PROMOTE IT: the stage is yours … post a simple listing and we’ll tell our audience

By Ellen Thomson at

We think we have a useful way for you to promote your event to a West End audience.

It’s easy to use, and gives you control over what you want to say.

And what’s more, we make no charge if your event is free to the public.


We charge a small fee if your event is charged.

For our part, we will share your event through our social media channels (as of April 2018 a combined 15,500 REAL followers and growing!)

If we approve your ad, we will share on Facebook and at least SIX times on Twitter.

Paid-for ads will be shared at least EIGHT times on Twitter as well as on Facebook.

Just follow these steps:


Think about what you need to say

Prepare what you need to say about your event.

Think of 200 words or so to describe what it’s about.

Select a strong banner image – that’s letterbox shaped – to go with it.

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Enter your event details on our website

Just go to the ‘events’ section in the menu bar on our website –

Click on the ‘List Your Own Event’ button. Fill in details about your event.

It takes 5 to 10 minutes to navigate the instructions – with 15 different boxes to fill in.

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Make sure to use an appropriate image

Remember to use a banner-shaped image – minimum 1024 x 500 pixels for best results. Max upload size 2MB.

Try to use a strong, simple image – a location shot is better than a poster covered in text.

Make sure the picture is properly uploaded. It should come up in the view box on the page.

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Send your event over to be checked by our team

When you’re happy with your post – and have checked the details – hit ‘confirm details’.

You should see a simple ‘thank you’ message on the page.

You should also receive an auto-email saying your post has been submitted and will be reviewed shortly before posting.

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Check the details again once it has been published

When your post is published – usually within 24 hours – make sure to check over the details.

If you see any errors, please email us and we can rectify.

When we start to share on Facebook and Twitter, please share on your channels if you can.


We offer this service free or at low-cost because it drives traffic to our website.

We are often asked to promote events by sharing them on Facebook, which we are happy to do in some cases.

But that doesn’t bring anyone to our site.

So, please use our listing service whenever you can.

You are helping us to help you!


* We cannot accept separate listings for individual events that make up a festival programme.

* We may limit individual organisations to 2 or 3 three listings per festival programme.

* What is accepted is at the discretion of Glasgow West End Today

* An event has to have relevance to our audience

* We reserve the right to limit social media posts depending on the content and subject of the events advertised

* Images must be engaging and sized appropriately