Posting Events
Posting an event on Creative Tracks will maximise its international visibility. It’s a great way to inform creative entrepreneurs and networks all over the world about an upcoming event they might be interested in. This could be a conference or a talk, a show, a workshop, a festival, a launch party, you name it.
Please note that at Creative Tracks, we make a distinction between an event and an opportunity. An event is different from an opportunity in that it does call for participation, but there is no job to land, prize to win, or brief to respond to.
This FAQ page explains how to go about posting your first event on Creative Tracks.
There are two ways to go about posting an event.
The first way is to do it from your profile page. To reach your profile page, click on the small photo icon in the top right corner of your screen:
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Then, click on “My profile”:
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Next, click on “Post Content” underneath your profile picture. A drop-down menu will appear. Select “Create an Event”:
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The other way to create an event is through the homepage. Click on “EVENTS” on the horizontal menu at the top:
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You land on the Events page where you can see current trending events as well as a featured one. To create a new event, simply click on the big orange button in the top right:
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You’re now ready to set up a new event. Let’s go through each tab in turn.
Let’s start with the Content tab. First, give an informative yet concise title to your event. You want people to understand the gist of your event at first glance.
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Next, upload an image that represents your event. Uploading an image will make your event stand out and be more appealing to the Creative Tracks members who are browsing the events page.
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Then, enter a short summary or description of your event.
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Finally, use the large description box to give more information on the content of the event, what group of people it’s aimed at, why it could be interesting and valuable to Creative Tracks members. You should also give practical advice such as how to register to attend. To make the whole thing look good and be super informative, you can add documents and hyperlinks, as well as image and video content via the embed and lightbox buttons. Don’t hesitate to make use of the different heading types that are made available to you.
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Next comes the Dates & Tags tab. Enter the start and end date and time of the event. Please note that the time must be entered in 24h format (for example 16:00 instead of 4:00 pm).
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Next, tick all the relevant categories that apply to your event.
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Then, enter any tags or keywords that are relevant to your event. You may also add more in the text box below if you can’t find what you’re looking for in the list. Make sure you separate each tag or keyword by a comma. The more you tag, the more people and organisations your event will be matched with, so don’t hold back!
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Finally, indicate the type of event you’re about to post. Is it an advice clinic? A conference or a talk? An awards ceremony? A workshop? And so on. If you can’t find the appropriate category for your event, please do email us to let us know at info@creativetracks.org.uk.
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Moving on to the Location tab. Indicate the venue or building where the event is taking place. Then, enter the address, city, postcode and country. The more address details are entered, the more accurate the map of the location will be and members will then be able to find your event based on the location they are searching for.
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And now the last tab: contact info. Here you can provide a telephone number, an e-mail address and a web page where interested parties can find out more information.
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Once you’re happy with the content click Save and you’ll be taken to a draft preview of your event.
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If it’s all looking good click the Submit for moderation button at the top.
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You can go back and make changes anytime by finding your draft event post under Events on the Content section on your profile page, clicking on the small plus sign on the bottom right of your screen, and then “edit, unlock, or delete this content”, and then “edit”.
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There you go, all done! Good job.
Once you’ve created your event, you can send people a direct invitation. Do this by clicking on the small plus sign on the bottom right of your screen, and then “share this page”. Don’t hesitate to advertise your event through all your social media channels to optimise your reach.
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Need some help with something we haven’t answered here? Check our FAQs page or email us at info@creativetracks.org.