This is how you promote LabourStart

Derek Blackadder has set up a stall at the national convention of his union — the Canadian Union of Public Employees.


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  • The freebies (leaflet etc.) about LabourStart are going well, the books selling moderately. The calendar as expected (I sold 3 in the first half-day but have lowered the price to $25CAD). Lots of people coming to say hello (one every 5 minutes on average I would say), even a few (10-15) mentioning the e-mail about the table sent to all Canadians on our lists that we could identify. And while I haven’t seen it apparently the official convention Twitter feed has listed LS as one of 3 or 4 recommended news sources for delegates.

    Things will be about the same again this morning and then slow down. I’m expecting to be able to shut down the table on Weds at the end of the day and not have anything left to pack-up and take home.

    The one down side has been the internet connection. The free connection that had been arranged by CUPE for everyone has proved to be very limited so I may have to pay a rather hefty price for a connection today and tomorrow when it will be useful to have one.

    Otherwise all good.

    The only thing I would like to have and may try pricing before the next event like this is something by way of a give-away with our name and URL on it. Ideally a memory stick or pin or…

    Comment | October 21, 2013
  • I’m on my last calendar. Many compliments, even from people who aren’t buying. If we could get them out to more events like this I think we’d do well with them.

    Comment | October 21, 2013
  • Anyone wanting to set up a booth like this should know that the banner can be shipped to you.

    Comment | October 22, 2013

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