Submit Your Local Event

Want to share your event with an engaged local following who are eager to explore Raleigh and enjoy its vibrant lifestyle?

Our readers regularly tune into our channels to learn what’s new and happening in our region. We regularly feature events, festivals and happenings for the week, month and year.

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  • Our monthly event posts receive on average of 1,500 views.
  • Our weekly newsletter sharing events has around 700 opens each week with a click thru rate of 5% average (newsletter subscribers + 1,500)
  • Our Festivals and Events post for 2022 currently has 13,700 views.
  • Our Seasonal Event posts last year received from 3,000- 6,000 views (as we have grown significantly since Fall 2021, we expect this to increase significantly for 2022.

We can help you promote an event via our channels in a variety of ways from blog posts and newsletter listings, to social media updates, and personal promotion as we attend the event.

Event Promotion Guidelines

Please read carefully, so you understand our guidelines and meet them accordingly.

We offer free and paid event promotions.

Free Event Promotions (Not Guaranteed)

The free event promotions are NOT GUARANTEED. We curate the list each week choosing events we feel celebrate local and help residents feel connected to community and fun.

We know all events are special and unique but we can’t list them all. All decisions on what is included in the weekly email list and monthly blog post is solely to the discretion of the This is Raleigh team, and we will not enter into any correspondence over it. Submitting your event does not guarantee inclusion in the list.

We’re looking for events that are inclusive, share diverse stories, celebrate and support local, and are culturally and historically significant.

At this time, we only offer free placements in our monthly events post, and weekly newsletter sharing events.

Paid Event Promotions (guaranteed Placement)

If you purchase an advertising package, your event is guaranteed to be promoted via our channels.

  • Paid event listings will take the top featured places within the blog post and email newsletter. The blog post is organized into weekly events, to make it easier for our readers to plan their weeks.
  • We may have more than one sponsored listing, so order will be first come first served.
  • All paid listings will be tagged as Sponsored to ensure we are following FTC regulations and being transparent with our readers.
  • Submission and payment must be made by the 25th of each month for the following month inclusion and by Wednesday each week before our Friday weekly newsletter.
  • This Is Raleigh reserves the right to deny any listing before payment. We will inform you if we don’t think it’s a good fit. We want to ensure it’s a win for you and our community.
  • We offer discounts for those who want to advertise their monthly event for 6 months (10% off) or 12 months (20%). As we are a rapidly growing publication, this is a good way to lock in current rates. Logically, our rates will increase as our email list and website traffic expands.
  • We can also offer discounts if you wanted a combination of the following offerings. e.g. Seasonal Events Post + Instagram promotion!
  • We also have ambassador packages, which offer great ROI through a long-term partnership and repeated exposure via our channels, which can include event promotion. See more here.

Blog Post + Email

Top featured position in the monthly blog post and weekly email newsletter for the week your event is on. Includes photo, details, venue, date, time, price, and a link to your website. (no photo for email newseltter)
$100

Weekly E-Newsletter

Your Paid Listing will be at the top of our Weekly events section. Includes details, venue, date, time, price, and a link to your website.
$25

Annual Festivals and Events Page

Top featured position for the month your event is on for the year. Includes photo, details, venue, date, time, price, and a link to your website.
$350

Seasonal Festivals & Events

Top featured position for the month your event is on for the year. Includes photo, details, venue, date, time, price, and a link to your website.
$250

Direct Email

We can send a direct email to our community about your event. It will only feature YOUR event and relevant details. Includes photo, details, venue, date, time, price, and a link to your website.
$75

Event Attendance and Content Curation

This Is Raleigh can attend your event and create content for our channels (social media, images, blog content). Especially good for regularly occurring events.
$tbd

Instagram Reel + Stories

15 – 30 second Reel showcasing your event + 4 story frames with swipe up.
$550

Instagram Photo Update + Stories

Photo update promoting your event + 4 story frames with swipe up.
$400

Submit your event:

Please fill out the form below to submit your event with all relevant details. Images only need to be uploaded for paid submissions (not including the weekly email. We don’t include images for that!)

Submission and payment must be made by the 25th of each month for the following month inclusion and by Wednesday each week before our Friday weekly newsletter.

DO NOT submit any event for the months following the next month. i.e. If it’s July, then I’ll take submissions for August. If you send events for Sept, Oct, Nov, and so forth, they will be ignored. That’s way too much information at once for me to filter through. Overwhelm leads to nonaction or a DELETE remedy.

We will be in contact with payment information, image requests, or any questions that we may have. If you have requested PAID promotion and you do not hear from us within two days, please email cazcraig[@]ThisisRaleigh{dot}com as something has gone wrong in cyber space. Please check all spam folders first!

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