the event. For advertisers operating in the Northwest and who offer enrichment programs of all types or offer up services that benefit these demographics, this is a perfect opportunity for you to also get acquainted with perspective customers...whether they be schools, parents, or the children.
For more information contact The Kid's Directory or Angie Ramirez who is in charge of the event. Her contact information is email@example.com.
If you won't be physically attending, don't worry. Your ad in The Kid's Directory will be!
AND NOW ON TO THE FREEBIES...lots of goodies
As confirmation of the fact that Christmas can come in October, you'll find a host of fun and exciting things Santa has set aside for our advertisers and those who are considering becoming part of The KD family:
Schlitterbahn: We have a fair number of passes to their indoor facility in Galveston.
Dewberry Farms: pumpkin patches, hayrides and a corn maze that will blow your mind.
Limited number of tickets. (www.dewberryfarm.com)
Texas Renaissance Festival: Where Robin Hood, Shakespeare and the Queen come to life before your very eyes. Opening weekend tickets (Oct 8th or 9th) are available. (www.texrenfest.com).
Moody Gardens: Select tickets for either The Rainforest or The Aquarium. Tickets are good only until October 1st. So hurry! (www.moodygardens.com)
Dickens on the Strand: This is one of my most favorite events. It's a 19th century street fair along the Galveston Strand complete with wandering minstrels, sword swallowers , strolling carolers, great food, jugglers, and bunches more. Additionally, there are 6 stages of entertainment. It will be held on December 2nd, 3rd and 4th. Everything in period costumes. You and your kids will have a ball! For more information you can go to www.galvestonhistory.org.
Improv Theatre: We have tickets for the Family Comedy and Magic Shows as well as their Adult performances. Check their website (www.improv.com) for performance dates and times.
Fancy Nancy: Splendiferous Christmas The Musical (Nov. 8th-Dec. 23rd)
Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market: This is the annual holiday shopping extravaganza benefitting the Houston Ballet. It will be held at the NRG Center on Thurs. Nov. 10-Sun. Nov. 13th. (www.nutcrackermarket.com)
And that's not all. Santa also has 4 more extraordinary activities in his bag they are in limited quantity...so we've decided to hold contests for them. There is a brief description below. To get more information about the contests, contact your sales rep or the office or look for another email within the next week.
Wings Over Houston: The Return of the US Navy Blue Angels. Ellington Field on Oct. 22nd and 23rd. (www.wingsoverhouston.com)
LEGO Kids Fest: These are VIP passes for the event held at the NRG on Oct. 21-23. Creative, fun and educational event for the whole family. (www.legokidsfest.com)
Houston Symphony Family Series: Four concerts held from October 2016 to May 2017. We have just one family 4 pack for the whole series. (www.houstonsymphony.org)
Kellogg's Tour of Gymnastics Champions: Come meet and see the members of the 2012 and 2016 U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Teams for an extraordinary event on Sept. 30th 2016 at the Toyota Center. We have just 2 family 4 packs available. Your seats will be almost right on the floor! (www.houstontoyotacenter.com)