As with all the events I organise I work really hard to advertise as much as I can to get as many people through the door as possible. I hand out 1000s of flyers every month during events, at the Farmers’ Market in Higham Ferrers, to schools, nurseries, shops, cafes, hairdressers etc. I advertise in the Raunds Roundup which is distributed to many houses in and around Raunds. I submit articles to the Nene Valley News every fortnight and they’re usually published along with ads for upcoming events. I put posters up in shops etc in Higham Ferrers, Raunds and other areas such as Wellingborough, Rushden and Irthlingborough. I advertise wherever I can online such as stallfinder, stall and craft collective, wherecanwego and radio stations such as Heart and Connect FM. I also regularly share events and posters on all the local Facebook pages and groups. Banners go outside each venue and signs are placed around the local areas before each event.
However, I am still looking for more ways! I’m particularly keen to get more people to subscribe to events on Facebook and click ‘going’ or ‘interested’ on each event page. To a certain extent, I’m sure this will all continue to grow with time – Rainbow Craft Events has been running for less than a year so I feel proud of what has been achieved so far and feel confident that as events become more established interest and footfall will steadily rise. This year has been a massive learning curve for me, from trying out different venues and learning from mistakes along the way. Stallholders and customers are always so positive which is so kind and any constructive feedback is genuinely very useful.
So if you have any good ideas for more ways of advertising events and encouraging more customer participation on Facebook, I’d love to hear from you! firstname.lastname@example.org or contact me via facebook: http://www.facebook.com/rainbowcraftevents
Thank you! Here are the new flyers ready to distribute!
Remember the next event is the Craft & Vintage Fair on Saturday 29th October 9am-1pm. This month we are at the BAND CLUB on WHARF ROAD. Please be aware that the hall we will be using is accessed by a flight of stairs. See you there!