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2 years ago

Advice Needed: Using Community Bulletin Boards for Small Business??

2 years ago
Hello!

I am in need of some advice about how to advertise for a small business (retail/school combo) here in Yokohama.
I have two main questions:

1) How do you obtain permission to post on a community bulletin board (dengonban - ???)?
I asked at my local community center, and they said that most of the boards around town are owned by the City of Yokohama and citizens can't post on them.
However, I was able to find one so far that is free for anyone to use--there are already flyers on this board for private foreign language classes, etc. (**Photo attached.)
As you can see in the photo, any information that may have been written on this board regarding posting permission has been worn away.
I tried searching online about this sort of thing, but the only results I got were about posting on the City of Yokohama-run boards, which apparently my small business doesn't have permission to do.
Any ideas?

2) Any other recommended methods/media through which we can effectively advertise?
Here's what we've been utilizing so far:
-Handing out flyers
-Storefront advertising
-Social media (multiple platforms)
-Word-of-mouth recommendations

Any advice / recommendations would be greatly appreciated!! Thank you in advance for your time.

-EKtsubaki

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