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Got to be in it – to win it!

Do you want more engagement on your social media platforms? Competitions and giveaways (as are events of any kind) are a brilliant way of giving people an entertaining (and beneficial) reason to interact with and promote your business and services.

With our client – Reids of Henley – we have just launched a Month of May Giveaway. It was owner Ian’s idea to give away a whole month of free shirt laundering – and what an amazing prize it is. And one that will be fun to promote.

We have used FB as the landing platform – all the T&Cs and How To Enter can be found there. Twitter has and is being used as a drip feed to engage and build excitement. While Instagram followers were lucky enough to get the pre-launch of the competition. We’ve even engaged with the Mayor of Henley, who gave Reids Social Media followers a new hashtag to work with #welovereids

Good luck to all those entering the #reidsgiveaway

With wags and a woof.

We are super proud to announce that we will be looking after this year’s Henley’s Top Dog Competition in conjunction with The Henley Standard. This competition woofed its way onto Henley’s canine scene back in 2010.

This barkingly brilliant event sees Henley’s dog owners going to paw-to-paw to win the coveted title of Henley’s Top Dog.

Every year this competition launches a new theme – and invites guest judges on to the panel for the all important judging process. In the past we have seen Olympic themed entries (judged by Olympic Rower Debbie Flood) as well as blooming wonderful entries in conjunction with Henley in Bloom. We’ve met rescue hounds, pampered pooches, characterful cairns, performing pups and much much more. We even had local artist Clive Hemsley donate five amazing portraits to our winning dogs in 2015.

2017 will see a partnership with the Sue Ryder Care Hospice and their fantastic dog -friendly Forget Me Not walk on Saturday 16th September 2017.

Henley’s Top Dog is given a huge amount of support by The Henley Standard and Editor Simon Bradshaw. It also has an amazing partnership with Erik D’Arcy Donnelly who works as a vet at The Henley Veterinary Practice, and steps up every year as a judge. Guest Judges have included – Town Mayor Jenny Wood, Olympic Rower Debbie Flood, Radio DJ Mike Read, Henley in Bloom Chairwoman Kellie Hinton, Artist Clive Hemsley and MBE Alex Gregory.

Hello Henley has been working on building Henley’s Top Dog a wordpress site and we will be publishing on Facebook & Twitter throughout the Summer as the entries roll in! We are very excited to be working alongside The Henley Standard to help promote this wonderful event – which is now in it’s eighth year!

Visit the website http://www.henleytopdog.wordpress.com or follow all the goings on via Facebook and Twitter.

Partybags & Gladrags

I love a do. Even more so when it is mine. I recently left the ’39 club’ and plunged head first into my forties. So far, I quite like it. Weirdly, the best thing about turning 40 was having a do. As you might have guessed, I really enjoy event organising. In fact, I have always been involved in the craft of social herding since my days of hosting tables and talking fashion at TV Awards ceremonies (Craig Revel Horwood loves a party btw). But there is a reason I am telling you all this. The key to a great event is to source local. I held my event in Jericho, in Oxford (I’m not cheating on Henley – I spent a great deal of my childhood in the City of Oxford). The beautiful birthday cake was from Barefoot in Jericho. The cheese was from the Branca Deli, again, in Jericho. The decorations were from Orange Frog… you get the gist. All local businesses. On this occasion, this was a private event. But as a rule – if you support the businesses around you – you will grow and continue to grow well into the future, together.