The countdown is on for Marketing On The Menu!

It’s less than a week until Marketing On The Menu – a free event for hospitality firms and food and drink brands that want to learn a little more about all things marketing.

Following the success of the first event in London late last year, Marketing On The Menu is coming to Manchester next Tuesday (28 March). Hospitality businesses are invited to the free seminar held at Great John Street Hotel, with talks by Making You Content, BizWizUK, Webantic and us – Bloomin’ Creative.

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4 Reasons to Fall in Love With PR this Valentine’s Day

Red roses, bottles of champagne, boxes of chocolates and fluffy teddy bears are everywhere, and every time you check your inbox, you’re being inundated with emails promoting deals for romantic escapes and candlelit dinners… Yep, it can only mean one thing – Valentine’s Day is just around the corner.

February is the month of love, and as a small business owner, you can use this opportunity to fall in love with PR. Here are four reasons why we think PR and your business is a match made in heaven.

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Marketing & PR Room 101: Automatic DMs on Twitter

Written by Danielle Owen-Jones, director of Bloomin’ Creative.

“Hi, thanks for the follow. Perhaps we can connect on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest too?”

“Good afternoon, many thanks for following. This must mean you’re interested in hiring our sports facilities, can I please call you to discuss?”

“Thanks for the follow – I would be delighted to offer you our PR services. Let’s talk about how we can help you with your PR in 2017.”

My reaction when I open these…?

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5 New Year PR Resolutions for Small Business Owners

Today is the last day of January and, according to research, by now more than 25% of New Year’s resolutions have already been broken.

It’s easy to see why January is a popular time for setting goals – a New Year is always a fantastic opportunity to wipe the slate clean, start again, and set goals for the year ahead. When it comes to marketing and PR activity for small businesses, there are some really quick and easy resolutions you can make (and keep!) to achieve exposure for your business this year.

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Our Bloomin’ Creative social media gets a big thumbs up from digital Expert!

Social media can be a tricky business. As a PR agency that helps brands with their reputation both offline and online, we completely understand how businesses can feel overwhelmed by the pressure of not only having a presence online, but getting that presence right.

That’s why we were thrilled to bits when we got a bloomin’ big thumbs up from CN Group’s social media specialist and one of our favourite Cumbrian Columnists, Helen Statham.

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Our Guide to Bloomin’ Creative PR for Beginners – Part Two

In part one of our guide about achieving Bloomin’ Creative PR, we examined using press releases, charity & community sponsorship and awards as effective tactics that can be used to increase awareness of your brand, manage your reputation and spread your company’s key messages. In part two, we’ll look at the following PR techniques:

  • Expert Commentaries
  • Social Media
  • Market Monitoring

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