The Forbes Phoenix is a publication written for and by locals. We are focused on supporting the local community and driving local business growth – for the benefit of all.
From time to time we understand local organisations want to promote community and/or fundraising events and do not have the promotional budgets of our more regular advertisers. In these instances we are more than happy to help promote your event – yet we ask that you remember we too are a business, employing local residents, and at the end of the day must make ends meet.
To avoid any confusion we have outlined below what we believe constitutes a free community notice in our publication (and online at our website) and what we would consider more appropriately be a paid advertisement.
What constitutes a free community notice?
· If your organisation is a registered charity, not-for-profit, or community group AND you are advertising a FREE event, we are happy to promote your event via our ‘What’s On’ and ‘Community Notices’ sections both in the printed edition and online – at no charge.
· If your organisation is promoting an event for which people must purchase tickets or pay an entry fee, AND you are using those funds to cover costs from suppliers, we would consider ourselves to be one of those suppliers and would ask that you pay for your advertisement in The Phoenix. In these instances we are happy to offer a 10% discount on our regular advertising rates and promote your event online via our website as added value – in addition to listing your event via our ‘What’s On’ and ‘Community Notices’ sections both in the printed edition and online as per usual.
As always, we welcome any and all community feedback. If you would like to share your thoughts or suggestions regarding this matter with us please email firstname.lastname@example.org.