Businesses should be seen and heard in all the right places and there are two free things you can do this week to market your business and pick up promotion tips from experts in their field.
The first thing to do is register your interest for Marketing4StartUp Britain http://www.marketingagencies.org.uk/maa/marketing4startupbritain.html - this will be a week long schedule of activity from 4 to 8th July where members of the Marketing Agencies Association are opening up their doors to invite us in and offer free advice to small business owners on marketing, social media, communications etc. It’s going to be spectacular! Events are taking place in London, but all the events will be video recorded and streamed so you can join us from the comfort of your home office!
Announcements to come on keynote speakers for each day and these are the agencies inviting us inside:
§ Monday, 4th July – Iris, 185 Park Street, London, SE1 9DY (www.iris-worldwide.com)
§ Tuesday, 5th July – K&L Gates, One New Change, London, EC4M 9AF (www.klgates.com)
§ Wednesday, 6th July – The Marketing Store, 16 Hatfields, London, SE1 8DJ (www.tmsw.com)
§ Thursday, 7th July – Saatchi & Saatchi, 80 Charlotte Street, London, W1A 1AQ (www.saatchix.com)
§ Friday, 8th July – The Hospital Club, 24 Endell Street, London, WC2H 9HQ (www.thehospitalgroup.com)
Sign up on the site to register your interest and receive updates http://www.marketingagencies.org.uk/maa/marketing4startupbritain.html
Big Bus Challenge
Have you heard of the Big Bus Challenge? It’s a great competition where you can enter an idea for how you would display your company and message on a bus and be in with a chance of winning £thousands worth of coverage .. on a bus!
If you don’t have an in-house creative team, Concept Cupboard comes to your rescue. Chris Dodson, founder of Concept Cupboard, says: “We want to help a small business win this challenge! So for all companies who register with us for free before 10 June, we will choose one company and our student creatives will create an entry and campaign on that businesses’ behalf.”
Find out more and register to be in with a chance of winning here http://bit.ly/lQNgbi
Go on, do two free things this week to market your business and brighten your day!
Emma Jones is founder of Enterprise Nation www.enterprisenation.com and a co-founder of national campaign, StartUp Britain.