One free or relatively cheap way for a small business to promote upcoming events is through local event sites and calendars. For most of these sites all that is required is a simple sign up. Then a business is allowed to list their event by adding the event description, photo and details of when and where. Some sites have the option to upgrade a membership for a small fee, which can give members extra benefits for their event listed (ie: allowed to add more photos) or how it ranks on the site. In a digital world it is a good idea to utilize as many chances for an event to be seen via internet. Often potential customers look at these sites to find things to do or things they need. This easy and free option gives a business another way to promote their business.
Here are five sites that are popular in the Triad area:
Smitty’s Notes – a Web site and monthly e-newsletter with the latest information about sporting and social events, restaurants and clubs, the arts community, downtown redevelopment, charitable fundraisers and a wide range of other community news and events.
NC Culture Events – This site is part of the EverWondr Network. They connect local and regional calendars to make events easier to upload, promote and find.
336 Events – a Website and magazine that has listings of local Triad events, local business, arts, culture, restaurants, retail, and nightlife.
Relish – Relish is part of the Winston-Salem Journal that has its own event listings via website and weekly distributed print issue. Even if a business sends a PR to the Journal it is advised to also list their event on the Relish online calendar.
Triad Moms on Main – This site is popular amongst moms and families. Small businesses that have events geared toward this audience normally receive successful responses when adding their events to this site’s calendar.
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