Stunt tips - Brighton & Hove WDM
Here are some stunt tips from Brighton and Hove WDM.
1. Use a megaphone
Using a megaphone worked really well in "advertising" the stunt; it's a busy high street and we could have been overlooked otherwise.
2. Wear WDM t-shirts
We all wore WDM t-shirts (we bought them for the group and one person looks after them) which made us look much more cohesive (if you buy large or extra large you can put them on over your regular clothes)
3. Put a banner up high
Having the banner up somewhere high meant it attracted people's attention; we had people holding it because we couldn't attach it to the stall without it blowing the stall over.
4. Choose your day carefully
We did the stall on a Friday as that was the most convenient day - it seemed to work better than a Saturday when there are a lot of day-trippers around; Friday seemed to be more people who lived in Brighton which worked better for us.
5. Think about coordination
One person needs to co-ordinate the stunt, even if all that means is emailing people to check everybody is bringing all the bits they need to bring.
6. Take photos
If the press photographer doesn't turn up, take photos yourself, then go home and email the best ones to the picture desk at the paper along with an updated press release to the newsdesk (quote on how the day went, etc), and phone them to make sure they've received it. This has worked for us quite a few times.