At Local First Springfield we know how difficult it is for some businesses to find the time and the budget to market themselves, so we want to help! We offer a range of marketing tools for our members and want you to get the very best from your membership. So, here’s our guide to creating content that we can share for you!
We post almost daily on our social media platforms, which include Facebook and Instagram. If you have something you would like us to share, please let us know. We can share events and news. You can email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Facebook message us to let us know. Please note, we do not share advertising messages. Each week we will feature a member business or organization. Get in touch and tell us about your business so we can social it out for you!
We have a snazzy new website with a blog that we want to continue to add to regularly. We welcome you to send us blogs to load to the LFS website. Please keep the word limit to between 300 and 800 words and please use the opportunity to talk about a broad subject or to share your knowledge and experience. For example, you might want to talk about marketing tactics, how to organize a successful event, or ways in which to show your staff they are truly valued. Please send high resolution photos to accompany the blog. This is not an advertising piece.
In 2020 we plan on producing 8 videos featuring our members; four in May and a further four during Springfield Buy Local Month, in November. Work on these projects begins three months in advance of the campaign date. If you are interested in participating, please get in touch. We cannot promise that all members will be featured, but we will certainly work to cater to as many members as possible, if and when the budget allows.
In 2020 we plan on producing 12 sets of photos featuring our members; six in May and a further six during Springfield Buy Local Month, in November. Work on these projects begins three months in advance of the campaign date. If you are interested in participating, please get in touch. We cannot promise that all members will be featured, but we will certainly work to cater to as many members as possible, if and when the budget allows.
Every month we host an event for our members (and non-members), alternating between educational workshops and socials. If you are interested in sponsoring/hosting/teaching one of our events in 2020 please get in touch. It is FREE to host a workshop (if you do not have a location, we will work with you to find one) (food and drink are no longer included in workshops). Social sponsorships are $375, each attendee receives a free beverage.
This year we are introducing a new avenue for our members to get involved and be seen! We are inviting members to take over our social media for one day. If you are interested, please get in touch.