Summer came and went in the blink of an eye, but not without its fair share of excitement. As we embark upon the final quarter of 2015, now is a great time to start preparing your business for the flurry of winter marketing. Sacrilege though it may seem to prep your Christmas campaign in September, the speed at which the year has gone by so far makes now the perfect time to get one step ahead.
However, before we launch head-on into autumn, we thought we’d take a moment to share some exciting news, updates and developments from Making You Content HQ.
The State of Small Business Marketing
If you follow us on Twitter, you may have seen a survey last month asking small business owners to give us their views on marketing, outsourcing, and their work-life balance. Thanks to everyone to took part.
The survey gave us some fascinating insights into how sole traders, entrepreneurs and small business owners manage their design and marketing responsibilities. And we were surprised to learn that less than 10% of businesses regularly outsource! Why? See the results for yourself!
Do We Get Your Vote?
We’re delighted to announce that Making You Content has reached the final 10 of Britain’s Best Business Names competition. But now we need your help to win an incredible £1000 worth of business development. It only takes a few seconds to vote – if you like our name and want to see us come out on top, head over to Make It Cheaper and give us the thumbs up!
Small Business Sunday #SBS
Every Sunday, hundreds of businesses tweet their pitch to world-famous entrepreneur, Theo Paphitis, as part of his Small Business Sunday awards. A fantastic opportunity to gain exposure for your business, we were delighted to be chosen as one of his up-and-coming startups in August.
If you haven’t received your #sbs award yet, make sure you tweet @theopaphitis between 5pm and 7.30pm on Sunday!
Young Entrepreneur of the Year
They say that good things come in threes. Our founder Kelly has been shortlisted for the Forward Ladies North West ‘Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2015’. We’ll be finding out whether she makes the final cut at the award ceremony in October, so stay tuned for more information!
It’s been a busy few months here at Making You Content; as our content agency grows we’re taking on some fantastic new clients and projects, as well as supporting the long-term needs of our existing clients. Thanks to everyone who has supported us over the summer, and helped us to gain such widespread recognition!