We want to help your event be a success! Here are some ways to promote your event:
#1 Create a logo/graphic for your event. It’s helpful if that grafic has an image, your event title, your event dates and times, and your event website. This way someone has all the info they need without having to read the text of your listings. To make these images, you can use a free software like befunky.com or picmonkey.com. You can also use Microsoft Word to layer images and text, and then save as a PDF and you zamzar.com to convert your file into a jpg.
#2 Make a poster, or have a poster made, promoting your event. We have lots of great designers in Bend, Oregon. Here are a few I love:Bend Rubber Stamp on Bond Street in Downtown Bend for my printing needs. They are amazing!
#3 Distribute your poster to local businesses that are willing to display it. Usually bars, coffee shops and break rooms are great places to put up posters.
#6 Engage with Facebook groups that apply to the niche of your event (you have to do this as a person, not a business). There are group like these ones that can be really helpful to connect with people looking for specific events in the area:
#4 If you are promoting a kid or family event, putting posters in day-care centers can be a great way to reach families.
#5 Create a Facebook Event and actively engage with it. In the weeks leading up to the event post in the discussion area of your event to build excitement. You can share stories of how you are preparing for the event, you can share photos of the previous year’s event or things to expect at this years event, and you can share quotes connected to your event niche.
#7 Create a hashtag for your event, and invite people to post their pictures on Instagramor Facebook using this hashtag. You could also have a photo contest with these photos. Make sure that you use these hashtags on all your social media posts.
#8 List on all Bend event sites:
Here is the schedule of Mt. Bachelor Ski Groups this year:
Here is how our program works: You create a special offer exclusive for these visiting ski groups, Mt Bachelor and the DBBA will promote your offers to these groups. I've attached last year's flyer for your review.
Let me know if you'd like to participate.
Greetings Downtowners -
This year we are going to try something different. There are three main categories for participation that we invite you to sign up for throughout the year.
I'd like to work with you to look at your budget and goals for the entire year and sign up for the opportunities that best suit your needs & will help you reach your business goals for 2019.
Of course, we will still allow sign-ups and changes throughout the year, but I think that this new way of doing things will save you and us time and energy throughout the year. I'm all for more efficiency! AND - this will mean that you get fewer emails from us throughout the year, and I know everyone could benefit from fewer emails!
If you'd like to fill out the attached forms applicable to your business on your own and email them back to me - great! If you'd like to schedule a time to sit down with me and talk about your business goals this year and fill out the forms together - please click here to sign up to meet with me. If you need additional information, please let me know and I'll be happy to provide it.
Thank you! I'm looking forward to creating a successful 2019 with you!