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Offline slim

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Local Promotions Efforts - What you can do to help
« on: February 15, 2009, 02:03:35 AM »
Folks, Appleseed has a goal of doubling in size every year, and to do that, we have to get the word out to the masses. In order for that to happen, we need volunteers to step up and promote our events on the local level. Boots on the Ground...... YOU!

For every event, we need a Promotions Boss (PB) - someone who will ensure there are shooters at the events. Someone to make sure that every American in their area has the opportunity to at least hear about the Appleseed Project and to know that it's coming to a location near them soon!

If you are someone new to Appleseed or someone looking for a way to "help out" or "get involved" this is it! This is also a good way to help your friends, family, neighbors and maybe even get the word out to someone like yourself, who otherwise wouldn't have heard of Appleseed.  And most of all, it's a great way to do something positive to help our great nation become a nation of Riflemen once again.
Volunteer! Step up! Post your promotional efforts here on this forum and don't be scared to say, "I wanna be the Promotions Boss for this event!"

Here is a check list of Local BOTG action items that need to be done for each shoot:  (Please post your ideas and additions) 

1) Flyer distribution:  We need to list all the possible locations we can, folks lack imagination
  a) Gun/Sports Shops
  b) Gun shows
  c) Grocery Stores and Wal-marts
  d)  Community Centers:  VFW, American Legions, Mason Halls, Church, work,
  e) Barber shops
  f) Local colleges, universities.  Be sure to look for shooting programs on campus, they can be good partners in this effort!
  g) Auto dealers, motorcycle dealers, surfboard dealers (gotta think of Ca.)
  h) Assisted Living communities-Retirement homes
  I) Fire Stations, Police Stations, Union halls, Volunteer fire departments, trade centers
  j)  Non-sponsoring gun clubs- Normally pistol/shotgun only ranges, sometimes indoors.
  k)  Book stores/magazine racks.  Slide them inside gun magazines, as "inserts", be smart about it.
  l)  All Military instillations, Guard base, Armory, Regular base, USO
  m) Auto parts and Farm supply stores
  n) BLM, DNR, Fish and Wildlife offices
  o) Local fitness/wellness programs and centers. YMCA, YWCA, Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, Gold's Gym, etc.

2)  Internet tools
  a) Other forums (supply list of suggestions)
  b) Community Calendars for surrounding towns/cities
  c) GOA Event announcements--Other Press Release sites (free service)
  f)  Send announcements to your friends/family in your address book, ask them to forward it to their address book.

3)  Other organizations within the state, send announcements.
  a)  State Shooter's associations
  b)  State gun rights political groups:  Conceal carry, 2A groups, Campaign for Liberty, Democrats/Republican (must do both or neither)
  c)  Boy Scouts:  Local troops
  d)  4H:  Local chapters.
  e)  DAR/SAR chapters
  f)  Four Wheeler groups, mud/ridge runner groups
4)  Coordination with host club/range
  a)  ensure they have plenty of flyers and they are hung up
  b)  ensure they have event posted on their website/calendar
  c)  ensure they have put event in club News letter
  d)  "advertise" at club for help with local promotions for this event, to get others to help distribute flyers in the community
5)  Other
  a)  Thrifty Nickle ads

Any questions can be sent to me in a Personal Message (PM) or posted here on this thread. Good luck, and remember - Get the word out!

Offline Quantrill

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Re: Local Promotions Efforts - What you can do to help
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2009, 02:37:28 PM »
2009 Gun Rights Rally Day
1 April 2009-Jefferson City, Capitol Rotunda 9-11AM.  Don't be a fool! Show up to make sure our legislators know that messing with Missourians gun rights is a very foolish thing to do.

Is anyone else planning on going to this?  I still don't know for sure if I'll be able to get off work, but the chances are good.  I was thinking of bringing some flyers for the MO Appleseed shoots.  The more people printing off and bringing fliers, the more shooters we can reach!

Offline Greg in MO

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Re: Local Promotions Efforts - What you can do to help
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2009, 03:03:28 PM »
I will most likely be at the rally, as I am one of the Board of Directors for  Will probably be taking the bus from KC to the rally.  Usually the gun groups get to set up tables in the rotunda, so perhaps we can get a table as well.  I have the Appleseed banner, so we would just need a few people to help man it. 



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Re: Local Promotions Efforts - What you can do to help
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2009, 05:02:19 PM »
I will be unable to attend the rally... I'm on a plane that day headed for Canada... but it's good to know the RWVA will be represented!

All you AS volunteers...  get the lead out!

As of right now, Williamstown has 7 registered, Cameron has 4, Osage Beach (April 19) has 19, Osage (June) has 2.  That's it.  We have more instructors signed up for some of these shoots than we have shooters!

I know, it's early, and nobody wants to sign up early. Still... these numbers are not good.  Get to promoting!


Offline txpirate

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Re: Local Promotions Efforts - What you can do to help
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2009, 05:28:12 PM »
Maybe someone else has mentioned this idea before:
In my smallish town, the local radio stations will do a free event announcement for local non-profit orgs. Since the closest Appleseed is 70 miles away, they won't do it. But with a DAR coming in April, I am sure they will allow it.