Belwah Media:  Your Community Engagement, Community Outreach, and Storytelling Team

5 Techniques to Improve Local Community Outreach

If your current marketing efforts aren’t resonating with your local community, perhaps it’s time to adjust your community outreach strategy. Effective community outreach allows organizations the opportunity to become active and engaged members of their community. This engagement can have a positive impact that’s mutually beneficial for all involved. #1. Use social surveys to learn more about your community’s needs. Surveys help organizations receive direct feedback from their target audience. Use social media to collect necessary feedback from your local […]

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Strategic Planning For Community Media Centers

Community media centers – public, education, and government (PEG) media organizations that operate public access television stations – create and distribute content that educates and informs community members and keeps the community engaged with local government and organizations. A community media center’s strategic plan will help directors reach specific fundraising, branding and community outreach goals. Patrick Jinks provides a seven-step process to strategic planning for businesses, however, the following strategic plan provides tips specific to community media centers. Shutterstock       […]

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Community Management Can Help Community Media Survive, Thrive

National and state budget cuts present a two-front war for community media. On one front, community media proponents can engage in political processes that shape policies affecting community broadcasting. The second front poses a more strategic approach that encourages an understanding of all the challenges and opportunities facing community media. Addressing The Community Outreach Challenge Money might solve a media station’s outreach problem, but putting whatever money is available to its most effective use can be a greater challenge. Instead of drowning […]

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