Promotional Support

Promoting your events and projects effectively can help you attract a larger audience and gain more interest in your society!

 

What you can do:

  • Make sure your society's webpage on this website is up to date, including a description of your society, your logo, contact details, social media links and membership types (so students can join!).
  • Adding your events to the website event listings will ensure you're reaching a wider audience.
  • Use social media to promote your society - click here for more tips!

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How we can help:

We can help get your news, events, campaigns or projects out to a wider audience using our channels, app, digital screens around campus and more. To access this support and tell us about your project, please complete in the MDXSU Communications Request form below (or click here to view in a new window). For any other related queries, please contact our Communications Coordinator Laura at l.higgs@mdx.ac.uk.

 
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Using Social Media

What to make social media work for your Society? Keep our six top tips in mind!

1. What platform and why?

Think about why you need social media, which platforms best suit your needs and who you’re trying to reach. Are your main aims reaching out to new people or sharing photos of your events, or creating a private group for your committee to communicate more easily? It's better to use one or two platforms regularly and effectively.

2. Short and sweet

On social media short and simple works best - too much text tends to puts people off, so try and stick to the important parts of your message, then link elsewhere for more detailed info. Also remember that visual, eye-catching posts are often the best way of getting someone to stop scrolling!

3. Create a community

By creating a Facebook group, you give yourself an easy way to communicate with your members as a group, while giving everyone in your society a space to ask questions, share stories and get to know each other!

4. Reach new students

Want your society to grow? Seek out ways to reach new people online, whether that's posting in relevant Facebook groups or utilising tags on Twitter and Instagram. Collaboration with other groups and societies in person works online as off!

5. Keep Active

This is a big one. Post regularly - at least once a week, depending on the platform in question and what content you have at the moment. If you’re really keen, check out Tweetdeck, Hootsuite, Buffer etc to schedule posts. On the other hand, don't post too often - if you're spamming a Facebook group multiple times a day, every day, you're just going to annoy people. It's also important to make sure you're responding to messages in a timely manner, and that your account can be transferred over to a new committee next year.