This is your chance to help the show grow and save money! I know that we have a lot of people invested in the show that have been around for some or all of the journey from idea, to show, to Hollywood, back to Springfield, to real TV show. Without a budget, we need to be creative and grassrootsy. We’re getting organized so people can help spread the word of the show, whether it be attending the show live, or watching it on TV. With individuals committed to spreading the word to their circles, the reach of the show, well, it multiplies. You will be an integral part in making the show succeed.
How to be a Mystery Hour Multiplier
-Sign up with the form below
-Share posts from The Mystery Hour, Jeff, or friends on Facebook
-When you watch the show on TV, or come to the show, mention it on social media
-Invite and tell, family, coworkers, or enemies about the show the old fashioned way, face to face
-Tell your friends the not quite old fashioned, not quite modern way, fax them.
-Say things to your coworkers like, “Hey, did you see the show last night?” When you refer to it as, “The Show,” people will think it is important.
-Take ownership of the success of the show. You’re a part of it!
What you get
-If you bring a friend to the show for the first time, just mention it at the box office and you will get 10% off the ticket price for up to two guests (you are certainly welcomed and encouraged to bring more). We recognize that you could cheat the system on this one, but don’t, we’re just trusting you.
-A weekly e-mail from The Mystery Hour updating you about what is going on with the show regarding attendance, ratings, upcoming guests, and behind the scenes information before anyone else knows.
-A t-shirt, or a button, or a sticker or something yet to be determined, to show membership in The Mystery Hour Multipliers.
-Ownership in the show. You can say you are an integral part of the show, and it will be the truth.
This sounds cool, right? I’ve appreciated everyone’s dedication and enthusiasm to the show, it’s meant a lot. Let’s take the show to the next level. Honestly, none of any of this happens up to this point without you, let’s just make it official.
By the way, here is how this idea came about.
Ultimately, The Mystery Hour on television is a grand experiment. Can you put on a TV show with virtually no budget? We operate with mostly volunteers and college students, and I feel that we put on a pretty darn good show. What we lack in money, we make up for in creativity, which is fun.
I’ve put on The Mystery Hour for about six years now, this being our first on television. I feel very capable, and have a lot of experience putting on a monthly event (the show has always been held monthly, and continues to be). I’ve found that marketing for a show that airs weekly on TV is a different animal, which lends itself to a legitimate marketing budget…which we don’t have. So, we do what we do, we get creative.
My day job has been working at a blood center for a number of years organizing blood drives with volunteers. Getting people to a blood drive is done with no budget, and the enormous obstacle of a mountain of needles standing in the way. If you can successfully market an event where people go to get stuck with needles, you can market a TV show that people will leisurely watch in their living room.
Wanna know how you get a person to a blood drive? You create as many recruiters as you can made up of people who buy into it and ask their friends, family, and coworkers to come.
So that’s what we’re doing.