A take off on
the "got milk?" campaign, the MOOZIK MINISTRY promotion is a
light-hearted approach to enlisting new people for ALL your choirs,
asking the question "Got Talent?" The youngest children through the
senior adults will smile at this approach.
several Word Documents [in right side-bar] onto which you can add your own information and
print them out... and use them today!
To carry this
program out, start looking for anything that
highlights Holstein cows; you'll be surprised how many cow things
there are out there, especially in crafts stores and toy stores.
Here are a few
Go to a
cloth store and buy enough cow-design cloth for a table cover (about
3 yards for a six foot table); I bought the faux fur cow-hide (!)
that people cover their truck seats with!! The sales lady actually
said, "Coverin' yer truck seats?" She obviously didn't know me!
Cover a table in a high-traffic area of your church and display your
www.simplybovine.com for LOTS of cow items... and ideas!!!
inflatable cow... or several... to display around the church; hang a
sign around its neck that says "Got Talent?" Once your campaign has
caught on, simply the sight of a cow will remind folks it's about
the Moozik Ministry.
keep an attendance chart for your choir (especially children), use
cow stickers instead of stars or notes. (Attendance
group(s) for ice cream, especially if they have cows as part of
their promotion (Ben & Jerry's works great). OR purchase gift
certificates from an ice cream parlor and put your own promotion
sticker on the back; give those out as a "treat" at the end of one
Rent a cow
costume (be careful with the udders on some of them!) and have the
cow visit Sunday School classes to distribute your promotional
pieces. Or have the cow greet people at the entrance to the
educational building one Sunday morning or Wednesday evening.
Buy a case
of Milk Duds and attach your promotion sticker to one side; give
these out as a promotion or as a "treat" at the end of rehearsals...
even for adults, by the way! If you can find the small boxes (like
for Halloween treats), you can hand these out to everybody one
Sunday or Wednesday.
ways to use the "MOO" theme in your newsletter articles, etc. For
instance, "Moove into the Choir Room," "In the Mooood for Some Good
Music?" "You may find this amoozing..." You'll find other people in
the church will give you more ideas for these... ad nauseum,
cities have done the Cows on Parade thing the past few years
(Chicago, Kansas City, etc.), and you will find miniatures of these
cows in many gift shops... they are not, by the way, cheap! However,
they make nice gifts for people related to the Moozik Ministry...
volunteers, etc. My favorite (given to me, actually) is Moozart!
Keep an eye out for those and other "nicer" cows.
stuffed animals are rampant! Purchase a few of those for promotional
items and for give-aways.
computers promotional items work because they use the black and white
cow spots on all their stuff! They will sell you mugs, etc. When we
first did this promotion, Gateway loaned us about 12 computer boxes
which we stacked as part of our display! That was when they had
local stores; but you might find some people who would loan you the
boxes their Gateway computers were delivered in.
For get well cards
for your choir members (especially children) check out the Hallmark
card no. 0987-7; the outside has a picture of a brown cow with the
phrase, "How Now?"; on the inside, it says "Better I hope!" Go to
your local Hallmark store and order several from their catalog!
Soon we will be
offering some of the above items in our "store." Keep an eye out for
the "GRAND OPENING" of the store... it will be on the home
page... like your Hometown Pharmacy!!!
OTHER PROMOTIONAL IDEAS!
Choir Promotion Sign - Just add
"Enterprise of Praise"
Greeting Card (new)
Got Talent? Poster
Labels - for music folders, etc. Change the church name and print on
Mailer - Change the return address, add your information, and it's
ready to mail!
Add your church's name, your name and info, and run
off your new stationery!
Cow Art - These images are collected from the MS Clip Art Gallery.
These are available to you already if you have MS Word; we've simply
collected a few for you. Feel free to find others in other clip art
resources you have available.
Add names and dates; apply
cow stickers to record rehearsal attendance.
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