dosman gave me (Steve) a list of publicity outlets he’d compiled while hyping packetsniffers and FOOLS, so I ran with it and have been posting info about workshops and events on various sites and social media and TV and radio and so on. There’s no reason others can’t join in the fun, and in the interest of sharing the info, I created this document.
First the obvious
http://bloominglabs.org (get an account there if you don’t have one to edit it)
Facebook Page (ask to be made an Admin on the page)
@Bloominglabs on Twitter (we use cotweet for this, ask Steve for details)
Word of mouth (you can’t beat it)
Flyers (we need more people with mad design skills to take this one on)
Let’s go bloomington Includes monthly printed calendar...get your stuff in early: http://letsgo.terrorware.com/
There’s also Hackerspace Happenings on the Make site. As of this writing John Baichtal is the guy you need to email: email@example.com
VisitBloomington Calendar This one is pretty nice looking, good for posting links to Twitter and such. http://www.visitbloomington.com/submitEvent/index.cfm
Eventful This site is very nice looking. I’m not sure how much it is used http://eventful.com/bloomington/events/
The Scene (ran by the herald times online) has free event posting http://calendar.bloomingtonscene.com/
Bloomingtononline's calendar (seems to be used quite a bit) http://www.bloomingtononline.net/calendar/
Bloomington Craigslist http://bloomington.craigslist.org/cal/ The old standby
Meetup.com http://www.meetup.com/cities/us/in/bloomington/groups/ We don’t have an account here. Should we get one?
Radio and TV
WFIU event submission (web calendar with some/most events read on the air) http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wfiu/events.eventsmain?action=submitEvent This appears to be an especially good outlet as it’s been mentioned more than anything else on this list when we ask how people heard about us.
WFHB on-air event calendar Available free to non-profits Email firstname.lastname@example.org with the event, approximately 1 week before the event, event is read on air the day it is to happen
CATS Community Calendar Submissions may be made by any non-profit (rolls on channels 3, 12, and 14 when there's no programming): http://catstv.net/comcal2.html
Magazines and Print
IDS events submissions http://www.idsnews.com/happenings/addevent.aspx (man that form is not friendly - if title > 30 characters, throws yr whole submission away.)
Herald Times classifieds Free submission of events to their online calendar (non-profits only). Otherwise it would be a paid classified add or other advertisement: https://heraldtimesonline.com/htoclass/
The Ryder email@example.com Haven’t contacted them yet, why not give it a try?
H&L Magazine firstname.lastname@example.org
BLOOM Magazine email@example.com We had an article in there in 2011
Bloomington Arts I'd like to reach out to artists that use technology, I think if we talked to the people running this site they may be interested. Apparently arranging events to be posted on their calendar should be done by firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.bloomingtonarts.info/Public/Calendar/index.asp
Twitter accounts that are nice to us
@bloom_tech (BTP, Bloomington Tech Partnership, they're big supporters.)
Check These Twitter feeds
Some other Event aggregator/calendar sites