3 visual promotional ideas that deliver sales
Younger elementary school students are capable of becoming interested in something once they’ve heard about it, but if you want to really get them excited, show it to them. After all, younger students tend to react more to visual stimulation and will believe in something even more once they’ve seen it in action.
With that in mind, since you want your students to be as enthusiastic as possible about your school fundraising ideas, you'll want to promote your elementary school sale visually. What follows are 3 proven fundraising ideas that can help give you maximum student excitement and most importantly, a much-improved sales outcome:
1. School Fundraiser Incentives Should on Display
Showing off any additional prizes that you are incorporating, like top seller prizes, grand prizes and daily prizes throughout your sale is highly recommended. During your kickoff assembly, place them on a display table at the front. In order to increase suspense, have these prizes covered up with a sheet or blanket as the students are walking into your kickoff assembly. Naturally everyone who walks by is going to be curious and will want to know what’s being hidden. Be sure not to reveal these prizes until the very end. This will leave a lasting impression on your students as they leave the kickoff area.
For more information on how to promote your kickoff, see 5 Steps to an Exciting School Fundraiser Kickoff.
Once the kickoff is over, you'll want to move your prizes to a prominent, yet secure area. One idea is to use your school’s display case. This is a highly-trafficked area where everyone will be able to see them as often as possible. If you don’t have a display case, place the prizes on a cart and wheel them into the cafeteria periodically during lunch.
2. Reminder Drawings Encourage More Selling
You may not think it’s practical, or even possible, to visualize your sales reminders, especially if you don’t do your morning announcements on TV. There are effective ways to make your sales reminders come to life for your students. Don’t just remind your students to sell, make them come to life by incorporating prize drawings.
By using fundraising prize coupons to increase sales, you can periodically draw 5-10 names out of your drawing box. The winners get to come to the office to receive their prize or special privilege for the day. This then becomes great advertising for your fundraiser because these students will show what they've won to their friends. Some schools go a step further and have their drawings during their morning assembly. This way everyone sees first-hand what's happening. And don’t think the prizes that you can use have to cost you anything.
3. Use Your Fundraiser Promotional Video
If your school fundraising company has provided a promotional video that shows what your students can win, this will add even more excitement. For instance, schools that use our super party incentive will get show their students what they can experience once they've sold a certain number of items. You'll want to show this video at your kickoff as well as periodically throughout your sale.
The more effectively you visually promote your school fundraiser, the more money you can potentially make.