Oswego Plans Marketing For Concerts, Tourism

Robert Corradino, Council President, displays a foam can holder similar to the kind he is proposing to promote the city. At right is councilor John Gosek.

Robert Corradino, Council President, displays a foam can holder similar to the kind he is proposing to promote the city. At right is councilor John Gosek.

OSWEGO – The Port City got into a marketing mode at this week’s Administrative Services Committee meeting.

Robert Corradino, Council President, displays a foam can holder similar to the kind he is proposing to promote the city. At right is councilor John Gosek.
Robert Corradino, Council President, displays a foam can holder similar to the kind he is proposing to promote the city. At right is councilor John Gosek.

Kevin Hill, vice president of the Common Council, requested funding for the Summer Concert Series marketing proposal.

The committee recommended accepting a proposal from Stepone Creative for marketing opportunities and initiatives specific to the concert series, July through September at the Veterans’ Stage.

The proposal would include:

• Collateral printed materials – $250
• Signage – $ 450
• Traditional media – $720
• Non-Traditional media (social – web) $1,080
• Creative design and coordination – $500

Stepone also proposed the design, development and production of a new four-color, one-sided, poster (11” x 17”) that promotes and highlights the concert series ($100 – $250).

Funds would come from the General Fund Contingent A.1990.0460, Hill said.

Robert Corradino, Council President, requested, on behalf of the Promotion and Tourism Advisory Board, to purchase 2,000 collapsible foam can holders with the Oswego logo.

The Promotion and Tourism Advisory Board received three quotes, he said.

• 4Imprint at $1,690
• Crestline at $1,926.10
• ImageNow at $1,360.

The board recommended going with the low bid from ImageNow.

This is similar to other promotions, such as key chains, the city has done in the past, he explained.

There are no funds for this purchase.

Therefore, Corradino requested a transfer of funds from the General Contingent Account A.1990.0460 in the amount of $1,360 to Tourism Account A.6475.0460.

The committee sent the requests to the full council for consideration.

2 Comments

  1. Joe, what about the $10 mil. we got from Cuomo for a bunch of nonsense which could’ve better went towards that water/sewer fiasco to cut EVERYONE stuck living here a little break? Whenever Albany says it has “grants” to give away I fear my paycheck will end up with another deduction out of it!

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