Public Relations Materials
The clearer and more focused an organization's message is, the more effective will be its interface with its members and the general public. As much as possible, please try to focus your PR activities for change ringing in a way that is consistent with the NAGCR's PR message:
Ringing Challenges - - Ringing Thrills!
Keep in mind that the purpose for publicity is to let the wider public know about change ringing and to show it in a favorable light so that we attract recruits, funds, and other sorts of support for our art. We want to focus on the challenging, multi-faceted, multi-generational, world-wide attractions of change-ringing and to show ringers enjoying themselves and working (ringing!) together with satisfaction and pleasure.
Organization: The materials available here come from many sources and address various PR purposes. We've tried to organize them logically, but depending on your needs, it may be worth while to search through several categories to find something that works well for you.
Format: Some of the materials are in a modifiable format so that you can revise them to suit to your particular situation, while others are non-modifiable formats and are provided simply a models or inspiration for materials you would develop on your own.
Adding on: We hope to add to these materials as time allows and that you will contribute your own new products as you develop (or discover) them, either by uploading them directly or sending them to the Public Relations officer.
Other Sources: The Central Council of Church Bell Ringers also has a Public Relations Committe that has produced some useful materials. In particular, their slide show about bells and ringing is available to all in several formats.
The inside of a folded flyer offering to ring for weddings.
The outside of a folded flyer offering to ring for weddings.
Triple-fold flyer about the bells and ringing at Hendersonvlle with full details about contacts, etc.
An example of a poster for use outside the tower in which you expect to be ringing.
A whimsical model to convey both the customary format of a Media Alert or Press Release and the punch style that is generally used.
On-line, multi-media resource, useful for introducing change ringing. Includes:
- Video & audio files, photo, diagrams, and explanatory text
- Click on link, then Archives tab, then Issue 21, then scroll to "Change" article
Trying to persuade your local paper to cover a ringing event? Point them to Daniel J. Wakin, "From 12 Ropes and Bells, a River of Sound Over Wall St.," New York Times (Sept. 5, 2009). This article was all about the NAGCR and the AGM, and it ran in the Arts section, front page, above the fold. Great photos!
This is a two-sided document that when printed will fold into an easy to distribute informational brochure.
Review this before contacting members of the media about change ringing
Sample ringing brochure!
Sample ringing brochure.
This is a guide to Recruiting New Ringers.
A card to commemorate memorial ringing meant to be printed on two sides and folded for presentation in an envelope.
A single sheet suitable for framing or presenting in a folder to commemorate special ringing.
To commemorate special ringing.
This is the image portion of the NAGCR logo containing just the two superimposed bells, without the name of the Guild.
This official NAGCR logo should be used on all visible materials -- hardcopy, electronic, or other media -- that are associated with the NAGCR.
Printable stationery with the NAGCR logo and web site URL.