Maker Party/Communications/Press Release
Below is a sample press release you can use to promote your event:
Sample Press Release Template:
For Immediate Release: Event Advisory [DATE]
Press Contact [NAME AND CONTACT INFO]
[HEADLINE ABOUT YOUR EVENT] : [YOUR GROUP NAME] Joins a Global Party Celebrating Everything We Can Make Thanks to the Web.
[City] — [TWO-SENTENCE DESCRIPTION OF YOUR EVENT].
"[ONE SENTENCE QUOTE FROM SOMEONE INVOLVED, ATTRIBUTED TO THEM]"
[YOUR EVENT NAME] is part of the Maker Party: a worldwide event hosted by Mozilla and more than 50 partner organizations to celebrate making things on the web. From June 15 to September 15, thousands of people will come together across the globe to learn how the web works through hands-on making. From coding a few lines of HTML to building a working robot, partygoers will illustrate that the web is exactly what we make it. Openness and the sharing of knowledge are core to the Maker Party, with tools, guides and a mentoring program in place to assist beginners.
Who: Who is throwing your event? Is anyone notable coming? Who will be participating? Make a quick list of the basics.
What: Briefly describe what is happening, and what people will be doing.
When: List the date and time of the event.
Where: List the exact address of where the event is taking place. Link to a map, if you can.
Why: You don't have to include this, but sometimes it's fun to have one line about why you're holding this event.
RSVP: This is where you tell press how they can RSVP to attend.
[YOUR NAME] is [WHAT YOU'RE DOING] as part of this year's global Maker Party, a three-month celebration of all the amazing things we can make — and learn — thanks to the web. From June 15 to September 15, Mozilla, [YOUR ORGANIZATION] and more than 50 partner organizations will participate in events big and small that focus on hands-on learning through making. For more information go to WWW.Webmaker.org/Party.