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Use Phillyfunguide to Promote Your DNC and Spring/Summer Events & Discounts

Summer is always a fun time to be in Philadelphia. Besides the normal summer fun we enjoy, Philly will be in the national spotlight as visitors come for the Democratic National Convention (DNC) from July 25-28. With that in mind, this year the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance and Phillyfunguide have two ways for you to promote your spring and summer programming: Our Spring Into Summer promotion sponsored by PNC Arts Alive, as well as a special dedicated opportunity for promotion via the DNC Host Committee!

Summer is always a fun time to be in Philadelphia. Besides the normal summer fun we enjoy, Philly will be in the national spotlight as visitors come for the Democratic National Convention (DNC) from July 25-28. With that in mind, this year Phillyfunguide has two ways for you to promote your summer programming in our Spring Into Summer promotion, before and during the DNC. 

Spring Into Summer Promotion

The 2016 Spring Into Summer promotion, sponsored by PNC Arts Alive and presented by Phillyfunguide, Funsavers, and Funperks, will highlight great deals, special events, ticket giveaways, and other activities from May 23 through July 10, 2016. This promotion will include a variety of spring and summer activities, and will run during the 4th of July!

Participation in the Spring Into Summer promotion is open to all Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance member organizations, as well as non-members (fees will apply for non-members).

The promotion will have two main components:

  • Half-Price Deals: Usually, Funsavers offers are only available the week of the event itself; during the Spring Into Summer promotion these Funsavers offers can be sold for up to 8 weeks ahead of time! These promotional offers should be submitted through the Funsavers submission form on the Phillyfunguide website. The difference is you can choose to pre-sell tickets to events either during the promotional dates or for events that will occur further in the future (such as the DNC—see below). When submitting these events, please make a note in the “Comments” section that says “This Funsavers offer is for the Spring into Summer Promotion.”  The deadline to have your offers available for the entire promotion is Friday, May 13th, 2016 at 12 NOON. You must offer 50% off of your scheduled event in order to participate.
     
  • Promotional Event Guide: All of our promotional activities will be organized via a central page on phillyfunguide.com that will feature editorial content about special spring and summer activities with an emphasis on classes, camps, festivals, concerts, outdoor events, and more, as well as all of the promotion’s special Funsavers deals. Even if your organization does not take advantage of pre-selling your event tickets, you can still submit your spring and summer events to be on the Phillyfunguide calendar. This is another way to promote your event since our website receives over 110,000 visits per month and select content is also fed to event calendars through our partner sites.

Full directions for how to submit an event to Phillyfunguide can be found on this how-to page and directions to submit to Funsavers can be found on this how-to page. For this promotion we recommend you utilize appropriate tags for your event, as well as the “Spring” and “Summer" tags. If you have any questions about Funsavers or this special promotion, you should contact Steve Gudelunas, Audience Services Manager, at steveg@philaculture.org or at 215-399-3531.

Promote Your Events During the Democratic National Convention

This summer your organization can also take part in promotional opportunities provided by the DNC Host Committee. Now until Friday, April 22, submit your organization’s DNC-related programming, special attractions or discounts via the DNC Experience Participation Form.

Once you fill the form out, the DNC Host Committee will be in touch about next steps. In addition, any organization that notes on this form that they will offer a discount during the convention week will be contacted directly by the Cultural Alliance to be part of our DNC Discount Deals. We will have more details about our DNC Discount Deals in the upcoming weeks, but please have your organization prepare now by filling out the DNC Experience Participation Form before it closes on April 22.