October 2018: We are part of aUK panel that supplies regional marketing trends across the UK. The Bellwether report comes out quarterly and the latest results are just out.
The current market is showing that internet marketing continues to grow, but during the uncertainty with Brexit, marketing budgets are turning to the established media to run alongside it. The feeling is the established media can be used to build brands. Direct Mail and Established Media have seen budgets upped by 11.8% and 7.7% respectively while PR is seeing positive trends.
It will be interesting to see how this settles down once Brexit is finally sorted.
September 2018: Delighted to announce, for the second year, we are organising the South West Economic Forum. Over 130 expected at Chief Exec/Director level. The speakers include Paddy Ashdown, Tej Parikh (Senior Economist at the IOD), Robin Daniels (Chief Executive of the South West Business Council), Reg Hankey (Chief Executive of Pittards Plc) and Professor Jens Holscher (Head of the Economics Dept at Bournemouth University).
September 2018: Our friends at Dorset Mind are boosting their presence in the Sherborne area and we are part of the team helping them. They are holding a launch event between 18.30 and 20.00 on Tuesday, 9th October. Come along and meet the Dorset Mind team. The venue is the Digby Memorial Hall in Digby Road, Sherborne. Canapes and drinks will be served. There's no charge and all you have to do is email firstname.lastname@example.org to book a place.
September 2018: Just launched a new website for the charity Horseshoes and Handprints. A great cause. The site is still being developed, but we are delighted to help in any way we can. www.horseshoesandhandprints.org
Friday, 31st August 2018: We are helping organise three major events over the next few months. The first is a charity auction on Saturday, 6th October at Groves Nurseries, raising funds for Julia's House. Then on Thursday 11th October, it's the South West Economic Forum 2018, with 130 business leaders at the George Albert Hotel. Then in November, we are working with IT Support 365 raising funds for the charity People First. Watch this space for more information about each one.