Win PR consultancy for your small business
Magpies and I, the team behind the Altrincham Vintage & Craft Market in Manchester, have launched another business supporting the talents of independent businesses – Magpies and I PR.
Following the success of their markets in Greater Manchester and throughout the South West – the Altrincham fair has trebled in size in the last 18 months and won support from Mary Portas – sisters Sian and Gail Titchener have launched a press release service aimed at vintage, handmade and art businesses who want to “get their name and products out there”. And we have a PR package to give away to one lucky Vintage Brighton reader!
“No matter how good their product, small businesses can struggle to get themselves known”, says Gail. “Twitter is one way to raise your profile, but you need to promote yourself on a wider scale if you really want to succeed. This can be daunting, especially if your talent lies in making and doing rather than writing. And of course there’s only so many hours in a day.”
With her background as a copywriter, feature writer and PR executive, putting ideas into words is one area Gail has plenty of experience and after helping stallholders such as illustrator Laura Clempson who runs Cupcakes For Clara (coverage below) to write press releases, realised that this presented a way of combining both areas of her work.
A cottage industry themselves, the sisters know important it is to small busionesses that services are effective, flexible and affordable.
“These days, many small businesses can’t justify signing up to a yearly marketing contract, which is why Magpies and I PR provide a purse-friendly press release and distribution service you can dip in and out of as you choose”, says Gail. “That way you only have to invest when you’ve got something really newsworthy to say.”
Magpies And I have recently worked with This is Lullaby which kits out babies in traditional heritage fabrics; Plum and Pigeon who make charming vintage style dresses with a modern twist; No. 16 Vintage and Traders’ Outlet as well as Altrincham’s London Tap Gallery.
How to enter
The PR package to be won includes a consultation with Gail to find the best angle for your story, creation of a press release and distribution to relevant regional editors.
All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is leave a comment telling us about your vintage or craft business.
Deadline for entries is 22 February and a winner will be picked at random and contacted via the e-mail address used to comment during the week commencing 25 February.
For more information on how Magpies and I can help your business, contact Gail Titchener on 07795 167902 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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