I’ve been busy trying to set up a few NEW things around here – a new logo, a new look to the site, a new online “magazine” and…a new post (which does have more purpose than just telling you about my new stuff…)
This might not be the final version…I’d love your thoughts on it…
NEW SITE DESIGN
Along with the logo, you should be seeing a new look to this site (if you’re not actually ON my site on a regular browser, please take a minute to pop over sometime…) All the red on the old design was getting a little tough on my eyes and the general layout didn’t allow me to truly highlight any particular message. The new look is a little more minimalist while featuring more links and images on the homepage. Hopefully you’ll be able to find more to help you with this new layout.
NEW ONLINE MAGAZINE
I’ve been spending some time curating a Scoop.It! online magazine. This site will provide additional information for you on the same topics found on this site but they have been written by others. Scoop.It allows me to search the web quickly for articles, posts, websites, and other resources and “scoop” them for your reference. You can click the link above or the Scoop.It link at the bottom under “Find Me” to view this site at any time. New information should appear there every other day or so. I’ll write a separate post about how to set up your own Scoop.It page very soon and why it would be good for your event and organization.
That covers all the NEW for me…for now. But wait, I bet you’re asking yourself “How does all this new translate into something helpful for MY EVENT?” I’m so glad you asked! (you did ask, right?) What I’d like you to take from this post is the announcement idea. When you have anything NEW about your event, SHARE IT!
A few areas you might have something NEW to share:
- NEW Date / Time (Commonly a “Save the Date” announcement)
- NEW Theme / Look / Logo
- NEW Entertainment / Speakers / Chairs / Other VIPs
- NEW Beneficiary
- NEW Caterer / Restaurant / Location
- NEW Sponsors – recognize as many individually as possible
- NEW Goals – financial, purpose, mission, etc.
- NEW Volunteers (recognize them AND the old ones!)
- NEW WHATEVER!!!
Where should you announce these things? EVERYWHERE! Website, Facebook page, Twitter account, blog, email, bulletins, ads, billboards, flyers, elevator pitches, rooftops…everywhere and anywhere you connect with other people. Everything obviously doesn’t need to announced everywhere, but don’t limit yourself on what you share or where you could share it. You’ll also need to get creative with the messaging – use photos, logos, links, even video to keep from boring or overwhelming your supporters. The essential premise is that shiny NEW things makes the general public happy and when they see shiny new things for an organization or event they already support that makes them even happier. So, share the good NEWs! (see what I did there…)