10 Ways To Market Your Escape Room For FREE!

As an escape room marketer I have the pleasure of working with many escape rooms all around the world. And sadly I’ve heard about several who have had to recently close down permanently due to a lack of cash flow during lockdown.

And money is absolutely a concern for all escape rooms right now, and maybe for you right now. Sure, your escape room may finally be able to reopen soon – but even when you have, you have to start clawing back money. It’s going to be a long road.

So I thought for this weeks blog, let’s focus on ways you can market your escape room and get bookings – at no cost – for FREE!

3 Changes You Must Make To Your Marketing Before You Reopen Your Escape Room

To lead on from last week, today I’m going to focus specifically on changes to your marketing that MUST be made before you reopen – and there’s a total of 3 that I believe are absolute MUSTs.

As an escape room marketer, an escape room player, and as a human being who (like everyone else) has been changed by recent events – I truly believe the 3 changes to your marketing I’m going to cover will be critical to how fast your escape room can recover from being closed for so long.

I truly believe that, and I truly want to help you all I can – so please make sure you take notes and ensure you take ACTION between now and the day you can reopen, so you’re best prepared.

15 Ways To Get Ready To Reopen Your Escape Room

Although it’s still uncertain, and will vary country by country, many escape rooms will be able to start reopening in the coming weeks. Again, there’s no set date but it’s really important for escape rooms to start getting ready.

This is incredibly important because it’s not going to be a case of opening back up one day, and business will be usual. That won’t happen. The world has changed, people have changed. Your escape room and your marketing needs to change and adapt too.

What I’ve done is gone over dozens, if not hundreds, of different actions (both marketing and otherwise) that escape rooms need to take, and I’ve listed the top 15 – these are those that are most critical.

3 Ways To Get Your Former Customers To Book Your New Live Escape Experiences

I really want to help you to generate as much income as possible during this difficult situation and whilst your escape room doors are physically but temporarily closed. That’s why today I’m going to share 3 ways you can get your former customers to book your new live experiences.

Whilst there will be so many people who have never played any of your games before who will be perfect to market to, there is no substitute for marketing to former customers.

This is because they know you already – they’ve played one of more of your rooms historically, and they will have loved it and loved your team. So by coming along and offering them something similar but also very different, you’ll find that many former customers would love to book a live online experience right away.

So what are you waiting for? Let’s dive in…

5 Ways To Engage Your Audience & Transform Them Into Virtual Experience Customers

Today I want to follow the theme of ways you can get more customers for your virtual experiences, and reveal to you 5 ways you can engage your audience AND transform them into virtual experience customers.

The methods I’m going to share will be useful for both your social media audiences AND your website audience: Those who visit your website!

These are the that the majority of your future new bookings will come from – and that will be the case long after the world has returned to normal, and your escape room has reopened.

3 Ways Gamification Marketing Can Get You More Virtual Experience Bookings

Today I want to continue to help all of you who have started to, or are going to, offer virtual experiences as a way of creating some income during the ongoing situation.

Virtual escape room experiences are almost brand new, they’re cutting edge, they’re modern and they’re something a bit different. And what better way to get customers to book these kind of experiences than using marketing that is also cutting edge, modern and a bit different?

Gamification Marketing is the FUTURE of all escape room marketing – whether that’s virtual/online experiences, or standard in person escape rooms. It involves Marketing not your escape room or escape experiences, but a puzzle or a brain teaser.

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