PUBLICIZING YOUR EVENT
Congratulations! The members have agreed to move forward with an idea for an event! Now it’s time to let the rest of the campus know about the idea. The following list can serve as a reminder for things to take care of when publicizing the program. Remember, always talk to the advisor before finalizing any publicity materials.
You should also note the policy guidelines for advertising and posting. These can be found here.
The official student notification publication, Bear Essentials, is an electronic newsletter geared toward students that is sent out each week on Wednesdays. It serves as a useful tool for informing students about events, activities, academic deadlines and changes, as well as university news. Deadline for submitting items for Bear Essentials is noon on Tuesday. Requests for repeat submissions need to be made on a weekly basis. Items for publication may be submitted using the online form accessible via the link on the Bear Essentials page. http://www.kutztown.edu/news/bear/form.asp
The KU Daily Brief
Published daily, the KU Daily Brief serves as an informative publication directed toward faculty and staff. Organizations should consider using this publication to advertise meetings and events. To submit items for the Daily Brief, simply e-mail email@example.com by 1 p.m. on the day prior to publication. For more information, please visit http://www.kutztown.edu/news/brief/Daily%20Brief%20Guidelines.html .
Take advantage of all of the advertising opportunities you have through KUnited. Post your flyer, share information with other students and more! http://kunited.kutztown.edu
Facebook, Twitter, and Word of Mouth
Create a group and/or event in Facebook and invite everyone you know! A special note: Electronic advertisements must comply with University policy. For more information about guests that are not KU students, please review the policy in The Key.
Carousel TV is the method of advertising on the television screens throughout MSU building. You can get your event on Carousel TV by completing a request for a Carousel TV account. This can be found in MSU 274.
Kutztown Campus Radio Announcements
Any University organization can have their events announced on the air, free of charge, by simply contacting KU’s radio station. Call 610-683-4059.
KU Information Channel
Written announcements can also be made over the KU Information Channel for FREE. For additional information, please visit http://www2.kutztown.edu/news-and-media/ku-media/ku-information-channel/submit-a-story.htm
Want an event to be a feature story? Newsbreak may be interested in a particular event for news and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-683-4051.
Graphic Design Services
Student Union and Involvement Services offers eligible organizations a free design service. Examples include designing posters, table tents and flyers for their events. When proofing the poster, does poster answer: Who? What? When? Where? and Why? Remember to include information explaining exactly what certain events entail that may not be easily identified by title alone. To request an advertisement to be designed or to have your advertisements printed, please visit MSU 153. Call 610-683-1383 for more information.
If you would like to have the event publicized in the University newspaper, stop by the office located in MSU 194. Allow enough time before the event for The Keystone staff to put together the information they need and to meet their deadlines.
Distribution Ideas and Resources
Advertise your event by posting flyers on campus. Please be sure to adhere to the policies outlined in the student handbook, The Key. This can be found online here.
Off Campus Publicity
Ask some of the area merchants if flyers may be posted in their store windows. Contact local schools and ask them to advertise the event to their students, if appropriate.
McFarland Student Union Information Desk
Drop off publicity materials you want posted in the MSU at the desk. Please leave three copies.
Residence Hall Information Dissemination
Posters can be delivered to Housing and Residential Services for distribution to the residence halls. Quantity: 30 to be in each of the hall posting areas; 100 to be on each floor. . For details about this process contact Housing and Residential Services at 610-683-4027.
Chalking is a quick and inexpensive high impact strategy for promoting. General guidelines state that chalking is only permitted on sidewalks and other uncovered walkways. Only water soluble chalk may be used.
Faculty and Staff
Speak to the faculty and staff members that you know, including your advisor. Ask them to share the information with people they know. See if they have any suggestions about offices or groups that might like more information.
Have all group members make announcements in classes. Have flyers available to hand out to those interested.
Create a banner to hang in the MSU Atrium. Complete a form found in MSU 274 to reserve a location.