2012's Most Popular Performer & Vendor Categories

Posted by Drew Stoga on December 10, 2012

"Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it." High School History teachers love this phrase. When I was a student it mostly seemed like a trick to get me to care about the Louisiana Purchase, but now I see the importance of learning from the past. With that in mind, we've analyzed a year's worth of data to find the GigMasters performer and vendor categories that received the most leads in 2012.

Please note that this chart shows the performer/vendor categories that are most often requested by our clients and NOT which performer/vendor categories get booked the most.

We've broken the categories up by membership types (Dancers, DJs, Ensembles, etc.). If you don't see your category on here, don't panic. It doesn't mean that your category isn't receiving leads or bookings, just that it didn't make the the top 5 within your membership type.

Maybe after seeing this you'll want to adjust your categories (here's how). Maybe this will just reinforce what you already suspected. Either way, unlike when I was back in History class, you'll want to give this info your full attention:

Dancers   DJs   Ensembles   Party Vendors
Belly Dancer   DJ   String Quartet   Party Bus
Hula Dancer   Wedding DJ   Classical String Quartet   Photo Booth Rental
Hawaiian Dancer   Party DJ   Classical Trio   Bounce House
Polynesian Dancer   Event DJ   Classical Duo   Party Inflatables
Dance Group   Karaoke DJ   Classical Quartet   Animals For Parties

 

Bands   Variety Entertainers   Speakers   Singers
Mariachi Band   Balloon Twister   Emcee   Wedding Singer
Wedding Band   Face Painting   Motivational Speaker   Barbershop Quartet
Cover Band   Clown   Inspirational Speaker   Variety Singer
Dance Band   Costumed Character   Corporate Speaker   A Cappella Group
Variety Band   Magician   Keynote Speaker   Pop Singer

 

Solo Musicians   Tribute Acts   Impersonators
Acoustic Guitar   Frank Sinatra Tribute Act   Elvis Impersonator
Harp   Beatles Tribute Band   Marilyn Monroe Impersonator
Bagpipes   Jimmy Buffett Tribute Act   Joan Rivers Impersonator
Piano   Rat Pack Tribute Show   Cher Impersonator
Violin   Dean Martin Tribute Act   Madonna Impersonator

 

*Keep in mind you never want to list yourself in a category that does not fit your talents. If you don't play the violin there is no advantage to listing yourself as a violinist. This will just disappoint and confuse our clients and may actually prevent you from receiving more leads that come in for your actual category.

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