Todays Love Oxford is about an event that I went to last month called the Marketing Meetup. Marketing Meetups are run by Fe-line Women regular, Lucy Eckley and her business Blue Penguin Communications. Blue Penguin Communications is all about helping companies with their communications and the Marketing Meetups are a newest addition to Lucy’s business.
The Marketing Meetup brings a small group of people together who are all running their own businesses and therefore sharing the same frustrations and difficulties. Marketing your own business can be tough and despite having worked in marketing for seven years and knowing the theory really well, I still have trouble getting some of my own ideas off the ground.
The last Marketing Meetup was really useful for me as I spend a lot of time working on my own and alone with my thoughts. Other creative people will know that too much time alone with your own thoughts can lead to the most amazing ideas that are not practical in anyway shape or form. The Marketing Meetup provided me with an excellent sounding board for some of my ideas and was really good to get an honest reaction.
What I also took from the group was one woman told me that I was good at presenting myself and Fe-line Women. This was a massive confidence boost for me as I am always listening to my own opinion that I am quite rubbish at it. Hearing this from someone else has given me a real boost to get out there and tell the world about Fe-line Women.
What is different about the Marketing Meetup is that Lucy sets you an action plan to do for the next month’s event. Writing out the practical steps that you are going to take is a really good way of breaking down the massive task that is in front of you.
And ultimately what I love about the Marketing Meetups is that it is people helping other people, which is incredibly Fe-line. I was able to use my blogging knowledge to help another woman get blogging and provide some practical advice about branding.
The Marketing Meetups happen monthly in Witney, Oxfordshire. The next one is this Wednesday the 17th April and I will be attending. Lucy has kindly offered Fe-line readers a 50% discount for this event so you get your ticket for £10 instead of £20.
To claim your 50% discount enter the discount code: Fe-line, on the Marketing Meetup online booking form.
See you on Wednesday night! Oh and delicious baked goods are included in the price Book now, with discount code Fe-line, go on you know you want to!
Love and marketing plans,
There are some fabulous events happening in Oxfordshire that I think you Fe-line Women would love, here is my pick of what is happening over the next two weeks.
Thursday 14th February
On V-Days 15th anniversary, Oxford will join activists, writers, thinkers, celebrities, and women and men across the world and express their outrage, demand change, strike, dance, and RISE in defiance of the injustices women suffer, demanding an end at last to violence against women. Meet 13:30 at Bonn Square. Find out more on the Oxford One Million Rising Facebook Page
Tuesday 19th February
The award winning ReFashion is set to return to Oxford Town Hall on 19th February; bigger and better than ever. The free event runs from 1pm to 7pm. There will be fashion shows, clothes sales, swishing, crafting and pampering. Bring your old clothes for selling, adapting, embellishing, crafting or recycling.
Fe-line Women will be organising pampering section for the event, so once you have swapped, crafted and upcycled your clothes come and get your hair, make up and nails done to go with you new outfits. We will be joined by Electric Hairdressing, Boots No.7 and Vicky Mae Therapy.
Find out more on the Oxfordshire Waste Partnership Website.
Tuesday 26th February
Fe-line Women‘s women’s group, Word of Mouth will be hearing from fabulous blogger and founder of Muddy Stilettos, Hero Brown. Using her journalism skills Muddy Stilettos was born in 2011. From its humble beginnings it is now a fully-fledged online magazine, which receives over 30,000 hits a month and earns revenue through advertising. Come along and hear a fascinating story of one woman’s adventure through the blogging world, pick up tips and get inspired. Word of Mouth, takes place at the Port Mahon and starts at 7:30pm. Tickets are £5, buy your ticket online by clicking the button below.
Wednesday 27th February
This is the first ever Marketing Meetup lead by marketing and communications coach, Lucy Eckley, from Blue Penguin Communications.The Marketing Meetup brings together a small group of like-minded business people in a friendly, supportive, environment where you discuss your marketing challenges and help each other find the solutions to move your business forward. The Marketing Meet Up takes place at 7.30pm in Witney and the first event is free. Places are limited so grab your place now.
So much great stuff going on!! I hope to see you all at an event very soon,