Publicity

 

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All public events at Compass Theatre and many at Manor Farm are now featured both on this website which includes online our booking facility and in our popular season brochure.

Publicity Package

Hirers can opt into our Publicity Package which is available to anyone producing a public event in the London Borough of Hillingdon.

The brochure is produced 3 times a year (Jan-Apr / May-Aug / Sep-Dec).

Half of the brochures printed are posted directly to recent ticket buyers in the area and the rest are  distributed to Hillingdon Borough Libraries, Leisure Centres and the venues themselves.

The Publicity Package currently costs just £84+vat and includes an entry in the brochure, a page on this website and listings on a variety of Whats On sites, including http://www.hillingdon.gov.uk

BROCHURE DEADLINES

January to April

To be included, we need confirmation by the beginning of October.
Full details and artwork will be needed by the end of October.
The brochure will be posted out at the beginning of December.

May to August

To be included, we need confirmation by the beginning of January.
Full details and artwork will be needed by the end of January.
The brochure will be posted out at the beginning of March.

September to December

To be included, we need confirmation by the beginning of May.
Full details and artwork will be needed by the end of May.
The brochure will be posted out at the beginning of July.

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Posters and Flyers

The rules about advertising ticket prices has changed recently, so that if you include ticket prices on your publicity material, fines can be incurred if you fail to also include details of any booking or transaction charges that ticket buyers will pay next to the ticket price, and in the same size font as the ticket price;

For tickets sold via the Hillingdon Box Office, the following text is required;

"+ a per bkng fee of £1.25 online / £1.75 over phone or counter, unless paid with cash or by Compass Club Members."

The London Borough of Hillingdon will not be held responsible for any failure to include this text in posters or flyers advertising tickets.

For more information about the ASA rulings on advertising ticket prices, please visit

http://www.asa.org.uk/News-resources/Media-Centre/2013/Misleading-ticket-prices.aspx

http://www.asa.org.uk/~/media/Files/ASA/Annual%20reports/Annual%20Statement_FINAL.ashx

Brochure / Website listings

For brochure inclusion and website listing, we will need the following information

  • A Brochure Image: send us what you have, but ideally this should be a square jpg 80mm x 80mm (945x945 pixels) at a minimum 300dpi with no overlaid text. Please note that you are responsible for making sure that you have permission from the copyright holder to use the images or text you supply for any publicity.
  • A Website Image: send us what you have, but if you’re technical the exact spec is 725px (wide) x 300px (high) @ 72dpi and a thumbnail at 110px x 110px @ 72dpi.  Please note that you are responsible for making sure that you have permission from the copyright holder to use the images or text you supply for any publicity.
  • The official title of your show
  • The official name of the company presenting the show
  • Confirmed performance dates and times
  • Confirmed, final ticket prices
  • Where concessions are offered, confirm which groups of customers these are to be offered to: 60+ / Under 16s / Students / Reg Disabled / Unemployed / Compass Club Members
  • Where group discounts are offered, please specify minimum quantity.
  • A description of your event including any contact and website details you want to include and any compulsory text required by terms of your licence with the script publisher. We may not have space to include your full description in the brochure but are practiced  in ensuring the vital points are included.

Images / Illustrations

Please note that you are responsible for making sure that you have permission from the copyright holder to use the images or text you supply for any publicity (including our brochure and websites).

Contact fstenning@hillingdon.gov.uk to have your event included.

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