Promoting Engen’s Missoula: NO BILLBOARD FOR YOU!

by Travis Mateer

I’m glad the protectors of the cultural status quo in Missoula don’t need my money. It must mean that the cultural institutions and promotional businesses I am trying to access simply have enough from the RIGHT kind of cultural productions to be able to turn their backs on my bank account.

My first hint of this came last month when my $100 dollar deposit at the Roxy was suddenly refunded and my contract to rent a theater cancelled. I was given TWO excuses why this occurred, both of which I suspect were bullshit.

Now I’m trying to get a billboard and the guy I was working with at Lamar is suddenly not responding. Am I reading too much into this?

Last week the first hour of Engen’s Missoula was shown at a church and it received a FANTASTIC reaction, inspiring me to launch the TAT (TIF Awareness Tour).

If your church would like to get TAT’d, you can contact me at willskink at yahoo dot com. I am offering this exclusively to churches, since it was a church that provided some early support, though other institutions will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the TAC (TIF Awareness Committee).

While I’m hoping the billboard situation is just a result of miscommunication, I’m developing contingencies (of the guerrilla variety) to supplement conventional promotional strategies. I think PLAN B will be ready to roll this week.

I’ve got a lot of content planned for the coming week, so stay tuned. And if you’re feeling generous, consider donating to my GoFundMe page.

About Travis Mateer

I'm an artist and citizen journalist living and writing in Montana. You can contact me here: willskink at yahoo dot com
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