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My week at GottaBe! – work experience

I’m Hannah a 16-year-old college student, I’ve been luckily enough to do my work experience at GottaBe! Marketing. Having be given the opportunity to work at a company like this it was very exciting. At the start, I was very nervous and didn’t know what to expect but 3 days in and I started to […]

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5 Top Tips for planning a successful leaflet campaign

Once you have designed and printed your leaflets, It’s now time to start planning your distribution. So, before you start the campaign, consider these 5-top tips to ensure success. 1) Distribution methods: Many businesses opt for the door to door method as this seems like the most logical, especially if you have a very specific […]

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Life in an agency – how is it to work for GottaBe!?

We often get asked, what it is like to work for GottaBe!? So where do we begin? When your friends say “same work, different day?” For many this is the everyday, but here at GottaBe! Marketing it couldn’t be different! A typical day doesn’t exist in my eyes. One minute I’m answering a call from one of […]

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The importance of getting products into consumer’s hands

We live in the day and age where we can buy any product/service online. So why are we in business? The reason being is that we as consumers enjoy getting our hands on the products and learning more about them before making the decision on whether to buy them. How often have you spent money […]

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Try out our newest additions – the Advert Walkers

Advert Walkers are a unique advertising concept using a portable 1.2-meter tall lightweight billboard that is carried on the backs of our promotors. Double-sided, your advertisement is displayed on both sides and is the perfect addition to any field marketing campaign. Not only this, but the Advert Walker has built-in LED lighting, which can illuminate […]

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Happy Easter from the team at GottaBe!

With Easter around the corner, the team at GottaBe! would like to taking this opportunity to wish all of our Clients, Partners, Suppliers and Colleagues a very Happy Easter. Hope it’s a cracking one! We also would like to advice of our revised opening hours at GottaBe! HQ to allow our staff  to enjoy their Easter […]

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Supporting Sprinkles Gelato

Back in January, our Brand Ambassadors were involved in a sweet job… handing out flyers and encouraging passerby’s to try out Sprinkles Gelato, one of the largest gelato retailers in the UK. Our Brand Ambassadors were engaging with the public within a close proximity to the store and surrounding area and inviting them to the Sprinkle […]

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Tips for writing catchy headlines and teasers

The team at GottaBe! often get asked for tips on catchy headlines and teasers that can be used as part of a marketing campaign. Whether it’s a leaflet, website, blog, catalogue, brochure or even promotional book, here is what we’ve put together.  Like any great book title, a great headline is meant to capture the […]

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As featured on…

Since the launch – in March 2008 – GottaBe! has been featured in number of newspapers, whilst our colleagues were also interviewed by various TV and radio stations from all of the World.      Related posts: Tomasz Dyl awarded Visiting Fellowship by Solent University COGS Awards: Shortlisted in STAFFING Category Making Winner’s Supporting Sprinkles […]

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Opening Hours during the Holidays

Another year is upon us and as we are entering the festive time of the year, we would like to advices our Clients, Partners, Suppliers and Staff of the revised opening hours at GottaBe! HQ. OPENING HOURS 23.12.2016 – 9am -2pm 24.12.2016 – CLOSED (Christmas Eve) 25.12.2016 – CLOSED (Christmas Day) 26.12.2016 – CLOSED (Boxing […]

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#AdventGB – now in 4th year! Interactive Advent Calendar

As we are approaching the busiest, yet the most wonderful time of the year Christmas! – aside from unwrapping Christmas gifts and eating, we all do some thinking and planning for the new year ahead. Those of you who are business owners or at management level, might also think about some of the changes to […]

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700 stores merchandised on behalf of Western Union

Between 7th and 17th October, a team of Brand Ambassadors executed a merchandising activity on behalf Western Union, world’ biggest money transfer company. Similarly, to previous activities, GottaBe! has visited 700 of Western Union’ agent locations in more then 70 cities and towns across the UK to deliver and install new POS materials (flyers, posters, wobblers). Recently, […]

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Capitalising on Halloween

A couple of years ago, one of my Accounts Support Executives at GottaBe! wrote a blog on The Value of Halloween. Today, we’re going to look at the new trends adapted by even more companies then ever before. Not sure if you have noticed a new trend, but certain events that used to last a […]

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Introducing students to The Southern Co-operative

At some point throughout your lifetime you will no doubt go through the stresses of moving to a new home, packing away your belongings to start a new life. This is hard enough as an adult, but even more nerve racking when you’re a fresher, moving away from home for the first time. As a […]

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Bringing a taste of home to various events

When travelling to a foreign country, one of the first things we do is try the local delicacies, sampling new flavours and dishes that you wouldn’t normally be able to enjoy in your own country.  This also reflects on one of the last things you we on our visit, when we tend to purchase our […]

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On the road with Norton by Symantec

For two weeks in September, our team were travelling around with Norton by Symantec on another Roadshow across Heathrow, Bristol, Leeds, Birmingham, Liverpool and Edinburgh. This was on the back of the successful implementation of our first ever Norton Roadshow back in April 2016. This Roadshow however, was part of PLC Live. A training event […]

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Plan ahead – key dates for Q3 and Q4’2016

Looking for a way to help you plan your activity this year? Kit Bannerman, Account Support Executive helps out.. In marketing and particularly retail it is vital that you keep on top of the events in throughout the year. It is so important to plan ahead all field marketing, experiential or event PR stunts activities […]

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Get a free ride with Uber worth £15!

GottaBe! have teamed up with Uber to create a special offer for you! From today, you can claim your first ride (up to £15) for free when you use the code DIGIVAN. This code can be used whenever you want; travelling to and from campaign or just when you need a quick way home! All you […]

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How to engage your customers: the A to Zebra way.

If you’ve been to our hometown of Southampton recently, then you certainly would’ve noticed that a herd of Zebras have taken their stripes all over the city. It’s certainly causing a stir around here and we’re a huge fan of it, but what is it about? Why are there dozens of technicolour zebras all over […]

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Struggling to find a Mew? Don’t worry – if you play your cards right you can lure new business to your doorstep

Pokémon Go – it seems to be all that we are hearing about now! And it’s not only Pokémon that are being caught due to this phenomenon, it’s a revolutionary way to reach out to your customers. Firstly, let’s think about what Pokémon GO is and why it has become so incredibly successful. If you […]

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When Is The Best Time To Target Students?

Throughout the year, many companies target students with marketing campaigns, tapping into a lucrative market that can be individually targeted around key dates in the student calendar. This is because times of celebration, receiving money and welcome events, are significant to student life. Therefore, below is a list of key dates and periods that we […]

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How Is Virtual Reality Changing Marketing?

The way we look at our reality is constantly changing and I am not talking about our ever-evolving landscapes, feelings and emotions that link us together in the here and now. No, I am actually talking about how our reality is becoming ‘virtual’ using marketing. Virtual Reality, or VR for short, is the new “it” […]

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Kicking Discrimination Out Of Schools With EduKicks

Against the backdrop of Euro 2016, our latest client EduKicks, has chosen the perfect time to launch their new App, teaching children about anti-discrimination using football. To be released on 4th July on both IOS and Android platforms, Edukicks is FREE to download and integrates fun football drills with transformative education on core PSHE issues, […]

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Don’t Be A Dumper – One Housing

The next time you’re outside I’d like you to do one thing, I’d like you to look at the earth around you and count all the unsightly details left strewn across your path. My bet is that you will see crisp packets, sweet wrappers and cigarette butts to name but a few. Together they litter […]

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Rewarding Hardwork With Lebara

With lovely soft fluffy bases and butter cream toppings covered in a sugary delight, there are few foods that sing “I am delicious’ like a cupcake. They sing even more heavenly when offered to you by one of our Brand Ambassadors in the street, on behalf of Lebara, for their new 30 day – Hardworking […]

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GottaBe! Welcomes A New Addition To The Team – The Digi-Van!

Digi-Vans are like the Batmobiles of direct marketing, a mobile billboard that can be driven directly to your intended target audience, fighting past the impracticalities of fixed billboards, to be your advertising hero! Unlike fixed advertisements found on billboards or on bus stops, Digi-Vans offer a unique experience, as they can pretty much go wherever […]

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Making Winner’s

Millions of people dream of winning big on the lottery, whether its the National Lotto or the Euromillions, they generally risk little, but can potentially win huge every week! There are many variations of the lottery for the public to play and the residents of Southampton now have a brand new way of winning big, […]

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28 Black – Energised Sampling

After recently opening up a GottaBe! branch in Ireland, GottaBe! Ireland has been busy working a campaign in Dublin, for energy drinks maker – 28 Black. Full of flavour and energy, 28 Black is available in three varieties, Açaí, Açaí Zero and Classic and pride themselves on being an energy drink that has no taurine, […]

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Erasmatazz

At GottaBe! HQ we love giving opportunities to students to help them learn and develop in the world of marketing. Over the past couple of years we have welcomed University students on 3-month placement programmes, offered work experience to students over varying periods and enjoyed the presence of an apprentice. Now the GottaBe! team – […]

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We’re recruiting… applications for Students Placements now open!

Students, are you ready!? For a number of years, GottaBe! has been proud to offer summer work experience placements and internships at our HQ in Southampton! We are on hunt once again for new faces to join our award winning family this summer. If you’re passionate about marketing and business and would like to gain valuable […]

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Whether you work for a business or are a student, when it comes to internships, work experience or placements, why should you bother?!

Key to a business hiring a student or graduate is their experience. It is one of the main things a potential employer will look at on any CV and also leads to one of the main questions I always hear – How do you expect me to gain work experience when I have been a […]

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GottaBe! Wins Our 3rd Award!

GottaBe! is pleased to announce that we have won our third award as a marketing agency, by winning the Exceptional Achievements Award from Unity 101. . Nominated by Southampton Solent University, GottaBe! has been awarded for contributions to the City of Southampton, for positive contributions to the economy, including supporting students by providing them with valuable […]

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How to maximise the footfall at my store, event…

I am sure there have been moments when you thought, I wish there were more people entering my store, attending our event, or visiting our stand at an exhibition? Whilst you may think these are moments, they are in fact questions my team and I constantly receive and provide answers for on a daily basis. […]

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Christmas Opening Hours

It’s amazing how fast a year flies by; it feels like it was only yesterday when we last updated you with our opening hours for the festive period.   Whilst we are sure the office is still bustling with work as you see out 2015, you will not be judged for allowing your mind to […]

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Value Of Black Friday In The UK

This time last year, I wrote a blog about the Traditions of Black Friday, looking into the UK’s newfound fascination around what is arguably the World’s single largest discount day. A year on, is our fascination still the same or have things changed?   Originating in the United States around the 1960s, Black Friday is […]

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Expansion Comes In Many Forms!

Joint filler and expansion have plenty in common, especially when it comes to describing our latest client – Megaron. Whilst joint filler expands in holes that need filling, Megaron have been expanding their services across Europe and are now stocking in the UK.   Megaron is a Polish company that produces a range of products […]

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How To Supervise Brand Ambassadors In The Field

It doesn’t matter how big or how small a team of Brand Ambassadors are in the field – supervising them should be easy!   Clever supervision starts before the campaign even begins, right at the selection process. Making sure we have the best people on our books ensures we have the strongest teams out in […]

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Product Sampling With Rekorderlig

Event organisation is hard enough at the best of times. There are so many considerations that need fulfilling before the event is even announced that even through a minefield of preparation, one simple outburst from the heavens can ruin everything!   The weather is a factor we cannot control, especially when organising an event so […]

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Nothing Feels Better Than Helping Charity!

Adhering to a set of rules is the perfect way for a business to maintain its principles and to self-guide along a particular path. This is why GottaBe! has ‘The GottaBe! Bible’, a handbook for every staff member where anything GottaBe! can be found.   One of the key beliefs in The GottaBe! Bible is […]

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How To Effectively Activate Mass Crowds At Festivals

The UK festival season is once more gearing up to provide music lovers and enthusiasts with another year of fantastic tunes, summer vibes, food, and drink. Rain or shine, millions of people descend on stages across the country, happy to dust off their wellies for what can often be muddy carnage!   There are so […]

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The Power Of Field Marketing – Infographic

You may or may not have already seen, but we have been posting a number infographics about Field Marketing on our Facebook page and now for the first time, you can see them in full! Broken down into sections, the infographics have served one purpose and that is to inform you and our clients about […]

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A Big Welcome To Our Newest Interns

New year, new resolutions and GottaBe! is pleased to announce that two new members are joining our team, on work placement from Southampton’s Solent University.   Through our continued relationship with Solent University, Tom Beck and Shanice Maskery, will be working in our office, taking on projects and learning and developing their skills, to help […]

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The Spectacle of Christmas Marketing

With Christmas fast approaching, the seasonal deluge of marketing campaigns from the world’s biggest brands begins to excite every one of our five senses. As early as late October we are already made aware that Christmas is coming, as adverts begin to inch their way on to our screens and into the pages of magazines […]

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24 Days of GottaBe!

Following the popularity of last year’s Advent Marketing Tips, help GottaBe! count down the days to Christmas with our Christmas advent calendar and enjoy 24 days of virtual chocolate through the wonderful world of social media. To speed up the hours and distract your minds from the turkey and presents, we will be posting a […]

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How Black Friday is taking the UK by storm?

Traditionally, Black Friday marks a key date in the American calendar where consumers go crazy in what is seen as the unofficial countdown to Christmas. It marks the first Friday after Thanks Giving and has become the busiest retail day of the year in the United States, with huge discounts given to shoppers for one […]

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‘Try before you buy’ – why brands should use product demonstration?

‘Try before you buy’, is a phrase once made famous by popular daytime TV show To Buy or Not to Buy, where prospected home buyers were given the opportunity to try out a property before buying. Whilst this is very uncommon in the property world, ‘try before you buy’ is ever present in the consumer […]

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Why ethnic marketing should be part of your 2015 plan?

Britain’s multicultural population is booming and has an ethnic population of over 8 million accounting for around 13% of the total population. Each year the ethnic population is steadily growing by on average 2.5%. The UKs multicultural population has a disposable income of over £300 billion, and it isn’t surprising to see that multicultural Britain […]

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The value of Halloween

So with UK shoppers spending more than £300 million throughout the Halloween period in 2013 (AOL, 2013) this year is going to be bigger and better than the last; that’s a guarantee, but still far from our friends across the pond in the US where they were reported to have spent over $6.9bn on costumes alone […]

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Why experiential marketing?

Experiential marketing is a perfect way of providing a tangible experience for the consumer. Whether it be through online platforms such as, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram or even better, in person. Social media is a great way to connect with your target but nothing beats a hands on experience. An experiential experience allows consumers to […]

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Top tips for hiring a field and experiential marketing agency

Hiring a field and experiential marketing agency can be a difficult decision, choosing the right one might be even harder. Hopefully, with our top tips, you will find it a little bit easier!  Top tips for hiring a field and experiential marketing agency Don’t be a keen bean – It is crucial to be 100% […]

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Stores merchandised for Ahmad Tea

Ahmad Tea – the world’s premium tea brand – has appointed GottaBe! to merchandise hundreds of stores nationwide, including those within M25 corridor.  Our Brand Ambassadors has to merchandise the stores with hanging boards, open/close signs, shelf talkers and leaflets with information about the products on offer. The aim of the activity was to raise brand […]

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GottaBe! to support 50 years of Southampton

GottaBe! have recently been given the opportunity to run a photography competition event for the 50 Years of Southampton celebration. The agency is involved in all aspects of the event from the planning, implementing and reporting and the team are buzzing in the office to support the city in such an important event. – As […]

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ALS Ice Bucket Challenge at the GottaBe! HQ

It’s the recent trend we are all seeing through social media. Practically everybody is pouring ice-cold water over them-selves and donating money to charity. Ice is selling out when temperatures are dropping, the supermarket buyers must be thinking what’s going on? Managing Director of GottaBe!, Tomasz Dyl has not been shy of completing his challenge. […]

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Volunteering at Boaz Project

Volunteering requires one to put forward their time and life skills, freely, which often stems from the desire to help a certain cause. People volunteer for varied reasons, however there are probably a few reasons that are very consistent. It could be said that a lot of people volunteer to give something back to the […]

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Newsletter delivered to 60,000 homes

The GottaBe! team having been working closely with Field Palmer estate agents for a number of years; supporting them with a successful door to-door leafleting campaign. Throughout the months of July and August, the GottaBe! Brand Ambassadors will be delivering 60,000 leaflets to homes and apartments in and around the Southampton postcodes. Field Palmer continues […]

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GottaBe! supporting Apprenticeship Scheme by welcoming, 16 year old to the team

Thousands of students have completed their GCSE exams and are preparing for the future. Although most school leavers are relaxing for summer and are opting to continue their studies at Sixth Form College come September; for some, college can be seen as a daunting and unappealing option. Therefore some students seek alternatives like an apprenticeship […]

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What is the difference between Brand Ambassador and Promoter?

All over the world, marketing brands are naming their promotional staff differently. Agencies are using ‘Brand Ambassador’, ‘Reps’ and ‘Brand Advocate’, to name just a few, as an alternative to the more generic ‘Promo Staff’. Why is this? What benefits does this bring? Does it make any difference to the work they do? The generic ‘Promo Staff’ […]

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Travelling this summer?

GottaBe! has been selected by Lebara Mobile, an award winning low cost international pay-as-you-go-SIM cards provider, to support them with a product sampling and field marketing activity on board of DFDS Seaways vessels on Dover-Dunkirk and Dover-Calais routes this summer. Over the next few weeks, Brand Ambassadors will be working on board of 5 vessels […]

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Student talent at GottaBe!

The summer is here, university students are finished with their exams, therefore there is plenty of talent about and we are taking advantage of it! As featured in previous news updates, we have recruited seven university students to complete a summer placement programme with the HQ team in Southampton! The successful students have been selected by […]

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More clients choose GottaBe!

The team at GottaBe! has been working very hard over the past few weeks and we are pleased to announce number of new clients. Our new clients range from baby products, communications, recruitment consultants, FMCG to transport. We are a growing agency showcasing our services to a number of world recognised brands and will continue […]

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Buzzing for Charity

The GottaBe! got buzzing for charity! On Sunday the 23rd March, the team got all dressed up to take part in the Sport Relief 2014 charity fun run. The Managing Director Tomasz Dyl after persuasion from the Mayoress of Southampton; Marie White encouraged the team to dress as bee’s along with hundreds of other participants. The […]

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Summer placement opportunity

For number of years now, GottaBe! has been proud to offer summer work experience placements and internships at our HQ in Southampton! We are on hunt for new faces to join our award winning family (aka team) this summer. If you are passionate about marketing and business and would like to gain experience in planning […]

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Operating hours throughout the Holidays

With only couple more sleeps till Christmas, we would like to update you on the opening hours of our office throughout the festive period. Throughout the Holiday Seasons, the office will be open on: 23rd December 2013                        09:00 – 17:30 24th December 2013                        09:00 – 14:00 25th December 2013                        CLOSED 26th December 2013 […]

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Calling all students – join our award winning team!

Calling all students – would you like to get hands on experience by working with some of the world’s biggest brands!? Soon, you will have the opportunity at GottaBe!, an award winning field and experiential marketing agency, thanks to a joint project with Southampton Solent University whereby students will be able to join our team […]

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24 days of marketing tips

Traditionally, Advent Calendars were given to children to help them counting days to Christmas, this year GottaBe! is giving you their own advent calendar with a twist! Go on, lets make it more entertaining. – Instead of giving our clients, suppliers and future partners and clients a chocolate every morning, we’re offering them a priceless […]

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Tomasz Dyl awarded Visiting Fellowship by Solent University

Tomasz Dyl, Managing Director of GottaBe! has been awarded Visiting Fellowship by Southampton Solent University’s Faculty of Business, Sport and Enterprise. Southampton Solent University awards the title of Visiting Fellowship to distinguish partners from professional organisations who are closely associated with the University, through collaboration in teaching, research, consultancy or advice. The title has been […]

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Engage with ethnic minorities

Earlier this week, GottaBe! has launched a dedicated website for GottaBe! Ethnic, an integrated communications agency, providing marketing solutions for targeting multicultural audiences. Check it out at www.gottabeethnic.co.uk From consultancy, strategic planning, copywriting, PR, experiential through to translations, design and print. What is also important, the team at GottaBe! Ethnic does it all. In-house too, so […]

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Call the World from 1p a minute

Lyca Mobile, a leading PAYG international SIM card provider with over 30 million customers and a new one joining every 2 seconds have been working with  GottaBe! to successfully promote their new offer – 1p per minute for calls to landlines and mobile phones in many destinations, including China, India, Lithuania and Poland.  The field […]

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Field Palmer goes door-to-door with GottaBe!

A leading estate agent in lettings, sales and property management, Field Palmer, has chosen GottaBe! as their marketing partner for door-to-door leafleting campaign.  Over the last few weeks, a team of Brand Ambassadors have delivered more then 50,000 leaflets across Hampshire, all of them on a single base drop. Related posts: Tomasz Dyl awarded Visiting […]

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Tomasz Dyl wins Young Entrepreneur of the Year

Last night, (Friday, 12th July) the South Coast Business Awards 2013 were handed out and we’re proud to announce that Tomasz Dyl, Managing Director of GottaBe! is the winner of Southampton City Council Award for Southampton’s Young Entrepreneur of the Year. This goes to show that hard work pays off – Tomasz has started the South’s […]

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COGS Awards: Shortlisted in STAFFING Category

We’re delighted to announce that hard work of our team, Brand Ambassadors and Events Managers has been recognised and we have been shortlisted in the STAFFING Category at this year’s COGS Awards, run by the Institute of Promotional Marketing (IPM). – Being shortlisted in the Staffing Category is a big achievement itself. Its our clients, who have […]

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Experiential Marketing Whitepaper

Thanks for checking me out! If you are looking for the Experiential Marketing Whitepaper then let me tell you the secret – its almost here. Well, the paint is just drying off – give us couple of days and it will be available to download it. Can’t wait!? Feel free to contact us and we […]

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10 tips on Experiential Marketing

When planning an experiential marketing campaign / gig, its important to consider many things. To make your life easier, the creative team at GottaBe! has prepared  a list of 10 tips – most important bits for you to remember when planning next campaign. Should you need any help with one or more of those aspects, […]

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New, cool, job market just been launched!

Hey Brand Ambassadors and Event Managers, we have just migrated on to our new staffing database at www.gottabe.watuapp.com. This database is where GottaBe!’s Booking & Talent Team will be publishing all of our job opportunities, giving you the freedom to apply to more work. Before you can apply for any jobs, you must register with us. Do […]

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On the go? Check out our mobile friendly website

GottaBe! has now launched its brand new website in a mobile format. If your always on the move or are working away from your office, then visit us on your mobile! We now live in a society that uses the internet more than ever before and this has spread through to our mobile and tablet […]

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Tomasz shortlisted for Young Entrepreneur of the Year

Earlier this week, Tomasz Dyl, Managing Director of GottaBe! has been shortlisted for Southampton City Council Award for Southampton Young Entrepreneur of the Year (YEOFT) as part of the South Coast Business Awards 2013.  The award is given to an individual, aged 30 or younger, whom the judges consider can best demonstrate exceptional vision and leadership […]

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Our client shortlisted for an award

The management of GottaBe! would like to congratulate Magazyn PL for being shortlisted for the Student and Graduate Start-Up Business of the Year award. Since the launch of Magazyn PL in December 2012, GottaBe! has been providing promotional staff to sample their weekly magazine during key events in Southampton, Bournemouth, Reading & Basingstoke. Magazyn PL […]

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GottaBe! sponsors MarketingWeek Engage 2013 Awards

GottaBe! is proud to be one of the category sponsors of MarketingWeek Engage 2013 Awards. – We are pleased to sponsor this year’s In-Store and Shoppers Marketing Award – said Tomasz Dyl, Managing Director of GottaBe! The Awards ceremony will take place on Tuesday, 21st May 2013 at Grosvenor House Hotel in Park Lane in […]

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Solent University’s You Can Do It Too campaign

Throughout April and March GottaBe! has been supplying promotional staff to Southampton Solent University to support them with a field marketing activity to promote their Graduate Development Scheme and You Can Do It To programmes. Brand Ambassadors were engaging and sampling graduate development scheme booklets as well as capturing data and driving traffic to Graduate […]

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