Escape Room Marketing 2020 Highlights Part 2

Today I’m going to be following up on our last blog, where I started sharing some of the highlights from the first half of 2020s escape room marketing blog: the strategies, the opportunities, and ways to survive during the biggest threats the industry has ever faced.

This is because, as we come close to the end of 2020 it’s important to look back at the good, the bad and everything else in between when it comes to escape room marketing. And sure, 2020 has been full of the bad but we shouldn’t overlook all of the good that came from the year too!

Not only is this a great opportunity look back on the year, it’s great to remind yourself or catch up on some new strategies that you could try in 2021.

So without further ado, let’s dive in to the escape room marketing 2020 highlights part 2…!

11 Free Resources To Help You To Market Your Escape Room

Today I want to stay on the theme of FREE’s when it comes to marketing and focus on FREE resources that can be used in your marketing.

There are so many services and marketing resources that cost money and they do an awesome job. But there are also many resources that are completely free to use, that do just as good a job at helping you with your marketing. With the added bonus that it saves you money, which these days has never been so critical!

So let’s quickly dive in and start revealing all of the awesome free resources that can help you market your escape room. They’ll be some you already know of and use, but they’ll be at least a few you definitely don’t know of!

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…

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