Putting your best face forward to compete for your high school homecoming court means you will need to play a game that blends politics and popularity. The rest is up to your peers to decide if you fit the bill. To campaign for your spot as king or queen means you'll have to use some traditional marketing as well as innovative ideas to set yourself apart from your competition.
Promote yourself by using traditional marketing vehicles to get the word out that you're in the running. Flyers and posters splattered all over campus in locker rooms, on notice boards and slipped inside of lockers are a start. Form a campaign team made up of your friends and supporters and issue T-shirts with your campaign slogan or theme.
If your school has a newsletter, a daily morning news segment or announcements, work these methods into your publicity plans to promote your pitch. You can order low-cost printing supplies as well as car magnets like those found online from discount printing giant VistaPrint.com. Keep your message clear and concise so your cohorts won't be confused by your message.
Kiss babies and shake hands
"Kissing babies and shaking hands" is a term often used satirically in reference to the technique politicians use to get out and about and meet their constituents. Apply this strategy to meet new students and campaign for your cause. Talk to students in your class about your plans for creating an entertaining homecoming that appeals to their interests. Make it a point to allow students a chance to get to know you by asking them what they're looking for and infuse some of their ideas into your plans.
Schmooze or lose
A little pleasurable coaxing doesn't hurt when you're running out of time to plead your case for your homecoming campaign. Sponsor a doughnut breakfast for a few clubs, work with a local pizza company to have lunch catered into one of your classes, or host a bake sale where everyone gets a free brownie voucher. Use the power of your connections to help you win the popular vote by offering a few freebies to entice and convince the stragglers.
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