Promoting events is always so hard! It seems like you did everything you could do and no one showed up. Besides handing out flyers in the free speech area or just emailing people here are a few other resources you might not have thought about.
*Allow at least two weeks of full promotion
- Student Announcements (TechAnnounce)
The website says allow 3 days, but usually if you submit it the day before it’ll still be included in the next days events.
- TV Announcement Screens
If you go to Events.ttu.edu you can submit your event and flyer to be displayed on the flat screens in the Rec Center, SUB, and online.
- Flyers and Bulletin Boards
If you go here you can get a complete listing of where you’re allowed to post on campus and if it needs approval.
- Display Cases in the Student Union Building
Call the info desk and ask them to connect you to the display case representative. You need your student ID to check out the key.
Flyers must be 21 x 28 to go into the holders up front by the info desk. If you’re a student organization you can use your SGA funds for CopyMail to get flyers and posters printed.
- School Newspaper
- School Radio Station
- Dorm Bulletin Boards
Take 17 of your poster to Wiggins Complex and they’ll distribute them among the residence halls for you. Also ask if you can contact CAs about putting them on their individual bulletin boards on their floors.
- Student Organization Boxes
Upstairs in the SUB organizations have mail boxes, if you print 250 of them with your name on them you can get permission to send them out to other organizations.
Request to share your event on the community calendar, that way everyone can see it and know about your event not just your active orgsync members.
- SGA Meetings
SGA has an open floor and welcomes organizations to speak and update them on their organization.
- Social Media- Not just inviting your friends invite everyone and encourage (And or force) other people to share it too. Click like, RT, and Re-pin.
- Email Advisors as well and ask them to forward the information to their organizations.
- At the event check in on facebook, foursquare, and twitter and tag people who are there. This is an inconspicuous way to pop up on more peoples newsfeeds and remind people that the event is going on.
* For larger events ask the office of Communications & Marketing or other departments or if they have bulletin boards in their offices to promote.