POPPING UP FOR SUCCESS – EVENTS They are: Spontaneous A little quirky They come and go Create interest Inexpensive Opportunities to engage
WHY POP UP EVENTS? Lack of engagement a problem for all If we don’t reach people we can’t meet their needs If we don’t reach people we aren’t economically viable or socially relevant
Potential partners and Pop Up learning spaces The five Learn Local providers in Knox to made use of both empty retail spaces and other public places to engage the community in learning opportunities and expose our brand. The spaces that were available included: Libraries Businesses & Shopping Centres Schools Licensed premises Sporting Clubs Cafes and much more….
INNOVATIVE APPROACH Build on a successful model from the business sector Mix delivery of learning with a marketing strategy Win win for all partners
ADULT LEANER’S WEEK POP UP DISPLAY AT WESTFIELD SHOPPING CENTRE IN FREE COMMUNITY SPACE Massage Belly dancing Computing Business Support First Aid Training
CUPCAKE DECORATING CLASS IN LOCAL BAKERY WHO RUN THEIR OWN CLASSES
AT A LOCAL FACTORY WANTING TO RE USE THEIR WASTE PALLETS. POP UP VEGETABLE GARDEN
MAKE SURE YOU TAKE LOTS OF PHOTOS OF YOUR EVENTS AND PROMOTE THEM BEFORE AND AFTER ON FACE BOOK AND IN THE LOCAL MEDIA
LESSONS LEARNED …. Sustainability lies in making the partnership worthwhile for all partners Market effectively Take risks Success can be measured in many ways and isn’t always immediate
FINANCIAL CONSIDERATIONS Whilst our initial Pop up project was funded to cover the costs of planning, promotion and some of the events it is feasible to fund your own pop up campaign. Give consideration to moving even a modest amount from your traditional market budget (cut newspaper advertising, reduce the number of brochures you print, etc) and put it into pop up events. With the right promotion and public profile you will find it easier to attract partners who will conduct Pop ups for you at no cost to your organisation as they actually promote their own training courses. However under the banner of your Pop Up campaign (acknowledigng your partners on your promotional materials) you will share the public exposure and a kudos for providing the educational experiences.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION Coonara Community House and the other LLOs in the Knox Learn Local Network are available to provide further information if you need it to get started. Leanne FitzGerald or Sally Dusting-Laird email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org 0397587081 www.popupinknox.com.au Pop up in Knox on facebook www.coonarahouse.org.au www.shortcoursesinknox.org