We recently met with Rae, Director and Founder of local business FWP BY Rae. Based in Reigate, Surrey, Rae launched FWP BY Rae last year selling slogan t-shirts and jumpers. The brand has built a loyal fanbase on social media, with circa 4.5k followers on fashion-loving Instagram and enjoys the support of several popular bloggers. As she enters her second year of business, we asked Rae what her motivation was behind starting the business, the role that social media has played in growing her audience and where she sees the future for FWP BY Rae.
We talk to Morgan, Chief Crumber at Crumbs Brewing, about the business of repurposing left-overs and his plans to make Reigate a ‘Beer Destination’.
Continuing our series of blogs focusing on local businesses, Kemp Marketing recently met with Morgan to reflect on Crumbs Brewing’s first year in business.
Crumbs Brewing, based in Reigate, Surrey, produced their first brew in May last year. The Amber Lager is made with left-over Surrey Bloomer loaves from Chalk Hills Bakery, another independent business based in Reigate. The first run of six-thousand bottles of Amber surpassed all their expectations and sold out within eight weeks!
We wanted to find out more about this local success story. Here’s what Morgan had to say:
Marc talks to us about starting local business Cullenders, big-brand competitors and his plans for the business
To kick-off our series of blogs focusing on local businesses, Kemp Marketing recently met with Marc Cullender to discuss his motivations behind the family business and what the future holds.
Cullenders are an independent delicatessen and food store in central Reigate, Surrey. They celebrated their 9th Anniversary on the 20th November and have become one of the most recognisable brands in the area. It is also where the Kemp Marketing team regularly host off-site meetings and where we will be hosting our Christmas Clients Drinks this year!
Charlie Taylor joins Kemp Marketing as a Digital Marketing Apprentice
Kemp Marketing welcomed 17 year old Charlie Taylor to the team this week. Charlie joins us as a Digital Marketing Apprentice under the Government’s renewed Apprenticeship Scheme. He will be studying towards a BCS Level 3 Diploma in Digital Marketing with 3aaa Guildford Academy, whilst also working alongside our experienced team.
Our A-Z of Social Media is a quick reference guide on how to use social media effectively for your small business. Read more »
Abbreviations have always irked me. Take LOL – is that ‘laugh out loud’ or ‘lots of love’? Misuse of this particular favourite could get you into all kinds of trouble!
From deciphering a teenager’s text message to figuring out the latest trending hashtag… headaches abound! Surely, we’re missing the point if our target audience can’t understand the message? Or is the point that you join the exclusive ‘club’ of a selected hashtag because you know what it means?
By default, identifying, understanding and creating a hashtag gives you access to a captive audience. You are, quite literally, speaking their language.
So here’s a handy summary to help you through the minefield of hashtags. Bear with me, I may have to look up a few myself!
I know what you’re thinking. Facebook is for ever-so slightly annoying holiday selfies, Instagram just makes my photos look pretty and Twitter….well, we’re all a bit scared of Twitter! And the list goes on – Peach, SnapChat, Google+, Pinterest, LinkedIn. Where do you start? Should you start? And how on earth do you keep on top of these feeds with their seemingly ever-changing parameters?