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PROMOTING WITH THE POWER OF TRIBE

Promoters are required to pay a small token fee to list an event on TRIBE, Canada's busiest entertainment website. This fee is usually less than one cover charge.

The steps are quite simple, really:

1. Pay
2. Post
3. Profit from increased attendance. Get higher search engine rankings.

Promoters are given a special member status that enables them to post events on the TRIBE MESSAGEBOARD in the UPCOMING EVENTS FORUM. Other registered members cannot post in these areas of the TRIBE board.

Promoters are not allowed to post events in other forums on our site except for the UPCOMING EVENTS FORUM.
If you are designing a printed flyer for your event, putting our logo on your flyer cuts your listing fee in half and redirects people back to this site where they will see your event. We recommend it.

Note that the fees below apply to independant event promoters and nightclub events, not events that are part of a large corporate ad campaign
of a natational advertiser (ie: your event is sponsored by Rogers) . If you are a corporate advertiser and wish to use the board to promote, please contact editor@tribe.ca directly as a different fee structure applies.

Your TRIBE listings improve your site's Search Engine Optimization (SEO).

Your listing will be moved automatically after the event has occurred, into the PAST EVENTS FORUM; usually the morning after the event. This means that your listing and its content will still be visible, and importantly, indexed by search engine bots. This will increase your site's visiblity in search engines. The more links going back to your sites from TRIBE means the higher your site will index in search engines.

If you are running a weekly event please run and pay for a new listing every week, your previous week's listing will be moved automatically, the day after it occurs.

HOW TO LIST YOUR EVENT:

Payment




INTERAC
The Canadian banks have great online payment services that operate on the Interac network. It is very secure. You can pay us online by using your bank's online banking service. Pay editor@tribe.ca


Event listings on TRIBE
Event Name, Event Date, TRIBE username for tracking purposes.

CREDIT CARDS
You can use a variety of credit cards through the PAYPAL payment network. This process is safe and secure. Click on the pay button below and follow the prompts, indicating in the appropriate field which event you are going to list and pay for.

We are notified by PAYPAL when payment is received. You will also get a receipt from PAYPAL indicating payment has been made. Print it out so you can claim it as a business expense for your club or promotion company.

Posts that have not been paid for will be deleted.


**Post your listing in the Upcoming Events Forum**

Post your event according to the standard format in the forum:

April 19 Party Name @ Club name feat. DJ Headliner

or

April 09 SOHO Fridays presents DJ headliner at This Is London


Multiple postings for the same event are not allowed. Do not use hype phrases like FREE or cheap cover! in the thread title as they will be deleted unless they are part of the actual name of your event. Avoid using characters like |{}\[]<>+...*# as it makes the forum hard to read. We reserve the right to edit yout thread title for legibility in the forum. DO not put an URL in the thread title unless the URL is part of your company or event name.


**To display your flyer in a post **

To display your flyer image in your post, upload the flyer image to your own server and then use the code below to force the image to display in your post (replace the link below with the actual link to the flyer image on your website). Make sure the flyer is no wider than 600 pixels on the width side

[img]http://www.yourwebsite.com/yourflyer.jpg[/img]


Please don't forget to post your event on the calendar as well!

**Post your listing in the Calendar**

1. Click the calendar button (button on the top of any page of the board).

2. Click "Add New Event" which is on the top right of the page

3. Click "Add Single All Day Event" from the box that drops down

4. Select your date and fill in the form much like you did for your event listing in the upcoming events forum, remember to keep your title short so it fits on the calendar.

*Note that your post will not appear calendar immediately and it may take a few hours for the calendar post to appear. ** Posts that haven't been paid for will be deleted.

FAQ:

How do I get promoter status on the board?

You have to be an event promoter. You can Private Message alexd if you are a registered board member, or email editor@tribe.ca if you are not, and I will give you the special promoter status.
Once we receive a paypal notification that you have paid for your event listing we will enable your promoter status on the board so you can post the event.

How much traffic does the TRIBE board get?
Our current stats (month of March 2005) indicate we are serving just over 1 million pageviews
a month. We get about 175,000 unique viewers a month. These numbers are measured independently by by Google/DFP . TRIBE is the busiest entertainment information site in Canada and one of the largest and busiest online communities on the Internet.

I don't have a credit card, what can I do?

Use Interac to pay by email go to http://www.certapay.com and pay editor@tribe.ca. Or, get the venue or club where you are throwing your event to use their company credit card to pay for the listing. Get a friend with a paypal account to pay for the listing.

Can I pay by cheque?
You can pay by cheque, however we will have to wait till your cheque clears before you can post your event. Send a cheque made out to TRIBE to Box 65053, 358 Danforth Ave. Toronto, ON M4K 3Z2, include a hard copy of the flyer. We recommend you pay by paypal instead.

It is for a charity, can I post for free?
Unfortunately not. TRIBE already sponsors several charities including the Aids Committee of Toronto, CANFAR, and the Yonge St. Mission.

It's a free party, can I post for free?

No.

My club has the same flyer for Friday and Saturday nights... Can I pay one fee and get both nights listed?
No.
Now that you have saved all that money on flyer printing you should have no trouble paying the tiny amount needed to list each of the nights on TRIBE.

Can I pay for one Saturday and list a whole bunch of Saturday events?
No. It is $10 per date (with a logo on the flyer) or $20 per date (without a logo on the flyer). So for a month of Saturday event listings it would cost $40 with logo, $80 without logo.

Why are you doing this? Why do we have to pay now?
The small fee we are charging is less than 1 average covercharge at an event - which you will easily make back from the increased attendance at your event due to the listing. It helps us pay for the huge bandwidth costs, server fees, and site maintenance.

What! You making me pay? Think of all I've done for the scene
..
We know how important you are, and your skills as a promoter are fabulous, but your party has to be worth at least 10 bucks in advertising expenses, right?

Where does the money go?

Our bandwidth fees are huge. These listing fees go to offset the cost of operating the servers. We run our own high speed servers and each event listing fee is a big help toward keeping the servers running fast and smoothly.

I paid for an event listing in 2005 and didn't use it, can I use it now (2007,8,9...)?
Payments made during one calendar year that are unused are not carried forward as credit for an event listing in future calendar years..


How many promoters from my company can post for our event?
One. It becomes difficult to admin the board when people have multiple aliases or multiple promoters post threads or posts for the same event on the board.
In fact, one of the reasons why we instituted the current change of policy was to prevent multiple aliases and bumping by the same or multiple promoters for one event. This is why we ask promoters to nominate one promoter out of their group to post the upcoming event and manage the event listing.

Thanks for being a part of TRIBE,


Alex D.
Publisher
TRIBE

Need help posting? Contact Alex D

Go back to the UPCOMING EVENTS FORUM here.