I guess they want to maintain their credibility by including listings for events with proven attractiveness for people in their target demographic. If you feel that they missed the mark, I suggest you resubmit the listing request accompanied by a) a histogram showing ages of attenders (invite people to put a tick-mark in an age band on a sheet when they arrive), b) photographs that show people of the target age range.
If people in the target demo are not at your dance in any noticable numbers, then you have a chicken/egg problem that the newspaper is not interested in helping you solve.
How about getting someone who is on the lower end of the 20-34 age
range to actually submit the listing?
On Sep 20, 2009, at 2:41 PM, Jack Mitchell wrote:
> What are the demographics of the folks that are already coming
> to your
> dance? As I remember from when I called for the Rochester dance
> summer, you already have at least some of 20-34 year old folks
> -- by
> the end of the evening we probably had at least 20 or so in that
> range. At least that particular evening, the band and caller
> were all
> in that age range too. Would it help to point that out to them,
> let them know that you're hoping to increase that by advertising in
> their publication?
> Jack Mitchell
> Durham, NC
> At 09:53 AM 9/20/2009, you wrote:
> I was a bit frustrated by a reply I received from a MetroMix
> regarding the advertising of
> Rochester NY's Weekly Thursday Contra.
> "I received your note and wanted to tell you that we excluded
> feeling that it's not appropriate for our target demo of 20-34."
> Has anyone experienced this sort of rebuff? What is the
> way to
> deal with it?
> The advertising is free, so the only way I can think is to get
> to a dance.
> Organizers mailing list
> 1. http://www.sharedweight.net/mailman/listinfo/organizers
> Organizers mailing list
I was a bit frustrated by a reply I received from a MetroMix editor,
regarding the advertising of
Rochester NY's Weekly Thursday Contra.
"I received your note and wanted to tell you that we excluded your listing
feeling that it's not appropriate for our target demo of 20-34."
Has anyone experienced this sort of rebuff? What is the appropriate way to
deal with it?
The advertising is free, so the only way I can think is to get the person
to a dance.
Chrissy has some great things to say about starting a dance series. Wish
I could go!
-------- Original Message --------
gaye fifer and i have put together a weekend for organizers and
callers. it will be held in blacksburg, va.
could you post this announcement to the sharedweight list?
The Virginia Dance Leadership Conference is an event designed for
organizers and callers from our region to come together and
collaborate about how to build the dance community.
It will be held the weekend of Oct 16-18, 2009, in Blacksburg, Va.
It's a two track event - one for organizers and one for callers.
Chrissy Fowler of Belfast, ME, will be leading sessions for
organizers, focusing on creating a clear vision and running a
successful community dance series. Bob Dalsemer will be leading the
session for callers, focusing on a better understanding of
choreography, working with musicians, and engaging new dancers.
Conference participants will all join in at the regular Blacksburg
contra dance Saturday night, which will be called by Bob's calling
Registration fee of $45 includes a Friday night social, 4 Saturday
workshops, Saturday night contra dance admission, meals on Saturday,
Sunday morning brunch and followup session. Hosting is available for
out of town participants.
Find the details at:
Workshop space is limited to 22 organizers and 10 callers.
Print out a registration form (from the website) and send it in to
reserve your spot!
More info: Contact Gaye at 434-244-7858 or Shawn at sbrenneman(a)gmail.com
This event is funded in part by the Mary Kay Friday Fund of the CDSS
(Country Dance and Song Society).