Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Bookmark this page when you're wondering how to post an event, announcement or blog to North Andover Patch.
Would you like to post events, announcements and blogs to North Andover Patch? Keep this article handy each time there is something you'd like to share with our community. To post events to the site for free: navigate to the Events page and click “Add an Event” on the right side of the page. Tell us all the details about your upcoming event, then click “post my event” at the bottom of the page. That puts the event directly on our calendar. The end result is the same as if a Patch staffer had posted it for you. The only difference is, when you post it, it goes up right away. If you send it to us, you might have to wait until we're done reporting on the School Committee meeting, photographing an event, meeting with community members, or …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Utilize Patch in several ways to get your group free exposure.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Do you run or manage a local organization? Patch is focusing on the community factor of the site, and we're emphasizing that your Patch isn't just your local news source, it's also your site. When promoting a group or a cause, local exposure goes a long way. And with Patch, you can get lots of that. Here's how: 1. Get a username. Register for a username/password (for yourself, or your organization, or both) so you can upload things and comment. 2. Post Announcements. Is your group new, or there's something about it you'd like to share? Post an announcement by clicking the Announcement option under the news tab on the homepage. On the right side of the screen you’ll see the button “Add an Announcement.” This will you take you to Patch’s new…
Saturday, September 22, 2012
North Andover Patch reaches another milestone.
It's been two years, and North Andover Patch is going strong. On Sept. 22, 2010, after a couple months of intense work building the massive North Andover directory and prepping the site, North Andover Patch was launched. What we set out to do was provide the town with a comprehensive news outlet, events calendar and bulletin board, all in one. What we built it into has become much more. Today, North Andover Patch has become not just a news outlet but also a blog gallery, a source for emergency updates, a place for residents to discuss the issues of the day and a hub for all things North Andover. Followers on social media (Facebook and Twitter) get breaking news alerts quickly as well as a platform in which to discuss local topics. And …
Thursday, September 22, 2011
North Andover Patch launched one year ago today.
Wow. Time flies. Today marks the one-year anniversary of the launch of North Andover Patch. It is with great pleasure that I mark this day and reflect on what North Andover Patch has become. When I launched the site on Sept. 22, 2010, I had no idea how it would be received. Virtually no one in town knew what Patch was. I had spent the previous several weeks preparing for launch. We collected directory listings and photos from the many, many businesses, government offices and other organizations around town (a couple thousand, actually) for our massive comprehensive directory. We developed an events calendar and an announcements page, where residents can post what's happening around town. I introduced myself to local officials at Town Hall …