Marketing an Event
Subscribers to this website can provide both news and events to us to be added to the site. The following guidance is aimed to help you, and help us to be efficient.
There are two steps you can take to Market an Event. The first is to add it to the Calendar. The second is to request a News Item.
Please note. We are all volunteers, we use our free time to manage and administer this website. We do not charge anyone for adding things to the site. It is all a matter of time, so help save us time by explicitly filling in a news page form if that is what you want to happen. We do not publish all requests, and do not include everything in newsletters. We publicise community events and activities rather than those that are purely of a commercial nature.
How you put an Event on the Calendar
Don’t leave it until the week before!
Always market an event in a timely manner, or it will reduce the effectiveness of what you are hoping to achieve.
There is a page specifically set up so you can add your event into our calendar. Please follow the few simple rules you need to follow to ensure your event is added to the calendar correctly. You need to do some preparation first as the goal is to “get it right first time”.
To add an event please follow this link: Request a Calendar Entry
Your calendar entry will be reviewed by one of our editors within a few days. If it is appropriate, it will be published by us. Please note that we do not hand craft or edit what you send to us. We only check it for suitability. So please be very careful and clear in the content you add.
Requesting a News Item
The events created by the above method are only seen by people who deliberately visit the Calendar. You may also wish to publicise your event by adding it to the news page. An item on the news page has higher visibility (when it is new) and is near the top of the page. Over time it drops down the page. Then each month we compose a newsletter of relevant recent items. The newsletter is sent out to over 900 email addresses (our subscribers).
To have a news item added to the website please fill in the form below and click on submit. Please ensure that all of the fields in the form are filled in. Your submission will be reviewed by our editors.
Please do not send just a poster.
If you send in a poster, which you are welcome to do, also extract the text from it and add it in the text area in the form. If we have text with an item then it can be searched for and indexed for enquirers. So it is very much in your interests to do so.
The form allows you to enter the text you wish to see in the news item. It also allows you to add a document that contains the text. Please always use MS Word or Text format to send us text, not a PDF file, which sometimes can be difficult to get text from.
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