I did this a little with stickers and drumhead graphics. All before I started doing shirts and such. Didnt really come to much for me though. Hope yours works out, keep us up on how its going.
It's hard to know just what you should be getting in return though - shirts aren't worth much after all. And while in general contracts are a good idea, I'd feel like an idiot if the contract basically amounted to "for every one free shirt you are given you will wear the shirt at one live performance"... it hardly seems worth the effort of writing it up (and if they breach it... are you going to sue? ).Comin'OutSwingin said:A contract here is a must. There is consideration on both sides (what you need to have in a contract). You are getting publicity for your shirts and paying for it, WITH your shirts.
well so I see what you get from this - hopefully, a lot of exposure. Now, what does your comediand, and the band, get from you in return?Comin'OutSwingin said:In my case a contract is extremely important to me. The comedian that I am providing clothing for is going to be on a national television show on at least 3 occasions.
Are you a public company? Where are you listed? OTC BB, Pinksheets?Comin'OutSwingin said:For the moment, clothing they don't have to purchase.
I have an agreement with the comedian for 1 year, and stock in my corporation.
If the exposure that I gain from him wearing my clothing makes the company money, he will reap the benefits also, because he has ownership in the company.
well yeah, that's better then a free $15 tshirt. Do you have your brand name pretty prominent on your clothing?Comin'OutSwingin said:My jerseys sell for over $100 and the comedian really loves jerseys
I was sitting here thinking "Yes, but what's in it for him" until I got to this bitComin'OutSwingin said:I have an agreement with the comedian for 1 year, and stock in my corporation.
Yes, this is true. Even though he really didn't want anything in return, or even want free clothes. He just believed in the concept and wanted to contribute to my success, and thought that the exposure that he gets would be a great way for me to get some exposure as well.Solmu said:I was sitting here thinking "Yes, but what's in it for him" until I got to this bit
Now that explains the need for a contract. You're actually giving him quite a lot, so it is important that he keeps up his end of the bargain.
I didn't take it as you referring to anyone specifically, or me in particular. I agree with you completely!Solmu said:When I complained about people using the word "sponsorship" I was definitely talking in general and not about anyone specific. I think it still applies in general - people expect too much for what amounts to a very small gift. Even if you fit out a five piece with a t-shirt each... that costs $15-50. It's not exactly a huge investment, and people really need to keep that in perspective.