Yesterday’s announcement of the 2011 Oscar nominees offers countless promotional opportunities. With four weeks till the Oscar Night on Feb. 27 now is the time to start brainstorming on nominee-themed cocktails, promotions and contests. Click here to see the list of nominees and read on for some ideas to jump-start your star-studded creativity so you can cash in on the upcoming celeb-fest:
Dreamy Cocktails – Challenge your bartenders and your suppliers to conjure up some “Inception”-themed libations. A drink within a drink?
Social Network Night – Plan a speed-meeting promotional night where guests can “friend” each other for real, and mix up some signature cocktails with Tweet-speak names (LOL, CUL8R, BFF….).
Oscar Nominee Trivia Contest – Create a weekly schedule of trivia nights, with prizes for winners of each round and a grand prize for the big winner. Invite guests and also staff to dress as their favorite actor/actress or in the theme of their pick for Best Picture for the final round event, and award prizes for the best costume. Prizes can be movie themed – Fandango or movie theater gift cards, DVDs, etc. – or relate to your venue – complimentary bar food, etc.
Start your planning today so you toast Oscar with a jam-packed bar and registers ringing on Oscar weekend.