You can organise the best event in the world, but if no-one knows about it, it’s unlikely to be a success. Here are a few tips on how to spread the word about your East Lothian events.
Firstly, draft an outline of the key details of your event, e.g.
- Name of the event (e.g. East Lothian Operatic Society Coffee Morning)
- Full postal address of the venue
- Date and timing of the event
- What is happening (e.g. Stalls, entertainment, children’s activities & refreshments)
- Why it is happening (e.g. to raise money for trip to Poland)
- Any other relevant info or instructions (e.g. Tickets available from XYZ; Wear Wellies etc)
Contact details (as many as possible e.g. a couple of phone numbers, email, website, twitter etc).
Now, email this information to:
East Lothian Courier – firstname.lastname@example.org
East Lothian News – email@example.com
Radio Saltire – firstname.lastname@example.org
East Coast FM – email@example.com
Visit East Lothian – firstname.lastname@example.org
Your local community website (see a listing here)
ELDA, the publisher of Haddington & District Advertiser and East Linton & District Advertiser – email@example.com
Depending on the type of event, you might also wish to send the details to your local school, church or relevant community organisation.
Next, submit your event to online listings services such as
The List (you need to create an account)
What’s On Scotland (you need to create an account)
Lothian Life (any event with an entry fee of £3 or under can be listed free)
Use the key information to produce a poster.
Posters can usually be displayed in public buildings such as community centres, doctor’s surgeries, sport centres, council offices and libraries. Supermarkets often have a community noticeboard and local shops might display a poster in their window.
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The Loopy Effect
With over 2k followers with an interest in all things East Lothian, @LothianLoop is ideally placed to promote your event a relevant audience. Just tweet the details to @LothianLoop – and we’ll retweet the info