5 Tips to Promote Your Event
Here’s our top tips for getting crowds to your World Fair Trade Day or Study Break event!
1. Partner Around Town & Campus:
As advocates we often make things harder than they need to be. Look around and see if anyone has something similar planned in your community or to see who would be a great partner. Here’s some examples of groups to look out for:
- Towns: Sustainable Restaurants, Locally-owned grocery stores or co-ops, bakeries, cafés, Culinary Schools, Iron Chef Competitions, local schools.
- Colleges, Universities & Schools: Sustainability/Environmental clubs, Social Justice groups, business groups, internationally focused groups, Food Services, Campus Ministry, PTA’s
2. Alternative Sponsorship Options:
If a group can’t help out financially then ask them to publicize your event with their members and through their own communications channels.
3. Local & Campus Blogger Search:
Try to search for terms like “[insert campus/town name] local food blog” or “social justice blog” and so on. Send a brief email explaining what the event is, why it’s important and how much you value their attendance. Offer them a gift bag or free attendance and a shout out.
4. Send out a Press Release:
Make sure to include weekly and issue-based publications in your community, plus Newsletters and calendars. Use our sample World Fair Trade Day Event Press Release!
5. Use Social Media:
social media is a powerful tool to spread the word, and it is a way for your community to virtually attend the event. Check out our Event Promotion Guide which gives you the ins and outs of promoting events on Facebook and Twitter
Call to Action:
Comment below with your plans for local outreach and we’ll send you a free Fair Trade Baking Kit to raffle off or to give as an incentive to a local celeb!