Author Archives: Rebecca Tombs

About Rebecca Tombs

With over 15 years of experience in marketing and events, Rebecca has worked internationally in Formula One, The America’s Cup & the World Rally Championship for clients such as Credit Suisse, Ferrari & BMW. She is now focused on social media marketing and assisting start-up businesses to develop and implement effective strategies. Rebecca is a mum of three, plus a cat and a dog. She lives in Reigate, Surrey.
Fusing Wine and Design with FWP BY Rae

Fusing Wine and Design with FWP BY Rae

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.

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Turning Bread into Beer with Crumbs Brewing

Turning Bread into Beer with Crumbs Brewing

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:

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Reigate Business Cullenders celebrate their 9th Anniversary

Reigate Business Cullenders celebrate their 9th Anniversary

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!

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You’re Hired! Kemp Marketing welcome Charlie Taylor

You’re Hired! Kemp Marketing welcome Charlie Taylor

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.

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Finding your way through the hashtag jungle

Finding your way through the hashtag jungle

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!

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Is Social Media Relevant for Small Business?

Is Social Media Relevant for Small Business?

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?

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