Image by racoles via Flickr
When I visited my Facebook page today, I was surprised to find this message:
hey Marie, you’ve won a free shirt from http://Sarkhead.com/. let us know which one you want and what size.
Head Sark via Mookie, celebrity spokescat for Sarkhead
Great, I get my pick of all the shirts there–retailing at $59. each.
This is a good promotional tool. I posted a notice to Facebook and blogged about it. Now, I will share on Twitter, Digg, and Reddit.
A few months ago, I won a skillful pencil drawing from artist Trevor Jones, which led me to write an article about him for Yahoo!
A give-away is a great way to promote. Artists have lots of options and ways to do this. It doesn’t have to be a $59. shirt or a pencil drawing potentially worth hundreds. I’ve exchanged artist cards and postcards with artists I’ve met on Facebook. The point is to connect, share, get some energy going, get your name and art out there–which is priceless PR.