Sometimes, we do not need to wait for our local government to act upon issues that matter most to us and to our neighbors. For instance, if we want to promote a recycling program in our neighborhood, maybe to set up a neighborhood watch to keep the place safe and secure, or to get the kids in the neighborhood to avoid drugs and alcohol, we can take the initiative ourselves. One of the things we can do is to set up a neighborhood awareness campaign.
People living in planned communities can easily do these awareness campaigns through their neighborhood associations. But even if you do not live in a planned community and do not have a neighborhood association, you can round up a few neighbors who think and feel the same way about the issue in your neighborhood that you want to tackle. One trusty tool that you can use in your efforts is a wide-format printer.
Print Out Your Campaign Materials with a Wide-Format Printer
Getting the word out is an important part of any awareness campaign. You need to get the word out to the general neighborhood about what your group is all about and what activities you have got lined up. One way you can do this is to design banners and streamers bearing a slogan or some snippet of information about your campaign, have them printed out with a wide-format printer and hang them where they can be most visible in the neighborhood.
It is very important that you design your banners well. You only have a few seconds to capture the attention of whoever looks at it before he or she gets distracted by something else. As thus, you have to put an eye-catching graphic there that will truly grab their attention.
However, be careful when you design your banners and streamers. Always make sure that you strike a balance between your graphics and the content. Too much can muddle the message with your viewer and too little will leave them confused about what your message was all about.
Pamphlets and Newsletters
Of course, banners and streamers are not the only campaign materials that you can create using a wide-format printer. You would probably want to have newsletters and pamphlets telling your neighbors about your awareness campaign and how it is progressing so far.
It is better to print out your own newsletters with a wide-format printer. After all, you would probably need to distribute a couple of dozen of them, and printing presses do not accept low-volume jobs like that. You can have the members of your group write articles for your newsletter and then you can do the layout using desktop publishing software. You can even create a decent layout using just MS Word.
When you need to launch an awareness campaign in your neighborhood, remember that a wide-format printer is an essential tool. It will help you get the job done.
This Article is written by John C Arkin, contributor of PrintCountry Articles.
This Article is written by John C Arkin.
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