THE HOMETOWN POST™

 

Event Listing Options

  1.  Basic Listing – FREE
  2.  Add an Event Poster – $5
  3.  Book the Headline Event – $50 

 

Daily Headliner Book now

Be the big event of the day! Rally the town for a party with a 9am popup invitation sent out to everyone in town who has the app. 

First come first serve! Book yours now, only one Headliner available per day, they sell out!  Headliners can be booked no more than 90 days (one season) in advance.

Headliners can be live events, or virtual events like gofundme rallies or online flash sales. Headliners are a great way to rally the town behind a COVID cause.

When hosting live Headliners, please remember to plan for parking, pedestrian traffic, and egress. Event poster required.

 

Event Posters

To feature your event on The Hometown Post, add a poster ($5).  Make one yourself (DIY poster art encouraged, tips below), or hire a local poster artist from our Local Artist Directory inside the app.

DIY Poster Guide

Like making posters? Link your website or @IG to your town’s Local Artist Directory for free… and get hired. Licensing use of your existing artworks is totally encouraged.

 

Listing Features

All listings are fully detailed with a description, directions, maps, sharing, google/icalendar saving, and optional 3rd party ticket links. Add event listings directly from the app, or from your desktop. Listings can be promoted just to local residents (registered on the app under your hometown), or to visitors also.  Choose your audience when listing your event. 

 

Neighbor Circuit

To build an unbeatable neighborhood experience, we welcome you to list BBQs, birthdays, river floats, anniversaries, childcare, home study groups, housepainting parties, garage projects and “kama’aina” locals discounts. To strengthen your local economy and share neighborhood culture, tap into the Visitors Circuit.

 

Visitors Circuit

The Hometown Post will soon be available for every town in the USA. Go ahead and drop in on neighboring towns, or check the Post while you’re on the road. The Hometown Post allows you to see events listed in the 7 nearest towns to your current location, so hit the road and go explore! 

 

Example Events

Blockparties, sidewalk sales, BBQs in the park, burger nights, date nights, popup shops, ball games, skate rallies, band practice, tag sales, yoga practice, car washes, fundraisers, road races, art shows, zoom classes, garden harvests, live music, sunset sessions… and more.

 

Town Hall Listings

The Hometown Post encourages all town hall meetings and other public forums to be listed regularly. If you are an active member of any local forum, please create a listing and contact secretary@thetownpost.  We will put your listing on repeat. If you’re inclined, we welcome you to update the listing with meeting minutes anytime via the app or online.  

 

Awesome Button

See an upcoming event that looks fantastic? A great idea? Super poster art? Hit the Awesome button and we may promote it on our social media channels. This is a great way to share ridiculous fun coast to coast. Listings stay visible till midnight, so if you had a great time, let us know by tapping that button before it disappears!

 

Easy Relisting

Easily relist events that recur regularly, or are so successful you’d like to do them again. Archived listings remain in “My Events” view. Relist archived events by changing the expired date to a future date. 

 

Community Flagging

If you see an offensive listing that violates our user terms, please flag it. The Hometown Post relies on each community to make sure listings stay clean and positive. We review each flagged listing as they come to our attention.

 

Payment Options

The price of each listing is charged to your Apple or Google Account as an in-­app purchase. We also accept Paypal, Visa, MC, Amex, and Discover when submitting Events and Headliners online.

 

About Us

We’re just a couple of friends in AZ, CA and Hawaii who want to share a nice way to have a good time.  All revenue from event listings supports this grassroots startup. No outside investors are involved. You can support this project tremendously by booking Headliners and sharing The Hometown Post with friends and family.

 

 

 

//// ANALYTICS ////

 

Determining Listing Reach

At the top of the “Add Event” form, you can find the number of local residents and current visitors who are using the app in your town. Listings are potentially seen by that many people, if they are searching. However, Headliners will deliver a push notice to everyone bright and early at 9am, even if they do not open the app. With a Headliner, everyone in town will know about your special event.

 

Determining Viewer Interest

A view counter can be found inside each listing. This tracks every time your listing taps on your listing for more information. To increase your viewer interest, try adjusting your Event Name and first line of your description (your hook). Featuring your event with a poster is also a great idea.

 

 

 

//// LISTING TIPS //// 

 

Use Short Titles

Check the app to see how your listings looks. Event titles have space for 20 characters or less. If your event name is long, use a nickname: “tag sale” or “wine tasting” etc.

 

Use “Hooks”

The first sentence of your description is your “hook”, it’s visible just under your event title, so make it catchy! Viewers can tap the listing to read more.

 

Multi­lingual Events

For events hosted in a language other than English, go ahead and list in your preferred language. The Town Post, however, requests that the event title or first paragraph of the description is written in English so everyone is welcome to participate.

 

Multi­-day Events

All listings require a start and end date and time. If your event happens for more than one consecutive day, please choose your start and end dates accordingly. If your event is one day a week for 10 weeks, please create a listing for each date, or contact us to create a repeat listing.

 

Camps and Classes

In certain circumstances, consider listing your event on the registration deadline date so that community members don’t appear at your event and get turned away. Also, if you’re a yoga studio for example, instead of listing all your classes, list a “newcomers” class, and include your complete class listing at the bottom of the description.

 

 

//// RESTRICTIONS ////

To add a poster after the event has been listed, please do so online. This cannot be done via the app. Category selection cannot be changed, and event details cannot be edited after the event begins. Headliners can only be purchased and edited online, they cannot be booked or edited via the App.

 

 

THANK YOU!

 

The Hometown Post™
is just you and your town
hanging out and having fun.

 

Where Facebook is global
The Hometown Post is local
Where Instagram is
“I wish I was there”
The Hometown Post is
“I’m already here”

 

The Hometown Post
is the original way
to come out and play. 

Rock’n’Roll

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