Faq» What is 'Events in Towns'?
» How does the organisation advertising work?
» What advertising plans do you offer ?
» How do I add an event?
» How do I add my Advert?
» Do you offer anything free for Charities?
» Can Businesses use the Home Page advertising feature?
Essentially, we are a simple-to-use online 'What's On' guide and local advertising platform, with some really clever added features for our visitors and customers, like venue addresses and contact numbers, location map, links to other websites and the ability to share event information to friends and social media sites.
We have programmed the site to show adverts based on which town a site visitor types in the search box. Each organisation chooses a town or towns when setting up their account. When a visitor types in a town name, all or a number of the advertisements related to the town may be shown. The program selects which advertisements are shown in a specific order, which ensures all advertisements are shown an equal number of times. There is a slight bias however, towards new and amended advertisements and also, the most popular ones ie those which unique visitors have clicked upon.
We are currently updating the site to allow Members to advertise unlimited events with us, on a self-service basis. Each Member will also receive an Account Page, which can be used to advertise the Member's business or charity. Membership will be £10 per annum. We offer more services for additional payment, such as Regional and National Advertising, Managed Service and multiple accounts. These will be available to Members. We will also be adding more free services and benefits for Members over the next 18 months.
To add events, you need to be registered. Once registered, you can enter your account and use the Add Event button to create a one-off or repetitive event. All events can be amended up to midnight on the day of the event, or copied to create other similar events. You can add an event picture image, which should aim to be of a certain size (See preferred image sizes) and event location information. When you are happy with the event, click on Update Details, then Confirm event. You will be advised if there is anything which needs changing. Please search the event from the home page to see the published version.
First, it is best to design a poster, event flyer or article in a image format such as .GIF or .JPEG. Approximately A5 size is ideal. This will be uploaded and will become your advert. Next, login and select Ad Settings. Although the Browse button is at the top, it is best to select key words first. These should be common words used to describe your organisation and what you do. Select up to 10 words or short phrases separated with a comma. Next, depending on your Plan, you will be able to select one town, up to ten towns, or a Region from drop-down menus. These selections tell us where to show your Advert. Finally, use Browse to upload your Advert image.
We offer a free advertisement for a month at a time on our Home Page. The three pictures on the Home Page are each linked to a Story. These Stories are carefully selected because they are visible to everybody wherever they are viewing the site. Please email any requests to our Contact page or to email@example.com.
Yes, subject to space and suitability. In order to fund the website and charitable causes, we charge businesses £25 per slot per month, payable on receipt of invoice. Up to three slots can be purchased at any one time. If you are interested, please email any request to us through the Contact tab or to firstname.lastname@example.org