Marketing and Communications

In order to hold a successful event, you will need to develop an effective marketing and communications plan. The main goal of your marketing and communications plan is to bring awareness to your event and help drive attendance. The first thing you should do is determine who your is target audience (the people who will be attending your event), Once you have that determined, think about what might be the best way to reach them - are they tech savy or do they prefer more traditional methods of communication. You should have a clear picture of what your event will offer to your target audience - what are the benefits to them for attending? What will they learn? There are several tools you can use to promote your event including, but not limited to, the following:

    1. Event Website 
    2. Email Distributions
    3. Text Blasts
    4. Save the Date Postcards
    5. Brochures/Fliers
    6. News Releases (pre-event / post-event / region specific)
    7. Social Media  (Facebook / Twitter)
    8. Radio
    9. Blogs
    10. Television

    ANR Communications can create powerful and effective communications for your event, working within your budget and timeframe. Click here to learn about the services offered by ANR Communications.

    If you’re interested in having an event specific website, you can work directly with ANR Technology Services to build your website. For information on their services and pricing, click here to visit their website.

    To download a press release template or various brochure and flyer templates, click here to access the SharePoint site (MSU Employees Only). This site also includes a tutorial video on how to use the templates for your event.