Earlier this week there was a discussion on SmokeStack Radio about what makes a great cigar event (and what should be listed as an Event on CigarPlaces.com).
The short answer is that you don’t have to be hosting Rocky Patel himself (or throwing a huge, epic event) in order for you to list it on Cigar Places and get the word out.
Throughout the discussion, Smoke and I talked about how whether we’re on the road for business, or we’re in our home town, if there’s anything going on at our local cigar lounge or cigar shop, we want to know about it! Smoke may have put it best when he said, “If you’re ordering some pizzas and putting them out in the shop and turning on the game on Sunday, I want to know about it!”
- Happy hour deals or drink discounts on certain nights.
- Football on Sundays (list each game!)
- College Football Saturday
- Ladies’ Night
- Hosting a Band or Singer
Right now the Add Cigar Event page has five fields that you need to fill out to add an event; it’s pretty easy. If you can think of a way to change it to make it easier, I’m all for hearing ideas.
Events will likely be hitting the iPhone App soon, so cigar smokers who pull out there iPhone and look for a place to smoke a cigar will be able to see events that are currently going on, and that are upcoming.