Win PR support for your vintage business with Magpies And I PR
Specialist vintage events organisers Magpies And I have launched a new PR agency supporting the talents of independent businesses – Magpies and I PR. You can now win a PR support package worth £150 for your own vintage business!
Set up in 2011 by sisters Sian and Gail Titchener, Magpies And I run regular events in Greater Manchester and throughout the South West.
Following the success of their markets, the sisters have launched a press release service aimed at vintage, handmade and art businesses who want to ‘get out there’.
‘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. Working within a cottage industry themselves, the sisters know money can be tight so it was important they could offer a great service that was not only personable and effective, but affordable too.
‘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 who create beautiful baby clothes in traditional heritage fabrics, Plum and Pigeon who make charming vintage style dresses, No. 16 Vintage and Traders’ Outlet, as well as Altrincham’s London Tap Gallery.
So what can you win?
The £150 PR package includes Gail having a chat with you; finding out the angle/news story that you want to get out there – or alternatively she can help you to find an angle if you’re unsure – and writing it up for you.
She’ll then discuss the finished piece and make any changes before contacting and distributing it to a list of relevant local/regional editors.
To enter, please leave a comment below describing your vintage business. Entries close at midday on 22 February 2013. The winner will be drawn at random from all the comments entered.