Promote your event

Your guide to events in Nelson, New Zealand

Hints and tips on how to get the most out of

Promoting your event through ItsOn

ItsOn promotes Nelson Tamsan events in a number of different ways:

  • Through fortnightly and monthly email newsletters to over 2600 subscribers.
  • In a 60 second weekly events update on Tuesday mornings on MORE FM, The Edge, The Sound and Radio Live radio stations.
  • Events taking place in Nelson City Council venues are listed in the “Our Nelson” publication.
  • Events from ItsOn feed directly into the websites of Fresh FM, Tasman District Council, Nelson City Council, Nelson Tasman Tourism, the Nelson Libraries, The Children's Guide and the Harlequin Guide.
  • Featured events are displayed in the Events Widget below which can be added to any website. To add the events widget to your website click here.

    Hints and Tips to get the most from ItsOn:

  • List your event early! Local print publications have a lead time of 4 – 6 weeks, and the Air NZ and Interislander magazines are even longer.
  • Run a competition. Competitions are featured on the Home Page of the website and in the fortnightly newsletter for extra publicity and exposure.
  • Add a great photo. Events with photos get more hits and are more likely to be included in the newsletter. Choose a strong bright and colourful image for maximum impact. If you don't have an image, generic images which are royalty and copyright free can be sourced at
  • Like the ItsOn facebook page and post updates and pictures about your event at NelsonTasmanEvents
  • Display an A3 size poster in the Nelson i-SITE window.
  • Add the ItsOn events widget to your own website, customizing it so that the events displayed are relevant to your target audience.
  • Sign up to receive the fortnightly newsletters so you know what’s coming up in your community.
  • Browse the Event Planning Directory to find marketing professionals who can help with marketing plans, PR, social media, graphic design, website design and signage.
  • Check out the ItsOn Event Organisers Handbook for more information and tips about marketing and promotion.