It seems we’re seeing “The Donald” a lot more as of late. I know, I know. He seems to be a spokesperson for a lot of companies lately. And he’s also a major contributor and supporter to Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign. We’ll see how that pays off down the road, won’t we.
Careful What You Ask for, Especially When Promoting Political Events
I am going to give you a little tip here on how to promote an event – never ask a question that you really don’t know the answer to. Or another way of putting it is; never ask a question that can potentially lead to embarrassing answers.
Often, as part of political events, the candidate will offer themselves to the winner of a contest. Of course these types of promotions are done as ways of raising campaign money. Certainly nothing wrong as many politicians will do this to raise the much-needed campaign funds.
Donald Trump Is Learning Event Promotion the Hard Way
Promoting an event, or rather how to promote an event, can be a difficult task and can take some mastering. Unfortunately, for Mr. Trump, it seems he’s not taking the time to learn how to promote events properly.
The Romney campaign decided that it would run an event promotion to have dinner with Mitt Romney and Donald Trump. To Republican voters this could be enough of a draw to make them want to contribute to Mitt Romney’s campaign. At least that was the hopes of the campaign itself. So Mr. Trump took to Twitter (he seems to like twitter as of late) and posed the following question:
Now, again, it’s not so much about the event itself. With this, it’s more about the way the question is posed. Or, more importantly, it’s about the question itself that was posed. As you can guess, twitter world went abuzz with people answering Mr. Trump’s question. And I’m sure you can guess, most of the answers are not even fit to print in this article. So instead I am posting a link so that you go and take a look yourself (but don’t forget I did warn you). Click here to see the twitter community’s answers to Donald Trump’s question.
With event promotion communication is the key. But the take away here is that you’d better be careful what you ask for because you just may get the answers that are really on everybody’s mind.