Seasonal Events


Spring is here so get together with another business in your town and organize a newsworthy event that will draw customers. Here are a few ideas that work great for getting people to come out and gaining visibility.

  • Arts and Crafts Festival – enlist vendors
  • Picnic in the Park – partner with a charity and organize food vendors and activities
  • Doggie Parade – bring on the pets, invite a DJ, stage a play activity, and make a donation
  • Concert – local musicians will love the exposure

Set a date in your mind for six weeks from today.  Scout out a location where there is parking.  Send out email invites, and prepare a press release announcing the event.  Email it to the Calendar Editor of your local daily newspaper and weekly newspapers. Follow up with Media Alerts and send to radio stations and daily newspapers.

Post flyers in retail store windows, hand them out at the mall and dog parks, and talk it up.

Start your event small and grow it each year.  Come up with a name for the event that people can remember for next year and the year after.

Opportunity is everywhere. Plan, organize, execute. Make news. Get publicity.

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About Arlene

I am a journalist and marketing writer with a general business background. For more than 25 years, I have worked with professionals in health care, technology, law, financial services, and other disciplines to develop and write articles, web content, and marketing communications that represent their accomplishments and expertise. Since 2004, I have been a writer and contributing editor for The Prepaid Press, a monthly print and online trade publication that covers prepaid calling, payment processing, gift cards and loyalty, and mobile finance. Prepaid is one of the fastest growing industries and I am grateful to be a participating member of the team. Currently based in South Florida, I can also be found in New York City, San Francisco, and Portland, Oregon, three locales where you can enjoy great food, meet fascinating people, and experience awesome scenery and urban sights.
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