Make it easy for others to find out about you

Research has shown that people who are thinking about being active often don’t know where to go or what to get involved in. That’s why making it easy for people to find you is so important.

This page provides links to free community directories and low-cost marketing ideas to try.

Get listed and get your activity noticed

Sport And Rec GuideActive Canterbury and Sport Canterbury launched a new Activities Directory in November 2018 to help Cantabrians to connect with local physical activity opportunities.

It's FREE to list your activity and a great way to promote your classes, groups and programmes.

Complete the online form to list your activity in the new Directory.

Get more information on the new Activities Directory  - part of the Greater Christchurch Sport and Recreation Guide.

CINCHCINCH (Community Information Christchurch) is an online community directory of clubs, community organisations and continuing education courses in the greater Christchurch area. It includes over 6,000 listings and is another good way to help others find you!

Add your organisation or club to the CINCH database by filling out the online form.

You can also update your organisation or club's listing on CINCH any time online.

Marketing and promotional ideas for your activity

Download some easy marketing ideas for those with a limited budget [PDF].

Download some tips for growing your activity and keeping clients coming along [PDF].

Download "Million Dollar Marketing Advice" by Graham McGregor. This document covers 21 proven strategies to get profitable, positive publicity for your business [PDF].

Create an advert that grabs attention

Fitness and marketing consultant Justin Tamsett says it doesn’t matter how good your classes are or how flash your facility is. You won’t be successful if no-one knows about you!

Check out Justin Tamsett’s article explaining how to create an effective advert.

Your email address matters to potential clients

Have you ever thought about what your email address says about you and your activities? You could be sending the wrong message if your email address is something like baddude6785@hotmail.com!

Activate Design says you should "not underestimate a simple email address for its power of reflection on you and your personal or business brand".

Get tips on how to set up your own personal domain name for business email addresses.