PCN

4 November 2015

Run your own PCN meetup

Would you like to give PCN members in your area a chance to get together socially and chat about copywriting life?

Pro Copywriters MeetupsWe’re offering our support to members who want to run their own local meetups under the PCN banner.

The most likely sort of meetup is a purely social do, probably in a public venue like a café, restaurant or pub, for copywriters to get together and shoot the breeze. This costs nothing to arrange and can be a lot of fun, as well as offering valuable support to freelance copywriters who need it.

If you want to take things a step further, you could deliver a speech to your attendees, allow attendee(s) to take the stage themselves or even invite a speaker. (Obviously, you’ll need to choose an appropriate venue.)

Other possibilities might include:

  • informal mentoring (experienced writers help newcomers)
  • feedback sessions (bring along a project or a draft you’re working on and get feedback and/or help from others, either in a group or one-on-one)
  • share referrals or subcontract work on an informal, ad-hoc basis (if you’ve got too much on right now, find someone locally who could help out)
  • book groups (read a copywriting book and discuss it)
  • getting a group together to attend a relevant trade show or conference, maybe qualifying for a discount in the process.

How we can help you

Basically, we’ll do what we can to make sure members know about your meetup:

  • We’ll provide digital graphics for your event, featuring the PCN logo, for you to use on social media (or get printed, if you want)
  • We’ll promote your event on our Twitter feed (using the hashtag #pcnmeetup to focus the conversation)
  • We’ll mention your event in our email newsletter to members, which goes out on the last Thursday of the month

How you can help us

In return for our support, all we ask is that you:

  • Don’t charge for your event
  • Don’t offer formal training
  • Keep it relevant to copywriting
  • Respect the PCN brand (if in doubt, just ask)

We’d also love for you to write a blog post for the PCN site about your meetup, and maybe share a few pics that we can put on our flickr page.

How to get started

If you’d like to run a meetup, just email info@procopywriters.co.uk with your idea and how you’d like us to promote it.


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