From 5th to 12th October 35 independent shops in Stroud took part in the Totally Locally Fiver Fest. We're now preparing for the even bigger Fiver Fest in 2020, from 15th to 29th February!
IF EVERY ADULT IN STROUD SPENT JUST £5 A WEEK IN OUR INDEPENDENT SHOPS & BUSINESSES, INSTEAD OF ONLINE OR AT THE BIG SUPERMARKETS, IT WOULD BE WORTH AN EXTRA £4.5 MILLION PER YEAR GOING INTO OUR LOCAL ECONOMY, WHICH MEANS MORE JOBS, BETTER FACILITIES AND A NICER PLACE FOR US ALL TO LIVE.
MAKES YOU THINK, DOESN'T IT?!
So, as an independent business, you need to come up with an epic £5 offer. It must be for £5, not £5 off or a percentage discount.
For example, how about offering something that was £6.99 or £5.99 for just £5 during Fiver Fest Week?
If you're a service business, how about offering something like an initial consultation for only £5?
When you post on your own social media pages, please remember to use the hashtags
Here is our planned timetable for 2020 - dates and elements subject to change.
6 January 2020 Open for applications.
6 January 2020 Roles for administration of the event assigned
15 January 2020 Social media posts commence!
tbc Q&A in Stroud - opportunity to discuss how to get the best experience
w/c 3 February 2020 Start sharing the first £5 offers from participating businesses
7 February 2020 Deadline so submitting offers to get maximum publicity for them
tbc Press Release will be issued
tbc Start circulating the first posters to participating businesses
tbc More posters will be circulated
tbc Map Published
15 February 2020 FIVER FEST BEGINS!
15 February 2020 Social media posts will remind followers of the offers throughout
w/c 2 March 2020 Questionnaire to participants
This was our timetable in 2019, to give you an idea of how it ran:
19 September 2019 Open for applications. Social media posts commence! - DONE
27 September 2019 Press Release will be issued - DONE
28 September 2019 Start circulating the first posters to participating businesses - DONE
01 October 2019 Start sharing the first £5 offers from participating businesses - DONE
01 October 2019 More posters will be circulated - DONE
02 October 2019 Map Published - DONE
04 October 2019 Q&A at Ale House in Stroud from 18:00 - DONE
05 October 2019 FIVER FEST BEGINS! - DONE
05 October 2019 Social media posts will remind followers of the offers throughout - DONE
Remember to use the hashtags #FiverFestStroud #TotallyLocally #FiverFest
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