We are very excited to announce the details of our 10th birthday party and invite you to join us to celebrate! It will be held on 25th April 2019 at Mrs B’s Kitchen in Newbury. The party starts at 12.15pm and will run through until 3pm (or thereabouts).
On arrival there will be a chance to network and chat, as well as to get to meet the team over complimentary mocktails, before a very warm welcome from co-founders, Claire and Helen. They will take a brief trip down memory lane, looking back at how they met on social media and decided to launch a social media marketing agency in 2009, and the trials and challenges they have faced over the decade. They will also share their secrets on spotting trends, and how to bootstrap and scale a thriving virtual business working with some of the top brands in the UK from just a tiny spark of an idea.
This is sheer entrepreneurial and business gold, from people who have been there and succeeded against all the odds, so if you are looking for business guidance or inspiration make sure you are on the party list!
Difficult to remember back to those early days now social media is such a huge part of all our lives, but this was before Instagram or Pinterest launched, before YouTube was filled with band promo videos and when we could get Claire’s birthday trending on Twitter (yeah, we know!). And before ANYONE else in the UK had even thought to launch a social media marketing agency or include it in their marketing or PR mix (we white labelled for some major PR agencies in the early days, because global clients had started asking and they couldn’t provide).
However, on the whole it was still an area that the majority of businesses dismissed. In fact, “WTF can social media do for my business?” was the main feedback they got from UK brands for at least the first two years. Claire even wrote a book in 2009 with that very title, outlining exactly WHAT it could do!
After this, our chief trendspotter Claire will talk about how social media has grown up and evolved over the last 10 years and now influences everything, from marketing to business to politics, and even medicine and the stock exchange! She will also run through the top trends she sees currently in social media and marketing, and how she predicts it will evolve and is likely to affect business and the economy moving forward.
The talks are going to be necessarily brief and so there will be an exclusive guide available for party attendees, which will provide you with more information and expert guidance around the topics covered on the day.
Lunch is on us!
After the talks finish we will be buying you lunch! Lunch is a yummy, culinary delight, courtesy of Mrs B’s Kitchen, and is dietary inclusive, with a choice of omnivore or vegan. You will need a personalised voucher to redeem it, so please make sure you are signed in and collect your voucher when you arrive. If you do then have to rush off, then lunch comes in a recyclable box so you can take it back to work.
However, we would LOVE you to sit and have lunch with us and chat more. We will be happy to answer any questions or go into things in more depth over lunch.
There is also a lovely takeaway goodie bag full of gorgeous sustainable treats, as well as our expert guide that shines a light on trends, to take away with you – so make sure you say goodbye and don’t just rush off empty-handedly!
And if you want a peek behind the scenes as we prep the goodie bags and get everything ready for the party, make sure you follow us on social media.
Regrettably places are strictly limited and they are already filling up fast, so don’t delay in getting your name on the guest list – we’d hate you to miss out!