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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.

Promotional

Wedding Bells Flyer (Inside)
Advent Guild

The inside of a folded flyer offering to ring for weddings.

Download as: PDF / DOC
Wedding Bells Flyer (Outside)
Advent Guild

The outside of a folded flyer offering to ring for weddings.

Download as: PDF / DOC
Tower Bells of St James Episcopal Church, Hendersonville
Bob Aldinger & Connie Engle

Triple-fold flyer about the bells and ringing at Hendersonvlle with full details about contacts, etc.

Download as: PDF
The bells in this church will be rung...(model)
CCCBR

An example of a poster for use outside the tower in which you expect to be ringing.

Download as: PDF
Media Alert: Model
Dianne Cermak

A whimsical model to convey both the customary format of a Media Alert or Press Release and the punch style that is generally used.

Download as: PDF
NAGCR Business Cards
Dianne Cermak

Printable file of business cards formated for Avery 3612

Download as: PDF / DOC
Change You Can Hear
Donna Sapolin, Flyp Media

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
Download as: JPG
New York AGM press release Aug. 28, 2009
Jeremy Bates

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!

Download as: PDF / DOC
NAGCR Brochure: "The Art of Change Ringing"
NAGCR Education Officer

This is a two-sided document that when printed will fold into an easy to distribute informational brochure.

Download as: PDF
Press Release Guidelines
Public Relations Officer

Review this before contacting members of the media about change ringing

Download as: PDF

Recruiting

English change ringing at the Church of the Advent...
Advent Guild

Sample ringing brochure!

Download as: PDF
Learn English change ringing on the Advent tower bells. (External version)
Advent Guild

Recruiting flyer.

Download as: DOC / GIF
Learn English change ringing on the Advent tower bells. (Internal version)
Advent Guild

Recruiting flyer.

Download as: PDF / DOC / GIF
Recruiting card
Boston Change Ringers

Recruiting flyer.

Download as: PDF
Bell ringing: the ultimate team activity.
CCCBR

Sample ringing brochure.

Download as: PDF
Ring the Changes. Bell ringing: a great tradition.
CCCBR

Recruiting flyer.

Download as: PDF / DOC
Join the KCGCR!
Kalamazoo College Guild

Recruiting flyer.

Download as: PDF
Looking for something new and different?
Pittsburgh Change Ringing Guild

Recruiting flyer.

Download as: PDF
Suggestions for recruitment and retention of ringers.
Pittsburgh Change Ringing Guild

This is a guide to Recruiting New Ringers.

Download as: DOC / GIF

Commemoration

Folded Memorial Card
Dianne Cermak

A card to commemorate memorial ringing meant to be printed on two sides and folded for presentation in an envelope.

Download as: PDF
Memorial Page
Dianne Cermak

A single sheet suitable for framing or presenting in a folder to commemorate special ringing.

Download as: PDF / DOC
A quarter peal has been rung in your honor
Philadelphia Guild

To commemorate special ringing.

Download as: PDF

Miscellaneous

Double Bells Device

This is the image portion of the NAGCR logo containing just the two superimposed bells, without the name of the Guild.

Download as: JPG
Official NAGCR Logo

This official NAGCR logo should be used on all visible materials -- hardcopy, electronic, or other media -- that are associated with the NAGCR.

Download as: JPG
NAGCR Stationery
Dianne Cermak

Printable stationery with the NAGCR logo and web site URL.

Download as: PDF
Welcome message model
NAGCR
Download as: PDF / DOC

2014 Calendar

2014 NAG Calendar
Madeleine Cheesman
Make your 2014 travel plans now !
Download as: PDF