THANK YOU for your unwavering support for Contactus magazines, even as the magazines are fading a bit (more on that below), but first: did you realise that it's exactly one month to go until the Ealing Business Expo & Networking Festival on 9 & 10 June at the Ealing Town Hall?
Please make sure the dates are saved in your diary, in your calendar app, posted on your fridge door, written on the back of your hand, and so on. For Ealing-based businesses, this is one event not to be missed in 2017!
And if you've been thinking about taking an exhibition stand at the Expo, check this out:
Book a stand at the Ealing Business Expo, and you could win your money back!
Announcing five (5) Contactus magazines prizes for exhibitors (winners will be drawn at random after the Expo):
•Refund of the price of the stand
•Free stand at the 2018 Ealing Business Expo
•Free full page advert (worth £75) in The_Ealinger magazine, reaching over 10,000 people in Ealing every month.
2nd, 3rd and 4th prizes:
•Free stands at the 2018 Expo
•Free half-page ad in The_Ealinger (worth £50)
Can you afford to miss this opportunity to meet, connect and network face-to-face with hundreds of other Ealing-based businesses? To have a sky-high profile at the Expo? To have the chance to take part in panel discussions and round-table talks? To win your money back? There's no other event like this in the borough, bringing together so many different kinds of businesses.
This isn't just an Ealing event either – it's a London event, and we'll be welcoming visitors from all over the UK capital and beyond.
As a previous Contactus advertiser, you already know what it takes to make that mental leap from working #in your business, to working #on your business. You know that marketing is as important as sales. (And if you need a reminder of why Expo events are great for business marketing, have a look at my post on LinkedIn: "Your local business expo: a marketing opportunity too good to miss")
There aren't that many stand spaces left, so if you need to hear my sales pitch about the benefits of exhibiting at the Ealing Business Expo, and how those benefits apply specifically to your business, give me a call at 07960 392677 or slide me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out the essential information on the ealingbizexpo.co.uk website, including details of what you get as an exhibitor, the event programme, list of confirmed sponsors and exhibitors, and links to past newsletters.
But in the meantime here is the "essential-essential" info:
•Stands cost £225 for one day, or £370 for both Saturday and Sunday
•Lunch, stand-sitters, and end-of-day cake-and-coffee socials are provided both days
•A cracking live music performance from local favourite band, Chasing Deer will close the Friday programme
•over 500 visitors expected
•final free Exhibitors Training meeting 1-2pm Fri 2 Jun
So book your stand by Mon 22 May (don't be booking it all in June or you'll miss out on all the pre-Expo promotions), and once your payment is cleared you'll be automatically entered in the prize draw to win your money back.
No business offers to promote? Just not interested in exhibiting? You're very welcome to come along as a visitor and take part in two days of business-building networking – the Expo is free to attend thanks to the investment from exhibitors and local Expo sponsors Ealing Council, T&S Finance Events, The Athena Network (Ealing), The_Ealinger magazine, and Colin Bibra Estate Agents.
Like I said up top, we're scaling back the magazines side of the business to work on the Expo, but not to worry the magazines will still continue. The_Ealinger continues to come out at the end of every month in 2017, and we ought to have at least one Contactus special edition later in the year.
If you're specifically after some magazine advertising exposure, grab a space in the 'Expo Guide' due for distribution online and in print for the Ealing Business Expo. Prices are £20 for a slot, £50 per half-page, and £75 per full page ad. That way you can still be part of the Expo even if you're not part of the Expo. Please book by 22 May.
Once again, thanks for your interest and support.
See you next month at the Ealing Town Hall.
- Carlene x
The Ealing Business Expo & Networking Festival is brought to you by Contactus magazines.
Editor/publisher: Carlene Bender (Expo director)