VillageWorks Offers a Chance to Win Free Social Media Marketing for Events

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Calling all meeting and event planners: If you have an event in the works for 2009, you may be eligible to win a Free Social Media Event Promotion Package from VillageWorks Communications Inc.. Applications due November 15, 2008

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Social media marketing is an ideal match with event promotion

Calling all meeting and event planners: If you have an event in the works for 2009, you may be eligible to win a FREE Social Media Event Promotion Package from VillageWorks Communications Inc.!

VillageWorks is now offering Social Media Marketing packages, and to promote their new services, they’re giving them away. Whether you're producing a business conference or a benefit gala, social media provides many opportunities to promote your event and to generate interest months before the event itself.

“Social media marketing is an ideal match with event promotion,” explains Beth Schillaci, VillageWorks’ President. “Planners can use promotions before the show to build buzz and excitement. Then, they can use live blogging and microblogging during the event to keep up the buzz, communicate with those that couldn't make it and to attract audience. People today go online for information, and they expect a personal experience. Using social media marketing allows an event to create that experience and generate excitement.”

Overall value of this prize is $4000.00. Events must meet the application criteria and take place between January and June of 2009. Events must be open to the public and/or broad membership, and preference will be given to non-profit events. Art festivals, film festivals, beer and food festivals, annual charity fundraisers and trade shows are eligible for consideration.

One winner will receive complete new media marketing services for one event, including:

  •      Planning, design and development of a custom blog for your event.
  •      Creation of event pages on social network sites.
  •      Postings of your event to specialized event Web sites.

To apply visit http://www.villageworks.net/social_media_event_contest.php and complete the application. Applications are due by November 15, 2008. For more information on VillageWorks’ other social media marketing services, visit them online or call 240-529-3000.

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