FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Vancouver, BC – Fresh off their enormously successful campaign to get the public to turn out to the free pavilions and other attractions during the 2010 Games, bloggers at CityCaucus.com are throwing down a “Paralympic-sized” challenge to Vancouver businesses and organizations: Get out and promote yourself during the upcoming Games!
“The Olympics were great, but now everyone needs to get ready to celebrate our Paralympic Games starting on March 12th,” says Daniel Fontaine, co-editor of the popular blog CityCaucus.com. “We challenge Vancouver business associations and organizations to find ways to ‘keep the party going’. That means providing as many free attractions as possible and encouraging the public to get engaged.”
CityCaucus.com has produced a new guide on their website devoted just to activities during the Paralympic Games (CityCaucus.com/paralympics). They’re telling local business associations and organizations to send them their “free” attractions to include on the new guide.
“Giving the public access to free venues during the Olympics helped to attract many families, seniors & youth downtown who may have otherwise stayed home,” says Mike Klassen, the site’s co-editor. “We’re still getting calls from folks who missed out on the Olympics, and would now like to get out for the Paralympics. We’d like to hear from Gastown, Commercial Drive, Kits or Main Street this time – and we’ll help to plug their events.”
CityCaucus.com’s Where 2 Be for Free guide for the 2010 Olympics became the source for both locals and visitors from abroad. The online guide received 2.3 million page views, and their printable version was downloaded over 30,000 times in a five-week period. For a majority of celebrants, the free attractions became the best and only option for experiencing the 2010 Games. Submissions for the Paralympics period can be made by email to CityCaucus@gmail.com.
Here are some of CityCaucus.com’s record-breaking statistics the period from January 25th to Feb 28th:
- 2.3 million page views
- 2,500 comments
- 30,000 downloads of the Where 2 Be for Free printable guide
- Nearly 1 million unique visitors
- A record 141,000 page views in one 24-hour period
- Over 5500 “Facebook share” posts & 1300 new Facebook fans
- Over 600 Twitter “re-tweets” & 800 new Twitter followers
CityCaucus.com is based in Vancouver and is Canada’s most successful urban affairs blog discussing the issues of importance to Canada’s cities.
Mike Klassen, email@example.com
Daniel Fontaine, firstname.lastname@example.org