Promote your community activities
How can I use social and traditional media to promote my local community project?
Journalists want to hear real stories from real people. Find out how to create and maintain relationships with local media.
Leverage social media to cultivate online communities, create and circulate content about your AOD community project.
Engaging the media
Start here to harness the media to promote your work.
Working effectively with the media
Take practical steps, be available for interviews and use photos and images to help get your story picked up in the media.
Maintaining the relationship
Once you establish a media profile, journalists may come to you; even asking you to react to any alcohol and other drug issues unrelated to your project.
Social media for your local community projects
Use social media to connect directly with your communities 24/7
Getting started with social media
Before getting started on social media, it’s important to understand where you should focus your efforts.
Cultivating an online community
Now that your page is set up, it’s time to start attracting an audience. Have you done these three things?
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