Contactus is now less about magazines and more about promoting local business
We're here to boost local businesses and events
'Promotioning': using a variety of online/offline methods to increase the visibility of a local business or event
Welcome to our latest Contactus e-update
We've made up this new word, 'promotioning', to describe how Contactus is working to spread the word about what's going on with businesses in Ealing and wider West London.
So we're now less about magazine-based advertising and more about a direct approach to boosting a business: from live online event coverage, to business expo exposure, leaflet hotspot drops and post-event magazines ('afterzines' - there's another word we made up; more about that next newsletter), we create a tailored communications package to show off the best of your business.
To get an idea of how this works, check out the #bizsupportEaling hashtag campaign on our social media (Twitter, Facebook and Instagram), which started last week and will continue until August.
As promotional partner for the five-month programme of free workshops and business mentoring being conducted by Branduin Business Support, fully funded by Ealing Council and supported by Mayor of London, our aim is to reach out to the busy Contactus network of contacts (followers, subscribers, supporters) to let as many SME business-owners as possible know about the programme so they can make the most of the opportunities on offer.
(If you think this sort of promotional campaign could work for your business or event, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can work out a campaign for you too.)
For more information about the Branduin Business Support programme, have a look at the businesssupportealing.co.uk website, where you can book into any or all of 10 dates for the business training workshops (e.g. Financing your Business, Social Media Marketing, Women in Business - see flyer below for full list), or sign up for a group of 1:1 mentoring sessions.
The workshops start this Thursday 22 March, and will take place 2pm-5pm on varying weekdays at Ealing Council headquarters: Perceval House, Uxbridge Road.
Here are our Top Three Reasons why you would benefit from attending:
1. The workshops are fully funded (thanks to Ealing Council Regeneration), so you can access a wide range of business training without having to pay anything extra for it 2. The events provide the side-benefit of some amount of face-to-face networking with other business-owner attendees 3. You'll be sure to learn something new, as the workshops are presented by experienced topic specialist trainers
Thanks as usual for your ongoing interest and kind regards.
- Carlene Bender