Suggestions for getting better response to event notices on forums

Discussion in 'Board Support Issues' started by Bob Hubbard, Dec 12, 2005.

  1. Bob Hubbard

    Bob Hubbard Darth Vindicatus Supporting Member

    Suggestions for getting better response to event notices on forums:

    1: Don't just pop in, post your flier and leave. Be an active member.

    2: Link to your most recent event in your signature. The more active you are here, the more exposure you will get in a forum-friendly way.

    3: Don't just post a flier. Post about the people who will be there, their histories, what they will be covering, and if you've seen them before.

    4: Don't just post a location, give some travel directions, mention lodging and tourist information. Some of us would love to go, but the family comes first. Give the non-martial arts members something to do, and you may see higher turn outs.

    5: Come back after the event and post a write up on what went on.

    6: Sell your event by building interest so that newbies and long timers look forward to it, and regret not going if they miss it.

    7: Don't just "bump" the notice, revive and expand on it, add new information, or share some stories about past camps (if it's a regular event).

    The key in event promotion is to get people talking, reading and excited. Simply posting a flier rarely does that, as it is rapidly lost in the shuffle amongst dozens of other notices.
     
  2. arnisador

    arnisador Active Member

    Please, don't forget this step!
     
  3. Matawguro

    Matawguro New Member

    Don't forget pics and vid clips too!
     
  4. Bob Hubbard

    Bob Hubbard Darth Vindicatus Supporting Member

    Both the video and pics are great ways to let folks know what they missed, and will serve as an incentive for the next event. A "look how much fun this was" or "Look at all the stuff you missed last time, don't miss it again" type of reminder.
     

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