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: