Published: August 26th, 2016
A business support event as part of the new Marches Growth Hub #GetDigital campaign is to be live streamed across three locations later this month.
The campaign, aimed at helping businesses to take advantage of digital marketing to grow their enterprises, is running during September to November.
The live streamed event, How to win friends and influence people on social media and Google, will be hosted by the Marches Growth Hub Shropshire at University Centre Shrewsbury and streamed live to hub locations in Telford & Hereford.
Digital marketing expert Graham Loosley, from Mitra Marketing, will lead the workshop session on September 14 from 10am to 11am – sharing his social media tips for businesses of all sizes. It will be followed by a networking session.
As well as the streamed event, business growth experts will be on hand at the three Marches Growth Hub locations to speak with visitors attending the events.
The campaign is being led by the Marches Growth Hub, the single point of access for business support in Herefordshire, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin. It includes a business-friendly website at www.marchesgrowthhub.co.uk, which will feature expert tips and advice on digital marketing for businesses.
And the three hub sites in Hereford, Shrewsbury and Telford will also be hosting #getdigital dedicated events until mid-November.
The campaign kicked off with a seminar for businesses looking to sell via Facebook, led by Shropshire marketing specialist Shari Thompson, from Green Jelly Marketing at University Centre Shrewsbury.
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She said: "The Marches Growth Hub is a fantastic resource for businesses, not just because of the events it holds or the support on offer, but because of the funding options it signposts to businesses looking for finance.
"The new #getdigital campaign has really fired up the businesses which are looking for new and innovative digital ways to build their business, make new sales and drive footfall."
As well as sessions focused on social media and digital marketing at hubs in Hereford, Shrewsbury and Telford, Marches Growth Hub Shropshire has organised a business support event at Bridgnorth manufacturer Grainger & Worrall on September 16.
This will feature a host of expert-led sessions and will also look at the risks associated with digital business, featuring a speaker from West Mercia Police on how to protect yourself online.
Businesses need to register to attend the event at UCS Shrewsbury and also register to watch live at Marches Growth Hub Telford & Wrekin, Priorslee and Marches Growth Hub Herefordshire at Skylon Park, Rotherwas.