OK, I have an event to contribute; how to promote it?

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OK, I have an event to contribute; how to promote it?

Post by arttoo » Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:28 am

This will be my 4th Burn. Yay! After some moderate contributions in past years, I'm finally ready to make the leap to something bigger, and would like to contribute/build community/expand compassion in the following way:

I'd like to host a Deep Playa sunrise meditation, 4 or 5 mornings during the week. Say, 6:30-7:15. I know, there's not a whole lotta people up at that hour, but who knows? I did this solo 3 or 4 mornings last year (naked!) basically as far away from the Man, and 6 oclock, as you can get, and it was revelatory, refreshing, amazing. But a little lonely :)

I've been doing this on the Chicago lakefront this summer, and you can check out our website here: http://www.belmontmeditation.wordpress.com/

Now, how to get the word out? I saw a reference somewhere else on these message boards to an impending deadline for What, When,Where (is this the small booklet of events and performances that you get at the gate?), but nothing came up when I used the little search field in upper right. I assume that book is well into preparation and maybe at the printers. I could not find an obvious place to "list your event" or "get published in the official Burn program guide." I presume this year there will be more events than ever competing for space in that book, so I'm looking for alternative ways to promote it. I'm plugged into the Gay Burners website, and their Facebook page, so that's a start (and I'll be setting up my own Facebook page for the event, too), but are there other places I can spread the word? Thanks for any help!

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Post by Savannah » Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:44 am

Try here.

I'm not sure if you will make the print edition or not, but you'll note there's other places your event will be found if submitted and accepted, and it certainly doesn't hurt to try. Good luck!
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Re: OK, I have an event to contribute; how to promote it?

Post by trilobyte » Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:04 am

It definitely won't be in the print edition, cutoff for consideration in that was July 1. But the electronic version is online and available, and many of the smartphone apps will be able to include that data in whatever they make available for their users on the playa. You may also want to get in touch with some of the on playa radio stations about making a promo for your event, and once you get there you might want to check in at Playa Info to see what kind of directory or notice you can put up there.

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Re: OK, I have an event to contribute; how to promote it?

Post by gyre » Fri Jul 13, 2012 4:14 pm

Is this a serious question?

How many people do you want?

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Post by chessmaniac » Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:00 pm

We can promote your event on our radio station which will be live on the playa. We have an online version set up here...
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You have two options you can send us a recording for your Public Service Ad or you can send us the script and we will make the ad for you.

Here is an example of one of the PSAs that we have done.


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Re: OK, I have an event to contribute; how to promote it?

Post by knowmad » Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:40 pm

also spread the word around some of the other "Consciousnesses" camps, HeBeGeBe healers and Nectar village come to mind.
you'll be hip deep in granola vegan meditative bliss buddies.

just remember the trash fence at dawn also serve's a another function
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