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NIGHTCLUB PROMOTIONS,
BE AN EAGER LEARNER.
By RichUnger@promotingnightclubs.com

The biggest challenge facing Nightclub, Bar, Lounge, Sports Bar Owners, is to be an eager learner.
The Best Owners I have spoken with, listen, they look and they learn.
They are eager learners to absorb why they should stop discounting drinks and beer.
They are anxious to stop spending so much money on Clear Channel Radio.
They are excited to refuse to spend anymore money on flyers.
They are willing to admit they are behind the times and open to fresh new, cutting edge
Marketing & Promotions.
Now with the Holidays upon us, and then an entire Year of Money Making Moments, now is
the time to stop saying "NO" to your Manager, to your DJ to your Staff, and pick up the phone and call me.
You have to know what is going on in this industry right now.
There is no way to achieve super success, if you continue to operate in the same stale, predictable, boring ways.
You cannot learn it by yourself.
In order to learn the new basics of Nightclub 101, Bar 102, Lounge 103 and Sports Bar 104
you must be willing to listen, to observe, to understand, to comprehend, to connect, to
look forward to a new path to pack your establishment.
You must seek it out.
The most powerful way to motivate you is for you to listen.....................................................
Always seek out the Best, the most Informed, the Expert, the Maven, the Brilliance.
Not the radio salesperson looking simply for a buy and a check.
Not the liquor salesperson trying to put brands behind your bar, just to move out cases.
Not the beer salesperson hoping for another draft head and neon in your room.
Not the Alternative Newspaper salesperson just seeking an ad.
I look in my own Community at "MINX NIGHTCLUB" and all the missed opportunities they had this first Year to really do incredible business, but in my expert opinion, due to a horrible front door design, which pitted sloppy patrons entering right next to their upscale lounge, it was a total negative.
Upscale Patrons did not want to even see the average clubbers going into the main part of the Club.
But they were situated where both entrances were ten feet away from each other.
No logic...........................No Thought Process....................................No foresight..........................
Then, the same club was paying females to dance on platforms in ugly outfits, why would you have to pay young ladies to dance?
Every female Patron who wants to enjoy a nightclub will dance and even jump up on a platform and give it her Beyonce Best.
All because of the failure of Ownership to listen, to learn to look, to let The Best teach them the Ways of "The New Nightclub World".
Look at "The Dirty Martini Bar/Club" in Clearwater, Florida.
Their entire focus is on drink specials, on Jazz, that nobody who patronizes the club, spends, tips and frequents more than just one night a week, because, they are targeting a demographic that is way too old and they are in fact becoming known as an "OLD CLUB" meaning much older patrons.
That can be a snake pit in terms of attempting to generate excellent income and packed nights.
But once again Owners are slow to react, and even slower to change.
It is a systemic problem of Owners who have just opened in the last four months, and poured huge dollars into remodeling, but never got off the ground.
Instead of offering "THE FUN" and "THE WOW FACTORS", this Owner chooses to book bands that are a toss up if they are going to draw patrons, refuses to institute a cover charge, thus placing the entire expense of the night life, as well as the day to day operation entirely on the bar.
And on top of this, offers drink specials and let's ladies drink free.
The final nail in the coffin is featuring a Jazz Band on the night before Thanksgiving.
I mean I can't make these totally whacked strategies up.
How long do you think this establishment is going to last?
Why do Owners refuse to accept reality, but rather operate in fantasy land?
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A FEW MORE NIGHTMARES:
Then, there is the Sports Bar in Michigan, for 18 years it has established itself as thee place to watch a game, but then Two National Chains came in and buried the local legendary Sports Bar.
What did he do to steal the thunder from the two National Chain Establishments from opening...................................................................?
NOTHING.
Nope, instead,the Owner turned to Texas Hold Em five nights a week, five nights a week, drawing anywhere from 100 to 150 patrons in a room that holds 600 people.
That means 75% of his space sits idle and offers no "FUN", no "WOW FACTORS" nothing.
The Owner says "He is burnt out", ok, but what about seeking out a new format, a new direction, a new concept, that targets Women, whom he says very few of, frequent his Sports Bar.
He has taken no action to stem the tide and take back his market share.
He is losing tens of thousands of dollars and I cannot even tell you why he will not act?
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Now let us travel to Harrisburg, Pa. to a Restaurant, with a Martini Bar upstairs, but nobody is going upstairs.
The Manager is booking great bands but nobody cares.
The Owner is offering drink specials, but nobody cares.
Both say our Martini Bar & Lounge is beautiful with couches and great decor.
"It's the most beautiful lounge in Harrisburg".
That's fine, but again I ask, where is "THE FUN", where are "THE WOW FACTORS".
And to waste even more money, this establishment takes a full page ad out in a "BAR FLY" Magazine that nobody is responding to.
If you don't get results, why continue to waste your money?
They don't charge a cover charge, so the bar has to pay the band, huge mistake, you can't see a brand new movie, showing during the day at a movie theater, for less than $5, why, why, why would you book top bands and not charge an entertainment charge?
So this Restaurant and Martini Bar/Lounge suffers along, with no upside in sight.
They like so many other establishments are losing tens of thousands of dollars.
And I cannot even tell you why the Owner and the Manager will not act?
YOU CAN'T MAKE THIST STUFF UP.
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DO YOU HONESTLY THINK A BAR OR CLUB OFFERING $1 DRINKS IS MAKING MONEY?
YOU KNOW WHAT YOUR COMPETITION IS PAYING FOR A CASE OF WELL VODKA, OF WELL RUM, OF WELL BOURBON, OF WELL TEQUILA, HOW DO YOU EVEN THINK THAT A BAR OR CLUB THAT OFFERS $1 DRINKS, FREE DRINKS FOR LADIES, IS MAKING ANY MONEY?
Add no cover charge as a revenue source, add the worthless radio advertising and alternative newspaper ads, and you show me their bottom line is not in the RED ?
These Bars and Clubs selling their liquor cheap, are drawing, attracting the worse
type of patron.
The patron who is coming in and frequenting this establishment not for what they are presenting, but what they are pricing.
You do the math, you know what liquor costs, you add on his overhead, his dumb radio advertising, and then his charging a $1 a drink, now you tell me honestly where he is even breaking even, let alone, destroying any ability to generate viable profits?
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That's right just $15 each.
Many Bars and Clubs have their radio stations, their beer vendors, their liquor companies underwrite the cost of the bikinis.
Why on earth don't you ?
But in January the price goes up to $17 each, because of the fabric price increase.
So, even if you just take the box and put them away until "SPRING BREAK" , why not be smart, be wise, think ahead, and save $2 per Bikini RIGHT NOW??????????
Now your going to ask me, why should I buy your bikinis?
Because when you offer girls who didn't bring a bikini as well as girls who did bring a bikini a free $75. bikini just for entering your event, you all of a sudden have 12 to 20 contestants, instead of your desperate four or five.
IT'S THE LATEST RAGE...............
You should be holding "BIKINI FASHION BASHES" where you simply enlist local models to present Runway high style Fashion Shows featuring your Bikinis.
You feature a Female Hostess on the microphone , not some lame DJ who talks trash and degrades the Models & the Event.
In upscale lounges, this is the latest rage.
No sleaze, No shaking the booty, No trash, No DJ host.
Rather, all STYLE, all "PROJECT BIKINI" Fashion Presentations.
Stop thinking like you do, and start implementing what I do.
Don't just hold Contests, but feature "PROJECT BIKINI" Fashion Flashes.
Simply call Diane now at 1-941-921-7027, ask her for the Dec. Bikini Offer.
The hottest Clubs, and bars in NYC and LA and Miami are featuring "PROJECT BIKINI", where you bring in models, Order our Bikinis and then call me I will give you the ENTIRE concept.
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WHAT DEFINES YOUR BAR, YOUR CLUB, YOUR SPORTS BAR, YOUR LOUNGE?
Let's get right down to it, shall we?
What defines your establishment?
What is the perception of your place from your Community?
What do Women who go out, think of your bar?
What do Spenders think of your place?
What is your ratio of charge card use over cash?
What makes your bar, club, lounge, sports bar, stand out above all others?
Who has the most proficient, and popular bartenders in your area?
What was your counter strategy to brand new competing establishments opening up against you?
What do you have planned for 2008 that is going to be above, beyond and simple Great?

HAVE A HEALTHY, HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR, AND LET'S NOT MAKE THE SAME MISTAKES AS YOU DID IN 07, THIS YEAR CALL ME AT 1-941-921-7027 OR E-MAIL ME AT RICHUNGER@PROMOTINGNIGHTCLUBS.COM 
LET'S PACK YOUR PLACE RIGHT OUT OF THE NEW YEAR GATE......
 

Copyright � 2007 Rich Unger

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