PetSafe wants each and every community to have access to the tools they need to make their barks heard during the Bark For Your Park contest. We have created several templates to help you publicize your effort and to gain support from your community. Use the following templates to help you reach each milestone as you compete to win a dog park. As you upload completed documents to your city page, you will see the milestone icon change to full color.
Some of these downloadable promotional graphics will be included in the starter kits provided to the 15 Finalists. What do you do with the promotional graphics? Use them to help spread awareness and increase votes!
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Promotional Graphics Tips
- Work computer screens can remind you to vote as soon as you get to the office each day.
- Home computer screens assure each of your family members remember to vote each day, too.
- Local libraries and college campuses are popular places for families and students. Encourage public computer labs to set their screen backgrounds to promote the contest!
- For assistance in setting your desktop wallpaper on a Mac, click here. For assistance in setting your desktop wallpaper on a PC, click here.
- Change the cover image and profile picture on your personal page to show your friends you’re barking!
- Create a fan page for your city’s Bark For Your Park campaign. Use these images so those interested can quickly understand what your page is about.
- Share these images on other social media sites beyond Facebook with a link back to contest information. Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram are very popular with pet parents. Also, tag @PetSafe to help them learn even more.
- Many parks have announcement boards that citizens check to find out what is going on in the community. Since they are already in a park, these neighbors are perfect voters to help you win a dog park.
- Find the public bulletin boards in the schools to promote parent participation in the contest.
- Community centers, animal shelters, churches, libraries and town halls also have announcement boards and high traffic to draw more barkers for your community.
- We have provided two poster variations. One is blank for easy customization. The other includes all details about the contest. These are standard 11x17" posters and can easily be printed at your local print shop. To find your area Kinkos, click here.
4. T-Shirt Design: There is nothing better than being a walking bulletin board for a cause you believe in. Wearing a Bark For Your Park t-shirt lets you take the contest message with you wherever you go.
- Wear your t-shirt as many times as possible during the contest. The gym, civic meeting, casual Fridays at the office and volunteer shifts are all great places to spread the word.
- If you’re hosting a specific Bark For Your Park event, print extra t-shirts to give away to the first 10, 20 or 50 people to register for an account and start voting. Then, they can take the message with them too!
- To print t-shirts, provide your local print shop with this downloadable graphic, or print the graphic as an iron-on decal and create your own shirt at home! Cafe Press is also a great option for creating your own t-shirts.
- If you can’t wear a t-shirt everywhere you go, you can still get by with a sticker. Wear one every day May 1 to July 26 to encourage everyone you meet to log their two votes every day.
- Pass out stickers at any event you have the opportunity to attend. Even if they can’t register and vote onsite, they will remember to when they take the sticker off when they get home! Plus, they can share the contest with anyone they meet along their way.
- If you’re passing out information about another event or cause, add the sticker to the brochure and cross-promote to drive interest!
- Place yard signs around your city to promote the contest and gain votes. Put one at the location of the future dog park to build excitement.
- These are standard size yard signs and can easily be printed at your local print shop. To find your area Kinkos, click here.
- Hang the banner on a fence near the location of your future dog park, carry it in a parade or hang it at sporting events.
- This banner can easily be printed at your local print shop. To find your area Kinkos, click here.
9. Ad Template: Communities are full of newspapers, newsletters and various other printed materials. Fill in your city’s information, and use this ad to share Bark For Your Park with as many audiences as possible.
- Send the template to your local schools’ secretaries to run in the school newspaper or newsletter. Many students have pets at home and will encourage their parents to vote for them to win a park.
- Run the ad in your local newspaper.
- Include the ad in your local shelter's newsletter.