If you’re like most wedding professionals you’ve either thought about or hosted a giveaway of some kind. The logic makes sense, offer your services for free to one lucky winner and the others will be hot leads. Except that’s often not how it shakes out. Today’s podcast guest was part of a giveaway for an entire $40k wedding and it did not turn out the way she anticipated but she learned from it and you can too!

Today’s Guest: Jennifer Blaske

Episode #72 Why Hosting A Giveaway Might Not Be A Good Idea For Your Wedding Business

Jennifer Blaske is an Atlanta-based pianist who not only plays for weddings and parties, but also local choirs and musical theater productions. Her musical influences include Billy Joel, Tori Amos, Kate Bush, and Joni Mitchell.

When Jennifer isn’t playing the piano, she’s usually either writing or homeschooling two of her three children. Her book, Confessions of a Wedding Musician Mom, is scheduled to come out in the fall of 2016.

In this episode we’ll cover:

  • How even a really amazing huge $40k wedding giveaway can flop.
  • Why giveaways are not the answer to your marketing woes.
  • What to think about to determine if doing a giveaway is a good idea.
  • How giving something away for free can devalue it.
  • Legal issues you need to consider.
  • How to determine if doing giveaways are a good idea for your business or not.

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More from Jennifer:

Website: www.pianojenny.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/AtlantaWeddingPianist

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