We here at FNO have a ton of ways to help you get your event noticed. This month's article, written by our very own Julie Cochrane, will highlight a number of tips you can utilize to get started.
Don't forget to keep your events updated in our database!
FNO Newsletter Editor
How to Get Your Event Noticed!
by Julie Cochrane
Adding your event for free in the FestivalNet.com database is a great first step! You're on your way to getting noticed in a big way as we get over 750,000+ monthly visitors! Be sure your listing has a great description and your event details are accurate and complete. Here are some additional ways to increase your exposure.
Co-Promote with FNO
We offer some sweet co-promotion opportunities! You scratch our back, we scratch yours! You get free Featured Event exposure for your event in exchange for promoting FNO! Learn more here.
Place your event at the top of the FNO general search results and on the FestivalNet.com Featured Events Map. Learn more here.
You can also buy advertising like Banner, Button, or Newsletter ads. View our very reasonable rates and learn more here.
Also, enjoy the benefit of our ever-growing Facebook presence. Feel free to shout out your show's website there: http://www.facebook.com/festivalnet - keep it conversational and personal and be sure to say hey! On Twitter? We will also retweet you if you include us in your tweet! Find us there as @festivalnet
Maybe someone on your festival staff is a good writer and can contribute an article for one of our monthly newsletters! Peruse our archives to see what topics we publish: https://festivalnet.com/other/news_letters/index.html Your author's byline can include links to your website! It's a great way to increase your SEO too.
Your Festivalnet.com Public Profile
In addition to listing your event(s), be sure to also fill out all the details of your FNO Community profile! Go to "My account" and select "modify profile" to get started. This gives you additional exposure beyond your festival listing(s). Plus your events automatically appear under the "Calendar" link in your Profile. You can even use your Profile as your website. It is great for your SEO and allows FNO members and others to learn more about your business. Your profile can also be included in our free opt-in Festival Business Directory. Make sure you check this option when you modify your profile.
Please, encourage your happy vendors to rate your shows! Both free and paid FestivalNet members are able to rate your shows and rate you as a promoter. The stars make your show 'glow' in our database! To help get this done, you might send an email to your vendor list, this is a great start:
To all our awesome event exhibitors and vendors,
Please take a minute to rate our shows at FestivalNet .com.
It will really help our events stand out in a good way! If you are not already a member of FestivalNet, you can join for free to add your ratings. The FNO staff are always eager to assist, so get in touch with them if you need help using the site or rating events.
Join here: https://festivalnet.com/basic_membership.html
As always, please get in touch with us if you have any questions! We hope you have an amazing festival!
Hi Festivals & Promoters!
We have some exciting news. Your event(s) listed at FestivalNet.com now reach 750,000+ monthly visitors! -- visitors you want to connect with --
To celebrate, we have two exciting discount offers to help rev up your summer season.
1) Summer discount on Featured Events with a Link:
Featured Events with links, purchased before 07/31/2012, have been discounted 15% to help you gain top position for less.
1-2 Featured Events with a link $90/each -
3 + Featured Events with a link $80/each -
Plus, purchase 2 or more Featured Events & receive a free One year Pro membership, a $49.00 value!
Enjoy Featured Event exposure plus you can upload your show applications!
2) Pro Level Membership Discount - Upload your Show Applications:
With a Pro level account you can now upload show applications directly to FestivalNet.com! Upload PDFs or Word DOC files. Saves you time and effort responding to phone calls and emails. Each time someone views your event, they can click right to your applications! Go Pro today.
Upgrade to Pro level before 07/31/2012 and take $10 off. Use this discount code: dsp1208fest in the Upgrade/Renew form.