Marketing Oppertunities

Get Away in the Vieux Carre 2013 Campaign

Friday, May 24th, 2013
Summer Marketing Campaign


Get Away in the Vieux Carre, now in its 5th year, is an awareness campaign marketed to locals during summer months. It includes a sweepstakes awarding “Get Away” packages to the French Quarter each month.

The FQBA promotes its member businesses during the season they seemingly need it most. The goal of the campaign is to attract local customers and capture their attention for future promotions by the association and its membership. The campaign continues to grow and repeat registrants look forward to this annual campaign and give-a-way.

How Businesses Participate:

Contribute a Gift Certificate to your business that will be included in a sweepstakes package(suggested minimum value $100, the winner should be able to visit your business at no cost to them)
Offer a “Get Away” special during the campaign
(a promotional code, a special summer item or discount, a special menu item)

Promote the “Get Away” campaign and sweepstakes through your business’ marketing outlets (in-store, website, social media, etc)
Click Here to Participate »

Time Line:

May 31st – Gift Certificate collections for give-away packages

June 1st – Launch campaign with online, television and social media

June 1st – August 31st – FQBA Weekly Spotlight Email Blasts

June 30th, July 31st & August 31st – “Get Away” Packages Awarded

August 31st – End of Campaign

“Shop Away in the Vieux Carre” ~ November 17th

Monday, September 17th, 2012
Although summer is still upon us, the FQBA is looking ahead to the 2012 holiday season. We are excited to announce a new initiative designed to increase traffic to our members.

On Saturday, November 17, we will launch Shop Away in the Vieux Carre—a new promotional effort designed to encourage holiday spending specifically in the French Quarter. With the lighting of the tree in Jackson Square on Thursday, November 15, this will be the kick-off event for the first weekend for holiday shopping in the French Quarter.

To make it easier for our visitors to access all points of the French Quarter, FQBA representatives have partnered with NOLA Pedicabs to rent up to six (6) pedi-cabs that will offer visitors free shuttle service to up to 10 designated spots in the Quarter. Only patrons that have their copy of the “Shop Away in the Vieux Carre” map (see below for details) will be granted free shuttle service, and the shuttles will only go to the pre-determined locations from 11 am – 6 pm.

How can your business be included in the promotion?

Participation is easy! Just tell us what your business will be offering on Saturday, November 17. It could be a discount incentive, a meet-and-greet with a local artist or author, light holiday refreshments (such as cider), or the unveiling of new holiday merchandise. Feel free to offer any creative incentive that works for your business.
Send your participation to by Monday, October 1.
How will FQBA and this event support participating members?

“Shop Away in the Vieux Carre” gives the FQBA another opportunity to promote its members as sources of holiday gifts, dining, and entertainment. FQBA will coordinate social media, advertising, and public relations campaigns to encourage locals and drive-in visitors to patronize FQBA members.
FQBA will produce a map of participating member businesses for visitors. This map of the French Quarter will highlight businesses participating in “Shop Away in the Vieux Carre,” and only participating FQBA members will be listed. The best part is: There is no fee to have your business listed on the map. All we need to know is which businesses are willing to participate.
FQBA has arranged an event sponsor opportunity with Nola Pedicabs. Six pedi-cabs are available for FQBA members to sponsor on Saturday, November 17, for $250 each. In return, the pedi-cab will recognize sponsoring businesses by with day-of event signage. The sponsoring businesses will also be recognized as a pedi-cab sponsor on the printed map. Deadline to reserve space is October 15.
FQBA has arranged a special advertising opportunity with New Orleans Magazine & OffBeat for their November 2012 issues. Visit the FQBA website for more details. Note: you are not required to purchase an ad to participate, it’s simply a reasonable offer we’ve negotiated for you
Holiday Marketing for Members

Monday, November 8th, 2010
OffBeat Holiday Offer exclusively offered to FQBA members. Click here for more information.

Where Y’at Full Page Co-op Ad. FQBA will coordinate creation of the ad if a minimum of 10 business participate. The cost per business is $215. Deadline for participation is Nov 12th.

Times Picayune Full Page Co-op Ad. FQBA will coordinate creation of the ad. This ad will run 4 times over the holiday season: 11/25, 11/28, 12/5 & 12/9. Cost per business to be included is $300.

These options were determined by the marketing committee. If you would like to participate on the committee in the upcoming year please sign up.

The Official Visitors Guide

Monday, September 27th, 2010

The New Orleans Official Visitors Guide is the official fulfillment piece for the City of New Orleans. It is THE premier resource for reaching visitors in the planning stage and while they are in town. We are the only official guide reaching visitors prior to their trip and by advertising, you are not only obtaining business from pre-planners, but further expose your business to visitors while they are in town. You also have the opportunity to capture convention business by the guide exclusively being displayed at all conferences in the Convention Center, in addition it is included in conventioneers’ welcome packet and distributed at prior year’s conventions. Convention business typically occurs during Sunday-Thursday patterns, which in turn gives YOU more business during off peak periods.

In addition to 700k guides distributed annually, this guide is also available as a virtual link at and a guide can be requested through the site free of charge to visitors. Locally, the guide is available at more than (200) New Orleans hotels and landmarks, including Louis Armstrong International Airport, car rental agencies, New Orleans Steamboat, Amtrak Terminal, historic French Market, visitor information centers, welcome centers and CVBs throughout the state. In addition, it is the only visitor’s guide that reaches conventioneers inside of the Convention Center via their welcome packets or posts within.

We are pleased to offer special discounting for FQBA members for are both members and non-members of the New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau. Please click below for more information. You can also reach Meghan Hoffmann @ (504) 565-5586 or with any addition questions.

NO_FQBA Co-Op – Weaver

Off Beat Advertising Special

Sunday, February 28th, 2010
off beat


(504) 944-4300 • FAX (504) 944-4306 • • Weekly Beat

We are approaching the spring season and this is Festival time! Reach New Orleans’ most affluent consumers with OffBeat Media!

Could it get any better between the Saints, Mardi Gras, St. Paddy’s Day, the great and growing French Quarter Fest and Jazz Fest? OffBeat targets locals and the very affluent New Orleans visitor and local customer all year long, and especially in festival season.

We have put together a special promotion for you! A Special deal for FQBA members from OffBeat for Festival Issues:

A 6 mo 1/4 Page Ad (6x) Full Banner Ad (16x) Online Coupon (12x) $6,270
or $1,045/mo $525/mo

B 6 mo 1/6 Page Ad (6x) Full Banner Ad (12x) Online Coupon (12x) $4,740
or $790/mo $400/mo or
C 3mo 1/8 Page Ad (3x) Full Banner Ad (8x) Online Coupon (12x) $2,310
or $770/mo $333/mo

We NOW offer coupons at, so if your business offers a discount, free gift or something special we have a “DEAL” link at so readers can download the coupon, print it off and bring it to your business, for a very measurable advertising response.

Have you had a chance to check it out the new

Since we redesigned and relaunched it in November ’09, our first full month in December showed an increase of 45% more unique visitors to than we had during April 09, as well as 63% higher page views. April is when everyone peruses not only the Jazz Fest schedule, but all the club shows online—all in one convenient location. And January 2010 numbers showed a 10% increase over December!

There are outstanding opportunities for our advertisers because particularly in both April (French Quarter Fest Souvenir Guide) and May (the “Jazz Fest Bible”) OffBeat is the resource for visitors and locals alike, with intensive coverage, including maps and pullouts schedules, and the in-depth coverage that festival-goers expect and respect. That’s why our 90% of readers actually keep

OffBeat as a souvenir, giving your ad a shelf life that’s second to none.

Please call any of our OffBeat advertising reps today at 504-944-4300 to see how we can help your French Quarter business grow and prosper in the upcoming year.

NOTV Special Offer

Monday, December 21st, 2009
Discounted Marketing Opportunity

The French Quarter Business Association has partnered up with NOTV to offer this amazing deal to FQBA members only! Since over 55% of the visitors to New Orleans watch NOTV in their hotel rooms, this is an ideal way to reach your customers.

The Commercial-
A typical 30-second commercial on our station cost about $2,000. Through this offer ONLY we will produce a 25 second commercial for your company only $799! The last five seconds of the spot will proudly show that you are a FQBA member. This amazing discounted price is only offered because of FQBA, they have covered the cost of part of you new commercial.

The Annual Contract-
Unlike print ads, NOTV is constantly on and updating itself with new information. We offer the visitor an inside look into locals’ daily lives, our favorite shops and restaurants, and every hour on the hour we give weather updates. This is information the New Orleans visitor can really use!

This special deal includes the discounted price of $509 a month (minimum for 12 months) for five times a day rotation plus one free editorial that will run twice a day, for a total of 7 times a day rotation.

The Lagniappe-
The editorial, this is where you get to shine! If your company is a restaurant, we will do a Celebrity Chef cooking show piece that last up to 4 minutes, if you have a shop we will do a “got to shop” segment that last up to 5 minutes, if you have a club we will do a Club Hour editorial. You just tell me what your idea is and we can come up with a fun editorial to promote you place. It’s at NO additional cost to you! The editorial is produced and air for free!

With this contract, your NEW commercial will be placed on and for no additional fee you will be allowed to embed their commercial on to your own website. Just send the information to your Webmaster, and you can have your commercial live streaming on your website- it’s all included in the cost!

How Do I Do This?
The process is very simple; upon signing of the contract a 50% deposit is due to produce the commercial. We will work with you to write a script. The commercial will be then filmed, and edited. Rachel will help you with all the steps. You will get to choose the type of voice you would like for your voice over. Poof- in six to eight weeks you will have a commercial! It will start airing on the day you approve it. No advertising agency discounts on this offer.
Spots can be longer than 30 seconds, a different price structure will be set up, just ask.
Call or email when you are ready!
Rachel C Vella, General Manager
NOTV 504-524-9900 Ext 108

Marketing Opportunities

Friday, September 11th, 2009
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