I am really interested to hear what you all have to say about this marketing case-study. I think there is often a real lack of concrete advice when it comes to the nuts and bolts of marketing one-time events. There is always a ton about growing traffic, SEO, etc., but what about good, old-fashioned news-worthy happenings? I think it would be really helpful to work together to come up with an event marketing checklist.
So, here is my situation...
This week TurnKey Internet (the company for which I am the Marketing Director) finalized the purchase of a great big new datacenter in New York. It's a former federal government building with 1-foot-thick cement walls so it's the perfect place to house our infrastructure. The multi-million-dollar expansion comes on the heels of record growth over the past 2 years.
I'm currently brainstorming about how to use the new acquisition marketing-wise and I'd love to enlist your help!
So far I've written a press release that got distributed (via PRWeb) yesterday morning with a nice result. The story got picked up by several tech news sites.
I also wrote a blog post about the acquisition and posted pictures of the outside and inside of the new building pre-upgrades.
Of course I've sent out notifications in all the social media outlets (Twitter, Myspace, Facebook, etc.)
I've also been writing personal emails to all of my press contacts online and off, including all of the local newspapers. So far we've gotten one interview for an article in our local Business Review.
So, now, here I am, posting to you guys. What should I do next? Have I covered all of my bases? If this was your project to market and promote, how would you go about doing it? I think it would be so great if we could work together to build that checklist I mentioned, to help good little marketers like me It can feel overwhelming to tackle a project promotion without one!
Looking forward to hearing your thoughts!