Tips for Promoting Your Events

Provide the Town Council with 10 copies (A4 portrait) of your poster which will be placed on all of the Town’s notice boards (which takes in all car park locations from the Station car park to Mount Pleasant car park).

Provide posters to the Visitors Office, Library and the Community Centre.

Think about booking the Town Crier to promote your event – contact Stan Whitcher on 01420 562123.

Contact the local radio stations to promote your event:
'Kestrel FM', who are at Tindle House, High Street, Bordon, GU35 OAY (telephone number: 01420 210021 and fax number 01420 210021) or e-mail to studio@kestrelfm.com
'Eagle Radio', who are at Dolphin House, North Street, Guildford GU1 4AA (telephone number 01483 300 964, or e-mail to onair@064eagle.co.uk

The local newspapers are also a good source for publicising your event and can be contacted on 01420 82819 and you can place details of your event directly on the website under “what’s on” at altonherald@tindlenews.com

Speak with the schools and colleges and find out if they will add your event to internal newsletters/publications/noticeboards.
Alton College, Old Odiham Road, Alton GU34 2LX Tel: 01420 592200 www.altoncollege.ac.uk
Amery Hill, Alton, GU34 2BZ Tel: 01420 84545 www.ameryhill.hants.sch.uk
Eggars, London Road, Holybourne, Alton GU34 4EQ Tel: 01420 541194 www.eggars.net
Treloar College, Treloar Trust, Upper Froyle, Alton, GU34 4JX Tel: 01420 526526 www.treloar.college.org.uk

What about a banner on the railings by Sainsburys – subject to certain conditions contact Hampshire County Council to discuss.

Speak to other organisations who have successfully put on events – network with them to see how they did it, what did they do differently, how successful were they.

Check and double check your posters – have you said where the event is to take place, provided details of how to buy tickets (and always try to give alternatives as opposed to just one contact name). Consider what people need to know in order to support your event:
Date and time
Location
Cost
The name of the event

Finally, create fliers and post them around the community – grocery stores, coffeehouses and consider what type of people would be interested in your event and focus on the places they’d be likely to go.
Don’t forget, fly-posting is illegal, so make sure you don’t put your posters on property without the owners or council’s permission first.