As discussed with Nadia, we need quite a heavy focus on workshop recruiting, selling festival tickets and fellowships - how do we get these across to people outside of the Edgeryders community?
The festival page has information on tickets too.
We touched briefly on advertising - but before going there, what about sponsorships with our fellow community sites, whose interests broadly overlap with ours? Do we have a list of sites to contact for potential link sharing or banner placement?
Second thing - Nadia mentioned sharing on our networks and through the event organisers profiles with header/footer images - including perhaps a link in their bio (completely voluntary of course) to festival tickets page.
Third thing was using LinkedIn combined with DuxSoup - this is a lead generator that sends follow up messages to people who visited your profile. I am not on Linked In - I should be, but can we get all our festival curators / participants to consider this and the above? (@gehan, @hazem, @winnieponcelet, @woodbinehealth, @nicole, @natalia_skoczylas…) The lead message can be something along the lines of:
YOU’RE INVITED - openvillage FESTIVAL, 19th OCTOBER 2017
A new health and social care system powered by open source, community-driven solutions.
Three days of open space conversations, DIY science workshops, environmental photo exhibitions, advocacy project screenings, exercising for health. With good food and extraordinary company.
Feel free to modify the wording in any way…
For the workshops we are sending invitations to a list of Facebook groups Nadia has put together, drafted in French, English and Arabic. There is still a lot of translation work to do for the Workshop and Fellowship pages in Arabic and French, which I can help with.
Are there more options here for pushing sales (I know it’s not an easy or attractive topic) that we have not mentioned? Are there particular venues for advertising that would make sense?
Thanks for sharing your thoughts