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  • Do you advertise the events you attend?

    I rarely attend events (they're not cost effective for me and what I do) but I did attend one in Nov. I offered to help put up some posters and hand out some leaflets which the organiser was very pleased about. I also organised and ran my kids school market last night and there is something that has become apparent.....

    Why do those that attend these events not help with promoting them? It doesn't take much to mention it on a blog/website/FBpage but not many do. Even when asked to share an event on FB, people don't.

    I don't really understand it; we all want sales and a good event, so why don't those attending help promote?

    Can anyone shed any light?

    Liz
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    I've always asked for posters to display at events I've attended, like you say it seems daft not to get the word out to as many people as possible.
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    • #3
      Every event that I attend is mentioned on my Facebook page, which I remind people about a few times before the actually event.

      I also have a page on my website dedicated to the Craft Fairs that I am attending, and these are also listed on my homepage.

      I sometimes ask for posters for an event if they are really local to me. Or maybe a copy to be emailed to I can put up on my website.

      I believe it does help spread the word!
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      • #4
        I too always advertise events, feel as a business I should do this as hopefully helps the event do well, sadly some expect to turn up and all done for them as they have paid rent but feel as crafters this is all part of supporting organisers and crafters alike. You do not rent a B & M shop then expect the landlord to do the advertising and any event is your shop for the day so up to not only the organiser but the sellers as well to promote, plus reaches a larger audience if you all advertise on your own mediums.

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        • #5
          I advertise them on my website, put up posters and distribute entry forms etc. It can pay off in many ways.

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          • #6
            Absolutely I advertise where I'm going to be - Facebook is free, advertising on my website is free, sending an email to local people I know is free.
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            • #7
              I always advertise the events I am attending on facebook and my website. It just makes sense to promote the events it is after all your business.
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              • #8
                i use facebook and twitter to advertise if im doing an event. If the organiser sends posters i also put these up in my local post office to help spread the word.
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                • #9
                  Don't quite understand that either ! I'm telling everyone - even the postman - you never know ! I used to print out all the fairs I was during the year and give that out on each craft fair, but now I usually just point people to my website.

                  Yes, it does not really make any sense not to promote the fair you are attending!
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                  • #10
                    [QUOTE=bigbirdlittlebird;553753

                    Why do those that attend these events not help with promoting them? It doesn't take much to mention it on a blog/website/FBpage but not many do. Even when asked to share an event on FB, people don't.

                    I don't really understand it; we all want sales and a good event, so why don't those attending help promote?

                    Can anyone shed any light?

                    Liz[/QUOTE]

                    I think it is laziness on the part of the crafter, they think they have made the goods, up to everyone else to promote. If you look at society in general most people expect it to be done for them, if you sell a house have to dress it so they can see what it would be like to live there etc. Also I have found that genuine craft business will always advertise as it is their lively hood, those that are 'pin money' sellers 'just doing it on the side', just a 'hobby', Ah hem! don't want to tell too many people what they are doing, hence no advertising an event.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Caroleecrafts View Post
                      I think it is laziness on the part of the crafter, they think they have made the goods, up to everyone else to promote. If you look at society in general most people expect it to be done for them, if you sell a house have to dress it so they can see what it would be like to live there etc. Also I have found that genuine craft business will always advertise as it is their lively hood, those that are 'pin money' sellers 'just doing it on the side', just a 'hobby', Ah hem! don't want to tell too many people what they are doing, hence no advertising an event.
                      To be fair what I do isn't my livelihood. I make dolls and bears to sell and all profit goes to Cancer Research UK in memory of my sister. However one of the first things I did was contact HMRC, get insurance and research toy safety in discussion with Trading Standards. There are always people though that do dodgy stuff, whether that be illegal videos, knocked off "designer" goods, or no insurance/tax etc for selling at fairs, so yes, can well understand why they wouldn't advertise. Maybe that's it...
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                      • #12
                        I agree with you too, it sounds sensible for everyone to put up posters, flyer and blog these events. I put up posters in my shop, some people are so keen to go when the leaflets run out they nick the poster!

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                        • #13
                          I always do.
                          Which is why it`s a bit annoying when at 2 Fairs recently the organisers didn`t so much as put a sign outside OR inform the free local paper!

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