The Power of Special Event Taglines – Enter Yours Today

nonprofit taglineWelcome back to guest blogger Tamara Mendelsohn, Director of Marketing for Eventbrite for Causes, a sponsor of the 2010 Nonprofit Tagline Awards (a.k.a., The Taggies). Tamara focuses day in and day out on making events more productive for nonprofits and has a valuable recommendation to share…

This year, the Taggies have added a category for special event taglines. (You can enter yours now here.) Take my advice: This is something you should get in on! If you’re reading this, you already know that a live event represents a unique fundraising and awareness opportunity. But you may not be aware of what event taglines can do for your cause.

Here are 5 reasons special event taglines are so helpful:

  • They set your event apart from similar events - Attendees have a limited amount of time and resources for events. Imagine they’re picking between two great benefit concerts, one clearly branded with a tagline and one without. Which one do you think they’re more likely to remember, spread the word on and more likely to attend?
  • They make it easy for attendees to become your best marketers – For attendees to convince their social networks to join them at an event, they need to be able to explain why it will be great. By creating a potent tagline, you’re doing much of that work for them.
  • They’re built for social media – A great special event tagline is a snap for attendees to drop into the small text spaces of Twitter and Facebook. And drop again. And again.
  • They promote repeat attendance – Even a great event can fade from attendees’ memories if it lacks a distinctive identity. A strong tagline makes your event unforgettable, and can give it a permanent place on attendees’ monthly or yearly calendars.
  • They’re fun - A little humor, even a well-placed pun, communicates to attendees that you know how to show them a great time. And—especially since many organizations are raising money for quite serious causes—it’s key to remind them that your event is a gathering they’ll enjoy and feel good about.

So enter your special event tagline today in the 2010 Taggies. We already have some great entries and want to add yours! Deadline is July 28.

Guest Blogger on June 29, 2010 in Events, Taglines | 2 comments
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1 Marlene Oliveira January 30, 2013 at 11:02 am

Mission statements as marketing messages are problematic for so many nonprofits. I don’t know how or why mission statement end up in marketing materials when most nonprofits have such compelling things to say. Actually…I do have a personal experience with a senior leadership team member asking, “Why do we need a tagline? We already have a mission statement!” Ugh – uphill battle!

2 Nancy Schwartz February 14, 2013 at 1:47 pm

I hear you, Marlene, and it’s a common focus of some serious in-org head-butting!

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