Flyer Lizard offers a straightforward free service for creating digital flyers and gig posters, distributing them through social media and downloading them as PDFs for printing. Flyer Lizard also provides a dedicated page that can include SoundCloud embeds. Though not a game changer, Flyer Lizard looks like a useful marketing tool for bands.
Flyer Lizard offers a starting point for creating gig posters and beginning the distribution process though it has the potential to do much more.
The options are fairly simple with a template for event name and information. Images can be uploaded for the background and QR codes can be added. The final poster is downloadable as a PDF which allows for printing.
The dedicated page displays the image and SoundCloud can be included in the sidebar. Social media sharing options include Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. It's a simple but effective concept.
If Flyer Lizard developed a public calendar of gig posters and also made their posters downloadable as JPGs, I think they could become a hub for digital gig poster creation and distribution. As it stands they're worth checking out for quick gig posters personalized with your own photos.
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