Corporate Christmas gifts – find the best presents for your clients

Corporate Christmas gifts need a lot of thought. That’s why we are already thinking about getting Christmas wrapped up – five months before the big day.

Spirus Marketing can take the stress out of your corporate Christmas by sourcing, packaging and sending beautiful branded presents to your valued customers.

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My week with Spirus Marketing

Hi, I’m Lisa and I am currently studying for my Masters in Advertising, Branding and Communication at the University of West London. One of my modules this year was to obtain an internship with a company within the creative industries. Part of the process was contacting various companies that looked like they worked with integrity, where I could gain new skills and insight into the creative industry.

 

I struck gold with Spirus Marketing, located in Burwell Cambridgeshire. From my first meeting there was a strong and welcoming atmosphere in the office. Directors Jo and Tania took the time to get to know me and consider how I could get the best out of a internship with them. Within an hour of leaving, I was delighted to see an email confirming possible weeks and projects I could work on. I couldn’t wait to start.

 

Now on my last day in the office I am writing this piece with a sinking feeling that the week has gone by too fast and I don’t wish to say goodbye. During my time here I have got to know the rest of the team who are friendly, vivacious and incredibly hard working. I have been able to experience what conversations take place with new and existing clients and been privileged to be see how the team work together to find the best way to promote their clients. Despite only being here for a week, I felt comfortable offering ideas and opinions and that they were taken on board.

 

One of the things I have learned is that every client’s needs are different and Spirus Marketing is all about finding the best hook/story to best showcase their products and services. They promote collaborations and encourage clients to support other businesses in their area.

 

This week has come in thick and fast and I would like to thank Jo, Tania, Alex and Jo for opening their doors and allowing me to spend the week with them. They are a group of very talented individuals and I wish them the best for the future and hope we will stay in touch. I have downloaded the app and I am looking forward to visiting some talented artists this weekend for Cambridge Open Studios.

Get great PR by finding the stories in your business

 

Do you ever wonder why the press release you sent out didn’t make it into the media? Often the reason is you didn’t have a great story that would make editors sit up and take notice.

Great Media Coverage – The secret ingredients

Our in-house experts have experience of working for magazines, newspapers and in PR for more than 20 years.  The good news is we can help you find those stories in your business that will create excellent media coverage. In our experience, the best stories that people will want to share all have the same few secret ingredients. Stories that receive the best coverage are something new that the reader has not heard before, they are relevant to their lives and often affect a lot of people. Other important ingredients include emotional impact, quirkiness, controversy, nostalgia or humour.

Your business has a story

You may be surprised to learn that your key messages, campaign and your organisation will often NOT be the story. But you can find a way to get visibility which includes these, just by finding a good news story about something happening in your business.

With our tips, your press release will make it to the top of the pile. We know the kind of news that journalists and editors want, as well as having the right contacts to place your stories with the best publications.

Sit down with us for an hour or two and we can map out a series of stories from your business that will get you noticed over the next few months. To find out more, contact us on 01638 741830 or drop a line to hello@spirusmarketing.com

Networking event supports Alzheimer’s charity

Supporting charities is something close to our hearts at Spirus, so we are delighted to be attending the next B2B Networking event at Mantle Business Centre this week, where proceeds of the ticket sales will go to Alzheimer’s Research.

Most families are affected by Alzheimer’s’ disease at some point so this is a cause that will be important for many of the people attending. When businesses come together for a common cause good things can happen . We will be manning a stall at the event and are looking forward to chatting to the delegates attending. We hope you will drop by to try out our competition, where the prize on offer is a free sample of one of our services.

Enter our competition

We want to show you that Spirus Marketing is ‘Where ideas hatch,’ so we have come up with a fun egg-themed lucky dip. We will have a large jar of plastic eggs – each containing a scrumptious chocolate treat – and inside three of them will also be a winning ticket.

Winners will be able to choose from a prize of a free press release, a sales calls package, a blog or a sample social media package.

Mantles Business Centre is one of our favourite networking locations because we managed their launch event when the centre opened last year. We hope to see you there!