How to Place an Ad on a Bulletin Board

Putting ads on bulletin boards can help increase visibility for your business.
Putting ads on bulletin boards can help increase visibility for your business. (Image: Comstock Images/Comstock/Getty Images)

Advertising on bulletin boards can be an effective way to market your business, attract new clients and promote special offers or events. Bulletin boards can be found in grocery stores, coffee shops, libraries and other places in your town. Posting ads or flyers in various locations can be a cost-effective way to attract new business and announce news about your company. For best results, make a list of the places in your town that have bulletin boards and target these places whenever you have a new ad to post.

Things You'll Need

  • Copies of your advertisement or flyer
  • Push pins
  • Tape

Visit various places around your town that might have community bulletin boards. Bring copies of your ad or flyer, along with push pins and tape. Cafes, markets, retail shops and schools may have bulletin boards. If you don't see one right away, ask if the company or organization has an employee bulletin board. Sometimes, there are bulletin boards in places like staff break rooms or teacher lounges. Target the kinds of companies that would be appropriate for your business. For example, if you run a fitness bootcamp, look for bulletin boards at gyms or sporting equipment stores.

Ask someone at the company or organization if there is a posting policy for ads or flyers. Some stores might let you post anything, while others may require that your ad be relevant to their customers in some way.

Post your ad to the bulletin board with a push pin or tape in such a way that it is highly visible and at eye-level. Try not to cover up other ads or flyers. If your ad has tabs at the bottom with your contact information, rip off a few of the tabs to make it look like others have looked at your ad and taken interest in your product or service.

Ask the company or organization how long the ad can remain posted. Some companies might clear their bulletin boards once a week or every couple of weeks. Confirm that you can come back and re-post your ad once the board has been cleared.

Go back to the places where you have posted ads after a few days. Check to make sure your ad is still posted on the bulletin board and that it has not been covered up by other ads.

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