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|How to add events to our What's On page|
|Sunday, 15 January 2012 00:00|
Posting your events on our What's On page is a free, easy, two-step process (or one step once you have a login), and it's the fastest way to get your event on the site. We often then pick up on listings for news items and our social media feeds. Here's how to do it...
It's free to post community, not-for-profit and cultural events including gigs on our What's On page. Here's how:
2. Check again you've signed in, then click here to add your listing.
Times, and repeating events
Please note that we do not accept entries for non-specific, 'rolling events' (which are usually commercial offers) that are essentially adverts - eg "happy hour every day 4 - 7pm" or similar. These will be deleted. If what yoiu really want to do is advertise an ongoing offer or service, then please, enquire about advertising on the site and how we can help you reach your target audience.
On the other hand we're happy for you to post specific live music or other community events that are taking place logally - even if you are a business like a pub.
How can you offer this fantastic service for free?
Well, we can't really continue to, so now community-orientated listings are basically included for free at our discretion. Examples might be public meetings, talks, free events - and we include gigs with an entrance fee in this too. But, because of the time that it takes to run this site, we're are now asking promoters of most events that are not for charity, or of events that are essentially commercial (so if you put on events or classes as a business then this includes you), for a very modest donation which goes towards running our sites if an entrance fee is charged.
How do I get editorial coverage as well as a listing?
There are some points about writing press releases on the journalism.co.uk site, written from the perspective of those that receive them, which you may find useful if you're trying to publicise your event to media generally. Or take a look at this page on the Business Link website, which offers more tips. We don't need a press release as such, but for anyone serious about getting publicity there are some great pointers on those pages.